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‘My Dumba** Is In, She’s In’ – Andy Roddick Belittles Himself by Laying a Huge Claim on Aryna Sabalenka’s Hall of Fame Future

Tennis legend Andy Roddick is not known for mincing words. Known for his powerful serve and aggressive base play during his own reign on the court, Roddick has now turned his sharp wit to rising star Aryna Sabalenka. In a surprising twist, Roddick downplayed his own achievements while showering Sabalenka with praise, suggesting she might be destined for greatness. For Roddick, Sabalenka is one “Hall of Famer already.”

Aryna Sabalenka defended her Australian Open title this year and took another step towards tennis greatness. Even though she couldn’t to defend her Madrid Open title, her performance showed Roddick that she was someone who would enter the Hall of Fame. Speaking of his ‘Served’ podcast, the host, Andy, said: “Sabalenka is now someone who has won two slams, been world number 1 and won a number of Masters 1000s. She’s already a Hall of Famer. She’s just, my stupid bastard is in, she’s in.”

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Andy Roddick earned his place in the Hall of Fame in 2017 with one Grand Slam and one Masters title. “It’s really hard for me to look at myself in the context of the people who are in the Hall of Fame; I feel like they’re Michael and I’m Tito,” Roddick said, referring to singer Michael Jackson and one of his older brothers. While Aryna Sabalenka already has a stronger CV. Her two Grand Slam victories, five Masters titles and eight weeks at number 1 strengthen her case for a possible inclusion in the Hall of Fame. But what about the world number 1?

Along with Saba, Roddick also found love and praise for Iga Swiatek: “Swiatek, four majors, nine Masters 1000 titles already, a total of twenty titles. You could divide her resume into a third, and I think she would still have it.” On how Pole Swiatek rose to the No. 1 ranking after Ashleigh Barty retired in March 2022, the 2003 US Open champion said: “However, 100 has had a strange few weeks at number one since Ash Barty retired and more or less handed the number 1 ranking to her. Swiatek is on his way to becoming one of the best players of all time.” Andy stated.

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As the American 41-year-old has praised Sabalenka many times in her career, he also made sure to point out her efforts even after she lost the Madrid Open final to Swiatek.

Andy Roddick praises Aryna Sabalenka for Madrid Open run after becoming emotional unrest

Aryna Sabalenka lost to Swiatek 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 in the Madrid final. To make matters worse, Saba had match points twice. Roddick said of this closely contested match: “Apart from one point further, this is a 10 out of 10”. He added, “But you have to be able to play. You have to play matches you gotta play with some consistency. Obviously she didn’t get that post in Australia for extremely understandable reasons.”

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Sabalenka faced significant personal difficulty before the Miami Open. Her ex-boyfriend and late ice hockey player, Konstantin Koltsov, died. Despite the fact that she faced numerous challenges as a result of the incident, but she refused to give up. Saba would face a similar problem in Stuttgart managed to overcome her troubles in Madrid, prompting Roddick to praise her again.

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When she competes in the Italian Open, she will aim to achieve similar results. Can she earn Roddick’s praise again?