Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Roddick crashes out at Queen's

Roddick crashes out at Queen's

Andy Roddick was beaten 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 by Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the second round of the 2012 AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

Roddick is having a bad time on the tennis court and so far this year this loss on his favourite surface is a new low for the American.

He has lost 11 of the 18 matches he played this season and it looks like he can not find his way to victory.

Roddick has struggled with ankle and hamstring injuries this year and hinted recently that this year's Wimbledon could be his last appearance at the All England Club.

After losing the first set, Roddick hit back to get the only break of a hard-fought second set.

But he couldn't convert a match point at 5-4 in the final set and Roger-Vasselin made him pay as he broke for a 6-5 lead before serving out a shock win.

“I thought I had a look there in the third set, and honestly I felt like I was going to take that thing once I turned it. Didn't work out that way,” Roddick said. “The guy played great. I didn't hit the ball too badly. I've certainly played a lot worse this year so far.”

Roddick, who has not won a match since the Sony Open Tennis in Miami in March, said that under different circumstances he may have pulled out a win. “Both ways are contagious. You win, you can hit the ball terribly and somehow you get through. It works against you until you find your groove. Certainly I'm looking right now.”

In other results, Lu Yen-Hsun upset Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (9/7).

Lu lost the first set, but then he matched Karlovic blow for blow to take the second set on a tie-break.

The final set went to a tie-break as well and Lu took it to clinch a third round meeting with Janko Tipsaveric or Ryan Sweeting.

Simone Bolelli beat Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2).

Marin Cilic crushed Matthew Ebden 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour.

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