American veterans Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish officially withdrew their names from the upcoming Madrid Tennis Masters, and with their lack of claycourt prowess one wonders if they’ll make an appearance at all before the grass season in June.
Fish has been battling from fatigue – recall he went through a bout of mono a year ago. So there are more serious concerns for Mardy.
Roddick, ranked No. 28, cited a hamstring which will also prevent him from playing the week after Madrid in Rome.
However, Roddick may have more important matters stateside, namely the upcoming world premiere of wife Brooklyn Decker’s mega movie release “Battleship” next week.
Juan Monaco, Robin Soderling and Julien Benneteau have also withdrawn from the blue clay stop which begins on Sunday.
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