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Infobox last updated on: July 14, 2008.

Vincent Spadea (born July 19, 1974 in Chicago) is an ATP Tour professional tennis player from the United States.

Spadea turned professional in 1993. Going in to the 2008 season, he has won one singles and three doubles titles and over $5,000,000 in prize money. In 1999, he broke into the Top 20 players in the world for the first time. He is credited with overcoming the longest losing streak in pro tennis history (21 matches). Working hard on the challenger circuit after his fall, he successfully recovered and eventually won his first career ATP Tour tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004. His career-high ranking is World No. 18, achieved in February 2005. Spadea has ATP career singles wins over Federer, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal, Roddick, Rafter, Kraijcek, Kafelnikov, Courier, Chang, and Kuerten. He is a 2-time Olympian team member (2000 Sydney/2004 Athens). Spadea started 2008 with outstanding results at the Australian Open making it to the third round. In the first round Spadea had an epic comeback from two sets down to defeat former world number 8 Radek Stepanek, he celebrated with numerous dances and raps.

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