| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

American Andy Roddick hopes to turn around what is an already dismal 2012 season when he begins action at the 2012 Delray Beach International Tennis Championship. Seeded fourth at the event, Roddick has slipped to 30th in the world and will look to turn around his 2012 2-3 record when he faces German Philipp Petzschner in opening round action on Tuesday night.

Roddick is coming back from injuries, including a right hamstring injury that forced him to abandon his second-round match at the Australian Open, and he also hurt his right ankle during his opening match in San Jose just two weeks ago.

“Honestly, I’m not as concerned with ranking,” Roddick said. “I just want to get into a flow again rather than some days on, some days off. I just want to play continuously for a while.”

Others advancing on Monday in action at the 2012 Delray Beach International Tennis Championship include: American Ryan Sweeting, a6-1, 6-1 winner over fellow American Donald Young; the eighth-seeded Bernard Tomic of Australia, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over German wild card entrant Tommy Haas; Dudi Sela of Israel, who defeated American wild card entry Denis Kudla, 6-4, 6-3; and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Matthew Ebden of Australia.