- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 19, 2006

1:30 p.m. MADRID, Spain - Tomas Berdych served 23 aces today to beat sixth-seeded Andy Roddick 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the third round of the Madrid Masters.

The 11th-ranked Czech had the only break of the match in the sixth game of the second set, hitting a winner after Roddick had received treatment on his left ankle.

Marat Safin beat Kristof Vliegen 6-3, 6-2, while 10th-seeded Fernando Gonzalez advanced after Joachim Johansson withdrew with a throat infection.

Earlier, American Robby Ginepri topped seventh-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-6 (3) and will play either top-ranked Roger Federer or Robin Soderling in the next round.

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