Andy Roddick is a sports commentator and retired tennis player who was at one time ranked No. 1 in the world. He reached the semifinal of the 2003 Australian Open at just 20 years of age and captured...
John Legend and tennis ace Andy Roddick will take on their celebrity wives, Chrissy Teigen and Brooklyn Decker, on an upcoming episode of U.S. TV show Hollywood Game Night. Actor Donald Faison and his wife CaCee Cobb will also take part in the couple's night battle of the sexes, which will air later this month (May14).
"I'm the worst tennis player... Why would I start something that I will always be terrible at; I'm always gonna be the worst player in the house!" Model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker on the downside of being married to tennis ace Andy Roddick.
"I am engaged in the show and in the pilot episode I'm in my underwear having this full-on make-out session... It's very awkward to have your significant other or family members in the audience watching you have this intimate thing... Watching your make-out face is the weirdest thing ever... I've seen myself and it is disgusting." Former model Brooklyn Decker felt uncomfortable filming love scenes in new TV comedy Friends With Better Lives as husband Andy Roddick watched.
Actress Brooklyn Decker turned her back on modelling as soon as she landed her first major role - because she didn't feel like an elegant beauty. The sexy star, who is married to tennis ace Andy Roddick, admits she was too clumsy to make it on the world's catwalks and, despite finding fame as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue regular, she didn't feel like her peers.
She says, "I wasn't great when I was modelling so I kind of left the second I could...
"This one simple task of, like, being elegant and elongated, I could not do for the life of me. Truly. I never walked a runway because I was too klutzy. I could never get through the runway casting. I mean, I couldn't walk...! I never got hired in my life."
Model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker is hoping the birth of her first child will put her family in the record books. The 27 year old, who is married to U.S. tennis hero Andy Roddick, shares the same birthday as her mother and grandmother - and she's secretly hoping her firstborn continues the family birth date tradition.
Decker explains, "(My birthday is) April 12th and my mom has told me the exact date of penetration - it's July 28th... I have not asked (my grandmother).
"Apparently we'll be tied, I think, for the Guinness World Record if I have a child on my birthday."
And what makes the current family birthday triple so amazing is her mum and dad weren't even trying to have a baby when Decker was conceived.
She tells U.S. chat show host Chelsea Handler, "I was a complete accident!"
Sir Elton John triumphed on the tennis court in an annual charity game on Sunday (17Nov13) and helped raise more than $700,000 (£466,000) for charity. The Rocket Man co-hosted the 21st annual Mylan World TeamTennis Smash Hits match with legendary player Billie Jean King, who he went on to beat on the court at the event in Orlando, Florida.
His team, comprising of Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Robert Kendrick and Vicky Duval, smashed King's 24-18.
The $700,000 raised by the event will be split between the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, which also offers treatment and education to people suffering from the disease.
We were really excited when news broke that Tom Hardy will be starring in Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, but Hardy better know how to sing. He’s proved his acting chops, and although he hasn’t proven his musical talents yet, we’re excited to see the actor sing some of John’s most famous and beloved tracks in the upcoming film. These are just a few we’d like to see.
We’re looking forward to the outrageous costumes that could easily be included with the performance of “Crocodile Rock.” Giant feathers! Bright colors! We want all of it.
We can’t wait for Hardy to sing “Tiny Dancer” and not because we’re secretly hoping he’ll accidentally say “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.” (Okay, maybe a little.)
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time)”
If the creators of Rocketman chose this song as the film title, they better include it. Plus it’s one of our favorites, so they doubly better include it.
“Bennie and the Jets”
C’mon, who doesn’t love dancing around and getting the lyrics wrong while singing this song? It’s a crowd pleaser and we hope Hardy can get the words right.
Hardy’s got the dreamboat thing down. Imagine him singing “Your Song.” It’s even dreamier than Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge! This song alone could persuade many ladies (and gentlemen) to see Rocketman.
American tennis player James Blake has married his publicist fiancee Emily Snider. The couple tied the knot on Friday (09Nov12) in a sunset ceremony in Del Mar, California in front of guests including close pals Andy Roddick and New York Yankees baseball star Nick Swisher, who attended with his actress wife JoAnna Garcia Swisher, reports People.com.
America's top player for the past decade announced his plans to retire from the sport after the competition last week (ends02Sep12), and he played his last game at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
Decker was on hand to watch her husband compete against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro - and became emotional when Roddick lost the match.
Speaking about his retirement from the sport after the game, Roddick told reporters, "For the first time in my career I'm not sure what to say. Where do I start? Since I was a kid, I've been coming to this tournament and felt lucky to sit where all of you are sitting today and watch this game and see all the champions that have come and gone. I've loved every minute of it.
