Ailing Andy Roddick withdraws from Madrid
MADRID (AFP) - American Andy Roddick will head into Roland Garros with only 1 or 2 clay matches to hand after withdrawing from the Madrid Masters on Wednesday with a stomach virus.

The 5th seed was unable to take to the court against intended opening opponent Feliciano Lopez of Spain after fighting the illness for the past several days.

Andy Roddick last played in Miami in April, winning that hardcourt event, and has spent 3 weeks training on clay in the US. With his health status still unsure, the former No 1 is uncertain when and where he will get any warm-up for the French Open, which begins a week from Sunday.

"I would have taken this virus any time over the past 5 weeks, but unfortunately I have it now,'' he said.

Andy Roddick said he was unlikely to be able to commit to the World Team Championship in Duesseldorf, Germany where the United States is entered in the eight-nation field

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