Roddick becomes the Miami Master

Afp April 06, 2010

MIAMI: Sixth-seed American Andy Roddick won the Miami ATP Masters 1000 title beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4.

His flawless performance, where he did not face a single break point in the entire match, paved way for his victory that only required one break of serve in each set.

In addition to the superb serve that included 13 aces, Roddick used a canny baseline game - varying the pace of his ground-strokes to keep Berdych on the hop.

Roddick, who dropped only two service games in the tournament, surrendered just seven points on his serve in the second set. He gave himself his third match point when he ended an exchange at the net with an overhead shot and Berdych hit a backhand into the net to finish it off.Berdych was clearly impressed by Roddick’s performance.

“I was really looking for one chance, maybe one is enough. But he held pretty well. I didn’t get any chance in the whole match so that’s well-played for him,” said Berdych. Roddick, a former world number one, has added a second Miami title to the one he captured in 2004 and has improved to 26-4 in 2010, the best match record on the men’s tour.

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