| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Andy Roddick advanced in the Winston-Salem Open Tuesday night in the second round of the men's draw which leads up to the U.S. Open beginning next week. Roddick defeated Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, 6-2, 6-4. This is just the second match for Roddick in the past six weeks after recovering from an abdominal strain. Roddick broke Roger-Vasselin twice in the first set and used his serve to keep him on his heels throughout. He is the highest-ranked American competing in the tournament along with John Isner, as the duo are the only two Americans left in contention.

"This week in practice, I really tried to get back to low on the unforced error count, get my legs back under me and get into a flow of rallies and serving well and not giving anything away," said Roddick. He has gone 5-0 in the past three Davis Cup tries throughout the years and will play again today against the number 15 seed, Santiago Giraldo, who beat Blaz Kavcic 6-2, 6-3.