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Roddick convincingly against Kunitsin 

Roddick convincingly against Kunitsin


The best American player Andy Roddick won 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-3 to Russian Igor Kunitsin game of the second round of the Australian Open.

Kunitsin showing good game in the first set and was very close to winning it, even had two set singing in the tiebreaker. Serious attempt, however, Roddick helped save them and two into the first part, then relatively easy to win the game for two hours and 4 minutes. The American showed extremely strong serve, winning 85 percent of points on first serve and 74 of these a second. Moreover Roddick record and 17 aces.

"I think he played well. We believe in your plan and do it well. Take great risks, but his reward in the first set. Definitely not comfortable in the beginning," said former world No 1 after the game. He reached the third round in Australia for the ninth consecutive year. "I feel that hit the ball well. Served very well. I control matches with his serve, which is quite positive," said Roddick.

In the next round he will face Dutchman Robin Haase, who removed Juan Monaco in four sets. Seeded sixth in the main draw Tomas Berdych was hampered by German Philipp Kolshrayber, but eventually won the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in three hours and three minutes.

In the third round Berdych will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who won in three sets to compatriot Adrian Manarino. Placed ninth-seeded Fernando Verdasco made a complete turnaround against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic. Verdasco trailing by two sets, but managed to fight for the final 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-0, in a match lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes. In the nextround he will play with Japanese Kei Nishikori. In the men's circuit has reached beat Ivan Ljubicic, Nicolas Almagro and Tommy Robredo.

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