[Yahoo] Roddick splits with coach Gilbert (AP)

Rusty Backhand
12-13-2004, 04:46 PM
Andy Roddick fired coach Brad Gilbert this weekend after 1 1/2 years together that yielded a U.S. Open title and the No. 1 ranking. No specific reason was given for the surprising split in a statement Roddick released Monday through SFX Sports Group. ``The decision to not rehire Brad Gilbert for the 2005 season is based on what I think is best for my game at this time,'' Roddick said.