Did Brooklyn Decker let the tennis ball out of the can and reveal her hubby, Andy Roddick's, retirement plan? While a guest on The Dan Patrick Show, Brooklyn said this about her husband's impending "career change" (via the New York Times):
“Him and his friend Bobby Bones, his co-host — I think you actually met Bobby — they recently signed a deal,” Decker said. “They have a weekly show they started in January, so it’s about a month old. But they hope to eventually make it a daily show, but of course that will probably be two years down the line once Andy is, um, completely finished.”
“So two years from now he’s retiring?” Patrick inquired.
“Well, we don’t know,” Decker said, seeming to backpedal. “But you never know, you never know what could happen in the world of tennis, with injuries and all that kind of stuff. But his time line is, hopefully, full-time radio in about two years or so.”
I actually got a chance to listen to his show a few weeks ago while he was interviewing Terrell Owens, and he was a complete natural. (I guess from all the years he has been hounded by the media, he's picked up a thing or two.)
At 29, Andy is definitely reaching the shelf life of a professional tennis player, and his body is showing that wear and tear with recent back-to-back injuries, but I am nowhere near being able to say goodbye to the man who has been the face of American men's tennis for my generation. No matter how much he frustrates me with his occasional on-court antics, I will always prefer Andy Roddick on the court than on the airwaves, so I really hope that Brooklyn's timeline might be off by a couple of years........or four.