Roddick, Blake, Djokovic, Hewitt advance with straight-set victories

Updated: August 29, 2007, 12:30 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick won his U.S. Open first-round match Tuesday night, beating Justin Gimelstob 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3.

The 30-year-old Gimelstob is retiring, and Roddick hugged him at the net afterward. Gimelstob knelt down to kiss the blue court after his last U.S. Open match and then held court for a while, conducting a postmatch interview with Roddick for the fans.

"We're going to miss one of the funniest guys on tour," Roddick said.

They're pals and engaged in a bit of ...

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