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Cool The "Ice Ice Baby! Andy wins his fourth title!" summer hardcourt thread!

Time for a new thread.

Kiwi, Lee, Melzer, Haas, Ginepri....these are just a few of Andy's favorite hardcourt bitches.

Let's keep it that way, Andy. Maybe add a few more hapless victims to your harem. Heh.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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DEAD, I love you tangy! HOLYCRAPDEATH That is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The "Time to beat up on my bitches!" summer hardcourt thread!

AWESOME
Beat up those bitches good
love the title tangy :]

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LMFAO!!! Great thread title Tangy

QUACK IT LOUD....QUACK IT PROUD!!!!!!!!

GOOD LUCK TO: ANDY, HAAS, MARDY, BRYANS, JAMES, DJOKOVIC, MOODIE, ROBBY, MOYA, SAFIN, GICQUEL

DAVIS CUP CHAMPS FOR 2007!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO USA!!!!!!!
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Hee! Thanks guys

BTW, I just found this. Now, I know I'm usually the last one to know these things and for all I know Deb probably already posted it two weeks ago. But I like how positive Goldfine sounds about Andy's fitness and improvements so I will post it here to start off the USOpen series.

Goldfine on Andy

Roddick's coach, Dean Goldfine told TennisReporters.net that his stead is finally seeing the fruits of his labor. He's been working on becoming a better all-around player and here, he's been able to come off court knowing that he has more options.

"I think seeing him doing it in his matches, it gets him out of some of these pressure situations he's been in," Goldfine said. "This year, looking at the close matches he's lost, it's relatively easy to do new things at 2-all, 3-all in the first set, but at 4-all in the fifth set, that's a different story. And I think now he's finally starting to believe he has the ability to do some of these things and be successful doing it."

Even though he's still young, Roddick has been in a relative slump during the past year and has come under criticism for not stepping up in big matches. But he's putting in the necessary work and now that he trusts some of his newer shots and strategies anymore, he's beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

"It's obviously tough when you go through a period of time where you're not doing as well as you have in the past," Goldfine said. "And I think, too, with reading some of the things that have been written, 'What's wrong with Andy Roddick?' So, I think those things as well as the fact that his being able to do some of these new things we're working on and be successful doing it. I can talk to him about doing certain things and tell him this is the right thing to do but he's not going truly believe it until it works and that's normal."

Roddick is 2-0 against Johansson, who simply wore down Nalbandian. It's been a long road back for the former top-five player, who underwent knee surgery in 2003. At age 30, the Swede is staging an Agassi-like revival. One of the game's most intelligent players, he can still construct points with the best of them.
"I'm playing as good as I can," he said. :Fitness-wise I'm a lot stronger now, because I had a lot of time to work on my fitness. Now I never feel that I'm really tired. I get back to the points really quick. That is very important in tennis. ... A lot of people, they did not think I was going to be able to come back. But I love to play tennis. And when you're away from the tennis, you miss it a lot. I was working really, really hard to come back and to be able to play tennis against all these young guys that just popped up when I was injured."

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Love it, Tangy.

Beat down on your bitches, Andy; no holding back!
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Kiwi, Lee, Melzer, Haas, Ginepri....these are just a few of Andy's favorite hardcourt bitches.
Don't forget Malisse. (I still laugh every time I think about Jim Courier imitating Bolletieri's biased Nick's Pick of "Xavier Malisse in four" over Andy at the 2003 U.S. Open.)
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Don't forget Malisse. (I still laugh every time I think about Jim Courier imitating Bolletieri's biased Nick's Pick of "Xavier Malisse in four" over Andy at the 2003 U.S. Open.)
I remember that! I was like.... oh, ok. Right.

And yea, Andy, how bout opening up, hitting big, and going for the lines

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WIMBLEDON, England · What now for Andy Roddick after he played strong tennis in the Wimbledon final and still couldn't come close to defeating Roger Federer?

For one thing, two weeks off. Then, what appears to be his most aggressive summer schedule since he turned professional. In the past two years, he has played four events leading up to the U.S. Open, going 20-1 in 2003 with three titles, and 16-3 in 2004 with one title.

At this moment, he has signed for five tournaments in five weeks, though that could change if he comes up fatigued from too much play.

He'll return to the court on July 18 at Indianapolis, then to Los Angeles (July 25), Washington (Aug. 1), to the Canadian Open in Montreal (Aug. 8) and Cincinnati (Aug. 15). He'll go from Cincinnati directly to New York to practice that week before the start of the Open (Aug. 29).

Roddick played Indianapolis, Canada, Cincinnati and the Olympics in 2004, and he played Indianapolis, Canada, Cincinnati and Washington in 2003.

There will be a continued emphasis throughout these five U.S. Open Series events on attacking the net and improving his backhand slice volley approach.

