Top-Ranked American Out at French Open

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May 19, 2008

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- Andy Roddick has withdrawn from the
French Open because of a right shoulder injury.
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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