Roddick, Djokovic, Del Potro reach third round at U.S. Open
September 1, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
American Andy Roddick still has some gas left in the tank, posting a second-round victory Friday at the U.S. Open.
Roddick, who announced on Thursday that he will retire following the season's final major tournament, cruised past Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 under the bright lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The 30-year-old Roddick captured his lone Grand Slam title at the 2003 U.S. Open and was the 2006 runner-up in New York.
"I don't know. I had no idea what was going to happen out there honestly, even before the match," Roddick said. "You know, I've played a lot of matches. That was a different kind of nerves than I've had before. That was surprising for me."
A three-time Wimbledon finalist (2004-05, '09), Roddick will face Italian Fabio Fognini in the third round. Fognini handled Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday.
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic and former titlist Juan Martin del Potro were also among Friday's second-round winners.
The second-seeded former world No. 1 Djokovic drubbed Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in 1 hour, 39 minutes at Ashe Stadium, where the temperature was above 90 degrees on Day 5.