Andy Roddick, 2003 US Open champion and former world No. 1, had an active role on Twitter on Monday night while Novak Djokovic and Jenson Brooksby they defined the last member of the quarterfinals of the New York Grand Slam.
“I promise you one thing. As this progresses, Novak will give the boy the most painful physical experience he has ever had,” Roddick tweeted as the match still tilted to the side of the 20-year-old American, who won the first set by 6-1.
“First it stays with your body, then it stays with your soul,” Roddick joked later. The Serbian would end up taking the next three sets without problems and being installed in the quarterfinals of the US Open, the title that would give him the Grand Slam calendar and the record of Majors in solitude.
Roddick played 9 games against Djokovic in his career and finished with a positive record: 5-4 for the American, although the last was in 2012, when the best of the Serbian’s career began.