Just like Roddick did 10 years ago, Williams set to end her pro career at the US Open.
American tennis legend Andy Roddick says he is rooting for Serena Williams to go out with a bang and admits it will be “weird” to look at Williams’ every US Open match as potentially the last of her career. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is set to call it a career in front of her home fans at the US Open.
In 2012, Roddick ended his pro career at Flushing Meadows. “Obviously it’s gonna be all things Serena [Williams] as long as she’s in the tournament, and rightfully so. I would love nothing more than for her to kinda give us a thrill in that first week, but it’s gonna be a weird scenario with that, just like every match could be her last.
Mine was a blip on the radar but I kind of loved that in 2012 when I retired during the tournament. I loved it. I hope she can kind of enjoy the innocent parts of it along the way ’cause there’s obviously gonna be a huge hype mechanism around it,” Roddick told The New York Post.
Roddick looking forward to watching Williams, Cori Gauff
Williams isn’t really considered a top favorite for the US Open crown but 12th-ranked American Gauff is someone who could potentially make some noise at Flushing Meadows.
This year, Gauff proved that she is definitely capable of making a deep Grand Slam run. At the French Open, Gauff reached her first final before losing to Iga Swiatek. Also on the men’s side, Roddick is looking forward to seeing how Carlos Alcaraz does.
“How Coco Gauff does I think is gonna be a big deal, she’s kinda progressed, but we’re waiting for that huge breakout. On the men’s side, electric young guy to watch is Carlos Alvarez. I think he’s gonna win multiple Grand Slams,” Roddick added.