Andy Roddick


Andy Roddick

Infobox Tennis player


nickname= "A-Rod", "American Express", "Hot Rod", "Robo Rod"
playername= Andy Roddick
country= United States
residence= Austin, Texas
datebirth= birth date and age|1982|8|30
placebirth= Omaha, Nebraska
height= height|m=1.88 [Andy Roddick Player Profile, ATP website, [http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=R485] , accessed 2008-Jun-23]
weight= convert|88.6|kg|lb|abbr=on
turnedpro= 2000
plays= Right-handed; two-handed backhand
careerprizemoney= US$14,461,713
singlesrecord= 454–144
singlestitles= 26
highestsinglesranking= No. 1 (November 3, 2003)
AustralianOpenresult= SF (2003, 2005, 2007)
FrenchOpenresult= 3R (2001)
Wimbledonresult= F (2004, 2005)
USOpenresult= W (2003)
doublesrecord= 48–35
doublestitles= 3
highestdoublesranking= No. 87 (August 18, 2003)
updated =October 6, 2008

Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is currently the eighth-ranked player in the world as of August 18, 2008. He finished sixth in the 2006, 2007 ATP Race. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 U.S. Open. Roddick has reached three other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon twice and the U.S. Open), losing to Roger Federer each time. Roddick is known for his powerful serves and forehands, and holds the fastest serve recorded in professional tennis, clocked at 155 mph (249.4 km/h). [http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/8250/Sports++Recreation/Fastest+Mens+Tennis+Serves.aspx Fastest Men's Tennis Serves] ]

Roddick was on the victorious United States Davis Cup team when it won the 2007 Davis Cup. Roddick defeated Dmitry Tursunov of the Russian Davis Cup team, the defending champions, in the finals.

Early life and family

Andy Roddick was born in Omaha, Nebraska [http://www.worldathletes.com/sports_biographies/Andy_Roddick.htm World Athletes] to Jim 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, who were both promising tennis players at a young age.

Roddick lived in Austin, Texas until he was 11, then moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where he lived until graduating from high school in 2000. He later moved back to Austin.

Roddick began dating singer Mandy Moore in 2002; Roddick ended the relationship in March 2004. [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/moore%20to%20sing%20about%20roddick%20heartbreak%20on%20new%20album MANDY MOORE - MOORE TO SING ABOUT RODDICK HEARTBREAK ON NEW ALBUM] ]

On March 31, 2008, Roddick announced on his website that he and American fashion model Brooklyn Decker are engaged [ [http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/7973116?MSNHPHMA FOX Sports on MSN - TENNIS ] ] and will be getting married in the spring of 2009. Fact|date=August 2008

Career

2000

Andy Played the "Banana Bowl" in the city of São José dos Campos and won. [ [http://www.tenisvirtual.com.br/banana/historia.html 38º Banana Bowl ] ]

2001

In 2001, Roddick defeated Michael Chang in 5 sets in the second round of the French Open. During Wimbledon, he further showed potential by taking a set from eventual winner Goran Ivanisevic. He also defeated 7-time Wimbledon champion and fellow American Pete Sampras at the age of 19 at the Miami Masters in 2001.

2003

Roddick's breakthrough year was in 2003, in which he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of 2003 Australian Open. Roddick and the Moroccan battled for five hours, with the fifth set (21-19 in favor of Roddick) being the longest fifth set in a Grand Slam tournament during the open era, at 2 hours 23 minutes. (This was beaten in 2007 during a Wimbledon men's doubles second round match, when Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa beat Paul Hanley of Australia and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe in a 3 hour 5 minute 28-26 fifth set.) Despite a lackluster French Open, Roddick enjoyed success in the United Kingdom by winning Queen's Club and reaching the Wimbledon semifinals where he lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets.

Roddick's hardcourt record in 2003 included his first Masters Series titles – coming at Canada and Cincinnati – and his first Grand Slam title. At the U.S. Open, Roddick rallied from two sets down and a match point against him in the semifinals to beat David Nalbandian. He then defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final 6–3, 7–6, 6–3. By the end of the year, at age 21, he was ranked No. 1, the first American to finish a year at No. 1 since Andre Agassi in 1999. He also became the youngest American to hold this rank since computer rankings were started in 1973.

