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Stepanek steps in as Roddick withdraws with sprained ankle

Updated: November 12, 2008, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI, China -- Andy Roddick has withdrawn from the Masters Cup after spraining his right ankle during practice -- an injury that he said did not appear to be serious.

Roddick made the announcement Wednesday, hours before he was to play Roger Federer in a Red Group match. He was replaced in the tournament by 26th-ranked Radek Stepanek, the first alternate here.

Roddick said he rolled the ankle during a warmup drill for practice Tuesday and initially hoped treatment would allow ...

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