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Andy Roddick tried to fight Novak Djokovic after 2008 US Open match

Andy Roddick revealed on “FOX Sports Live” this week that he nearly fought Novak Djokovic following their match at the 2008 US Open.

You may recall that prior to the match, Roddick accused Djokovic of faking multiple injuries. In his pre-match news conference, Roddick went along with a reporter who cited all of Djokovic’s injuries, only Roddick jokingly added in a few others like bird flu and anthrax.

“If it’s there, it’s there,” Roddick said prior to their match. “It’s just a lot. He’s either quick to call the trainer or he’s the most courageous guy of all time.”

Djokovic beat Roddick 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 in that quarterfinal match. Nole addressed the injury controversy in an interview after the match. He was booed by the New York crowd as soon as he brought up the injury issue.

Novak Djokovic“Well, obviously Andy was saying I had 16 injuries,” Djokovic said in his interview. “Obviously I don’t, right?

“I know they [the crowd] are already against me because they think I am faking everything,” Djokovic said. “That’s not nice anyhow to say in front of this crowd that I have 16 injuries and that I’m faking it.”

Roddick heard the interview, and that ticked him off. As he explained on FOX Sports Live this week, the interview led him to go after Djokovic in the locker room and nearly fight his opponent.

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Serena Williams thinks Andy Roddick has a huge butt

Serena Williams is known for having a large derriere, but she actually thinks Andy Roddick has a bigger butt than she does.

Serena sat down with Roddick for an interview that appeared on FOX Sports 1 this week. Roddick asks Williams several questions about the US Open, and brought up Serena’s fashion choices at the tournament. Williams defended the outfits she’s worn, and then she had some fun with Roddick when he asked how he would look in a cat suit like Serena wore.

“How do you think I would look in a cat suit?” Roddick asked.

“I think you would look hot in a cat suit,” said Williams. “I think you would look really hot. You would of course have to adjust it and make it a little longer. Maybe if we just gave it a full-length leg. That cat suit was fabulous.”

“Would my butt look bigger than yours?”

“Yes, because you have a really big butt. You have a huge butt. It’s underrated.”

[Video: Andy Roddick stuffs towels in his butt for Serena impression]

I’m sure Brooklyn Decker will be happy to know that Serena’s been scoping out her husband’s backside. Roddick and Williams have actually been friends for years, and Serena even beat the former No. 1 men’s tennis player when they were much younger. Because they’ve known each other for so long, Roddick was able to bring out a playful side of Serena in the interview. He also described Serena as a “sweet” girl, which is a side of Serena most don’t get to see.

So what does this underrated, huge butt look like? If you’re interested, that’s below:

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Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker defend Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki

rory-mcilroy-caroline-wozniackiRory McIlroy has been under a lot of criticism as of late because of his abysmal play in 2013, and his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki has been blamed for much of it. McIlroy could just be going through an inexplicable funk, but several PGA legends and analysts have wondered if his relationship with Wozniacki is directly correlated with his struggles.

The most recent comments about McIlroy’s personal life came from nine-time major champion Gary Player, who said that McIlroy needs to find the right woman in order to continue his dominance in the game of golf. After hearing that chatter, former tennis star Andy Roddick and his wife Brooklyn Decker have apparently had enough.

As one of the more prominent athlete-celebrity couples on our extensive list, Roddick and Decker know a thing or two about relationship criticism. I’m sure Roddick heard how Decker negatively affected his play on more than one occasion.

For what it’s worth, Wozniacki has struggled worse than McIlroy since the two started dating. She was ranked No. 1 in the world at the time, but has fallen to 10th and hasn’t won a major since. McIlroy, on the other hand, was No. 3 in the world then and is No. 3 now. His only two major victories came while he was dating Wozniacki.

Everyone from Johnny Miller to Nick Faldo seems to think McIlroy is not responsible enough to know how to handle his personal time. Fortunately, golf is not a team sport. If McIlroy wants to spend more time on his girlfriend and less on golf (not to say he’s even doing that), that’s his prerogative. Talking about it obviously isn’t changing anything.

