Tennis: Roddick says he tried to fight Djokovic in locker room bust-up
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Retired American tennis player Andy Roddick has lifted the lid on his feud with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, revealing the two players almost came to blows in a locker room bust-up.
Roddick said he pinned Djokovic up against a locker in the US Open locker room after Djokovic "beat the pants off him" in a match between the two at the final major championship of the ATP tennis season.
Roddick, 31, did not say what year the incident happened but the two had a very public row during the 2008 US Open in New York.
"I won't say his name, I'll just say it rhymes with 'Schmovak Schmokovic'," Roddick said on a panel discussion on the American sports network Fox.