Player Profiles

(11) Andy Roddick

  • DOB: 30/08/1982
  • Nationality: USA
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.88
Andy Roddick - poor form.

Player Profile

A self-confessed clay-court struggler, long-odds can be had against 'A-Rod' breaking his French Open duck this season.

The 28-year-old has probably been the biggest sufferer of Federer-Nadal dominance in the men's game - Roddick has never been able to improve upon his maiden Grand Slam title at the 2003 US Open.

But try telling the American former world number one, who has arguably the biggest heart in the sport, as well as the hugest serve, that his best days are behind him.

Clay is certainly A-Rod's least effective surface, but 2009's fourth-round appearance in Paris represents his best return at Roland Garros in what has otherwise been a poor tournament for him.

Another second-week stint at the French Open would represent a success for Roddick, especially after recent first-round exits in Madrid and Rome.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open ---R4QFSFR3SFR4SF
French Open ----R3R4-R1R1R2
Wimbledon --R3R3R4RUR2QFR3RU

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