Robert Bradley Kendrick was born November 15th, 1979 in Fresno, California USA. He turned professional in 1999, and his career high was number 69, achieved on July 20, 2009.
Kendrick has been called a "serve and volley" player by some, his main strengths are his serve and his forehand.
Throughout high school, he competed in junior tennis and enjoyed some intermittent success. In 1996, he was the runner-up in singles at the 1996 USTA Boys’ 18s National Indoor Championships. Then in 1997, he reached the final in doubles of the Easter Bowl and reached the singles final and took the doubles title at the USTA International Grass Court Championships. In 1998, he attended the University of Washington earning All-American in singles and doubles as a sophomore with a record of 31-9 and got as high as No. 3 in the collegiate rankings that year. He then transferred to Pepperdine University for his junior year and again attained All-American with an 18-10 record. He managed to reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship where he lost to Jeff Morrison.
In 2006, Kendrick entered the top 100 for the first time in his career, ending the year at World No. 87. Consequently, 2006 is generally considered to be Kendrick's breakthrough year to date.
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