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Andy Roddick Biography

Andy Roddick Biography Born                      : August 30, 1982 (age 30)                                  Omaha, Nebraska Country    ...

Andy Roddick Biography
Andy Roddick Biography

Born                      : August 30, 1982 (age 30)
                                 Omaha, Nebraska
Country                  :  United States
Residence               : Austin, Texas
Height                     : 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight                     : 88.6 kilograms (195 lb)[1]
Turned pro               :   2000
Plays                        : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money : $20,517,390

Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Jerry 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 (All-American tennis player at University of Georgia [1996–98] and head tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma), who were both promising tennis players at a young age.

Roddick lived in Austin, Texas, from age 4 until he was 11, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida, in the interest of his brother's tennis career, attending Boca Prep International School, and graduating in the Class of 2000. Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999. During that time period, he intermittently trained with Venus and Serena Williams; he later moved back to Austin. His tennis idol growing up was Andre Agassi.

It was while Roddick was flipping through a previous swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated that Roddick first noticed Brooklyn Decker, to whom he is now married. (According to Decker, as she stated in an interview with David Letterman, Roddick had his agent contact her agent to arrange an initial meeting.) The two began dating in 2007, and on March 31, 2008, Roddick announced on his website that he and Decker had become engaged. The couple was married in Austin on April 17, 2009.

Roddick's good friends include James Blake, Mardy Fish, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Fabio Fognini, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.

Andy Roddick is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1.

He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals, which currently makes him the last North American male player to win a grand slam singles event. Roddick has reached four other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon in 2004, 2005 and 2009, and the US Open in 2006), losing to Roger Federer every time. He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a Sports Illustrated swimwear model and actress.

On August 30, 2012, during the 2012 US Open and on his 30th birthday, Andy Roddick announced he would retire after the tournament.
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