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thanks Andy must've warmed him up or something, haas played the exhibition. But the more important thing is... Andy's wearing light blue *faints*

edit: yeah according to the tourney site andy warmed him up
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Andy? Light Blue? What? I don't even know what to say..............

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Who's beside Andy (not Mike)? Is that another player, or someone else? I was at first thinking Hewitt, but then I was just all "idk idk."

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it's gotta be hewitt

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*faints*

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:faints: Is this really Andy's forum.......*goes to check*

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I like the blue shirt, very nice

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Are/have/will there be any livestreams available? On Justin or Channelsurfing maybe?

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haven't seen any in the GM thread there's the pay stream, but

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The A-Rod of Tennis
Tennis champ Andy Roddick returns to San Jose for the SAP Open.
By Mitchell Alan Parker

Fresh from a stellar performance at the Australian Open, where he made it to the semifinals before being bested by Roger Federer, tennis powerhouse Andy Roddick returns to San Jose Feb. 9-15 to defend his title at the SAP Open. The second oldest tennis tournament in the US, this year’s
competition finds Roddick, Pete Sampras, James Blake and other top pros battling it out for $600,000 in prize money and the SAP Open title, which Roddick won last year by beating Radek Stepanek. The No. 7-ranked tennis player took time out to chat with us about what it feels like to hit a tennis ball at the world record speed of 155mph, what he likes about San Jose and his upcoming match on the hard courts at HP Pavilion.

The Wave: You won the SAP in 2004, 2005 and 2008. What memories come back to you as you prepare for San Jose again?

Andy Roddick: A lot of great memories. San Jose has been a place where I have had a lot of success, and I have really built a great relationship with the tournament and its great fan base. I am excited to come back and defend my title.

TW: Are there any spots that stand out for you in San Jose? Where you like to eat, have a drink?

AR: I enjoy going to the restaurants on Santana Row, but most of the time I am just getting ready for matches. Unfortunately, it is pretty much business for me when I get to San Jose. I haven’t had much time to explore, but from all I have seen, it is a beautiful place – somewhere I definitely will come back to after my tennis days are over.

TW: Who’s your biggest competition coming into this?

AR: I think everyone in tennis is competition. Anyone on any given day can beat anyone, and that is why you must be ready to play the second you step on to the court.

TW: You mentioned during the Australian Open that you seek to “get back into the conversation” by returning to the top of men’s tennis. What area of your game do you feel could use the improvement to get you there?
AR: I felt the first thing was being physically fit to compete with the best players at the top of their game. I feel that I have made strides in this capacity and it’s something I will continue to work on, and hopefully be a big part of returning to the top.

TW: You’ve been known to goof around on the court, make jokes to the crowd. Does this help you maintain sanity while competing?
AR: It’s just my personality – something that will always be part of me. Can’t really explain it.

TW: Overall, what does your new coach, Larry Stefanki, bring to the table for your game?
AR: Larry is a seasoned vet in coaching and has seen a lot of different things, and been with a number of different players. I think he knew that for me to compete with the best, I had to be able to stand out there and believe I can go the distance.

TW: Gotta ask: What does it feel like to serve a tennis ball at 155mph? And can you teach us?

AR: [Laughs] Another good question. It feels good to hit it that hard, and I can do my best but I can’t promise you anything…

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haven't seen any in the GM thread there's the pay stream, but
I ended up paying for the stream tonight 'cause I wanna see the last three matches, so these guys better deliver for almost 10$, lmao. Better than nothing, I guess, though the sound is really tinny.

idk if it'll work with multiple people on the same order, but if you guys wanna try it, I'll give you my reconnect information.

