In 2000, he was named the top-ranked junior player in the United States and the world, and turned pro that same year. 1 ranking in the world, becoming one of the few American players to hold both a Grand Slam title and the No. That same year, he established a record by claiming his 18th consecutive tiebreak victory.Roddick had a successful early professional career, winning three tournaments, including the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D. That same year, he made his first appearance as a member of the Davis Cup team. By the end of 2007, Roddick—coached by tennis legend Jimmy Connors—was ranked fifth by the ATP.1s will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, five years after they both called it quits at the 2012 US Open.
The moment this weekend represents isn't lost on either of them.Andrew Stephen Roddick was born on August 30, 1982, in Omaha, Nebraska.