Roddick unhappy being a backup act

Updated: 02 July 2008 17:42 IST

Following his earliest-ever exit at Wimbledon, Andy Roddick admits he's tired of being a supporting act.

Roddick unhappy being a backup act

London:

Following his earliest-ever exit at Wimbledon, Andy Roddick admits he's tired of being a supporting act.

And with Roddick and compatriot James Blake, both losing in the second round, it's the worst performance for Americans on the grass since the start of modern tennis 40 years ago.

Roddick tasted glory becoming the world number one and even won a 2003 US Open title, but around that time, Roger Federer began his consistent run to the top, followed on by Rafael Nadal.

Roddick now feels somewhat relegated to the sidelines of the game.

"When you've seen the Rolling Stones from the front row, and then all of a sudden you're seven or eight rows back and there's a really tall guy in front of you waving his hands and screaming, you can't see much, it's not going to be as good as the other shows," said the 25-year-old American.

"That's what you're going to remember. I want to win another Slam."

Roddick was playing the All England club after a shoulder injury which kept him away from the French Open.

With his eye on another Grand Slam title, Roddick is missing the Beijing Olympics to be ready for the US Open starting August 25.

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