Andy Roddick

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Andy Roddick's Career Ends With Loss

He gets defeated in the fourth round of US Open

(Newser) - The man who could be the best US men's tennis player of his generation is now retired: Andy Roddick lost in the fourth round of the US Open today against Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4, reports AP . "For the first time... More »

Andy Roddick: I'm Quitting After US Open

US star announces on his 30th birthday

(Newser) - America's best male tennis player of the last decade is about to throw in the towel, reports USA Today . The US Open now under way will be Andy Roddick's last tournament. "For 13, 14 years, I was invested fully," he said today. But "I don'... More »

Roddick's Wife Sizzles on SI Swimsuit Cover

Brooklyn Decker bared as latest star of special edition

(Newser) - Tennis ace Andy Roddick's model wife Brooklyn Decker nearly loses the top of her barely-there bikini on the much-anticipated cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. The super secret cover was bared today just as the magazine hits the stands. Decker said being told she was chosen to kick off the... More »

Nadal Drops Out, Roddick Dumped at Aussie Open

Croatian Marin Cilic prevails in marathon match

(Newser) - Defending champ Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Australian Open today with a knee injury, and Andy Roddick was knocked out by Croatian Marin Cilic. The 14th seed Cilic beat the four-time semi-finalist 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 in a marathon match lasting 230 minutes. The seventh-seeded American struggled with... More »

Earthquake Relief a Hit With Tennis Stars

Federer throws together 'Hit for Haiti,' raises big bucks

(Newser) - Stars of the tennis universe got together today to hit a few—and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Haiti earthquake relief. Less than a day before the start of the Australian Open, Roger Federer threw together "Hit for Haiti," a slate of doubles matches enlivened by... More »

Horny Lesbian Koalas Upstage Andy Roddick

Marsupial web sensations sneak into tennis star's TV appearance

(Newser) - The week's hot viral video is an interview with tennis star Andy Roddick in which the background activity becomes so compelling that it quickly turns into a video of the tennis star's left shoulder. Yes, those are koalas, getting busy in a tree. The video was a sensation—Roddick, not... More »

Federer Nets Historic 15th Slam

Epic match ends in a record 16-14 final set

(Newser) - Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam by outlasting Andy Roddick in a grueling five sets at Wimbledon. The 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 match easily smashed the record for longest set, as neither man could break the other, USA Today reports. Federer set the new mark for titles as... More »

No. 24 Seed Haas Cracks Wimbledon Semifinals

(Newser) - Tommy Haas continued his surprising Wimbledon run today, with the 24th-seeded German upsetting fourth seed Novak Djokovic, ESPN reports. Haas beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to a meeting with five-time champ Roger Federer, a winner over Ivo Karlovic. British favorite Andy Murray is in the other... More »

Roddick Weds Model Girlfriend

(Newser) - Tennis star Andy Roddick wed swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker last night in a twilight ceremony at his Austin home, People reports. The two began dating in 2007 after Roddick saw her in Sports Illustrated. "I think they knew that from the moment they met that they were perfect for... More »

Serena and Safina Reach Aussie Final

Federer beats Roddick in straight sets

(Newser) - Serena Williams steamrolled into her fourth Australian Open final today with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Elena Dementieva. The No. 2 seed hit 10 aces while Dementieva stumbled with strings of double faults. Williams will face Dinara Safina, who won her semifinal in straight sets over Vera Zvonareva. The matches... More »

Nadal, Serena Reach Semis in 110° Heat

Extreme temperatures force delays at Australian Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal cruised into the semifinals of the Australian Open, winning his fifth straight-set victory at Melbourne Park over France's Gilles Simon, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5. He will face fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer will play Andy Roddick. Nadal's victory came as the heat in Melbourne reached 110°, forcing... More »

Roddick Moves to Semis as Djokovic Quits

Australian Open's defending champion throws in the towel

(Newser) - Andy Roddick moved to the semifinals of the Australian Open after opponent Novak Djokovic quit in the middle of the fourth set. After taking the first set in a tiebreaker, the defending champion lost the next two to Roddick before calling a doctor and retiring the match at 6-7, 6-4,... More »

Nadal Takes Top Seed

(Newser) - When the first tennis Grand Slam of the year gets under way in Australia Monday, a familiar name won't be atop the seedings. Roger Federer will be the No. 2 seed after four straight years in the top spot at Melbourne, the AP reports. Spaniard Rafael Nadal will be No.... More »

Djokovic Slams Roddick, —On and Off Court

Players lob choice words back and forth as Djokovic moves on to semis

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick had two competitions going on last night: the quarterfinal match of the US Open, and a volley of complaints and accusations that should not overly surprise followers of the Serbian No. 3. After taking Roddick down 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), Djokovic lashed out at... More »

Could Nadal Dominate Wimbledon?

Stage may be set for clay-court wizard to win on grass ... finally

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal has long since proven his skill on clay, and now the four-time French Open winner appears to have a serious shot at the Wimbledon crown. Rafa was on his game last week at the Queen's Club, beating Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic and proving that he doesn't have... More »

Roddick Puts US in Davis Cup Semis

US will face Spain next - Roddick vs. Nadal

(Newser) - Andy Roddick proved dominant again in the Davis Cup, sending the defending champion United States past France today and into the semifinals against Spain. Roddick defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 for the deciding. This was Roddick's second singles victory in three days. This marks the sixth straight Davis Cup... More »

Doubles Win Keeps France Alive in Cup

Top-ranked Bryans fall as US fails to clinch semifinals spot

(Newser) - Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement rallied past top-ranked twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to cut the Americans' lead to 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal today. The Bryans had been 14-1 in Davis Cup play and 5-0 in clinching situations, but they couldn't secure... More »

Blake, Roddick Give US 2-0 Davis Cup Lead

Blake comes back to win in five sets, Roddick blasts 30 aces

(Newser) - James Blake's perseverance and Andy Roddick's power gave the United States a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Blake overcame his fifth-set woes, fighting off two match points to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and Roddick ripped 30... More »

Davydenko to Face Nadal in Key Biscayne title match

Beats Andy Roddick, 7-6 (5), 6-2

(Newser) - Nikolay Davydendo beat Andy Roddick 7-6 (5), 6-2 Friday night, setting up a title showdown with Rafael Nadal in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open. Earlier Friday, No. 2-seeded Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-2. Davydenko's victory denied Roddick a chance to savor his emotional win 24 hours... More »

Roddick Knocks Off Federer

Serena Williams heads to Key Biscayne finals

(Newser) - Andy Roddick ended a streak of 11 consecutive losses to Roger Federer on Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open. Dominating with his serve, Roddick took advantage of Federer's suddenly shaky play down the stretch to win 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Roddick improved to 2-15 against his nemesis.... More »

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