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Roddick ends Berdych's run to win Miami Masters title

Roddick ends Berdych's run to win Miami Masters title

Sixth-seeded American Andy Roddick ended the giant-killing run of Czech Tomas Berdych to secure the Miami ATP Masters 1000 title Sunday.
One break of serve in each set was enough for Roddick, who didn't face a break point in the entire match which he won 7-5, 6-4.
"It's a surprising stat, especially on one side," Roddick said. "It was real rough with the sun on first serves you're having to adjust your toss and seeing spots on the first ball.
"I think that's what helped me break in the first set, you know, but I think it was maybe a little bit of an advantage that I played out there in that time slot a couple times."
His victory brought an end to the impressive run of the 16th-seeded Berdych, who had survived a match point to shock world number one Roger Federer in the fourth round.
"He was really good today," Berdych said. "He was really strong, serving well. I was really looking for maybe to get one chance - maybe one is enough.
"But he held pretty well. I didn't get any chance in the whole match during both sets, so that's well-played for him."
Roddick, who beat world number four Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, added a second Miami title to the one he captured in 2004.
In addition to a superb serving performance that included 13 aces, Roddick used a canny baseline game - varying the pace of his groundstrokes to keep Berdych on the hop.


Updated : 2021-04-12 12:45 GMT+08:00