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Roddick on the up after illness

Roddick on the up after illness

American tennis star Andy Roddick says he feels fit for the first time in more than six months after winning his battle against the strength-sapping illness mononucleosis.
World No. 8 Roddick said he fought against the illness for most of last year when he failed to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the French and U.S. Opens.
He said on Wednesday he had worked hard to regain his fitness during the recent off-season and would look to next week's Brisbane Invitational tournament as a springboard into a better 2011.