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Roddick to Play in the ATC

Former world number one tennis player Andy Roddick has confirmed his participation in the Atlanta Tennis Championships that is slated to be held in the city between the 14th and 22nd of July, 2012. Roddick played in the very first Atlanta Tennis Championships that was held in 2010 and he commented after confirming his participation in the tournament that he has very fond memories of the place as it was the place where he won his very first World Tour event of the ATP and it would mean a lot for him to come back and play there.

The 2003 US Open champion was the most dominant force of the fading United States tennis over the last decade and he is extremely excited to be coming back to the venue that he referred to as ‘’world class’’. Andy Roddick has 30 career titles in ATP Tour events including his only Grand Slam title and the 29 year old is looking to return to the top of the tennis mountain this year and is working extremely hard for it.

The 29 year old American, who is currently ranked number 14th in the world admitted that it would be difficult to overtake the younger players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the likes but he isn’t giving up hope as yet and is looking forward to the first Grand Slam of the year that begins in Australia in a couple of weeks.

According to Andy Roddick, the men’s tennis circuit is extremely competitive in the middle but there are three standout players at the top including Novak, Rafa and Roger Federer and overtaking these players will be extremely difficult. Roddick will be joined by John Isner and Jack Sock in the tournament in Atlanta, but clearly Roddick is the favorite for the title.