He lost his serve only once during the match, as was the case in the Wimbledon final. In the semifinals, Roddick faced Mardy Fish, but lost, failing to serve out the match at 5–3 in the second set. He was seeded seventh at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Roddick won his quarterfinal match against fellow American Mardy Fish. Roddick hosted Saturday Night Live on November 8, 2003, becoming the second professional tennis player to host (Chris Evert being the first during the show's 15th season) and the first (and, as of August 2017, only) male tennis player to host. He then lost in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to Novak Djokovic, and in the third round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters tournament in Cincinnati to David Ferrer of Spain. In the US Open, Roddick began his campaign with a victory over his countryman Rhyne Williams. Roddick traveled to Memphis to defend his title at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. Under Stefanki's guidance, both Rios and Kafelnikov rose to the world No. February 23, 2009", "Saturday Night Live: Andy Roddick/Dave Matthews – Season 29, Episode 5", "Andy Roddick on Men's Fitness cover: "Maybe Rafael Nadal wants his arms back?" Roddick's most recent US Open first-round loss had been in 2000. Stefanki had previously trained John McEnroe, Marcelo Ríos, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Fernando González, and Tim Henman. In 2004, Roddick produced what was then the fastest serve in professional tennis: 249.4 km/h (155 mph) during a Davis Cup semifinal match with Vladimir Voltchkov on hard court in Charleston, South Carolina. Roddick then played the Miami Masters, where he gave up in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray due to a left hamstring injury. Going straight to Paris for the BNP Paribas Masters, he had a third-round loss to Andy Murray. It’s an important piece for American tennis. At the Rome Masters in May, Roddick had match point in the round of 16 against Spain's Fernando Verdasco. He then lost to the 29th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round in a five-set match. 1 junior in the world in 2000. In the semifinals, he lost the first set 2–6 to Sam Querrey, but came back winning the final two sets in tie-breaks and went to the final, where he lost to Fernando Verdasco. Roddick also withdrew from the Nice Open in France and pulled out of the 2011 French Open, after failing to recover. Although Roddick's team missed the cut to get the final round, he and Mallinger ended with a combined score of 16 under par (with Roddick individually hitting at a 6 handicap). Roddick has quipped that he saw the photo, and that "Nadal wanted his arms back.". He is noted to use heavy topspin on both his serves and his twist serve is particularly high kicking. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Roddick had his career-best result at the French Open, when he defeated Marc Gicquel in the third round. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights  From 2000 to 2005, Roddick wore Reebok apparel. “I retired and I was still top-15 in the world or whatever it was, and I knew, I’d say for about four years post-retirement, I was pretty confident that my retirement was a choice. Entering the pros in 2001 at the age of 18, Roddick quickly showed his promise when he defeated 7-time Wimbledon champion and world No. Verdasco went on to win the match. Stay in school, kids or you'll end up being an umpire. His next tournament was the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, where he lost in the round of 16 to Gilles Simon. Roddick was supposed to play Feliciano López in reverse singles, but after David Ferrer wrapped up the victory for Spain by defeating Mardy Fish, their match was cancelled. The racquet is designed for a strong service due to its weight, stiffness, and length. Roddick entered the 2007 Australian Open as the sixth seed. At his next tournament two weeks later in Lyon, France, Roddick lost in the first round to Frenchman Fabrice Santoro. 4 Novak Djokovic, improving his career record against Djokovic to 4–2 (3–0 in 2009). 13, his lowest ranking since 2002. This was the ninth time in nine tries that Roddick had clinched a tie for the American team. He lost to David Ferrer in the third round in four sets. Scott gets a sneaky look on his face, and Roddick leaves disgusted. The signature racquet designed for him by Babolat is slightly heavier (11.9 oz), stiffer (Babolat RDC index 72), and longer (27.5") than the standard Pure Drive Series (11.3 oz, Babolat RDC 71, 27"). Leading 6–3, 2–3, Roddick suffered a groin injury and was forced to retire from the match. Roddick then set his sights on the Madrid Masters, but pulled out, citing a knee injury. Roddick finished the year by helping the U.S. defeat Russia and win the 2007 Davis Cup, its 32nd Davis Cup victory, but first since 1995.  