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Tennis: Roddick, Srichaphan Face Off


Top seed Andy Roddick of the United States and Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan face off in Saturday's semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

In Friday's quarterfinal, Roddick overcame a first-set loss to beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia on a searing day in the U.S. capital city, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4. The American fired 19 aces and withstood 29 aces from the two-meters, eight centimeter tall Croatian.

Srichaphan, scored a straight-set win over Luis Horna of Peru (6-4, 7-5) to advance. The Thai sensation is hoping to get back into the top-20 in the ATP rankings after struggling with a shoulder injury.

Roddick and Srichaphan have met six times, with the American leading the all-time series, 5-1.

In other semifinal action, American James Blake will take on Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Blake dismissed Frenchman Arnaud Clement Friday in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) while the 10th seeded Berdych knocked off American Bobby Reynolds 7-6, 7-6 to make it to the round of four.

Some information for this story provided by AP and Reuters.

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