Friday, August 31, 2012

Andy Roddick Is Retiring


Andy Roddick announced that he is retiring from professional tennis so he can focus more on seeing his wife, Brooklyn Decker naked. Oh, wait, that is what I said, not him. It probably does suck being gone for half the year and when you are in town your wife is off making another movie where her only role is to say a few lines every fifteen minutes while wearing a bikini and having men gawk at her. Andy turned 30 yesterday and told reporters he just is not healthy enough or committed enough anymore to keep on playing at this level. Plus, all he really needs to do is play an exhibition or two a year and he could probably still make $1M a year. Plus, there is Brooklyn's acting career.

20 comments:

mikey said...

He's made a ton of money and he has had a lot of injuries that can cause long term pain. Good for him that he can retire at 30.

hunter said...

Good for him.

Lola said...

He probably said it too...she's hot.

SEAN said...

A class act who also has a child to be with. He deserved a better writeup then this entry or none at all.

FS said...

He's had a good career so he's lucky he can retire on his own terms instead of being one of those guys who fades away and gets worse as they age when the injuries take over. There are no other American stars on the men's side as big as him right now so I don't know what the tennis people are going to do about that.

Seachica said...

I called this awhile ago. He was clearly not motivated any longer and he isn't willing to do what it takes to keep up with Federer/Rafa/Murrah/Djokevich. Andy had a good career, and was always hampered by such large expectations that he'd be the next great American tennis star. I hope he's happier in retirement.

FS said...

No, Andy Roddick doesn't have any children, just a dog.

DewieTheBear said...

He was his own worst enemy on the court. Many blame his lack of titles on playing during the Federer/Nadal era, but honestly, watching Roddick as early as 2002 (before Federer really struck), you could see the problems, the over-reliance on the big serve being the worst. Add to that, the coaching carousel, the petulant hissy fits and the injuries? He retired a few years past his expiration date.

Vicki Cupper said...

He can retire in my vagine.

msgirl said...

I agree, he was out years ago. And he didn't have a great reputation either.

seachica - you're so right! Who knows, all the media hype, rah America, as the new #1 is an incredible amount of pressure.

I'm so upset Rafa is out again. I.Love.Rafa. ha! He's had so many injuries, from the way he plays, I hope he comes back and wins a few before he retires too.

Sherry said...

LOL! Vicki!!!

smashbash said...

Vicki for the win!!!

He is hot! I thought that in early 2000 and I still think it. He is hot! :)

Layna Day said...

Any motivation he had left a few years ago when he lost that epic Wimbledon final to Federer. After that, Roddick seemed to just being going through the motions.

He tried to improve and did so, but came during a time where there were others much better than him. Roddick did his best, it just wasn't in the cards for him.

Melinda9 said...

The tennis season is rough, lasts practically all year. So there's that. But I wouldn't call him a class act. I agree with Dewey the Bear - his temper tantrums have greatly increased in the past few years.

auntliddy said...

And i would give a shit because..... ?

Reese said...

I always liked Andy, even though he never failed to disappoint me in not winning more than 1 major tournament. Good for him for deciding it is time to go, and happy retirement. I'm sure he'll not be bored away from the tour.

Bubbles said...

Actually American's men tennis has John Isner and Sam Querry and Mardy Fish, so no need to fret once Andy's gone.

FS said...

Yes, those players are still around but none of them have the full package that Andy had, he was a big name marquee player, the kind of name that even a few non tennis fans recognized, almost in the Sampras/Agassi range. I don't know if Isner, Fish or Querrey will ever achieve that type of status.

just curious said...

Federer/Rafa/Murrah/Djokevich... You forgot Nadal.Roddick is like Tony Romo,he'll be a better QB if not for Brees,Brady,and the Mannings.

cowbulls said...

30 is old for a tennis player to win the major tournaments so I don't blame him for retiring. Having one of the hottest wives in the world would sure be another great reason to spend more "family time"