20 May 2011

Roddick out of Roland Garros

10:38 am on 20 May 2011

The American tennis player Andy Roddick has pulled out of next week's French Open because of a shoulder injury.

The world number 11, who has never got past the fourth round at Roland Garros, pulled out of this week's Nice Open, saying he hurt his right shoulder at the Rome Masters.

Roddick, a former world number one, who has never been at ease on clay, reached three Wimbledon finals and won the 2003 US Open.

Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, the 2003 Roland Garros champion, has also withdrawn from the grand slam event which starts on Sunday night.