Andy Roddick

Tennis Player

Born: 30 August 1982
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Best known as: The tennis ace who's married to model Brooklyn Decker
<p>Name at birth: Andrew Stephen Roddick</p>

Andy Roddick is the hunky and cocky tennis pro whose junior titles and media-friendly charisma made him a celebrity when he was still a teenager. Roddick grew up in Texas and Louisiana and began playing tennis professionally in 2000. He won 6 world junior singles titles and 7 doubles titles, and by 2003 he had won the U.S. Open and was rated the world's top player. Known for his hard, fast serve and easy charm in front of the camera, Roddick has appeared many times on television talk shows, hosted Saturday Night Live and was named "Sexiest Athlete" by People magazine in 2003. Sometimes called "A-Rod" or "Kid Roddick," by 2004 he had winnings of more than $7 million and was one of the top players in the world. Slowed by injuries between 2006 and 2008, he made a strong showing at Wimbledon in 2009, losing to Roger Federer in an epic final, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14.

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Roddick married his longtime girlfriend, model Brooklyn Decker, on 17 April 2009… He dated singer Mandy Moore in 2003-04.

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