Hello there, I just want to say I am sorry for my attitude against Roddick to all fans of him. Not that I have been writting alot of sht about him constantly and begun hateful threads against him, but I have had the kind of normal attitude that Roddick is an arrogant prick, overrated by american media and really plays the most ugly tennis of all time. Truth is that he is slightly overrated by american media, but that is not his fault, Johansson was supposed to be unbeatable at his best by swedish media and Henman has been overrated for a decade by the brittish media. Roddick is not an arrogant prick and I have only now come to that conclusion, ofcourse he didn´t ever get the oppurtunity to be arrogant against Federer but compare his speech to HEwitt´s and you´ll see what I am talking about. Roddick in his speech had alot of humor and showed his admiration for Federer like Hewitt never could. Hewitt on the other hand talked about how he was sure beeing the nr2 in the world and only he and Federer could win Wimbledon, even beeing only points ahead of both NAdal and Roddick who both have less points to defend and not having won a grand slam in 3 years.
Roddick has always been a humble guy, quite a nice person in all possible ways, both in victory and defeat. He tries to do more things with his game than Hewitt ever did, also he is only 22 years old and is behaving better on the court everyday. He shows more and more sportmanship, works for charity and is really a fun guy to watch out there even if he is no artist like Federer. Today I dont really know why I ever hated the guy, maybe it was because some immature behaviours in his younger days, maybe it was his kindof onedimensional game, but I think it was more than anything that I read too much american media and the way they overrate americans, like many other countries really do..
Today I am sorry to be part of this antiroddick feeling you can feel everywhere in these forums and I wish Roddick to have many healthy years ahead of him on the tour even if not victorious (spare those for federer). I think he represents america really good out there and is all alone carrying the burden. Not to forget that his oneliners rules!