Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Andy Leaves Them Laughing

Updated December 19, 2008

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Originally posted December 16, 2008

It is the tennis off-season and you know what that means: lots of charity work (the Andy Roddick Foundation raised $1.1 million this year) and more hilarious player impersonations from Andy. Check it out, from Rock n Racquets in Knoxville, Tennessee:

LOL, looky here, Andy impersonates Novak Djokovic again (hopefully Novak can take the joke this time):

Related News Items:

• "Meeting Roddick a dream come true for 95-year-old"
It will be a dream come true for the living legend, 95-year-old Dave Carey of Asheville, N.C., who has won 31 USTA national seniors titles.

"I'd love to meet him," Carey said Tuesday at Centre Court Racquet Club during a visit to Knoxville, where he once lived. "I hope I can meet him. I have some suggestions for him."

Carey, visiting with his wife, Peg, and his son, Peter, has been a huge fan of Roddick for years.

He has written letters to Roddick with suggestions for his tennis game - particularly ways to improve his backhand - and followed Roddick's rise to stardom.

"I've always admired the way he plays," Carey said. "There's not too many guys today who have the ability to serve-and-volley. I learned tennis as a kid on English grass courts, and we were always told never to let the ball bounce because on grass you never knew where it was going to go."

Carey admires Roddick's willingness to play for his country.

"I'm very proud of the fact that he is devoting himself to Davis Cup," Carey said. "In the old days, I played a lot of tennis with a guy named Gardner Mulloy. Gardner and I are the same age, exactly, 10 days apart.

"(Mulloy) always used to say he would rather play Davis Cup than one of the big tournaments, to play for your country and all that."

"Roddick, Williams (and Pearl) dazzle crowd" [Knoxnews]
Andy Roddick may have a career as a stand-up comedian once his playing days are over on the pro tennis tour.

Roddick, ranked No. 8 in the world, delivered one funny one-liner after another Sunday afternoon during the Rock-n-Racquets/BB&T charity exhibition before 3,600 fans at the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena.

One of his best came after he and Serena Williams beat John Isner and Caroline Wozniacki in a tiebreaker to win a pro-set, during which UT basketball coach Bruce Pearl was chair umpire.

“As Coach Pearl knows, it’s tough to be in the shadow of a woman,” Roddick told the crowd before leaving the court while the women warmed up for singles.

Of course, Roddick was referring to Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt, who has won eight national titles, and himself, who has won one Grand Slam title to Serena’s nine.

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