Andy Roddick Laughs Off Doctored Magazine Cover
The tennis star takes to his blog after his arms are artificially pumped up
Tennis star Andy Roddick may be in great shape, but even he knew something was fishy when he looked at the cover of a recent magazine and saw his biceps looking seriously pumped.
“Little did I know I have 22-inch guns and a disappearing birthmark on my right arm,” Roddick, 24, wrote on his blog after seeing this month’s issue of Men’s Fitness, which features Roddick with a body that had been artificially bulked up, the New York Post reports.
“I saw the cover for the first time when I landed in Rome. It was pretty funny. Maybe [fellow tennis star] Rafael Nadal wants his arms back?”
Reps for Men’s Fitness told the Post that the cover image featured an enhancement of Roddick’s arms, and was not a Photoshopped image with Roddick’s head on a different body.
But Roddick has more serious things to worry about lately than a doctored photo. The tennis champ, who is currently ranked No. 3, was knocked out at the first round of the French Open on Tuesday.
After the game, Roddick told reporters: “There are some positives. I feel a little bit better coming out of this than I have in the past. But at the same time, you know, same result. I think you can try to improve on it, but I don’t know if there s a magic answer.”