(March 25, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Tennis superstar Andy Roddick makes his television acting debut on the Friday, April 5 (800-8:30 p.m. ET) episode of “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH.” American teenager Roddick ended the 2001 tennis season with the best ever ranking of any reigning Junior World Champion and is currently ranked #12 in the world after winning the 2002 Kroger St. Jude Tournament. The 19-year-old from Nebraska won the 2000 Junior Australian Open, Junior U.S. Open and finished his junior career as the number one ranked junior in the world. After defeating Pete Sampras and Michael Chang, Roddick won three ATP titles (Association of Tennis Professionals) and was the youngest U.S. male to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Andre Agassi. In the episode entitled “The Competition,” Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) turns to witchcraft and superstar Andy Roddick (as himself) for private tennis lessons after Josh (David Lascher) insists she isn’t competitive enough, but her new athletic abilities have serious consequences. “I had a great time acting on ‘Sabrina,’ but I think I’ll stick with my day job,” says Roddick. “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH” is executive produced by Paula Hart and Bruce Ferber. The series is produced by Viacom Productions in association with Hartbreak Films and also stars Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Elisa Donovan, Trevor Lissauer, Nick Bakay as the voice of Salem and Soleil Moon Frye.
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