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Andy Roddick bags second Miami Masters

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-04-05

Andy Roddick clinched the Miami ATP Masters 1000 on Sunday, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-4 in the finals. This was the American's 29th career victory, and second win at Miami.

REUTERS - American Andy Roddick defeated the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-4 to win the Sony Ericsson Open on Sunday after an enthralling final.

The victory was the 29th in Roddick's career and his second at Key Biscayne following his win in 2004 and it came after two fiercely contested sets.

There was nothing to choose between the pair in a high quality first set, with Berdych producing some delightful lobs and Roddick unleashing his powerful serve.

But Roddick, who went to high school in South Florida, broke in the 11th game and then served out the set in style, finishing with a magnificent ace.

The 27-year-old American then grabbed the momentum when he broke Berdych's first serve of the second set with some blistering forehand strokes.

Once ahead Roddick never looked like giving up his advantage but he faced tenacious opposition from Berdych who had beaten world number one Roger Federer on his way to the final.

"It's great, I thought I played a pretty smart tournament," said Roddick. "There wasn't much difference (between us), I thought Tommy had a great tournament, he is a complete player and I was happy to see him play well this week."

 

Date created : 2010-04-04

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