Shanghai, Oct 10: Andy Roddick rallied to beat Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Monday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.
The 10th-seeded Roddick captured the first set easily, but Lu picked up his game in the second set, rushing the net repeatedly and hitting 15 winners to eight for the American.
The former U.S. Open champion then broke Lu twice in the third set to close out the match.
Roddick went out in the first round of the China Open in Beijing last week, falling in straight sets to Kevin Anderson of South Africa in a loss he later called “unacceptable.”
Roddick was beaten by Lu in five sets in the fourth round of Wimbledon last year, the last time the two players met. AP