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Roddick survives testing first round

Written by: Staff
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LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) American Andy Roddick came through a tricky first round test at Wimbledon today 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-2 against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.

The 2004 and 2005 runner-up struggled to impose his power-based game for much of the match against world number 101 Tipsarevic, who reached the quarter-finals at the Nottingham warm-up event last week.

Roddick was 3-0 down in the third set tiebreak before his world record serve helped him recover to take it 8-6.

Tipsarevic's resolve was broken and the Serb subsided in the fourth set, delivering a double-fault on Roddick's first match point. The third seed will face German Florian Mayer in the second round.

REUTERS SHR RAI2316

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