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#pounditSunday, April 21, 2024

Andy Roddick Gets Penalty Point for Smacking Ball into the Stands (Video)

Andy Roddick had some serious problems during his first-round match at the Western and Southern Open Monday night.  During his second set against Phillip Kohlschreiber, Roddick went John McEnroe and broke his racquet in frustration.  His frustration built even more when he double faulted in the deciding set, and his actions resulted in a penalty point that cost him the game.  Check out the video of Andy Roddick smashing a ball into the stands, courtesy of Busted Racquet:

Listening to Andy plead his case is definitely the best part of the video. Umpire Carlos Bernardes made the call he had to make and Roddick knew it, but he had to say something. Even the “whoaaa” from the crowd is enough to know he shouldn’t have done it.  That’s not the first time we’ve seen him blow up on an official, so it isn’t really surprising.  However, I bet when you get to go home to this at the end of the day you can quickly forget any frustrations you might have encountered during your petty tennis match.


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