American Andy Roddick upset world number three-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland, 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-4, at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Since the U.S. Open this past September, Roddick held a 40-2 record, but came up short against Roddick who has slipped to 34th in the ATP Rankings. It marked just the third time Roddick defeated Federer in 24 previous meetings.
Roddick advances to play the 21st-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco, who rallied to beat 14th-seeded Gael Monfils of France, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Monaco overcame a 2-4 deficit in the final set to improve to a 4-2 record against the Frenchman.
Also advancing was world number one-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over his fellow countryman, the 27th-seed, Viktor Troicki. Djokovic advances to face the number 17 seed Richard Gasquet of France for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Another American, Mardy Fish, also moves on in Miami after his 6-4, 6-3 win over big South African Kevin Anderson. The number eight-ranked American will next face 12th-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over his fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco.
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