Roddick beats Beck in straight sets at Wimbledon

Andy Roddick maintained his record of never having lost a first-round match at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over German qualifier Andreas Beck on Tuesday.

Roddick didn't have it all his own way on Court 1 against the left-handed Beck, but his serve kept him in control. The three-time runner-up at Wimbledon had 30 aces — including four in a row to win a game in the first set.

Beck had a chance in the second-set tiebreaker when he led 5-4 with two serves to come, but overhit a backhand and Roddick took advantage.

The eighth-seeded American went on to seal his 11th straight first-round win at Wimbledon. The match was held over from Monday because of rain.