Hell of a week for Andy Roddick, who jumped up two spots in this week's ATP rankings despite not having played in six months. But when you're the 40th best men's tennis player in the world, these are the kinds of things you can do. (Also when you're part of a severely flawed ranking formula.)
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Juan Martin del Potro eliminated Andy Roddick in four sets this afternoon, commencing Roddick's retirement but prompting an emotional speech that suggested the American might be open to returning to competition in the future.
This was bound to happen once he announced he would retire following the tournament, but it's still a nice moment to watch for the suckers in Arthur Ashe stadium. The crowd was juiced on match point and had to be told twice, in vain, to quiet down, but it didn't matter. Roddick's serve was returned right into the…
Andy Roddick turned
31 30 today, and how'd he celebrate? He announced that he will retire immediately after the U.S. Open. People may have been calling for it, but no one was expecting it. Roddick's performance dropped rapidly this year, and he had his worst Grand Slam season ever. He lost in the second round of the…
I'm sure athletes get asked to act in all sorts of TV shows, but it's up to them to actually agree to do the show. So it was that a 20-year-old Roddick found himself making his TV debut on a tennis-themed episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch back in 2002. It's important to note this happened years before both…
He keeps losing them, see. And each time, he just goes out and buys a replacement. A very expensive replacement, we can only assume. But it has no substantial fiscal impact on Rich Athlete and Model Wife. So Model Wife isn't all that upset about it. [Busted Racquet]
And ESPN's cameras captured much of his tirade, which was directed at tournament referee (and USTA pro circuit director) Brian Earley during Roddick's fourth-round match this afternoon against David Ferrer. The match eventually was moved to the much smaller, 584-seat Court 13, where Roddick won in an upset in four sets
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There was a single American remaining in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year, and his name was Mardy Fish. His is never a name that inspires confidence or even optimism in tennis fans in the United States, most of whom are still lamenting the retirement of Pete Sampras a decade ago. Fish lost to Rafael Nadal…
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Oh, MediaTakeOut. They have photos of Serena Williams hugging "a mystery Caucasian," and spin it as a possible romance. Problem is, our mystery Caucasian is Andy Roddick. The always on-point MTO commenters are currently taking them to task. [MediaTakeOut]
We learned yesterday that Brooklyn Decker, who doesn't play a sport, has now appeared on more Sports Illustrated covers than her husband, Andy Roddick, who occasionally plays a sport very well.
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I am not much of a prude, and neither I guess is Andy Roddick, as he enjoys his wife exhibited to the max in glossy mags.