Monday Roddick pulled out of Paris with the same right shoulder injury which caused him to retire while trailing
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 0-3 in set one in Rome at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia semifinals.
"Andy had an MRI and there's some inflammation so he pulled himself from the French," Roddick's brother John
Roddick said. "I don’t think it's going to be anything that's terribly long and I would be surprised if he was
not ready to go for Queen's (Club Wimbledon warmup tournament). But as for now he needs to take a good 10 days,
12 days, just rest."
"He's been playing well all year and he was excited to be playing on the clay and really had a good frame of
mind in practice and in his matches. He felt really comfortable on the clay this year, so he really liked his
chances of doing better than he has, and he did it in Rome. He was optimistic about his draw in France and wanted
to come over and try to play well. So for him it's disappointing."
Only one day after Roddick withdrew, Davenport yesterday announced she also would not be competing this year
in Paris. Davenport was far less forthcoming about her reasoning for not playing however as tournament organizers
said she had withdrawn for “personal reasons” without going into any details.
Roddick's best French Open finish was reaching the third round in 2001 while Davenport was a semifinalist in 1998.
Davenport last played the French Open in 2005 when she lost to Mary Pierce of France in the quarterfinals. Roddick
has lost in the first round at Paris the last two years.
Still in the field for the USA are 8th ranked James Blake, 2002 finalist Venus Williams and the last American to
win the title, 2002 champion Serena Williams.