Roddick, 31, did not say what year the incident happened but the two had a very public row during the 2008 US Open. “I won’t say his name, I’ll just say it rhymes with ‘Schmovak Schmokovic’,” Roddick said on a panel discussion recently.
“We got into it at the US Open one time,” he continued. “I was kind of talking trash and he came out and beat the pants off of me as he would. But then he kind of chirped afterward and he came straight in, I went right up to him and had him up against the locker, but then I realized his trainer was about a little bit bigger.”
Roddick, who retired in September after the US Open, said he stopped when he realized the confrontation might escalate.
“I kind of checked myself. My trainer is about five-foot-eight, 130... I kind of backed off real quick. I was about to get railroaded from the side.”