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Tennis: Andy Roddick easily passes the first round in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -On Monday American Andy Roddick, seeded No. 10, hardly reached the first round of the Shanghai Masters 1000 where he needed three sets to dispose of small Taiwanese Yen-Hsun Lu, 74th from global and qualifications.

Eventually won 6-2 3-6 6-2, former world number one will face the next round in bright Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

First round results (number of seeded above the name):

10-Andy Roddick (EU) bt Yen-Hsun Lu (Tai) 6-2 3-6 6-2

Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Pablo Andujar (Esp) 6-4 6-4

Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Marsel Ilhan (Tur) 2-6 6-1 6-4

Bernard Tomic (Aus) bt Kevin Anderson (AFS) 7-6 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-3

David Nalbandian (Arg) bt Ernests Gulbis (Let) 7-5 6-4

Albert Montanes (Esp) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-2 5-7 7-6 (5)

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp) bt Somdev Devvarman (Ind) 6-4 6-3

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