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Andy Roddick refuses to bury his career ambitions despite several seasons of decline, with the veteran American grinding away at what he hopes is a comeback. This week, he's having a go in Delray Beach, Florida, not far from his childhood home, winning an opening round over German Philipp Petzschner.
Roddick, who won the 2003 US Open and was the last before the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic triumvirate to hold the top ATP ranking position, is not giving up his fight to improve a ranking of 30th. "Iíve been home too much the last eight months, and Iím a little sick of it," the oft-injured player told local media. "I want to feel like a tennis player again.
"Walk into a
tournament, play a match and have it be second nature. Itíll just take
one event to turn it. Itís happened before, and Iím confident it will
The American is ready to lift in time for the pair of hardcourt Masters 1000 event coming this month in Indian Wells and Miami. "Do I think I can get hot and serve my way deep into a slam? Yeah. I do. All you want is a chance. I certainly think thatís a realistic possibility.
ĒIn sports, there is no script, that's what makes it exciting, genuine and real."