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Roddick edges Nadal in three sets

Updated: April 3, 2010, 12:33 AM ET
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Andy Roddick resisted the impulse to retreat. Or surrender. Instead, finding himself overpowered by Rafael Nadal, Roddick began to charge the net.

"It's kind of like driving into head-on traffic," Roddick said.

Though counterintuitive, the tactic worked, and Roddick rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Friday in the Sony Ericsson Open semifinals.

Once Roddick fell behind, he became more aggressive, even following his second serve to the net on occasion. ...

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