Andy Roddick Supports Reduction In ATP Schedule

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 02: Andy Roddick of the United States serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the exhibition match between Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick on October 2 2010 in Seoul South Korea. Djokovic went on to win 6-2 6-4. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Almost a month ago, British tennis player Andy Murray made it known that players were thinking about going on strike if the ATP didn't shorten the season.

Murray said he had no problem setting down his racket until there was a change made.

Now, American Andy Roddick is joining the movement of professionals who want an ATP schedule with fewer events.

Roddick stressed that the decision isn't about money at all, but about burn outs among players. In the 2011 U.S. Open, there were numerous retirements, leading the players to believe there are too many events with too little of a rest period.

Both top world players Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer withdrew from last week's Shanghai Masters - Djovkovic with the back injury that forced him out of his Davis Cup match last month and Federer due to "nagging injuries."

"I don't think we're storming offices, but the sentiment is there," Roddick said of the strength of feeling.

"People have to understand, people act like we pull out [of tournaments] and we get something [payment] out of it," he continued. "We don't get anything. They [Djokovic and Federer] are out of the bonus pool now. They don't get their money this week."

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