Who was andy roddick dating

31 Dec

When unlikely tennis fan Elton John interviewed Roddick for ‘s July 2003 issue, Roddick was on the cusp of his cementing his place in tennis history. But [now that I’m in the pros] I’m dealing with it, I guess. RODDICK: It’s not so much that I don’t like traveling, it’s just that I love being home. JOHN: That’s why I come home after shows, now that I’m at an age where I can afford to come home every night on a plane.

Asked where he saw himself in five years, he replied, “I’d love to [help the U. You know, I identify with tennis players because they live the kind of existence I did—out of a suitcase, hardly ever going home.

” I’m like, “You’ve done everything [I’ve done], times 10.”JOHN: What other sports do you like? What makes men’s tennis exciting is that you don’t know the outcome before you go in. I grew up watching Pete and Andre [Agassi], and Jim [Courier] and, at the end of their careers, [John] Mc Enroe and [Jimmy] Connors. You can pretty much pick eight players, and six of them will be in the quarterfinals. RODDICK: It’s tough for little girls to play the Williams sisters, who are these powerhouse athletes.S.] win a Davis Cup title, and I’d love to win a Grand Slam.” One month later he won the US Open and went on to win the Davis cup in 2007. Here we take a look back at the time before Roddick carried American men’s tennis on his shoulders, when he and Elton John laughed about their TV watching habits, we were all still listening to CDs, and Roddick was dating Mandy Moore. RODDICK: I just started listening to him like a year and a half ago. What do you think about Martina winning the mixed doubles championship at this year’s Australian Open at the age of 46? The coolest thing about Martina is that, even with all the success she has had, when she walks into the players’ lounge, she wears beach shorts and just hangs out. JOHN: I’ve always loved women’s tennis because of the great players—Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova. I normally just have my coach and my trainer [with me]. JOHN: Shaquille O’Neal once gave me a pair of his shoes. RODDICK: I met [7-foot-5 Houston Rocket] Yao Ming earlier this week. You’re not going to see a lot of 5-foot-8, 5-foot-9 guys being too successful. RODDICK: Well, you definitely need the body to play basketball. JOHN: Obviously you like playing basketball because you are tall.