San Jose, CA – Andy Roddick was taken to three sets by 7 (5-7), 6 (7-5), 6-4 in second-round action at the $531,000 SAP Open.
The second-seeded Roddick, a three-time San Jose champion (2004-05, 2008), lost his first service game in the third set -- the first break of the match -- before earning two breaks of his own to win the two-hour, 42-minute affair.
Earlier Wednesday, top-seeded Gael Monfils of France withdrew from the tournament with a right knee injury. He will also skip out on the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, Tennessee scheduled to be played February 20-26.
Lucky loser Blake Strode will take Monfils' spot in the San Jose draw.
There were also four first-round matches on Wednesday.
Sixth-seeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau converted just two of his 16 break point opportunities and dropped both break points against him, but he grinded out a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) win over American Ryan Sweeting. Benneteau won on the hardcourts at Apia International Sydney in January.
The 2012 SAP Open champ will earn $95,860.