Video: Andy Roddick Flips Out on U.S. Open Officials Over Wet Court
Andy Roddick may be the top American male tennis player in the country but that doesn’t mean he’s beloved. He frequently acts like a spoiled baby on the court and that turns off a lot of fans. Witness this video of Roddick freaking out on a U.S. Open official because the court’s playing surface was not to his liking:
His behavior in that video is inexcusable. He’s not the only player upset over the way the weather has altered things at the U.S. Open, but that’s no excuse to act downright disrespectful. He needs to keep in mind he’s talking to actual people there. People who have jobs, who have feelings, and who have to make difficult decisions.
I was just coming around to like Roddick after hearing how well he came off on Jimmy Traina’s podcast last month, but then he goes off and ruins it with antics like this. Between this video, the foot fault freak out last year, and the ball-hitting incident of a few weeks ago, it’s pretty clear that Roddick has a lot of maturing left to do.
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