WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Andy Roddick battled to a straight-set victory over James Blake on Monday night at the Winston-Salem Open.
Roddick, the tournament’s fifth seed and ranked 21st, overcame a shaky start to beat Blake 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6) in the final hard-court tournament before the U.S. Open.
In other second-round matches, Belgium’s David Goffin upset 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. The evening match between seventh-seeded Sam Querrey and Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo was suspended by rain, with Querrey having won the first set 6-3.
In first-round matches, Lukasz Kubot of Poland defeated Spain’s Tommy Robredo 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Michael McClure downed Columbia’s Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-4; Germany’s Benjamin Becker beat Japan’s Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine downed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.
Also, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 7-5; Robin Haase of The Netherlands defeated Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-3; Donald Young downed Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Slovakia’s Martin Klizan beat France’s Benoit Paire; Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu downed Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); and Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci advanced when Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis withdrew in the second set because of an injury.