Andy Roddick Distracted By Flashing Ads, Loses Match

Andy Roddick tennis

Photo: AP

After losing to Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals today, Andy Roddick expressed his annoyance with flashing electronic ads that made it difficult for him to follow the ball.Roddick said that neon lights from advertising behind the players were flashing during points and that both players noticed it.

He received a code violation from the chair umpire after snapping his racket in frustration and hitting a ball high into the stands.

The lights were turned off before the end of the match.  Roddick is 0-2 at the tournament.

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.