Top-seeded Andy Roddick survived a second-set collapse to win the Brisbane International title, beating defending champion Radek Stepanek.

The American’s 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) victory in Sunday’s final capped his first tournament in nearly three months due to a 2009 season-ending knee injury.

Roddick nearly let the match slip away. He led 4-0 in the second set before Stepanek came back to take a 6-5 lead, with Roddick needing to hold service to force a tiebreaker.

The American dominated early in the tiebreaker, but Stepanek came from 6-1 down to make it close.

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