Following Rafael Nadal's lead, Andy Roddick's season came to an abrupt end today due to an injury at the Masters Cup.
The American baller withdrew from his round robin match against Roger Federer after spraining his ankle during practice:
I came out here and tried to warm up 45 minutes or so ago, and it was pretty apparent that my movement was probably 30 percent or 40 percent.A-Rod also discussed the prospects of a new coach after parting ways with brother John in the summer:
Unfortunately that's just not good enough to get it done at a tournament like this. I didn't feel like I could go out and try to compete and win a tennis match. It's definitely a tough prospect trying to beat Roger with no serve and not being able to move much.
The risk/reward wasn't there. You're risking further injury where it might cut into preparation for next year.
There's a short list. I didn't want to start going through the process of talking to people either over the phone or in person until my season was finished. That's something that I'd definitely like to get taken care of in the next couple weeks.I'm really curious to know which potential coaches are on the list since he's been through a few already. I suppose we'll find out sooner than later.
Any guesses out there?
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