Re: Roddick: "People want to get rid of me"
I think Roddick's spent the past few years playing the "whining card." Whether he's complaining about not getting enough respect, complaining about injuries, or the umpires/linespeople, it feels like a never-ending list --- I have even less reason to watch him now. I never liked his game to begin with, nor his whole persona. As for him not getting enough respect, I think the U.S. media as a whole have spent the past decade looking up to him and justifying each angry outburst of his (whereas others who do the same get labelled as "charmless"). So I don't get where Roddick comes up with the storyline that he's being persecuted. Besides, almost every tennis player who's 29-30 years old faces the same stream of "When are you going to retire?" questions. I think he needs to to grow up and see the greater picture, instead of resorting to self-victimization tactics, which his fans seem to romanticize. I just get the feeling that Roddick's retirement is going to be a looooonnnng, messy and drawn-out affair.