2004

Roddick was knocked out during the 2004 U.S. Open in a five set quarterfinal against another big server, Joachim Johansson. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Roddick lost to Chilean Fernando González, the eventual bronze medal winner, in the third round. Later that year, Roddick teamed up with Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan on the U.S. Davis Cup team that lost to Spain in the final in Seville. Roddick lost his singles match against Rafael Nadal, who would in the following year win the French Open. By the end of 2004, Roddick fired his coach of 18 months, Brad Gilbert, and hired assistant Davis Cup coach Dean Goldfine. Roddick finished 2004 ranked as the world's No. 2, the U.S.'s No. 1, and the player with the most aces (1017).

In 2004 Roddick saved fellow tennis player Sjeng Schalken and other guests from a Hotel fire, including close friends Ben Campezi and Dean Monroe. [ [http://www.andyroddick.com/550/roddick-and-schalken-share-more-than-tennis-2/ Roddick and Schalken Share More Than Tennis] ]

2005

Roddick's first 2005 tournament victory was the SAP Open in San Jose, California, where he was the first to win the event in consecutive years since Mark Philippoussis in 1999 and 2000. The top-seeded Roddick defeated Cyril Saulnier 6–0, 6–4 in 50 minutes, the event's first championship shutout set since Arthur Ashe beat Guillermo Vilas in 1975. In April, Roddick won the U.S. Men's Claycourt Championships, reclaiming the title he won in 2001 and 2002. (He lost in 2003 to Agassi and in 2004 to Tommy Haas.) In May 2005, Roddick had match point against Spanish big-hitter Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco was serving, attempting to save the match point on his second serve, when the linesman erroneously called the serve out. If this call had held, Roddick would have won the match. Roddick motioned to the umpire, pointing to the clear ball mark on the clay indicating the ball was in and the call was consequently changed. Verdasco went on to win the match. Many in the American mediaWho|date=July 2008 echoed sentiments that Roddick had chosen "sportsmanship over a win." However, by Roddick's own admission, the umpire would certainly have come down from his chair since Verdasco was about to challenge the call anyway, and would have been able to see the clear ball mark indicating that the serve was in. Roddick said that he was just saving the umpire a trip.Fact|date=July 2008

At the 2005 French Open, Roddick lost to the unseeded Argentine Jose Acasuso in the second round, and at Wimbledon 2005, Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the final for the second consecutive year. At the 2005 U.S. Open, Roddick was defeated by World No. 70 Gilles Müller in the first round. Roddick's last U.S. Open first round loss had been in 2000. At the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in 2005, Roddick defeated Gaël Monfils to wrap up a tournament without losing a set or getting his serve broken. Even though he reached the Wimbledon final and Australian Open semifinals, "TENNIS Magazine" and others criticized Roddick's poor game in 2005.Fact|date=July 2008

2006

Roddick's first ATP event of the year was the Australian Open. There he reached the fourth round before being upset by unseeded and eventual finalist, Marcos Baghdatis. At the French Open Roddick retired in the first round after sustaining a foot injury during the match. Two weeks later at Wimbledon, Roddick was upset in the third round by British hopeful, Andy Murray. This loss caused Roddick to fall outside of the top 10 for the first time since 2002. After Wimbledon, Roddick began working with a new coach, Jimmy Connors. In his first event with his new coach, Roddick reached the final of Indianapolis before losing to good friend James Blake. His resurgence finally came at the Cincinnati Masters, where he won the event defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. This was his first masters event he won since 2004. At the U.S. Open, Roddick reached the finals for the first time since his win in 2003. He lost, however, to Roger Federer. He then qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup where he lost in round robin after giving Roger Federer a tough three set battle.

2007

Roddick entered the 2007 Australian Open as the sixth seed. In his first round match, he lost a marathon first set tiebreak 20-18 but eventually won the match in four sets against wild card Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France. Roddick defeated 26th seeded Marat Safin in the third round and 9th seeded Mario Ančić in a five set fourth round match. Roddick won his quarterfinal match against fellow American Mardy Fish 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 but was defeated by Federer 6–4, 6–0, 6–2 in the semifinals, making his head-to-head record against Federer 1-13.