H/T Sports by Brooks Live

Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker go as John and Lorena Bobbitt for Halloween (Picture)

As far as couples costumes are concerned, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker have taken home the gold medal for Halloween 2012. The tennis star and his swimsuit model wife went out on Wednesday night dressed as John and Lorena Bobbitt. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story of the Bobbitts, you can read their very graphic history here.

Long story short, the couple arrived home one night back in the early 1990s and were both allegedly intoxicated after a night of partying together. Lorena claims John raped her, so she got out of bed, went to get a kitchen knife and proceeded to cut off his — well, you know. She then left the apartment with it and tossed it out of her car window. Lorena realized how serious what she had done was, so she called 911 and the penis was located after a search and later surgically reattached. John was acquitted of spousal rape charges and Lorena was found not guilty due to insanity causing an irresistible impulse.

So now that you get Brooklyn’s and Andy’s costumes, you have to agree that they won Halloween as a couple. Bryce Harper may have taken the solo honors for this creepy costume, but dressing as the Bobbitts takes some serious guts.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Andy Roddick retiring after US Open

American tennis is losing one of its stars. Andy Roddick announced on his birthday Thursday that he plans to retire from tennis after the US Open.

Roddick says he and his wife, Brooklyn Decker, have known for the past few days that he would retire after the tournament. He says he decided to make the decision public so that everyone would know his plans. Roddick is 30 years old which is pretty old in tennis terms, and his announcement comes as no surprise.

Roddick has failed to make it past the third round in any of the majors this year. He impressively won the AEGON International, but his season has been full of early tournament exits. Retirement talks have been on the horizon for Roddick since he began hosting a radio show, which indicated a forthcoming transition into the media.

Roddick’s peak as a tennis player came in 2003 when he won the US Open, reached the finals at Wimbledon, and the semifinals at the Australian Open. He also became the No. 1-ranked player in the world that year, holding the spot for 13 weeks. Roddick never won another major, but he did reach four more finals and lost to Roger Federer every time. He won 32 singles titles during his career, and he helped the US win a Davis Cup.

While Roddick’s career can be viewed as somewhat disappointing because he never won another major after the US Open in ’03, his achievements must be placed into proper context. He had the misfortune of playing at the same time as Roger Federer, who is considered by many to be the best player ever. Federer began dominating in 2004, the year after Roddick had won his major. Federer thoroughly dominated from 2004-2007 before being challenged by another legend, Rafael Nadal, and more recently, Novak Djokovic.

Roddick says his most proud achievement is that he maintained longevity in a grueling sport.

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Andy Roddick throws racquet after losing point, nearly takes out ballgirl (Video)

Andy Roddick played in a charity tennis match against Roger Federer at MSG Monday night and seemed to entertain the crowd. One person who likely didn’t have as good of a time was the ballgirl who was nearly nailed by a flying racquet.

After a long point with Federer that ended with a failed between-the-legs shot, Roddick threw his racquet towards the net and it nearly hit the ball girl who was retrieving the ball.

Roddick is known for blowing up after lost points, and that is even the case when he’s playing in charity matches. He should have stuck to entertaining the crowd with funny impressions, like the one of Rafael Nadal seen below:

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Video: Andy Roddick Raps the ‘Humpty Dance’ While Wearing Christmas Attire

This is the guy who is married to the love of my life?  We all know Andy Roddick likes to have a little fun (see: Serena Williams impression) but is this the type of stuff that Brooklyn Decker digs? Those of us who have seen Just Go With It know that Brooklyn likes to dance and listen to N-Sync and stuff, but what does she think of her husband when he’s up on stage with a couple of wangstas rapping the “Humpty Dance” and wearing a woman’s Christmas sweater?

The Miller Lite in his hand helps explain how Roddick got to where he was over the weekend, but I just want to let Brooklyn know that if she needs a little break from this embarrassing behavior I’m here for her.  Check out this video from Bobby Bones Tacky Sweater Party in Austin that Busted Racquet shared with us:

This guy can pretty much get away with whatever he wants, huh?  I guess when you have a wife that accepts your having lost several wedding rings and replacing them, doing the “Humpty Dance” in a Christmas sweater ain’t no thing.  Today’s list of people I would love to be for a day: Coakley from Hall Pass, Rory McIlroy when he was dating Holly Sweeney, and Andy Roddick.