NEW YORK -- Normalcy returned to an abnormal U.S. Open on Friday afternoon. The sun roared over Queens, and the boldfaced names (led by First Lady Michele Obama) came back to the once-waterlogged Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. But the biggest sign that all was right in the tennis world again was the play of second-seeded Rafael Nadal, who surgically dismantled Andy Roddick in a quarterfinal that didn't last two hours. "It was evident pretty early that he was in full control of things," Roddick said.
What you think of Andy Roddick's post game interview last night? -- Ryan, New York
NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick freely acknowledged the younger version of himself across the net during his second-round match with 18-year-old wild card Jack Sock on Friday night. The similarities were impossible to ignore. Both were born in Nebraska. ("I think we're the only two teenagers to play tennis in Nebraska in the last 30 years," Roddick half-joked Wednesday.) Both hit every ball as hard as they can. The last two Americans to win the U.S. Open boys' singles title? Sock in 2010 and Roddick in 2000.
Two-time Cincinnati champion Andy Roddick is out of the Western and Southern Open after a 6-7 (7-5) 7-5 6-1 first-round defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber.
I emailed you back in May about Andy Roddick but Nole was more the popular subject back then. With Roddick not performing well in Australia, a no show for the French (which doesn't matter anyway) and now out so early in Wimbledon; if he doesn't do well in New York do you think he should throw in the towel? -- Brian Brown, Brooklyn, N.Y.
World No. 4 Andy Murray battled into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, but three-time runner-up Andy Roddick's hopes of a first title are over for another year.
World number 11 Andy Roddick is a major doubt for the French Open after pulling out of the Nice Open with a shoulder injury.
Reigning champion Andy Roddick suffered a shock defeat in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday losing 6-4 7-6 (4) to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.
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Top seed Andy Roddick will take on Canadian rising star Milos Raonic in the 50th ATP Tour final of his career in Memphis on Sunday.
Thoughts and observations on the first surge of action from the Australian Open:
Andy Roddick's preparation for the Australian Open remains on track after the former world number one made the last four of the Brisbane International on Thursday, but fellow grand slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a setback when she crashed out of a women's warm-up event in New Zealand.
Defending champion Andy Roddick advanced to the quarterfinals of the season-opening Brisbane International in Australia with a 6-4 6-1 triumph over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Wednesday.
American tennis star Andy Roddick has declared he is finally fit and raring to go as he prepares to defend his Brisbane International title next week.
World number one Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to finally topple American Andy Roddick in an epic clash at the ATP World Tour finals.
American Andy Roddick clinched the eighth and final place for the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, but world No. 3 Novak Djokovic suffered a setback in his preparations for the season-ending event.
Andy Roddick is still hoping to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London between the top eight players in the world next month, despite the American having slipped to 11 in the rankings on Monday.
I don't think you properly answered the question about players bringing water on to the court. The reader was asking why they don't drink water in between points (in the same way that they towel off), not at the changeovers. I've never seen players try to do this, so it's actually quite a good question. I can't imagine that it's against the rules, and if they simply place it on the ground at the back of the court they'd have the time to take a quick sip during the 20 seconds. Why don't they? -- Richard, Miami
NEW YORK -- What we learned from Janko Tipsarevic's 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 upset over Andy Roddick on Wednesday:
An irate Andy Roddick crashed out of his home grand slam at Flushing Meadows, New York after suffering a second-round defeat to Serb Janko Tipsarevic.
As last week's Legg Mason tournament in Washington D.C. staggered to a connoisseurs-only conclusion, we heard a familiar lament: Where are the Americans, with all that hard-court talent? To me, this was the more pressing question: If Andy Roddick is about to vacate his post as the No. 1 U.S. player, where will we find the panache?
As the championship continues far from home, with the United States trying to impress the world ...
Four-time Queens Club champion Andy Roddick reflects on his straight sets defeat to Israel's Dudi Sela.
World number seven Andy Roddick has been dumped out of the Aegon Championships at Queen's by Dudi Sela.