Roddick has two older brothers, Lawrence and John, who were both promising tennis players at a young age. In 2013, Roddick was hired by Fox Sports 1 as co-host for the network's flagship program Fox Sports Live. Roddick also announced that he would withdraw from the Monte Carlo Masters, citing the injury. Still in China, his next tournament was the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where he fell to Spaniard David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. It was his fourth doubles title overall and his second partnering Fish. Roddick's hard-court record in 2003 included his first Masters Series titles—coming at Canada and Cincinnati—and his only Grand Slam title. , Due to the success of that one-time show, Fox Sports Radio offered Roddick and Bones a nationally syndicated sports radio show. After a visit to a doctor in New York, it was determined this was nothing more than an inflammation of the rotator cuff. Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former world No. This story has been shared 55,126 times. “I hope the powers that be ease her in gently into the spotlight because doing it in England, when there’s no expectation involved is one thing,” Roddick said. ATP Paris: Andrey Rublev passes Novak Djokovic. After the disappointment in Memphis, Roddick entered the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, where he defeated Philipp Petzschner and Istomin in the first and second rounds, respectively, before falling to Kevin Anderson.  Roddick played both of the spring ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in the U.S. It was later announced that Roddick would return to the United States to seek medical advice on a left-knee injury. The cover shot featured the tennis ace in a T-shirt, straining to contain massive, pumped-up biceps and hulking shoulder and chest muscles. The resulting racquet exhibits a more head heavy balance point and a higher swingweight than the stock model with a higher overall weight, though this is similar to the model he endorses at approximately 12 oz.  Roddick's London Olympics campaign began with a victory over Martin Kližan. Roddick then won his next three matches against Ernests Gulbis, Andreas Seppi, and Fernando González. Now in the semifinals for the first time since he won in 2003, Roddick played Mikhail Youzhny and beat him, 6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–3. There, he equaled his best result by reaching the semifinals, where he retired against Stanislas Wawrinka in the pair's first encounter, due to a back injury. His next tournament was the SAP Open. 7 Carlos Moyá of Spain, and No. In the quarterfinals, Roddick again lost to Federer. 1 Federer, who defeated him in straight sets, making his head-to-head record against Federer 1–13. 11 Fernando Verdasco, and in the quarterfinals defeated No. The match was suspended after the first point of a first-set tiebreak due to rain, with Roddick winning. Diego Schwartzman sings.. Martina Navrátilová against Novak Djokovic and the PTPA, Rafael Nadal: 'When I was very young, I do remember one thing he told me', Vienna Director not happy with Novak Djokovic's comments after Lorenzo Sonego loss, Rafael Nadal matches Jimmy Connors on ultimate ranking record, Novak Djokovic: I didn't feel like playing too much after death of Serbian bishop, Rafael Nadal: 'I'm not shouting in the locker room', Djokovic destroyed by Radovic's death: "I didn't really want to play". Do Not Sell My Personal Information. This was Roddick's 29th title in 49 finals, fifth ATP Masters 1000 title, and first Masters 1000 title since 2006. He beat Łukasz Kubot in the second round, but then lost in the next round to No. In the quarterfinals, Roddick lost in five close sets to Richard Gasquet of France. This triggered another series of altercations with the umpire, with Roddick expressing his displeasure at the umpire's call. He went on to defeat Gilles Müller in the final. He lost in the first round to Philipp Kohlschreiber. In 2017, his wife, model and actress Brooklyn Decker, revealed Roddick had gotten rid of most of his tennis trophies — though he has held onto his hardware from winning the 2003 US Open. 6 Juan Martín del Potro in the semifinals, despite having a match point. Having secured the tie with an unassailable 3–0 lead, Roddick decided to sit out his second singles rubber of the tie. Roddick then withdrew from the Paris Masters, incurring a $22,600 fine for not fulfilling his media obligations at the tournament. The win also marked Roddick's first victory over a player ranked in the top two since June 2003. This was the longest Roddick had ever gone in his career without reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam. In March, he defeated No.  Roddick also had the fastest serve in U.S. Open history: 244 km/h (152 mph) against American Scoville Jenkins, and against future No. In the finals of a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon a year prior, Roddick played No. He defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.  His other endorsement deals include American Express, Rolex, Powerade in 2002, Parlux Fragrances, Arizona Beverage Company in 2009, Microsoft Xbox and Sega. The upset loss to Lopez meant that Roddick failed to reach the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam since the 2010 Australian open. 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