Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1982 and started playing tennis when he was seven. The family moved to Florida in 1993, And here Andy’s tennis career really took off. By the age of 16, Andy Roddick was winning virtually every junior tournament he entered, and people predicted Roddick would be the next, great American tennis superstar. In 1999, he entered three U.S. Futures events where top juniors play and lost in the first round of each. At almost 17 years old,
The experience in and of itself was more important than winning. In 2000, Roddick emerged as a force to be reckoned with. He became the top-ranked junior in the world after winning the junior Wimbledon and U.S. Open, and reaching the quarterfinals at Roland Garros (The French Open).
After more than a year on tour, Roddick was already getting people’s attention. The peak of the 2002 season brought more of the same success, as he captured a title in Memphis in February, before repeating as champion in Houston, beating Pete Sampras in the final. Though these two ATP events were the only wins of the season, Roddick continued a consistent year, winning a career-high 56 matches and reaching the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. He finished the year with over $1 million US in winnings and, more importantly, placed in the ATP Top Ten.


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