Andy Roddick Tribute



Born – August 30, 1982 – Omaha, Nebraska

Parents – Jerry (a businessman) and Blanche (a school teacher) Roddick

Two older brother Lawrence & John (John was an all American at Georgia and is currently Head Tennis Coach at Oklahoma)


Age 4 – Moved to Austin, Texas


Age 11 – Moved to Boca Raton, Florida


Finished #6 in the United States in the Juniors (USTA)


Won U.S. Open & Australian Open Juniors

March (Miami) won his first ATP match against Fernando Vincente (#41)

August (Washington, DC) won his first ATP tournament beating Fabrice Santoro (#30)

Finished #1 in the world in the Juniors (ITF)


March – Defeated Pete Sampras at the Miami Masters

August defeated World #1 Gustavo Kuerten


Roddick wins his first Masters Series events (Canada and Cincinnati)

September – wins the U.S. Open

November 8 – Hosted Saturday Night Live

Roddick became the youngest American to be ranked #1 at the end of the year since the computer rankings were started in 1973


July – Hired Jimmy Connors as his coach


Began dating Model Brooklyn Decker


March 31 – Announced his engagment to Brooklyn Decker

Replaced Jimmy Connors with his brother John

December 1, 2008 – Began working with legendary coach Larry Stefanki


April 17 – Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker are married


January 7 – Andy Roddick and Bobby Bones debuted their Fox Sports Radio show.  The show airs Saturdays 11:00am – 2:00 pm EST

August 30 – Andy Roddick announces that he will retire at the end of the U.S. Open

September 5 – Andy Roddick losses to Juan Martin del Potro and retires from the ATP tour

CLICK HERE for “Farewell to an Olympian – Roddick Retires” – Team USA

CLICK HERE for “Roddick at a Loss for Words, Leaves Behind a Career of Superlatives”  – New York Times

CLICK HERE for Andy Roddick by the Numbers from the ATP’s Shark Bites Page

Even “The Onion” got involved with a satirical news story title “Andy Roddick Retires at the Top of Everyone Else’s Game” – CLICK HERE

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison ‏@ryanharrison92

Congratulations Andy. It’s been an honor to play with you and learn from you.

Roger Federer raced to catch some of Andy Roddick’s final Match (Picture to the right – Click Picture to Enkarge it)

Rafael Nadal said on his Facebook Page – “Great career of Andy Roddick has ended, where he was really appreciating everything that he has done great for American tennis, We miss you. Nadal said Roddick was one of his best rivals, where he has played best matches on the ATP World Tour.”

Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich… My mother`s is the best. I`ve tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it`s never the same.” – Andy Roddick

“I don’t care if I win another match for the rest of the year, if we can hold up that (Davis) Cup, I really don’t care. That’s probably the one time of the year where you can say that and be that selfless and mean it.” – Andy Roddick

“As good as anybody not named Roger.”
— Andy Roddick on his chances at the US Open.

Play Trivia Game about Andy Roddick – HERE

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