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Roddick upset by Haas in second round at Indian Wells

sports Updated: Mar 17, 2008 14:40 IST
Andy roddick

Roddick upset by Haas in second round at Indian Wells

California, March 16

Sixth-seeded American Andy Roddick became the first big name to make an early exit from the Pacific Life Open, losing 6-4 6-4 to Germany's Tommy Haas in Sunday's second round.

Former U.S. Open champion Roddick, who won ATP titles earlier this season in San Jose and last week in Dubai, was swept aside in 85 minutes on the Stadium Court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Haas, who had previously beaten the American six times in nine career meetings, broke in the ninth game to take the opening set.

He delivered successive backhand passes down the line to break Roddick again in the seventh game of the second set before serving out in the 10th to wrap up victory.

The 29-year-old Haas will next meet 30th-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco or Victor Hanescu of Romania.