Andy Roddick – The Consummate Performer

Player Profiles
By Hiland Doolittle, January 13th, 2011
Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick is an American media magnet who is a very professional tennis player.  The engaging, hard-serving Texan shoots straight from the hip, has great camera presence and fully understands the value of being at the top of your game under the bright lights.  Once known as a hot tempered, one dimensional player, Roddick has not only changed his game to that of a more well rounded player, but has also taken on a more personable persona that has earned him greater global support.

Roddick is the second tennis personality to host Saturday Night Live, which he did in 2003. He also has created the Andy Roddick Foundation that is overseen by his mother, Blanche, and has raised over $9 million for charities since 2001.  Roddick also has started the new Andy Roddick Youth Tennis Program in San Antonio and assists 150 disadvantaged children play tennis and provides four scholarships per year.  Quick witted with a wry sense of humor, Andy is an interviewer’s dream.

With more than $19 million in career earnings, Andy can afford to be relaxed.  His second place at Brisbane (lst was  Soderling), a tournament he won last year, earned him a cool, $38,000 but he donated $12,000 to charity.  Andy has seen the world and knows how fortunate he is to be blessed with a great tennis game.

In Davis Cup play, Roddick holds a 31-11 singles record and only trials John McEnroe (41) for most Davis Cup wins.  Roddick’s game was re-born under the experienced eye of Coach Larry Stefanki.  In Melbourne last year, Andy was ousted in the quarterfinals when he could not rally against Marin Cilic.

Roddick had his most successful North American tour since 2006 and culminated his hot run by winning the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.  Andy now possesses 29 ATP titles and has appeared in 49 tour level finals.

Although the winner in just one Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, he has reached the finals in four other Grand Slams.  The most memorable was his five set nail biter loss to Roger Federer at the 2009 Wimbledon finals.

Andy has appeared in the Barclay Tour Championships eight years in a row.  If Andy has his big serve going, he will be feared in Melbourne.

Birth DateAugust 30, 1982
ResidenceAustin, Texas
Weight195 lbs.
Year Turned Pro2000
Current Rank – Singles8
Current Rank – DoublesN/A
Career Prize Earnings$19,066,262
Year-To- Date – Earnings$38,450
Grand Slam (Singles)1
Australian Open0
French Open0
Wimbledon 0
U.S. Open1
Grand Slam Doubles


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