Originally Posted by Fee
I refuse to read the Tennis-x forums anymore, the people there are just... well, I don't even know how to describe it. And their writer has such an obvious dislike for Andy and a preference for seeing the dark, allegedly controversial side of any issue that they would off course tilt toward the 'spoiled brat' mode. What a waste.
Andy was betrayed by the Tournament Director, pure and simple. I wouldn't blame him if he never set foot in Delray Beach for the rest of his life.
I agree with your comments about tennis-x. They'll never cut Andy some slack, for whatever reason.
But what upsets me more is the fact that some fans here were quick to believe the worst about Andy. The fact that the article was written by one Harvey Fialkov tipped me off (as soon as he joined the Sun-Sentinel staff he was quick to prove that he's not a Roddick fan or even an impartial observer).
The TD screwed up big time by opening his fat mouth in the first place and promising something that was never committed to. Good luck to him in trying to get Andy to ever play that tourney again.
I don't believe that Andy would try to pressure the director into taking a WC away
from a player to give to him. That is inconsistent with his character. Sure, Andy can be can pissy, prickly, moody, and even an asshole sometimes but he's certainly not a thief and he knows damn well that if he ever DID try a stunt like that then it would blow up back in his face tenfold.