Roddick leaves French Open

May 19, 2008 6:12:29 AM PDT
Andy Roddick has withdrawn from the French Open because of a right shoulder injury. DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -

The sixth-ranked American, who lost in the first round at Roland Garros the last two years, retired from the semifinals of the Rome Masters on May 10. He then skipped the Hamburg Masters but had been expected to play this week at the World Team Cup in Duesseldorf.

His brother, John Roddick, announced the withdrawal Monday at the World Team Cup.

Andy Roddick, who is the highest-ranked American man, won his only Grand Slam title at the 2003 U.S. Open. He has reached three other major finals, losing to Roger Federer twice at Wimbledon and once at the U.S. Open.


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