Who is Andy Roddick?
Andy Roddick is an American former professional tennis player who is famous for his fantastic performance and play. Since his siblings played tennis from an exceptionally young age, he was motivated to play tennis expertly. He was just 13 years old when he played for youngsters programs like under-15 and under-20 matches. These junior matches let him participate in Grand Slams singles champion in 2003. He was renowned for his delighted serves and strikes on the court just as for his quiet and resolute appearance before the group. Also, he was particularly known in the media field for his scandalous, unnecessarily, and angry behavior at the court. He resigned from playing professional tennis in 2010 due to his shoulder and knee wounds. Apart from playing tennis, he has also made an appearance in TV series and movies.
|Full Name||Andrew Stephen Roddick|
|Birth Date||August 30, 1982|
|Birth Place||Omaha, Nebraska|
|Parents||Father: Jerry Roddick
Mother: Blanche Roddick
|Brothers||Lawrence and John|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Height||6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Andy’s real name is Andrew Stephen Roddick. He was born to parents Blanche and Jerry Roddick on August 30, 1982, in Omaha, Nebraska. His father worked as a rich businessman while his mother was a school teacher. He was born as the youngest son with two elder brothers named Lawrence and John. He is currently 38 years old with Virgo zodiac sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Andy Roddick holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. He is of German, English, and small amounts of Welsh, Irish, French, distant Dutch ancestry. Besides, he has an athletic body type. He stands 6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m) tall and weighs around 86kg (189lbs). He has a pair of hazel colored eyes and lights brown hair color.
Education/Early Life of Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick attended SEK Boca Prep International School and then enrolled at the University Of Nebraska High School, where he took online lectures and classes. Since his childhood, he had an interest in tennis as his brothers were also tennis players. His parents also supported him, and he soon decided to pursue his career as a tennis player.
Andy Roddick started playing tennis in 1996 in the junior matches program. Though he lost his first match in 1996, he again focused and participated in 1999 and became 6th in the U.S while he became 1st in 2000 in the world in Open Junior. In 2000 and 2001, he defeated many players like Fernando Vicente, Fabrice Santoro, Joachim Johansson, and Michael Chang.
Likewise, he received his breakthrough moment in 2003 when he got victory over Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals. The same year he became one of the youngest players to win Master Series titles and Grand Slam title. The year 2004 was not in his favor because he lost two matches against Chilean player Fernando Gonzalez in Summer Olympics and Spain. He was then more determined, and in 2005, he won SAP Open and the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships. In the subsequent year, due to this foot wound, he was unable to play any matches.
Similarly, in 2007 he was positioned at number 7 by ATP and won two matches named The Legg Mason Tennis Classic and Artois Championships. Between 2008 to 2010, he was again severely injured by his foot injury, which stopped him from finale matches and championships. In 2011, he finally reached the finale and won Cellular South Cup in Memphis. He played his final and last tournament in 2012 in the US Open, but sadly, he lost the fourth round. He then announced his retirement, and after his retirement, Fox Sports signed him, where he to co-hosted their popular show ‘Fox Sports Live.’
Acting and More
Andy Roddick has established an organization that helped the poor youth facing different problems named ‘Andy Roddick Foundation.’ Likewise, he had also done brand endorsements with various companies, and to name few, they are Reebok shoes and athletic wear, American Express, Rolex watches, Microsoft Xbox, Sega, etc. Furthermore, he has also been seen in acting in a film where he made a cameo role in ‘Just Go With It.’ He was also featured in many TV shows like ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and many more. Moreover, he has also created history to host the late-night TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ as the first male tennis player.
Personal Life of Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick got hitched to the Brooklyn Decker, who is also an American model and entertainer, in 2009. This couple was blessed with two children, first being son Hank, born on September 30, 2015, and the second one was a daughter named Stevie, born on November 27, 2017.
Andy Roddick has achieved many honorable titles and has made a list of record like ‘Fastest serve in Wimbledon,’ ‘Fastest average in first serve’ etc. Along with that, he is also the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.
Andy Roddick is active in his Twitter account (@andyroddick), with 1.4 million followers. He does not have any other official social media accounts.
Andy Roddick Net Worth
Andy Roddick is a famous and popular former tennis player who has received immense popularity and wealth. Currently, his net worth is around $30 million.