Andy Roddick and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade met at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday to play some tennis and a game of H-O-R-S-E. The tennis reportedly didn’t last very long, with Andy treating Wade to a scorching serving exhibition. Roddick also imposed a no-dunk rule during the basketball portion of the proceedings, which helped him get up H-O-R to Wade’s “H” at the start.
“He started off hot,” Wade said (via the AP). “He made a lot of shots. I was kind of surprised. I had to go use my athleticism a little bit. I could see he was going to win the jump-shot contest out here, so I had to go to something else.”
Wade got creative, jumping over the (tennis) net before going in for a layup. Andy Roddick mimicked him successfully to tie things up at H-O-R-S. It was Wade’s from the floor shot that scored him the victory. Roddick rimmed his.
An impressive performance by Andy, who was on his high school’s basketball team. More impressive is his upcoming participation in the “Champions for Chile” benefit next Saturday night. He and Fernando Gonzalez helped organize the doubles exhibition, which will also include Gustavo Kuerten and Jim Courier. The tournament director says that Andy is committed to taking part, even if he makes it to Sunday’s final. Tickets start at $25. Click here for more information.
Andy Roddick plays Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in his third round match on Sunday afternoon.