Tennis: Roddick wins 1st-round match at Australian Open

AP, Tuesday 17 Jan 2012

Andy Roddick defeated Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to move into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday

Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick of the U.S. celebrates defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne (Photo: Reuters)

Roddick looked sharp throughout the contest, hitting 35 winners and breaking the Dutchman six times.

The 15th-seeded American broke Haase to go up 3-0 in the final set with a running passing shot down the line that left his opponent hitting his head with his racket. He broke Haase again to close out the match.

Roddick is attempting to regain his top playing form after slipping out of the top 10.

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