(born July 19, 1974 in Chicago) is an ATP
Tour professional tennis player from the United States. He is one of only three players in history to defeat Roger Federer 6–0 in set, at a major event.
He reached a career high in the ATP Champions Race position of World No.10
in April 2003 , as well as a career-high ATP ranking of World No. 18
, achieved in February 2005. He has career prize money earnings of over $5,000,000. Spadea has ATP career singles wins over Roger Federer
(1–2 record), Pete Sampras
(1–4), Andre Agassi
(2–4), Rafael Nadal
(1–1), Andy Roddick
(1–2), Patrick Rafter
, Richard Krajicek
, Yevgeny Kafelnikov
, Jim Courier
, Michael Chang
, Marat Safin
, and Gustavo Kuerten
. He is a 2-time Olympian team member (2000 Sydney/2004 Athens).
While in Boca Raton
, he attended the Saint Andrew's School
. During his time there he also helped to win the National Championship for his high school in 1990.
In 1999, he broke into the Top 20 players in the world for the first time. In 2000, had a string of injuries that dropped him drastically to a world ranking of 237 from 19. Vince set a new ATP benchmark with a 21-match losing streak in 2000. Working hard on the challenger circuit
after his fall, he successfully recovered and eventually won his first career ATP Tour tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona
, where he defeated James Blake
and Andy Roddick along the way in 2004 . He continued to back to the top of the world rankings from the 200s to a... Read More