He would routinely buy every tabloid and celebrity rag to look for mentions.
While Decker confided in friends that she thought the obsession was “sick,” it apparently wasn’t sick enough to keep her from walking down the aisle.
In the quarterfinals, Roddick beat Lleyton Hewitt, avenging his loss in 2001, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4.
Now in the semifinals for the first time since he won in 2003, Roddick played Mikhail Youzhny and beat him, 6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–3. He then qualified for the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup, where he defeated world no.
2 Andre Agassi, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, along the way, and reaching the Wimbledon semifinals, where he lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets. In June, Roddick advanced to his first Wimbledon final, and after taking the first set from defending champion Federer, lost in four sets. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Roddick lost to Chilean Fernando González, the eventual bronze medal winner, in the third round. There, he reached the fourth round, before being upset by unseeded and eventual finalist, Marcos Baghdatis.