Federer, Roddick advance at Indian Wells

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, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

Indian Wells, CA - Chasing his fourth title at the BNP Paribas Open, No. 2 seed Roger Federer of Switzerland scratched out a second- round win Sunday in the first ATP Masters event of the year.

Coming off a first-round bye, Federer rode a strong first serve to a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Russia's Igor Andreev, moving on to a third-round meeting with Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela.

Federer won three titles in a row at this event from 2004-06. Competition this year includes two former champions: No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal, who won his first match Saturday, and No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic, who was in action Sunday.

Also on Sunday, eighth-seeded Andy Roddick topped James Blake in straight sets in an all-American match. Roddick, who was upset in last year's final by Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, beat Blake 6-3, 7-5 and moved on to face another American, John Isner.

Isner ousted Brazilian Ricardo Mello 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) on the hardcourts at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Other second-round winners in the early matches were American Ryan Harrison, Austrian Jurgen Melzer, Czech Tomas Berdych, Serbian Viktor Troicki, Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Michael Llodra, Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, Croatian Marin Cilic, Latvian Ernests Gulbis and the Argentine Chela.

This year's winner of the 11-day tournament will collect $611,000.


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