Brisbane International 2011

  • Soderling, Stepanek reach Brisbane semis January 7, 2011

    Brisbane: Top-seeded Robin Soderling advanced to the Brisbane International semifinals, beating Australian qualifier Matt Ebden 6-3, 6-2 on Friday. The Swede will face Radek Stepanek, the 2009 Brisbane champion and runner-up last year. Stepanek beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-3. In the other semifinal, defending champion Andy Roddick will play South Africa's...
  • Roddick advances to Brisbane International QFs January 5, 2011

    Brisbane: Defending champion Andy Roddick weathered an early onslaught from hard-hitting Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov before steamrolling him 6-4 6-1 to book a quarter-final place at the Brisbane International on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Dolgopolov was the early aggressor, attacking Roddick's serve to win an early break and go up 4-2. The American world...
  • Verdasco upset in first round at Brisbane January 4, 2011

    Sydney: Third seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain crashed out of the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, suffering an upset 6-1 6-7 6-3 loss to Germany's Benjamin Becker. Verdasco, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open in 2009, recovered from a listless start to grind out the second set...