May 19, 2011 / 7:41 PM / 7 years ago

Injured Roddick pulls out of French Open

PARIS (Reuters) - American Andy Roddick has pulled out of the French Open because of a shoulder injury, organizers said on Thursday.

Andy Roddick of the U.S. returns the ball to Gilles Simon of France during their match at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

World number 11 Roddick, who has never got past the fourth round at Roland Garros, had pulled out of this week’s Nice Open.

Former Roland Garros champion Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain has also withdrawn from the grand slam event which starts next week, organizers said.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris

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