Roddick beats Querrey at Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland — Andy Roddick defeated fellow American Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-6 (6) while Roger Federer cruised into the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday.
The fourth-seeded Roddick had 16 aces and dropped just six first-service points against the 22nd-ranked Querrey, who served 13 aces. Roddick faces Andrey Golubev in the second round.
Federer, the No. 1 seed, eased past Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, requiring a single break in each set to complete a 6-3, 6-4 win in St. Jakobshalle.
Ninety minutes after leaving the court, Federer was seated alongside his parents at the soccer game as his Wimbledon conqueror Tomas Berdych was eliminated. The No. 3 seed slumped to a 6-4, 6-1 loss to 72nd-ranked Tobias Kamke, who made the main draw as lucky loser in qualifying.
Eighth-seeded American John Isner paid for squandering all eight of his break chances, losing 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 to Dutchman Robin Haase.
In other first-round matches, France's Paul-Henri Mathieu won 6-3, 6-3 against Germany's Florian Mayer. Wild card Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic beat Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (5), and Finland's Jarkko Nieminen defeated Germany's Daniel Brands 6-3, 6-2 in a matchup of qualifiers.
At Valencia, Spain, Juan Monaco of Argentina ousted defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second round of the Valencia Open.
The top-seeded Murray began sluggishly and lost his opening service game. He was broken five times total, including twice in the third set.
The 23-year-old Scot had attended his brother Jamie's wedding as best man last week. The brothers are playing in the doubles competition as partners.
Third-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain also lost his second-round match, falling 6-1, 6-3 against Gilles Simon of France.
In other matches, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 6-4 while Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated France's Benoit Paire, 6-2, 6-4. Frenchman Gael Monfils bested Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, 6-3, 6-3.