Andy Roddick, from Omaha
, is a former world No. 1 ranked tennis player. Born August 20, 1982, he turned pro in 2000 and in 2001 he became the youngest
ever player to end the year in the ATP Top 20. Roddick has recently been credited with having the fastest recorded serve on the tour, clocked at 246.2 km/h (155 mph), and consistently very fast.
At the time of writing Roddick is 6th in the world standings and 2nd in America
after world #4 James Blake
. He has 21 singles titles to his name, and $11,550,406 in prize money. However, since winning the US Open
in 2003 he has not won a major title. He fought valiantly to reach the 2006 US Open final (now under the tutelage of new coach Jimmy Connors
), but ultimately lost 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Federer
, the two-time defending champion and World No. 1.