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Cippola upsets Roddick

Cippola upsets Roddick

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by Voo De Mar

Photo: Sad and angry Andy Roddick leaves the court, beaten by Flavio Cippola (Daylife) Three best American players (Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick and Sam Querrey) suffered an early exit from the Mutua Madrid Open. Roddick lost his third consecutive match, all of them in 'Masters 1000' events.

His conqueror, qualifier from Italy Flavio Cippola, produced the biggest win of his life overcoming Roddick in 3 hours 2 minutes despite wasting a match point in the second set tie-break. It's Roddick's first defeat in these circumstances since 2001 (a match in which won a set being one point away from defeat).

John Isner gained revenge on Fish for two tight defeats. This time Isner had more luck and prevailed in typical style, in the third set tie-break, passing fellow American on his first match point. “It’s great to get it done, no doubt.

Mardy is playing really well, and I thought he played well today, and I had to play extremely well myself,” said Isner, improving to 19-9 in matches decided by a final set tie-break (on the main level). Former champion of the tournament in Madrid (eight years ago, albeit indoors), Juan Carlos Ferrero was one game away from beating Thiemo de Bakker, but the Dutchman scored another win over the former No.

1 (he beat Ferrero last year in Barcelona). Albert Montanes led 4:0 in the deciding set tie-break against Sergiy Stakhovsky, but was able to win only one point to the end of the match. First round results Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) d.

(q)Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Potito Starace (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-4 (q)Flavio Cipolla (ITA) d. (12)Andy Roddick (USA) 6-4 6-7(7) 6-3 Michael Llodra (FRA) d. Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2 6-3 (q)Daniel Gimeno Traver (ESP) d.

Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3-6 6-4 6-3 Xavier Malisse (BEL) d. (q)Victor Hanescu (ROU) 3-6 6-4 7-5 (q)Pere Riba (ESP) d. (WC)Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-2 6-4 (9)Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-3 7-6(6) (q)Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d.

Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 4-6 6-4 6-4 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Albert Montanes (ESP) 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(5) John Isner (USA) d. (11)Mardy Fish (USA) 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(3) (q)Thiemo De Bakker (NED) d.

(WC)Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 2-6 7-5 6-4 Matches played on Sunday Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-1 7-5 Juan Monaco (ARG) d. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 2-6 6-2 6-2 Jo Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d.

(10)Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-1 6-3 Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP) d. (14)Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 6-4 5-7 6-4 .

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