At some point tennis will return. When it does, Bianca Andreescu will be ready to inflict another round of pain and suffering on her opponents, and Andy Roddick can’t wait to see it.
When asked who he enjoys watching the most (anyone, not just young players) Roddick quickly responded, “I don’t watch too much but Andreescu is exciting. You can not know anything about tennis and tune into her and feel like you’re recognizing someone doing really outstanding things.”
For the pundits and analysts sleeping on the Canadian, or those overly concerned about her injuries, keep in mind that many great players were surrounded with injury question marks early in their careers.
Rafael Nadal’s knees weren’t supposed to hold up, but they did. Simona Halep, one of the most consistent performers in WTA history has battled injuries her whole career. Before winning her first Grand Slam, Kim Clijsters missed four majors due to injury.
“She makes it a little bit of a street fight,” Roddick added. “I loved watching her last summer.”
There aren’t many positives to glean from the current coronavirus situation, but on the bright side for the world No. 6, it will give her ample time to return to her full strength before the tours return.