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Sela upsets Roddick at Queen's Club

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Last Edited: June 10, 2010, 12:17 pm

Updated: June 10, 2010, 12:10 PM ET

Sela upsets Roddick at Queen's Club

Associated Press


LONDON -- Andy Roddick lost to 14th-seeded Dudi Sela of Israel 6-4, 7-6 (8) Thursday in the third round of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament.

 

The fourth-seeded American made his earliest exit from this Wimbledon warm-up since he was beaten in the first round in 2001. Roddick, a four-time champion at Queen's, lost in last year's Wimbledon final to Roger Federer.

 

Sela will next face Germany's Rainer Schuettler, who advanced when 11th-seeded Richard Gasquet withdrew because of a back injury.

 

"He played great," Roddick said. "Credit to him. I think he had a very specific game plan, and I thought he executed it very well and never dug himself a hole on any service games, never had any sloppy errors."

 

Roddick was under pressure the entire match and failed to convert two set points in the tiebreaker before Sela won on his second match point with a backhand volley.

 

"I think I could have done some things differently, but I thought he played a pretty perfect match," Roddick said. "He outplayed me today."

 

Seventh-seeded Sam Querrey downed Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (5), and No. 8 Feliciano Lopez beat Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-4.

 

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray were to play later Thursday.

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