Andy Roddick

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
$18,502,418
Singles
Career record
512–162 (76.0%)
Career titles
29
Highest ranking
No. 1 (November 3, 2003)
Current ranking
No. 9 (August 23, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open
SF (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
French Open
4R (2009)
Wimbledon
F (2004, 2005, 2009)
US Open
W (2003)
Major 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 (2001)
Wimbledon
1R (2001)
US Open
2R (1999, 2000)

Andy Roddick has very powerful serves and forehands; in fact he holds the record for the fastest serve-155 mph which he himself has broken thrice. Roddick has displayed a strong sense of responsibility and loyalty to is friends when he saved them once from fire. Former Tennis champion Jimmy Connors is his present coach.

NICKNAME AND BEHAVIOUR

Roddick is often referred to as the "other A-Rod". His on court behavior is very pleasant; he often praises the opponent's shots, has a good sense of humor and is often seen cracking jokes and mimicking other tennis players.

EQUIPMENT AND APPAREL

Lacoste sponsors Roddick clothes and Babolat designs a special racquet which is slightly heavier and stiffer and they also sponsor his tennis shoes.

ENDORSEMENTS

Andy Roddick endorses the luxury car Lexus which he also uses. Leading software provider SAP AG announced a 3 year contract with Roddick. In addition he also endorses Lacoste, Rolex and American Express.

AWARDS AND SOCIAL COMMITMENTS

Roddick won the 2004 ESPY Award for the best male tennis player. In 2005 he won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity work which included raising money for the Tsunami survivors and for the Andy Roddick Foundation which helps at-risk children.

Records and achievements

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career WR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R SF QF SF 4R SF 3R SF QF 0 / 9 34–9
French Open A 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 4R 3R 0 / 9 9–9
Wimbledon A 3R 3R SF F F 3R QF 2R F 4R 0 / 10 36–10
US Open 1R QF QF W QF 1R F QF QF 3R 2R 1 / 10 36–10
WR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 39 N/A
Win-Loss 0–1 8–3 7–4 17–3 15–4 12–4 11–4 13–4 7–3 16–4 10–4 N/A 111–36

  • These records were attained in Open Era of tennis.

Tournament Name Record accomplished Player tied
Wimbledon 2009 Most games won in a Grand Slam final (39) Stands alone
2007 Most consecutive tie-breaks won (18) Stands alone
Davis Cup 2004 Fastest serve (155 mph) Stands alone
U.S. Open 2004 Fastest serve in a Grand Slam tournament (152 mph) Stands alone

 


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