Reeling Roddick Withdraws From Washington Due to Ab Tear
by Staff | July 28th, 2011, 11:56 pm

Andy Roddick’s summer swing is going from bad to worse. The Washington tournament announced today that the former World No. 1 withdrew today from next week’s Legg Mason due to a “grade 2 strain or partial tear of the oblique abdominal muscle”.

Roddick suffered the injury during a practice.

“Make no mistake; it’s disappointing to lose a player of Andy’s caliber, especially in light of his success and many years of participation throughout his career here in DC,” said Tournament Director, Jeff Newman.

Roddick has struggled for much of the last four months on the tour. After getting tuned handily by Andy Murray at Queen’s, the 28-year-old fell victim to Feliciano Lopez in the third round at Wimbledon before suffering a discouraging loss in straight sets to David Ferrer during a hometown Davis Cup defeat to Spain in Austin.

If fact, since his third round win over John Isner at Indian Wells in March, Roddick hasn’t won a match off grass courts.

Roddick has also battled several ailments including a bad shoulder that kept him out of the French Open and a congestion issue during Indian Well and Miami.

Roddick’s withdrawal leaves the current top seeds at D.C. as Gael Monfils, Mardy Fish and Jurgen Melzer.

The 12th-ranked Roddick is next scheduled for Montreal and then he’ll defend semifinal points in Cincinnati in three weeks.

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12 Comments for Reeling Roddick Withdraws From Washington Due to Ab Tear

jane Says:

Wow, that’s another tough break for Roddick. Fish, meanwhile, seems to be stringing together another good US hardcourt swing. He won the last event and is marching along in LA too.

funches Says:

Del Potro will kill Fish in the Los Angeles final. The real final was Blake-Delpo in the second round.

Hopefully Blake can win Washington and get back to around 40 in the world. There’s no one in the field as tough for him to beat as Delpo in L.A. or Isner in his Atlanta stomping grounds, and Blake is hitting the ball as well as he has in more than two years.

Kimberly Says:

Fish beat Delpo in Miami…it will be inteeresting to see, i hope they play

Patty Says:

Poor Roddick and to have these injuries so late in his career. I don’t remmeber him being injured so much years ago.

Humble Rafa Says:

I don’t know if it is just me….

Other than the well deserved “groin rest”, Roger has been very healthy.

Where as Rafa (many injured parts), Novak (knee), Roddick (mental, ab)….everyone is injured or talking abt injury.

May be Roger doesn’t talk abt it much or he has a body that does get injured. Or may be his style of play.

jane Says:

I think for Roger it definitely seems to be his back that is the only weak point. Seems to me that most times he has had injuries issues, which isn’t a lot at all (!), it has been back related. And he has had a few viral things too. But most of them have had that.

billyboy512 Says:

“Roddick has struggled for much of the last four months on the tour.”

Four months? How about 2 years? He’s through.

El Flaco Says:

Who’s the tard that said with 100% certainty that Delpo would crush Fish in the final? Well you certainly have potential in predicting the future because you were right that someone would get crushed. It was Delpo that was crushed by Gulbis. LOL

funches Says:

You would have had a shred of credibility if you had posted that before Delpo lost, not after.

Who are you, Fish’s mom?

dari Says:

Watched serena Maria after tennis this am- don’t usually associate Maria with nerves, but she was obviously nervous and it ruined her serve and the rest of her game.
What is her strategy on the serve anyway? Serve medium pace 1st and if that doesn’t work, go for it on the second?

For delpo, let’s just hope this was a hot ernie night and delpo not at his best. I cheer for gulbis here on out.

dari Says:

In THIS tourney I mean!

Kimberly Says:

this tournament is fish’s to lose. Wouldn’t it be crazy though if gulbis took the title and went on a HC run. His best results have always been clay though.

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