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Originally posted 06/23/2010 08:55AM
The planet's top tennis players are taking to the grass courts in England this week for the Wimbledon Championships. So who is representing the U.S.A.? Some of the hottest American men hoping for a match point. So, meet Andy Roddick, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Mardy Fish.
This Nebraska native, 27, is the No.1 American tennis player and is ranked No. 7 in the world. He's won more than $18 million in prize money over his career, according to figures from the ATP. When not on the court, this hottie spends time with his wife, model Brooklyn Decker, who is also into sports – that is, she appeared on the cover of the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Originally posted 02/09/2010 08:00AM
For Brooklyn Decker, the next few months will bring a series of firsts.
The North Carolina-raised model, 22, is celebrating her first-ever time as the cover girl on the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – a spot she landed after five years of posing for the magazine.
"It's shocking and a dream come true!" Decker told PEOPLE shortly after learning that her photo would grace this year's cover.
Another first? Doing a round of talk show interviews to promote her prestigious job. "I've never been on one! I'm kind of freaking out," she said before appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday. "I've done news shows, but I've never done a big talk show."
Originally posted 05/05/2009 12:35PM
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick's Costa Rican honeymoon may have ended, but the happy couple are still enjoying their newlywed phase.
Being married "is great. It's amazing," Decker, 21, told PEOPLE at the Costume Institute Gala Monday night at New York's Metropolitan Musuem of Art. Still, she adds, life after tying the knot on April 17 with tennis champ Roddick, 26, "feels the same. It's the same as being engaged, it's the same as dating."
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, who was escorted to the fete by designer Derek Lam, admits she has had at least one disagreement with her new hubby: What to wear to the Met. "He told me not to wear pants," Decker said, glancing down at her sequined Derek Lam pantsuit with a laugh. "But I wore them anyway. It's cold! I wanted to be comfortable but he said, 'You can't wear pants. It's the Met!' "
Originally posted 04/28/2009 02:45PM
Andy Roddick is used to the glitz and glam of Hollywood – but having Elton John sing at his recent wedding to Brooklyn Decker was "very, very surreal," the tennis champ writes on his blog.
"It was great to have so many of our family and friends make the trip and share the occasion with us," writes Roddick, 26, who wed Decker in an intimate, candlelit ceremony in his backyard in Austin, Texas. "We had to set up a tent 'cause the weather was not agreeing with us, but it ended up working out, so all good."
Originally posted 04/20/2009 03:55PM
They married in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas, home – and now PEOPLE has your look at Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker's wedding day.
Sporting a Vera Wang gown, Decker, 21, wed the tennis pro, 26, before a small group of family and friends. After the nuptials, the celebration continued at Roddick's local country club where Sir Elton John serenaded the couple and their guests.
"They're absolutely perfect for each other," a family friend told PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/18/2009 06:00PM
The Texas skies may have poured rain all day Friday, but that didn't dampen the anticipation of Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker leading into their wedding that night, pals of the newlyweds tell PEOPLE.
And the festivities spilled over into Saturday night, where the newlyweds partied with 250 guests at Stubb's Bar-B-Que, a large restaurant boasting live music in downtown Austin. A guest tells PEOPLE that the invitation specified a "denim-only" dress code, in keeping with the down-home atmosphere – though the groom wore cargo shorts while the bride sported a long dress.
The Spazmatics played till midnight, and the entire party danced and chowed down on brisket of beef and cole slaw as they ate on satin tablecloths decorated with lanterns and flowers.
Originally posted 04/17/2009 08:45PM
Andy Roddick married his fiancée, Brooklyn Decker, in a twilight ceremony at his Austin, Texas, home on Friday, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The tennis pro, 26, and the swimsuit model, 22, exchanged vows in an intimate candlelit ceremony before a group of close friends and family.
"They are absolutely perfect for each other," a family friend tells PEOPLE. "I think they knew that from the moment they met that they were perfect for each other."
Originally posted 04/16/2009 03:20PM
Elton John will perform at tennis star Andy Roddick’s wedding to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker this weekend, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.
"He's supposed to perform and everyone's really excited," says a source of the musical superstar, who knows the tennis champ and groom-to-be, 26, through their mutual involvement in charity work.
Two years ago, John, 62, performed at the Andy Roddick Foundation's Charity Gala. Last year, Roddick led "Team Elton John" in the Advanta WTT Smash Hits charity event, which raised more than $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Originally posted 04/14/2009 10:30AM
Tennis champ Andy Roddick will marry his fiancée, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, this weekend, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Roddick, 26, and Decker, 21, plan to celebrate the nuptials with two days of festivities near Roddick's Austin, Texas, home. "They wanted to keep it local," the source says. And very private. The pared-down guest lists includes mostly family and a few close friends of the pair, who met when Roddick spotted Decker in a magazine and asked his agent to find her number.
But part of the celebration is already in full swing. This past weekend, the festivities kicked off with a bachelorette party in Decker's native North Carolina, and included her bridesmaids, including fellow S.I. model Julie Henderson.
Originally posted 05/20/2008 02:10PM
Persistence has paid off for Andy Roddick – especially where love is concerned.
The tennis star's fiancée, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, describes the athlete's early attention toward her as unrelenting and unrequited. "I was stalked," Decker joked on Monday at the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala in New York. "He'll tell you that."
But she added, "It was charming. He was charming. Eventually, I fell for it, and five months later I called him back and that was that."
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