Andy Roddick has committed to play in the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University Aug. 20-27. Roddick will receive one of the tournamentâ€™s four wildcard entries.
â€œWe are extremely pleased that Andy has decided to come back to Winston-Salem, where he has had so much success in the past playing for the United States in the Davis Cup,â€ Oakes said. â€œHis addition gives the tournament all the top American players and makes an already-strong field even stronger.â€
â€œItâ€™s very important to note that Andy has never competed in a tournament the week prior to the U.S. Open throughout his entire professional career,â€ Oakes added.Â â€œSo, itâ€™s very significant that he made the commitment to play in the Winston-Salem Open, given the timing of our tournament just before the U.S. Open.â€
Roddick will join fellow Americans Mardy Fish, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison and Donald Young in the 48-player singles draw.
Other ATP players entered in the tournament include Jurgen Melzer, Bernard Tomic, Kevin Anderson, Marcos Baghdatis, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Nikolay Davydenko, Tommy Robredo and Ernests Gulbis.