Andy Roddick, a former American tennis professional recently spoke about his greatest victories during the course of his tennis career.
The Former World No. 1 Roddick debuted professionally back in 2000 at the American city Florida. However, Andy did play Juniors tournament before starting his professional senior tennis career.
Andy Roddick ‘s one of the notable performances which is worth reminiscing is his match against Rafael Nadal at the Miami Open 2010. Lasting more than two hours, the final match of the tournament, the American athlete constantly played aces against Nadal summing up to 15 of them. Pressured Nadal broke Andy’s serves about three times, hit more huge shots, yet could not compete Roddick ‘s game till the end. Andy bounced back after the first set to win the Miami Open title with 4-6, 6-3, and 6-3 against the Spaniard.
Although he played his greatest strokes in that match, Andy Roddick still chooses a different match as his cherished triumph. His most favourite Miami Open match is the one he played against the Wimbledon pro Pete Sampras in 2001.
At a tender age of 18, Roddick defeated his idol Pete Sampras in the third round of the Miami Open of 2001. Andy thrashed Pete in straight sets of 7-6 and 6-3 with his 19 winners and gained a spectacular triumph.
With his backhand charms, Andy Roddick hit 45 winners, while Pete’s summed up to 39 of those.
Speaking of his Davis Cup win of 2007, Andy said– “The Davis Cup title we won in 2007 in Portland is probably my favorite one; we worked hard to earn it.”
Moving on to the Miami Open victories, the American player stated- “I beat Rafael Nadal in Miami 2010, but my most cherished victory at that event came in 2001 when I was 18, beating Pete Sampras in straight sets. It was my first time on national TV, and you only play your idol for the first time once.”
Andy Roddick ‘s another remarkable achievement is the US Open title in the year 2003. In fact, as of January 2022, Andy is the last North American to win the US Open in the Men’s singles category.
Andy Roddick announced his retirement post the US Open of 2012, in which he exited the Grand Slam tournament in the fourth round against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.
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