“I couldn’t breathe”: Andy Roddick opens up first meeting with Andre Agassi in locker room

Friday, 26 April 2024 at 09:37
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Former world number one Andy Roddick revealed that he couldn’t breathe when he met legendary tennis star Andre Agassi for the first time in the locker room. The 41-year-old was recently quoted in a report where he discussed his first interaction with the former world number one during the Miami Open in 2000 where he stated how he couldn’t breathe when the two met in the locker room and also revealed that his instant thought was not to lose the tie without winning a single game.
"I woke up that morning [of the match] and I couldn't comprehend the situation... the tournament in that he has won four times already," said. "He comes in, like... we're sharing a locker room. So, we're about to tee off, it's seven o' clock, I think Andre walks over to me. I try to stay off his way, I don't know if he knows who I am, at that point we didn't have an established relationship.
"He walks up and goes, 'Hi Andy!' He goes, 'I'm Andre, we'll have fun tonight.' I'm like, 'Okay, alright Andre Agassi.' I literally couldn't swallow, I couldn't breathe and as we go out there, we play and he was No. 1 in the world, I think. He would punish people."Andy Roddick: "I had these thoughts, Andre Agassi is No. 1 in the world... don't lose 6-0, 6-0."

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