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Has anyone had any Andy fan experiences?

I've only seen him play in the 2002 USO, and I saw him practice this year at the USO. I caught the end of his practice session and I got his autograph in the end. I also have some good pictures of him on my webpage if anyone wants to see.

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/72156/index.html

So does anyone have any interesting stories to share? I love hearing about fan experiences.

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http://www.roddickonline.com/index.php?exclusives

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Sorry, I don't. There are always so many people around him when he practices, etc., I just think that the best thing I can do for him is to let him alone.

Not that I'm saying people who get his autographs shouldn't do it. I just think I'm too old to compete with all the kids who want autographs so badly. Plus the couple of times I got an autograph from a player.... i was sort of like.... what do I do with it now.
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"Report from Siebel Open finals"

It was awesome.

Nice! And I'm going to quote you here... "Both players had big strokes and great volleys and there were a few amazing passing shots, mostly by Andy." Even Andy's volleys? Your experience sounds amazing. ANDY + MARDY =

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Sorry, I don't. There are always so many people around him when he practices, etc., I just think that the best thing I can do for him is to let him alone.

Not that I'm saying people who get his autographs shouldn't do it. I just think I'm too old to compete with all the kids who want autographs so badly. Plus the couple of times I got an autograph from a player.... i was sort of like.... what do I do with it now.
You savor it forever, of course. I loved watching him because, well, it was Andy. And because I love taking pictures, so it was fun. It was funny, when Andy put back his shirt on the end some girls yelled "NO ANDY. KEEP IT OFF!" Some fans were 100x crazier then I would have the nerve to say in front of anyone I admire.

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Yeah........ I know.. Weird what people in the public eye go through.

Like right now, I've been named in a suit as a defendant along with Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Presley. I'm just rolling my eyes. This is a one time deal for me, but Lisa Marie must have many, many wierd people like this doing strange and weird things that involve her for no reason at all.
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I went to both Scottsdale and Houston (star ) this past year and saw Andy several times at both. My reports are on the same site that Jackson gave the link to. and my pics from it are in the photogalleries there too in the exclusives section

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I went to IW last year and saw andy practice and did the whole autograph and hug thing. I also went to one of the matches and saw front row-- very cool A few of my pictures are on Roddick Online too
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I don't have any fan experiences with ATP players, though I do hope to go to the Nasdaq-100 or Delray Beach next year.

I did go to a small WTA tournament in Sarasota a few years ago, though, where I met Martina Navratilova and Anastasia Myskina
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Very cool, everybody.

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I did go to a small WTA tournament in Sarasota a few years ago, though, where I met Martina Navratilova and Anastasia Myskina
MARTINA! That's so very awesome.

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I don't have any fan experiences with ATP players, though I do hope to go to the Nasdaq-100 or Delray Beach next year.

I did go to a small WTA tournament in Sarasota a few years ago, though, where I met Martina Navratilova and Anastasia Myskina
and didn't bother waiting around to watch Dokic play who ended up winning the event.

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I saw Andy play in person against Sampras at the Nasdaq-100 in
Miami 2001. After he beat Pete, Andy was walking to the net with
his racket & arms holding his head & smiling, like he couldn't believe
he had just beaten a superstar.

I also saw him in Davis Cup. Andy was the life of the team the same
way some people are the life of the party. He & Pat McEnroe seemed to get along real well.

At the Masters Cup 2003, I along with some other fans, were lined up
at the stadium exit, after a match. Andy stopped to sign autographs
for some fans. I was standing almost right next to a girl who
got his autograph & seconds later she got a big sexy wink from Andy!
She & her 2 friends were gushing & blushing & squealing & flailing
for about 30 seconds!

Also, at the Masters Cup 2003, Andy had a mob around him, watching
him practice with Brad Gilbert. I was sitting on the front row of the stands! During the last 10-15 minutes of his practice, Andy was acting silly & having fun, cracking jokes. He used his racket like a baseball bat to knock the tennis ball as far as yards in the neighborhood. He also engaged in a running conversation with us fans. One little boy commented to Andy that he (Andy) sure was driving his car fast when he arrived at the tournament site that morning. Andy replied that he was "just testing the suspension on the car". That was so cool to see him as just a regular human being, who happens to have immense talent!
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wow, sounds like you have had some pretty cool experiences! thanks for sharing
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I saw Andy play in person against Sampras at the Nasdaq-100 in
Miami 2001. After he beat Pete, Andy was walking to the net with
his racket & arms holding his head & smiling, like he couldn't believe
he had just beaten a superstar.
ohmygod you saw this match, I hate you!! this is the one match I can't find anywhere on tape or DVD

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ohmygod you saw this match, I hate you!! this is the one match I can't find anywhere on tape or DVD
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