Andy Roddick Sarcastically Compares Pickleball Pro With Roger Federer Who Invited Tennis Players For A $100K Challenge

Andy Roddick had a go at Christian Alshon, a professional pickleball player who threw a $100k challenge to tennis players. Get all the details here.
Roger Federer with his Wimbledon trophy

Roger Federer with his Wimbledon trophy

Photo : AP
The pickleball vs tennis debate has rocked the charts in recent times. Both racquet sports have found their way to get a place in the global sports scene but pickleball’s popularity has been on the rise.
Recently a professional pickleball player named Christian Alshon compared tennis to pickleball and a number of tennis stars had a go at him. The NCAA tennis champion claimed that pickleball helped him to be a much better athlete than tennis.
“Pickleball has made me a much better athlete than Tennis ever did. Faster reaction time and speed are needed since the ball is only coming from 10 feet away. Point for point, pickleball requires more skill than tennis.”
He further challenged the likes of James Blake, Nick Kyrgios and Andy Roddick for a game of pickleball and Roddick came up with a humorous reply. Alshon tagged the aforementioned three tennis players and posted on X, “how about this. I challenge you three to back to back singles matches for 100K each. I’ll give you 2/1 odds which in your minds should be crazy good odds. You have 6 months to train. Don’t worry, I’ll donate my winnings to charity.”
Roddick wittily replied, “Yeah. He’s totally like Roger. If Roger had D-2 titles in his Twitter bio and played pickleball.”
Roddick further replied, “He’s had his attention. Now I just want to get kicked out of this conversation like he got kicked out of Virginia. Pickle is fun, and I understand how all this is good for it. It does nothing for us. I’m out. Cheers.”
Roddick has been one of the stalwarts to have played the game of cricket and had a very decorated career. He hung up his boots in 2012 but has been involved with the sport in various capacities.
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