He was worried, but now he knows the problem isn’t too serious. Andy Roddick has been dealing with a mild case of mononucleosis, but it isn’t going to affect him in the long term. The top-ranked American had become concerned that he just didn’t feel right, to the extent that it led to him cutting back on his training routine. Not knowing what was wrong was something that bothered him almost as much as the effect it had on him, but tests carried out in Washington, D.C. and in Texas eventually sorted out what the problem was.

"It's weird, the fear of kind of the unknown and not knowing what's going on," said Roddick, who withdrew from last week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto. "There were some days where it was good and some days where it was real bad. So it was like you would have one of those two or three good days, and it was like, 'OK, you're just being kind of a wimp.’

"I'm just glad that we found out something that was causing it. It's nice to have a little bit of clarity moving forward. It's not something that's going to affect me, anything super-serious. They think I'm most of the way through it, if not all the way through it."
With a third round loss to Gilles Simon in Washington having stalled his U.S. Open preparations, Roddick resumes duty this week at the Cincinnati Masters.



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