[Yahoo] Roddick survives close call (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-13-2005, 02:16 AM
Andy Roddick survived a scare in his opening match Saturday at Indian Wells, winning a third-set tiebreaker to beat Fernando Verdasco. Roddick, ranked No. 3 in the world to Verdasco's No. 45, had difficulty both getting his first serve in and keeping his ground strokes on the court in the second set against the hard-hitting left-hander from Spain.