Andy Roddick is known for unleashing withering sarcasm when he’s upset. At the Australian Open in 2008, the sixth seeded American grew angry with umpire Emmanuel Joseph during a five-set match against 29th-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber. Roddick claimed he didn’t play a shot from Kohlschreiber because of an ‘out’ call. The ball turned out to be in, but the umpire refused to grant Roddick a reprieve, prompting a snide diatribe. “I was a foot from the ball. One. Foot. From. The. Ball,” Roddick told Joseph, adding, “I’m going to speak very slowly so that you can understand me.” Later on while sitting on the sideline, Roddick continued his screed. “You’re an idiot. Do you have to be like a 2nd grade dropout to be an umpire? Did you go to school until you were eight years old? I think you quit school before you were 10,” he said, before addressing the spectators. “Stay in school kids or you’ll end up being an umpire!” The match marked Roddick’s earliest exit at the Australian Open since his debut six years earlier.
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