Pained Roddick uncertain on Winston-Salem
Andy Roddick suffered what he believes to be a minor back injury in his loss to Jeremy Chardy in the first round of Cincinnati today. Roddick, who has suffered a slew of injuries in the past two years, says he is more confident than he was last summer due to recent title runs in Eastbourne and Atlanta and because he’s been striking the ball well in practice. But the world No. 21 is unsure whether he should play the tournament in Winston-Salem next week because he wants matches, or skip it, and rest his body for the US Open. "I don't know that there is a perfect answer," Roddick said. "We will know more in two, three days than we do now. It's tough for me to say what side of the fence I'm sitting on. I don't know where I'm going to be in two or three days. In a perfect world I'd love to play next week. I feel like I'd benefit from that. That's what we're going to try to do."