Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick


8/30/1982, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Birth Name

Andrew Stephen Roddick



Also Known As

A-Rod, Little Roddick
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Ever since Andy began playing tennis, he has been considered one of the best tennis players in the world. Before becoming a professional tennis player in 2000, Andy was the world number 1 in juniors tennis and won the junior singles titles at the Australian Open and the…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Andy: It is a statistic I don't like. Especially considering I have been on the team for my seventh year now. (Regarding how long it has been since the U.S. won the Davis Cup Championship)

    • Andy: My new address isn't listed, so my parents get a lot of my mail. My mom will open some of it and read it and say: 'Not with my son, you won't'.

    • Andy: I've found a Lacoste polo and jeans can fit almost any situation.

    • Andy: When I'm not on the computer, I'm reading, and when I'm not reading I'm on the computer.

    • Andy: I love taking pictures but I hate lugging a camera around.

    • Andy: I put the same amount of effort into any tournament I play and just try to focus on winning one match at a time, a win is a win.

    • Andy: You don't get to No. 1 in the world by accident.

    • Andy: I'm kind of like in this alternate state on court. I get so pumped up. I'm yelling at myself and cussing at myself, or I'm euphoric and jumping into the stands. If I see a replay of me, I'm like, 'What was I doing?'

    • Andy: I don't think that I am God's gift to the world just because I can hit a little yellow fuzzy thing across a net a couple of times. I don't buy into that whole thing. That's not me.

    • Andy: (When talking about his favorite food) Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich... My mother's are the best. I've tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it's never the same.

    • Andy: When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.

    • Andy: I don't really remember a loss where I've felt this bad afterwards... I love playing here. I probably had the best practice week I've ever had in lead-up. It just didn't translate tonight. I'm in a little bit of shock right now, to be honest. I'd give anything to go back four hours right now.

    • Andy: (Regarding his new coach Jimmy Connors) He was definitely a big influence on me, a breath of fresh air. The first six months of the year probably wasn't that much fun for me.

    • Andy: I look at it as an opportunity every time. You know, the more opportunities I get, the more I learn and the better chance I have. (About having to play Roger Federer in the Season ending Championships)

    • Andy: (About the first set in his semi-final victory over Mikhail Youzhny in the 2006 U.S. Open) I tried to step into my shots a little. I took a page out of a guy named Andre Agassi's book and stepped inside the baseline.

    • Andy: (About his fourth round loss at the Pacific Life Open - March 15, 2006) I'm not going to sit here and put on my fun face. I'm not happy. I'm mad with the way I played. It's just frustration. We've all been there, except I have people watching when I break something.