‘Fell Asleep Halfway Through the Dinking’ – Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, and Mardy Fish Get Involved in a Hilarious Banter About Pickleball

Published 06/13/2022, 1:05 AM EDT

Andy Roddick has long been a fan of pickleball. A sport that was created by combining various elements of other racket sports. Roddick has tried his hand at this on several occasions. Further, at the Andy Roddick Foundation’s fundraiser event, the American tennis legend played the sport for the first time. Later, he even competed against Andre Agassi.

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Recently, Roddick joined Mardy Fish and Kim Clijsters in a hilarious banter regarding this sport.

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Andy Roddick reacts to Kim Clijsters’ and Mardy Fish’s comments about pickleball

Recently, one of the fans of pickleball shared a video of a great point during a pickleball match. Subsequently, Mardy Fish hilariously reacted to the video, saying, “I fell asleep halfway through the dinking. Who won?”

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Reacting to Mardy’s comment, Kim Clijsters wrote, “Come on Mardy … it’s so much fun!” Further, Mardy clarified his statement, saying, “Kimmie you know I love you. But it’s sorta boring. And loud. Other than that I love it!” Roddick joined their conversation and said, “People don’t watch sports to see something they can do. They wanna see Steph shoot from 29 ft or someone throw it 70 yards downfield.”

Mardy Fish’s and Roddick’s friendship goes a long way. The two often trained together at the tournaments and shared a close bond and mutual respect on and off the court.

Roddick reacts to Roger Federer’s agency considering buying Cincinnati Masters’ rights

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Earlier this year, news surfaced about the Swiss maestro’s agency, TEAM8, looking to buy tournament rights for the Cincinnati Masters. Thrilled at this news, Roddick said, “In the world of tennis, where conflict of interests knows no bounds at all, Roger can do this. He’s obviously been a great steward for the game, has created an incredible relationship with the fans in the city of Cincinnati.”

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Rafael Nadal of Spain; Roger Federer of Switzerland, and Andy Roddick wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Further, he went on to say, “You would like to see it stay in the tennis family, with someone who actually knows and loves our sport. So we will see, from what I hear, there are a number of interested parties but it is nice to see responsible names in the mix.”

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The Swiss maestro will be seen in action later this year. He has already confirmed his participation in the Laver Cup and the Swiss Indoors Basel.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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