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Fourth-seed Roddick out; Federer rolls in straight sets

Updated: August 31, 2005, 12:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick wore a look of disbelief on the court and an hour later when he tried to make sense of the beating he just took.

The worst birthday of Roddick's life ended with three straight tiebreak losses and a shocking first-round exit from the U.S. Open against a player making his debut in the tournament.

Roddick, the champion two years ago and the No. 4 seed this year, fell 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 7-6 (1) on his 23rd birthday Tuesday night to Gilles Muller, ...

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