Andy Roddick, the former world number one tennis player, needs no mention to tennis enthusiasts. He now devotes his efforts to his Andy Roddick Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to improving students’ lives outside of the classroom and investing in wellness and health startups such as Cure Hydration.
Roddick, a three-time Wimbledon contestant, and 2017 first-ballot honoree into the Worldwide Tennis Hall of Fame, is recognized for his mighty serves that reach 155 miles per hour. As a pro player in the early 2000s, he won the U.S. Open, was a three-time Wimbledon finalist, and was a U.S. Open champion.
His tremendous service and general court skills throughout his career helped him collect over $20 million in cash prizes. However, with all the money, what is he doing now with his life since he no longer plays pro tennis?
His Radio Life
After tennis, Roddick co-hosted a radio program on Fox Sports Radio alongside his buddy Bobby Bones on the latter’s namesake program for a day in 2011. Bones and Roddick were given a nationally syndicated athletic radio show after the popularity of their one-time broadcast. The show premiered on January 7, 2012, broadcast nationally every Saturday from 12-3 p.m. CST. It combined athletics, entertainment, and pop culture.
Roddick originally declared his plans to retire and switch the show into his daily show and career. He revealed his retirement plans on his birthday following the Us Open on August 30, 2012. He contested in his final match against Juan Martin del Potro on September 4-5. As a result of rain, the game was called off following the first set of a first-set tiebreak, with Roddick winning. Once the players restarted the contest the day after, del Potro grabbed the upper hand and never looked back.
Note that the player suffered knee, shoulder, ankle, and back ailments near the conclusion of his career, and he was no longer ready to contend with Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. And for this reason, on his 30th birthday, he retired from pro tennis.
After Tennis, What now?
Andy Roddick lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. Nevertheless, the ex-tennis player travels much for his foundation. Roddick, at 39, announced his retirement following the 2012 U.S. Open. For the better part, he has set the sport past him.
The previous U.S. Open champion said that his foundation was all about expanding possibilities for young individuals to study, flourish, and thrive by facilitating greater programs outside the school. Roddick’s professional concentration is now on the Andy Roddick Foundation, which helps kids in Austin, Texas, and business collaborations, including one with IHG Resort and Hotels.
Also, Roddick participates in a private clinic at Flushing Meadows, which features in-person instruction and tennis drills, among other activities. Some people argue that Andy has underperformed during his tennis profession since winning only one Grand Slam. His backup finances and overall sum, on the other hand, are pretty excellent.
Andy Roddick’s Career Highlights and personal life
In his prime, Andy Roddick provided outstanding service. In 2004, the American hit a 155 MPH service throughout a Davis Cup match. Roddick earned 32 ATP singles titles in his career. He finished his career with a 612-213 score and is considered the best American tennis pro.
Roddick’s career peaked in 2003 after earning his only Grand Slam championship in the U.S. Open in New York. In three sets, the Omaha, Nebraska native overcame Juan Carlos Ferrero. Roddick has won his sixth title of the year and his tenth overall.
Ranked number one in 2003
For the first time in its history, Roddick was ranked number one globally on November 3, 2003. Nevertheless, he only remained at the top of the ATP Global Rankings for nine weeks before Roger Federer surpassed him. Federer and Roddick faced off in the 4 Grand Slam Championships, with Federer winning. Roddick was defeated by Federer 3 times at Wimbledon and once in the U.S. Open final.
Together with the wife, they revealed that they were having their first baby on May 2, 2015. On September 30, 2015, the wife gave birth to the child, a son called Hank. Roddick and Decker revealed they were having their second baby in July 2017. On November 27, 2017, she gave birth to a daughter Stevie.