Showing posts with label Andy Roddick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andy Roddick. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Almagro beats Roddick to win Miami Exhibition

Almagro beats Roddick to win Miami Exhibition

Nicolas Almagro defeated Andy Roddick 6-4, 7-5 to win the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition.

The Spaniard broke once in each set.

Roddick was broken in the 9th game of the first set and again in the 11th game of the second set.

To advance to the final first Roddick beat Andy Murray while Almagro made it past John Isner.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Roddick beats Murray, makes Miami Cup final


Roddick beats Murray, makes Miami Cup final

Andy Roddick beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 at the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event and will face Nicolas Almagro, who defeated John Isner 6-3 6-4, in the final.

Murray, trailing 2-5 in the first set, surrendered his serve in the eighth game when he sailed a backhand crosscourt wide.
In the second set, the Scott saved two break points from down 0-40, but couldn't convert the third to give Roddick a 5-3 lead. At 15-0, Roddick double-faulted twice in a row, but went on to win the final three points of the match with a service winner and two forehand winners.

"If we had gone three sets I would've had a full body cramp and it would've been awkward for all of you," said Roddick. "There's no comeback (to tennis for me). Andy was nice to me tonight."

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Video: Federer Misses Roddick, the IW Prize Money Controversy, & Agassi's Workout System

Video: Federer Misses Roddick, the IW Prize Money Controversy, & Agassi's Workout System

Tennis Now's Blair Henley reviews the Indian Wells prize money controversy, BILT by Agassi and Reyes, and Victoria Azarenka's new promo.

Also get the latest from the ATP Tour Finals in London, and learn who Federer misses on tour.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Murray and Roddick to play Miami Cup Exhibition

Murray and Roddick to play Miami Cup Exhibition

Andy Murray and Andy Roddick will play a tennis exhibition called Miami Cup on a white court from November 30th through December 2nd.

Julian Wortelboer, president and CEO of Group NOS, a sports and entertainment promoter from Argentina, has announced the first edition of the Miami Cup.

Murray and Roddick will be joined by Juan Carlos Ferrero, Nicolas Almagro, Alejandro Falla and John Isner.

The tournament will be held at Crandon Park, home to the annual Masters Series, Sony Ericsson Open and the stadium court will be transformed from it's usual purple and green color system to white with red lines, painted within blue surrounds.

Julian Wortelboer has said, “We are honored to have not only some of the most iconic tennis professionals participating, but some of the most legendary individuals from the world of sport. With our introduction of the first ever stadium court in white, our signature colors will make the spectator experience unlike any other and establish Miami Tennis Cup as a must-see event each year in the world tennis calendar.”

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Andy Roddick Foundation 2012 Gala

The Andy Roddick Foundation 2012 Gala

The Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) works to develop and inspire underserved youth through education and sports-based mentoring, preparing each youth to succeed in the game of life.

Our 2012 gala video outlines why we believe our work is important.

Visit www.arfoundation.org.

Video: Djokovic Goes Gangnam Style | Tennis Now News Update Show

Video: Djokovic Goes Gangnam Style | Tennis Now News Update Show

Tennis Now's Blair Henley talks on-air F-bombs, Sharapova's ITF complaint, and Andy Murray's return. Also, learn how much Andy Roddick raised at his recent fundraiser, and see Novak Djokovic go Gangnam Style.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Video: Andy Roddick's Farewell Speech at the US Open 2012

Video: Andy Roddick's Farewell Speech at the US Open 2012

Andy Roddick cries as he says goodbye to his fans following his loss to Juan Martin del Potro at the 2012 U.S. Open.

Players tributes to Roddick on Twitter


Players tributes to Roddick on Twitter

Last night was Andy Roddick´s last professional tennis match and after losing to Juan Martin Del Potro his peers took to Twitter to express their gratitude and memories of him.






Andy Roddick US Open Interview | September 5th 2012

Andy Roddick US Open Interview | September 5th 2012

Q. What are the emotions?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. You know, playing the last five games was pretty hard. Once I got down a break I could barely look at my box. I don't know what the emotions are. I'm a little overwhelmed right now. I normally feel like I can grasp things pretty quickly and clearly; I certainly don't feel that way right now.

Q. I think you ought to be clapped to.

ANDY RODDICK: Thanks, man.

(Applause.)

Q. There is a tradition of the press that there is no applause in the press box, no applause at a press conference, there is no applause at anything like that, but you deserve it.

ANDY RODDICK: Thanks, Bud.

(Applause.)

Roddick said goodbye to tennis after losing to Delpo at US Open


Roddick said goodbye to tennis after losing to Delpo at US Open

Andy Roddick was beaten 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 by Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the 2012 US Open.

This was the American´s last professional tennis match as he announced a few days ago that he was retiring.

