Andy Roddick of the US serves to Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 21, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
WASHINGTON- Top seed Andy Roddick of the United States said he was ill and pulled out of the ATP Delray Beach International Championship on Monday.
Roddick has just won his 30th career ATP crown on Sunday at Memphis.
"I felt like I got hit by a bus," the 28-year-old said. "I woke up this morning and my bed was soaking wet from sweat. It's just unfortunate timing for this sickness. I honestly don't feel like I can go out there and give it my best."
"I need to get better before I can play again." He added.
Roddick will head home to Texas to meet with doctors and is set to lead the US Davis Cup team next in a first round tie at Santiago, Chile.
Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic took Roddick's spot in the draw against Israel's Dudi Sela in the first round.