Happy belated birthday to Andy Roddick!
BIRTHDAY BOY: As you probably know, American tennis star Andy Roddick has long been a Greg In Hollywood fave.
So I wanted to be sure to wish this charismatic athlete a very happy 29th birthday even though I am doing so a day late.
As is tradition, Andy’s birthday falls during the two weeks of the US Open, a tournament he won in 2003 on his way to becoming the number one player in the world for a brief time.
Now Andy has fallen upon hard tennis times and is enduring one of his worst seasons ever. He’s no longer the top-ranked American (that would be number 8 Mardy Fish) and isn’t even ranked in the top 20 these days.
But the three-time Wimbledon finalist no doubt wants to climb back into the top 10. Earlier today, he took a step in that direction by beating fellow American Michael Russell in a first round match.
Good luck Andy!