Andy Roddick to play in Eastbourne

Updated: June 15, 2012, 9:50 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Andy Roddick has accepted a wild card into next week's Eastbourne International after an opening-round defeat at Queen's Club.

Struggling to regain form after ankle and hamstring injuries, the four-time Queen's champion fell 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Wednesday. He's looking for more match play as he prepares for Wimbledon.

The former world No. 1 has lost his last six matches, with his last victory coming against Roger Federer in Miami three months ago.

The 32nd-ranked Roddick will take part in the pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since he reached the 2001 semifinals when it was staged in Nottingham. It will be his first appearance at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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