Andy Roddick

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick Full Name: Andy Roddick

United States of America

Profession: Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Why Famous: Best known for his fast service and powerful forehand, he became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open. He is currently the last North American male player to win a Grand Slam singles event. He reached four other Grand Slam finals but lost to Roger Federer every time.

Born: August 30, 1982 (36 years old)
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 2009-04-17 World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

Historical Events in the Life of Andy Roddick

  • 2003-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3
  • 2004-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins the second of 5 straight Wimbledon singles titles beating Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4
  • 2005-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4
  • 2006-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 3rd straight US title; beats Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • 2008-10-12 Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund
  • 2009-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 for a record 15th Grand Slam singles title
  • 2012-08-30 Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

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