A defeated Roddick congratulates Yen Hsun Lu at Wimbledon (above).

World # 11, 8th seeded Andy Roddick, has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup Toronto Masters Series event due to an unspecified illness that the top American has hinted at in recent days.

The one-time number one, now ranked 11th, foreshadowed the news a week ago as he lost in the third round in Washington, saying he was feeling unwell.

His summer started poorly with an early Wimbledon loss and a semi-final defeat in Atlanta at the hands of childhood friend Mardy Fish.

No further news of Roddick’s condition has since emerged, with his pullout rating a terse one-line sentence in a tournament release.

The American will be replaced in the draw by qualifying round lucky loser Paul-Henri Mathieu, who will play in the second round on Wednesday against Taiwan’s Lu Yen-Hsun, who knocked Roddick out in the Wimbledon fourth round.


Bad news for Andy, who usually plays his best tennis from Wimbledon to the US Open.




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