Roddick wins opening match at Australian Open

Andy Roddick has beaten Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands in his first-round match at the Australian Open, winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 11:31 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:56 AM

The match at Hisense Arena, the tournament’s second covered court, was suspended at 2-2 in second set so that organizers could close the roof, which had been opened despite rain in the area.

The former No. 1-ranked Roddick, who lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals here last year, warmed up for the season’s first major by winning the Brisbane International on Jan. 10.

The 27-year-old American will next play the winner of a first-round match between Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia and Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

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