The Injury List: Now we know what’s going on in the locker room.
I’m sorry Randy fans. There aren’t many more prominent players with worse luck than him. We all know. But at least you know what’s wrong now.
Roddick, 27, said doctors thought he had been suffering from the virus, also known as mononucleosis, for two months.
The American, who has slipped to 11th in the rankings after recent defeats, said the news came as a relief.
“I’m just glad that we found out something that was causing it,” said Roddick, who expects to play at the Cincinnati Masters next week.
“It’s weird, the fear of kind of the unknown and not knowing what’s going on,” Roddick added. “There were some days where it was good, and some days where it was real bad.
“So it was like you would have one of those two or three good days, and it was like, ‘OK, you’re just being kind of a wimp.’ It’s nice to have a little bit of clarity moving forward. It’s not something that’s going to affect me, anything super-serious.”
Roddick, who had cut back on his work schedule after feeling tired, said he had been baffled by his lack of energy.
“I opted out of probably four or five workouts this summer – that I’ve never done before,” he said.
“So that wasn’t fun. It was just me wondering if I was out of shape or what was going on, why there was this lethargic feeling.”
Roddick says he expects to be fit to play in the US Open, where he lost to fellow American John Isner in the third round last year.
Others on the injury list – Venus Williams has pulled out of Montreal, citing a left knee injury. Serena Williams now looks like Beyonce with a mummified foot.
It’s looking more and more likely that these two are heading into the US Open straight from the grass season. If Serena’s heading there at all.
On the bright side, Samantha Stosur is due to be all okay for the US Open after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in her distal humerus. Whatever that means.
Doctors recommended 10 days off, so Stosur pulled out of Cincy and Montreal but has taken a wildcard into New Haven.
Get well soon, folks.