Roddick out of Thai Open after Nadal, Djokovic

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BANGKOK, Sep 26 (Reuters) Second seed Andy Roddick withdrew from the Thailand Open due to injury today, the latest big name no-show on the courts of the ill-fated tournament.

Roddick called a news conference 30 minutes before his first round match with Taiwan's Yeu-Tzuoo Wang to announce he was pulling out with a foot injury sustained yesterday.

His withdrawal follows those of world numbers two and three, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Serbian Novak Djokovic, Asian number one Lee Hyung-taik of South Korea, former top 10 Swede Joachim Johansson and home favourite Paradorn Srichaphan.

''I came straight here to practice but I had to stop, I hurt the bottom part of my foot, I spent the rest of yesterday getting treatment,'' said Roddick, who lost to Roger Federer in the final of the 2004 tournament in Bangkok.

''It felt ok, but I was in my room, something happened and I hurt it again.

''This is part of sport,'' he added. ''It's not fun, no one enjoys it.'' Czech Tomas Berdych is the only top 10 player remaining in the 550,000 dollar tournament.

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