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Andrew Stephen Roddick

Birth date: August 30, 1982

Place of Birth: USA National Flag USA, Omaha (Nebraska)

Plays: Right-handed

Titles won:
SINGLES CAREER TITLES (21):
Grand Slam (1):
US Open 2003
Master Series (4):
Miami 2004
Montreal/Toronto 2003
Cincinnati 2003, 2006
International Series (13):
Atlanta 2001
Houston 2001, 2002, 2005
Indianapolis 2003, 2004
London / Queen's Club 2003, 2004, 2005
St. Poelten 2003
San Jose 2004, 2005
Washington 2005
International Series Gold (3):
Washington 2001
Memphis 2002, 2005
DOUBLES CAREER TITLES (3):
International Series (3):
Delray Beach 2001
Houston 2002
Indianapolis 2006

Career highlights:
2000- Finished as youngest player (18 years, 3 months) in year-end Top 200 and as No. 1 junior in world, winning junior Grand Slam titles at Australian Open (d. Ancic) and US Open (d. Ginepri) without dropping a set. Became first American to win Australian junior title since Miami chairman Butch Buchholz in 1959. First American to finish as No. 1 junior in world since Brian Dunn in 1992.
2001- At 19 years, 4 months, finished as youngest player in ATP Top 20. Won three ATP titles and became first American teenager to win three or more titles in same season since Sampras won four in 1990. Made Davis Cup debut in 1st RD in Switzerland and beat Bastl in a dead rubber. Went undefeated (3-0) during year in helping U.S. back to World Group in 2002. At AMS Miami he defeated Levy, former No. 1s Rios and Sampras and Pavel, before losing to Hewitt in QF. Made his ATP clay court debut in Atlanta and dropped only one set en route to his first ATP title (d. Malisse). First American teenager to win an ATP title since Chang won in February 1992. Following week in Houston, won title without dropping a set (d. Lee). First American to capture back-to-back clay titles since Courier in 1992. Extended his winning streak to 12 matches by reaching 3rd RD in his Roland Garros debut.Overcame cramps late in fourth set and throughout fifth to beat Chang 7-5 in final set with a tournament record 37 aces in 2nd RD. In Davis Cup tie vs. India posted two wins to help U.S. to a 4-1 victory. Played well in tie-breaks, posting a 21-11 mark. Only player on tour to lead three MatchFacts categories-service games won (90 percent), break points saved (72 percent) and 2nd serve points won (56 percent). Also No. 9 in aces (572).
2002- The youngest American to finish in year-end Top 10 since Michael Chang in 1992. Captured two ATP titles in four finals, and helped U.S. to Davis Cup SF. Recorded an ATP season-best 144 mph serve at Wimbledon.Compiled 4-0 record in Davis Cup play, posting two singles wins over Slovakia and Spain.Compiled records of 34-11 on hard and 14-7 on clay. Finished No. 2 in service games won (88 percent) and No. 3 in aces (658).
2003- Became youngest American (21 years, 2 months) and second overall (behind Lleyton Hewitt, 20 years, 8 months in 2001) to finish No. 1 in history of ATP Rankings (since 1973). Made biggest jump in history to No. 1 from previous year, improving from No. 10. Became sixth American to finish No. 1 and first since Agassi in 1999 (Sampras-6 times, Connors-5, McEnroe-4, Courier-1, Agassi-1). Won six titles on three different surfaces in eight finals, 72 match wins and an ATP-best 19-match winning streak. Only player during year to reach SF or better at three of four Grand Slam tournaments and captured first Slam title at US Open. In addition, won an ATP-best five matches after saving match point (went on to win title three times) and registered a co-record 149 mph serve (239.7 kmh) in June at Queen's Club in London en route to winning title. Compiled a 25-11 record with one title through May and went 47-8 with five titles under Gilbert, including a 27-1 mark during summer hard court circuit. Opened season with first career Grand Slam SF at Australian Open and won back-to-back five-set matches, including a Grand Slam record 21-19 in fifth set in QF over El Aynaoui in a five-hour marathon. The fifth set was longest in games in history of Grand Slam play. Lost to Schuettler in SF. Began hard court circuit with title in Indianapolis (d. Srichaphan), lost to Henman in SF of Washington and won back-to-back Masters Series titles in Montreal (d. Federer in SF, Nalbandian in F) and Cincinnati (d. Fish-saved 2 M.P.). Put together his most impressive run at Flushing Meadows where he rallied from two-set deficit (and one M.P.) in SF against Nalbandian before beating No. 1-to-be Ferrero in straight sets in final. Afterwards, became leader of INDESIT ATP Race. Helped US to 3-2 Davis Cup World Group Playoff victory over Slovakia by clinching tie over Beck. Compiled 44-10 record on hard, 12-6 on clay, 10-1 on grass and 6-2 on carpet. Led ATP circuit in four (of six) service categories - aces (989), 1st serve points won (81 percent), service games won (91percent) and break points saved (69 percent). Finished tied No. 2 in 2nd serve points won (59 percent). Also played and won most tie-breaks, compiling a 36-21 mark. Earned a career-high $3,227,342.
2004- The American won four ATP titles and also led U.S. to its first Davis Cup final since 1997 by going 6-2 in singles. Played most singles matches (92) and co-leader (w/Federer) on ATP circuit with a career-high 74 match wins. He became first American to win 70 or more matches back-to-back seasons since Pete Sampras accomplished feat from 1992-95. Lost only one first round match in 18 tournaments, that coming in AMS Rome (l. to Cañas) in May. Recorded world's fastest serve, a 155 mph blast in Davis Cup SF (vs. Voltchkov) on Sept. 24. Put together his best stretch of results from June until rest of year with a 41-10 match record . During an eight-tournament span, reached five finals, including four straight (21-2 mark) with repeat titles on grass at Queen's (d. Grosjean) and on hard in Indianapolis (d. Ljubicic) in July. Helped U.S. to a 4-0 victory over Belarus in Davis Cup SF then reached his first career ATP Asian final in Bangkok (l. to Federer). Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and reached SF for second straight year (l. to Hewitt). Closed season with losses to Nadal and Moya in Davis Cup final (l. to Spain 3-2). Was 57-11 on hard, 11-1 on grass and 5-5 on clay. Led ATP circuit in aces (1,017) for second straight year and No. 2 in first serve points won (81 percent, second serve points won (56 percent), and No. 3 in service games won (91 percent) and break points saved (69 percent). Also went a personal-best 37-14 in tie-breaks and 6-6 against Top 10 opponents.

