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In case you haven’t seen or heard, looks like Andy Roddick’s early round loss at this year’s Wimbledon caused the American tennis star to not only seek some R&R in Las Vegas, but also try out a new look. Literally.

Roddick and his wife Brooklyn Decker spent the Fourth of July weekend at the Palms Casino Resort in the ultra-exclusive “Kingpin” suite which features two regulation size bowling lanes. According to, “They (Roddick and Decker) dined at Simon at Palms Place for brunch on Sunday and N9NE Steakhouse for dinner where Andy enjoyed a 8oz Filet and Mac & Cheese.”

Although staying in a bowling-themed suite might indicate a potential career change for the former world No. 1, it’s the new look Roddick sports that strikes me even more. Was his loss to Yen-Hsun Lu and the subsequent fact that Roddick wouldn’t have had to face Roger Federer in the semifinals the cause of this? Or was this Roddick’s own homage to our men and women in uniform for this national holiday? Whatever the case, let’s hope it at least inspires Roddick to have a “take no prisoners” attitude for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Erik Gudris is moderator of, a tennis news and commentary website.