2012 London Olympics: Andy Roddick Returns To The Olympics For Team USA

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 02: Andy Roddick of the United States serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the exhibition match between Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick on October 2 2010 in Seoul South Korea. Djokovic went on to win 6-2 6-4. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Andy Roddick will have to wittle his way through a 64-man field devoid of 2008 gold medalist Rafael Nadal to earn a spot on the podium.

Since winning the US Open nearly a decade ago back in 2003, Andy Roddick's career has been one full of many near achievements, without ever really breaking the crest. Since his first and only Grand Slam singles win, he has made it to four Grand Slam finals, but was defeated by Roger Federer in each.

Now he'll look to break that trend on one of the most unique stages of them all when he competes for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London. The Boca Raton-native competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but lost to Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in the third round.

Roddick then passed on an opportunity to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics so he could focus on the US Open, but he lost in the quarterfinals round of that tournament.

Now Roddick will have to wittle his way through a 64-man field devoid of 2008 gold medalist Rafael Nadal to earn a spot on the podium. The gold-medal final for men's singles is scheduled to be given on August 5.

For more information and coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, stay tuned to this StoryStreamor go visit SBNation.com.

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