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More dropouts at Rotterdam tennis

Feb. 18, 2007 at 11:16 PM

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The 2007 ATP AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has lost two more players to injuries or illness.

Mario Ancic (flu) and Robin Soderling (flu, shoulder) have joined Tim Henman (knee), Sebastien Grosjean, Richard Gasquet (exhaustion) and Marcos Baghdatis (wrist) in dropping out of the tournament, which begins Monday.

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Despite the large number of withdrawals, the event has retained star players Nikolay Davydenko, Ivan Ljubicic, Tommy Robredo and former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt.

"These players bring a great deal of energy to the court," said Richard Krajicek, the tournament director, who was scheduled to play Gasquet in the first round.

The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek is the defending champion. His 2006 title is his only championship on the WTA tour.

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