Back in his day, former tennis player Andy Roddick was a remarkable tennis player as his numerous wins secured him a spot in the history of tennis.
Ever since his retirement, the former star has proceeded to become an enthusiast in the history of the sport as he follows all the recent happenings with close interest.
Roddick remains to this very day, the last American player to emerge as a winner of a singles grand slam title, the retiree made a much-anticipated return to Forest Hills back in August 9, the city in which he achieved the greatest triumph of his career. He returned to participate in the world team tennis tournament for Patrick McEnroe, former Davis Cup ex captain.
When asked about the current state of the sport he loved, Roddick had quite a lot to say. Regarding Novak Djokovic’s place in history, he said the 34-year old’s record of 17 grand slam titles simply goes to record him as the greatest of all time. However, that statement is fluid seeing as Andy Murray has recently unseated Djokovic in the just concluded 2016 season. Read more »
It’s not totally disagreeable when people say Nick Kyrgios is another Andy Roddick. You can notice resemblance.
The hot tempered attitude of the Aussie and also, his talent, both resemble with the tall American.
And that is why one would think that having been a sort of uncontrolled talent himself in his young days, Roddick would be the first one to understand someone like Kyrgios and defend his ways.
But, the 33-year old has actually slammed Kyrgios for reacting bizarrely to the media questions recently in England.
Roddick believes when players cross the line in terms of their language and that too while speaking to the match officials, they can’t expect that they wouldn’t be questioned about it when they face the reporters at the end of the day.
Roddick says he himself was someone who would cross the line in some of the matches, but, after such matches, he was prepared for the questions. He never walked to the conference room thinking nobody would be picking him up on it and seeking an answer. It’s within the rights of the reporters to ask the questions. The players can’t be pissing off.
Recently, during Wimbledon, Kyrgios rudely disagreed to the chief match official regarding one of his decisions and cursed him too and later when he was asked about it, he reacted as if it was not such a big thing and opined that each and every person in the world curse. Read more »
Brooklyn Decker reckons Andy Roddick would turn out to be a great father.
Brooklyn is currently pregnant and she let everybody know about that some time back when she uploaded a picture of her showing the baby bump on a social networking side.
Brooklyn was in Texas the other day attending an event organized by Roddick.
The 28-year old took some time out of it and talked to a magazine about the exciting period of pregnancy.
She was in a jolly and relaxed mood and gave her answers whole heartedly.
When asked about Roddick and how she thinks he would be as a father, Brooklyn was all praise for her husband.
In her words, “Andy is brilliant you know. I am yet to meet a cleverer person than him. His sense of humour and the way he manages to keep himself so calm, it’s amazing and I haven’t got even the slightest of doubts in my mind that he would be equally good as father too.”
Brooklyn also praised Roddick for helping her improve fitness wise.
The actress said, “After getting married to Andy, I have learnt a lot in terms of fitness. He knows a thing or two regarding how to be in proper shape. He is helping me a lot at the moment. He keeps telling me that getting slim is not the most important thing. What’s important is to make sure that you are fit enough to endure all the adversities that your body might have to go through.” Read more »
Andy Roddick likes the way his life is going ahead at the moment and he wants to keep it the same way.
After retiring from the tour, Roddick has been doing a lot of things.
The former World no. 1 has been commentating, doing charity works, playing some unofficial tennis in veteran tournaments and he is so busy with all these stuffs that he doesn’t have time to think about anything else.
One of the siblings of Roddick has been in coaching field for the last few years and he has been having quite a successful time pursuing that profession.
There were rumours that Roddick was also planning to walk on the footsteps of his brother and launch his coaching career in near future.
But, Roddick denies it. Although, he admits he likes passing on advises to the juniors coming through the ranks, but, he reckons taking coaching as a full time job right now is very difficult for him with the other commitments that he has. Read more »