"If we do badly, then it costs us something; if we do well, we get great things. This was about something bigger. It wasn't about ranking points or paychecks or anything else," Roddick said. "This week I felt like I was 12 years old, playing in a park. It was extremely innocent. That was fun. I enjoyed it."

Roddick received a standing ovation at the end of the match by the fans and del Potro, who joined in, rising from his changeover chair to applaud.

The Argentine showed great respect for Andy and the crowd as he didn´t want to say much after the encounter giving the microphone to the 2003 champion allowing him to enjoy his last moments with his local fans.

"Playing the last five games was pretty hard. Once I got down a break, I could barely look at my (guest) box," Roddick said. "I don't know what the emotions are. I'm a little overwhelmed right now. I normally feel like I can grasp things pretty quickly and clearly. I certainly don't feel that way right now."

During an on-court address to the crowd, Roddick got choked up, particularly when making a reference to his longtime agent, Ken Meyerson, who died last year.

He began by saying: "Oh, wow. For the first time in my career, I'm not sure what to say."

"Since I was a kid, I've been coming to this tournament. I felt lucky just to sit where all of you are sitting today, to watch this game, to see the champions that have come and gone," Roddick told the fans. "I've loved every minute of it."

"It's been a road of a lot of ups, a lot of downs, a lot of great moments. I've appreciated your support along the way," Roddick told the crowd. "I know I certainly haven't made it easy for you at times, but I really do appreciate it and love you guys with all my heart. Hopefully I'll come back to this place someday and see all of you again."

Roddick won a junior title in New York, then the 2003 men's trophy at age 21, allowing him to end that season No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

Roddick finished with a record of 612-213. He won 32 tournament titles and led the United States to the 2007 Davis Cup championship.

"People always try to beat him up: 'You should have won more.' No, he got the maximum out of his game," said Roddick's coach, Larry Stefanki. "He's a man of his word. A phenomenal competitor. He got all the hard work in. He prepared. He was a true professional. And he learned a lot over the years. He did it the right way. He's a first-vote Hall of Famer, no doubt in my mind. He can downplay that all he wants, but it's not even close, in my opinion."

Roddick resumed the match, which was suspended the night before because of rain, by taking the opening set in the tie break.

The second set also went into a tie breaker but del Potro took control of it to level the match in one set apiece.

The Argentine broke to begin the third set, he then broke again for a 3-0 lead and never looked back.

Roddick felt behind 3-2 in the fourth and the rest of the way was a chance for fans to salute a guy who always wore his emotions on his sleeve while being the best U.S. men's tennis player for about a decade.

"It was tough," admitted Roddick during the press conference. "Once he kind of got up there in that match it was a different set of circumstances than my previous matches. Then you start thinking about how real it is and a lot of thoughts go through your head.

"You're thinking about matches you're playing when you're 12 or I was thinking about my mom driving me to practices all over the place. You just think about a million things. Then all of a sudden you have to play a point against one of the best players in the world. It certainly was a mixed bag there at the end."

One of tennis’ strongest personalities, Roddick also joked about the significance of his final press conference and reminisced on his colourful relationship with the journalists throughout his career.

"I made a joke when [the media staff] came and got me," he said. "I was walking out of the locker room, and I said, 'Man, I think I have more expectation of this press conference than I did the match today.'

"So I think it's at the point now where I look back on rough moments fondly in these rooms. I hope you all do, too. There have certainly been some good ones; there have been some fun ones. There have been some horrible ones both ways, but it wasn't boring."

Del Potro will next play Novak Djokovic, who advanced when Stanislas Wawrinka retired because of illness and fatigue while trailing 6-4, 6-1, 3-1.


Source AP/Yahoo

Friday, August 31, 2012

US Open Press Conference: Andy Roddick announces retirement

US Open Press Conference: Andy Roddick announces retirement

ANDY RODDICK: Thank you all for coming. I'll make this short and sweet. I've decided that this is going to be my last tournament.

TIM CURRY: Questions?

Q. Why now?

ANDY RODDICK: I just feel like it's time. I don't know that I'm healthy enough or committed enough to go another year. I've always wanted to, in a perfect world, finish at this event. I have a lot of family and friends here. I've thought all year that I would know when I got to this tournament. When I was playing my first round, I knew.

Q. Is it something you've been wrestling with for days, weeks, or months?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, it's been a process. It's certainly not days. I don't know that I would have had you all come in here and waste your time if it had been days. You know, certain parts throughout the year, I've thought about it. You know, just with the way my body feels, with the way that I'm able to feel like I'm able to compete now, I don't know that it's good enough. I don't know that I've ever been someone who's interested in existing on tour. I have a lot of interests and a lot of other things that excite me. I'm looking forward to those.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Andy Roddick retires from tennis at the end of the 2012 US Open

Andy Roddick retires from tennis at the end of the 2012 US Open

Shocking News!!!

