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ITF name 2003 world champs
From correspondents in London
December 23, 2003

AMERICAN Andy Roddick and Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne were named International Tennis Federation World Champions for 2003 today.
Roddick, 21, won his first Grand Slam tournament in September at the US Open and also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Henin-Hardenne, also 21, won two Grand Slam titles in 2003, taking the French Open and the US Open. She reached the semifinals at the other two majors, the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Both players also represented their countries in the Davis and Fed Cups.

In 2000, Roddick was named ITF Junior Boys World Champion. He is only the fourth player since the award was established in 1978 to have received both honours. Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg and Martina Hingis are the others.

The ITF award is based on a system that considers performance at the Grand Slams, on the tour, at the season-ending events and at the Davis and Fed Cups.

Roddick edged Wimbledon champion Roger Federer of Switzerland, who won five of six singles matches in Davis Cup play.

"(It) was a very difficult decision as both Andy Roddick and Roger Federer turned in excellent years but, in the end, Roddick's superior performance at the Grand Slams and in the Masters Series gave him a slight edge over Federer ...," ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti said.

In doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain and Paola Suarez of Argentina were named ITF Doubles World Champions of 2003.

The players will receive their awards at the annual ITF World Champions Dinner on June 1, 2004, during the French Open in Paris.

The Associated Press

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Congrats to Justine and Andy for another well-deserved and well-earned accolade!

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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but i think Clijsters/Sugiyama deserve the doubles imo

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Good to see they admit it was that close :-) Hope there's a clear winner in 2004!
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Re: Henin, Roddick are 2003 ITF World Champs

Here's another article..... at least Andy will have something to look forward to at Roland Garros

oh and congrats Mike and Bob too!
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ITF Honors Roddick, Henin-Hardenne
1 hour, 32 minutes ago


LONDON - Andy Roddick and Justine Henin-Hardenne were honored Monday as ITF World Champions for 2003.

Roddick won his first Grand Slam tournament at the U.S. Open (news - web sites) and also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open (news - web sites) and Wimbledon (news - web sites). Henin-Hardenne won the French Open (news - web sites) and U.S. Open. The Belgian reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.


In 2000, Roddick was the ITF Junior Boys World Champion. He is the fourth player since the award began in 1978 to receive both honors. Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg and Martina Hingis are the others.


The ITF award considers performance at the Grand Slams, on the tour, at the season-ending events and at the Davis Cup and Fed Cup.


In doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain and Paola Suarez of Argentina were ITF Doubles World Champions of 2003.


The players will receive their awards June 1 during the French Open.

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lol. Hope that won't take away Andy's focus for RG.

Great news for Andy and Justine!

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but i think Clijsters/Sugiyama deserve the doubles imo
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I know I said this before, but...

Justine will recieve the award on her birthday!!!

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oh that's really nice for Justine!

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Hey, jackson, we can only hope Andy doesn't crash out in the first round of RG again!
He ain't gonna win RG, at least not any time soon, but I would be shocked to the floor if he (or Roger, for that matter) loses 1st round again.

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Congrats for Justine.

And for the Spanish-speaker girls: Paola and Virginia

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Let's see how far they can get past the clay-loving latinos.
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Congratulations to Andy Roddick and Justine Henin on being named ITF singles world champions for 2003. But I can understand how Roger Federer fans could be upset by this. I thought when Federer won The Master's Cup Final in Houston and routined Roddick in the process that he deserved the ITF World Champions award a little more than Roddick did. But in their respective careers what will matter most between Roddick and Federer is who will win the most grand slam singles titles and Davis Cup titles.

And congrats to the Bryan brothers and Virgian Ruano Pascal and Paola Suarez on being named ITF ATP and WTA doubles world champions for 2003.

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He ain't gonna win RG, at least not any time soon, but I would be shocked to the floor if he (or Roger, for that matter) loses 1st round again.
Prepare yourself. He'll draw Richard Gasquet (I'd say Nadal, but he'll likely be seeded by that point) and go out in 4 tight sets. You read it here first

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