With only 11 days until the start of Davis Cup play, the American team is suffering a major set back. American star Andy Roddick has left the team, citing injuries. This leaves the Serbian team in good position for a win.
I will speculate that Roddick left a window open and promaja caused his back and neck to stiffen up.
Andy Roddick thought it would be best not to take part in this year’s Davis Cup in order to avoid aggravating a knee injury. He clarified that the decision is only for this year. “I’m not playing Davis Cup this year. I’m not retiring from Davis Cup,” he said after beating France’s Richard Gasquet at the Brisbane International quarterfinals. The 27-year old injured his left knee late last year and he was sidelined for several weeks. He did not take part at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals. The Brisbane tournament is his first tournament back from injury. The US team is slated to play Serbia in the first round in Belgrade this March. The matches will take place at indoor clay courts. “At this point, we felt it was smartest in terms of long term health. It certainly wasn’t an easy decision.” The US team last won the Davis Cup title in 2007 after beating Russia in the final.