Andy Roddick

American tennis player Andy Roddick

Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick is a retired American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. 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.
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Tennis: Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four
Reuters.com - 7 months
(Reuters) - International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.
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Andy Roddick inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame
Fox News - 7 months
Andy Roddick says jokingly he can now keep Roger Federer from a unanimous selection for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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ESPN layoffs: Andy Roddick, other big names in sports react
Fox News - 10 months
ESPN laid off 100 employees on Wednesday, including on-air talent, and Andy Roddick said it was tough watching the cuts unfold.
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Roddick came up short at majors, but proud of longevity
Yahoo News - about 1 year
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Roddick won the U.S. Open, reached the final of Wimbledon three times and was a fixture in the top 10 for much of his career. Still, he didn't think his induction in the International Tennis Hall of Fame was a sure thing.
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Clijsters, Roddick head Hall of Fame's Class of 2017
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Reuters) - Former world number one players Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick headlined the International Tennis Hall of Fame's list of 2017 inductees announced on Monday. Belgium's Clijsters, bolstered by a powerful baseline game and remarkable defensive skills on court, captured 41 singles titles during her career, including four grand slam titles. "It is a huge honor to be amongst a list of so many great tennis players who I admired when I was growing up, and some great players who I played with in my tennis career as well," Clijsters said in a statement released by the Hall of Fame.
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Maria Sharapova Joins WTT Smash Hits Charity Tennis Event To Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Yahoo News - over 1 year
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that tennis star Maria Sharapova will join Mardy Fish, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Mark Philippoussis, and Andy Roddick to headline World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits at Caesars Palace, a charity night of tennis co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King on Monday, October 10, 2016.  Also joining the line-up is former world No. 1 doubles standout Liezel Huber. Tennis action is set for 6:30 p.m. ...
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Clijsters, Roddick headline Hall of Fame nominations
Yahoo News - over 1 year
(Reuters) - Former world number one players Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Belgium's Clijsters bolstered by a powerful baseline game and remarkable defensive skills on court, captured 41 singles titles during her career, including four grand slam titles. A dedicated Fed Cup team member who led her team to their first title in 2001 and into the finals again in 2006, Clijsters also won doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon and was the world's number one player for 19 weeks.
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Clijsters, Roddick nominated for tennis hall of fame
Yahoo News - over 1 year
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick are the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees in the recent player category for the class of 2017.
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Murray sets sights on record fifth Queen's crown
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Andy Murray has set his sights on the perfect warm-up for Wimbledon as the world number two eyes a record fifth title at Queen's Club. Murray won his fourth Queen's crown last year to equal the record set by John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson. After losing in his first French Open final appearance against Novak Djokovic earlier this month, Murray is back on the practice courts in west London ahead of Monday's start at Queen's and will face French world number 49 Nicolas Mahut in the first round.
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The 100 Best Baby Names Right Now
Huffington Post - about 2 years
With the transition from 2015 to 2016 come many different lists ranking the best movies, restaurants and entrepreneurs. The folks behind the popular baby naming website Nameberry have decided to join in the rankings fray with their list of best baby names. For parents set to welcome new babies in 2016, here are Nameberry's picks for the 100 best baby names and the reasons for each choice. Abel -- Biblical boy name with a capable sound Adelina -- The next Isabella Agnes --Vintage 'A' name set for a major comeback Alice -- Storybook heroine back in the top 100 Amias -- Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love Apollo -- A Greek god at home in the modern world Arden -- Shakespeare’s forest makes this a literary nature name Arlo -- Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer and an animated dinosaur Athena -- As smart as Sophia Atlas -- Mythological name that holds its own August -- The Oscar of 2016 Aurora -- Ancient name seeing a new dawn Beckett ...
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The 100 Best Baby Names Right Now
Huffington Post - about 2 years
With the transition from 2015 to 2016 come many different lists ranking the best movies, restaurants and entrepreneurs. The folks behind the popular baby naming website Nameberry have decided to join in the rankings fray with their list of best baby names. For parents set to welcome new babies in 2016, here are Nameberry's picks for the 100 best baby names and the reasons for each choice. Abel -- Biblical boy name with a capable sound Adelina -- The next Isabella Agnes --Vintage 'A' name set for a major comeback Alice -- Storybook heroine back in the top 100 Amias -- Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love Apollo -- A Greek god at home in the modern world Arden -- Shakespeare’s forest makes this a literary nature name Arlo -- Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer and an animated dinosaur Athena -- As smart as Sophia Atlas -- Mythological name that holds its own August -- The Oscar of 2016 Aurora -- Ancient name seeing a new dawn Beckett ...
