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Andy Roddick Auctions Off Nude Tennis Lesson for $15,000


At Elton John's recent Advanta World Team Tennis Smash Hits AIDS benefit, Andy Roddick put a very special tennis lesson up for auction.

"Several stars and tennis legends were there, including Andy Roddick, who went well beyond the call of duty to help raise money. He originally was going to auction a private, hour-long tennis lesson to the highest bidder. Then, to sweeten the deal, he offered to take off his shirt for the 'one-on-one instruction.' Finally, the recently engaged Roddick offered to give the lesson -- fully nude! Winning bid: $15,000 from a female fan."

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  1. I'm a big tennis fan but I'm not a big fan of his. However, I will gladly take that lesson. That fan is one lucky girl.

    Posted by: scar2 | Oct 16, 2008 11:07:41 AM

  2. 15 grand?!

    Posted by: JeffRob | Oct 16, 2008 11:27:21 AM

  3. I think the lesson would teach me a lot, but I doubt I'd end up a better tennis player.

    Posted by: tjc | Oct 16, 2008 11:28:47 AM

  4. One wonders if he would've honored the lesson had a guy been the high bidder...? ;-)

    Posted by: John S. Hall | Oct 16, 2008 11:33:15 AM

  5. Kinda silly, really.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 16, 2008 12:47:42 PM

  6. Roddick offered to get naked and only brought in 15K? That's a shame. I'm sure the charity was happy but one would hope to get a bigger offer if a hottie like Roddick was teaching sans clothing.

    Well, I'd love to see if he honors the offer. You know someone will get some shots of that lesson.

    Posted by: Kurt from MIlwaukee | Oct 16, 2008 2:16:15 PM

  7. Not that he's ever been on my top 10 list, but, what a waste! If he was gonna do it, Roddick should have made the offer more public and given people time to bid it up. I'm sure the charity would have raked in much bigger bucks.

    But maybe it'll start a trend...

    Posted by: Buster | Oct 16, 2008 7:32:21 PM

  8. i'm sure that if rafa nadal were to have offered the same deal, bids would have been through the roof.

    Posted by: nic | Oct 17, 2008 6:48:21 AM

  9. The auction should be open in public or featured on the news!

    Nathan Mclain Tennis

    Posted by: Ruth Cooper | Jul 30, 2011 8:42:24 AM

  10. Please...gross...who would want to see Rodddick nude?

    I bet the winning bidder female fan was really his own momma.

    Posted by: John Tabinsky | Sep 4, 2011 1:19:37 PM

  11. Lesson One.
    This is a tennis ball.
    Lesson over.

    Posted by: Edd | Jan 23, 2014 3:31:36 PM

  12. Will he really do it? Or will he take the easy way out and wear a sock?

    Posted by: ventroaq | Dec 16, 2014 3:01:18 PM


    Posted by: ventroaq | Dec 16, 2014 3:03:34 PM

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