Eastbourne, England (Sports Network) - Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy
Roddick and fellow American Ryan Harrison were among Wednesday's second-round
winners at the Aegon International, a final Wimbledon tuneup event.
Still seeking his first title of the year, the sixth-seeded Roddick got past
capable Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), while Harrison took out fellow
non-seed Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) on the grass courts at
Devonshire Park. Roddick popped seven aces and did not allow even one break-
point chance for Chardy, while Harrison notched six aces and was not broken by
Lu on Day 3.
Roddick's quarterfinal opponent on Thursday will be Italian Fabio Fognini,
while the 20-year-old Harrison will face Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.
Meanwhile, reigning Eastbourne champion Andreas Seppi continued his winning
ways at this tournament by besting Argentine Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
The Italian Seppi, seeded third this week, upset Serb Janko Tipsarevic in
last year's finale.
In other action involving seeds, Seppi's fellow countryman Fognini derailed
No. 4 Bernard Tomic of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, Istomin upended No. 2 Marcel
Granollers of Spain 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), and No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber of
Germany topped British wild card Jamie Baker 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
One other second-round result saw Belgian Steve Darcis outlast Cypriot Marcos
Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Thursday's other quarters will pit Seppi against Kohlschreiber and Darcis
versus Aussie Marinko Matosevic.
The 2012 Eastbourne titlist will claim $92,000.
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