VIDEO: When Andy Roddick played tennis with a frying pan as a racquet
Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick won a single Grand Slam in his career in addition to a number of titles, and in his heyday, the American was a fan favourite worldwide. Roddick was known for his funny answers and repartee in interviews and for amusing behaviour on the court, but also went down in tennis history for a series of outbursts.
The temperamental player often lost his cool at chair umpires and line judges, famously insulting a number of umpires on tour, athough he did, unlike McEnroe, apologize.
Immensely talented, the American displayed that his talent was not restricted to simply racquets. He was known for having a heavier racquet than most others on the tour, and it is perhaps that fact that stood Roddick in good stead in a very special match.
A tennis fan won a contest to play Roddick on court in the United States – with the only proviso that Roddick could not play with a racquet, but a frying pan instead.
Roddick still won.
Watch that match here: