It's now seven years that Andy Roddick has retired from tennis. At the 2012 US Open, the American player stepped away from the professional tour. Looking at how successful Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been lately, the American has some regrets.
“I had some left in the tank", admitted Roddick speaking to The New York Post. "But these guys are dominant. If anything, they’ve gotten better over the last seven years since I retired. You always wonder.
But I’m really happy with what I’ve done since retirement. I don’t have any regrets. I’m certainly happy to be a fan and watch these guys march to the record books. It’s an amazing time. I hope people are appreciating what they’re seeing.’’ “It’s not just dominant for their generation.
They’ve almost taken away another generation of potential slam winners. You’re talking about the three best of all time — the racket skills of Roger, the discipline of Novak, the physicality of Rafa. They don’t have to prove anything else, yet they still prove it time after time.
I remember Roger was carrying a back injury into the U.S. Open in 2013. People were talking after he lost to Tommy Robredo, whom he hadn’t lost to before: Is this the end? And here we are six years later, he’s one shot from winning Wimbledon and still winning majors.’’