tennis rocks!!! andy roddick, roger federer, rafael nadal...
Andy Roddick

Born: August 30, 1982

Ranking: 3

Age: 25

Height: 6 ft 2 in.

Turned pro: 2000

Plays: right-handed

Best known as: the A-Rod of tennis

Lives in: Austin, Texas

Andy is my favorite player ever!! He holds the record for the fastest serve, 155 MPH. He won the 2003 U.S. Open and finished that year ranked number 1 in the world. He has an ESPY award from 2004 for Best Male Tennis Player. The ATP named him 2003 Player of the Year. Andy has his own charity, the Andy Roddick Foundation, and won the 2005 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for it. The December 2003 issue of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive named Andy as the Sexiest Athlete. :-)

Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986

Ranking: 2

Age: 21

Height: 6 ft 1 in.

Turned pro: 2001

Plays: left-handed

Nickname: Rafa

Lives in: Mallorca, Spain

Rafa is one of my most favorite players. He has won 3 straight French Open titles- 2005, 2006, and 2007. He is the number 1 clay court player in the world. He was runner-up at Wimbledon 2006 and 2007, losing to Roger Federer in the finals. In 2003 he won the award for ATP Best Newcomer of the Year.

Novak Djokovic

Born: May 22, 1987

Ranking: 4

Age: 20

Height: 6 ft 2 in.

Turned pro: 2003

Plays: Right-handed

Nickname: Nole

Lives in: Belgrade, Serbia

Novak's name is pronounced JO-ko-vich. And Nole is pronounced NO-lay. He has 6 singles titles, but hasn't won any Grand Slams. Novak is everyone's best bet to be the next world number 1. Although he hasn't won any major tournaments, he surprised many by beating Nadal and Federer back to back in Montreal. He reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2007 French Open, but he hasn't made it to a final. Many people notice Novak's hair right away. The editor of SMASH magazine calls it "a head of hair that looks like a specially designed surface to slow down the game."

Roger Federer

Born: August 8, 1981

Ranking: 1

Age: 26

Height: 6 ft 1 in.

Turned pro: 1998

Plays: right-handed

Nickname: Rog

Lives in: Oberwill, Switzerland

Roger holds the recored for straight weeks ranked number 1 in the world-166. He has 12 Grand Slam titles: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Wimbledons, 2004, 2006, and 2007 Australian Opens, and 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 U.S. Opens. He's never won the French Open, losing to Rafael Nadal in the final the past 2 years. He held a 41-match winning streak until March 2007 when he was beaten by Guillermo Canas in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters tournament. He's also the 2005 Player of the Year.

Bob and Mike Bryan

Born: April 29,1978

Doubles ranking: 1

Age: 29

Height: 6 ft 3 in.

Turned pro: 1998

Plays: Mike is right-handed and Bob is left-handed

Live in: Camarillo, California

Bob and Mike have been the highest ranked doubles team in the world since September of 2003. They have 5 Grand Slam titles: 2003 French Open, 2005 U.S. Open, 2006 Australian Open, 2006 Wimbledon, and 2007 Australian Open. They have a total of 39 career doubles titles. The twins have played on the Davis Cup team for 5 years. Bob sometimes plays singles for the team. Bob and Mike have their own band- The Bryan Bros. Band. Bob plays the keyboard and Mike plays the drums.

This is a picture of a video game called Virtua Tennis 3!

This is the highest tennis court in the world! It's on the helipad of Burj Al Arab in the city of Dubai, the world's most expensive hotel.

Centre Court at the Australian Open

Centre Court at the U.S. Open

Centre Court at the French Open

Centre Court and Court 1 at Wimbledon

2007 Battle of the Surfaces! It's half clay and half grass. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-5, 4-6, 7-6.

Wood rackets were used until around the late 1980s.

A hand-painted racket

Top Ten List of Specks Favorite Tennis Tips

1. Tie a rope around your pants before you get on the court.

2. Take all the pencils out of your pockets.

3. Wear underwear at all times.

4. If you have to blow your nose, use a handkerchief.

5. Try not to throw up on the court.

6. Pay somebody not to keep score.

7. Ask before you join a twosome.

8. Go to the bathroom before you play.

9. If nobody will play with you, get your dog to retrieve the balls.

10. Thank everybody that didn't beat you up.

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