Roddick, Canas Advance to Final
Aug. 04, 2002
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TORONTO (AP) _ Andy Roddick of the United States defeated Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3 Saturday night to advance to the final of the $2.95 million Tennis Masters Canada.
The 19-year-old Roddick will try to become the youngest player to win the tournament since fellow American Michael Chang won in 1990 when he plays unseeded Guillermo Canas of Argentina on Sunday.
Canas knocked off third-seeded Tommy Haas 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) earlier Saturday to complete his run of upsets to the final.
Canas already had eliminated No. 2 Marat Safin, No. 5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and No. 10 Roger Federer.
Canas served 11 aces to eight for Haas in the match.
No. 12 Roddick improved to 44-13 in matches this year, and will increase his 2002 earnings to more than $600,000 this weekend.
``(Canas) really doesn't have a weakness,'' Roddick said. ``He's played the best tennis of anybody all week. ``I'm going to have to play a really great match to get a win here.''