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Roddick stuns Federer in Miami

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Roger Federer's superb run of form was brought to an abrupt halt as he was dumped out of the Sony Ericsson Open by Andy Roddick.

Roddick had won just two of their previous 23 career meetings, but the former world No. 1 thrilled his home crowd as he claimed a 7-6(4) 1-6 6-4 victory to end a run of 16 straight victories for the Swiss.

Federer looked to be firmly on course for victory after cruising through the second set to level proceedings, but Roddick saved four break points at the start of the decider before clinching a memorable victory.

"I came out a bit flat today, I was a bit tired, I guess, but it was more mental than physical," Federer said. "That's maybe 30 matches for the season. I am just feeling like it's taken its toll a bit, which is normal.

"But I've played more tired in the past, so this was not the most tired I have ever been, but you just start to feel it a bit. I didn't just get the lucky break today that I got in Indian Wells."

Roddick will now meet Juan Monaco in the fourth round after the Argentine came from behind to beat Gael Monfils 4-6 6-3 6-4. Monaco's compatriot Juan Martin del Potro also progressed to the last 16 with a 6-3 7-6(3) win over Marin Cilic.

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