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Andy Roddick has made it public knowledge that he is looking to add to his only Grand Slam win at the US Open and he has started off well on this mission.

The 27-year-old is currently ranked number nine in the world by the ATP and has only won one Grand Slam, which was at Flushing Meadows back in 2003.

Since that date he has lost in four finals, three of which were at Wimbledon and one at the US Open, and Roddick is looking to improve on some recent poor form which has seen him not taste tournament victory in 16 outings.

He is hoping to have a successful hard court season compared to a disappointing grass court one, and has started well with a straight-sets victory in the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

The second seed has won the competition three times in his career, in 2001, 2005 and 2007, and in the second round beat Grega Zemlja 6-4 6-4 in one hour 24 minutes.

Going into the tournament, Roddick said he has been undertaking "long training sessions" designed to boost confidence and give him "new hope" after a miserable few months. The US Open betting suggests he has a chance of winning, but he'll have to improve.

"I am playing in a totally different manner now as compared to some two weeks ago. I am really looking forward to it," Roddick said.

He started the Legg Mason Tennis Classic well, but has a lot of hard work to do in the coming weeks if he really wants to upset the tennis odds and win the US Open again.

The US Open 2010 runs from August 30th to September 12th and Roddick has been confirmed as one of the starts taking part in the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis - which is the official pre-tournament charity event.

He is set to be joined by Wimbledon marathon man John Isner and Wimbledon finalists Tomas Berdych and Vera Zvonareva at the event that gives young tennis fans the chance to meet their favourite stars ahead of watching them compete at the US Open.
 
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