In addition, his brother, John, who supplements the coaching of Dean Goldfine, would like to see Roddick improve his down-the-line backhand. It doesn't have to be an explosive, point-producing shot, but more like the backhand up the line you get from David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria.

Nalbandian and Coria hit that shot so deep and so precise that it forces opponents to hit back crosscourt, which is into Roddick's powerful forehand ground stroke.

A half-hour after Federer had taken him apart Sunday afternoon, Roddick was in the locker room, trying to get over feeling bummed. "He needs some space right now," said his brother.

He got it and then he rebounded quickly and was in the post-match interview room, escorted as usual by one of the dour, poker-faced All England Club stewards who sit beside the players as they reply to questions.

Within minutes Roddick was cracking off one-liners. He was asked if he was confident throughout the match that he could find a way to win.

"I don't know about confident," said Roddick. "I think you're trying to find a way to get through. You know, I'm not sitting here telling you I'm down two sets and thinking, `I've got this one.'"

That brought laughter from his audience and also the steward, prompting Roddick to crack, "I finally got a laugh out of you. They're easy," Roddick told the Wimbledon official. "But you ... "

There was so much that was stunning about this match, but when you take the long view it was better tennis than the 2004 final, in which Roddick won a set and went down in four.

He is a better player. He is a stronger player. He is a quicker player. And so is Federer, if that seems possible. You cannot underscore the supreme confidence of the man.

When Roddick produced his only break to go up 3-1 in the second set, Federer looked completely unflustered.

Federer has a way of talking about his achievements that would make anyone who doesn't know him suspect an out-of-control ego. Somehow, when he praises himself, however, it never sounds boastful.

"Even though I was a break down in the second, I know I will have my chances again to break Andy," he said. And there was this: "Today, it seemed like I was playing flawless. Everything was working."

He can also be philosophical.

"In a way, I think this one [third Wimbledon title] will actually take me longer to realize," he said. "I remember during the match and during the [25-minute] rain delay and when I came back on court, I never really felt like I'm actually playing. It's like I'm not living this correctly.

"So, I don't know. It's a very strange feeling I have. It's probably going to take me days, months, weeks, years ... I don't know ... to realize this one."

He was that blown away with the near perfection of his performance.

All the more tangible things in his game were there, too, of course. Roddick, who forces opponents into an average 45 percent unreturned serves on grass, was only at 34 percent against Federer, who returns Roddick's serve better than anyone else. And there was a long list of spectacular Federer shots, from surprise lobs to backhand crosscourt passes that seemed as close to the net as you can get without touching it.

Who knows when they'll next play? Perhaps in the final of the U.S. Open, where it's not clear who is favored by the slower surface.

The fact is they could have played on an ice rink and it wouldn't have mattered. Federer is that good. Roddick can only keep working on his net game and his game from the baseline.

"You have to have both options," he said. "Today I feel like I hit really great approach shots, and I feel like I did force the issue. From a strategic standpoint, last year I left the court thinking, `Oh God, what if I would have done this at this moment or that at that moment?' This year, we went with the game plan and kind of stuck to it. It wasn't enough.

"You can't beat him, I don't think, being a one-dimensional player on a surface besides clay. You have to have a full arsenal."

And even then, it's nearly an impossible task.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com

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I remember that! I was like.... oh, ok. Right.

And yea, Andy, how bout opening up, hitting big, and going for the lines
Actually I think it was McEnroe, he was like "Hhhey Nick Balllateyrri here with Nick's picks!!! My heart is sayin' Xavier Malisse in 5 sets, but my mind is saying Roddick in 3" haha

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improving his backhand slice volley approach.
improve it by ditching it. PLEASE!.!.!.
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In addition, his brother, John, who supplements the coaching of Dean Goldfine, would like to see Roddick improve his down-the-line backhand. It doesn't have to be an explosive, point-producing shot, but more like the backhand up the line you get from David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria.
OMG YES!!!!!!! GO JOHN!!!!!!!

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I wonder if this new aggressive schedule of Andy's is his way of trying to stay a step ahead of Lleyton? Hewitt won the USO series last year and ran off with practically every mickey mouse title he could find. He also won more money at USO.

btw, is hitchhiker really gone from GM? I see he made a deal with the makro devil. If he is gone that's too bad because he was turning into one of the more amusing and fun trolls GM has had in quite a while. Hopefully he'll negate on his promise and come back during USO to stick it to the Fedtards some more.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Andy needs to worry about winning the US OPEN, not the US Open SERIES. Playing too much beforehand could be detrimental. or it could be helpful if he really gets into a great groove like he did in 2003. We shall see. Only time will tell.

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"You have to have both options," he said. "Today I feel like I hit really great approach shots, and I feel like I did force the issue.

Proof that Andy needs to seriously re-think about how bad his approach shots really are.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Thanks for the thread Tangy! It rocks!

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