Help

loading...

Article

  • January the true test for Roddick retirement

    12/13/12 2:23 PM | Johan Lindahl
    January the true test for Roddick retirement Andy Roddick says he will only know in a few weeks if his August retirement from tennis was a wise choice.

    The 30-year-old will go through his first January in well over a decade without preparing for a trip to the Australian Open.

    Since hanging up his racquet on his birthday, the Roddick retirement has left a gaping hole in US tennis hopes as the last local to win a Grand Slam (2003 US Open) gave away his career.

    "To be honest, I don't know that it will really affect me until January comes around," Roddick told ESPN. "The last 13 Januarys I've been in Australia. I haven't experienced January 8 in the United States for 15 years.

    "You start to identify certain months with certain places, that's where you are.... I wasn't jealous of the guys going on a 15-hour flight to Shanghai [in October] or wherever else. Once I see the guys over [in Australia], obviously I'll miss it a little bit."

    Roddick has been making the best of his self-chosen exile form the sport, intensively polishing his golf game as well as indulging in some of the foods which were off limits to him as a player during his career. He has kept up the charity work for his foundation.

    Roddick said that golf is taking a stronger place in his new life. "I've played 50-60 rounds since the US Open. My game's OK, but I look at things in the grand scheme of sports - someone who's OK at golf.

    "I imagine the guy playing next to me in some tennis center that I was judging and I think I'm that guy in golf now. I can hit the ball a little bit, but I definitely don't want to say I'm any good at it at all."

    Find the latest tennis odds at Unibet.com

Tell a friend »

Comments


Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

Unibet Mobile prematch,live betting

Unibet Mobile betting Unibet Mobile betting

Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
 For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.

ATP Calendar

Date
Tournament
20 Oct
Valencia

Spain, Spain

20 Oct
Basel

Switzerland, Switzerland

27 Oct
Paris

France,

01 Nov
Tour Finals London

Great Britain,

Recommend Tennistalk



Follow us

Follow Tennistalk on Facebook Follow Tennistalk on Twitter

Tell a friend

Your name:

Friend's name:

Friend's email:

Other tennis links