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New Andy article

Heeey, guess who's on the cover of the December issue of TENNIS LIFE?

Apparently, this is the first national issue of TENNIS LIFE because I had not seen this magazine before. It was the last copy, too. Notice how the Andy covers tend to sell out? I can't even find a copy of TENNIS magazine with Andy and his trophy on the cover anymore.
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vamos cover-boy Andy

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I need to get Tennis Life magazine. Tennis mag isn't enough lol.

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i get NO tennis magazines whatsoever i'm sure they're somewhere, but got no clue where

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Re: Andy Articles!!!!!!

Aww. You can go to tennis.com and subscribe to TENNIS magazine. That's what I did, and I renew after each year.

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Re: Andy Articles!!!!!!

BTW, here's a link to that TENNIS LIFE story:

http://www.tennislifemagazine.com/No...NO03-andy.html

"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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Re: Andy Articles!!!!!!

thanks for the pic and the link, tangerine!!!

as for Tennis mag, it's a monthly mag so new issues have come out since Andy's cover story. I have it - I can scan the pics/article for you if you want.

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according to tennis.com, the USO issue was October, and the November/December cover story is the 10 greatest matches of all time

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yep, I have those mags.

I truly do think the Roddick-El Aynaoui match in AO this year should have been one of the top 10 greatest matches of all time....but maybe I'm just biased...

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Thanks for the link tangerine. I read that article, as well as the Brad coaching (the "Yin-Yang") one. Nice reads.

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here's a nice one from a Maryland newspaper, about James and Andy
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Aces of hearts
Dreadlocks draw admiring glances from female fans of all ages to 24-year-old James Blake.
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By Stephanie Shapiro
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Originally published December 4, 2003



Those dreamy dreads.

That impish smile.

Forget their pro tour rankings or tennis titles, their powerful serves or backhand strokes.

Just who is hot, hotter, hottest on and off the court: James Blake or Andy Roddick? And where can you find posters of them shirtless?

When the two telegenic players take the court tonight in the Mercantile Tennis Challenge at 1st Mariner Arena, count on untold fans to marvel at the magnitude of their hunkitude, not their scorching aces or volleys.

"They are like rock stars," says Carly Van Hollen, who is a 14-year-old rising tennis player and freshman at St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville. Rock stars in a sport, that, as Van Hollen laments, doesn't "get as much publicity" as football, baseball and other high-stakes professional pastimes.

Blake, 24, and Roddick, 21, well aware that they represent the future of tennis, are playing the game to a rock-star beat. Their sport's promoters are counting on their boy-band allure and global antics to sell the game to a wider, younger audience.

And the media's taking the "Backhand Boys" bait. People, Sports Illustrated for Women and Ebony have bestowed the two guys with multiple "sexiest" honors and are according them cross-over celebrity status.

Roddick, who won the U.S. Open last September, routinely makes the Teen People pages with his girlfriend, singer-actress Mandy Moore; has a milk mustache ad to his credit and recently was the host on Saturday Night Live. Next year, Roddick has signed on to The Tour, a reality show about his own life that is being pitched to the networks.

Blake has modeled for The New York Times Magazine and was a recent cover boy for GQ.

"They're not your typical tennis players," says Elizabeth O'Brien Moore, a senior writer for People who works on the magazine's "sexiest" roundups. "They're not your father's tennis players. They definitely brought MTV and a rock 'n' roll edge to tennis, which used to be very staid, like in Wimbledon and wearing white and bowing to the queen. These guys are shaking things up. That's sexy."

Young fans agree. "I think James Blake is actually really hot," says Kayte Granick, a 16-year-old sophomore at Garrison Forest School, during a break from tennis practice at Greenspring Racquet Club in Lutherville.

"I like Andy Roddick's hair. It's spiky," said Van Hollen. And, "He's dating Mandy Moore!"

Blake's unstellar record - one singles title and two doubles - doesn't faze Granick. "I'd still think he was really hot. I haven't seen him play that much."

Courtney McShane, 15, is another tennis player who roots for the cutest players when watching televised matches. Blake is "gorgeous," says McShane, a sophomore at Dulaney High School in Timonium. She clips photos of Blake and Roddick and displays them in her room, along with images of friends, family, other cute guys and tigers, because she's really into tigers.

And, "I'm really into the dreads," she says of Blake's hair.

Blake admiration has become a family affair. "I like his hair style. I like his playing style," says McShane's 12-year-old sister Erin, also a tennis player who attends Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville.

Their mom, Jolie McShane, concurs: "Oh, Blake, he's so cute!" When "he hits that ball, his feet leave the ground. It's so cool."

Guys relate, too. Tennis player Tim Cadet, 15, a Friends School sophomore, admires Blake as well. "He's cool. He's a unique guy. You don't usually see a guy with dreads on the court, says Cadet, who has dreads himself.

Nonplayers, as well, gravitate to the athletes. "It's not just that [Blake's] good-looking, because so is Pete Sampras," says Jada Jean Fletcher, a 28-year-old church secretary and aspiring graduate student who lives in North Baltimore. "I think the 'locs make him look funky and approachable, like the cutie you peeped at the mall. He just gives off a friendly vibe, not like the remote 'artiste' affectation some athletes give off."

"Both of these guys are young, handsome and personable," says L. Jon Wertheim, a Sports Illustrated writer who covers tennis and profiled Roddick last month.

While "other players go kicking and screaming to shake hands with sponsors for five minutes, you tell Andy and he blocks out a day for you," Wertheim says. There are "a lot of players who wouldn't be so keen on spending a December night in Baltimore."

Blake and Roddick are more than willing to be poster boys for their sport. "Basically what it is, you can no longer just be a tennis star," Wertheim says. "You have to be a tennis star and Saturday Night Live host and reality TV actor and model in The New York Times."

Referring to the high-voltage Williams sisters, Wertheim says that Roddick and Blake have taken a "page right out of the women's handbook." Even though, "qualitatively, men's tennis is much better," the women's tour "has these divas" who appear on award shows and receive international off-court exposure, Wertheim says.

Because tennis players don't have entire teams to help define their public identities, they must count on their individual appeal to be noticed by the public. "You are just sort of out there" and have to rely on appearance and personality as well as talent to make your mark, Wertheim says.

In the process, players such as Roddick and Blake have "made a very traditional, very old game new and exciting," Wertheim says.

If that means posing shirtless, Roddick is certainly up to the task. To be sure, he'll be well-rewarded for the effort. But, Wertheim says, Roddick's and Blake's enthusiasm is genuine. "They are young enough that they really do enjoy the game and lose themselves in the moment," he says. "The days of Bjorn Borg are gone, [and other players], who treat every victory and loss the same way. Fans like seeing their sports heroes showing their emotions."

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"Backhand boys"....lmfao

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also check out the article I posted in GM - mentions Andy a lot.

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I'll check it out when I'm in the library. lol

And yes, I chuckled when I read "The Backhand Boys" lol

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that damn backhand boys thing...i feel a future avatar coming on, lmfao

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