Andy Roddick has pulled out of the Rome Masters while Venus Williams' knee injury will prevent her from playing in the Fed Cup against Russia this weekend.
Andy Roddick tells CNN's Alex Thomas why he thinks there have been no US-based grand slam winners in nearly seven years.
1. Overachieving Andy: We've heard for years about what Andy Roddick isn't. He isn't Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. He isn't a stylist. He isn't a multiple Grand Slam winner. He isn't a clay court specialist. Maybe it's time we recast the discussion and talk about what Roddick is. He is someone who has spent almost an entire decade residing in the top 10. He is a limited player who has done everything in his power to improve. He is a fighter. He is a professional who takes his career seriously and ambitiously. He is a mensch -- the most recent evidence being his participation in the Champions for Chile fundraiser on the eve of the Key Biscayne final. He is also a 27-year-old playing perhaps the best ball of his career. After reaching the Indian Wells final, he went one better in Key Biscayne, taking the title and beating both Nadal and the surging Tomas Berdych along the way. Roddick may or may not ever win that elusive second Major. But it's worth remembering that players with a lot
Andy Roddick cruised to victory in the Sony Ericsson Open on Sunday with a straight sets triumph over Tomas Berdych in the final in Miami.
The upsets continued to the last at Indian Wells as veteran Croatian Ivan Ljubicic beat home hope Andy Roddick 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5) to win the first Masters 1000 tournament of his career.
Top seed Andy Roddick beat defending champion Radek Stepanek in two tiebreak sets to claim the ATP tournament in Brisbane on Sunday.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. Now this was The Greatest Match Ever: All England Club, Gentlemen's final, King Federer vs. The Everyman with the 145 mph serve. After the afternoon shadows had overtaken Centre Court, after the longest fifth set in the history of the tournament was over and the breathtaking four-hour, 16-minute epic had come to an end, Roger Federer put on the white jacket embroidered with the gold 15 like an emperor slipping on his cloak. Federer had won more Grand Slam singles titles than any player in history. Yet, the better story on that July afternoon belonged to the loser, because there had never been a loser that more deserved to win than Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
Virgin Airlines heir Sam Branson was hanging out with Andy Roddick, and couldn't resist challenging him to a bet.
American Andy Roddick has secured his place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.
Fourth seed Andy Roddick limped out of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday after being forced to concede his opening match against Stanislas Wawrinka due to a knee problem.
Top seeds Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic cruised to straight sets second round wins at Flushing Meadows on Thursday to advance their bid for the U.S. Open title. Roddick, the 2003 tournament winner and fifth seed, dispatched Marc Gicquel of France 6-1 6-4 6-4, nailing 13 aces and making just 10 unforced errors to the Frenchman's 37. Earlier, the fourth-ranked Serbian Djokovic cast aside Carsten Ball of Australia, 6-3 6-4 6-4, making just 18 unforced errors to Ball's 45 -- though Ball knocked off nine aces.
Home hope Andy Roddick and Serbia's Novak Djokovic powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with straight sets victories at Flushing Meadows.
Maybe Andy Roddick hasn't recovered as well as we all think from his loss at Wimbledon. Look at the losses he has had since then. He lost two tight matches to Juan Martin del Potro, in Washington, D.C., and Montreal. I think the one in D.C. ended in a third-set tiebreak. He lost to Sam Querrey in Cincinnati in two tiebreak sets and now to John Isner in a fifth-set tiebreak. I get the feeling when things get close in the end, he just doesn't have the confidence to pull it out. What do you think of his losses? -- Beth D., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Top seed Andy Roddick and defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina will face each other in Sunday's final of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington after both players advanced through their semfinals in sweltering heat.
Andy Roddick joined a select group with his 500th career win on the ATP Tour as he dispatched fellow American Sam Querrey in their third round match at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington.
World No. 5 Andy Roddick has made a triumphant return to tennis action following the hip injury he suffered in his epic Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer last month.
