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VIDEO: When Andy Roddick played tennis with a frying pan as a racquet

The American former No. 1 played tennis with a fan as part of a contest and won.

Andy Roddick US Open
Former US Open winner Roddick was one of tennis’ well-liked figures

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:

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