Here's a few quotes from his first IW press conference about the Olympics.
Q. I saw this week that you decided not to play in the Olympics this year.
ANDY RODDICK: Ummm.
Q. Knowing how much your country means and the Davis Cup, how difficult was that a decision to arrive at?
ANDY RODDICK: It was tough. Thankfully I've gotten to go through the Olympic experience once, which I think is huge for any athlete. But when kind of working out my schedule, you know, it's kind of down to the decision, do you go there and try to wing it at the Olympics and, you know, deal with everything that goes along with it? It's pretty hectic. And tennis players, it's -- a lot of it's out of your control as far as, you know, it's not our normal tournament, per se.
You go kind of deal with all that, or, you know, is winning the US Open or trying to put together a run there the priority. This time I decided that that was the priority. And I don't know if switching time zones from completely different, you know, time zones for two weeks and then come back and have four days and then you're starting US Open, I don't know if that was the best preparation.
That being said, it wasn't an easy decision, even considering all of that.
Q. When it came time for scheduling, how would the schedule have worked for you to play both the Olympics and the US Open? That's pretty brutal.
ANDY RODDICK: I don't think there are enough weeks in the year to play all the tournaments we do play not in an Olympic year. We play the longest schedule and most consistent schedule when you're not dealing with the biggest sporting event in the world, so I'm not going to sit here and try to come up with a schedule that would be great for everyone.
RENNAE STUBBS: I'm trying to do an interview in there. Can you keep it down.
ANDY RODDICK: Can I keep it down? Wow. I don't know if there are enough weeks, and it's just -- it's just tough that it comes before probably the biggest event in my year.
Here is a video and transcript of a back and forth between Andy and some psycho lady.
Q. Andy, what is going on, if you don't mind, in the love department? You know, you've got all these pretty little kitty girls in the tennis skirts and they're going to come and oogle and ogle you and give you the little winky.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah! Woo!
Q. Is it any fun? It's like you got to respect the athlete.
ANDY RODDICK: God, you need to come around more often. This is fun! Jesus.
Q. The girls are here for something.
ANDY RODDICK: I finally have somebody more hyperactive than I am. Unbelievable. What did you eat for breakfast? (Laughter.)
Q. My mother cooked breakfast for me.
ANDY RODDICK: Did she wear one of those cutey little tennis skirts too when she was cooking those eggs this morning? I don't even know what you asked.
Q. I asked what's up in the love department? What's going on now with the career and the profession, you've got, as far as time zones are concerned --
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah.
Q. -- do you make time for love?
ANDY RODDICK: I'm all about the love. (Laughter.) I love everybody. I'm falling in love with you as we speak.
Q. You're wonderful. Thank you for being here.
ANDY RODDICK: You're awesome.
Q. Yeah, I know. On behalf of myself and all the young girls --
ANDY RODDICK: Thank you.
Q. -- we have a crush on you. We adore your performances here.
ANDY RODDICK: Thank you. I will never forget this moment. http://www.tennis.com/media/video/player_interviews.aspx?bctid=1457734382