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It's go time for Roddick

Updated: January 16, 2004, 8:00 PM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

Andy Roddick, Olympic diver? Could have happened. Roddick's oldest brother, Lawrence, was a member of the U.S. national diving team. But it was his brother John, only six years older, who was interested in tennis.

"Had I been around diving at 8 years old, who knows?" Roddick said.

Instead, Roddick, now the No. 1 player in the world, began playing tennis at age 7. Life is full of such crucial turning points, and if you look closely, last year's Australian Open marks where Andy ...

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