Roddick out of Open de Nice with shoulder injury

BY foxsports • May 17, 2011

Andy Roddick withdrew from the Open de Nice on Tuesday and is in doubt for the French Open because of a right shoulder injury.

Nice organizers said Roddick is out of Wednesday's match against Victor Hanescu after being hurt in last week's Italian Open.

The 11th-ranked Roddick said on the tournament website that he doesn't want to take any risks ahead of French Open, which starts Sunday.

''It's running a big risk, playing on an unhealthy shoulder with Roland Garros round the corner and Wimbledon shortly afterwards,'' the American said. ''I'm pulling out of Nice for now. Obviously the situation is not perfect for Roland Garros, but I still have a couple of days to hope for something to get better.''

The 2003 U.S. Open champion said he will not play at Roland Garros unless he is 100 percent fit.

''I'm not going to take a risk if I'm risking months and months and months of injury,'' said Roddick, who has never advanced past the fourth round at the French Open. ''I'm not gonna take a stupid risk, if that makes sense.''

Roddick pulled out of the doubles final at the Italian Open. In the singles draw, he lost to Gilles Simon of France in the first round.


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