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Roddick wins on favorite surface to send USA to semis

Updated: April 18, 2006, 10:38 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Andy Roddick was on his turf Sunday, literally and figuratively.

The world No. 4 has had a far-from-perfect season thus far, but he preserved his spotless record in Davis Cup clinchers Sunday on grass at the Mission Hills Country Club. Roddick doused some early fire from Chile's Fernando Gonzalez and sent the U.S. team into the semifinals against Russia with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Roddick celebrated with a head-first belly slide on the grass, seemingly on ...

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