Roddick to marry American model

Other News Materials 1 April 2008 05:56 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Andy Roddick is engaged to his 20-year-old model girlfriend Brooklyn Decker, his website reported Monday.

With the world number six competing at the Miami Masters, news of the hook-up is travelling around the grounds at Crandon Park.

Andyroddick.com said that the player proposed in early March and had hoped to keep the engagement a secret.

"The couple wanted to tell their family and close friends first, but good news travels fast," said the site. "With their hectic travel schedules, Andy and Brooklyn plan to enjoy their engagement and will wait to set a wedding date."

Decker's claim to fame was an appearance in the annual swimsuit issue of US magazine Sports Illustrated.

Decker lives in New York while Roddick is based in Austin, Texas, but has reportedly bought a flat in the city recently.