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Andy Roddick, American Athlete ( August 30, 1982 - )

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You know, I still love the innocent parts of the game. I love hitting tennis balls. I love seeing the young guys do well. I'll still have a lot of friends to watch. I'll miss the relationships probably the most. As time passes, I'll probably miss the tennis more.~Andy Roddick


Love Time Friends

When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.~Andy Roddick


Positive Want You

I'm not going to go run and hide because I'm catching some heat. I'm not going to stay at home and pout.~Andy Roddick


Home Go Heat

Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich... My mother's is the best. I've tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it's never the same.~Andy Roddick


Mother Love Best

You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park.~Andy Roddick


You Central Park True

I think if I believe in something strongly enough, I'm pretty outspoken about it.~Andy Roddick


Believe I Believe Think

I'm the most successful bad player ever.~Andy Roddick


Successful Bad Most

I want everyone to look back and think that I was awesome.~Andy Roddick


Look Want Think

I've got more out of tennis than I could ever give back.~Andy Roddick


Tennis Back More

I've been pretty good about keeping my nose to the grindstone. I feel like I won a lot of matches from hard work and persistence, even maybe when I had better options as far as shot-making.~Andy Roddick


Work Hard Work Good

Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

Do you have to be like a second-grade dropout to be an umpire? Did you go to school until you were 8 years old? I think you quit school before you were 10. Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

You ask me a question, I'm going to give you an honest answer.~Andy Roddick


Me You Question

Most players who play tennis love the game. But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and don't feel I've done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling.~Andy Roddick


Love Best Home

I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally - I've been completely committed... The results have shown.~Andy Roddick


Food Golf Retirement

There have been great champions in every generation.~Andy Roddick


Great Generation Champions

You know, you can only throw in so many haymakers before one misses and you get knocked out.~Andy Roddick


You Know Knocked

At one point in your life, you'll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't.~Andy Roddick


Life Want You

Having two older brothers is a healthy reminder that you're always closer to the bottom than you are to the top.~Andy Roddick


You Healthy Top

My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies.~Andy Roddick


Think Know Kind

I cook a little - I've never taken classes or anything - but enough to get by.~Andy Roddick


Enough Never Cook

I think I've always had a decent perspective on wins and losses on the tennis court.~Andy Roddick


Perspective Tennis Think

I used to hear a lot that all I could do was hit a serve, I couldn't volley, I can't hit a backhand, I don't return well, and then people would turn round and tell me I'm underachieving.~Andy Roddick


People Me Hear

I like grass, I enjoy it and it suits my game.~Andy Roddick


Game Enjoy Suits

The selfish thing about an athlete is you always look at the side of things where you say I could've done that better.~Andy Roddick


Selfish Better Look

I used to go to the U.S. Open on my birthdays and sit in the nosebleeds.~Andy Roddick


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