Whereas Andy Roddick was busy having fun with his first days of retirement, we had been compiling the newest and best tales from across the tennis world.
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Sure, it’s true. Andy Roddick’s retirement grew to become official Thursday after his round-of-16 loss to Juan Martin Del Potro. Maybe Jimmy Connors stated his goodbye finest on Twitter:
“Andy, my buddy—you’re a winner. Life goes on. Reside it to the fullest.”
For some cause we are able to’t fairly perceive, Janko Tipsarevic retains mentioning the very fact he thinks males ought to receives a commission greater than girls. Earlier than his riveting 5 set match loss to David Ferrer Thursday, Tipsy took to his Twitter web page to say, “I actually wouldn’t care in any respect if ladies earned the identical as guys if the identical quantity of effort is utilized. Or do now we have idiots right here that don’t assume so? Please rise up and say your title loud and clear.” The Twitter dialog he gave the impression to be having with himself continued for a number of extra posts earlier than he gave us this gem: “Love you all! Please unfollow in the event you assume I’m a…properly you’ll have to take a look at his twitter web page to learn the remainder.”
Additionally Thursday, U.S. Open followers had been handled to fairly the exhibition match. John McEnroe and Adam Sandler (mates since McEnroe made a cameo in Sandler’s film Mr. Deeds) took on Kevin James and Jim Courier. Whereas we’re positive followers had been entertained, we’re additionally guessing they had been relieved when Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro took the courtroom.
U.S. Open semifinalist, Sara Errani’s English might have a methods to go, however she was crystal clear about the truth that she’s determined to chop ties along with her former physician, Luis Garcia Del Ethical. Del Ethical was handed a lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Company after he was accused of a doping conspiracy as a part of Lance Armstrong’s medical workers.
The Tennis Integrity Unit handed down a lifetime ban to Serbian participant, David Savic, after he was accused of inviting different gamers to repair match outcomes. Savic, who reached a profession excessive rating of 363, claims he was arrange by an “as but unnamed” prime participant on the tour.
Go away it to the U.S. Open to search out one more solution to make cash. Officers have begun promoting used match balls for round $60 a pop. If a ball is deemed treasured, it goes to public sale the place costs can soar even increased. In fact, all of this happens after balls have been licensed and authenticated to protect in opposition to ball fraud.
The U.S. Open has additionally efficiently hopped on the “inexperienced” bandwagon, accumulating a formidable 100 tons of compostable waste throughout the event.
In the event you watched Andy Roddick’s final match this week, you undoubtedly noticed his spouse Brooklyn within the stands carrying a vintage-inspired shirt with the letters ARF emblazoned on the entrance. We assumed it stood for Andy Roddick Eternally, however discovered later that the shirt is definitely a particular version tee made to boost cash for the Andy Roddick Basis. You will get one in all your personal at AndyRoddick.com.
Lastly, the celebrities might be out for the thirty second annual Legends Ball at Cipriani forty second road in New York Metropolis. The occasion advantages the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame and Museum. The Legends Ball can pay tribute to Guga Kuerten and Jennifer Capriati amongst others.
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