San Jose, Feb 16: Andy Roddick overcame a right ankle injury and a troublesome right hamstring to struggle past Ukrainian-born American Denis Kudla 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the SAP Open.
Almost a month since he retired in the second round of the Australian Open with a slight tear in his hamstring, Roddick injured his ankle running to his right late in the second set. He fell to the court, putting his hands to his head and and let out a pained bellow.
Roddick regrouped with a brace around his hamstring, won the second-set tiebreaker after Kudla double-faulted and came back from 2-0 down in the final set for the victory.
Earlier, top-seed Gael Monfils withdrew from the tournament with right knee inflammation.