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Official Website: www.andyroddick.com

Other interesting information: Full name is Andrew Stephen Roddick. Nicknamed "A-Rod" by other players. Since 2001, has been one of the most celebrated athletes in United States, being featured in non-sports publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Vogue. Selected Sexiest Athlete by People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue in December of 2003. Hosted the popular comedy program Saturday Night Live on November 8, 2003, becoming second tennis player (Chris Evert) and only 12th athlete in three decades to do so. Hosted a kid's clinic in Central Park prior to the 2003 US Open with Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley, who is an avid tennis fan and regular supporter of Roddick. Father, Jerry, is an investor, and mother, Blanche, is director of the Andy Roddick Foundation, which raised $350,000 with 2003 event. Brother John was an All-American tennis player at University of Georgia (1996-98), and now operates a tennis academy in San Antonio. Oldest brother Lawrence, a chiropractor in San Antonio, was an accomplished spring board diver and a member of U.S. Senior National Team. A big University of Nebraska football fan. Moved to Austin, Texas at age 4 1/2, then moved to Boca Raton at age 10. Purchased a second home in Austin in November 2003. Played varsity basketball in high school alongside Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999. Hobbies include listening to music (favorites include Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer) and watching movies (favorite is Shawshank Redemption). Named to People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors issue in June 2004 and in same month was a contestant on popular TV game show "Weakest Link" in London prior to Wimbledon. Was a presenter and award recipient (Best Male Tennis Player) at 2004 ESPY Awards. Has a 14-5 career Davis Cup record in singles in 10 ties since 2001.

 
   

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