His early years in the sports were quite discouraging and he considered quitting because he was always losing.
Date of Birth: August 30, 1982 Zodiac Sign: Virgo Roddick may not have collected as many grand slam trophies and titles as the famous Roger or other celebrity tennis players, but he takes pride in the fact that he reached No.
Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former professional tennis player from the USA.
Roddick became a Grand Slam singles champion and world number one shortly after he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final and overtaking him as the top ranked player in the process.
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Andy spotted her in the crowd and they began dating shortly after.Following a fourth-round defeat by Juan Martín del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, Roddick retired from the sport with the aim of focusing on his work at the Andy Roddick Foundation. He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000. In 2001, Roddick defeated former French Open champion Michael Chang in five sets in the second round of the tournament, despite the fact that clay was Roddick's worst surface. Men's Claycourt Championships, reclaiming the title he won in 20.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 Central Florida), who were both promising tennis players at a young age. In March in Miami, in the first round Roddick had his first ATP level victory as he beat World No. During the following Wimbledon, he further showed potential by taking a set from eventual winner Goran Ivanišević. In 2004, Roddick saved fellow tennis player Sjeng Schalken and other guests (including close friends Ben Campezi and Dean Monroe) from a hotel fire. (He lost in 2003 to Agassi, and in 2004 to Tommy Haas.) In May, Roddick had match point against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a former Sports Illustrated swimwear model and actress. Roddick played the Banana Bowl in the city of São Paulo and won, beating Joachim Johansson in the final.On August 30, 2012, during the 2012 US Open and on his 30th birthday, Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament. Roddick also won the Australian Junior Open, defeating Mario Ančić in the final.If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why.