Roddick up for Olympic glory on his favourite surface

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 14:40 PM IST

London: Andy Roddick of the United States is eagerly awaiting the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament which will be played at Wimbledon on grass, one of his favourite surfaces.

It`s the first time since tennis was reintroduced to the Games as a medal sport (at Seoul 1988) that it will be played on grass. Roddick reached the men`s singles final at the Wimbledon Championships three times during his career - in 2004, 2005 and 2009, reports Xinhua.

"I`m excited the Olympics are on grass as it`s a surface that I favour," he said. "I`ve been looking forward to it."

"I`m curious to see what it will feel like. It`s two-out-of-three sets until the final. Two-out-of-three sets on grass is a crapshoot, so I`m excited. Anything goes there."

Roddick, who last competed in the Games at Athens 2004, added: "You are playing for something different. Normally we deal in very selfish terms as a tennis player, especially as a singles player. It`s a little bit different when you are playing for the United States and you`re trying to get a medal for it. I certainly take that responsibility seriously."