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Andy Roddick Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 August 1982Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Birth NameAndrew Stephen Roddick
Nicknames Little Roddick
A-Rod
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Stephen Roddick was born August 30, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Blanche Ann (Corell), a school teacher, and Jerry John Roddick, a businessman. He has two older brothers, Lawrence and John. His family moved from Omaha to Austin, Texas when Andy was four years old and then to Boca Raton, Florida when he was eleven. Andy picked up his first racquet at age 4 and became pro at age 18 in 2000. He is know for his killer serve (153mph record). His friend and fellow pro Mardy Fish lived with the Roddick family in 1999 for a year. He won his first grandslam at the US Open in 2003 and soon became one of the youngest #1's.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Packer

Spouse (1)

Brooklyn Decker (17 April 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Weighs 195 pounds (revealed by girlfriend Mandy Moore on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), [October 30, 2003]).
Coached by former pro Brad Gilbert (June 2003- December 2004).
The second ever tennis player (men's first) in history to host Saturday Night Live
Graduted from Boca Raton Prep in 2000
In People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue in 2001 and 2003.
As of February 6, 2004 holds the record for the fastest serve in a competition at 150 miles per hour.
Broke his own record for faster serve April 11, 2004 in Delray Beach Florida, with a serve of 152 mph.
Sat 12 Jun 2004: Broke his record for fastest serve speed once again, recording a 153 mph serve at Stella Artois Championships.
Broke his old W.R. for the fastest ever recorded serve. It now stands at 155 M.p.h.
Announced on his website that he is engaged to Brooklyn Decker. (31 March 2008).
Lost his World Record for the fastest ever recorded serve to Ivo Karlovic from Croatia who recently blasted a 156mph rocket in a Davis cup match eclipsing Roddick's 155mph record.
Announced his retirement from the Pro Tennis circuit after the 2012 US open.
Recently won the Stella Artois championships at Queens Club in preparation for Wimbledon. [June 2007]
Appeared in a commercial, with Bill Kurtis, for AT&T's 3-G Internet network. [2009]
His maternal grandmother was of German descent. His ancestry also includes English, Norwegian, Welsh, Irish, French, Swiss-French, and distant Dutch.
Has known friend and tennis great Serena Williams since they both attended tennis school when he was only 8-years-old.

Personal Quotes (3)

We thought it [my rabbit] was a boy at first, but with rabbits you can't tell for the first couple of months. We initially named the rabbit Stifler [after the character in the film, American Pie (1999)]. But now we think it's a girl so we may have to change its name to Phoebe. - on his pet rabbit
Elmo's a very important person in my life. You've got to have Elmo's respect. You don't want to piss him off. - after tripping to get a Elmo doll in the stands in the Australian Open
I'll never lose my roots. I think I'm too close to my family for that. I still make my trip back to Nebraska every year, and I still love going back to Texas where I grew up, as well. I've just kind of had to mature a little bit more and get used to a little bit different style of life. - on never losing his Roots

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