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.

FEATURED STORIES

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Andy Roddick, London 2012 Olympics, Olypics, Sports, Tennis

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.