Andy Roddick retired in 2012 at the age of 30. He was a very strong tennis player, unlucky enough to play during the heyday of the big three, a situation that really denied the American so many titles. In these hours Andy granted an interview to the Tennis Channel microphones in which he gave his opinion on the differences between current and past tennis and on the NextGen on the rise.
I could not miss a comment about the number one in the world, Carlos Alcaraz, who was honored yesterday with this title (he finished the year in first position). Roddick continued: “Carlos’s rise on tour has been meteoric and right now a lot of people think he’s going to win a lot of Slams.
Getting to number one so quickly puts you in a different position and now everyone is curious to see how.” will do it next year. However, it must be said that although Alcaraz’s number one is well deserved, I challenge anyone who does not think that Novak Djokovic is currently the best tennis player in the world.
I would have liked to see Alcaraz here in Turin, competing against the best in the world. However, health comes first and already his arrival on the circuit is a gift to our sport.” In recent months, several young people have accomplished great feats.
From Alcaraz to Felix Auger Aliassime and Holger Rune without forgetting Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti. Roddick, however, confirmed that in his opinion none of them, and in general, none, will have a continuity like that of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Nole Djokovic is still the best
On the Inside-In podcast, former World No. 1 Jim Courier compared the longevity of Novak Djokovic to NFL legend Tom Brady’s and revealed that Nole Djokovic was not an average 35-year-old.
“So it looks like he has all of his options again and his 35-year-old body is not the average 35-year-old body and I could easily see him playing for Tom Brady like years,” said Courier. “I’m really excited about him and as fans is that he’s started to hit that kick serve again which had disappeared after the elbow surgery.
So that’s another part of his arsenal that he can bring in and get people off the ad court where he’d been largely just hitting more body serve and slice serves to seemingly protect his elbows,” Jim Courier added.