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Why do so many people hate Andy?

I've lurked on this board for awhile and I'm kind of astounded at the amount of vitriol aimed at Andy on this board. My impression is that alot of it has to do with straight anti-Americanism. But there has to be more to it than that.

Personally, I think Andy is a very likeable guy. Great sense of humor, always praiseworthy of his opponents before and after a match, claps his opponents good shots, doesn't make excuses for his losses. Andy is very, very competitive but that competitiveness never crosses that invisible line which would send it into poor sportsmanship.

And the fact that an ogre like Lubicic dislikes him should be proof that he is doing something right.

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 04:42 PM
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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

hopefully you're not a new troll in disguise... I'm becoming rather cynical. But I'll give the benefit of the doubt and reply once

Andy is the type of person you either love or hate. He's in your face and he does things the way he wants. He doesn't pretend or put on an act or try to hide who he is. and people like that are polarizing. So you love it or hate it. Some people here obviously hate it. I personally love his dry wit, the fiery competitiveness, the humor he brings on court, etc.

I do think for SOME people Anti-Americanism is a factor, but there are plenty of Americans who hate him too...

My new mantra is that whoever doesn't like him and appreciate how good he is for the game is the one who's missing out. Too bad for them

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

i agree with deb dont wanna repeat anything but i agree with deb so what i wanna say is there. she has a better way with words.
hi rick v! please don't be a troll. we've had enough of our fair share of them

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

I agree with Deb as well.

We hope you aren't a troll in disguise, since your post was very nice! Thank you, and welcome!
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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

I agree with Deb, Mani and Jen,( for the girls ) and hope that this is a legitimate post. We get a bit suspicious with all those lurking trolls.

Nice comments about Andy so I will also say welcome and hope it was sincere

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

We've discussed this before, Rick, so I'll just post the response I gave way back when as to the reasons why Roddick elicits so much pro/con reactions.

Reasons Why People Fear/Hate/Love Andy

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

Rick V please post more! Welcome to the Andy forum!

Why do people hate ketchup on grilled cheese? It's soo tasty!

Why do people hate apple sauce with macorni and cheese? It's soooo good!

Why do people hate those listerine strips? They leave your mouth so refreshed, albeit they do feel icky at first...haha

Catch my drift here?

It's all a matter of personal preference, this a forum where people like all kinds of stuff. Basically what seperates the good posters from the bad is how you relate to others how you feel. You can dislike Andy, think he is pompus, rude, and flashy but still be respectful to the posters that enjoy Andy's tennis.

I personally like Andy because I like players I can see myself being/playing as/or whatever. Andy is much like me with his humor, his style of play, and general nature of being. When Andy loses, or wins, he treats it much of the way I do. In the matter of the rivalry, who doesn't find rooting for the underdog wicked fun?

I think generally Andy is liked. Alot of people don't hate Andy. It just happens that a few vocal posters in MTF like to start fights with us Andy fans, and they like post bad stuff about Andy. I would say overall the majority of the people who watch tennis, enjoy Andy and his tennis!


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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

You guys keep on responding to this sort of thing and then there are going to be GM people in here like crazy giving chapter and verse about why they hate Andy.
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Wow, the Andy bashing must be even worse than I thought considering all the suspicion that I might be a troll in disguise. Not at all. I'm a major Andy Roddick fan and have been since Andy played one of his last junior events (actually think it was his last) here in New Orleans in 2000 and I had the occasion to meet him. Very good guy and I know everyone who met him at that event was impressed with him as a person as well as his game. I knew he was about to turn pro and so I took an interest and really from that point on Andy became my favorite player.

I got to talk to him, albeit very briefly, for a 2nd time last December when he and Agassi played an exhibition match for Chef Emeril Lagasse's children charity here in New Orleans. He still impressed me as a genuine guy with his head still screwed on right. And of course I flat out love his game - his competitiveness even more than the shotmaking (though the shotmaking is pretty damn awesome too). Andy fights his butt off to win and I love that. I loved to watch Jimmy Connors for that reason though I would totally admit that Connors is not anywhere near the same caiber of person that Andy is.

I hope Andy keeps his head up despite the frustrations against Federer. I think Andy is correct: at least Roger can't really get better or more confident than he is right now. And Andy can definitely still improve his volley and return of serve. If he keeps plugging away I think it will eventually pay off. He should look at the John McEnroe/Ivan Lendl rivalry. There were many swings in that rivalry - Lendl dominated early then Mac raised his game and won 10 in a row then Lendl improved his volley and dominated Mac again. And although I like and have the highest respect for Roger, I'll be rooting hard for Andy.
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awww. Well we are thrilled to have you with us and yes, the bashing and trolling is THAT bad. Sorry to have been skeptical. Hope to see you 'round these parts a lot!

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Awwww Rick V, I'm so happy, along with many others I'm sure, that you are a real Andy fan!

Welcome to the forum, keep posting!
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Rick V in the place to be!! ahhh yea!

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

Rick V,

I am very glad to hear about nice meet experience to Andy.
I someday want to see his match in live.

I like his pure fighting sprit (competitiveness) too.
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so glad rick sorry that we jumped on you but we have our guard up right now hope to see you posting

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Re: Why do so many people hate Andy?

Why are people hating on anyone? It's ridiculous! but for the record people are hatin on Andy cuz he's #2 n happens to be rite on Roger's heels and other people hate him cuz their player isn't where Andy is and only envy and dream that their player would be there. Have a nice day
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