Andy Roddick played the match of his life yesterday, only to lose to Roger Federerin the Wimbledon final that featured a five-set marathon that lasted 30 games.
You could say that Roddick got his “Mojo” back. And we’ve, in fact, confirmed that the “Mojo” wasn’t out partying as he was in the now infamous American Express spot that ran in 2005 during the US Open.
Nick Kroll, the actor who played “Andy’s Mojo” almost four years ago, was in his apartment rooting for Roddick to pull through.
“We actually never met, but I feel weirdly tied to him,” said Kroll, whose part of the “Mojo” consisted of him wearing a blonde wig and a cowboy hat. “I always root for him.”
The spot, which asked viewers if Roddick would get his “Mojo” back, quickly became part of advertising history when the 2003 US Open champ was shockingly dispensed by Gilles Mueller, the 68th ranked player in the world at the time, in three-straight sets in the first round of the Open that year.
American Express pulled one of its ads and commissioned Kroll to whip up a mock press conference ad.