Andy Roddick just wanted to "flash some calf" by going with black ankle socks for his first match at Queen's Club. That he did. He also caused a minor stir with his short-sock decision.
Some younger players Tweeted about Roddick's new look while others suggested he was trying to emulate his buddy Mardy Fish, who's rocked the look for years. Personally, I think it's a preemptive strike against up-and-coming American teenager Jack Sock. Whatever the reason, the new look accompanied Roddick's first win since Indian Wells. He defeated Feliciano Lopez in three sets, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-4.
His balance, on the other hand, has been better:
Seeing as how I'm a blogger who's currently wearing ankle socks and is pretty much the same age as Roddick, I shan't be casting stones about his fashion choices from my couch in the glass basement of my mother's house.
Racquet clap to The Spin