“Soul Collector”: Andy Roddick Yet Again Pedastalizes Novak Djokovic

Published 09/09/2021, 6:21 AM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning a quarterfinal match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently defeated Matteo Berrettini to advance to the semi-finals of the US Open 2021. The Serbian legend played some really impressive tennis to win the match even after losing the first set. The final scoreline of the match was 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.

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Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable during the entire match. Even though he lost the first set, he managed to win 74% of his first-serve points and thus, made it really easy for himself in the last three sets.

Following his victory over Berrettini, former World No.1 Andy Roddick once again decided to have some fun with Djokovic. He tweeted a special message for him. Even though he didn’t take any names, it was quite clear whom his message was directed towards.

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“Soul collector,” wrote Roddick on Twitter after Djokovic’s triumph over Berrettini.

It is all a part of a recent happening and it looks like this is Roddick’s response to Djokovic’s latest comments.

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After his pre-quarters match against Jenson Brooksby, Roddick complemented Djokovic and wrote that he first gets rid of his opponents’ legs and then takes away their souls as well. It was clearly his way of expressing that Djokovic is such a dominant player in the sport today.

In response, in the post-match press conference, Djokovic replied that he doesn’t take anyone’s soul. However, he agreed that he surely takes away the legs of his opponents and also thanked Roddick for his compliment.

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The matter doesn’t seem to end as Roddick still believes that Nole is a sole collector. It is what he tried to reiterate in his latest tweet. It will be intriguing to see how ‘Djoker’ responds to this one now.

Novak Djokovic will now face World No.4 Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the US Open 2021. It was the German who ended his dream of the Golden Slam and thus, the Serbian will be looking for revenge. Will he be able to end Zverev’s 16-match winning streak in New York?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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