Roddick, Fish Out Of Madrid, And Possibly Remainder Of Clay Season
by Sean Randall | May 3rd, 2012, 9:48 pm
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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Juan Monaco, Robin Soderling and Julien Benneteau have also withdrawn from the blue clay stop which begins on Sunday.


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5 Comments for Roddick, Fish Out Of Madrid, And Possibly Remainder Of Clay Season

skeezer Says:

“However, Roddick may have more important matters stateside, namely the upcoming world premiere of wife Brooklyn Decker’s mega movie release “Battleship” next week.”

Decker? Battleships? I’m all in!

Once Roddick got Decker…..he was decked from the game…..don’t blame him. You are da man Andy…..;)….bad hammy an all( hehe )


alison hodge Says:

skeezer if her 1st film is anything to go by.i dont think she should give up her day job just yet,apparantly she won a golden razzie for worst actress in her debut film,just go with it.


Jhjenn Says:

Boo:(((. Have tix & was so excited to see. Will be cheering fir Isner & hopefully Harrison.


RZ Says:

Interesting that Soderling was entered in the first place. Hopefully it’s a good sign that he’s planning to be back on the courts soon.


jane Says:

^ Agree RZ. It’s too bad that Roddick and Fish do not play much on clay. In 2009, when Andy did so well at Wimbledon, he had honed his chops on clay, taking a set off Roger at Madrid, and then getting to the R16 at Roland Garros. I feel like that helped him to be ready, physically, for his run at Wimbledon, but now if he skips the clay season, I just don’t know. Maybe his heart is not in it anymore. As for Fish, this could (will?) take him out of the top ten.

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