Roddick upset by Darcis at Winston-Salem Open

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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (AP) -Former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick was eliminated from the Winston-Salem Open on Wednesday, losing a third-round match to Belgium's Steve Darcis in straight sets.

The fifth-seeded Roddick, a former top-ranked player now ranked 21st, fell to the 81st-ranked Darcis 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3) in the final hard-court tournament before next week's U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, New York.

Other third-round match winners Wednesday were fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine and seventh-seeded Sam Querrey. Dolgopolov beat 14th-seeded David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-3, 6-4; while Querrey downed ninth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-4.

Among the players in evening matches at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex are defending champion John Isner, the tournament's No. 3-seeded player; top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and sixth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain.

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