Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Roddick into Eastbourne quarterfinals

Roddick into Eastbourne quarterfinals

Andy Roddick reached the quarter-finals in Eastbourne after defeating Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 7-6.

Chardy saved four match points in the 12th game of the second set and two more in the tiebreaker, before Roddick sealed the win.

"It was good, I served well and returned pretty well. He served great on big points, but I stuck through there," said Roddick.

"I'm comfortable on this surface. I started playing really well in practice when I got here.

"If you ask me the reason, I'd give you a blank stare, because I have no idea how this game works and why it works, why all of a sudden I came out and I played three really good sets so far."

Marcel Granollers lost 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 to Denis Istomin and Bernard Tomic, who led 5-2 in the final set, was beaten by Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Andreas Seppi beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6, 6-3 while Steve Darcis defeated Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and Ryan Harrison stopped Lu Yen-Hsun 6-1, 7-6 (7/2).