I wonder what Andy Roddick has been up to since retiring? Do you have any idea what happened in the semi-finals in Basel last week? Did you know that Brad Gilbert fancies a proper rose wine cocktail? Twitter can answer all of these questions and more, but it’s all about knowing where to look. We’ve broken down the 10 twitter accounts (besides @mytennislessons of course) that are must follows for any tennis fan.
1. Ivo Karlovic, @ivokarlovic
If you are looking for an athlete who is down to earth, has a cheesy sense of humor, and isn’t afraid to speak his mind then he’s your guy. Karlovic consistently churns out tweets that make you giggle. Relentless Twitter game.
During Us open they reroute airplanes.. But not Azarenka. #noisy
— ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) August 28, 2013
Cute old couple in the elevator started pushing buttons when they saw me coming in. The door closed in my face.. Now I hate cute old couples
— ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) October 21, 2013
2. Not Roger Federer, @pseudofed
One of the best sport parody accounts out there. It would be great if a sportsman could handled their athletic decline with this kind of sense of humor.
Announcement: I have decided to cancel 2013, it is now null and void. Refunds not available.
— Not Roger Federer (@PseudoFed) September 6, 2013
Great match everybody! Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight, I'm putting mine back, about 8 years #excited
— Not Roger Federer (@PseudoFed) October 26, 2013
3. Andy Roddick, @andyroddick
Any tennis fan knows Roddick has never been afraid to speak his mind and his twitter account certainly reflects that. Now that he works for Fox Sports 1 he shows an interest in not just tennis but all things sports.
The Boston RedSox look like the Zac Brown Band
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) October 4, 2013
Watching tennis channel … Why do some coaches take their racket w them to the players box to watch a match?
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) October 17, 2013
4. Andrea Petkovic, @andreapetkovic
The German, a former top 10 player, has a huge personality on and off the court. She seems like the kind of quirky hip person you would want to grab a hefeweizen with.
So I just watched this movie from 1966 with young Robert Redford….yo, anybody got that time machine down already?
— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) September 25, 2013
5. Caroline Wozniacki, @CaroWozniacki
One half of one of the more famous sports couples, Wozniacki was always willing to give people a look into their lives. After a bit of tabloid nonsense however, she hasn’t been as forward with her time with Rory McIlroy. Thankfully she has enough personality for the both of them.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 25, 2013
6. Brad Gilbert, @bgtennisnation
The former tennis coach and current analyst is one of the more active tweeters out there. About twenty times a day he could be tweeting about the Oakland Raiders game, what kind of cocktail he’s made himself, or the play by play of an obscure tournament quaterfinal. Eccentric to say the least.
wow Popsicle from nowhere takes the 2nd set on Fedfan after he served for the match who u got in 3rd set and scoreline
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) October 26, 2013
7. Darren Cahill, @darren_cahill
Not as over the top as Gilbert with more precise tennis analysis. Always on top of a tournament and spot on with analysis.
The Paris Indoor event all week on ESPN3 with 150 hours of live coverage of Center Court & Court 1. The Race for London concludes on ESPN3.
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) October 28, 2013
8. Maria Kirelinko, @mkirilenko
No, I don’t speak Russian. No, I don’t know what her tour ranking is. I do know however, that Maria Kirilenko is a stunner. A bit of fashion and beauty anyone, male or female, can appreciate.
Любовь к душе выше любви к телу. (Великий Сократ) pic.twitter.com/kihZDBGiT8
— Maria Kirilenko (@mkirilenko) October 23, 2013
9. Tennis Tweets, @tennistweets
You want the latest tennis news right when it happens? This is the only follow you’ll need.
With a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kvitova, Li Na reaches WTA Champs final in Istanbul and 3rd spot in the rankings. Next up: Serena or Jankovic
— tennistweets (@tennistweets) October 26, 2013
10. Tomas Berdych, @tomasberdych
It appears that at this point in his life Berdych is more concerned with making puns with the aid of 80’s hair band rock video’s and Fawlty Tower memes than playing tennis (see his 1st Rd loss last week to our Twitter hero Karlovic!). I totally condone this trend by the way.