Andy Roddick declared pre-tournament that this could be his Wimbledon swansong. He cannot do what Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal manage with the racket, the Nebraskan admitted, and about to turn 30 in August, the former world No1's body is "banged up".
After going down 6-2, 6-7, 4-6, 3-6 to David Ferrer, the question of whether he returns to south-west London again for the Championships is still to be decided - there was a kiss to the crowd as he departed - though Roddick will definitely play singles here again when he represents the US at the Olympics in a few weeks.
"No" and "No" were his replies when first asked if he knew his plans for next year yet. Pressed on whether too much might be read into his closing kiss, Roddick said: "Yeah. That's just another way of going about it. I understand that journalistic ploy and that's what you're supposed to do and stuff. I certainly appreciate the softball questions in between. But, again, I don't have an answer for you. I'm not going to be able to give you much else. If I don't have a definitive answer in my own mind, it's going to be tough for me to articulate a definitive answer to you."
Perhaps there was a clue in the positive way he spoke about his game. "Honestly, going into Eastbourne I was hoping I'd win a... Source/Origin >> Read More