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Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways. A while back I started exploring the idea of writing a thoughtful compilation of the efforts in philanthropy made by the music industry. The deeper I dug, the more I uncovered a world of beautiful people destined to create, heal, and challenge humanity to be better. Musicians give us the soundtrack to our lives and define our times, and can also show us how to truly make an impact by giving back. John Legend performed at an event benefitting nonprofit organization Common Threads. Photo courtesy of Common Threads. This is a topic that I have visited and revisited over the last few years. Through my research it became clear that the music industry's cup of givers is flowing over, full of inspiring individuals making the world a better place. "Perhaps the artist b...
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Timeline
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  • 2015
    In 2015, Roddick joined the BBC as pundit and commentator for the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
    Andy played one tournament on tour: the 2015 BB&T Atlanta Open, where he competed in the men's doubles event with Mardy Fish.
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    In 2015, Roddick played for the Austin Aces in World Team Tennis.
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  • 2013
    In 2013, Roddick was hired by Fox Sports 1 as co-host for the network's flagship program Fox Sports Live.
    At the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Roddick played his first professional golf tournament (as an amateur) where he teamed up with professional golfer, John Mallinger.
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  • 2012
    After announcing his retirement, Roddick played and defeated Australian Bernard Tomic and Italian Fabio Fognini before his final match on September 5, 2012, where he succumbed to Argentine Juan Martín del Potro in four sets in the fourth round of the tournament, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(4–7), 2–6, 4–6.
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    On August 30, 2012, which was the day of his thirtieth birthday, Roddick announced he would retire after the tournament.
    Roddick began his 2012 Wimbledon campaign with a first-round match against British wild-card entrant Jamie Baker.
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    Roddick then proceeded to defeat defending champion Andreas Seppi in the final, 6–3, 6–2, for his 31st career title and first of 2012.
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    Roddick began his 2012 season at the Australian Open.
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    On August 30, 2012, during the 2012 US Open and on his 30th birthday, Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament.
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    On his birthday, August 30, 2012, Roddick announced his plans to retire after the US Open.
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    On February 16, 2012, Roddick interviewed his wife, Brooklyn, on the radio show and during that interview he first revealed his plans on retiring and turning the radio show into a daily show and into his new career.
    Due to the success of that one-time show, Fox Sports Radio offered Andy and Bobby a nationally syndicated sports radio show. The show debuted on January 7, 2012.
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  • 2011
    This loss ended Roddick's 2011 season, which left him out of the Top 10, after being there for nine consecutive years.
    Roddick also withdrew from the Nice Open in France and pulled out of the 2011 French Open, after failing to recover.
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    Roddick continued to warm up for the 2011 French Open in Italy, playing the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, but lost in the first round for the second straight tournament to Gilles Simon of France, 3–6, 3–6.
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    In the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, as the defending champion, Roddick was upset by Pablo Cuevas in the second round, 4–6, 6–7(4–7).
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    He then won the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, defeating Milos Raonic in the final, 7–6(9–7), 6–7(11–13), 7–5, along with Ričardas Berankis, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, Janko Tipsarević, 6–1, 7–6(10–8), Lleyton Hewitt, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, and Juan Martín del Potro, 6–3, 6–4.
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    Roddick began his 2011 campaign in the Brisbane International as the second seed and the defending champion, where he was defeated 6–3 7–5 by Swedish no. 1 seed Robin Söderling in the final.
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  • 2010
    In the second round of the 2010 US Open, Roddick was beaten by Janko Tipsarević of Serbia in four sets, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6, 6–7(4–7).
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    On August 14, 2010, Roddick revealed that he had been diagnosed with mononucleosis, the same illness that hurt rival Roger Federer's form in 2008, although he said his doctor believed it was in its later stages and he would make a complete recovery soon.
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    On June 10, 2010, he was beaten 4–6, 6–7(8–10) by Dudi Sela in the third round.
