Connect with us

Tennis

Andy Roddick: ‘We are lucky to have Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic’

Published

on

Roger Federer with racket

Seventeen years after he conquered the home Major in New York, Andy Roddick remains the last American player with the most significant title in his hands.

The winner of 32 ATP crowns and the year-end no. 1 player from 2003 finished his career just after turning 30 at the US Open 2012, enjoying time with his family in Austin and still watching his old rivals battling for the greatest player of all time honor.

Andy Roddick speak

Throughout his career, Andy played 43 matches against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, winning 11 of those and suffering 32 defeats, 21 to Roger Federer in 24 encounters, including that memorable one in 2009 Wimbledon final.

Asked on Tennis Channel about the GOAT race between three legends, Roddick shared his thoughts about the whole thing, calling that discussion a little dumb at this point. With Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all still being active and at the top of men’s game, Andy can’t draw conclusions until they all finish their careers, with not much to separate them at this point.

Serena Williams and roger federer

After the Australian Open, Roger, Rafa and Novak are all packed within three Majors and it will be interesting what will happen in the rest of the season, with Roland Garros changing schedule due to a coronavirus and Wimbledon that is also in doubt.

Roger Federer with wife

Roddick lost Wimbledon finals to Federer in 2004, 2005 and 2009, finishing runner-up behind the Swiss at the US Open 2006 as well. “There seems to be this need to discuss the greatest player of all time in the men’s tennis, and for me, at this point, it is kind of dumb.

Roger Federer with racket

It would be like handing out the Oscars before you watch the endings of a movie. It doesn’t make much sense. It is just too early and we can’t make predictions before Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic finish their careers.

Roger Federer court display

We are lucky to still have them in the game, hopefully with Andy Murray back into it, but I think it is premature to draw conclusions, no matter how everybody likes to talk about that topic.”

Roger Federer

Advertisement

Recent Posts

Venus Williams to headline Vagaro's iconic.22 wellness conference Venus Williams to headline Vagaro's iconic.22 wellness conference
News3 weeks ago

13 overwhelming pictures of Venus Williams that dazzle everyone

  Venus Williams has won 75 championship tennis titles throughout her decades-long career. She runs several successful businesses, including her...

Serena Williams massive chest pics Serena Williams massive chest pics
News4 weeks ago

21 Serena Williams’ provoking pictures that compliment her neck nape

  Serena Williams looked sensational as she headed out for dinner in New York City on Tuesday. The tennis star,...

News4 weeks ago

Six pictures as Serena Williams accidentally flashes her pants and got everyone talking

  Serena Williams makes her choice of beachwear colorful and edgy. The four-time Olympic gold medalist was spotted while arriving...

1-on-1 with Venus Williams 1-on-1 with Venus Williams
Celebrity4 weeks ago

Venus Williams offering $2 million to anyone who wants it

  Virginity at 42 isn’t believable in the current world where people get into relationships as early as in their...

Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian
Celebrity4 weeks ago

Serena Williams: “Why I don’t like oral Sex”

  On and off the court, Serena Williams serves up style and beauty looks that keep us all buzzing. Williams...

Serena Williams showing off her toned body Serena Williams showing off her toned body
News4 weeks ago

19 overwhelming pictures Of Serena Williams we can’t stop looking at…

  Tennis great Serena Williams spends the day with an unidentified man on the beach in her bikini, with her...

Venus Williams discusses 'King Richard' Venus Williams discusses 'King Richard'
Celebrity4 weeks ago

Venus Williams, 42: “I’m offering $2 million to anyone who wants it”

  Virginity at 42 isn’t believable in the current world where people get into relationships as early as in their...

Serena Williams dares to bare in SI Swim shoot photos Serena Williams dares to bare in SI Swim shoot photos
News4 weeks ago

Serena Williams posts 11 eye-popping curvy photos as she poses in minuscule bikini

  Serena Williams shows off her super fit figure in form-fitting gym wear as she shoots a new commercial in...

Venus Williams Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction Exposing Her Venus Williams Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction Exposing Her
Celebrity1 month ago

14 overwhelming pictures of Venus Williams that dazzle everyone

  Former World No.1 Venus Williams recently spoke about what men say to her dates. “When guys get nervous and...

Serena Williams In a Thong Bikini pics Serena Williams In a Thong Bikini pics
Celebrity1 month ago

12 Serena Williams’ best bikini moments we can’t stop looking at…

  Serena Williams looks incredible in a colourful swimsuit as she jumps into the water and cosies up to husband...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017