"Do you remember a guy called Andre Agassi..": Andy Roddick, Paul Annacone marvel over Danielle Collins with comparison to legendary American

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 at 19:00
Andy Roddick commented on Danielle Collins' excellent form after her second consecutive title and compared her to Andre Agassi. The former world No. 7 has been the standout player on the WTA Tour in recent weeks with 13 consecutive victories and titles at the WTA 1000 Miami Open and the WTA 500 Charleston Open.
'Danimal' has won 26 of her last 27 sets since the opening match at the Miami Open against Bernarde Pera. The 2022 Australian Open runner-up has stood out with excellent service games and an increasingly aggressive return. 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick compared Collins to the legend Andre Agassi for the changes she has shown in her game: 'Do you remember a guy named Andre Agassi who would stand right up on the baseline? Take your time away, take big swings,' he said.
'That’s what Collins has been doing, the last couple of weeks, right? Not missing second serve return, making first serves, the error count has come way down. It no longer looks like a heart rate monitor. It’s pretty level, really impressive stuff going from the hard to the clay.'
Danielle Collins with the Miami Open trophy
Furthermore, Roddick mentioned that his family was glued to the television watching the great level of his compatriot over the past few weeks: 'My in-laws, my kids Brooke, and they’re asking about, you know, that as much as we talk about tennis, like they don’t, they just don’t care as much as we do. Everyone was dialed in on the TV, paying attention, getting into it, cheering for her story, asking questions, wanting to know more. So I just feel like Danielle Collins kind of brought us all into what she was feeling.'"

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