Andy Roddick retracted his Twitter post in tribute to Serena Williams after a few people took offense to the same. Roddick tweeted after Williams bowed out of the US Open in what was her final appearance at the New York Major and quite likely her final career match, thanking his “old friend” for her contribution to tennis.
While the intended purpose of his message was to highlight his long-standing friendship with Williams, Roddick shed light on the unnecessary criticism he received for his tweet.
“Deleting my Serena tweet from last night. I said “my old friend” in it meaning we’ve known each other a long time. Some people are pretending to be offended by that …… killjoy,” Andy Roddick posted on Twitter.
Roddick later regretted deleting his original post as he felt it was the perfect message showcasing his respect and admiration for good friend Serena Williams, and said that many people agreed with him.
“I shouldn’t have deleted it. It was a perfect tweet. The best tweet. I know the best words. Lots of people told me it was a perfect tweet. I know lots of people ….. best ….. perfect. Tweet,” Roddick wrote in another post.
In his original message, Roddick said that it has been his pleasure to watch Williams grow into the great champion she is today and he is excited to see what the future holds for his compatriot.
“I love you @serenawilliams It’s been the pleasure of a lifetime to watch you become what you have. Can’t wait to see what you do next. Thank you my old friend,” Roddick wrote in his original tweet.
“I’ve known her since I was in single digits” – Andy Roddick on Serena Williams
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