Like Nick Kyrgios beginning his podcast Good Trouble With Nick Kyrgios, the place his associates kind his company, former World No.1 Andy Roddick has begun internet hosting a podcast known as Served With Andy Roddick. Roddick, who not too long ago rushed to the protection of Andy Murray and was as soon as aided by Serena Williams, has all the time been a favourite amongst his friends. Combining that along with his tennis data, Roddick makes an ideal option to host the podcast.
Besides being a tennis star, Andy Roddick has an awesome humorousness. Having all the time introduced his humorous, goofy vibes into the sport throughout his enjoying days, he has carried that perspective post-retirement as nicely. The 2003 US Open winner can be a pure at interviewing individuals, having finished so beforehand with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and others.
The first episode of the Andy Roddick podcast is out and it’s about primarily recapping the 2024 Australian Open with veteran tennis journalist, Jon Wertheim. Roddick instantly begins with how keen he has been to get this visitor on his present, inadvertently praising Wertheim and making him really feel snug. Wertheim additionally covers the NBA and MMA amongst different sports activities and sports activities tournaments.
The Andy Roddick podcast touched upon a number of factors similar to Jannik Sinner being a pure at such a younger age, his conquer Daniil Medvedev within the closing, and the general Australian Open 2024 main highlights. But another main factors they went over included Medvedev unusually being in comparison with Roger Federer. Andy Roddick performed a tremendous closing with Federer on the (*1*) in a shedding trigger for the American. Thereby, he is aware of the Swiss legend’s sport and prowess all too nicely.
Roddick is a large fan of Medvedev, calling him a greater participant than himself with out hesitation. Despite Medvedev’s loss, Roddick believes his achievement remains to be outstanding given he beat Djokovic within the finals to win his solely Grand Slam on the 2021 US Open. Roddick additionally praised Sinner and mentioned that he’s astonished by the Italian teenager’s enchancment yearly.
Based on the ultimate match between Medvedev and Sinner and each of their achievements lately, he boldly claimed they’re the subsequent ‘Big Two’ after the ‘Big Three’ i.e. Djokovic, Federer, and Rafael Nadal dominated for therefore a few years. The Andy Roddick podcast then steered in direction of one other participant who has had an outstanding run lately – Coco Gauff.
Gauff misplaced within the semi-finals to Aryna Sabalenka however left the event with an enchancment in her rating. She went from No. 4 to No. 3. Roddick couldn’t reward Gauff sufficient and mentioned he completely loves watching her play. Roddick has additionally educated together with her earlier than because of their mutual coach, Brad Gilbert and was left mighty impressed with the younger American. But he additionally praised her mother and father for staying true to their phrases to Roddick and paying him a go to for her coaching. Her mother and father have been one of the best Roddick has ever seen.
Andy Roddick additionally talked in regards to the Aryna Sabalenka. Sabalenka didn’t enhance on her rankings publish her second consecutive AO win. Despite that, Roddick believes that she is at present higher than World No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
“Sabalenka is probably the most bankable participant on Earth proper now. Tell me why I’m mistaken,” mentioned Roddick.
Roddick’s visitor Wertheim additionally mentioned that Sabalenka’s win could be very underrated. This is as a result of till very not too long ago the Belarusian participant was choking towards lower-ranked opponents. But now, she is immediately invincible.
The Andy Roddick podcast is a breath of recent air, though the length of it being above 60 minutes may be the reason for it solely receiving 2,600 views to date on YouTube. However, additionally it is out there on Apple Podcasts and Spotify globally, as viewership is predicted to choose up on these platforms.
The SportsRush would give the Andy Roddick podcast episode a 4/5 ranking.