"It's been a road of a lot of ups and downs, a lot of great moments. I appreciate your support all the way. I really do appreciate and love you guys with all my heart. Hopefully I'll come back to this place one day and see all of you again."
Actress Joanna Garcia reached out to the sportsman on Twitter.com after his final match, writing in a post, "Congrats (sic) to my friend Andy Roddick on an amazing career! Such a talented player & an even better person! Can't wait 2 (to) see what's next Andy!"
Rapper Lil Wayne adds, "I am truly thankful and blessed to have been able to witness the greatness of Andy Roddick," and singer Nick Lachey jokes, "Congrats (sic) to Andy Roddick for an incredible career. It's not like he gets to retire at 30 and go home to a beautiful wife or anything..."
Roddick also received congratulatory tweets from other sports stars including Billie Jean King, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova ?
America's top player for the past decade, who is married to model/actress Brooklyn Decker, won his opening-round match at the Open on Tuesday (29Aug12) - and then announced his plans to hang up his racquet.
He told reporters at a press conference, "I have decided that this is going to be my last tournament (because) I don't know if I'm healthy enough or committed enough to continue another year."
He added, "This (tennis) has been a huge part of my life always. But I don't know that it's always been my entire life. I do feel very confident in the things and the people that I have to fall back on."
The three-time Wimbledon finalist has 32 career Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour titles.
Roddick turned 30 on Thursday (30Aug12).
Finished as the No. 6 junior tennis player in the U.S.
Reached Wimbledon semifinals; lost to Switzerland's Roger Federer
Made a cameo in "Just Go with It," which co-starred his wife Brooklyn Decker, Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston
Coached by tennis legend Jimmy Connors
Became co-host of "Fox Sports Live"
Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Founded non-profit organization the Andy Roddick Foundation
Won first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, defeating Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero
Made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after defeating Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui
Started playing tennis at the age of four
Announced retirement from professional tennis following the U.S. Open
Guest starred as himself on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (ABC)
Held record for fastest serve in a competition at 150 miles per hour; broke record few months later with 153 mph
Andy Roddick is a sports commentator and retired tennis player who was at one time ranked No. 1 in the world. He reached the semifinal of the 2003 Australian Open at just 20 years of age and captured a remarkable U.S. Open title later that year. Near the end of the season, Roddick attained the world No. 1 ranking, but that U.S. Open victory would be the only Grand Slam singles title of his career. Roddick subsequently sniffed Grand Slam glory several times, but he lost in the Wimbledon final in 2004, 2005 and 2009, each time succumbing to Roger Federer. Roddick was known for his punishing serve-measured in excess of 150 miles per hour during play on several occasions-and fiery on-court demeanor, but his career was marred by injuries during his prime. After retiring from pro tennis, Roddick parlayed his passion for sports into a role as an analyst on the debut of "Fox Sports Live" (2013- ), the flagship program on the network Fox Sports 1, joined by former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton. <p> Roddick was born on August 30, 1982 in Omaha, NE, the son of Blanche and Jerry Roddick. Both of his older brothers, John and Lawrence, played competitive tennis growing up. Roddick was raised in Austin, Texas before the family moved to Boca Raton, FL. to facilitate the tennis career of his older brother. Roddick graduated from Boca Raton Preparatory School. He considered giving up tennis as a 17-year-old, but his coach convinced him to stay with it for at least a bit longer. Roddick's powerful hitting soon helped him ascend to the No. 1 ranking on the junior circuit with junior singles titles at the Australian Open and U.S. Open in 2000. He reached the pinnacle of his career in 2003, but injuries and a handful of other great tennis players kept him from returning to top of the rankings. Roddick was known for his hot temper on the court, which notably came to a head at the 2008 Australian Open. Roddick denigrated chair umpire Emmanuel Joseph with microphones recording him exclaiming, "You're an idiot! Stay in school, kids, or you'll end up being an umpire!" Roddick also unleashed on an unfortunate female lineswoman for calling a foot fault on him during the 2010 U.S. Open. However, the hot-headed Roddick has a humorous side as well, seen in his impersonations of other players including Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. In 2012, he announced on his 30th birthday during the U.S. Open that he would retire at the conclusion of that tournament. He compiled a 612-213 record as a pro and won 32 tournaments, winning over $20 million during his tennis career. </p><p>Roddick's high profile as a tennis star led to some acting opportunities, including a role as himself on a 2002 episode of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (ABC/The WB, 1996-2003). He hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) in 2003, and landed a small role in the 2011 movie "Just Go With It." In 2004, he won the ESPY for Best Male Tennis Player. Roddick has also been active in the non-profit sector and established the Andy Roddick Foundation in 2000 to benefit underprivileged youth. He received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2004 for his charitable work to benefit the victims of a devastating tsunami. Roddick married swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker in 2009. </p><p> </p>