What Did He Say About Roddick? BOOOOO!

I’ll stop short of saying that Novak Djokovic fakes injuries on the court, but let’s just say that he is fairly notorious for being quick to call out the trainer. He does it all the time; the players and fans are all well aware of the tactic. So, on Tuesday, when asked about Novak’s “injuries” Andy Roddick decided to mock Novak by having the following exchange with a reporter: ↵
↵⇥A reporter was explaining that the Serbian player had complained of an injured right ankle when Roddick cut him off, sparking this charming exchange: ↵⇥
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↵⇥Roddick: Isn't it both of them? And a back and a hip? ↵⇥
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↵⇥Reporter: And when he said there are too many to count …
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↵⇥Roddick: And a cramp. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Reporter: Do you get a sense right now that he is … ↵⇥
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↵⇥Roddick: Bird flu. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Reporter: A lot of things. Beijing hangover. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Roddick: Yeah. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Reporter: He's got a pretty long list of illness. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Roddick: Anthrax. SARS. Common cough and cold. ↵
↵Apparently, Novak didn’t appreciate Roddick’s sense of humor, because after beating Andy in four sets last night, he went into this pathetic, “he doesn’t play nice” rant on center court: ↵
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↵Wise decision that was, Novak, to get that outta your system in front of 20,000+ Roddick fans, not to mention the television audience. Alienating Americans is gonna do wonders for your career.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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