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Tennis Grand Stand:
Jack Sock in action at the US Open (Photo via USOpen.org)
By Ashley Babich
Andy Roddick shocked many in the tennis community this week when he announced his impending retirement at the 2012 US Open. (He even surprised some who don’t follow tennis so closely, as my grandma called to tell me, with much concern, that she heard the “cute American tennis player is retiring.”)
The conversation has been in play for a while, and most can’t discuss Andy’s retirement without immediately following up with a discussion about who will carry the torch for American tennis once Andy has moved on to happier days with his wife Brooklyn, and hopefully, babies.
While there are many players who could possibly be the face of American tennis, it will be hard to fill Andy’s red, white, and blue shoes. (Did you see those in his match against Tomic? Go America!)
Anyway, I’m here to talk about Jack Sock.
He’s 19-years-old, ranked 243rd in the world, and made his way into the US Open as a wild card. He made h...
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
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...
Andy Roddick's extended retirement plans are still on a flexible time line.
After beating Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in a physically and emotionally exhausting battle that lasted exactly three hours in front of a vast, adoring crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Roddick has to prepare himself for another possible farewell.
It could come on Tuesday evening -- presuming...
Andy Roddick's fourth-round match against Juan Martin del Potro at the U.S. Open has been suspended because of rain and is scheduled to resume Wednesday.
Play was halted right after Roddick went ahead 1-0 in a first-set tiebreaker Tuesday night. A little more than a half-hour later, the tournament called off play for the day.
Roddick, the 2003 champion at Flushing Meadows,...
Andy Roddicks’ career has come to an anticlimactic close. He leaves his tennis racket behind after losing to Juan Martin Del Potro in 4 sets Wednesday after rain forced the matched to be suspended Tuesday.
Roddick leaves behind a career that saw him win 32 career titles that includes one major victory in 2003 winning the US Open the same year he captured the #1 ranking as well...
He has been the face of American men’s tennis for the past few years, and now he’s retired… Andy Roddick’s tennis career is finished after losing to Juan Martin Del Potro in the U.S. Open Round of 16, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4. Remember Roddick stated last week that this U.S. Open would be the final tournament of his career.
Roddick won the U.S. Open in 2003, the only Grand Slam...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – The 20th seed Andy Roddick postponed his retirement by advancing to the fourth round of the US Open with a 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win over Italy’s Fabio Fognini on Sunday.
“I am trying to keep all of my emotions together. All the support I have received over the past few days has been truly humbling,” said Roddick.
“It was a pretty physical match...
From a man who owns Superbowl ring to one that earned a green jacket from Augusta National - celebrities, Olympians, and fellow tennis players flooded Twitter to wish Andy Roddick well after he retired from tennis today at the US Open. Here are some of their tweets:
Congrats Andy Roddick on a great career RT @sportscenter: Andy Roddick salutes the crowd after playing the...
Joe Healy sincerely hopes that Andy Roddick will be remembered for what he was and not what he wasn't.
Would you rather be Andy Roddick or Roger Federer? I was heavily influenced by the internet on Friday which lead me to write this blog. First, I saw the actual post on Barstool New York. Then I read this article about how Roger Federer single-handedly prevented Roddick from becoming an elite tennis player….
Look I know we’re often bullsh$itting when we write blogs on a day-to...
Without Andy Roddick or Mardy Fish, the U.S. Davis Cup team will count on John Isner, Sam Querrey and twins Bob and Mike Bryan for its semifinal at Spain next week.
US captain Jim Courier announced the team Tuesday at the US Open.
Roddick announced last week that he will retire after the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Fish withdrew from the US Open on Monday after a health...
Without Andy Roddick or Mardy Fish, the U.S. Davis Cup team will count on a roster of John Isner, Sam Querrey and twins Bob and Mike Bryan for its semifinal at Spain on Sept. 14-16.
U.S. captain Jim Courier announced the team Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Roddick announced last week that he will retire after the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Fish withdrew from the U.S. Open...
Every match that Andy Roddick plays at the 2012 US Open could be his last, since announcing his upcoming retirement at the end of this year’s tournament.
Good news for us because that means we will see Roddick’s smoking hot wife and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker sitting in the stands rooting for her man at almost every match.
This is Decker looking very...