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Name: Andy Roddick                                                                   
Born: 30 August 1982 Omaha, Nebraska                                                 
Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional     
tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is the top-ranked American player and     
sixth-ranked player in the world as of November 12, 2007. He finished sixth in       
the 2006, 2007 ATP Race. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the     
title at the 2003 U.S. Open. He has reached three other Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon 
twice and the U.S. Open), losing to Roger Federer each time, and has not beat       
Federer since 2003 Montreal AMS.                                                     
Roddick is known for his powerful serves and forehands. He holds the fastest         
serve recorded in professional tennis, clocked at 155 mph (249.4 km/h). He has       
broken his own record three times.                                                   
Roddick was on the victorious United States Davis Cup team when it won the 2007     
Davis Cup. Roddick defeated Dmitry Tursunov of the Russian Davis Cup team, the       
defending champions, in the finals.