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Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

This knowledge card is about former professional tennis player Andy Roddick. Once ranked #1 in the world and the 2003 US Open champion he is now retired from the sport and runs the Andy Roddick Foundation.

 

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"Tennis is a full-time job and not just the two hours that people see when we're on the court," Roddick said. "The recovery became hard. I'm not graceful like Roger Federer. I have to use a lot more effort and a lot more of my physical tools. And what you see when I play is what I did in every practice. My body kept asking for more and I'm not sure I had more to give."

Article: Andy Roddick on his own&n...
Source: ESPN
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This is a quote by Roddick in an ESPN article a few months after his retirement. He explains that he was a very physical player and he got to a point in his career where he felt like his body could not keep up with the daily rigors of the sport.

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It was an emotional farewell for Roddick, who sat in his changeover chair, covering his face with a white towel, after sailing a running forehand long on the last point. He choked up during an on-court speech at Arthur Ashe Stadium, telling the crowd, "Oh, wow. For the first time in my career, I'm not sure what to say."

Article: Andy Roddick loses at U.S...
Source: CBS News
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This is an excerpt from a CBS article about Roddick's final match of his career at the US Open in August, 2012.

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People try to portray me as this world-beating, overconfident guy, but no matter who it is I play, I am always seared going into a match. The more nervous I am about who I am playing, the better I play. When I am overconfident, that's when I normally go down...

Article: The chronicles of Roddick...
Source: Men's Fitness
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These two sources are quotes from Roddick at age 21, right after he became the #1 ranked player in the ATP World Rankings. He talks about the other players he was compared with at the time and his mindset during matches in the article.

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It was pretty inconceivable for me to think that, out of every American who has ever been ranked No. 1--Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, Connors, Courier, etc.--I was the youngest to get there. It was very surreal for me, but I try not to get too caught up with it...

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Source: Men's Fitness

ARF believes talent is universal but opportunity is not. By focusing on character development and values such as honor, respect, dignity and duty, our goal is to provide all children a support system that gives them hope for a brighter future.

Article: Andy Roddick Foundation
Source: Andy Roddick Foundation
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This is the description given about the Andy Roddick Foundation given on their website. Roddick established the foundation just one year after being a professional tennis player.

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Andy Roddick married his fiancée, Brooklyn Decker, in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas, home on Friday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Article: People
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In 2009 Roddick married Brooklyn Decker, famous actress and model. 

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In the final, Andy played French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero. Sticking with his strengths, he squashed the man known as the “Mosquito.” Only once, late in the match, did Andy sit back and trade ground strokes with Ferrero. When that experiment flopped, he got back to the business of winning his first Grand Slam. The final score was 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. Andy rocketed 24 aces in the match to make it 123 for the tournament. Three came in the final game, putting an exclamation point on an already impressive performance.

Article: JockBio: Andy Roddick Bio...
Source: Jockbio
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This warticle highlighted Roddick's 2003 US Open victory, his only major victory in his career. The tennis majors are made up of four tournaments: The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and French Open.

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Andy prepared for the 2001 season, his first full year on the pro tour, under the weight of high expectations. His big serve led to comparisons to Sampras. And with no other American teenagers as evolved, Andy was cast as the “future of U.S. men’s tennis.”

Article: JockBio: Andy Roddick Bio...
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Andy's Junior accomplishments include finishing as the No. 1 Junior in the U.S. in 1999-2000 and as the No. 1 Junior in the world in 2000. He won the Junior US Open and Australian Open singles titles in 2000, in addition to winning six world junior singles titles and seven world doubles titles. Andy turned pro in 2000 and a year later established the Andrew S. Roddick Foundation.

Article: About Andy | AndyRoddick....
Source: AndyRoddick.com
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Roddick was an extrememly successful junior, when he turned pro in 2000 there was a lot of excitement about his future in the American tennis community. 

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Andrew Stephen Roddick was born in Omaha, NE August 30th, 1982 to Blanche and Jerry Roddick. The Roddick's moved to Austin, TX when Andy was 41/2 and then moved to Boca Raton, FL at the age of 10, where Andy's junior tennis career blossomed. An all around athlete, he played varsity basketball in high school alongside Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999.

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Source: AndyRoddick.com
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