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July 12, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ten months into his happy retirement, Andy Roddick said he finally felt something in his stomach watching Wimbledon this year. Roddick is asked often if he misses the sport he walked away from last September at age 30. As if he must feel some regret after exiting with several serviceable years left. "I think people are looking for a very dramatic answer about how tough the transition was," Roddick said Wednesday before his World TeamTennis match against the Freedoms at the Pavilion at Villanova, one of his few post-retirement playing appearances.
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July 22, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost everything about Andy Roddick's life has changed since he retired from the ATP tour nearly two years ago. But his serve still produces a green blur that passes in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately for Roddick, his still-powerful serve wasn't enough in men's singles when the Austin Aces played the Freedoms in a World TeamTennis match Monday night at Villanova's Pavilion. Roddick lost, 5-4, to Frank Dancevic before teaming with Treat Huey in men's doubles to defeat Dancevic and Marcelo Melo, 5-3. Overall, the Aces won, 21-18.
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September 6, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the locker room one last time. Accompanied by his wife and other family members, a black baseball cap tugged low over his eyes, Roddick slung a racket bag off his aching right shoulder - the one responsible for so many high-speed aces, violent forehands and the most recent Grand Slam title by an American man - and tossed the equipment in the back of a waiting van. Won't need that any longer.
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September 4, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The night before, his opponent had declared that it wasn't ability that was carrying an aging Pete Sampras through this U.S. Open. "He's a step-and-a-half slow coming into the net. He's just not the same player," Greg Rusedski said after losing to Sampras in five sets Monday night. "I lost the match. He didn't win. . . . He's not playing that great. I'll be surprised if he wins his next match, to be honest with you. " Last night, the crowd at Flushing Meadows got to enjoy those remarks after a revived Sampras, a four-time winner here, took out No. 3 seed Tommy Haas, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7)
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July 9, 2013
The last native or naturalized citizens to win the singles title in their country's Grand Slam event: Australian Open - Mark Edmondson, 1976; Chris O'Neil, 1978 French Open - Yannick Noah, 1983; Mary Pierce, 2000 Wimbledon - Andy Murray, 2013; Virginia Wade, 1977 U.S. Open - Andy Roddick, 2003; Serena Williams, 2012
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July 11, 2013
Wednesday at 7 p.m., Villanova Pavilion In their home opener, the Freedoms will host Springfield, featuring former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, now retired from the ATP tour. The Freedoms' Samuel Groth hit the fastest serve on record, 163.4 m.p.h., in the 2012 ATP Challenger in Busan, South Korea. Lasers: Roddick, Rik De Voest, Vania King, Alisa Kleybanova, Jean-Julien Rojer. Freedoms: Groth, Liezel Huber, Jordan Kerr, Maria Sanchez. Tickets: $15 to $75. Call 866-988-8497 or go to freedomstix.ticketfly.com.
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July 9, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Citing an abdominal tear, Sloane Stephens withdrew Sunday from the Freedoms for the World TeamTennis season. The Freedoms said that Stephens aggravated the injury during her run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. "I am very disappointed that my injury won't allow me to play my scheduled matches in Philadelphia, Springfield, and Albany," Stephens said. "This injury has been an ongoing problem and it got worse after Wimbledon, so my doctors have advised me to rest. " The Freedoms will open their home schedule Wednesday against Andy Roddick and the Springfield Lasers at Villanova's Pavilion.
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March 29, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
For the first time in four years, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams is returning to the Philadelphia area when she visits Villanova's Pavilion with the Washington Kastles. Williams and the Kastles will challenge the Freedoms on July 17 in a World TeamTennis match. Williams likely will face American Vicky Duval, in her second season with the Freedoms. Last year, Duval upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open. The Freedoms roster includes Marcelo Melo, the No. 5-ranked men's doubles player in the world, returning multi-time Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber and Canadian Davis Cup stalwart Frank Dancevic.
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July 15, 2010
Andy Roddick got the best of John McEnroe, but the Freedoms fell to the New York Sportimes, 20-19, in a World TeamTennis match at Randalls Island, N.Y., last night. Roddick defeated McEnroe, 5-4, in men's singles and teamed with Prakash Amritraj to down McEnroe and Robert Kendrick, 5-4, in men's doubles. Roddick also competed on the winning mixed doubles team. In other matches, the Sportimes' Abigail Spears defeated the Freedoms' Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 5-2, in women's singles and Spears and Ashley Harkleroad downed Lertcheewakarn and Courtney Nagle, in women's doubles, 5-2. Roddick makes his only home appearance of the season tonight against the Boston Lobsters at 7 o'clock at Villanova's Pavilion.