In first round Davis Cup action, Roddick helped the U.S. defeat the Czech Republic, winning both of his singles matches against Ivo Minar and Tomas Berdych.

Roddick reached at least the semifinals of his next two tournaments. He bowed out to Andy Murray in the semifinals of the SAP Open in San Jose, California, a reprise of 2006. Roddick then defeated Murray in the semifinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tennessee before losing in the final to defending champion Tommy Haas 6–3, 6–2. Reaching the final, however, enabled Roddick to overtake Nikolay Davydenko for the World No. 3 position, his first week inside the top three since March 6, 2006.

At the first ATP Masters Series tournament of the year, Roddick reached the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, where he lost to Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–3.

Roddick then played the Sony Ericcson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, where he retired from his quarterfinal match against Murray due to a left hamstring injury.

Roddick then helped the U.S. defeat Spain and advance to the Davis Cup semifinals, winning his lone singles match against Fernando Verdasco 7–6(5), 6–1, 6–4.

However, Roddick re-aggravated his hamstring injury during the Davis Cup tie and was subsequently forced to pull out of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas. Roddick also announced that he would withdraw from the Monte Carlo Masters, citing this injury.

His next tournament was at the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome. After a first round bye, he won his first match against Gaston Gaudio where he saved all three break points and fired nine aces. However, he was unable to stop Juan Ignacio Chela in the third round, losing 6–0, 6–4.

Roddick then withdrew from the Masters Series Hamburg tournament because, according to his website, he needed time to prepare physically for the French Open. Roddick was seeded third at the French Open tournament, but he was eliminated in the first round by Russian Igor Andreev in four sets.

Roddick was victorious at the Stella Artois Championships for the fourth time when he defeated Nicolas Mahut in the final 4–6, 7–6(7), 7–6(2).

At Wimbledon, Roddick was seeded third and considered one of the pre-tournament favorites behind Federer and Nadal. He reached the quarterfinals after wins against Justin Gimelstob of the U.S., Danai Udomchoke of Thailand, Fernando Verdasco of Spain, and Paul-Henri Mathieu of France. In the quarterfinals Roddick lost in five sets to Richard Gasquet of France 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(2), 7–6(3), 8–6.

During the summer hardcourt season, Roddick played four tournaments in four weeks. Roddick made it to the semifinals of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, where he was upset by Frank Dancevic of Canada 6–4, 7–6(1). The next week, however, Roddick claimed his second ATP title of the year by winning the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington D.C for the third time when he beat American newcomer John Isner 6–4, 7–6(4). He then lost in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to Novak Đoković and in the third round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio to David Ferrer of Spain.

At the U.S. Open, Roddick defeated Gimelstob in the first round 7–6(6), 6–3, 6–3. He won his next three matches, one in straight sets and the other two when his opponent retired. In the quarterfinals, Roddick once again lost to Federer 7–6, 7–6, 6–2 with no breaks of serve and only one break point total in the first two sets, that being on Federer's serve.

Two weeks later, Roddick anchored the U.S. Davis Cup team during its 4–1 semifinal defeat of Sweden. Roddick won both his singles matches, opening the tie with a defeat of Joachim Johansson 7–6(4), 7–6(3), 6–3 and clinching it with a 6–2, 7–6(3), 6–4 victory over Jonas Bjorkman. This is the ninth time in nine tries that Roddick has clinched a tie for the American team.Fact|date=July 2008

Roddick's next tournament was supposed to be the Madrid Masters, but he pulled out, citing a knee injury. At his next tournament two weeks later in Lyon, France, Roddick lost in the first round to Fabrice Santoro of France 7–6(5), 2–6, 6–4. Roddick then withdrew from the Paris Masters, incurring a U.S.$20,000 fine for not fulfilling his media obligations at the tournament. [ [http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22843917-3162,00.html Andy Roddick slams $22,600 fine for missing Paris event | Herald Sun ] ]

At the season ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Roddick defeated Davydenko, the World No. 4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2 in his first round-robin match and then defeated Fernando Gonzalez in his next match to become the first player to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament. In his third and final round-robin match, Roddick lost once again to Roger Federer 6–4, 6–2 for the 15th time in 16 career matches. In the semifinals, Roddick lost 6–1, 6–3 to Ferrer, who had won all three of his round-robin matches. This was Roddick's third semifinal finish out of the last five years at the Tennis Masters Cup (semifinals in 2003 and 2004, withdrew in 2005, and failed to advance to the semifinals in 2006 after a 1–2 round-robin record).

