Andy Roddick lends a helping hand when Mardy Fish needs new socks
How good of a friend is Andy Roddick?
When Mardy Fish was in need of a fresh pair of socks Tuesday night during his BB&T Atlanta Open first-round match, the former World No. 1 made the ultimate sacrifice: He gave Fish his own socks.
“I wear the low socks and my shoes were really wet, so I was asking for my trainer to run back and get some socks," Fish explained. "Andy was nice enough to take his off his feet and try to get them to me, and I threw them away. I don’t want those!”
The two-time Atlanta champion, who announced he will retire at the end of the US Open, poked fun at his Atlanta doubles partner.
“[They were] a little bit dry," he said. "They weren’t full-dry socks. Have you seen the guy sweat? He sweats a lot, just sitting there.”
Fish lost in his final singles match in Atlanta to Dudi Sela, but will pair with Roddick to face Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray in the doubles first round on Wednesday night in Atlanta.