Testy Roddick upset at Cincinnati

August 15, 2011 - 11:29 PM
Cincinnati Tennis

Andy Roddick, United States, returns to Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, in a first round match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Roddick lost to Phillipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-1 Monday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open.

The 11th-seeded Roddick already had received a warning from the chair umpire for flinging his racket to the court after losing the second set when he double-faulted in the second game of the third set to fall behind 30-40.

He smacked a ball high into the stands, earning a point penalty which gave the game and a 2-0 lead in the set to Kohlschreiber, who later closed it out with an ace.

Also in Monday's first round, Italy's Fabio Fognini upset 14th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-1.

The 38th-ranked Fognini beat the 16th-ranked Troicki for first time in three matches.

France's Richard Gasquet became the first seeded man to advance without a bye. The 14th-seeded Gasquet needed a second-set tiebreaker to overcome Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 7-6 (4).

"I did a pretty good tiebreak," Gasquet said. "There was a lot of tension, but I knew it was important because, in the third set, you never know what can happen, so I'm happy."

Alex Bogomolov Jr. cruised past Robby Ginepri 6-4, 6-3 in a matchup of Americans.

Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 7-6 (4), Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov beat Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-3, 7-5, Feliciano Lopez fought off fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Argentina's David Nalbandian beat Japan's Kai Nishikori 6-4, 6-4.

American wild-card Ryan Harrison ousted Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-3, and Chela's countryman, Juan Monaco, came from behind to beat Tommy Haas of Germany 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.

Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first seeded woman to advance without a bye. The 14th-seeded Russian beat American qualifier Jill Craybas 6-3, 6-4. Ninth-seeded Andrea Petkovic lost the first set and survived a second-set tiebreaker to pull out a 5-7, 7-6 (5) 6-2 win over Slovakian Jamila Gajdosova, and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win over qualifier Alexa Glatch of the United States.

Petkovic felt as if she almost didn't deserve to win the grueling match that lasted 2 hours, 52 minutes.

"I feel terrible," she said. "I feel awful, really, because (Gajdosova) was playing incredible. She was just hitting winners all over. I don't know how long we played, and I felt like I was in the defense all the time. That's not a good feeling, especially for a player like me who likes to be the dominant one, so I just felt terrible all the time. I don't know how I pulled it out, but I'm thrilled that I did."

Ivanovic needed just 26 minutes to win her first set and exactly one hour to finish her match. The former French Open champion hoped for a quick start, she said.

"It was very important, especially knowing she had a couple of matches under her belt," said the 17th-ranked Ivanovic, forced by a left foot injure to retire while playing eventual champion Kim Clijsters in last year's semifinals. "I had never seen her before, so it was like a new match for me."

Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko defeated Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Israel's Shahar Peer beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 7-6 (4); Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska defeated Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, and Italy's Sara Errani beat U.S. qualifier Sloane Stephens 6-1, 7-5.