Becker's U.S. Open Tennis Run Halted

Sept. 4, 2006

NEW YORK - Ninth-seeded Andy Roddick ended former Baylor standout Benjamin Becker's run in the U.S. Open on Monday in the round of 16 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, used his rocket serve to deliver 19 aces in his 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over the 25 year old German at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Becker, who led the tournament in services aces with 57 coming into the match, managed only nine aces on the day. In addition, Roddick landed 76 percent of his first serves, 53 of 70, while Becker registered 49 percent (43 of 87). Also, Roddick suffered only nine unforced errors to Becker's 39.

Becker's U.S. Open March

First Round
Becker def. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-1, 6-4

Second Round
Becker def. Radim Zitko (CZE) 6-2, 6-3

Third Round
Becker def. Amer Delic (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Main Draw
First Round
Becker def. Filippo Volandri (ITA) 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-6(3)

Second Round
Becker def. 30th-seed Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-2

Third Round
Becker def. Andre Agassi (USA) 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5

Fourth Round
9th-seeded Andy Roddick (USA) def. Becker 6-3, 6-4, 6-3



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