ANDY RODDICK


Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is the top-ranked American player, and the only American inside the ATP Top 10. As of January 23, 2011 he is ranked World No. 8 by the ATP rankings. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals. Roddick has reached four other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon three times and the US Open once), losing to Roger Federer each time. Roddick is known for his extremely powerful serves and holds the fastest serve recorded in professional tennis, measured at 155 mph (249.5 km/h). Roddick is the last North American male player to win a grand slam singles event (the 2003 US Open).

He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a Sports Illustrated swim wear model and actress.




Personal life

Roddick was born in Omaha, Nebraskato Jerry and Blanche Roddick. Roddick's father was a businessman and his mother was a school teacher. She now directs the Andy Roddick Foundation. Roddick has two older brothers, Lawrence and John (All-American tennis player at University of Georgia (1996–98) and head tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma), who were both promising tennis players at a young age.

Roddick lived in Austin, Texas, from age 4 until he was 11, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida, in the interest of his brother's tennis career,first attending Boca Prep International School, but graduating from the Highlands Christian Academy in 2000.Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999. During that time period, he sometimes trained with Venus and Serena Williams; he later moved back to Austin.

At one point, Roddick dated actress/singer Mandy Moore. It was while Roddick was flipping through a previous swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated that Roddick first noticed Brooklyn Decker, to whom he is now married. The two had been dating since at least the 2007 Davis Cup, and on March 31, 2008, Roddick announced on his website that he and Decker had become engaged. The couple were married in Austin on April 17, 2009


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nick name: A-Rod
Country: United States
Residence: Austin, Texas
Date of birth: August 30, 1982 (1982-08-30) (age 28)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Turned pro: 2000
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money: $19,427,260

Singles
Career record 567–183 (75.60%)
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 3, 2003)
Current ranking No. 8 (February 21, 2011)

Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
French Open 4R (2009)
Wimbledon F (2004, 2005, 2009)
US Open W (2003)

Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2003, 2004, 2007)

Doubles
Career record 58–38
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 50 (January 11, 2010)

Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2001)
US Open 2R (1999, 2000)
Tag : Tennis
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