2024 French Open: Andy Roddick’s Reaction to Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev in Round 1 Goes Viral

2024 French Open: Andy Roddick’s Reaction to Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev in Round 1 Goes Viral

Joel Reyes
May 25, 2024 at 1:15 AM
  • Rafael Nadal drew Alexander Zverev in the first round of the 2024 French Open
  • Former US Open champion Andy Roddick had a funny reaction to the matchup
  • Nadal was unseeded in this year's French Open after missing time due to injury

Rafael Nadal's farewell tour at Roland Garros is about to begin.

Former US Open champion Andy Roddick couldn't believe the matchup that the King of Clay got in the first round of the 2024 French Open.

He had a funny reaction to seeing Nadal draw Alexander Zverev in the opening round of the year's second Grand Slam.

Andy Roddick, Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal, 2024 French Open
Andy Roddick attends the 2023 Andy Roddick Foundation Gala on November 15, 2023; Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal before their 2022 French Open semis. Images: Rick Kern/ Ibrahim Ezzat.
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Roddick hilariously reacts to Nadal vs Zverev

He intentionally dodged the French Open draw all morning so he could bring his live reaction on camera for his tennis podcast.

It was definitely worth the wait, with Roddick's priceless reaction to the tough draw going viral.

Once he flipped the page and saw the Nadal vs Zverev clash in Round 1, Roddick let out a funny roar, saying "I found it, I found it."

His colleagues laughed as they watched Roddick struggle to contain his emotions. One of them said "That was what we were waiting for."

It was a brutal draw for both Nadal and Zverev, who faced each other in the semi-finals of the 2022 French Open.

A lot has changed since that meeting, with Nadal dropping down the rankings after missing some time due to a hip injury.

He didn't play in last year's French Open and has struggled since returning from injury. The same can't be said for Zverev, who's playing some of the best tennis of his life this year.

He is fresh off a tournament win at the Rome Masters, beating Nicolas Jarry in straight sets in the final. It was the German star's sixth ATP Masters 1000 title.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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