Berdych moves on in DC

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WASHINGTON -- Top seed Tomas Berdych advanced in three sets while second-seeded Andy Roddick was sent packing in third-round action at the $1.402 million Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a hardcourt U.S. Open Series event.

The Czech Berdych, last month's Wimbledon runner-up to Rafael Nadal, got by Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 5-7, 7-5. Meanwhile, Roddick was dismissed in straight sets by 13th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-3.

The American titled here in 2001, 2005 and 2007 and was last year's D.C. runner-up to Argentine Juan Martin del Potro prior to Thursday's early exit.

Another pair of high seeds saw their respective journeys continue with Spain's No. 3 seed Fernando Verdasco taking care of American Ryan Sweeting 6-4, 7-5 and fourth-seeded Croat Marin Cilic downing the 15th seed, Mardy Fish, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

The American Fish had won his last two events and was riding an 11-match winning streak.

Another American fell Thursday as well with fifth-seeded John Isner succumbing in a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) win by Belgian Xavier Malisse. Rounding out the seeded matches was a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 win from Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis, the eighth seed, against Illya Marchenko of the Ukraine.

Also in action on a rainy evening at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center was Argentina's David Nalbandian, a tidy 6-1, 6-0 winner over Marco Chiudinelli and Serb Janko Tipsarevic, who took out Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-4.

The 2010 Legg Mason champion will pocket $261,500.


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