The grassroots renaissance of tennis in the United States was the subject of an Associated Press feature that appeared online and in many newspaper sports sections over the weekend. The story argues, among other things, that "today's dearth of top American professionals" hasn't curtailed the sport's post-2000 growth:
Andy Roddick had just taken the first set from Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final, inducing roars from the Centre Court spectators, when my wife-to-be posed a perfectly sincere question.
I have never had many feelings about Andy Roddick. It always seemed to me that there are athletes you love and athletes you despise, athletes you respect and athletes you fear, athletes who can turn games into beautiful events and athletes who can turn your stomach inside out because you so badly want them to lose. And these are the ones you remember.
Some scattered thoughts on a historic Wimbledon ...
ITN's Damon Green reports on fake tickets for Wimbledon matches being sold on internet for big bucks.
American sixth seed Andy Roddick ended Andy Murray's hopes of winning Wimbledon after beating the British number one in four thrilling sets on Centre Court on Friday.
Second seed Andy Roddick is forced to retire with an ankle injury during the first set of his Queen's Club semifinal against fellow-American James Blake, meaning he misses out on a final showdown against British top seed Andy Murray.
The swimsuit model says the honeymoon's not over for her and hubby Andy Roddick
The tennis champ describes his nuptials to Brooklyn Decker as "beyond amazing"
Saturday night brought music and BBQ to the 250 guests of the weekend wedding
The tennis champ and the swimsuit model marry in a twilight ceremony in Texas
Plus, bride-to-be Brooklyn Decker gets a bachelorette party with her bridesmaids in North Carolina
Andy Roddick continued his winning run to end world No. 3 Novak Djokovic's title defense at the Indian Wells Masters Series event in California and set up a semifinal with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
Andy Roddick powered to his first ATP Tour title of the season with a 7-5 7-5 victory over fifth seed Radek Stepanek in Memphis.
Top seed Andy Roddick is through to the semifinals of the Memphis Open after a battling three-set victory over fellow-American Sam Querry on Friday.
Top-seed Andy Roddick stepped up his bid for a fourth tournament victory in San Jose with a 7-5 6-4 win over Germany's Tommy Haas on Friday night.
Three-time San Jose champion Andy Roddick battled into the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in California with a 6-3 7-6 win over Latvian Ernests Gulbis.
Roger Federer was at his imperious best as he reached his 18th grand slam final with a straight sets victory over Andy Roddick at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
In-form Andy Murray brushed aside Andy Roddick to successfully defend his Qatar Open title in Doha on Saturday.
Fourth seed Andy Roddick launched his Australian Open build-up in style when he raced past Spain's Ivan Navarro 6-1 6-3 in 61 minutes at the Qatar Open on Monday.
Andy Roddick beat Gilles Simon in straight sets to clinch his place in the season-ending Shanghai Masters -- while Andy Murray and Roger Federer joined him in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.
Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick scored second round wins at the Paris Masters on Tuesday to boost their hopes of reaching the season-ending Masters Cup.
Andy Roddick overcame a Davis Cup hangover and jetlag to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open, but top seed David Ferrer of Spain crashed out in Beijing.
Novak Djokovic left the Arthur Ashe Stadium Court to jeers and catcalls after his U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Andy Roddick on Thursday night.
Home favorite Andy Roddick recovered from a set and 5-3 down to beat promising Latvian Ernests Gulbis 3-6 7-5 6-2 7-5 to secure his place in the third round of the U.S. Open.
Andy Roddick won his opening round match at the U.S. Open on Wednesday then revealed that he had dropped his brother John as his coach.
With the match on the line, Andy Roddick was too much for Nicolas Mahut.
Maria Sharapova and James Blake both lost. Then Andy Roddick gets upset by Janko Tipsaervic. This is supposed to happen on clay but not grass! What the heck happened today? -- Justin, N.Y.
Sixth seed Andy Roddick was another high-profile casualty on the fourth day at Wimbledon, crashing out in the second round of the men's singles to Serb Janko Tipsarevic.
Top seed Rafael Nadal is on the verge of winning his first-ever grass-court title after an impressive 7-5 6-4 victory over defending champion Andy Roddick in the semifinals of the Artois Championships at Queen's Club.