Roddick finished the year by helping the United States defeat Russia and win the 2007 Davis Cup, its 32nd Davis Cup victory but first since 1995. Roddick won his rubber against Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–4, 6–2 before James Blake and Bob and Mike Bryan completed the victory. Having secured the tie with an unassailable 3–0 lead, Roddick decided to sit out his second singles match of the tie.

2008

Roddick started 2008 strongly, defeating Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6–3, 6–0 and Russian Marat Safin 6–3, 6–3 to reach AAMI Kooyong Classic final for four consecutive seasons. In the final, he defeated Marcos Baghdatis 7–5, 6–3 to win the tournament for three consecutive years.

Roddick was seeded sixth in the 2008 Australian Open. In the first round, he defeated Lukas Dlouhy from Czech Republic 6–3, 6–4, 7–5. In the second round, he then defeated German Michael Berrer 6–2, 6–2, 6–4. Roddick lost to the number 29 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round in 5 sets: 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 7–6, 6–8. Despite losing, Roddick served a career high of 42 aces.

Roddick won his 24th career title and his 3rd title at the SAP Open in San Jose, California. He defeated Czech Republic Radek Stepanek in straight sets, 6–4, 7–5.

Roddick's next tournament was the Dubai Tennis Championships. He made it to the semi-finals by defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain 7–6(5), 6–2, his first victory over Nadal since the second round of the 2004 US Open. This win also marked Roddick's first victory over a player ranked in the top two since June 2003. He progressed through to the finals by defeating World No.3 and 2008 Australian Open Singles Champion Novak Djokovic 7–6(5), 6–3 in the semi-final. By making it to the final, he became the first American to reach the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships final in the tournament's 16 year history. In the final he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6–7(8), 6–4, 6–2, to win his 25th career title.

Following Roddick's quarterfinal match in Dubai, he announced that he had split with his coach of two years, Jimmy Connors. Connors had resigned a week earlier, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. [Elias, Paul. [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/othersports/2004266126_digs07.html Andy Roddick wins, then reveals split with coach Jimmy Connors.] "Seattle Times" 7 March 2008. Accessed 11 March 2008.] Roddick will continue to be coached by his brother, John Roddick. Roddick then fell to former Number 2-ranked German Tommy Haas at the Indian Wells Masters in the 2nd round, 6–4, 6–4.

Roddick announced that he will not play in the 2008 Summer Olympics, in order to concentrate on the 2008 US Open. [cite web | url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9905E7D91730F930A25750C0A96E9C8B63| title = Roddick won't play in Olympics | last = | first = AP | date = 2008-03-13 | publisher = "The New York Times" | accessdate = 2008-07-22]

At the 2008 Miami Masters, Roddick advanced to the semifinals after defeating Federer 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 an hour after proposing to Brooklyn Decker, bringing his head to head record against Federer to 2-15. Roddick improved to 3-0 against top 3 players in 2008. Roddick lost in the semi-finals to Davydenko 6-7(5), 2-6. Roddick's next tournament was the Masters tournament in Rome. There he equaled his best result by reaching the semifinals, where he retired against Stanislas Wawrinka in the pair's first encounter due to a back injury.

Roddick was forced to pull out of the 2008 French Open due to a shoulder injury. After a visit to a doctor in New York it was determined this was nothing more than an inflammation of the rotator cuff. His first tournament after the shoulder injury was the Artois Championship, his annual Wimbledon preparation, where he was the defending champion after winning the title last year, one of four wins at the tournament. In the tournament, Roddick defeated Mardy Fish and Andy Murray before losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

In the 2008 Wimbledon, Roddick suffered a 2nd round defeat to Serbia's Janko Tipsarević 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6. This is his earliest exit at Wimbledon.

