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Here's an interesting passage from Brad's book about Andy's anger problem and how they deal with it. I get the feeling that Brad is leaving a lot of details out, but whatever. We get the gist; he busts a lot of rackets. I've marked off where the part concerning Andy starts and ends. Enjoy.
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LMFAO I love that Andy beats Brad and that he makes fun of him. I don't know why but it just makes me cackle

I'm glad Andy knows he doesn't win when he gets mad. Knowing and realizing that is a good start.

Very interesting that they don't talk right after a bad match. And as much as I don't love Brad, I like his philosophy about dealing with that situation. I can't believe some coaches would yell at their players right after something so disappointing. Ouch.

Especially interesting is the Paris match.. isnt that the match that Rosie has harped on so many times that formed her so horrible opinion of Andy that she ran into or met him after that match? Anyway, I'm surprised it took him a whole week to get over a loss like that, he's had so many worse losses and seems to get over them much more quickly than a week. I guess we don't know the real Andy

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Rosie's a hypersensitive idiot. Andy would've merely blinked at her and she'd take it the wrong way and hate him for it. People like that are always looking for any little excuse to hate someone.

I was surprised, too, to hear that the Henman loss affected Andy so much. I wonder why? Henman's always caused him problems; it's not like he can steamroll over him. But you're right, we don't know the "real" Andy, we only know the Andy that he presents to the media.

And I'm dying to know what went on after Andy lost to Pim-Pim at USO. To me, that was his most inexcusable loss of the year and I hope he was thoroughly disgusted with himself.

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I wasn't saying anything about Rosie, just that it was interesting that it was that particular match and that Andy was that particularly upset. Him going out on the town in Paris doesn't surprise me at all - that's what I would've guessed is what he would do (Especially since Mandy was with him in Paris IIRC) after a tough loss... but the whole denying it for a week goes against the conception I had of him getting over most of his losses pretty fast. Then again, it doesn't sound like this was like "most of his losses" for some reason. Maybe he knew he had a great shot to win the tourney and he's right, it would've made a difference in his ranking at that point, but really, it wouldn't have kept him #1 any longer so perhaps in retrospect he feels better

I would love to know what happened right after the PimPim match too. I agree, that and the RG loss were the two most inexcusable. I think his running around the stadium hallways after shows his disgust with himself LOL

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And I'm dying to know what went on after Andy lost to Pim-Pim at USO. To me, that was his most inexcusable loss of the year and I hope he was thoroughly disgusted with himself.
You didn't hear over there what happened? You know the whole running thingy and so..?
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That match vs Heman was so retarded. If I remember correctly, Henman was literally playing some of the best tennis he can play, and Andy was playing like a fuck when it counted. Andy knew he could have beat a top form Henman while he was playing sub-par and he let it slip away from him. I watched that match and after it was all over i was like ":retard:How did Andy lose this one? Even though he was playing worse than Tim, he should have won it."

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Caro, I think she meant like what Andy and Brad actually talked about and stuff and what Andy did. Yea they showed him running around but you know there was more than that lol

Naldo, if you recall, Andy kinda played like a fuck in most of his matches after the USO lol

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Nah, i watched his matches vs Robredo and Bjorkman before that semifinal loss to Henman. He was playing decent vs Tommy and he played really well vs Jonas. You would think playing Bjorkman before henman would have helped but not really. Although both are serve and volley players, Jonas takes cracks at the balls while henman slices them. Sure Andy did play like a 'fuck' after the USO (seeing as though his high level of play didn't continue on), but it's not like he was terrible or anything. He knew he had a shot at beating someone on a day where he was crap and his opponent was playing well, and then he had an easy shot at winning the title, and he lost it. Those kinds of losses sting.

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Caro, I think she meant like what Andy and Brad actually talked about and stuff and what Andy did. Yea they showed him running around but you know there was more than that lol
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thanks for scanning those tangy i dont have time to read them now, but i will probably tomorrow. anyways, im glad andy doesnt get over those matches too easily. i mean it does no good to dwell on them after the fact, but that doesnt mean he cant learn from them. oh well, maybe i will have more of an opinion on this after i read those pages
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Thanks Tangy sorry took so long for me to get around to saying so, finally got around to reading them today. Have to say I was surprised that the Henman match was the one that got him so upset.

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Thanks for the scanning, Tangy!
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i finally got around to reading them and thanks for scanning them, tangy, if i havent already said so im happy, in some weird way, that andy gets pissed off when he loses. i dont like when players excuse something they have done. at least andy admits that he lost a match he shouldnt have (though it may take him a week ) but he must be learning something from his losses if he takes them that hard.
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