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His resurgence finally came at the Cincinnati Masters, where he won the event by defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final, making this the first masters event he won since 2004.At the US Open, Roddick easily won his first two matches against Florent Serra and Kristian Pless.In the finals of a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon a year prior, Roddick played world no. 4 Ivan Ljubičić of Croatia, 6–4, 6–7, 6–1, but lost in the round robin to world no.1 Federer, 6–4, 6–7, 4–6, in a tough three-set battle, despite holding three match points in the second set tiebreaker.After Wimbledon, Roddick began working with a new coach, tennis legend Jimmy Connors.In his first event with his new coach, Roddick reached the final of Indianapolis, before losing to good friend and fellow American, James Blake.Roddick entered the 2007 Australian Open as the sixth seed.In his first-round match, he lost a marathon first-set tiebreak 20–18, but eventually won the match in four sets against wild card Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France.
8 Ivan Ljubičić, Roddick reached the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, but lost to world No. Roddick then played the Miami Masters, where he gave up in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray due to a left hamstring injury. However, Roddick re-aggravated his hamstring injury during the Davis Cup tie, and was subsequently forced to pull out of the U. His next tournament was the Internazionali d'Italia.
Roddick lived in Austin, Texas, from age 4 until he was 11, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida, in the interest of his brother's tennis career, Roddick played varsity basketball in high school alongside his future Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish, who trained and lived with Roddick in 1999. At the age of 18, he also defeated 7-time Wimbledon champion, World No. Roddick's first 2005 tournament victory was the SAP Open in San Jose, California, where he became the first to win the event in consecutive years since Mark Philippoussis in 19. Verdasco was attempting to save the match point on his second serve, when the linesman erroneously called the serve out.
During that time period, he intermittently trained with Venus and Serena Williams; he later moved back to Austin. Roddick considered quitting competitive tennis at the age of 17, when he had a losing streak in the juniors. 4, and fellow American Pete Sampras at the Miami Masters 7–6, 6–3, Roddick's breakthrough year was 2003, in which he defeated Younes El Aynaoui in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Australian Open. Later that year, Roddick teamed up with Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan on the U. Davis Cup team that lost to Spain in the final in Seville. The top-seeded Roddick defeated Cyril Saulnier in 50 minutes, the event's first championship shutout set since Arthur Ashe beat Guillermo Vilas in 1975. If this call had held, Roddick would have won the match. Roddick's most recent US Open first-round loss had been in 2000.
Roddick's hard-court record in 2003 included his first Masters Series titles—coming at Canada and Cincinnati—and his only Grand Slam title. At the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston, he defeated world No. 4 Guillermo Coria of Argentina, before losing to Roger Federer in the semifinals. He also became the youngest American to hold this rank since computer rankings were started in 1973. 1 ended the following February, when Roger Federer ascended to the top position, after winning his first Australian Open; the 2004 Australian Open would be the only time in Roddick's career that he was the No. Two weeks later at Wimbledon, Roddick was upset in the third round by British hopeful Andy Murray.
At the US Open, Roddick rallied from two sets down and a match point in the semifinals to beat David Nalbandian of Argentina, 6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–1, 6–3. By the end of the year, at age 21, he was ranked No. This loss caused Roddick to fall below the top 10 for the first time since 2002.