Tennis star Roddick gets engaged
American tennis star Andy Roddick has got engaged to his model girlfriend Brooklyn Decker.Updated: Apr 02, 2008 16:43 IST
American tennis star Andy Roddick has got engaged to his model girlfriend Brooklyn Decker.
According to the New York Daily News, 25-year-old Roddick popped the question to Decker, 20, last week.
"The couple wanted to tell their family and close friends first, but good news travels fast," Roddick's Web site announced.
"With their hectic travel schedules, Andy and Brooklyn plan to enjoy their engagement and will wait to set a wedding date," the statement on the site added.
Decker, who grew up in Ohio and started modeling as a teen, appeared in the last three Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
Roddick, currently sixth in the world rankings, is America's top-rated tennis player and a longtime eligible bachelor.
Known for his explosive forehand on the court and his romantic triumphs off it, Roddick dated actress Mandy Moore until 2004 and was also once said to be romancing stunning tennis star Maria Sharapova.
Decker met Roddick in New York City last year.