Andy Roddick cruised through his first day at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York at the 2012 U.S. Open, defeating fellow American Rhyne Williams in three sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Roddick broke Williams' serve early in both the second and third sets, and was never broken into all day.
Just as SI predicted earlier in the day, Roddick served big, reaching a top speed of 141 mph to rack up 20 aces on a very hot day on the court. Williams entered the day ranked 289th in the world. Roddick, the 20th seed in the tournament, wil face the winner of the match between Australia's Bernard Tomic and Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.
Roddick is the last American man to win the U.S. Open in 2003, which was also the last time an American male won a major.