Almagro Defeats Roddick at Miami Tennis Cup Event

Nicolás Almagro is the exhibition king…

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star beat Andy Roddick 6-4, 7-5 in the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition final on Sunday.

Nicolas Almagro & Andy Roddick

Roddick, who retired from professional tennis at the U.S. Open, was broken once in each set. He dropped the ninth game of the first set at 30-40 on a netted backhand. Roddick saved a break point in the ninth game of the second set but had no answer for an Almagro forehand crosscourt passing shot at 30-40 in the 11th game.

Almagro, who currently ranks No. 11 in the world, lost both times he played Roddick in tour matches. One of those losses came in Key Biscayne in the 2010 Sony Open quarterfinals.

Earlier this year Almagro defended his title in Nice, France for his 12th career title, beating another American, Brian Baker, in the final.

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