Roddick was beaten at the Toronto Masters in the third round by Marin Čilić, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6. He was then forced to pull out of the Cincinnati Masters following a neck injury, which he said may have been caused by a poor sleeping posture. However, he has stated in an interview that the neck injury has nothing to do with his shoulder injury.

In order to prepare for the US Open, Roddick is scheduled to play the smaller hard court tournaments in the US Open Series, including those at Los Angeles, Washington, DC. At the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, Roddick lost to Juan Martin Del Potro in the final, 1-6, 6-7(2).

At the 2008 US Open, Roddick defeated Fabrice Santoro in the first round 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. Roddick then won his next 3 matches against Ernests Gulbis, Andreas Seppi, and Fernando Gonzalez. In the quarterfinals, Roddick lost to World No.3 and reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5) bringing his head-to-head record 1-2.

Roddick captured his 26th ATP title in Beijing at the China Open on September 28th, 2008. He defeated Dudi Sela of Israel, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3. This victory was part of Roddick's strong showing in Asia as he reached the semifinal round of the AIG Japan Open where he lost to eventual champion Tomas Berdych after squandering a 5-3 lead in the third and deciding set. It further boosted his stock in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup.

Davis Cup

With his 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 win over Paul-Henri Mathieu on April 13, for the deciding victory in the best-of-five 2008 quarterfinal Davis Cup match with France, Roddick improved to 10-0 in clinching situations for the United States.

His second singles victory in three days for his country, he was held to 17 aces, down from 30 against Michael Llodra a few days before.

Roddick improved to 29-9 for the United States in Davis Cup matches, trailing only John McEnroe (41) and Andre Agassi (30). His win against the 12th-ranked Mathieu was part of a strong month in which he beat the tour's top three players -- Roger Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic. ["Roddick, An Ace in The Hole: He Is the U.S.'s Davis Cup Closer" Associated Press, Monday, April 14, 2008.]

Nicknames and on-court behavior

Roddick is often called "A-Rod", referring to his first initial and the first three letters of his last name, [cite news
last = Spander
first = Art
title = Rainy day lets N.Y., us savor Agassi's final bid
publisher = Oakland Tribune
date = 2006-09-03
url = http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20060903/ai_n16709740
accessdate = 2007-05-18
] and a reference to baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez already having that nickname. Roddick is also known for his sense of humor, and is often overheard on television trading jokes with the crowd during matches.Fact|date=July 2008 Roddick also enjoys occasionally mimicking other tennis stars for crowds during exhibition matches (such as World TeamTennis), including John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and Andre Agassi.Fact|date=July 2008Roddick is known for frequent outbursts against umpires on the court. His most famous quote is to umpire Emmanuel Joseph in his Australian Open 2008 match: "You're an idiot! Stay in school kids, or you'll end up being an umpire." [http://www.rediff.com/sports/2008/jan/18rodd.htm]

Equipment

Roddick uses the Pure Drive Roddick Plus Racquet with Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour string (yellow color), a signature racquet designed for him by racquet sponsor Babolat, which is slightly heavier (11.9 oz), stiffer (Babolat RDC index 72) and longer (27.5") than the standard Pure Drive Series (11.3 oz, Babolat RDC 71, 27"). Roddick also uses Babolat Propulse tennis shoes which are Roddick's signature gear. [ [http://www.babolat.com/upload/f_Propulse%20GB.pdf f_Propulse GB_SD edits.ppt ] ] In matches, Roddick wears shirts, shorts and caps manufactured for him by Lacoste. He formerly wore Reebok. He strings with a custom hybrid (Pro Hurricane Tour + VS). Roddick's tension varies but he mostly strings his racquets to a tension of roughly 64 or 65 pounds.

