Collateral

‘He couldn’t have joked’ – Andy Roddick becomes collateral damage amid furious Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer fans on Twitter

Former American tennis star Andy Roddick was one of the best of his generation. The American is one of the most active members of the tennis community on social media. While Roddick was a great player in his own right, Roger Federer largely dominated the era in which he played. While Roddick retired in 2012, Federer continued to rack up records and recently declared his retirement.

Roddick has a bad record against Federer. As the Swiss maestro retires from tennis, Roddick paid tribute to the 41-year-old in a unique way. He searched himself. However, fans blasted his comments out of proportion. Roddick came back with an explanation later.

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Andy Roddick fucks himself

Andy Roddick definitely had great potential as a tennis player. However, the American ended up with just 1 Grand Slam title. Every time he succeeded, there was a man who stood between him and the title. It was none other than Roger Federer. Especially at the Wimbledon Championships, where Roddick lost three finals to Federer. Fucking himself, Roddick tweeted, “Also, it seems like a good time to start training for Wimby.”

While the American was just trolling himself, now that Federer won’t be there he has a good chance of winning Wimbledon. However, Novak Djokovic’s fans were quick to remind him that Nole is here with four titles in a row.

It turned into a war of words between Federer and Djokovic fans. At the end, Roddick offered a response clarifying the purpose of his tweet. “I couldn’t joke or even make fun of myself……”

Roddick vs Federer head to head

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Federer and Roddick both peaked at the same time. The two first faced each other in 2001. Federer started with a victory against the American in Basel. Moreover, over the next two years, they met again three times and Federer won all three matches. Roddick won his first match against Federer on his fifth attempt.

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Roddick of the United States pose for photographers after the men’s singles final match against day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5 2009 in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

After that, Federer went on an 11-game winning streak against Roddick, which the American broke in 2008. Going forward, Federer continued to dominate Roddick and also won the next six games. The only saving grace in the rivalry for Roddick is that he managed to win the last game he played against Federer.

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Although the way Federer dominated Roddick seems extraordinary, it doesn’t take anything away from the American who is nothing short of a great himself.