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Roddick to skip Olympics to defend Washington title

Updated: March 12, 2008, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Andy Roddick won't be going for gold this summer.

The highest-ranked American tennis player is skipping the Beijing Olympics, choosing instead to focus on preparing for the U.S. Open by playing at the hard-court Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

"My goal every summer is to win the U.S. Open," Roddick said in a statement released by Legg Mason organizers. "I have won the Legg Mason Tennis Classic three times and feel defending my title in Washington best ...

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