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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 January, 2004, 04:26 GMT
Roddick blasts past Ulihrach
Top seed Andy Roddick had little trouble reaching round three
Roddick will face Taylor Dent in round three
Top seed Andy Roddick had no trouble in his second-round match against Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic.

Roddick beat Ulihrach 6-2 6-2 6-3 in a typically blistering display that lasted just 73 minutes.

He fired down 20 aces, including one at 225km/h, and broke his opponent five times in the match.

"My serve felt great today," Roddick said. "I didn't use so many of the kicks because I felt like I was hitting my big one pretty well."

Roddick added that success has bred success in his rise up the rankings.

"I think the biggest difference is when I don't feel like I'm playing that well, I still have an underlying confidence, whereas before maybe I would have panicked a little bit more," he said.

Roddick should face a trickier proposition in the third round when he takes on 27th seed Taylor Dent.

Dent was taken all the way by Juan Ignacio Chela, twice coming from a set down before eventually coming through 3-6 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 7-5.



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