WASHINGTON (AFP) - Germany's Benjamin Becker outlasted American Robby Ginepri in three tie-breaker sets Tuesday to book himself a spot opposite US top seed Andy Roddick in the second round of the ATP Washington Classic. Becker fired 27 aces to defeat Ginepri 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/4) and put himself in the path of fifth-ranked Roddick, who has not played since losing to Roger Federer in a five-set Wimbledon final thriller last month. After surrendering his seventh double fault to lift Ginepri within 5-4 in the final tie-breaker, Becker fired his last ace on a second serve to advance at the 1.4 million-dollar hardcourt tournament, a US Open tuneup event. In another first-round match, France's Sebastien de Chaunac defeated Uzbek Denis Istomin 6-3, 7-6 (9/7). The Frenchman will next face Russian Dmitry Tursunov.