"I can admit when I'm wrong": Roddick amends former criticism on pickleball, says 'it's a blast to play'

Monday, 03 April 2023 at 04:00
Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick has admitted to changing his mind about pickleball and claimed to love playing it.
Roddick, along with other American tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and John McEnroe, will participate in ESPN's Pickleball Slam. The event will feature a $1 million prize and two singles matches, followed by a final doubles match that will unite Agassi and McEnroe against Chang and Agassi.
Previously, Roddick had stated that pickleball has a much smaller learning curve and fewer movements than tennis. However, the former 2003 US Open champion recently admitted on Twitter that he had changed his mind about the sport: "I can admit when I’m wrong. My official amendment is that pickleball is like tennis with not nearly as much learning curve, movement, spin, or speed. It’s a blast to play though," Andy Roddick said on Twitter.

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The Pickleball event is an attempt to attract more fans to this sport, which combines elements of tennis and paddleball, among others, and has gradually garnered attention from tennis enthusiasts.

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