Tennis Hot as Stars Roddick, Federer Take to Wedding Altar
by Staff | April 14th, 2009, 4:01 pm

Tennis stars are climbing the ranks of the “Pop Culture Hot List” Top 10 at as some of the top players have recently taken, or are taking to the wedding altar.
Andy Roddick comes in at No. 6 on the countdown, behind No. 5 Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau sitting courtside at a Knicks game, spending much of the game texting and twittering.

Roddick was the only Top 10 player to skip the Masters Monte Carlo this week in preparation for the nuptials.

“The couple is expected to get married this weekend in Roddick’s hometown of Austin, Texas, in a ceremony that should get more attention than a Texas football game,” says “As the story goes, Roddick spotted Decker in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, had his agent contact hers and the rest is history. For some reason, that strategy has yet to work for me.”

Roddick did beat out No. 7, Entourage’s Jeremy Piven dating Jessica Canseco.

No. 1 is Roger Federer, currently wrapping up his honeymoon after getting married last weekend, and promptly taking to the court in Monte Carlo this week.

“It seems one of the greatest tennis players of all time is transitioning into the next phase of his life,” says “Not only did Federer and his longtime girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, get married in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland, last weekend, but also the newlyweds are expecting their first child this summer. The news hasn’t been as good on the court: Federer hasn’t won a tournament since last year’s U.S. Open.”

Federer arrived in Monte Carlo today and met the media regarding his nuptials in Basel.

“Well, we’ve been talking about it for many years now,” Federer told reporters. “But last year was kind of busy. All of a sudden it was the Olympics, you know, so it made it difficult to kind of get it organized. So we figured, Let’s wait and do it next year. And we always knew that if we do it, we do it pretty quickly, you know, because I didn’t want to have a huge wedding. So thank God the places where we got married were ready, you know, to take us on board, because it was still Easter Saturday, many things were closed.”

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7 Comments for Tennis Hot as Stars Roddick, Federer Take to Wedding Altar

Colin Says:

“Wedding altar”. I may be wrong, but I had the impression Fed’s wedding was a civil affair.

Kimmi Says:

“Roddick spotted Decker in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, had his agent contact hers and the rest is history”

What !! Is this how they met ? Great. Sounds like love at first “roddick” site.

Wish them the very best, Roddick remember to get her to sign a pre-nup.

Mary- RIP Kalas GO EAGLES Says:

Tennis Star + Swimsuit Model + TEXAS = AWESOME!
Wish it was webcast.
How did he have time to meet, get engaged and plan a wedding in under nine years?

I read Federer’s conference. I don’t understand the whole making it sound like it was this very planned out thing. Yeah, they were planning it last year than oh, my god, it’s the Olympics, like they forgot. Unpregnant Mirka = Single Federer.
Dude needs to keep the answers simple. You got married because that was a weekend people were available. Anything else sounds like nonsense where there should be none. There is no need to try and sound convincing. It leads to people questioning things.
I’m really pulling for him to win the two slams.
If he pulls out of any of the Masters or Slams due to the baby, does he get fined?

Best of luck to both couples. They seems like nice people.

TD (Tam) Says:

Congrats to Andy and Brooklyn!

blob Says:

No many ppl can just pick a girl out of Sports Illustrated to be his wife…

zola Says:

Congratulations to Andy and Brooklyn.

I like the way Fed and Mirka got married. Their relationship has been one of the positive things about Federer for me.

All the best to both couples.

hannah Says:

Ok, fed’s wedding is a shocker. What do they mean, did they just plan on getting married on easter sunday and just did it right away??!?? Someone help me out here!

&& roddick,
congrats! (you 2, feddy!)

the story of how decker met roddick is…
he saw her in a SI SWIMSUIT?!?!?!
that’s just…..
a no.

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