Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Roddick: There was no way to refuse to play with Mardy Fish

Nearly three years after the end of his career, Andy Roddick is close to his return to the court. This week the former No1 will participate at doubles in the tournament by handballpredictions.com in Atlanta, and his partner will be one of his closest friends - Mardy Fish.

"I feel, I am too old to go back to the dance floor," said Roddick for the official website of the Tournament in Atlanta, where Andy won his the first and the last title as a professional (2011, 2012).

"It has always been nice to play here. This is the place where I won my the first and the last title. It`s great that I`ll have the opportunity to play with Mardy whose career is coming to it`s end. Fish will retire at the end of the summer at US Open. There was no denying that possibility, "said the former No1 in the world Andy Roddick.

Mardy Fish, who is a champion from Atlanta for 2010 and 2011, hasn`t barely played since March 2013, when he got heart problems.

"He became a new man after becoming a father," said Roddick for his good friend. "Mardy can still play. When he addressed and announced that he would retire at US Open, it came down from his shoulders. With him we have a long history and will be happy if I can help him to do well here. "

In the first round of doubles Roddick and Fish will face Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Murray.

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