Roddick shatters Federer

Roddick shatters Federer
By Eurosport

09/08/2003 at 16:51Updated

Sixth seed Andy Roddick recorded his first ever win over third seed Roger Federer with a thrilling three set battle, 6-4 3-6 7-6, to reach the final at the Montreal Masters on Saturday. Roddick will take on the winner of the Nalbandian v Schuettler match

The 20-year-old American, who had never beaten Federer before, was down a break and trailing 4-2 in the third, but rallied past the 22 year-old Wimbledon champion 7-3 in the tie-break when Federer double-faulted and made four unforced errors.

Roddick had lost all of their four previous matches and the last time the pair met, Federer cruised past Roddick in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Roddick will meet the winner of the match between Germany's eighth seed Rainer Schuettler, who beat world number one Andre Agassi in the quarter-finals, and 2002 Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina.

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