ATP Queens- Roddick battles past Lopez on a busy Queens Tuesday



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ATP Queens- Roddick battles past Lopez on a busy Queens Tuesday

3rd seed Andy Roddick, in his first event since Rome with a shoulder injury, was somehow able to dispatch the big serving, fine volleying Lopez. Lopez was up a break in the third, but Roddick found a way back. Also advancing today was the 12th seed Juan Martin Del Potro, who is trying to find his grass feet.

The tall Tandil has never had awesome results on grass, and wants to change that. He beat Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-2 in the 1st round. 9th seed David Nalbandian also made a return after a few months away from the tour, routining Ilya Marchenko 6-3, 6-4.

15 seed Kevin Anderson beat Ivo Karlovic in a battle of giants, 6-4, 7-6(2). 13 seed and defending champion Sam Querrey had to fight against the feisty veteran Rainer Schuettler before winning 6-3 in the third. The big upset today was British wildcard James Ward beating the 4 seed Stan Wawrinka in straights! That will get the British media buzzing.

Other Tuesday Queens Results: 1st round (Q) Matthew Ebden def. Somdev Devvarman 7-5, 6-3
Radek Stepanek def. Go Soeda 6-1, 6-3
(12) Juan Martin Del Potro def. Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-2
Adrian Mannarino def. Ernest Gulbis 6-3 6-3
(9) David Nalbandian def.

Ilya Marchenko 6-3, 6-4
(15) Kevin Anderson def. Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6(2)
(14) Janko Tipsarevic def. Blaz Kavcic 6-4, 6-4
Michael Russell def. Denis Gremelmayr 6-3, 7-5
Xavier Malisse def. Mattias Bachinger 6-4, 6-4 2nd round (10) Michael Llodra def.

Julien Benneteau 6-4, 7-5
(5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Michael Berrer 6-0, 6-1
(WC) James Ward def. (4) Stan Wawrinka 7-6(3), 6-3
(13) Sam Querrey def. Rainer Schuettler 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-3
(7) Fernando Verdasco def. Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 6-3
(3) Andy Roddick def. Feliciano Lopez 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 6-4