Andy Roddick

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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1982 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Brooklyn Decker Actor

Wife
Engaged 2008 Married April 17, 2009

Mandy Moore Actor

Companion
Dated from 2002-04

Jerry Roddick

Father

Blanche Roddick

Mother

Milestones

2013

Became co-host of "Fox Sports Live"

2012

Announced retirement from professional tennis following the U.S. Open

2011

Made a cameo in "Just Go with It," which co-starred his wife Brooklyn Decker, Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston

2006

Coached by tennis legend Jimmy Connors

2004

Held record for fastest serve in a competition at 150 miles per hour; broke record few months later with 153 mph

2003

Made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after defeating Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui

2003

Won first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, defeating Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero

2003

Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

2003

Reached Wimbledon semifinals; lost to Switzerland's Roger Federer

2002

Guest starred as himself on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (ABC)

2001

Founded non-profit organization the Andy Roddick Foundation

2000

Turned pro

1999

Finished as the No. 6 junior tennis player in the U.S.

Started playing tennis at the age of four

Bonus Trivia

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Played basketball in high school with pro tennis player Mardy Fish.

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Was coached for two years by tennis legend Jimmy Connors.

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Received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2004.

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Had his agent set up a meeting with future wife Brooklyn Decker after seeing her on TV.

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His serve has been recorded as fast as 153 miles per hour.

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He considered quitting tennis at age 17, before becoming the No. 1 player on the junior circuit.

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