“Just Like Her”: Andy Roddick Expresses His Adoration for Ashleigh Barty

Published 02/11/2021, 8:35 AM EST
Tennis – Yarra Valley Classic – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 7, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the Yarra Valley Classic with the trophy after her final singles match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Kelly Defina


World No.1 Ashleigh Barty recently defeated her counterpart Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Australian Open 2021. Barty didn’t lose a single set and even survived a tough tie-breaker in the second set.

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Even though she committed a total of six double faults, she also delivered seven aces to seal off the match. The final scoreline of the match was 6-1, 7-6.

In the post-match interview, Ashleigh Barty spoke about her second set hiccup, her big bandage, and about her fans and their importance to her.

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All this fascinated the former World No.1 player Andy Roddick. Barty certainly left a mark with her performance on the tennis legend, and he showed his love for Barty on Twitter.

“I like Ashleigh Barty…. don’t know her at all,” tweeted the former American player.

Roddick highlighted that even though he doesn’t know Barty personally, he likes her a lot. This is something strange as fans are confused whether it was Barty’s performance or her witty replies that were able to impress the US Open 2003 winner.

Whatever be the case, Roddick is surely happy with Barty and expressed his liking for her on social media.

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Roddick didn’t just write it once and continuously reiterated his liking for the World No.1 player. Fans are surely finding it special as even though the former tennis player hasn’t had an interaction with Barty, he is praising her to this extent.

Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning match point during her Women’s Singles first-round match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“I just like her,” added a cheerful Roddick.

Although Barty hasn’t responded to Roddick, fans are expecting that the Australian player will revert back soon. They are sure that it’ll be a tricky response- the one for which Barty is known for.

Ashleigh Barty will next face Ekaterina Alexandrova in the third round of the Australian Open 2021. Fans certainly have huge expectations from her and want her to lift the title this time. Will Barty be able to lift her second Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?

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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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