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2006 Andy News/Articles!

How about we kick off looking ahead to 2006 with a little thing from Charlie Bricker

(Suggestions for a cooler thread title are welcome. This past year's was booooooring )
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Roddick will face difficult road in '06

By Charles Bricker
Staff Writer

November 10, 2005

There were a number of happy memories for Andy Roddick during his fifth year on the ATP tour.

Scaling down his number of tournaments in order to stay fresh , he still won five tournaments, reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and was runner-up at Wimbledon. At 10-3, he won a high percentage of his clay-court matches.

But there is no escaping the disappointments and failures. He was knocked out in the first round of the U.S. Open by Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and failed to hold a two-set lead over Jose Acasuso in the second round at the French.

He also fell one notch in the rankings to No. 3, behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and it's unclear if he'll ever rise above those two great talents. None of the five tournaments he won were Masters Series events, though he finished the regular season with an 8-1 run and is at a significantly higher fitness level than he was at the end of 2004.

He's a better player than he was in 2004, but he'll have to redouble his training efforts -- and get over the back injury that kept him out of next week's Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai -- to stay in the top five during 2006 because of the dose of young talent making an impact.

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Re: 2006 Andy News/Articles!

By cutting down tournaments to remain fresh, did they mean by taking early exits?

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Oh my... somehow this article has made me feel kind of down... Doubting he'll ever rise above Roger and Rafa...Doubting he can stay in the top 5 on account of the rising young talent...

No, I refuse to see things in this light! I wanna feel optimistic about next year (at least until January, when I'll be sure to start worrying again )

Thanks for the new thread, Deb!
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Thanks for the thread and article Deb

The article is kinda a downer in a way, but we have to remember: he did with 5 tournaments, one on every surface. Not only that, but he did reach the Australian Open SF and the Final at Wimbledon. He also registered his second win over Lleyton at Cincy. He won the Queen's Club tournament for the third consecutive year, and his grass record is nearly flawless (only beaten by Federer in last two years?). He won those two tough clay court matches at the Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Belgium. He's #1 on the Ace Counter, isn't he? For the second year in a row?

And even if there were disappointments... Such as the US Open, or the French Open, or Montreal , you can't take away what he's accomplished this year 2006 will rock, man. I'm sure it will. Things can only go one way from here: UP


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that article was a huge downer lol
but we gotta keep cheering Andy on
nice thread Deb-oh-rah

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Thread title suggestion

"The Andy Inflicts in 2006"
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I like it...and it rhymes...how fun.

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Wow that's a nice way of starting 2006. Yep.

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I like it...and it rhymes...how fun.
How about, "Andy gettin' his kicks in 2006"
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that is good too!

"Work like you don't need the money, Sing like nobody's listening, Dance like nobody's watching, Love like you've never been hurt." - Mark Twain

Through this world I've stumbled, So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word to find, The truth enslaved
Oh you speak to me in riddles, And you speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath, Your words keep me alive
And I would be the one, To hold you down
Kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away
And after, I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear
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It's never too early for you, is it, Deb?
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Nope, not when there's something to be posted

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How about, "Andy gettin' his kicks in 2006"
Well Robert I think you should write my often

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What will Andy seeded in AUO 2006? third?

OK, looking forward to 2006. I will make something in my Chinese forum too.
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Yes he should be seeded third...

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