The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka capped years in which each won six tournaments, including a Grand Slam event, with world No. 1 tennis rankings.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Tennis star James Blake weds

DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Tennis player James Blake married his girlfriend of four years, publicist Emily Snider in California, the couple announced.

Tsonga eases to Moselle Open title defense

METZ, France, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded defending champ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retained his Moselle Open crown Sunday, rolling past Andreas Seppi in straight sets.
Roddick's career ends, Federer ousted

Roddick's career ends, Federer ousted

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick's career came to a close and Roger Federer was knocked out of the tournament Wednesday during an eventful day at the U.S. Open.

Ferrer bests Gasquet at rainy U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Spain's David Ferrer defeated Richard Gasquet of France in a fourth-round match Tuesday at the U.S. Open, but rain washed out the rest of the men's schedule.

Djokovic, Roddick move on at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Round of 16 and American Andy Roddick also remained in the hunt after wins Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Andy Roddick prolongs career at U.S. Open

Andy Roddick prolongs career at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- 2003 champion Andy Roddick prolonged his career Friday with a one-sided victory over Bernard Tomic in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Roddick announces retirement at age 30

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick, who for most of this century has been the United States' No. 1 male tennis player, said Thursday he would retire following the U.S. Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
By United Press International

Djokovic, Roddick net U.S. Open wins

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic and American Andy Roddick moved on to the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open with wins Tuesday.

Top seeds move on in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led a march of the top four seeds into the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem Open Wednesday while Andy Roddick was eliminated.
Federer made No. 1 seed for U.S. Open

Federer made No. 1 seed for U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Five-time champion and No. 1-ranked Roger Federer was made the top seed for the U.S. Open, the final major tournament on the 2012 tennis schedule.

Roddick, Goffin advance in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick and David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the third round of the Winston-Salem Open with victories Monday.

Berdych, Fish advance at Western-Southern

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic topped Yen Hsun-Lu in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the third round at the Western-and-Southern Open.
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Andy Roddick
American Andy Roddick hits a shot during his French Open fourth-round match against Frenchman Gael Monfils at Roland Garros in Paris on June 1, 2009. Monfils defeated Roddick 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is currently the second highest-ranked American player, behind Mardy Fish. Known for his powerful serve, Roddick held the world record for the fastest serve at 155 mph between 2004 and 2011 until it was beaten by Ivo Karlović at 156 mph in March 2011.

He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals, which currently makes him the last North American male player to win a grand slam singles event. Roddick has reached four other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon three times and the US Open once), losing to Roger Federer each time.

He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a Sports Illustrated swim wear model and actress.

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