Roddick aims to bounce back in disappointing year

Andy Roddick is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing

season at the Queen’s Club grass court tournament.

The 29-year-old American has always been happy to put the clay

court season behind him and turn his attention to grass, a surface

he has excelled on by reaching three Wimbledon finals and winning

the title at Queen’s four times.

The seventh-seeded Roddick says: ”When I get on a grass court

it just feels natural to me. I don’t feel I’m fighting myself like

I do on clay.”

After a first-round bye, Roddick faces Edouard Roger-Vasselin of

France or Kazak qualifier Evgeny Korolev. The start of the warmup

event for Wimbledon, however, was delayed by bad weather

Monday.

Roddick also competes in doubles with another four-time former

champion, Lleyton Hewitt.