Andy Roddick reveals he has thrown away most of the trophies he won in his tennis career – and uses his 2006 US Open runner-up platter to serve drinks
- Roddick is the last American male to win a grand slam — the 2003 U.S. Open
- Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz are America’s best hopes at this month’s tourney
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The last American man to win a grand slam, Andy Roddick, lives a far less glamorous live to that of his contemporaries.
With the U.S. Open already underway – qualifiers albeit – ahead of Monday’s first-round, Roddick’s name comes back into the fore as it does for every slam.
His 2003 Flushing Meadows title was the last by an American in the men’s competition and barring a Novak Djokovic or Carlos Alcaraz-sized hole in the draw, Roddick seems likely to remain the living memory of tremendous success.
In a wide-ranging interview with GQ, Roddick revealed his tennis achievement are a thing of the past. Though, their use remains here in the present.
According to Sean Manning, who visited Roddick in his remote Cashiers, NC. his runner-up platter from the 2006 US Open serves as a drinks tray for he and guests.
Ex-world No. 1 Andy Roddick is the last America man to win a grand slam — the 2003 U.S. Open
Roddick now uses his 2006 U.S. Open runner’s up platter as a drinks tray in his Cashiers home
Most of the former No. 1’s trophies have been and gone – and it seems Roddick doesn’t mind one bit.
‘I thought, “I don’t really need these. Anyone who’s in our house kind of knows what I did.'”
While Roddick’s 2003 US Open winner’s trophy sits in a corner of his office in the family’s main home in Charlotte.
Roddick’s humility is shown not merely by the position of his trophies but in his words.
‘No one’s benefited more from one win,’ Roddick told GQ. ‘Ever. Had an American man won the next year, you wouldn’t be here.’
America’s best hopes of breaking the 20-year drought come in the form of No. 9 seed, Taylor Fritz, and No. 10, Frances Tiafoe.
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