American Andy Roddick will begni his US Open campaign at next week's BB&T Atlanta Open.
Roddick will then head to London for the Olympic Games which will be played at Wimbledn
“My mentality is you play what is in front of you, regardless of what else is going to happen,” commented Roddick. “If I play great in Atlanta, that can only help me going into the Olympics. It doesn't change my mindset going into the Atlanta tournament at all. Like I always try to do, I'll be there a hundred percent.”
“I felt like I made a lot of strides in those two tournaments, Eastbourne before, and at Wimbledon.I had a very simple goal going into Eastbourne after [Roland Garros]. I wanted to get to 600 wins, which was a nice milestone. I wanted to win the tournament. I was able to handle that there.
“And also I just wanted to feel good on the tennis court again. I wanted to feel like I was playing well. I did that. Now I'm excited about continuing that momentum into the summer and seeing if we can't make something happen.”
“I think my challenge for the last year and a half has been physical. But I finally got continuous matches in. When you're battling injuries, not playing your best, sometimes you lose, you're getting one match a week. It's kind of tough to create a groove or a flow. I got those matches in. I'm playing a lot of tennis this summer. I'll certainly have every opportunity to get match play.”