Are you a tennis analyst on TV? Andy Roddick wants you to know he's aware of you and he's not impressed.
Roddick survived his first round match over Michael Russell on Wednesday, winning 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to advance to the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open. Afterward, he voiced his concerns about the state of tennis analysis to ESPN's Chris Fowler (via Sports Grid):
Here's the full transcript of what Roddick said...
"Tennis analyst is the easiest job in the world because whatever the person does, if it works you just say that's what's good, and if it doesn't work, you guys go, "He should have done the other things." So, you know, I'm pretty convinced that I could be a tennis analyst one day...it just doesn't take much thought...if I'm grinding and I'm winning, you guys are like, "He's reinvented himself." If I'm playing like crap and pushing, then, you know, "He's horrible and he needs to hit the ball." Everyone's an expert but I'm better than most of them, I believe."