Andy Roddick hasn’t been seen on a tennis court since retiring to Lleyton Hewitt in the second round of the Australian Open, but he was in full force this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana, kickstarting the Super Bowl festivities with his wife Brooklyn Decker. The star-studded event sponsored by GQ, Lacoste, and Patron Tequila featured musical entertainment provided by LL Cool J and The Roots drummer Questlove, who manned the deejay booth, as well as appearances by Terrell Owens, Erin Andrews, and Adam Levine among others.
On Thursday, Roddick disclosed to the media that an MRI showed a partial tear in his hamstring tendon that he sustained during the Australian Open, but that he expects to be ready for the SAP Open tournament in San Jose, California with his first-round match schedule for February 15th.
“It’s a concern. I haven’t hit a ball since Australia. We’ve just been working on different types of treatment trying to get it right. The MRI came back probably not as good as we were hoping. I’m hoping to be hitting balls for the first time next Monday, and that should get me. If all goes well there, that should be plenty of time to be ready.”
Roddick was also asked if he watched the six-hour battle between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for the Australian Open title, but the American said he found it hard to set his alarm for one in the morning when not playing in a tournament. But he was impressed by what he did see of that final.
“It almost looks like the kind of tennis you see when you play Xbox where the guys really don’t get tired and they hit whatever shot they want. It’s pretty remarkable. I know probably at no time in my career, and I’ve been in pretty good shape throughout it, I don’t know if I could play back to back six hour matches of that intensity. What they’re doing is physically impressive.”
But all was not lost as Roddick was able to celebrate during the pre-Super Bowl party in Indianapolis this weekend, and the highlight of the night came in the form of Decker’s “date.” She ditched her husband Roddick for her “Battleship” director’s 12-year-old son Emmett Berg who cheerily obliged for a kiss from the model/actress. Decker went casual, looking comfortable in a Proenza Schouler dress with Net-a-Porter shoes to complement an edgy feel.
Likewise, Roddick dressed-down and looking dapper in a Lacoste polo and jeans.
Both made the rounds and got cozy with LL Cool J …
… and Andy finally shined his smile when catching up with football players Hines Ward, Greg Jennings and good friend Terrell Owens.
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