Roddick is best mates with UK taxi driver

June 18th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Andy Roddick London, June 18 (ANI): Tennis star Andy Roddick is best mates with a taxi driver he met by chance, and therefore, when he says he loves Wimbledon, it comes as no surprise.

Taxi driver, Stephen Little, was even invited to Texas in April for Roddick’s high-profile wedding with model Brooklyn Decker. The Sun quoted Roddick, 26, as saying: “It is a friendship which came by chance. He picked me and my coach up one time when we were looking to go to a restaurant. Next time, as we had his card, we gave him a ring. From there, six years on, he has helped us whenever we have called him. He helps us out with odd jobs at Wimbledon.”"He comes over to the States to visit. He came to the wedding. When he first drove me to the restaurant, he knew a minimal amount about tennis. I was young and had not been around for that long. The other week, he picked me up from the train station in London when I arrived from Paris on the Eurostar. It was nice to see him. I spent some of the time in a hotel but will now be going to a house in Wimbledon. I love the tournament because everything about it is different,” added Murray.

Roddick has twice reached the final, losing to Roger Federer in 2004 and 2005, although he suffered a shock second-round loss to Janko Tipsarevic last year. (ANI)

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