Brother no longer serving as Roddick's coach

NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick's brother is no longer serving as his coach.

Roddick, the No. 8 seed in the U.S. Open, said Wednesday the two agreed that John Roddick would relinquish the role after the tournament in Washington earlier this month. The split was amicable and hasn't soured their relationship, Andy Roddick said after winning his first-round match.

"I think he was spent, and I was struggling, so it was an easy conversation," Roddick said Wednesday night after his first-round match.

Patrick McEnroe, the U.S. Davis Cup captain, is advising Roddick just for the Open.

Jimmy Connors resigned as Roddick's coach earlier this year.

Roddick beat Fabrice Santoro 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday night.