Robredo’s injury woes continue
Originally published on: 12/07/11 13:42
Tommy Robredo’s injury troubles continued at the Skistar Swedish Open in Bastad.
Twice a champion of the tournament – in 2006 and 2008– the Spaniard was forced to retire with a thigh injury while trailing 7-5 5-5 against Italy’s Filippo Volandri.
Currently ranked at No.33, the former world No.5 won his tenth career title on the clay of Santiago this February, but had to pull out ahead of his quarter-final clash with Juan Martin del Potro in Indian Wells after hurting his thigh en route to a straightforward fourth round win over Sam Querrey.
A recurrence of the injury forced him to retire in his last-sixteen clash with Viktor Troicki in Monte Carlo, having taken the first set.
The 29-year-old had played just won singles tie since, losing to Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon.