"It’s like she is going to walk up and throw haymakers": Andy Roddick fascinated with 'primal aggression' of Danielle Collins on-court

Thursday, 09 May 2024 at 00:30
Andy Roddick is impressed by Danielle Collins' level of play and showers her with praise ahead of her debut at the Madrid Open. The world No. 15 recently enjoyed a streak of 15 consecutive victories, clinching her first WTA 1000 title at the Miami Open and then winning the WTA 500 Charleston Open before reaching the round of 16 at the Madrid Open, where she fell to Aryna Sabalenka.
Despite her loss in Madrid, the 30-year-old American showcased extraordinary tennis in her recent appearances, defeating players like Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur, Caroline Garcia, Maria Sakkari, Paula Badosa, and Daria Kasatkina, all in straight sets.

The special energy of Collins on the court

The former Australian Open finalist announced a couple of months ago that she will retire from tennis at the end of the season despite showing the best tennis of her career: "I try to play like an animal out there. It’s like I think rock and roll when I go on the court, try to bring the heat," she said a few weeks ago.
The former world No. 1 Andy Roddick commented on the different vibe Collins has every time she steps onto the court: "It’s like you don’t have to be a diehard tennis fan to understand her vibe to understand that there’s like this primal aggression inside of this. You know, awesome you know, woman just taking cuts and everything," said Roddick.
“There’s it’s not like there’s this like, subtlety It’s like she is going to walk up and throw haymakers like and it’s just it’s fun I mean, so I get it,” the 2003 US Open champion added in his podcast Served with Roddick.
Collins at 2024 Miami Open
"Danimal" is a tennis player who lives the game intensely, and on the court, she doesn't hesitate to show her character. Recently, in her third-round match at the Madrid Open against Jaqueline Cristian, she didn't hesitate to confront a fan by shouting, "You come out in here and play, you do what I do, okay? Have a little more respect."
Collins' next challenge is at the Rome Open, where she will debut in the second round as the 13th seed against Anna Blinkova. The Russian arrived at the Foro Italico after four consecutive first-round defeats but had a good debut against Diane Parry, defeating her 6-2, 6-3.

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