Roddick into Wimbledon's third round

June 27, 2007 at 4:42 PM
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WIMBLEDON, England, June 27 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Andy Roddick was a straight-set winner Wednesday in second-round play at Wimbledon, the England stop in tennis' Grand Slam.

Roddick's match was slightly delayed by rain but he got it in -- unlike several other seeded players. World No. 1 Roger Federer was among those not as fortunate. He was leading Juan Martin del Potro, 6-2, 7-5, 2-0, when the match was suspended until Thursday.

Roddick, a two-time Wimbledon finalist, used his big serve to pile up 15 aces in a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), win over Danai Udomchoke.

Also Wednesday, No. 5-seeded Fernando Gonzalez advanced to the third round with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), win over Alejandro Falla; and 12th seeded Richard Gasquet posted an impressive 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, victory over Nicolas Mahut.

Janko Tipsarevic took a five-set decision from Florent Serra, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 6-2; and Fernando Verdasco took out Andreas Seppi, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Several other seeded players besides Federer saw their matches postponed Wednesday. They included ninth-seeded James Blake, No. 13 Tommy Haas and 15th-seeded Ivan Ljubicic.

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