Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick retired from tennis a decade ago and these day he serves as a tennis analyst and expert for Tennis Channel. Roddick is an American tennis legend as his resume includes a Grand Slam title and the world No.
1 ranking. Roddick, who became a Grand Slam champion as a teenager at the 2003 US Open, was also a three-time Wimbledon finalist. This week, Roddick made an honest admission regarding his talent and how he was winning matches.
Roddick was a poor clay court player but on hard and grass he was a strong force for pretty much his entire career. "I didn’t have the upside of a lot of the guys I was playing against," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.
"So, I was pretty good at winning s----y matches. I felt like that was a skill set”. "What I always did, it was less like I could play badly and feel like I was supremely confident. What I did was it gave me an opportunity.
So for me it was just a matter of survival. I felt really good if I could kind of make it happen winning with my crappy stuff."
“I didn’t have the upside of a lot of the guys I was playing against…For me it was just a matter of survival”.
Roddick not worried about Novak Djokovic
This week, world No. 1 Djokovic kicked off his clay season in Monte Carlo.
After a first round bye, Djokovic stumbled upon rising Spanish star Alejandro Davidovich FOkina, who handed him a 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-1 loss. "He's very short of matches since the US Open. It was a big ask. What Novak was hoping to do was turn it around, get through, survive this match and then find his game later on," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.
"I don't think Novak moved that well today. He was lunging a lot more than normal. He was switching directions, wasn't quite there. Not a big thing to worry about, all to be expected but expect him to maybe sneak in tournament or two, play a little bit of a heavier schedule until he finds that footing. Obviously, with the goal being Roland Garros."