Out-of-sorts Roddick ousted in first round
Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied from a set and a break down then kept calm as Andy Roddick lost his cool to upset the American in the first round of the Cincinnati hardcourt tennis tournament.sports Updated: Aug 17, 2011 01:21 IST
Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied from a set and a break down then kept calm as Andy Roddick lost his cool to upset the American in the first round of the Cincinnati hardcourt tennis tournament. Kohlschreiber emerged with a 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-1 victory over the 11th-seeded Roddick Monday, who came into the tournament with a number 15 world ranking that could use a boost in time for the seedings for the US Open.
Instead, Roddick never really recovered after he was docked a point that cost him a break of serve that gave Germany's Kohlschreiber a 2-0 lead in the third set.
Roddick had already been warned by the chair umpire for slamming his racquet to the court after dropping the second set.
Meanwhile, India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have been given a bye in the men's doubles first round of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.
Indo-Pak Express Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who are seeded fifth, and have also got a bye.
They play Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco in the second round.
First Published: Aug 16, 2011 14:14 IST