"I mean, generally, I don't like him. Nobody in the locker room likes his acting on the court. He's a good player. He's going to win a lot of matches, but not because he's like that. Nobody acts like that. He's the only one."
Roddick is an extremely emotional player whose matches are usually marked by lots of screaming, fist pumping and playing to the crowd. Ljubicic says many of his rivals aren't thrilled with Roddick's style on the court.
I agree partially.
Okay I agree that Andy is very emotional on court. He does things that many would consider unprofessional and immature. (Like kicking the US Open sign, knocking things off, calling the lineperson names, etc.) Yes, I think that is rude and inconsiderate of him. But he's young and needs time to mature and learn. And I bet in a year or two we'll see a different Andy. Also, the lineperson made a couple of bad calls so can you blame him for getting fustrated. As long as Andy is not hitting him, LOL.
But I don't agree that playing off the crowds energy is wrong. What's wrong with getting the crowd riled up? I think Ljubicic is just mad that he's not getting the same response. In his country I'm sure the audience would react the same way with him as with Roddick. And he claims the US audience helped Roddick won because the lineperson is biased against their own people. I don't think so. If he played in his country and he won, would he still say the lineperson was biased? He also said if the match wasn't held on US soil he would have won. What does the location have to do with anything? It all boils down to talent anyways.
So this is my objective viewpoint. I think Andy does need maturing but Ljubicic should let bygones be bygones. And if he has a problem with Andy's attitude, no one expects him to go have tea with the guy.