Roddick tops Blake in straight sets
Andy Roddick ground out a straight-set victory over James Blake on Monday night in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open.
Roddick, the tournament's fifth seed, overcame a shaky start to beat Blake 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6) in the final hard-court tournament before the US Open.
In other second-round matches, Belgium's David Goffin upset 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. The evening match between seventh-seeded Sam Querrey and Colombia's Santiago Giraldo was suspended by rain, with Querrey having won the first set 6-3.
In first-round matches, Lukasz Kubot of Poland defeated Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Michael McClure downed Columbia's Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-4; Germany's Benjamin Becker beat Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine downed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.