Roddick pulls out of DC tournament with injury

July 28, 2011 08:51 PM
Andy Roddick will miss the Legg Mason Tennis Classic due to an abdominal injury.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three-time champion Andy Roddick has pulled out of next week's Legg Mason Tennis Classic because of a partially torn abdominal muscle on his right side.

The tournament announced Roddick's withdrawal Thursday and said he was hurt while practicing.

Four other players are missing the hard-court tournament with injuries: two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Querrey, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori.

The highest-ranked players in the field are No. 7 Gael Monfils and No. 9 Mardy Fish.