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


Roddick also competes in doubles with another four-time former

champion, Lleyton Hewitt.