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February 12, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
The Freedoms made Andy Roddick the top pick in the World TeamTennis marquee draft yesterday. Roddick, the top-ranked American player, will play one home match for the Freedoms at Villanova's Pavilion. This will be his sixth WTT season, and first since 2005. The season runs from July 5 to 25. The schedule will be released later this month. Team lineups will be finalized at the WTT Roster Draft on March 16. The Freedoms also will host visits from Serena and Venus Williams (Washington)
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July 22, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost everything about Andy Roddick's life has changed since he retired from the ATP tour nearly two years ago. But his serve still produces a green blur that passes in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately for Roddick, his still-powerful serve wasn't enough in men's singles when the Austin Aces played the Freedoms in a World TeamTennis match Monday night at Villanova's Pavilion. Roddick lost, 5-4, to Frank Dancevic before teaming with Treat Huey in men's doubles to defeat Dancevic and Marcelo Melo, 5-3. Overall, the Aces won, 21-18.
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July 22, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN JUAN Martin del Potro defeated Andy Roddick in the fourth round of the 2012 U.S. Open, the book was closed on Roddick's career as a touring pro. The then-30-year-old Roddick announced before the tournament, which he had won in 2003, that his days on tour were over. But that doesn't mean he doesn't remain competitive. Last night, Roddick helped lead the Austin Aces - the World TeamTennis team he co-owns - to a 21-18 win over the Freedoms at the Villanova Pavilion. Roddick teamed with Treat Huey in the final match of the night to defeat Frank Dancevic and Marcelo Melo, 5-3, and snap the Freedom's five-match winning streak.
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March 29, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
For the first time in four years, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams is returning to the Philadelphia area when she visits Villanova's Pavilion with the Washington Kastles. Williams and the Kastles will challenge the Freedoms on July 17 in a World TeamTennis match. Williams likely will face American Vicky Duval, in her second season with the Freedoms. Last year, Duval upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open. The Freedoms roster includes Marcelo Melo, the No. 5-ranked men's doubles player in the world, returning multi-time Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber and Canadian Davis Cup stalwart Frank Dancevic.
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July 12, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE PAVILION at Villanova had some star power on the court for the first time since March. The hardwood was replaced by a tennis surface, and 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick took the court for the Springfield Lasers against the Philadelphia Freedoms in a World Team Tennis match. The Lasers took an early lead, and built on it through three sets. The Freedoms mounted a vigorous comeback in the fourth and fifth sets to send the match to overtime, but eventually fell, 23-20. The Freedoms dropped l to 0-3. The Lasers are 2-1. "It was a tight match," Freedoms coach Josh Cohen said.
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July 12, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ten months into his happy retirement, Andy Roddick said he finally felt something in his stomach watching Wimbledon this year. Roddick is asked often if he misses the sport he walked away from last September at age 30. As if he must feel some regret after exiting with several serviceable years left. "I think people are looking for a very dramatic answer about how tough the transition was," Roddick said Wednesday before his World TeamTennis match against the Freedoms at the Pavilion at Villanova, one of his few post-retirement playing appearances.
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July 11, 2013
Wednesday at 7 p.m., Villanova Pavilion In their home opener, the Freedoms will host Springfield, featuring former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, now retired from the ATP tour. The Freedoms' Samuel Groth hit the fastest serve on record, 163.4 m.p.h., in the 2012 ATP Challenger in Busan, South Korea. Lasers: Roddick, Rik De Voest, Vania King, Alisa Kleybanova, Jean-Julien Rojer. Freedoms: Groth, Liezel Huber, Jordan Kerr, Maria Sanchez. Tickets: $15 to $75. Call 866-988-8497 or go to freedomstix.ticketfly.com.
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July 9, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Citing an abdominal tear, Sloane Stephens withdrew Sunday from the Freedoms for the World TeamTennis season. The Freedoms said that Stephens aggravated the injury during her run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. "I am very disappointed that my injury won't allow me to play my scheduled matches in Philadelphia, Springfield, and Albany," Stephens said. "This injury has been an ongoing problem and it got worse after Wimbledon, so my doctors have advised me to rest. " The Freedoms will open their home schedule Wednesday against Andy Roddick and the Springfield Lasers at Villanova's Pavilion.
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July 9, 2013
The last native or naturalized citizens to win the singles title in their country's Grand Slam event: Australian Open - Mark Edmondson, 1976; Chris O'Neil, 1978 French Open - Yannick Noah, 1983; Mary Pierce, 2000 Wimbledon - Andy Murray, 2013; Virginia Wade, 1977 U.S. Open - Andy Roddick, 2003; Serena Williams, 2012
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May 7, 2013
Former Masters winner Fred Couples and Ryder Cup stalwart Colin Montgomerie shared the stage in St. Augustine, Fla., on Monday night when both were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, along with three others in the Class of 2013. Also inducted: former U.S. Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi , former European Tour director Ken Schofield and two-time British Open champion and architect Willie Park Jr. SOCCER: New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry ($4.35 million)
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September 15, 2012
Sore knees have sidelined Rafael Nadal , giving confidence to a U.S. Davis Cup team that knocked off Switzerland and France en route to the semifinals against Spain beginning Friday. However, the U.S. team faces the task of its first win in Spain in 40 years and ending the Spaniards' 13-year home unbeaten run on clay. The Americans will play without Andy Roddick , who retired after the U.S. Open. John Isner has stepped in. Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will ignore medical advice to rest his injured left wrist and open against Radek Stepanek in the Davis Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Czech Republic.
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