Andy Roddick believes Novak Djokovic would ‘make his life depressing’ had he ever confronted him in his pomp, however remembers Roger Federer as ‘mentally immature’ in his early profession.
Federer and Roddick confronted off 24 instances earlier than the American retired, with Federer successful 21 of them earlier than Roddick retired in 2012.
Nevertheless, Roddick nonetheless thinks Federer was somewhat intimidated by him of their early conferences.
“Somebody like Djokovic would make my life depressing. He returns too properly,” Roddick advised Eurosport.
“Somebody like Rafael Nadal, I reckon I might get two and two [6-2, 6-2] in my heyday, on the quickest courtroom you might have ever seen.
“They’re two of one of the best gamers I’ve ever seen.
“Roger nonetheless had an excessive amount of respect for the large ones and was mentally immature, which suited me.”
None of the present huge three impressed Roddick as a lot as one in every of his compatriots, although.
“The hardest participant I performed towards was positively Pete Sampras – he did every part I did, solely higher.”
Roddick spent 13 weeks at world primary in his profession, however solely managed to win one Grand Slam title.
– TEAMtalk media