Roddick wins opening match at Olympics over Klizan | Inquirer Sports

Roddick wins opening match at Olympics over Klizan

/ 09:09 PM July 30, 2012

Andy Roddick AP PHOTO

WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Roddick quickly took to Olympic grass Monday, winning his first-round match at Wimbledon over Martin Klizan of Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4.

Roddick converted only two of 13 break-point chances but dominated with his serve, as often happens at Wimbledon, where he’s a two-time runner-up.


The Olympic match, delayed one day by rain, was Roddick’s first in eight years. He lost in the third round at the 2004 Games and skipped Beijing in 2008.

As a price of being unseeded, he’ll face a daunting challenge in the second round: Novak Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion.


Roddick never faced a break point against Klizan and converted the first break point of the match on the final point of the opening set to take the lead for good.

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