Following a fourth-round defeat by Juan Martín del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, Roddick retired from the sport with the aim of focusing on his work at the Andy Roddick Foundation. He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000. In 2001, Roddick defeated former French Open champion Michael Chang in five sets in the second round of the tournament, despite the fact that clay was Roddick's worst surface. Men's Claycourt Championships, reclaiming the title he won in 20.
Roddick has two older brothers, Lawrence and John (All-American tennis player at University of Georgia [1996–98] and head tennis coach at the University of Central Florida), who were both promising tennis players at a young age. In March in Miami, in the first round Roddick had his first ATP level victory as he beat World No. During the following Wimbledon, he further showed potential by taking a set from eventual winner Goran Ivanišević. In 2004, Roddick saved fellow tennis player Sjeng Schalken and other guests (including close friends Ben Campezi and Dean Monroe) from a hotel fire. (He lost in 2003 to Agassi, and in 2004 to Tommy Haas.) In May, Roddick had match point against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.
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His coach, Tarik Benhabiles, talked him into giving tennis four more months of undivided attention. Roddick and the Moroccan battled for five hours, with the fifth set (21–19 in favor of Roddick) at the time the longest fifth set in a Grand Slam tournament during the open era, at 2 hours and 23 minutes. Roddick lost his singles match against Rafael Nadal, who would in the following year win the French Open. Roddick motioned to the umpire, pointing to the clear ball mark on the clay indicating that the ball was in, and the call was consequently changed. At the French Open, Roddick lost to unseeded Argentine José Acasuso in the second round, and at Wimbledon, Roddick lost to Federer in the final for the second consecutive year. 3 Lleyton Hewitt at the Masters Series tournament in Cincinnati. At the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Roddick defeated Gaël Monfils to wrap up a tournament without losing a set or getting his serve broken.
Despite a lackluster French Open, Roddick enjoyed success in the United Kingdom by winning Queen's Club, beating World No. Towards the end of 2004, Roddick fired his coach of 18 months, Brad Gilbert, and hired assistant Davis Cup coach Dean Goldfine. Roddick's first ATP event of the year was the Australian Open.
SHARAPOVA met Vujacic, a 6ft7 basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, in 2009.
He proved to be an avid supporter on the court, shouting encouragement from the stands and getting increasingly animated as games went on.
A star of the court for over a decade, Sharapova's off-field issues look to be behind her as she returns to Melbourne, where she won the title in 2008.EARLY in her career, Sharapova was rumoured to have had a short relationship with the Maroon 5 singer after they met at her 18th birthday party.The fling resulted in a lawsuit from the pop star, who successfully sued a Russian publication who claimed that he'd broke things off because of criticisms about Sharapova's sexual performance.He'd survived a plane crash which killed his brother three years earlier and is the son of former NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol.Sadly it wasn't to be and the pair broke up in the same year, with Ebersol eventually going on to date Britney Spears. Roddick became a Grand Slam singles champion and world No.1 shortly after he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final and overtaking him as the top ranked player in the process.And despite being single at the moment, the Russian-born star revealed that she went on a dating-spree whilst away from the sport - but failed to find Mr Right because men find her 'too intimidating'.Ahead of her return we look back on her dating history, which includes a pop star, fellow tennis players and a TV producer.Roddick lived in Austin, Texas, from age 4 until he was 11, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida, in the interest of his brother's tennis career, Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999. At the age of 18, he also defeated 7-time Wimbledon champion, World No. Roddick's first 2005 tournament victory was the SAP Open in San Jose, California, where he became the first to win the event in consecutive years since Mark Philippoussis in 19. Verdasco was attempting to save the match point on his second serve, when the linesman erroneously called the serve out.During that time period, he intermittently trained with Venus and Serena Williams; he later moved back to Austin. Roddick considered quitting competitive tennis at the age of 17, when he had a losing streak in the juniors. 4, and fellow American Pete Sampras at the Miami Masters 7–6, 6–3, Roddick's breakthrough year was 2003, in which he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Australian Open. Later that year, Roddick teamed up with Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan on the U. Davis Cup team that lost to Spain in the final in Seville. The top-seeded Roddick defeated Cyril Saulnier in 50 minutes, the event's first championship shutout set since Arthur Ashe beat Guillermo Vilas in 1975. If this call had held, Roddick would have won the match. Roddick's most recent US Open first-round loss had been in 2000.