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Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

It's no secret that Roddick's temper frequently gets the better of him on court, but off the court he seems like a very nice, funny guy. In his press conferences and the like he's always very gracious in defeats, especially at the hands of Federer. He might outburst on court against Federer and others so much it's funny (I'm sure when Federer broke him in the second set of the AO semi this year he repeated "F**K!" three times), but in post-match interviews he only ever has nice things to say from what I've seen. He seems like a totally different guy off-court.

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Re: Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

Dunno, he did critisise Djokovic pretty bad at the US Open in his press confrence, but yh i get what ur saying he does seem like a nice enough and funny guy in his interviews, but thats only when he wins or loses to a world class player, otehrwise he would spit his dummy out proberbly.
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no he is a jerk, as soon as someone upsets him or does something he doesnt like he resorts to horrible petty bullying, on court Umps and lesser players are his prey

off it - well we dont see it all do we
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It's no secret that Roddick's temper frequently gets the better of him on court, but off the court he seems like a very nice, funny guy. In his press conferences and the like he's always very gracious in defeats, especially at the hands of Federer. He might outburst on court against Federer and others so much it's funny (I'm sure when Federer broke him in the second set of the AO semi this year he repeated "F**K!" three times), but in post-match interviews he only ever has nice things to say from what I've seen. He seems like a totally different guy off-court.

Sorry if there've been threads like this already.
I don't know what he's like outside of tennis, but certainly in post-match interviews he can be kind of nasty and sarcastic to reporters.
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Re: Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

He tries to be nice, but growing up assuming you're the future #1, multi-grand slam winning superstar makes it hard to keep the ego restrained. For decades the top US players went on to have storied careers. So it wasn't unreasonable for Roddick to think his career would have more success as he knew he was the best US player of his generation. I wonder if he much of failure in anything until in his 20s. So I agree he turns to bullying to compensate for his disappointment. But overall I like Roddick (much more than I used to) as he does try hard to restrain his natural tendency to be a jerk.
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Re: Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

I don`t like him on court and i don`t care about him off-court.

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The guy is not a jerk, he is ironic and his press conferences are among my favs. He is an honest person, I really like him.
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to him for his contributions to the society with all the charity work that he does.

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Roddick is a total legend off court. No question.

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Re: Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

I don't blame players if they get angry on-court. After all, they are in the midst of the heat of the battle.

A better way to judge someone's character is by post-match interviews.

Roddick is an outspoken and opinionated person who gives honest answers. Someone in this thread said that is can be a jerk to reporters. The only time he is ever a jerk to reporters is if he is asked a stupid question, or told a stupid statement. Prime example of this is in his semi-final post match conference from the AO last week.

I'm a big Roddick fan. It is players like him that add to the character of our game. You wouldn't want every player to respond with the same tireless cliches all the time would you?

Every player has a go at umpires. Not every player gives credit where credit is due, whether it be after a win, and better yet, after a loss, which is what Roddick does.

As for meeting the guy. I haven't met him, but I'm sure if any of us met a famous tennis player who had any sort of time of day, and we were respectful toward them, then they would be a nice guy to us.
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It's no secret that Roddick's temper frequently gets the better of him on court, but off the court he seems like a very nice, funny guy. In his press conferences and the like he's always very gracious in defeats, especially at the hands of Federer. He might outburst on court against Federer and others so much it's funny (I'm sure when Federer broke him in the second set of the AO semi this year he repeated "F**K!" three times), but in post-match interviews he only ever has nice things to say from what I've seen. He seems like a totally different guy off-court.

Sorry if there've been threads like this already.
he can be pretty sarcastic in pressers. you have to listen carefully but he often ridicules questioners. When he wins, he's mr lovable. but when he loses, God help you if you ask a question he thinks is stupid.
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Re: Roddick doesn't seem like a jerk off-court.

Andy is a nice guy. He was definitely nicer than any of the players I saw at DC last year in the USA/France tie.

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