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Roddick on the up after battling mononucleosis

BRISBANE, Australia -- World No. 8 Andy Roddick says he feels at full strength for the first time in more than six months after overcoming the strength-sapping illness mononucleosis.

Roddick said he fought the illness for most of this past year, when he failed to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the French and U.S. Opens.

He said Wednesday he had worked hard to regain his fitness during the recent offseason and is looking toward next week's Brisbane Invitational as a springboard into a better 2011.

"For me it's just a matter of getting right, getting healthy," Roddick said. "I battled sickness for a big part of last year and from there I just felt like I was playing catch-up.

"You train hard and you get hurt in training coming back. You don't train, you rest and you try and come back and your body is not right and it shows.

A former No. 1, Roddick's ranking dropped as low as 13 in August before climbing back into the top 10. He says he feels ready to again crack the world's top five.
"It's the first time I've felt right since last May so when you are fit it takes a lot of the mental pressure off," Roddick said.

"You feel like you can play any way you want so I feel fresh and I feel enthused and ready."



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Vamos Andy!

Pray he can retain the confidence he gathered last March.
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Might as well just hand him the AO, Wimbledon and the USO now...
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ESPN is so desperate
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Would be nice to see him in Top 10 at the end of the year for 10th consecutive time

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Yep. It'll be even worse should he defend his title in Brisbane.

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top 5

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Thats why I put it in bold
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Should that justify that gargantuan choke against Nadull at the WTF?
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Ranking #5 seems obtainable, but you have no chance at the top 4 andy.
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If he plays some clay events who knows.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
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Mono excuse is getting fashionable
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Roddick will lose to LU and Sela again in 2011 you heard it here...

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Should that justify that gargantuan choke against Nadull at the WTF?
No way was he striking the ball like he did in Miami.

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So then, where is your medical degree?
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