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BY MATT CRONIN FROM MELBOURNE
Former No. 1 Andy Roddick changed his off season routine to focus on recovery as he suffered shoulder and abdominal injuries during parts of 2011 and dropped out of the year-end top 10 for the first time in nine years. On Thursday night against Lleyton Hewitt in the 2nd round, his hopes of great 2012 health burst when he retired while trailing 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 with a right hamstring injury against Lleyton Hewitt. Four-time Australian semifinalist Roddick said he suffered a similar injury while training in December. and believes he hyper extended it.
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