Roddick seeded No. 1 for Paris Masters

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Andy Roddick will be the top seed at the Paris Masters, tournament organizers said Friday.

Roddick seeded No. 1 for Paris Masters

Paris: Andy Roddick will be the top seed at the Paris Masters, tournament organizers said Friday.The American was selected after top-ranked Roger Federer and defending champion Marat Safin both withdrew due to injury.Federer has a torn ligament in his right ankle while two-time Grand Slam champion Safin has tendinitis in his left knee.Lleyton Hewitt pulled out Friday with groin and foot injuries, tournament organizers said.Argentina's Guillermo Coria was the No. 2 seed, followed by Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Mariano Puerta of Argentina.Roddick could face off against two Frenchmen - 2001 Paris winner Sebastien Grosjean and Gael Monfils - who were placed in Roddick's portion of the draw. Roddick, who has a bye through the first round, would face Grosjean in his first match should the Frenchman beat American Taylor Dent in his opening encounter. Monfils would be next.Federer has a torn ligament in his right ankle, while two-time Grand Slam champion Safin has tendinitis in his left knee.Veteran Andre Agassi pulled out for personal reasons, former French Open champion Carlos Moya has an injured right shoulder and French Open winner Rafael Nadal also pulled out due to tendinitis.The indoor tournament begins Monday at the Bercy arena and ends Nov. 6. (AP)

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