Roddick loses Cincinnati opener; Haas wins marathon
August 14, 2012 · Print This Article
Cincinnati Masters—Mason, Ohio
Two-time former winner Andy Roddick crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday, losing in straight sets Jeremy Chardy 7-6(3), 6-3.
Suffering with a shoulder injury after the Olympic Games, Roddick lost his serve on two occasions and never managed to break his No. 38 ranked opponent during the one hour and 34 minute match.
Owning a 3-0 head-to-head career lead over Chardy prior to today’s encounter, Roddick will next see action at the Winston-Salem event next week.
Chardy will next face Denis Istomin.
Elsewhere, resurgent Tommy Haas defeated David Nalbandian for the second week in a row, ousting the Argentine 6-7(0), 7-6(4), 6-3 in three hours and 22 minutes.
Haas, who has his ranking up to No. 23 in the world, will next face former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro in second-round action.
Young Aussie Bernard Tomic reached the third-round after dismissing Brian Baker 6-4, 6-3, while Sam Querrey, Kei Nishikori, Marcos Baghdatis, and Alexander Bogomolov Jr. were all first-round winners.
Wednesday’s action in Mason will feature Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.