According to a tweet, former American No. 1 Andy Roddick wanted to make a comeback at the US Open playing doubles with friend and fellow 32-year-old Mardy Fish. But their apparent bid was denied because since retiring Roddick has been out of the drug testing program.
The new comes from USA Today’s Doug Robson:
— Douglas Robson (@dougrobson) July 28, 2014
Roddick has been playing World TeamTennis this summer for his Austin Aces. Team coach Rick Leach hinted last week of a potential Roddick-Fish return at the US Open to Sports on Earth.
Roddick and fellow retired American Mardy Fish are considering playing in this year’s U.S. Open doubles field, according to Leach. Still, Roddick hasn’t indicated he plans on returning to the ATP Tour, although he still follows the sport closely.
Fish hasn’t officially retired but also hasn’t played a match on the tour since last summer and has only played one Grand Slam since the 2012 US Open (2013 Wimbledon).
The US Open begins four weeks from today on August 25.
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