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Novak Djokovic has responded to former No. 1 Andy Roddick, who said he ‘takes the souls’ of his opponents.
The former top player tweeted.
First he takes your legs ……. Then he takes your soul
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 7, 2021
The Serb came back from 1-6 down to win over Jenson Brooksby in his fourth round match at the US Open.
In his on-court interview, Nole was asked about Roddick’s comments and gave a hilarious but touching answer.
“Thanks Andy, I take that as a compliment,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion said.
“Only the first part. The second part, I don’t take anybody’s soul.
“Everyone has their soul, we are all beautiful souls. So I appreciate everyone.”
Former American tennis player Brad Gilbert also joked that Roddick would be happy to still hold a 5-4 win-loss record over Djokovic.
The world No.1 caught the funny side of his old rival’s joke and added.
“But I’ll take your legs out that’s for sure.”
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