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Andy Roddick's Career Highlights

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Andy Roddick was 21 years old (but hadn't had his first legal beer yet) when he ruthlessly dominated Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3, to win the 2003 U.S. Open. This was the first and only Grand Slam championship Roddick ever won.

Roddick faced great pressure to fill the shoes of Pete Sampras, who the year before retired after winning the title, and Andre Agassi. When Roddick sat down for his post-match interview he said: "No more 'What's it feel like to be the future of American tennis?' crap!" he said. "No more."

Roddick is the last American man to win a major singles event.