Thursday, August 31, 2006

Andy Roddick Wishes Family Had Held On To His Balls

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tennis star Andy Roddick has one regret in life: He wishes his family and friends had held on to his balls a little longer as a kid.

Roddick made that confession at the Dacor Taste Of Tennis Party in New York that was held in honor of the U.S. Open.

He says when he was 7, he gave out autographed tennis balls for Christmas to his family and friends and told everyone to hang on to them.

It was a bold move, considering Roddick didn’t win a tournament until he was 10, and didn’t get serious about the sport until he was 12.

In fact, Roddick tells gossip reporter Baird Jones that his mom tossed the ball immediately and played with it the next day on the courts -- and his next door neighbor got rid of the ball a few days later.

But Roddick figures the joke’s on them. In his words, “They could be worth $100,000 apiece if you go on eBay.”

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