Andy Roddick hilariously responds to Wimbledon's Roger Federer question
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Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick had a hilarious response to a Roger Federer related question asked by Wimbledon. Roddick made three Wimbledon finals during his careers - lost to Federer in each of those three finals. Roddick was a strong force on grass and Wimbledon during his prime, but he just couldn't beat Federer at The Championships.
On Wednesday, Wimbledon's Twitter account asked followers to share their favorite Federer Wimbledon moment. Roddick replied by saying: "New phone. Who dis?"
New phone. Who dis? — andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 21, 2022
Roddick was three times stopped by Federer in Wimbledon finals
Roddick made his first Wimbledon final in 2004, when he was a set up before Federer stormed back to win in four sets.
The following year, Roddick made his second Wimbledon final. This time, Federer claimed a straight-set win. In 2009, Roddick made his third and last Wimbledon final. The 2009 Wimbledon final was one of the most dramatic and thrilling finals in Wimbledon history.
Unfortunately for Roddick, he once again fell short as Federer edged him out 5-7 7-6 (6) 7-6 (5) 3-6 16-14. In a recent interview for The New York Post, Roddick was asked about the 2009 Wimbledon final. "That’s the match that I get asked most about," Roddick told The New York Post.
"I say everyone has that Starbucks moment in their athletic career, and that’s the Starbucks moment where you see a stranger, they ask you about it. The only thing that I would really change is the result, and winning two more points one of five times.
But as far as having a game plan, executing it at the highest level in the biggest moment, I felt like I did that over the course of 4 ¹/â hours. One of my coaches Jimmy Connors had a saying: “Operation successful, but sometimes the patient dies”.
And that’s the way it felt that day. I felt like I did as much as I could, save for winning two more points."