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Roddick wins opening round at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Top seed Andy Roddick, winner of last week's ATP Tour event in San Jose, began his quest for a second straight title with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) opening-round victory over qualifier Gilles Muller.

Roddick moves into the second round against American Mardy Fish, a former high school teammate. Roddick needed three sets to beat Fish in last week's quarterfinals in San Jose.       While Roddick advanced, third seed and two-time defending champion Tommy Haas was upset by countryman Benjamin Becker, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

On the women's side, fourth seed Lindsay Davenport avoided the rash of upsets by moving into the quarterfinals with an efficient 6-1, 6-1 victory over Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.

 

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