Ginepri Beats Roddick in Three-Set Thriller at Indy

July 22, 2005 08:09 PM
Robby Ginepri defeated No. 1 Andy Roddick in three sets Friday in the quarterfinals of the RCA Championships.© Matthew Stockman - Getty Images
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Robby Ginepri got the advantage of disputed line call and fought off two match points to rally for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 victory Friday over top-seeded Andy Roddick in the RCA Championships.

Ginepri will play 10th-seeded Karol Beck of Germany in one of Saturday's semifinals. Beck advanced by beating George Bastl of Switzerland 6-4, 7-5.

Roddick, two-time defending champion of the tournament and the ATP's fourth-ranked player, held a 40-15 lead with Ginepri serving in the 10th game of the third set.

But Ginepri, who was 0-6 against Roddick, staved off two match points to pull even, then gained the advantage with a passing shot from the net.

He then hit an 80-mph serve down the right side, and Roddick watched it skip by, expecting an out call. But when there was no call, Roddick dropped his racket and argued with the sideline judge and the umpire.

Ginepri broke Roddick in the next game, winning all but one point. He then held serve by winning all but one point in the final game.

Also advancing Friday was fourth-seeded Taylor Dent, who swept Paul Goldstein 6-3, 6-2.