Endorsements

*Rolex
*Lexus - Andy Roddick has signed a deal on 17 June 2005 with the top-selling luxury automotive brand in the U.S. In addition to the shirt sleeve logo, Roddick drives a Lexus for personal use and appeared in Lexus ad campaigns. The sponsorship also includes opportunities for Lexus to support the Andy Roddick Foundation.
*SAP AG - Leading business software provider SAP AG announced its three-year sponsorship agreement with Andy Roddick on 19 November 2006.
*American Express
*Lacoste

Awards and records

In 2004, Roddick produced the fastest serve in professional tennis: 249.4 km/h (155 mph) during a Davis Cup semi-final match with Vladimir Voltchkov on hard court in Charleston. Earlier that year, Roddick had the fastest serve in U.S. Open history: 244 km/h (152 mph) against American Scoville Jenkins. [ [http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sport.cfm?id=1028642004 152mph Roddick records fastest US Open serve] -2 September 2004] Roddick also won the 2004 ESPY Award for Best Male Tennis Player.

In 2005, Roddick won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award of the Year because of his charity efforts, which included: raising money for the survivors of the tsunami following 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake through Serving for Tsunami Relief and other efforts; auctioning off several rackets and autographs to raise money for UNICEF; and creating the Andy Roddick Foundation to help at-risk youth. The foundation is partly funded through the sale of blue wristbands inscribed "No Compromise", inspired by Lance Armstrong's yellow Livestrong wristbands. In 2007 Roddick and the Andy Roddick Foundation was awarded by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. Roddick was the first male tennis player ever to receive this award.

Playing style

Roddick's style is that of an all-court player. He uses his powerful serve to earn free points or position himself in order to make a forehand winner. He often stays in the baseline after a serve but also serves-and-volleys quite often as well. His serve is known to some as the 'Roddick Serve'.

Appearances

On April 5, 2002, Roddick guest-starred on the television show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" as himself, and in the episode, Sabrina summoned him so he could give her tennis lessons. [imdb name|1496310] [ [http://www.tv.com/sabrina-the-teenage-witch/the--competition/episode/129669/summary.html Sabrina, The Teenage Witch] -Episode 136, Season 6]

Roddick hosted "Saturday Night Live" on November 8, 2003, becoming the second tennis player, (the first being Chris Evert) and the first male tennis player to host (while Chris Evert is the first and only female tennis player to host SNL). Fact|date=February 2007

Roddick is in a "This is Sports Center" ad with Stuart Scott where he confronts the Sports Center anchor about him not calling him "A-Rod" and asks him "Did Alex Rodriguez put you up to this?" Scott replies "Who?" Roddick says "A-Rod!" Scott gets a sneaky look on his face and Roddick leaves disgusted.

The June/July 2007 issue of "Men's Fitness" magazine carried an article on Roddick. The cover shot featured the tennis ace in a t-shirt straining to contain massive, pumped-up biceps and hulking shoulder and chest muscles. The image set off widespread online speculation that the magazine had altered Roddick's likeness, a suspicion echoed by Roddick himself. Roddick has quipped that he saw the photo and that Rafael Nadal wanted his arms back.

Roddick also appeared on "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" on June 8, 2007. The two had humorous conversations about life beyond the court, other players and on court fashions. At one point during the interview, Ross sat on Roddick's lap to try to make him feel uncomfortable.

Grand Slam singles finals (4)

Win (1)

Runner-ups (3)

Doubles runner-ups (2)

*A = did not participate in the tournament.
*WR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

ATP Tour career earnings

: * As of 14 July 2008.

References

Further reading

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External links

* [http://www.andyroddick.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.aroddick.net/ Fansite]
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* [http://steveghelper.com/MatchResults.php?players=Roddick&weeks=12 Roddick Recent Match Results]
* [http://steveghelper.com/RankingHistory.php?player=Roddick Roddick World Ranking History]
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* [http://www.arfoundation.org/ Andy Roddick Foundation]
* [http://www.usolympicteam.com/26_758.htm Andy's U.S. Olympic Team bio] ... with links to photo gallery
* [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/frank_deford/05/11/deford.sportsmanship/ In losing a match, Roddick became a true sportsman] , a May 2005 article written by Frank Deford
* [http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8347427/ Roddick reverses form on the lawns]
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* [http://www.roddicktotaltennis.com/ Tennis Academy] - Roddick Total Tennis Academy

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NAME = Roddick, Andrew Stephen
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SHORT DESCRIPTION = American tennis player
DATE OF BIRTH = August 30, 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH = Austin, Texas, United States
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