Andy Roddick Withdraws From Madrid With Stomach Illness
by Tom Gainey | May 12th, 2010
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Bad blow for American tennis star Andy Roddick who withdrew from the Madrid 1000 Masters earlier today citing a stomach illness.

“I guess I’ve got a stomach virus,” Roddick told the Press Association. “I got here and on Sunday night through Monday evening I was up for 24 hours vomiting, sweating, the whole deal. I played doubles yesterday but I felt I was late to the party on everything.

“I woke up this morning thinking I would be able to play, but after practice I felt I couldn’t see the ball very well and I think if I can’t focus on the tennis ball very well I can’t compete.”

Roddick was scheduled to play Feliciano Lopez today. He will be replaced by Oscar Hernandez.

Roddick last played nearly six weeks ago winning the Miami tournament. He will go into the French Open with no clay matches. But he did say he only had two clay matches last year and enjoyed one of his better French Opens.

“A lot of things depend on how long this thing lasts. This is obviously far from perfect heading into Paris, but you have to play the hand you’re dealt. Playing well in Paris isn’t totally out of the question.”


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8 Comments for Andy Roddick Withdraws From Madrid With Stomach Illness

jane Says:

Too bad. Hope he’s well soon.


tennismonger Says:

What about the World Team Cup? Isn’t that next week? I assume Andy isn’t on the team, probably Quisner instead…


Kimmi Says:

Geez! a lot of withdrawals in madrid..Djoko, nalbandian, berdych and now roddick..what is happeneing ?

They better all recover for FO..good luck.


Kimmi Says:

RODDICK ON TWITTER

“had to pull from madrid master.caught a nasty stomach virus when i got here and cant shake it for now.will get better and be ready for paris

if it was just being tired i would always play on. i couldnt really focus on the ball and would get dizzy/nautious when head started moving about”


Anna Says:

It was said on earlier blogs that Andy planned to put “0″ effort into clay court season this year, so if a “bug” had to plague him I guess there’s no better time than now. My feeling is he’ll be going all out for grass. He came so close last year. If he could get Wimbly I think he could retire a happy man.


blank Says:

Decker Fever!


Andrew Miller Says:

Ha. Lendl tried that in 1990. Didn’t work.


Von Says:

blank: It’s double decker fever. LOL

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