Goodbye Andy Roddick

This week the tennis world said goodbye to Andy Roddick. His professional career began and ended at the US Open.


I've watched both of my sons play tennis competitively since 1996, and I'm still watching them play.

In December 2003, we all went to see Andy play at Rupp Arena in Lexington when he was here to help raise money for UK's tennis team. I've cheered for him the last ten years and will miss him.

So last night was Andy's last professional match. He played against Del Potro, who was a real gentleman. By the last set, I was crying. And when Andy made his final speech, I had a box of tissues in my lap.

I've got about three more years to watch Scott play tennis, and then I hope I hold it together better than I did last night.