Andy Roddick has revealed that he suffered a couple of injuries while taking part in the inaugural Pickleball Slam Competition held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, April 2.
Roddick explained his absence from any further participation in pickleball when responding to this tweet from a user named “Picklehead”: “Anyone else curious how much pickleball @andyroddick is playing since the slam? Did he fall in love, or has he not picked up a paddle since?”
Picklehead even started a poll with the two options “He’s playing every day” and “Hasn’t picked up a paddle.” The survey attracted 208 votes.
Haven’t picked up a paddle but not because I don’t want to. Had a torn meniscus and a small stress fracture in knee. Need to heal up for a couple of weeks— andyroddick (@andyroddick) April 13, 2023
Roddick responded within 20 minutes commenting: “Haven’t picked up a paddle but not because I don’t want to. Had a torn meniscus and a small stress fracture in knee. Need to heal up for a couple of weeks.”
Pickleball’s post received over 14,500 views.
Roddick, 40, partnered Andre Agassi, 51, in their contest against John McEnroe, 64, and Michael Chang, 51, as part of the Slam competition. A-Rod beat Chang in their singles match-up, while McEnroe defeated Agassi. Agassi and Roddick won the deciding doubles game to take the $1 million purse.
Hopefully, Andy will continue his pickleball journey in the near future. McEnroe was openly critical of the sport before participating in the event. It remains to be seen if his opinion has changed. Agassi was more enthusiastic, saying he couldn’t wait to introduce pickleball into his daily workout routine.
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