Roddick advances to Key Biscayne quarterfinals
Andy Roddick walked off a winner even though video replay kept him on the court longer than he wanted.
Roddick was nursing a lead in the third set when video reviews cost him back-to-back points, but he accepted the overrules without complaint and beat qualifier Simon Greul 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open.
"I can't be angry about it, because the right call was made," Roddick said. "I'm sure there are going to be times when it's going to be the situation reversed, and I think you're okay with it as long as you know the correct call is being made."
Seeded fourth, Roddick needed four match points to finish off the dangerous Greul, who came into the tournament with one career victory on the ATP Tour, then beat three consecutive top-60 players.
He hits an unconventional mixture of shots, most of them accompanied by a grunt that might be the loudest in men's tennis.
"It's amusing when you're winning, and annoying when you're losing," Roddick said.
Roddick smiled in the end, and he'll next play No. 11 seed David Ferrer, who beat No. 29 Olivier Rochus 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 7-5. Their match was the longest of the tournament at 3 hours, 18 minutes.
By contrast, No. 1 Roger Federer took 58 minutes to eliminate unseeded Dmitry Tursunov 6-3, 6-3. Federer extended to 20 matches his record winning streak in Masters Series events, and he improved to 25-1 this year.