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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Andy Roddick Topples Fabio Fognini To Reach 4th Round

Continuing his final trek through the U.S. Open's field, American Andy Roddick used a four-set victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini on Sunday (7-5, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-4) to advance to the fourth round in the men's singles draw.

Roddick was curiously bested by Fognini in winners hit overall, 56-39, but always managed to hang around with his big serve acting as the ultimate difference-maker. In addition to not double faulting a single time (Fognini had eight), the soon-to-be-retired Roddick stole 63 percent of his break points on the afternoon.

With things set to ratchet up a notch heading into week two, Roddick will now face No. 7 seed Juan Martin Del Potro in in what should be a thrilling head-to-head fourth-round battle. The 23-year-old Del Potro won the U.S. Open as a No. 6 seed back in 2009 for his only career Grand Slam title, and finally appears to be a formidable foe again after battling injuries as of late.

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