Roddick pulls out of Nice with injury

BY foxsports • May 17, 2011

Andy Roddick admitted he may not be fully ready for the upcoming French Open after pulling out of the ATP Nice Open Tuesday due to a nagging shoulder injury.

The American tennis star withdrew just hours before the doubles final at the Rome Masters last weekend because of the problem.

"It is not ready to play yet, I hurt it last week in Rome," Roddick, who has never been beyond the fourth round in Paris, said in a statement on the Nice Open's official website.

The former US Open champion has decided to skip the event in Nice as he faces a race against time to be ready for Roland Garros.

"It's running a big risk playing on an unhealthy shoulder with Roland Garros round the corner and Wimbledon shortly afterwards," Roddick said. "I'm pulling out of Nice for now, obviously the situation is not perfect for Roland Garros."

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