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Grass is always greener for Roddick

Early exits and an injury highlighted the first half of Andy Roddick's 2006 season. However, this is the time of year the American looks forward to the most -- and he has the results to prove it, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: June 26, 2006, 2:30 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Andy Roddick's last appearance on the Grand Slam stage was far from heroic. He limped toward the exit on a sprained ankle.

"It's like Groundhog Day," Roddick said after he retired from his first-round match at Roland Garros. "This is not fun at all."

The 23-year-old American was talking about the disappointment of the cruel red clay at the French Open, where he has lost six of 10 career matches. The next question, which concerned Wimbledon, caused Roddick to brighten.

"Yeah," he said, ...

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