Andy Roddick retired at the age of 30. However, in the last few years the average age of tennis players has been increasing and maybe looking back he would have loved to play a little bit more. He does miss being on the main stage.
'When you walk out for the Wimbledon final at All England through the tunnel with the cameras following you—that’s one of those life defining moments,' Roddick said to Forbes.
'When I watched (Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic) do it this past June I was jealous of them.' he mentioned, adding that the positive thing now is that he could eat and drink more or less what he wanted and could think about things other than tennis. One of his biggest regrets however is the 2009 Wimbledon final that he lost to Roger Federer, a player who he admires and loves.
If he was like Roger, he would have been perfect. 'If I could speak six languages, win 17 Grand Slams, smell terrific, and have great hair like Roger I’d be all set. He’s the greatest,' said Roddick who lost 21 of the 24 matches he played against Federer.