During a special exhibition singles match against 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, Andy Roddick gave the Atlanta crowd a taste of Rafael Nadal with an impersonation of the Spanish great.
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It’s not the first time Roddick’s done a Nadal, here’s another from 2012 MSG.
Roddick is in Atlanta for Mardy Fish’s farewell tour. He’ll play doubles with Fish later this week.
“I am glad he is getting this opportunity,” said Roddick. “It was so hard to watch what he went through, without people fully understanding what he was going through. I love the fact that he is comfortable walking people through what he has overcome.”
Roddick also talked about the rising American stars like Tiafoe, Reilly Opelka, Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz and Jack Sock.
“If these guys can all work together, push one another, and create a healthy jealously, it will be good for American tennis,” said Roddick. “To know if they are practicing together, ‘Listen, I beat him last week, but he is in a final of some tournament, I want to do that.’ As opposed to creating a separatist nature, among the guys, we need to have them help each other. Frances has competition, and that will help.”
The 32-year-old Roddick and wife Brooklyn Decker are expecting their first child in the next few months.
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