Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/27/12
Twenty hours is not enough time for recovery -- not if you are a 29-year-old athlete with major mileage on your body. It's not excuse, just a fact, and Andy Roddick wasn't pretending otherwise after losing 7-5, 6-0 to Juan Monaco of Argentina the day after he stunned Roger Federer in the Sony Ericsson Open. "There's no way around it," he said with no sign of self-pity. "When you have to make a quick recovery, it will expose you if you're not in shape. I didn't have it physically. I got to about 4-all and I was -- you know -- out of shape." After being injured in the Australian Open in January, Roddick was told he would need six to eight for recovery. But he played San Jose in three. "Now we're looking at seven to eight weeks (since Australia), and I'm starting to feel better. My tennis has come a long way recently. I feel healthy. There was a lot of progress. I feel good enough where I can put in the work away from the court and get my legs back under me as far as strength and fit...
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