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I just checked the Kroger site but no news on JJ but they seem to LOVE Andy [in that site].
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PimPim is playing in Rotterdam instead this year - same poinst as Memphis but a much better field.

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Love the title Deb!!!! Hopefully Andy will get further than he did last year. I'm praying for him to win.

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I like the title as well, but am a little sad Justin Timberlake is not mentioned in it. After all, he is the only thing this Aussie girl knows about Memphis Tenneesee thanks to Senorita.
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but am a little sad Justin Timberlake is not mentioned in it.

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I never said I wanted his babies, just that he is all I know about Memphis.

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Wicked cool avatar Kell........ LMFAO

Jolie is a man eating wench and i love her!!!
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You are right where is JJ? Might he be injured?
He chose to play in Rotterdam instead of Memphis due to the new DC schedule. Marseille to Memphis to Strasbourg to Indian Wells/Miami isn't that great; Marseille to Rotterdam to Strasbourg to Indian Wells/Miami is much better.
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Top seed Roddick, No. 2 Haas face treacherous paths
By Phil Stukenborg
February 12, 2005

Mardy Fish?

James Blake?

Andy Roddick?

Vince Spadea?

It's hard to imagine who grimaced the most upon learning his first-round opponent in next week's Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at The Racquet Club.

Officials of the $690,000 ATP Tour event, which begins Monday, posted the draw Friday night and it included its share of opening-round intrigue.

There was top seed and world No. 3 Andy Roddick meeting Korea's Hyung-Taik Lee, who nearly upset Roddick in a second-round match two years ago.

There was No. 6 seed Mardy Fish playing close friend and doubles partner James Blake, the 2002 RMKC runnerup.

And there was 19th-ranked American Vince Spadea, the tournament's No. 3 seed, experiencing a painful flashback. He's scheduled to play unseeded, but dangerous, Swede Thomas Enqvist, who upset Spadea in an opening-round match last year.

A dream list of opening-round pairings for first-year tournament director Phil Chamberlain may prove to be a nightmare for several of the event's seeded players. For those seeds in the top half of the 32-player draw, a first-round win will only bring about a tougher challenge.

''I'd say the top half is loaded,'' said Chamberlain, who takes over this year for longtime director Tommy Buford. ''There's Roddick, Blake, (Arnaud) Clement, (Robby) Ginepri, Fish, (Jiri) Novak, Jan-Michael Gambill, (Jonas) Bjorkman and Kenneth Carlsen. That's a pretty solid top half.''

The bottom half of the draw includes No. 2 seed Tommy Haas, who won his first ATP tournament here in 1999, Spadea and eighth seed Xavier Malisse, who won his first ATP tournament last week at Delray Beach, Fla. It also includes two of the tournament's three wild-card entries and three of the event's four qualifiers.

Haas, ranked 17th, opens against a to-be-determined qualifier. A win would have him opposing the winner of a match between Americans Kevin Kim and Scoville Jenkins. Jenkins, an 18-year-old wild-card entry, won the USTA Boys 18 Nationals last summer.

Haas's most difficult match could come in the quarterfinals if Malisse, the top-ranked player from Belgium, sustains the momentum from Delray Beach and advances.

The top half won't find Roddick, a semifinalist in last month's Australian Open, on cruise control. If he gets past Lee, ranked 58th, a potential second-round date with Clement awaits.

Clement, 27, has had success on indoor hardcourts, winning one of his two ATP Tour titles on the surface in 2003. Clement also has had success on outdoor hard surfaces. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2000 U.S. Open and runnerup at the 2001 Australian Open.

A Roddick-Fish quarterfinal could develop and produce an interesting storyline. Roddick is coached by Dean Goldfine, longtime coach of the recently retired Todd Martin. Martin is in his first year as a coach ... working with Fish.

If Roddick moves into the semifinals, his opponent could come from a deep pool that includes the fourth-seeded Novak, the seventh-seeded Jurgen Melzer, Gambill, Bjorkman, Carlsen or Wayne Arthurs. The unseeded Bjorkman, 32, is a former top 5 player.

While tournament officials may covet a Roddick-Haas final next Sunday, the path to the championship singles match will not be easy for either player.

Notes

Houston High sophomore Anu Bhargava, who received a wild card into the qualifying of the accompanying Cellular South Cup women's tournament, lost her first-round match to Katerina Bohmova, 6-1, 6-1, Friday. ... Former MUS and Vanderbilt player Zach Dailey, who received a wild card into the men's tournament, drew American Robby Ginepri as his first-round opponent. That match likely will be played Monday. ... The men's qualifying tournament starts today at 10 a.m.

Tennis in Memphis

What: The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and Cellular South Cup.

Where: The Racquet Club.

When: Women's main draw starts Sunday; men start on Monday.

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Nice article from Memphis paper

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Roddick says he's not satisfied


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His game has reached the point, at the mature tennis age of 22, where it needs a little tweaking.

Oh, there's nothing wrong with the 150-mph serves that led to more aces, or free points, than any player in the game in 2004.