Andy Roddick just announced on his press conference that he will retire from professional tennis at the end of the 2012 US Open.

"I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament," said Roddick.

"I feel it is the right time to do it. I have thought about it for a while.

"These other guys have gotten really, really good. I knew it was right time as soon as I played my first-round match here," added Roddick.

"It has been a process, not just days. I am not interested in just existing on tour and I have other things that excite me outside of tennis. I don't want to disrespect the game by coasting home."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Andy Roddick US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Andy Roddick US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Q. Crossing the threshold of 30 a little less scary in tennis now than it was 10 or 20 years ago?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. I don't know how to kind of try to rationalize what it was 10 or 20 years ago. It's not something I think about, really.

Q. The age of the top 10 players ‑ all the players ‑ has gone up dramatically recently.

ANDY RODDICK: I think the game has become a lot more physical. I think you have to be a fully grown human to deal with kind of the ins and outs of the physical grind. I think that's probably why you're seeing what you see now. I mean, you have to kind of be able to kind of take a beating week in and week out. It's not as much about shot making now as it is about kind of movement and that sort of thing.

Q. We have just been talking to Rhyne Williams, and he said he's basing his game on your game: big serve and big forehand. What do you think about him today?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nole demolished Roddick at Olympic Games


Nole demolished Roddick at Olympic Games

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1 for a place in the third round at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Djokovic hit 14 aces, 34 winners, lost 14 points on serve and converted all four of his break point opportunities.

“He played great. He was just in the zone. The conditions were perfect. He was hitting it well," said Roddick.

“If he is hitting the ball like that, my chance is to serve really well. I didn’t serve great today. I hit the ball fine, [but] he was just too good from the baseline. He was seeing it like a basketball today.”

Monday, July 30, 2012

Roddick sets up Djokovic Olympic clash

Roddick sets up Djokovic Olympic clash

Andy Roddick defeated Martin Klizan 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Roddick, who is unseeded, will next meet Novak Djokovic for a place in the last 16.

"That's my own fault," Roddick said. "It's tough. That's obviously not an ideal situation, but I'm sure he's not thrilled about it either."

The American will relish the opportunity of taking on Djokovic, who looked out of sorts during his first round win over Fabio Fognini.

Lleyton Hewitt battled into the second round of the Olympics with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Video: Olympics Q&A With Andy Roddick

Video: Olympics Q&A With Andy Roddick

In which other Olympic sport would Andy Roddick like to compete? And would he take a doubles gold medal over a singles silver medal? We ask the American.

Video: Roddick Clinches Atlanta Title Over Muller

Video: Roddick Clinches Atlanta Title Over Muller

Watch highlights of the 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open final, featuring Andy Roddick versus Gilles Muller.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Roddick beats Muller to win Atlanta Open

Roddick beats Muller to win Atlanta Open

Andy Roddick beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 to win the Atlanta Open title.

After the match ended, Roddick celebrated by gently tossing his racquet into the stands. A few minutes later, he handed the trophy to a random fan who seemed surprised.

"I've won 32 times and in every one of them I've never assumed I was going to win again," he said. "I just kind of go about the process of playing, work hard and hope I can put myself in position enough times where you kind of create some success for yourself."

A sore right shoulder caused Roddick to struggle with Muller's serve in the first set. Before the changeover, he called a medical timeout to see a trainer. He said the shoulder felt pinched, and there was a dull pain.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Video: Roddick Heckled By Fish In Atlanta


Video: Roddick Heckled By Fish In Atlanta

Andy Roddick is heckled by close friend Mardy Fish during a press conference at the BB&T Atlanta Open, then composes himself to discuss his outlook on Twitter.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Andy Roddick Wimbledon Press Conference | Thursday 28 June 2012

Andy Roddick Wimbledon Press Conference | Thursday 28 June 2012

Wimbledon second round Thursday 28 June 2012

A. RODDICK/B. Phau 6‑3, 7‑6, 6‑3

Q. How did you feel through that? Pretty good?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, felt fine. He's tough because he kind of just take swats at the ball, so it's tough to kind of build a match, I guess. He played well in spurts understand a he had his off moments also.

You know, just glad to get that break back and then close it out in three.

Q. Yesterday Goran Ivanisevic said the only player that he likes to listen to the interviews nowadays is you. When I asked who is second, third, fourth. He said first Roddick, second Roddick, third Roddick, fourth Roddick. He said all the other players nowadays are a bit boring.

ANDY RODDICK: The first question that came to my mind was who was fifth and sixth. I don't know. I'm not going to comment. To be honest, I'm not in here for anybody else's press conferences. I have fun with it.