French Open 2011: Andy Roddick Withdraws from Roland Garros

Carrie DunnAnalyst IIMay 19, 2011

ROME, ITALY - MAY 09:  Andy Roddick of the USA shows his dejection as he loses in straight sets during his first round match against Gilles Simon of France during day two of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 9, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Andy Roddick, America's highest hope at Roland Garros, has withdrawn with a right shoulder injury.

The ATP World Tour tweeted this news just before 10pm CET, and the official Roland Garros Twitter account replied: "Bad news - we hope Andy feels better soon."

Roddick has never gotten further than the fourth round at Roland Garros, and the likelihood of his participation seemed remote when he withdrew from the Nice Open earlier this week because of the injury, which he sustained during the Rome Masters.