30 Days Tennis | Day 9: Favourite retired men’s player
- Andy Roddick
Well writing this isn’t easy at all because Andy has been there since I started watching tennis and he announced his retirement during this tournament, his last one. I guess we were all surprised when he said it. I wasn’t really ready for this so it’s even harder.
First of all I’d like to thank Andy for making me laugh and smile a lot. Above all he is a great champion. He is retiring today at the age of 30 having won 32 singles and 4 doubles titles. He was part of the winning USA Davis Cup team in 2007, he won the US Open in 2003 when he was only 21, he was ranked #1 in the world, he won 4 Masters 1000 in singles and one in doubles. He also reached the Wimbledon final 3 times and the US Open final once. He’s one of those players it will be impossible to forget. What he has done to American tennis is impressive. I will always remember him as one of the world’s best.
Today we say goodbye to Andy Roddick, we say goodbye to a great tennis player.
Thank you for everything Andy, we love you and will never forget you.
I saw Roddick last week!
I went to his match with Delpo. It was very good! very exciting points, both players hitting the ball hard, and I mean HARD hahaha. He even tried a tweener, but couldn’t make it, and the whole crowd went ‘awwww’
Andy was very funny too, of course, teasing Delpo when he was about to serve, grunting when rushing to the net, and throwing his racquet after a missing point, among other things.
I was in the sixth row, the view was perfect, and I tried to get an autograph from both players at the end of the match, but wasn’t able to, at least I got to see Andy really close in the attempt hahaha.
It was such a good experience, when he retired I was sad that I didn’t have the chance to see him live, so this exhibition came as the perfect opportunity. I hope to see him again in an exho someday :)
Andy Roddick dancing during the rain delay
We love you.