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Roddick, Ferrero Out Of Roland Garros

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Andy Roddick and Juan Carlos Ferrero have withdrawn from Roland Garros, the year’s second Grand Slam.

Roddick, currently ranked No. 11 in the South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings, withdrew from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia doubles final last week in Rome with a right shoulder injury, and subsequently pulled out of the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur in hopes of being ready for Roland Garros. Roddick had yet to win a match on clay this season, after falling in his opening matches in Madrid and Rome, and was riding a four match losing streak overall.

Ferrero, the 2003 Roland Garros champion, made his return from left knee and right wrist injuries at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, reaching the quarter-finals. But after losing his first round match at the Mutua Madrid Open, the Spaniard did not play another event in the final lead up to Paris.

Richard Berankis, ranked No. 78, also pulled out of the event. All three will be replaced by lucky losers.

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