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Funny: Roddick wins a match with a frying pan.

ToniTennis
12-11-2008, 10:34 AM
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/Andy/Roddick/gana/partido/sarten/elpepudep/20081210elpepudep_11/Tes

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.


:worship::worship:

Kolya
12-11-2008, 10:55 AM
Stefanki is doing great job so far :p

Nathaliia
12-11-2008, 10:57 AM
Haha cool :) So this other guy played with a racquet? Geez it's better than Monfils being a paddle tennis champion.

buzz
12-11-2008, 11:00 AM
It would be a cool battle if a top 10 man would play with a frying pan against a top 10 women with a normal racket!

Allegretto
12-11-2008, 01:03 PM
It would be a cool battle if a top 10 man would play with a frying pan against a top 10 women with a normal racket!
Not really. Bagel sets are pretty boring.

Venle
12-11-2008, 01:09 PM
The hit sound must be less attractive with a frying pan :)

It would be a cool battle if a top 10 man would play with a frying pan against a top 10 women with a normal racket!

ATP player would win, even with this different kinda racket for sure ;)

reggie1
12-11-2008, 01:51 PM
It would be a cool battle if a top 10 man would play with a frying pan against a top 10 women with a normal racket!

He could whip up a few pancakes during the changeovers! ;)

MisterQ
12-11-2008, 02:29 PM
Enough Babolat. He needs the Martha Stewart Liquidmetal Radical OS Fryer.

Stawa
12-11-2008, 02:46 PM
He could whip up a few pancakes during the changeovers! ;)

That would be great! :lol:

I've always wanted to play with a frying pan one day^^

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 03:10 PM
What's the difference between a Babolat and a frying pan anyway?

Johnny Groove
12-11-2008, 03:18 PM
That would explain how he won so easily, Gu

reggie1
12-11-2008, 06:55 PM
That would be great! :lol:

I've always wanted to play with a frying pan one day^^

If you do and I'm in the crowd, I'd like ice cream and blueberries please with my pancakes ;) I'll eat quietly as I wouldn't want to be one of those rude people that eat noisily whilst a match is going on :devil:

Corey Feldman
12-11-2008, 07:19 PM
so now i can say to my Mother its a frying pan ....and a tennis racquet
when i get her it as a Xmas gift

:yeah:

scoobs
12-11-2008, 10:42 PM
Roddick's 2009 strategy finally becomes clear.

Game.Set.Match..
12-11-2008, 10:53 PM
i wonder who thought the frying pan would be a good idea.

KarlyM
12-11-2008, 11:04 PM
Did his backhand improve with the frying pan??? :lol:

New Balls Please
12-11-2008, 11:05 PM
This is pretty funny.

The idea of playing with a frying pan is quite old, there was a chinese movie Teppanyaki (1984) where Michael Hui [actor][writer/director]dresses up like John McEnroe and plays tennis with a frying pan. :)

Fee
12-12-2008, 01:53 AM
Did he use a Western (omelette) grip?

MisterQ
12-12-2008, 02:24 AM
Did he use a Western (omelette) grip?

Haha. I hear he cooks up a good squash shot. :tennis:



(*groans in advance)

Time Violation
12-12-2008, 07:59 AM
Roddick's 2009 strategy finally becomes clear.

Seems he got a few pointers from Nalbandian. :p

calvinhobbes
12-13-2008, 02:53 AM
No Pics???????

alfonsojose
12-13-2008, 04:18 AM
He could have hurt himself doing that :rolleyes:

KarlyM
12-13-2008, 04:38 AM
No Pics???????There was a picture posted with the article on the website link in the original post. It was also posted in the funny fotos thread here - http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7890615&postcount=13068 :)