Andy roddick dating history
After Wimbledon, Roddick began working with a new coach, tennis legend Jimmy Connors.
In his first event with his new coach, Roddick reached the final of Indianapolis, before losing to good friend and fellow American, James Blake.
Following a fourth-round defeat by Juan Martín del Potro, Roddick retired from the sport with the aim of focusing on his foundation, the Andy Roddick Foundation, in future years. He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000. In 2001, Roddick defeated former French Open champion Michael Chang in five sets in the second round of the tournament, despite the fact that clay was Roddick's worst surface. Men's Claycourt Championships, reclaiming the title he won in 20.
Roddick has two older brothers, Lawrence and John (All-American tennis player at University of Georgia [1996–98] and head tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma), who were both promising tennis players at a young age. In March in Miami, in the first round Roddick had his first ATP level victory as he beat World No. During the following Wimbledon, he further showed potential by taking a set from eventual winner Goran Ivanišević. In 2004, Roddick saved fellow tennis player Sjeng Schalken and other guests (including close friends Ben Campezi and Dean Monroe) from a hotel fire. (He lost in 2003 to Agassi, and in 2004 to Tommy Haas.) In May, Roddick had match point against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.
During that time period, he intermittently trained with Venus and Serena Williams; he later moved back to Austin. Roddick considered quitting competitive tennis at the age of 17, when he had a losing streak in the juniors. 4, and fellow American Pete Sampras at the Miami Masters 7–6, 6–3, Roddick's breakthrough year was 2003, in which he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Australian Open. Later that year, Roddick teamed up with Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan on the U. Davis Cup team that lost to Spain in the final in Seville. The top-seeded Roddick defeated Cyril Saulnier in 50 minutes, the event's first championship shutout set since Arthur Ashe beat Guillermo Vilas in 1975. If this call had held, Roddick would have won the match. Roddick's most recent US Open first-round loss had been in 2000.
He then played a thriller five-set match against Fernando Verdasco, winning 6–2 in the final set.