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Roddick's U.S. Open ends miserably

Updated: September 2, 2010, 2:16 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Many of the men's top seeds have struggled in the heavy, early going of the U.S. Open. So why should Andy Roddick be any different?

But while Novak Djokovic, Robin Soderling, Fernando Verdasco and David Nalbandian all went the full legal limit -- and survived -- Roddick joined Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis as a surprising victims Thursday night.

Roddick, the 2003 champion here and former No. 1, was sluggish and defensive -- perhaps the ...

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