Published June 27, 2012
WIMBLEDON, England – Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick reached the second round by wrapping up a rain-delayed 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-5 victory over 186th-ranked British wild-card entry Jamie Baker on Wednesday.
The 30th-seeded Roddick, whose title at the 2003 U.S. Open was the last for an American man at any Grand Slam tournament, and Baker were forced off court by wet weather in the second set Tuesday night. Then the resumption of their match was pushed back by a rain delay Wednesday.
Roddick broke Baker for a 6-5 lead in the final set, then served out the match, closing it with a 127 mph ace, his 14th.