I've wandered into the ESPN boards once or twice and it's like stepping in dung. A truly horrendous place to discuss anything.
The BBC boards are very bad. I had signed up for them a while back before they "upgraded" the boards and now it's like watching what the cat drags in. Very British-centric but the boards are also so confusing that I don't even bother posting there anymore. I can't even read them.
And I can't believe I voted in this thing but forget to check off Tennis-x! God, these morons are unbelievable.
I think I'll use this thread to post my x-cursions, that way you guys can read some of the stuff without having to venture over there.
I'm now attacking someone named mimi
over there, who apparently thinks she's got the inside track to how Roddick really
RE: Roddick's reasons for pulling out of the Las Vegas tournament
fatigue translates loosely to- i'm embarrassed that i can't get past these lower-ranked players, my game isn't working, my coaching situation is questionable and i think if i'm going to Vegas i'd rather hit the casinos and i'm fatigued just thinking about it............
Of course it would make perfect sense for Roddick to overplay and fatigue himself further by playing the Tennis Channel, which would have been his third tournament in a row, one week before he has to defend his IW semifinal points.
But please continue to showcase your tennis genius, tennis-xers, the view from here is terrific.
ok genius, if Roddick was so worried about overplaying before defending his semi IW points (which by the way is not going to happen if he keeps up his sterling level of play), why did he originally sign up for Las Vegas in the first place? It's not about his fatigue. As I said earlier, he doesn't want to risk losing to another no-name/up-and-comer before he has to at IW.
He's been losing so early in events this year, he hasn't had the opportunity to become tired physically.
Hello, McFly. Roddick also played hard in Davis Cup where he hurled his cookies, remember? Right after that it was on to the SAP Open. And then immediately after that it was Memphis. Then he was due for the TTC Open and then straight to IW after that. No breaks in between to recover his mind or body from the constant playing.
Players tend to commit to many tournaments, because they don't know how far they will go in each one. Had Roddick crashed out much earlier in Memphis, he likely would've stayed on to play the TTC Open to get in the match practice before IW. He's also a huge draw in the states and is under enormous pressure to commit to these US tournaments. Roddick has a hard time saying "No" when he should. Clearly, in your warped mind, you agree with the LV Mayor that this makes him a phony.
And god forbid a player should want to regroup after several bad losses to try to salvage his points at IW, which are far more important. You guys make it sound like he's one selfish asshole. Grow a brain already.
BTW, Tommy Haas has also just pulled out of The Tennis Channel Open. I wonder what idiotic comments tennis-x and its moronic posters like yourself will say about it?