Andy Roddick Crashes Out of Wimbledon, Nadal Advances
American fifth seed Andy Roddick became the biggest casualty on a busy Monday at Wimbledon, as he bowed out to unheralded Taiwanese Lu Yen-hsun in a five set marathon, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 7-9.
Meanwhile, world No.1 and 2008 Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal closed out the action at the All England Club with an easy, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, victory against Paul Henri Mathieu of France. However, Nadal is sure to encounter stiff opposition in the quarterfinals as he will face old nemesis and sixth seed Robin Soderling, a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, winner over Spanish ninth seed David Ferrer.
Lu, on the other hand, will face third seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals after the Serbian ace defeated former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
The other two men’s quarterfinals will feature top seed Roger Federer going up against 12th seed Tomas Berdych and home bet Andy Murray opposite Frace’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Murray blitzed Sam Querrey of the United States, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, while Tsonga turned down fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.