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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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To Ferrero and his fans

Sorry. It sucks when you're doing so well, and suddenly, within a game or two, the match is gone--over. And it seems to happen a lot to Ferrero! No offense. But one of these days, I think he won't get the short stick. So congrats to Ferrero for taking it to a 5th and coming so close and making the final--especially on hard court and at this tournament.

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SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
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Yes well, he chokes routinely.

Maybe he'll grow out of it, maybe not.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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Yea, I'am dissapointed that Juan-Carlos was so close at winning. But im glad he was a finalst this year, Kick azz.

Congrats to Lleyton..

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I'm sure I'll have something positive to say in acouple days

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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i also didn't like his closing speech. that business about losing 6-4 in the fifth showed his typical sour grapes. that was neither the time nor the place for that comment IMO.

oops! this thread is for his fans! sorry!!!!

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Very classy to rub salt in the wounds, though not surprising.

That's alright, at least he isn't 2-7 against Hewitt. He'll even it up next time they play.

I think they could have a great rivalry.

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Chocking makes me sad.
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it's OK for you to say that he choked, but i'm rubbing salt in the wound when i say that his comment showed sour grapes? what kind of a double standard is that?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Since when are choking and showing sour grapes the same act?

You know very well your statement is just a provocation with no basis in reality, so why don't you save it for some other day. What, you couldn't find anything else to riducule, so you had to invent sour grapes?

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Sorry
On the bright side, he played well all week.
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Listen - my choking comments were slightly off base, and weren't fair to he or Hewitt.

I think it's clear I overreacted - comparing yourself to my behavior, isn't exactly a keen idea

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Chocking makes me sad.
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i actually honestly didn't like his comment. in fact i called a tennis friend ths morning right after the match and one of the things she said to me was "could you believe that Ferrero comment?". i honestly felt that that is the kind of comment with which you console yourself privately or in discussions with your coach. it had no place in a closing speech.

at the same time, i also honestly do not think that Ferrero choked. i do not agree with that. i think he genuinely ran out of steam which is exactly what i had feared he might do.

so to me, yes, your choking comment is a negative accusation, and it is no more negative than my observation about his sour grapes (which he also has a history of as you yourself have commented on in the past!)

i understand that you're upset Rebecca but taking out your frustration on other posters is also in poor taste. your charming comment about Hewitt-Courier and the couple of expletives hardly seem necessary in an honest tennis discussion.

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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sorry the above is addressed to both Layla and Rebecca. hey guys it's not my fault that he lost, get a grip!!!!

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Okay - but the hewitt-courier band comment was a little funny

The other stuff was just junk.

Anyhow, I think I've made it clear that I've been taking out other problems through this, which is lame. But it is easier than yelling at people I live with, and at least I didn't break anything.

Regardless- what was his comment? I didn't hear it.

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Chocking makes me sad.
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I don't think that I blamed you for his losing

I just said your comment was in poor taste, given the nature of the thread.

I've never claimed to be an angel either. I've said about 200 times that I've been acting stupid the past several hours.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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the nature of the thread was supposed to be celebratory. you were not exactly celebrating when you accused him of choking! and frankly i don't see my accusing him of sour grapes as a worse accusation. i was commenting on a post-play speech. you were commenting on his GAME! i honestly think that your choking accusation is FAR worse!!!

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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