A couple of the best athletes in the world in their respective sports got together on Saturday afternoon for a challenge. Tennis player Andy Roddick hit a few balls with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who then showed him what’s up in the classic playground game of HORSE. The two played in Key Biscayne where Roddick had an off-day for the Sony Ericsson Open and where Wade was also off in preparation for his game Sunday against the Raptors in Miami. Wade said he hadn’t handled a tennis racket since high school. Judging by the looks of things, I would have guessed kindergarten. He also let Roddick get up H-O-R to H in the basketball session before resorting to athletic moves to win it. Check out the video of Andy Roddick and Dwyane Wade playing tennis and HORSE:
Pete Sampras was always lauded for his ability to dunk and as we can see Roddick is a pretty good athlete too. Though they get overlooked because tennis is not a contact sport, many of these players are outstanding athletes. Obviously Wade is an awesome athlete too, it’s just that tennis is much harder to pick up without much practice. Especially when you’re being asked to return Roddick’s ridiculous serve.
Andy Roddick to play doubles for Chilean earthquake relief at Sony Ericsson Open [The Miami Herald]