Former world number one and US Open champion in 2003, American Andy Roddick explained why he won’t bet against Serbian Novak Djokovic.
“I said that in the last decade I have not bet against Novak and until further notice I will not do so. Someone might get a win here and there (just),” Roddick said.
An expert when it comes to serving, Roddick touched on exactly this point when talking about “Nole’s” almost constant evolution: “I couldn’t be more impressed with his game, but something we don’t talk about enough is that I think his serve Novak is better than ever. Early in his career, that was a little tricky, especially on the second serve, (he) would throw a grenade on the second serve, it would stop a little bit and you could actually catch up to it. Now he commands it, puts it in the corners, hits a ‘slice’, mixes it (with other effects). He’s as good as he’s ever been and he’s one of the best in the game right now.”
Retired since 2012, Roddick can be proud to say that he has an advantage in the game record against Djokovic: five wins and four losses. The last of them, however, ended with the Serbian winning the London 2012 Olympic Games, on Wimbledon grass.