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Roddick wins first-round match

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
SAN JOSE, Calif.: Defending champion Andy Roddick got off to another solid start at the SAP Open, beating qualifier Michael Ryderstedt 6-0, 7-6 (3) Tuesday night to advance to the second round.
Roddick is attempting to become the first four-time winner of the tournament. Andre Agassi is the only other player to win the tourney three times.
Roddick, ranked No. 6 in the world, is looking for his first tourney win this year. He lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals of the Australian Open and lost to Andy Murray in the Qatar Open final.
Ryderstedt started serving better in the second set but Roddick dominated the 25-year-old Swede in the tiebreaker.
"There wasn't a whole lot of rhythm to be had in the match," Roddick said. "He pretty much made up his mind that he was going to take a rip at most shots and he started to go for a bunch of big second serves in the second set.
"I did what I had to do to win. I almost worked my way out of a feel for how he was playing. It was almost backwards. It was tough. I got on him early but I wasn't doing a whole lot. And when he stepped up his game it was tough to get in the moment again."
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Roddick, the clean A-Rod, is back in town

By Ann Killion

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Posted: 02/10/2009 10:31:11 PM PST

A-Rod was cheered on Tuesday.

The clean A-Rod.

Andy Roddick, who shares a nickname with the tainted baseball player, played his opening-round match of the SAP Open. Afterward, he said he wasn't bothered by the doping scandal swirling around the other A-Rod, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

"It makes me prouder of tennis," Roddick said. "We have the strictest testing in sports. We literally have to provide where we are hour by hour, every day. If I was to go to San Francisco for dinner for the night, I'd have to call it in."

Roddick went on to describe the uncomfortable testing process that his baseball counterpart never had to experience. A call on the home phone or a knock on the door at 6 a.m. An observer in the bathroom for a urine test. Possibly a blood test. An ID check.

"There's no question it's an inconvenience," Roddick said. "But if you're going to err, you should err on the side of being clean. I guess it's a necessary evil."

Roddick got a hero's welcome in his opening match. His adoring crowd included the usual flock of squealing teenage girls holding heart signs aloft, as well as a group of deep-voiced men who also shouted their devotion to Roddick.

Roddick won his opening match, dispatching 368th-ranked Michael Ryderstedt 6-0, 7-6 (7-3). The Swede gave Roddick trouble in the second set, but Roddick regained his serve in the tiebreaker and called it a night.

It may not be Melbourne, Paris, London or New York. But Roddick — the defending champion and three-time SAP winner — is king in this little corner of the world.

He is still America's top player. And, judging by the crowd's reaction, San Jose's sweetheart. But the sixth-ranked player in the world has been relegated to watching Grand Slam finals from the sidelines, thanks to the stranglehold Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have on the sport.

"It's frustrating," Roddick said. "Obviously you want to get in there."

After bursting onto the scene as the teenager with the big serve, Roddick's potential seemed unlimited. But then his fate became clear: He was the best American player in an era dominated by Federer, who is one year older than Roddick.

Now, it's even worse. He's the best American player in an era dominated by Federer and Nadal, four years his junior. Roddick first played Nadal at the U.S. Open in 2004. Back then, Roddick had no idea how good Nadal would become.

"No," Roddick said. "I came off the court and said 'he's good but he's going to have to serve better.' And now he serves a lot better. He does everything a lot better. He's come a long way."

Roddick is trying to get better, too. At times in recent years, it has looked like Roddick was settling for his fate as an afterthought in the battle for No. 1. He changed coaches, at times he didn't seem to be in great shape mentally or physically, he was often bounced in the early rounds of Grand Slams.

But now, at 26, Roddick seems serious about doing the most with his talent while still in his prime. He recently hired well-regarded Larry Stefanki, a former Cal tennis player who also coached John McEnroe. Under Stefanki's guidance, Roddick shed about 15 pounds, hit the track and got into great shape.

He's also making some personal changes. He's scheduled to marry swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker this year.

The overhaul paid off last month. Roddick made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open — the furthest he has advanced in a Grand Slam in two years. But the result was another beating by Federer.

Roddick, already back in the United States, didn't watch the dramatic final between his adversaries. Instead he opted to sleep in.

Because the drug testers apparently let him.

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Roddick, already back in the United States, didn't watch the dramatic final between his adversaries. Instead he opted to sleep in.

Because the drug testers apparently let him.

...Fool me three times, either I'm kind of stupid or you're really good at this.

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