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US OPEN: ANGRY RODDICK CRASHES OUT

By NBF News

Andy Roddick
Ninth seed Andy Roddick saw his hopes of claiming a second US Open title end early with defeat by Janko Tipsarevic in the night session in New York.

The American simply could not contain Tipsarevic's brilliant shot-making as the Serb won 3-6 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7-4).

And Roddick lost his cool with a line judge in the third set as the second-round match began to slip away. Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych was another to suffer a surprise defeat as he lost to France's Michael Llodra.

The seventh seed, who had been a possible quarter-final opponent for Andy Murray, lost 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4 and admitted, 'I don't know whether I played well or not, I don't see what I could have done differently.

The on-court temperature topped 100 degrees during Berdych's defeat by Llodra, the world number 35, but the Czech refused to blame his exit on the heat.

'That had no affect on me at all,' he added. 'I felt good in the morning and good in the warm-up. Of course, it was hot but that wasn't a problem.'

Tipsarevic took control of the night match after dropping the first set and Roddick later admitted that his outburst after being called for a foot-fault had been over the top.