The tennis star proposed to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker
Andy Roddick will not be taking part in this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, instead opting to play in an ATP tournament in the United States.
A rejuvenated Andy Roddick caused his second successive upset to reach the final of the Dubai Open on Friday by adding Novak Djokovic's scalp to his victory over Rafael Nadal.
Top-seed Andy Roddick began his bid for a second successive tournament victory with a 6-4 7-6 win over qualifier Gilles Muller in the opening round of the ATP tournament in Memphis.
Bad news for Andy Roddick if he has to resort to blatant intimidation to win a match over an 18-year-old newcomer. Admitting that you're purposely trying to use gamesmanship is completely bush league. I'd expect that from the USTA league players on the weekend, but not a top pro. -- Patrick Preston, Lexington, Ky.
American Andy Roddick crashed out of the Australian Open as he lost a late-night epic to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a contest that finished in the early hours of Saturday morning local time.
Andy Roddick cemented his Australian Open preparations with a third straight Kooyong Classic title on Saturday, defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-3 in the final in Melbourne.
Andy Roddick continued his bid for a Kooyong Classic hat-trick on Thursday with a 6-3 6-3 defeat of Marat Safin to reach his fourth consecutive final.
By now it ought to be plainly obvious to the American media that Andy Roddick does not match up against Roger Federer. Two steps too slow and unable to conjure up shot-making to pressure the Fed, Roddick is limited to a big serve, which Federer reads smack on. Barring an injury or boredom, I don't see a lesser player like Roddick beating Federer. So, why do you folks in the media insist on hyping up Roddick as a contender each time they play? -- Tye Markinson, San Jose
NEW YORK -- Dominated. Owned. No matted the adjective you choose, Roger Federer had ample reason to feel confident heading into his quarterfinal meeting with Andy Roddick on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK -- The boldface names arrived shortly before the sun dropped down over Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK -- For anyone not named Nadal or Djokovic, the notion of beating Roger Federer looms as one of life's great pipe dreams, like dating Jessica Alba or trading checking accounts with Oprah.
Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers will once again represent the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal in Sweden later this month.
Andy Roddick advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open -- and a possible showdown with top seed Roger Federer -- after Czech ninth seed Tomas Berdych retired in the second set of their match due to illness.
Top home hope Andy Roddick moved closer to a US Open quarter-final clash with reigning champion Roger Federer when his second-round opponent Jose Acasuso retired after the third set.
Andy Roddick swept past fellow-American Justin Gimelstob 7-6 6-3 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the U.S. Open in Tuesday's night session at Flushing Meadows.
Richard Gasquet tamed Andy Roddick's power game with some brilliant all-court tennis to upset the American number three seed 4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 8-6 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time on Friday.
American number three seed Andy Roddick celebrated U.S. Independence Day in style on Wednesday, overpowering Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2 7-5 7-6 to take his appointed place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
A quick Baguette while waiting out the rain. ...
Andy Roddick survived a match point in the second set tiebreak before claiming a record equaling fourth Queen's Club title with a hard fought 4-6 7-6 7-6 defeat of unseeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.
Andy Roddick took ruthless toll of Dmitry Tursunov's errors to reach his fourth Queen's final with a straight sets victory over the Russian on Saturday.
Andy Roddick had new technology to thank on Thursday after he was put under pressure by British wildcard Alex Bogdanovic at Queen's.
Tennis star Andy Roddick may be in great shape, but even he knew something was fishy when he looked at the cover of a recent magazine and saw his biceps looking seriously pumped.
The sun shone on day three, but the top seeds started to fall by the wayside as the first round got well and truly under way.
Third seed Andy Roddick tumbled out of the Rome Masters when he lost 6-0 6-4 to last 16 opponent Juan Ignacio Chela on Thursday.
Andy Roddick retired with a strained left hamstring in the first set and allowed Andy Murray to advance to the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
Top seed Andy Roddick will meet defending champion Andy Murray in the semfinals of the San Jose Open for the second successive year after both came through tough three-set battles on Friday.
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