And few can argue with the heat-seeking forehand winners that routinely freeze opponents and captivate crowds.

But Andy Roddick understands that to return to the sport's No. 1 position, one he held at year's end in 2003, there'll need to be more variety, more dimension, more patience to his power-laden game.

As he prepares to play in this week's Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at The Racquet Club, Roddick, the tournament's top seed and its 2002 champion, finds himself ranked third in the world. He's nestled behind Roger Federer, the fluid Swiss superstar who beat Roddick to win Wimbledon, and Lleyton Hewitt, the Aussie counterpuncher who defeated Roddick in the Australian Open semifinals last month.

Roddick, unable to win a Grand Slam title in 2004, is serious about taking the steps necessary to fine tune his world-class game.

After last season, he dropped coach Brad Gilbert, who helped him to the No. 1 spot two years ago, and replaced him with Dean Goldfine, longtime coach of recently retired, two-time Memphis champion Todd Martin.

It was a bold move, perhaps a risky one, but a decision Roddick felt he had to make. He said his working relationship with Gilbert, Andre Agassi's former coach, had run its course.

''The results had plateaued a bit,'' Roddick said. ''It was just time to move on.''

After reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon -- and winning the U.S. Open -- in 2003, Roddick advanced as far as the semifinals at only one Grand Slam event (Wimbledon) in 2004. He conceded the world's top ranking to Federer, who won three Grand Slam titles.

So Roddick turned to Goldfine, who was an assistant coach for the U.S. in Davis Cup play and at last summer's Olympic Games in Athens. Goldfine and Roddick developed an admiration for one another.

''He's worked with a couple of top 10 guys,'' Roddick said. ''We got to know each other. We got to spend some time together. I just like his whole groove.''

Goldfine, whose coaching career began 14 years ago with Mary Joe Fernandez, said he's got a similar respect for Roddick. There's the intense, driven competitor on the court and the fun-loving humanitarian outside the lines. Two weeks ago Roddick, shortly after returning from the Australian Open, participated in an exhibition in Houston that raised $518,932 for tsunami victims.

''You see the Andy Roddick around the tennis court and on the tennis court,'' Goldfine said. ''There is a different Andy Roddick off the court. On the court he is competitive, but off the court he is a great kid, and his parents have done a great job raising him, teaching him what's right and what's wrong. He's just very appreciative of things.

''For me, at this point in my life, I had a good thing going as national coach with the USTA the last few years. I got to spend more time at home. So for me to go out and spend the amount of time that I'll spend on the road again, it had to be with someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I feel I can help.''

While the player-coach relationship is in its infancy (the two began working together the week after Christmas), Goldfine has targeted areas that will receive priority in workout sessions he describes as old school. Goldfine is emphasizing movement, conditioning and volleying.

''For me, movement is 90 percent of the game, especially for guys at his level,'' Goldfine said. ''They all know how to hit the ball. It's all about positioning to where you have options for what you want to do with the ball. To me, that's the most important thing.''

Roddick was frustrated by his performance in the loss to Hewitt in Australia. Hewitt drew Roddick into lengthy rallies and won both tiebreakers in the four-set victory, overcoming 31 aces.

''I felt like I was in control of the match against Lleyton for the better part of it,'' Roddick said. ''Lleyton's going to make you step up and beat him. He doesn't give matches away. The bottom line is I didn't step up in those tiebreakers and beat him. I beat myself.

''I just kind of need to put the clamps down. I've lost two of my last three against Lleyton. I think it's just a matter of me taking my opportunities when they present themselves. I've just got to keep giving myself opportunities to do that ... and hopefully get through them.''

Roddick's power has been his calling card, taking him from obscurity to the top 20 shortly after turning pro five years ago. But sometimes that impressive power has been as much a detriment as a weapon.

''When someone has the firepower that Andy has, he's able to go out there and basically win points with those big shots and win consistently,'' Goldfine said. ''What happens is the more time you are out there, guys figure out ways to neutralize those strengths to some extent.

''You have to work the points better to set up shots. That's the process where he's at now. Guys know he has the big serve to set up the big forehand. Now he has to be more patient and hit five or six balls instead of three to win a point, especially against a guy like Hewitt who is an incredible counterpuncher. It's impossible to overpower him.''

Goldfine said Roddick understands what he needs to do to make the adjustments. And he's willing to make whatever sacrifices are required. Winning titles in San Jose, Miami and Indianapolis are fine, but he's seeking Grand Slam titles and Federer's No. 1 ranking at this stage of his career.

''There are plenty of guys who live match to match and can't see the big picture,'' Goldfine said. ''He's able to see the whole thing. He could go about playing the same way he's been playing and be top five in the world, but he wants to maximize his potential and be the best he can be. If he's able to do that, he realizes he can be No. 1 again. That's what he wants.''

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Oh God. Did I mention I HEART DEAN?!
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I am going to adopt Dean. Me loves him.
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OMG!!! I love Dean

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