Found January 19, 2012 on
Tennis Panorama :
MELBOURNE PARK, Australia -In what was built up as a battle between veterans, turned out to be a disappointment as American Andy Roddick was forced to retire from his second round match at the Australian Open due to a right hamstring injury on Thursday night. Lleyton Hewitt was up 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, when Roddick called it quits.
“One, I was hitting the ball as well as I could from a compromised position and still felt like I was just hanging on,”said Roddick, “I don’t know that it would have been smart to do that for two more sets.
“And if somehow you pull a rabbit out of the hat, I don’t think you play in two days. If I’m looking at timelines, I think there’s three weeks or so before I have to play again. I like those timelines a lot more than two days.”
“It’s frustrating. It’s discouraging. You know, your sensible mind says to have a sense of perspective. You still have it pretty good.
“The competitor in you feels terrible and wants to break stuff. I can’t really complain
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