Tennis

Roddick advances in Brisbane

Andy Roddick fired 15 aces in a 6-4, 6-1 win over Ukranian Alexandr Dolgopolov to advance to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday.

Roddick controlled the second round match with his powerful serve, putting 71 percent of his first serves in play and winning 87 per cent of first serve points.

His barrage of aces helped victims of devastating flooding in Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states after he pledged to donate $100 for every ace he serves at the Brisbane tournament. Australia’s Sam Stosur, the No. 1 women’s seed, made the same pledge but was eliminated in the tournament’s second round.

“A lot of the credit should go to Sam Stosur, it was her initiative, she came up with the idea and I was happy to follow her lead,” Roddick said.

Roddick, the No. 2 seed, dropped his serve early in the first set on the Pat Rafter Arena, then served with confidence to sweep aside Dolgopolov in 57 minutes.

After breaking back at 3-4 down, the world No. 8 won 10 of the next 11 games to book a possible quarterfinal clash with No. 5 seed Marcos Baghdatis.

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