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Andy Roddick lashes out on Novak Djokovic’s mother to defend “arrogant” Roger Federer



Andy Roddick, one of Roger Federer’s toughest opponents, backed up the Swiss legend after Novak Djokovic’s mother called him “arrogant”, referring back to the spectacular 2019 Wimbledon final. “In a stadium where everyone was cheering on Roger Federer, we were just a handful of fans for Novak,” Dijana Djokovic said as quoted by Sport Blic.

“It’s not nice that I’m annoyed by Federer or others at such moments. But it annoyed me because Federer is a bit arrogant”. Roger Federer is one of the most appreciated athletes in the world and some of his greatest memories came on the grass courts of the Championships.

Therefore, one could say it’s normal for Federer to receive many cheers in London, but so could Novak. However, Andy Roddick didn’t agree with the allegations made by Djokovic’s mother. “It’s just unnecessary.

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I don’t know if we need to throw this around from the sidelines. I think it probably wouldn’t be one of my first 6000 words that I would use to describe Roger,” Roddick said to Tennis Channel. The American also pointed out the fact that he is a big fan of Djokovic as well, even though Novak’s opinions on vaccination are not indulging him.

Hence, we can’t accuse Andy of taking parts in this minor case set off by the current world number one’s mother. “What I think of his stances on big world issues that are going on right now and what he has accomplished in sport are two completely separate things for me and Novak has been unbelievable.

He certainly has a real chance of being the best of all time regardless of if I have to disagree with him on any certain issue,” Roddick told Tennis Channel.