Currently alive, at 33 years of age.
Categories: Tennis Player
1982 – Born on the 30th of August 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska too Jerry and Blanche Roddick.
1999 – Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick. During that time period, he sometimes trained with Venus and Serena Williams.
2000 – Roddick earned as the number 1 junior in the world.
2003 – He was ranked # 1, the first American to finish a year at number one since Andre Agassi in 1999. He also became the youngest American to hold this rank since computer rankings were started in 1973. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open.
2005 – His first tournament victory of the year, was the SAP Open in San Jose, California, where he became the first to win the event in consecutive years since Mark Philippoussis in 1999 and 2000.
2007 – He has been on the United States Davis Cup team for several years, helping the US win the 2007 Davis Cup, the first win by the US since 1995.
2008 – He was forced to pull out of the 2008 French Open due to a shoulder injury. After a visit to a doctor in New York it was determined this was nothing more than an inflammation of the rotator cuff.
2009 – He then lost to Federer for the third time in a Wimbledon final but set a record for number of games won in a Wimbledon final at 39. This was their fourth meeting in a Grand Slam final, all having been won by Federer.
2010 – Roddick announced that he will not represent the United States in Davis Cup competition for the 2010 season.