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    Failure at Roland Garros was followed by another disappointment when Roddick suffered his earliest ever exit in the 2010 Aegon Championships, a grass court, Wimbledon tune-up event.
    Roddick did not fare well during the clay-court season, withdrawing from Rome due to personal reasons and from Madrid due to a stomach virus. Roddick then lost in the third round of the 2010 French Open to Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets, 4–6, 4–6, 2–6.
    Roddick announced that he would not represent the United States in Davis Cup competition for the 2010 season.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He finished 2009 as the no. 7 in the world.
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    However, Roddick withdrew from the 2009 Valencia Open 500, the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters, and the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals due to the injury he suffered at the Shanghai Masters.
    Roddick was forced to retire from his first-round match at the 2009 Shanghai Masters against Stanislas Wawrinka while leading 4–3.
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    Roddick's next tournament was the 2009 China Open in Beijing, where he was the defending champion.
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    On September 3, 2009 during the US Open, he faced Frenchman Marc Gicquel and won, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4, as his parents and newlywed wife watched from the stands.
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    On the strength of his Wimbledon performance, Roddick returned to the top five on July 13, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Roddick hired Larry Stefanki as his new coach and started working with him on December 1, 2008.
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    Roddick captured his 26th ATP title in Beijing at the China Open on September 28, 2008.
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    At the 2008 US Open, Roddick defeated Fabrice Santoro in the first round, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2.
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    Roddick did not participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics, with his reason being to concentrate on the 2008 US Open.
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    Roddick was forced to pull out of the 2008 French Open due to a shoulder injury.
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    Roddick improved to 3–0 against top-3 players in 2008.
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    At the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open, Roddick advanced to the semifinals after defeating world no. 1 Roger 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.
    He progressed through to the final by defeating world no. 3 and 2008 Australian Open singles champion Novak Djokovic, 7–6, 6–3, in the semifinal.
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    Roddick was seeded sixth in the 2008 Australian Open.
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    Roddick started 2008 strongly, defeating Ivan Ljubičić, 6–3, 6–0, and Safin, 6–3, 6–3, to reach the AAMI Kooyong Classic final for the fourth consecutive season.
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  • 2007
    It was while Roddick was watching a show on the CNN/Sports Illustrated website called She Says Z says that he 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 were married on April 17, 2009 in Austin, Texas. On May 2, 2015 the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Brooklyn gave birth to their first child, a son named Hank, on September 30, 2015.
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    Roddick finished the year by helping the U.S. defeat Russia and win the 2007 Davis Cup, its 32nd Davis Cup victory, but first since 1995.
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  • 2006
    He bowed out to Andy Murray in the semifinals of the SAP Open in San Jose, California, a reprise of 2006.
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  • 2004
    In 2004, Roddick saved fellow tennis player Sjeng Schalken and other guests (including close friends Ben Campezi and Dean Monroe) from a hotel fire.
    Roddick finished 2004 ranked as the World No. 2, the U.S. No. 1, and the player with the most aces (2,017).
    Towards the end of 2004, Roddick fired his coach of 18 months, Brad Gilbert, and hired assistant Davis Cup coach Dean Goldfine.
    At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Roddick lost to Chilean Fernando González, the eventual bronze medal winner, in the third round.
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    Roddick was knocked out during the 2004 US Open in a five-set quarterfinal against another big server, Joachim Johansson.
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    Roddick's reign at No. 1 ended the following February, when Roger Federer ascended to the top position, after winning his first Australian Open; the 2004 Australian Open would be the only time in Roddick's career that he was the No. 1 seed in a Grand Slam.
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  • 2003
    Roddick's hard-court record in 2003 included his first Masters Series titles—coming at Canada and Cincinnati—and his only Grand Slam title.
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    Roddick's breakthrough year was 2003, in which he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Australian Open.
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    He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final.
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  • 2001
    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, Roddick had match point against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.
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    In 2001, Roddick defeated former French Open champion Michael Chang in five sets in the second round of the tournament, despite the fact that clay was Roddick's worst surface.
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  • 2000
    He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Roddick finished as the No. 6 junior in the U.S. in 1999, and as the No. 1 junior in the world in 2000.
    Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Born on August 30, 1982.
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