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Watch: Andy Roddick drills forehands at his Fox Sports Live co-hosts

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Need a pick-me-up to get you through your Friday? Just watch this video of Andy Roddick firing forehands at his co-hosts on Fox Sports Live. Mercifully, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole were wearing some protective gear, but clearly not enough. Roddick holds nothing back, repeatedly firing away from point-blank range and silently watching his poor victims writhe in absolute pain. If you thought Roddick’s forehand may have gotten rusty in his retirement, then think again. Some of those shots are going to leave a mark.

Done watching? Then get on with your workday knowing that no matter what happens, you will not have to take a Roddick forehand to your sensitive areas as your friends stand idly by and enjoy the show. Your day will not reach that level of bad.

Update: As expected, it left a mark:


  • Published On Apr 18, 2014
  • Watch: Brooklyn Decker smashed a racket during a tennis lesson from Andy Roddick

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    Brooklyn Decker going all Andy Roddick on a tennis racket? Where’s the footage, internet?

    The actress and SI Swimsuit veteran appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night to promote her new television show Friends With Better Lives, and it turns out she’s just as hot-headed on the tennis court as her husband.

    Decker told Ferguson she refuses to play tennis with Roddick because she’ll “always be the worst tennis player in the house.” Wait, Andy doesn’t let you win a few games, Brooklyn?

    “When you’re married to an athlete there’s no ‘letting win,’” Decker said. “That’s not even in their vocabulary.”

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  • Published On Apr 15, 2014
  • Tennis players who appeared on Late Show with David Letterman

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    Serena Williams appeared on David Letterman after winning gold in both the singles and doubles tournament at the London Olympics. (Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)

    Serena Williams appeared on David Letterman after winning gold in both the singles and doubles tournament at the London Olympics. (Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)

    Late-night talk-show host David Letterman has announced that he will retire in 2015 after 32 years. A number of tennis players have appeared on his New York-based show, which was an easy press stop before and after the U.S. Open. Through Letterman, several stars, both domestic and foreign, got an opportunity to introduce themselves to an American audience.

    Here are some of our favorite interview moments:

    Serena Williams

    Williams was on Late Show four times, once as a Top 10 list presenter and three times as an interviewee. But her most memorable appearance came in 2009. Let’s just say, Letterman really liked her dress.

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  • Published On Apr 07, 2014
  • Video: Andy Roddick struggles to put SI Swimsuit covers in chronological order

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    Andy Roddick appeared on NBC's Hollywood Game Night. (Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    Andy Roddick appeared on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. (Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    Andy Roddick, or “tennis legend and husband of you-know-who” as he’s now described, faced off against wife Brooklyn Decker and a host of stars on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. As expected, Roddick brought his trademark intensity to the duel, which pits two teams against each other in a series of games.

    After getting schooled by Decker in a movie-related quiz (“There’s nothing like being emasculated by your wife in front of everybody!”) Roddick finally got a game that seemed right in his wheelhouse. He was tasked to put six Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, one of which was Decker’s own 2010 cover, in correct chronological order.

    “You’re kind of throwing me under the bus,” a confident Roddick quipped. “If I get this really fast…”

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  • Published On Dec 26, 2013
  • Andy Roddick can’t get enough of John Isner’s nude photo shoot

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    Andy Roddick trolling like only Andy Roddick can. (Photo via Twitter)

    Andy Roddick trolling like only Andy Roddick can. (Photo via Twitter)

    Andy Roddick may be retired from tennis, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to properly haze and prank his fellow Americans.

    Roddick was reunited with John Isner for a few exhibitions last week. Over the weekend, Brooklyn Decker tweeted a photo of her husband wearing a T-shirt featuring Isner’s nude photo shoot from ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue:

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  • Published On Dec 09, 2013
  • Andy Roddick nearly came to blows with Novak Djokovic after ’08 U.S. Open loss

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    Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Andy Roddick at the 2008 U.S. Open. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Andy Roddick revealed on Fox Sports Live that he almost fought Novak Djokovic in the locker room after their match in the 2008 U.S. Open quarterfinals.

    The match was filled with tension after Roddick accused Djokovic of faking injuries, and Djokovic exacerbated things by poking back at Roddick during an on-court interview after his four-set victory. The New York crowd even booed Djokovic off the court.

    On Fox Sports Live, Roddick began recounting the confrontation with “this tennis player.” After the other panelists, including former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, encouraged him to name the player, Roddick said it rhymes with “Schmovak Schmokovic.”

    “I was talking trash, and he came out and beat the pants off me [in the match], as he would, but then kind of chirped afterward,” Roddick said. “So he comes straight [into the locker room], I went right up to him, had him up against the locker. But then I realized his trainer was a little bit bigger than Donovan and I kind of checked myself.”

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  • Published On Oct 03, 2013
  • Andy Roddick’s ‘drunk dancing’ vs. Victoria Azarenka ‘twerking’

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    Twerking vs. Drunk Dancing. No, this is not a fall sorority hazing ritual.

    If Beyond the Baseline’s coverage has taught you anything it’s that tennis players like to dance. That’s actually an understatement. They love to dance. Here’s a video that Andy Roddick’s wife Brooklyn Decker tweeted, which proves that the urge to boogie doesn’t stop when you retire. Roddick’s dance is equal parts Usher and Michael Flatley’s Riverdance. In other words, it is perfect:

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  • Published On Sep 19, 2013
  • Video: Andy Roddick interviews Roger Federer, talks 2009 Wimbledon final

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    Andy Roddick, in his new role with Fox Sports 1, interviewed Roger Federer last week during an event celebrating 40 years of the ATP rankings. The two former No. 1s talked about their dramatic 2009 Wimbledon final, which Federer won 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14.

    As Roddick recounted his heartbreaking loss, he told Federer that he appreciated his class in the locker room after the trophy ceremony.

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  • Published On Aug 28, 2013
  • Andy Roddick, retired since September, moves up in ATP rankings (UPDATED)

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    Lounging in retirement, Andy Roddick is up to No. 40 in this week’s rankings. (JC Salas/Icon SMI)

    Andy Roddick is rocking retirement so hard that he’s actually on the rise in the ATP rankings.

    Roddick’s ranking remains active because he didn’t file retirement papers after playing his farewell match at the U.S. Open in September. So it was hard not chuckle when the tour released its weekly rankings on Monday and, lo and behold, Roddick actually moved up two spots to No. 40. All without playing a match in five-and-a-half months. Now that takes some skill.

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  • Published On Feb 19, 2013
  • Andy Roddick: Declining prize money hike ‘stupidest thing I’ve ever heard’

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    Andy Roddick is miffed that the ATP has yet to approve a purse increase for Indian Wells. (JC Salas/Icon SMI)

    Andy Roddick didn’t mince his words when he was on tour, so it’s no surprise that he’s not mincing them now that he’s retired.

    As reported by The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., Roddick offered his thoughts on the ATP Board of Directors’ failure to approve an $800,000 increase in prize money offered by the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells this year. If you’re confused as to why the tour would decline an increase in prize money, then you’re in the same boat as Roddick.

    “I do understand that when someone gives you a (expletive) load of money, you take that money,” Roddick said at his “fireside chat” which benefits the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village, a center for abused children in Beaumont.

    “Someone like Larry Ellison wants to invest into his event and make it the biggest possible, and he gets stopped by the ATP. If you’re a start up, what would make you want to navigate through that and to go through that firing line?” Roddick said. “How can you step into tennis with any confidence?

    “It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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  • Published On Feb 12, 2013


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