Interesting Facts About Andy Roddick


Andrew Stephen Roddick or known as Andy Roddick is a former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He was hailed the world’s No. 1 when he defeated French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, at the finals of the 2003 U.S. Open. In this article, we will learn more about Andy Roddick by listing down some interesting and fun facts about him.

  • Despite having several more years being one of the world’s best tennis players, Roddick’s win in the 2003 U.S. Open is his only Grand Slam triumph.
  • He is known to be one of the North American male players to win a Grand Slam singles event. On top of that, he also managed to reach the top ranking and even bagged the year-end world No. 1 ranking.
  • Roddick managed to reach four other Grand Slam finals, where he lost to his long-time nemesis, Roger Federer, every time.
  • From 2002 to 2012, Roddick managed to enter the year-end top 10 for nine consecutive years. Aside from that, he also managed to win five Masters Series titles during that period.
  • Andy Roddick is married to Brooklyn Decker, is a Sports Illustrated swimwear model and actress.
  • After a fourth-round defeat by 2009 U.S Open champion, Juan Martin del Potro, Roddick decided to retire from the sport and put all his work and attention at the Andy Roddick Foundation.
  • During the 2012 U.S Open and his 30th birthday on August 30, 2012, Andy Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament.
  • Roddick is the youngest of three siblings, and he was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of a school teacher and a businessman.

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  • Andy Roddick has two older brothers, named Lawrence and John. Both of them also showed promising tennis playing skills at a young age.
  • Andy Roddick and his family moved to Austin, Texas, when he four, and he stayed there until he was 11. His family moved to Boca Raton, Florida, because of Roddick’s brother’s interest in having a tennis career. Andy Roddick attended SEK Boca Prep International School and graduated in 2000.
  • Aside from being a fantastic tennis player, Andy Roddick also became interested in playing basketball. When he was in high school, he decided to sign up for his school’s basketball team and Mardy Fish, who later became his David Cup teammate. The two also trained and became roommates in 1999.
  • In an interview, Andy Roddick said his tennis idol when he was growing up was Andre Agassi.
  • When he was 17, Roddick said that he actually considered quitting competitive tennis after he experienced a losing streak in the juniors.
  • However, Tarik Benhaliles, Roddick’s coach, talked him out of it and said that he should give tennis four more months of undivided attention.
  • In 1999, Andy Roddick managed to finish as the No. 6 junior in the U.S.
  • In 2000, Andy Roddick managed to bag seven world junior doubles titles and six world junior singles titles. On top of that, Roddick also won the Australia and U.S. Open and Australian Open junior singles titles that same year.
  • Andy Roddick’s nickname is “A-Rod,” which is some play on the nickname of New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez.
  • Aside from being a great tennis player, Roddick is also known for having frequent outbursts against umpires and linesmen while they are on the court.
  • During the third round game at the Australian Open in 2008, Roddick reportedly abused the umpire by saying, “You’re an idiot! Stay in school, kids, or you’ll end up being an umpire.”
  • That was not the last one because, in 2010, Roddick lost his temper again at the Australian Open.
  • During the 2012 U.S Open and his 30th birthday on August 30, 2012, Andy Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament.
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