18 May 2011

Roddick in doubt for French Open

12:45 pm on 18 May 2011

The former US Open tennis champion Andy Roddick has pulled out of this week's Nice Open with a shoulder injury and may not be fully fit for next week's French Open.

The American world number 11 says he hurt it last week in Rome and it's still not ready to play yet.

He says it's a big risk to play with an unhealthy shoulder with Roland Garros and Wimbledon just around the corner.

The 28-year-old's best result at the French Open is the fourth round in 2009 given he is not a clay court specialist but he has reached three Wimbledon finals. He won the 2003 U.S. Open.