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Andreev knocks out Roddick



INDIAN WELLS: Third-ranked Andy Roddick was upset by Igor Andreev of Russia 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1 at the Pacific Life Open on Wednesday, failing to reach at least the quarterfinals for the first time.

The top two seeds, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, had no such problems against Frenchmen. Paes-Damm lose

Leander Paes and Martin Damm of the Czech Republic went down to the Russian pair of Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the second round of the men's doubles event.

In the women's doubles quarterfinals, Sania Mirza and her Japanese partner Ai Sugiyama lost to the Eleni Daniilidou (Greece) and Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) 6-2, 6-3.

Sania and Sugiyama had actually won their second round match against Cara Black (Zimbabwe) and Rennae Stubbs of Australia 6-7(8), 6-2, 7-6(8).

The results: Singles: Men (fourth round): Marcos Baghdatis bt Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-1; Igor Andreev bt Andy Roddick 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1; Paradorn Srichaphan bt David Nalbandian 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2; Roger Federer bt Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4; Ivan Ljubicic bt Mario Ancic 6-3, 6-4; Rafael Nadal bt Sebastien Grosjean 6-4, 6-2; Jarkko Nieminen bt Marat Safin 6-4, 6-3; James Blake bt Tommy Haas 6-3, 3-0, Haas retd.

Women (quarterfinals): Martina Hingis bt Dinara Safina 6-3, 6-4; Maria Sharapova bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles: Men (second round): Igor Andreev-Nikolay Davydenko bt Martin Damm-Leander Paes 1-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Women (quarterfinals): Eleni Daniilidou-Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Sania Mirza-Ai Sugiyama 6-2, 6-3. Agencies