Since his own retirement after the 2012 U.S. Open, Roddick, who turns 40 Aug. 30, has been supportive of players like Naomi Osaka who speak out about prioritizing their mental health.

“I’ve never understood why we spent so much time on fitness and our craft, but weren’t allowed to say, ‘Hey, I might have something that I can improve upon mentally.’ He shared that he was happy to hear about it. And tennis in particular because you aren’t traveling with a group of people. It has a lot to offer and I would not trade it for anything. However, it is a more isolated sport than many other. So credit Naomi. Mardy FishIt has been a topic of great controversy for.