Andy Roddick - professional tennis player

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Andrew Stephen “Andy” Roddick is a American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is the top ranked American player, and the only American within the ATP Top 10. As of September 27, 2010, he is ranked World No. 10 by the ATP status. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, overcome Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals. Roddick has reach four other Grand Slam finals, lose to Roger Federer each time. He and Federer are the only players to have been ranked in the Association of Tennis Professionals top 10 at year end from 2002 through 2009 successively.

In 2004, Roddick formed the fastest serve in professional tennis: 249.4 km/h (155 mph) during a Davis Cup semi final game with Vladimir Voltchkov on hard court in Charleston. Earlier that year, Roddick had the fastest serve in U.S. Open history: 244 km/h (152 mph) beside American Scoville Jenkins. Roddick also win the 2004 ESPY Award for Best Male Tennis Player. In 2007 Roddick and the Andy Roddick base was awarded by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. Roddick was the first male tennis player ever to get the award. Roddick is the final American male player to win a grand slam singles event. He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a Sports illustrate swim wear model and actress.
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Date of birth
August 30, 1982
Place of birth
Omaha, Nebraska
Country
United States
Height
1.88 m
Weight
88.6 kilograms
Plays
Right-handed
Career prize money
$18,502,418

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