Despite December being the month when pro tennis players take a rest, US player Andy Roddick, world #8, used the winter stop to promote charities for his foundation. The last one was on Saturday. The Nebraska gunner won an exhibition match with a frying pan against amateur player Chris Wetzel from Ohio Northern University, who played with a regular racquet, in a duel that also help publicize sport commentator Todd Gallager's book "Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan
The match, held at the Florida Stadium at the best of one set, was won 7-4 by Roddick. The American has agreed to take part in other charities alongside tennis players John Isner, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. He ended 2008 among the top ten players for the seventh year in a row, despite an injure-splattered season.