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Andy Roddick of Boca Raton, who last year made the coaching change that started him toward his first Grand Slam title (U.S. Open) and No. 1 in the world, isn't treading water this off-season.

He'll soon announce that Doug Spreen has quit his job as No. 1 trainer for the ATP tour and joined the Roddick team. Spreen is a major addition to the Roddick group and had already reached a high level of respect when, in 2000, he played a key role in helping Pete Sampras overcome tendonitis in his shin to win his record 13th major at Wimbledon.

Spreen's job will be to integrate a fitness program with weekly medical care and training advice for Roddick. He's a graduate of Indiana University who worked three years training for the Cincinnati Reds before joining men's tennis. He'll continue living in Cincinnati.

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I liked that last part. "He'll continue living in Cinncinatti."

I guess that means it's his voting residence.

Andy has said that he has a trainer living with him now, so I guess this is the one. I do think that Andy needs to work a great deal on fitness and movement.
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WOW... quit his job with the ATP to work for Andy?

well this is good, heading in the right direction!

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It seems a bit weird to just quit working on ATP players just to concentrate on Andy
He must be getting paid a lot to do that.
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It seems a bit weird to just quit working on ATP players just to concentrate on Andy
He must be getting paid a lot to do that.
Of course he's being paid a lot. This isn't the first time this has happened. That guy who was the head trainer for the longest time also quit to work for a player. Several of the players have full time fitness trainers on their staff.
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thats interesting

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Andy travels light. He just has a coach and now this fitness trainer.
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and his personal PR person Ginger, his sis-in-law (but she probably doesn't actually travel with him)

He strikes me as the type who doesn't want to be surrounded by 197029476206 people anyway

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Wow, this is stunning. Doug Spreen is my hero and I was really looking forward to seeing him next year. I know a number of players on the tour who will be sorry to see him go.

Does this mean that Cicero doesn't work for him any longer? And, in the last year, Andy has traveled less and less light, expecially in the US. He started out with Tarik, Cicero and Ginger (she travels most of the time, but not all) and frequently Tarik's wife. In England, there was Brad, Cicero, Mandy's mom (she was in Europe filming), and for quite a few of the summer tournaments he was joined by assorted members of his family and his agent.

Does this mean I can't start my Doug Spreen fan club?
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that guy Ken something-or-the-other: the one that sits in front of BG doesnt he travel with him too?
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I think some of those people you mentioned in your post attend his matches, but they don't travel with him.

I'm was talking about people on Andy's payroll who are working with him at tournaments. I hope the guy has more friends and relatives that come out to see him play.
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As I understand it Ginger does not travel with him regularly. But you know I could be totally wrong about all of this.

Just as long as he doesn't get bodyguards.
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i think he's andy's agent or something...dunno...
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