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Andy RODDICK
États-Unis

Andy RODDICK

aka A-Rod

Andy Roddick the cursed.

The American was among those players who would have undoubtedly preferred to be on the tour in another era. Any era that did not coincide with the reign of Roger Federer. Although A-Rod and his mighty serve seemed made for the grass courts of Wimbledon, he never won that prestigious trophy. Worse still, after winning the U.S. Open in 2003, Roddick shortly rose to the world number one position, but would never land another Grand Slam title. Every time he made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon, the American found himself staring down Roger Federer. And every time, he lost. Andy Roddick long held the record for the fastest serve (249 km/h) and is one of the rare players who recorded more than 1,000 aces in a season. At Roland-Garros, Larry Stefanki's protégé never made it past the Round of 16, but he did notch a memorable five-set victory over Michael Chang in 2001: 37 aces total in what seemed liked a passing of the torch between the two Americans. On 30 August 2012, as he celebrated his 30th birthday, he announced he would end his career after the U.S. Open. Despite his failures and regrets, there were also unforgettable moments, such as the 2003 match in Melbourn where Roddick beat Younes El Aynaoui 21-19. Thanks for the memories!

Current projects

Television commentator
 

 

palmares

Titles

32

Finals

20

Higher ranking

1

ATP Singles, 03/11/2003

grand slam

victories

  • U.S. Open (1) : 2003

finals

  • Wimbledon (3): 2004, 2005, 2009
  • U.S. Open (1): 2006

others

victories

  • Davis Cup (1): 2007

finals

  • Davis Cup (1): 2004