Andy Roddick

  • Date of birth: August 30, 1983
  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Residence: Austin, Texas
  • Height: 6'1" (1.85 meters)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (81 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed

Andrew Roddick became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 U.S. Open. Roddick has reached four other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon three times, and the U.S. Open), losing to Roger Federer each time.

He and Roger Federer are the only players to have finished the season in the ATP top 10 every year from 2002 to 2008. Roddick is known for his powerful serves, and holds the fastest serve recorded in professional tennis, clocked at 155 mph (249.5 km/h).

Roddick is known for his powerful first serve, usually serving at around 130-150 mph, which he uses to earn free points with aces and unreturnable serves, usually targeting the two corners to win aces. For his second serve, he usually employs a heavy kick serve, then tries to use a variety of spins, slices, and angles in the rally to throw off his opponent. He is noted to use heavy topspin on both his serves and his twist serve is probably the highest-kicking serve anyone hits.