Andy Roddick Biography
Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick is a professional tennis player from the US. He is also a former World Number 1 ranked player.
Today, Roddick is the only American men's tennis player to be ranked among the top 10 players. He won his first Grand Slam title in 2003 when he won the US Open.Jerry and Blanche Roddick were blessed with a baby boy on 30 August 1982. They named his Andrew Stephen Roddick. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. However, Roddick grew up in Austin, Texas, and later his family relocated to Boca Raton in Florida. Here Roddick went to the Boca Prep International School, and then went on to study at the Highlands Christian Academy from where he graduated in 2000.
Andy has two older brothers named Lawrence and John who are equally involved with the sport. Lawrence was an All American tennis player while he was at the University of Georgia, while John is the head coach at the University of Oklahoma.
According to his parents, Roddick showed penchant for the sport from an early age. His playing style is ideally suited for hard court and grass, but his most spoken-about feature is his booming serves. He is considered to be one of the fastest servers in the men's circuit and hold the record of serving at 155 mph, or 249.5 km/h. Although Roddick has many things going for him, he has lost four Grand Slam finals to current World Number One Roger Federer. He has lost the Wimbledon thrice and the US Open once.
Today, in the personal front, Roddick is married to fashion model Brooklyn Decker. They got married in April 2009.
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