Andy Roddick upset Roger Federer in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, the American’s third victory in 24 career meetings against the former No. 1 tennis player in the world.
Roddick beat Federer 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-4 for his first official win against the Swiss player since the quarterfinals of the 2008 tournament in Miami. Roddick also beat Federer in an exhibition match at New York’s Madison Square Garden three weeks ago.
A two-time champion in Miami, Roddick’s victory last night ended Federer’s 16-match winning streak.
The third-ranked Federer had taken his 19th Masters tennis title last week in Indian Wells, California, and before last night had been 40-2 since the 2011 U.S. Open. He’d won his previous 77 matches against players ranked outside the top 20. Roddick, also a former world No. 1, is 34th in the ATP rankings.
Roddick advanced to face Juan Monaco of Argentina.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and eighth-seeded Mardy Fish of the U.S. also won third-round matches yesterday.
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