FLUSHING, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Andy Roddick holds close the winner's trophy after defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain during the US Open men's singles final at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on September 7, 2003 in Flushing, New York. Roddick defeated Ferrero 6/3, 7/6(2), 6/3.?(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Welcome back, Andy!
Andy Roddick officially joined the FOX Sports 1 family on Wednesday. Take a look back at some of the top accomplishments from his stellar career.
Roddick, shown here in March 2000 in Key Biscayne, Fla., was the No. 1 junior that year and captured the Australian Open and US Open junior titles without dropping a set. He became the first US player to win the Aussie junior title since Butch Buchholz in 1959.
Roddick made a pro splash in March 2000 at the Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., winning his first ATP Tour match over then-No. 41 Fernando Vicente. He then fell in straight sets against American superstar Andre Agassi. It was the start of something big.
In 2002, Roddick became the youngest American in the year-end top 10 since Michael Chang in 1992. Along the way, he made a stirring run to the US Open quarterfinals before losing to Pete Sampras, who went on to win for his 14th Grand Slam title.
Roddick followed up his 2002 US Open effort in style, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero to capture his first and only Grand Slam title, the 2003 US Open. With this victory, he truly was a superstar.
Roddick made the rounds after his big US Open victory. Here, he pals around with Regis Philben and Kelli Rippa while making an appearance on the "Regis & Kelli Show" in September 2003. In November of that year, he became just the second tennis player (after Chris Evert) to host "Saturday Night Live."
It wasn't all individual glory for Roddick (far right), who teammed with (from left to right) Mike Bryan, captain Patrick McEnroe, Bob Bryan and James Blake to help the United States beat Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup final for the first US title in that competition since 1995.
Roddick found his match off the court in April 2009, marrying Brooklyn Decker. The model and actress often was seen giving her husband support at events around the world, such as at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in August 2009 in Washington, DC.
Roddick so nearly captured his second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2009, but he was outlasted by nemesis Roger Federer 16-14 in the fifth set. The titanic battle marked the third time that Federer defeated Roddick in a Wimbledon final (2004 and 2005). The Swiss legend also stopped Roddick in the 2006 US Open final.
Built to last
Despite the lack of a second Grand Slam crown, Roddick continued his excellent and consistent play throughout the 2000s. In 2010, he won two ATP Tour events and finished in the top 10 for the ninth consecutive year, joining Roger Federer as the only active players to accomplish that feat.
Roddick got the best of longtime nemesis Roger Federer in March 2012, defeating him at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. It was just the third time that Roddick defeated the Swiss star in 24 career meetings.
A champ again
Roddick earned his 32nd career ATP Tour title with a victory over Gilles Muller in the final of the BB&T Atlanta Open in July 2012. The win gave Roddick his second title of the year.
The end approaches
On his 30th birthday, Andy Roddick announced in New York that the 2012 US Open would be his final tournament, saying, "On some big moments this year, I think I've known I was done." The abrupt press conference surprised many.
The sun sets
On Sept. 5, 2012, Andy Roddick waves to the crowd after his match against Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round of the US Open. Del Potro won 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4 to send Roddick officially into retirement.