He snapped a three-match losing streak against Tommy Haas in the quarterfinals, before losing in the semifinals to Radek Štěpánek for the first time in his career. My day to day is dictated by a 4-year-old and 2-year-old. [22] Even though Roddick lost this match, he set a record for number of games won in a Wimbledon final at 39. Roddick began his 2012 Wimbledon campaign with a first-round match against British wild-card entrant Jamie Baker. [citation needed]. He usually targets the two corners to win aces. At the BNP Paribas Open, he was beaten by Richard Gasquet in the fourth round. In the final, Roddick won his second Sony Ericsson Open title, after defeating Tomáš Berdych in straight sets. Roddick announced that he would not represent the United States in Davis Cup competition for the 2010 season. He avenged that loss in August, beating then No. Two weeks later, Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters by defeating Gilles Simon, before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. “I don’t know, we’re so far from it, I always say you kind of expose them to as much as you can,” Roddick told The Post with the US Open set to begin Monday. He returned to action after a couple of weeks' rest from his injury and played at the Western & Southern Open. Roddick then elected not to play in the final three clay-court Masters events leading up to the French Open. Going straight to Paris for the BNP Paribas Masters, he had a third-round loss to Andy Murray. In April, Roddick again beat No. Roddick then lost in the third round of the 2010 French Open to Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets. 6 Moyá. He then played at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, but lost in the semifinals to Gaël Monfils. He defeated Sam Querrey, Andrey Golubev, and David Nalbandian, earning a semifinal match against Roger Federer, their first meeting since the 2009 Wimbledon final. He was beaten by Dudi Sela in the third round. In the quarterfinals, Roddick once again lost to Federer, bringing his head-to-head record with Federer 1–14. In his third and final round-robin match, Roddick lost once again to Federer for the 15th time in 16 career matches. Under Stefanki's guidance, both Rios and Kafelnikov rose to the world No. Now in the semifinals for the first time since he won in 2003, Roddick played Mikhail Youzhny and beat him, 6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–3. In the third round, he defeated Julien Benneteau, also in straight sets. Roddick finished as the No. He then defeated another American Jack Sock in straight sets. At the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open, Roddick advanced to the semifinals after defeating No. In the final, Roddick defeated defending champion Radek Štěpánek for his first ATP Tour title since February 2009, and making 2010 his tenth consecutive season with at least one ATP singles title. 3 Federer in Montreal, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6. 3 and 2008 Australian Open singles champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinal. Roddick then helped the U.S. defeat Spain and advance to the Davis Cup semifinals, winning his lone singles match against Fernando Verdasco. He also became the youngest American to hold this rank since computer rankings were started in 1973. On August 30, 2012, during the 2012 US Open and on his 30th birthday, Roddick announced that he would retire after the tournament. Roddick defeated Federer for only the third time in his career to reach the fourth round, but then lost to Juan Mónaco from Argentina. At the Australian Open, Roddick defeated Xavier Malisse in the second round. We've received your submission. Your Ad Choices Roddick finished 2004 ranked as the No. 12 in the rankings and the second-ranked American behind compatriot Mardy Fish. [74] Their daughter Stevie was born on November 27, 2017.[75]. Roddick did not fare well during the clay-court season, withdrawing from Rome due for personal reasons and from Madrid due to a stomach virus. Roddick chose not to defend his Dubai title, with prize money of $2 million, to protest the refusal of the United Arab Emirates to grant Israeli Shahar Pe'er a visa for the Women's Tennis Association event. At the US Open, Roddick rallied from two sets down and a match point in the semifinals to beat David Nalbandian of Argentina, 6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–1, 6–3. Roddick says "A-Rod!" This was Roddick's first Masters Series final since the 2006 Cincinnati Masters. 1 ended the following February, when Roger Federer ascended to the top position, after winning his first Australian Open; the 2004 Australian Open would be the only time in Roddick's career that he was the No. He was also the 2015 champion of the QQQ Champions Series, a feat that he repeated again in 2017.[4]. After a break from tournament tennis to get married, Roddick returned to action at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court event in Madrid. The couple were married on April 17, 2009, in Austin, Texas. 6 Juan Martín del Potro in the semifinals, despite having a match point. In the second round, he defeated German Michael Berrer in straight sets. 1 Federer, 6–4, 6–7, 4–6, in a tough three-set battle, despite holding three match points in the second-set tiebreaker. Sports", "ATP Cincinnati: No. At the first ATP Masters Series tournament of the year, after beating No. Especially at the men’s side." In the semifinals, he played Andy Murray, their first meeting since the Wimbledon 2009 semifinals, but Roddick was defeated in straight sets. Roddick's record serve has since been superseded by Ivo Karlović, who served at 251 km/h (156 mph) playing at the Davis Cup in March 2011. [13] Earlier, at the 2001 French Open, Roddick defeated a French Open champion, Michael Chang, in a five set battle 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7(5), 7–5 in the second round. 8 Ivan Ljubičić, Roddick reached the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, but lost to No. After suffering an early exit at Cincinnati, Roddick played at the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina, where he was the top seed after the withdrawal of the top-ranked American Mardy Fish. Roddick's next tournament was the Masters tournament in Rome. After a first-round bye, he won his first match against Gastón Gaudio, where he saved three break points and fired nine aces. At the Miami Masters, Roddick beat ninth seed Gaël Monfils in the fourth round to secure a place in the quarterfinals, where he lost to Roger Federer. [36] Later again that year, he launched into a tirade at an official over a foot-fault call at the 2010 US Open, a match he eventually lost to Serbia's Janko Tipsarević.