United States of America tennis veteran Andy Roddick is well on course to making his much awaited comeback at the SAP Open in San Jose, although according to the player himself, he hasn’t hit a tennis ball since he hurt his right hamstring in the second round encounter in the Australian Open.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Roddick stated that an MRI scan done on his hamstring showed that he had a partial tear in the tendon, which he suffered during the match against Lleyton Hewitt on the 19th of January.

Roddick, who will be turning 30 years old this year, injured his hamstring in the second set of his match against the former world number one, which forced him to take a medical time out. He managed to pull together another 16 games before retiring from the match. Since then, Andy Roddick has been sidelined and did not even hit the gym till just a few days back.

But he is confident that he can pull through and hit the courts at San Jose for the SAP Open where he is scheduled to play his first match on the 15th of February. After this tournament, Roddick is scheduled to play at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis and a good run of form at San Jose would give him the chance to notch up his 600th career appearance at Memphis, a tournament which gave him his 30th career singles title just last year.

However, the only concern that Andy Roddick has at the moment is the fact that he has not hit a ball since returning from Australia and he feels that he might be a bit rusty at the beginning of the tournament but feels that a good run will improve his streak in the tournament.