Roddick Advances to Wimbledon Semis

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2009 2:29 PM CDT
Andy Roddick today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Andy Roddick reached his fourth Wimbledon semifinal,  beating 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt today 6-3, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4. The American broke Hewitt to lead 5-4 in the final set and then served out the match. He finished the match with 43 aces.

Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the final at the All England Club in 2004 and '05, but has not been back to the semifinals since then. He also reached the last four in 2003. Roddick will next face third-ranked Andy Murray.