Štepánek beats Roddick at San Jose

15-02-2009

Czech Radek Štepánek beat top seed and defending champion Andy Roddick 3-6 7-6 6-4 to reach the San Jose Open final on Saturday. Štepánek, who won in Brisbane last month, saved 10 of the 11 break points he faced against Roddick on his way to notching up his first career victory in five meetings over the three-times San Jose champion. The world number 21, who lost to Roddick in last year's final, will meet another American, Mardy Fish, in Sunday's title match.