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Question Why do people hate Roddick?

There's a thread on why people dislike Nadal, but Roddick is just despised unlike any other player. So, what's your reason? I dislike Fed, but I certainly don't hate him. I enjoy his tennis, but of course, I don't like it when he beats my favorites, especially when they have have done so before (Andy), have the talent to do so (James), or are very close to beating him (Gasquet). Of course, I'm upset at those guys too because they can beat him; they have the talent, but Fed has this little annoying way about him by raising his game just when someone else is about to beat him or when the opponent is even with him or winning even if he's playing poorly. That's just a tad bit annoying. I realize that he is probably the GOAT, and I'm watching history happen.

So why do you people hate Andy? Just curious.

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

Roddick isnt as hated as in 03-04 here, when he was winning. Ive searched through some of the threads from back then and the crap being spewed was just as bad as the anti-Nadal crap today

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I am not a fan of Roddick's, but hate seems like such a harsh word to attribute to him or anyone else for that matter. He's still really young in terms of chronological age, even though he's been on tour for quite awhile now. His attitude sometimes leaves a lot to be desired sometimes.

He sinks himself with infamous quotes like the one he dropped against Youzhny at this year's US Open..."Too big." Things like that are offensive to the ears of many, and Roddick is liable to do that.

He has been treated like a star in the States since the jump, and I think that's affected his demeanor, and not for the best. Some people are better equipped/able to handle that initial burst of fame at an early age; Roddick, IMO, has not.

I still stay he has potential, though.
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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I like Andy. He is funny to watch and his matches are always interesting. I don't know why people hate him, but for sure hatered is a bad feeling. I dislike only Ferrero and Robredo

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

because he says things OUT LOUD

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

jealous that he earns so much, has a good looking face and so popular in the world

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

Jealous bitches of course.

He exceeds all expectations, he is an overachiever & i think people love to hate that when its in a perfectly matketable package & look too...
call it: "Has-it-too-good-syndrome"

plus he has an attitude & can be a real Bitch.

...It is funny though because he gets like 0 respect.
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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

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because he says things OUT LOUD
Not using this as an argument or anything, but I just felt like posting this. It makes me laugh.

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I don't hate him,I just don't like his game.

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I have also wondered about this. Many people will say it's because he's successful, good looking (to some) and rich. But Marat is all that and he is so beloved by the tennis community, so that doesn't explain it. Maybe a lot of it has to do with being American- although Andre is beloved by a big international community too. I don't know!
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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I think it mostly comes down to his attitude on court. Some people like his confrontational personality, and some really don't. I think that's what it basically comes down to. I mean, it probably doesn't help that his game isn't beautiful like Federer or some other players, but I think it's mostly the way he acts on court.
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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

I hate it when people say "If it wasn't for Fed, Roddick would have 4-5 slams by now" like it's a bad thing.

I love Andy and I hope he continues to piss people off.

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I hate it when people say "If it wasn't for Fed, Roddick would have 4-5 slams by now" like it's a bad thing.
But... it's true. 3 Wimbledons and 2 USOs and #1 until who knows when.

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Re: Why do people hate Roddick?

because he is an arrogant prick. And there is a difference between being confrontational and an asshole, roddick is an asshole.

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