Andy Roddick Bio

  • Full name is Andrew Stephen Roddick
  • Nicknamed "A-Rod"
  • Hosted the comedy program Saturday Night Live on November 8, 2003, becoming second tennis player (Chris Evert) and only 12th athlete (at the time) in three decades to do so
  • Father, Jerry, is an investor, and mother, Blanche, is director of the Andy Roddick Foundation, which has raised over $9 million for nearly 10 charities since 2001
  • His foundation is supported by Elton John, Lionel Richie, Cindy Crawford and Donna Summer among other celebrities
  • The new Andy Roddick Youth tennis program in San Antonio, Texas assists 150 disadvantaged children participating plus providing four elementary scholarships to private schools in addition to three university scholarships
  • Won 2004 ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award
  • Brother John was All-American tennis player at University of Georgia (1996-98), and now operates a tennis academy in San Antonio
  • Oldest brother Lawrence, a chiropractor in San Antonio, was an accomplished spring board diver and a member of U.S. Senior National Team
  • A University of Nebraska football fan
  • Moved to Austin, Texas at age 4 1/2, then moved to Boca Raton at age 10
  • Returned to Austin in November 2003
  • Played varsity basketball in high school alongside Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999
  • Hobbies include listening to music (favorites include Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer) and watching movies (favorite is Shawshank Redemption)
  • Selected in People Magazine's 2006 "Sexiest Man Alive" issue
  • In May 2006, named on President George W. Bush’s President’s Council of Sports and Fitness
  • Featured on cover of "Men's Fitness" in summer of 2007
  • Married swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker (Apr. 17, 2009) in Austin, TX
  • Travels with former ATP trainer Doug Spreen
  • Coached by Larry Stefanki (since December 2008).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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