Thursday, September 6, 2012

Twitter says goodbye to Andy Roddick

The Twittersphere said goodbye to Andy Roddick after the American former world No1 played his last ever professional tennis match, going down to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open fourth round.

A character on the court as well as off it, Roddick will forever be remembered for many things beyond his supersonic serve. The following tributes from TV stars, pop singers and fellow athletes say it all.

If you get Tiger Woods to shed a tear for you, you must have done something right... He will be missed!
Here's his final career press conference from the 2012 US Open.

Pau Gasol ‏@paugasol
Thanks to @andyroddick for all these years of great tennis! Best of luck on whatever life brings you next!

Rafa Nadal ‏@RafaelNadal
Great career of @andyroddick! I really appreciate everything that he has done for tennis. We miss you!

Serena Williams ‏@serenawilliams
@andyroddick I miss my friend already. :(

Dirk Nowitzki ‏@swish41
Congrats to Andy roddick. What a great career. Good luck to him in his life after tennis...

Chris Evert ‏@ChrissieEvert
@andyroddick, you have a great life have good people...the world is YOUR oyster. Have fun, be passionate,be grateful!

Martina Navratilova ‏@Martina
Tearing up watching Andy on Ashe... Happy life Andy!!!

Jack Sock ‏@JackSock
Amazing career by @andyroddick. He was my idol growing up playing in the juniors and will sure be missed! #nebraskanatives

Ellen DeGeneres ‏@TheEllenShow
What an amazing career. My hat's off to @andyroddick. You done good. (Watch Roddick on the Ellen Show from a few years back)

Janko Tipsarevic ‏@TipsarevicJanko
World number 1,Davis Cup Winner,nine years in a row top 10,32 ATP tittles,Grand Slam Champion…@andyroddick So much #RESPECT..

Juan Monaco ‏@picomonaco
Congratulation @andyroddick for your great career and for the great person you've been during the tour!

Tiger Woods ‏@TigerWoods
@andyroddick I shed a tear for you. Thank you for all the years of commitment to excellence. Going to miss it.

Jürgen Melzer ‏@jojomelzer
true champion, longtime friend but most importantly one of the greatest people I have ever get to know leaves our sport!thanks @andyroddick

Zach Johnson ‏@ZachJohnsonPGA
Thank you @andyroddick for carrying American tennis so many years...with intensity, charisma, and grace. Phenomenal athlete, better person.

Abby Wambach ‏@AbbyWambach
congrats to @andyroddick for an amazing career. Class act. #respect.

Nick Lachey ‏@NickSLachey
Congrats to @andyroddick for an incredible career. It's not like he gets to retire at 30 and go home to a beautiful wife or anything......

David Cook ‏@thedavidcook
I'm welling up, watching @andyroddick speak at the US Open right now. Wow.

David Ferrer ‏@DavidFerrer87
Thank you @andyroddick for those years of tennis. He has always been a reference for me. Great player on the court and great person.

Gisela Dulko ‏@gidulko
In tears listening to @andyroddick right now...what an unbelieble careear and personality.

James van Riemsdyk ‏@JVReemer21
Congrats to @andyroddick on a great career #America #Brooklyn

Conchita Martínez ‏@conchitamartinz
I feel very fortunate to have been part on @Eurosport of this historic moment of @andyroddick retirament I wish him luck with his new life

Milos Raonic ‏@milosraonic
Congrats to @andyroddick for a great career, all he did for tennis and committing his life to tennis. I wish him all the best!!!

Gerard Piqué ‏@3gerardpique
Watching Roddick - Del Potro! Could be the last game in Roddick's career! I hope it's not! #legend #USOpen

Anastasia Rodionova ‏@arodionova
It was Roddick's last match...Great player and great personality.. I think men's tennis lost big time today!

rennae stubbs ‏@rennaestubbs
Thank U @andyroddick for always being u! An entertainer, champion, hard worker and friend! Love u! Enjoy your first 18 holes! #socialnet

Marsel Ilhan® ‏@Marsel_Ilhan
We wont forget u Andy. Good luck. @andyroddick

Justin Gimelstob ‏@justingimelstob
Congrats @andyroddick on an amazing career. You've done the sport proud. Good luck on next stage of your life. See you on the golf course!

Ons Jabeur ‏@OnsJabeur
@andyroddick Thank you :) you will always be my favorite player <3

Fabio Fognini ‏@Fabio_Fogna
Thanks @andyroddick !!! Great Champion and great person ... All the best.

Aleksandra Wozniak ‏@alekswoz
Sending much love and best wishes to Andy Roddick for having a wonderful Career and wishing him the best for a new beginning in life!!

Bobby Reynolds ‏@bobbyreynolds82
My 1 and only title was with @andyroddick...very lucky to have that memory. Great career and even better person.

Ryan Harrison ‏@ryanharrison92
Congratulations Andy. It's been an honor to play with you and learn from you.

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

I have to admit that right now players are under control but they can say interesting things over twitter.