Andy Roddick celebrates 28th birthday with 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Stephane Robert at US Open

Andy Roddick celebrated his 28th birthday with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Stephane Robert of France in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The ninth-seeded American had eight aces. He has reached the second round five straight years.

The 2003 U.S. Open champion had been slowed by a mild case of mononucleosis this summer.