Roddick looks for grass-court form
Andy Roddick's attempt to rescue his grass-court form before the start of Wimbledon won't be made any easier by his first-round match at the Eastbourne ATP-WTA event, the final tune-up event for the All England club.
The slumping three-time Wimbledon finalist will start against compatriot Sam Querrey, semifinalist at the weekend at the ATP Queen's club tournament.
Roddick took a wild card for the south coast tournament after losing in his opening match at Queen's to Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France.
The 29-year-old former No 1 is desperate to find his tennis again after several seasons of dealing with injury and illness and a rankings fall which has left him at 32 in the world.
"Certainly I'm looking right now," he confessed. "I'm fit enough to play but there are a lot of things to work on."
Top seed for the tournament is Frenchman Richard Gasquet, with Spain's Marcel Granollers on second, Italian Andreas Seppi third and Australian teenager Bernard Tomic.
The leading four get byes into the second round.
Richard Gasquet (FRA x1), Marcel Granollers (ESP x2), Andreas Seppi (ITA x3), Bernard Tomic (AUS x4), Julien Benneteau (FRA x5), Andy Roddick (USA x6), Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x7), Pablo Andujar (ESP x8)