#Legend: Twitter pays tribute to tennis star Andy Roddick
The Twittersphere said goodbye to Andy Roddick after the American former world No1 played his last ever professional tennis match, going down to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open fourth round.
A character on the court as well as off it, Roddick will forever be remembered for many things beyond his supersonic serve. The following tributes from TV stars, pop singers and fellow athletes say it all. If you get Tiger Woods to shed a tear for you, you must have done something right... He will be missed!
Rafa Nadal @RafaelNadal (11-time Grand Slam champion)
Great career of @andyroddick! I really appreciate everything that he has done for tennis. We miss you!
Serena Williams @serenawilliams (14-time Grand Slam champion)
@andyroddick I miss my friend already. :(
Martina Navratilova @Martina (18-time Grand Slam champion)
Tearing up watching Andy on Ashe... Happy life Andy!!!
Jack Sock @JackSock (Up-and-coming American tennis player)
Amazing career by @andyroddick. He was my idol growing up playing in the juniors and will sure be missed! #nebraskanatives
Janko Tipsarevic @TipsarevicJanko (ATP world No9)
World number 1,Davis Cup Winner,nine years in a row top 10,32 ATP tittles,Grand Slam Champion…@andyroddick So much #RESPECT..
Tiger Woods @TigerWoods (14-time golf Major winner)
@andyroddick I shed a tear for you. Thank you for all the years of commitment to excellence. Going to miss it.
Dirk Nowitzki @swish41 (Dallas Mavericks forward, former NBA MVP)
Congrats to Andy roddick. What a great career. Good luck to him in his life after tennis...
David Ferrer @DavidFerrer87 (ATP World No5)
Thank you @andyroddick for those years of tennis. He has always been a reference for me. Great player on the court and great person
Gerard Piqué @3gerardpique (Barcelona and Spain defender)
Watching Roddick - Del Potro! Could be the last game in Roddick's career! I hope it's not! #legend #USOpen
Zach Johnson @ZachJohnsonPGA (PGA World No16)
Thank you @andyroddick for carrying American tennis so many years...with intensity, charisma, and grace. Phenomenal athlete, better person.