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Davis Cup: Andy Roddick Player Profile

May 25, 2008 01:28 PM



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Birthdate: August 30, 1982
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Residence: Austin, Texas
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed; Two-handed backhand
Davis Cup Record: 25-9 Singles / 0-0 Doubles

Andy Roddick has become the heart and soul of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

He has been the No. 1 player for the United States in all but two of his appearances: his debut in 2001 and in the 2002 first round (behind Pete Sampras).

A ferocious competitor who possesses one of the most formidable serves in the sport, Roddick has clinched victory for the U.S. Davis Cup team each of the nine times he has had the opportunity, most recently in this year’s semifinals at Sweden.

Meanwhile, he has also risen to a fourthplace tie with Bill Tilden for most U.S. Davis Cup singles wins and needs two victories to tie Arthur Ashe in third place.

On the men’s tour, Roddick, under the tutelage of tennis legend Jimmy Connors, was tied for No. 2 in 2007 hard court match wins through the US Open, aided by his title at Washington. His victory at London’s Queen’s Club in June placed him third among active players in total grass court titles (4).

The 2003 US Open champ and former year-end world No. 1 (also in 2003), Roddick shares the longest active streak of year-end Top 10 finishes with Roger Federer.

Roddick’s six consecutive Top 10 finishes ties Michael Chang and Vitas Gerulaitis for the fifth-longest such streak among U.S. men in computer rankings history.

 

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