Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick has been elected to receive the highest honour in tennis – induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Of the honour, Roddick stated, “It's really special. I love this sport and I love being part of it. I'm moved to know that my presence in the sport will be forever part of tennis history, and I am just incredibly honoured to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. I look forward to the induction ceremony in Newport in July.”
The American, in addition to being a former World No. 1, is also a US Open champion and a five-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titlist. Roddick held the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking for 13 weeks, and he was year-end No. 1 in 2003.
He finished the season in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for nine straight years (2002 - 2010). Roddick held rankings inside the Top 5 for 187 weeks during the course of his career.