Boy, what a tough break for Andy Roddick: after feeling fatigued for most of the summer, a recent blood test revealed that he’s been suffering the withering effects of mononucleosis. Andy Roddick explained his health problems to reporters in Cincinnati, where he is preparing to play in next week’s ATP Masters event (the AP):
“I guess I’ve been dealing with a mild, mild case of mono for the last couple of months that I wasn’t really sure about,” he said. “So they think I’m fine now. They think I’m most of the way through it, if not all the way through it.”
Roddick said he tired more easily this summer, prompting him to cut back on his workout schedule.
“I enjoy training all day and running all day long and doing all that stuff,” Roddick said. “You know, I opted out of probably four or five workouts this summer—that I’ve never done before. 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.”
The good news is that the current World No. 11 is on the mend. He’s playing Cincy next week and has no plans of skipping the upcoming US Open.