Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Andy's exclusive 2001 Rookie Card, the only officially licensed rookie card of Andy, was developed and printed by which company?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
NetPro. Andy's only official Rookie Card was developed and printed exclusively by NetPro.
|Andy's infamous "absolute moron" quote was directed at which chair umpire, who made a horrible overrule on a call at 4-5 in the fifth set of Andy's 2001 US Open quarter-final match against Lleyton Hewitt?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
Jorge Dias. ATP chair umpire Jorge Dias, notorious for questionable calls and overrules, was the umpire responsible for the overrule that virtually cost Andy the match. As a result of the call, Andy lost his temper, and with it, the match.
GQ. The photo of Andy and his mom, Blanche, appeared in GQ magazine's October 2002 sports issue.
Delray Beach. Andy's record was 4-0 in ATP final appearances before losing in the final at Delray Beach in 2002. Andy was suffering from an upper respiratory infection, and was unable to overcome Davide Sanguinetti, losing 4-6, 6-4, 4-6 in the final.
Rome. Andy's first appearance in a Tennis Masters Series semifinal was at the 2002 tournament in Rome. Tommy Haas ended Andy's run, defeating him 6-1, 7-5 in that semifinal match.
|Who did Andy defeat in the final of the 2001 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, DC, to win the third ATP title of his first full year on tour?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
Sjeng Schalken . Andy easily overcame Sjeng Schalken and a rain delay in the 2001 Legg Mason final, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 to capture the third ATP title of his career and of the year.
|For what brand of sports drink, did Andy shoot a television commercial in which he served a ball right into the ground of the court?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
Powerade. Andy appeared in a TV ad for Powerade sports drink. In the ad, Andy appears to be playing a match in which he just received a bad line call. Upset with the call, he takes his frustration out on his next serve which is so hard that it sends the ball right into the ground of the clay court he's playing on. Some wondered whether this was an actual match, and if Andy actually served the ball into the ground. The answer is no. It was all setup specifically for the commercial, and the ball being served into the ground was done with special effects.
Mandy Moore . Andy met and began dating singer/actress Mandy Moore in the summer of 2002, while in Toronto for the Tennis Masters Series Canada.
|What was the score of the fifth set in Andy's epic battle against Younes El Aynaoui in the quarter-finals of the 2003 Australian Open?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
21-19. Andy defeated Younes El Aynaoui 4-6, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4, 21-19, making it the longest fifth set (by games) in Grand Slam tennis history. The match lasted just one minute short of five hours, and marked Andy's first time advancing to the semifinals of a Grand Slam.
Clay. Playing in just his 10th professional level tournament, Andy won his first ATP title in Atlanta, GA, then followed up the win with a second title in Houston, TX the week after. Both events were played on clay, making Andy the first American to win back-to-back clay court titles since Jim Courier did it in 1992.
Harsh Mankad. Andy made his Davis Cup debut defeating Switzerland's George Bastl in a dead rubber, but Andy's first ever live Davis Cup match came when he defeated Harsh Mankad in the India vs. USA 2001 tie in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The USA won that tie 4-1, and went on to reach the semifinal round where they lost to France. Andy went 7-0 undefeated in Davis Cup play until that semifinal meeting with France where he lost both of his singles matches.
Miami. The first Tennis Masters Series event Andy played was in Miami. That tournament also happens to be the location of Andy's very first professional match win. He defeated Fernando Vicente 6-4, 6-0 in the first round before losing in the next round to Andre Agassi in straight sets.
|The first time Andy was forced to retire from a Grand Slam match came at the 2002 Australian Open, when he injured his ankle in the second round against Ivan Ljubicic?||General Andy Roddick Knowledge
f. Andy's first time retiring from a Grand Slam match was in the third round of the 2001 French Open against Lleyton Hewitt, when he suffered a hamstring injury.
US Open. Andy's first professional singles appearance in a Grand Slam was at the US Open in 2000. He lost in the first round to Albert Costa in four sets. Andy's first doubles appearance in a Grand Slam was also at the US Open, where he made it to the second round with partner Levar Harper-Griffith in 1999.
t. Andy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on April 11th, 2000.
Australian Open & US Open. In 2000, Andy won the Australian Open and US Open junior titles without dropping a set. He beat Mario Ancic and Robby Ginepri in the finals, respectively, and finished the year ranked as the No. 1 junior in the world.
Stephen. Andy's full name is Andrew Stephen Roddick.
1982. Andy was born on August 30th, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska.