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RODDICK KNOWS HE'S A MARKED MAN

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January 13, 2004

Andy Roddick heads to Melbourne for next week's Australian Open knowing there's a bullseye on his back and everyone wants to shoot him down.

But the world number one is armed and ready to blast away the opposition at the year's first grand slam tournament, even though he recognises that there is no "magic potion" to guarantee success in 2004.

The young American won his maiden grand slam at the US Open in September and finished the year atop the world rankings, above the Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.

This year promises a mighty tussle between Roddick and Swiss Federer for the top ranking. Roddick realises he faces a battle to maintain his world number one spot.

"I feel like I gained a little bit more respect from the players, but with that being said, there's also a bullseye on my back every time I go out there now," said Roddick.

"They'd all love to beat the guy who is ranked number one.

"I know I have a couple of times that I have done it in the past, so it does make it harder, but I enjoy challenges like that."

His partnership with coach Brad Gilbert now more than six months old, Roddick's progress in that period has been immense and he puts the improvement down to commitment.

"I think you just got to keep working hard. I don't think there's some magic potion and obviously I have always heard that it's tougher to stay number one," Roddick added.

"I haven't experienced it yet, but I am definitely going to take that as fact.

"I am just going to have to keep playing.

"I am not going to psych myself out by numbers. I am just going to try go out there and keep improving and doing the things that I have been doing the last couple of months."

Federer won the season-closing Masters Cup in Houston to close in on Roddick and cement his position at number two in the rankings.

With a 5-1 win-loss record against the American, Federer is the man most likely to test Roddick's resolve to remain on his lofty perch.

They could meet in the final of the Australian Open, which would set off the season in fine style.

Roddick, however, would rather avoid Federer. Should they come together, then Roddick admits he must make a good start or risk being blown off court as he was by the Swiss in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

"Obviously he's gotten the better of me so far," Roddick conceded.

"I feel like the first three times we played it was earlier on in both of our careers and he was just much better at that point, plain and simple.

"I didn't have nearly the amount of polish on my game that he had.

"The last two times I have lost to him have been first set tie-breakers and I think that's crucial; whereas normally I can find a way to win those, he's gotten the better of me in those.

"He's a great front-runner. Once you get down to him you don't see him just all of a sudden take his foot off the gas, so I think it's crucial to try to play well from the start against Federer."

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Andy Roddick's a fan as well

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14jan04
The Herald Sun, Australia

YOU won't find Andy Roddick flicking though the latest gossip magazines in the locker room.

The man who has graced almost as many covers as Guy Sebastien in recent months yesterday said he was relieved he lucked out at school.
"Yeah, it's a good thing I didn't learn how to read," Roddick said.

And you get the feeling the world No. 1 isn't a big fan of the more traditional newspapers at the moment, either.

For a moment, Roddick yesterday put his punter's cap on and wished the press would drop the drugs.

"As a tennis fan also, I'm super excited about the new year . . . there are so many great stories," Roddick said.

"For people to choose to focus on something that is not exactly super-positive for the sport, it's a little disappointing."

Roddick did his best to hide his frustration at being peppered by constant questions about the Greg Rusedski blow-up.

But you knew Roddick was more than a little peeved when he began addressing one of the most persistent in the media throng as "sir".

Andy, do you think drugs in sport is a big issue?

"In what regard, sir?"

Is it an important issue in sport?

"Absolutely".

In the last 12 months, how many times have you been tested, Andy?

"It's got to be upwards of 17 or 18 and they put in blood tests last year as well as even more of an accurate measure."

Any out of competition?

"Yes, sir."

Yes, drugs are important. It's just that Roddick felt like talking about anything else but urine tests.

"There's so many great stories. With Andre still kicking all of our butts at -- what are you, about 63 now?" Roddick said.

"We have so many young guys that are coming up and we had a bunch of them with a breakthrough year last year -- and then with (Lleyton) Hewitt and (Marat) Safin coming back and adding into the mix and David (Nalbandian) and his other friends from Argentina coming in. . ."

It sounded like a PR spin, but Roddick is genuinely excited about the state of the men's game. And's he's happy to push it down our throats.

"My perspective on it is the sport is only going to go as far as the players want it to; I just think the players are responsible for putting forth the effort to promote the game and to make it bigger and better and that's the stance that I've taken on it," Roddick said.

So there are no issues that stand out in your mind that need addressing at all?

"No. There is always issues but I've always chosen to focus on maybe the more positive stuff instead of stuff that's wrong; there's lot that's right with the game and it would be nice if people focused on that a little bit more."

Roddick would've been pleased then that there were a few lighter questions thrown in amid the curly ones as the eight stars fronting up for the Commonwealth Bank Classic at Kooyong gathered.

Like the probing one about Roger Federer's cow. You know, the bovine named Juliette he was given for winning Wimbledon last year.

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World number one and defending champion Andy Roddick is among four big names to already confirm their entry in this summer's Stella Artois Championships.

Other previous winners of the traditional Wimbledon warm-up Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis are also down to play, as is British number one Tim Henman.

"It's extremely pleasing that these top four players have committed so early to the Stella Artois Championships in 2004," said Ian Wight, the tournament director.

The week long event runs from June 7-13 at the Queen's Club, London.

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Roddick's emergence ushers in a new era
By Ken Robison
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(Published Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 5:20 AM)

As we begin the 2004 summer tennis season with the Australian Open (it's summer Down Under), let's give a nod and a wink to 2003 as the official changing of the guard in American men's tennis.

Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Jim Courier have retired, leaving just Andre Agassi and Todd Martin as the remaining members of the U.S. gang that burst onto the scene in the early 1990s.

While we hail Andy Roddick as the new king, we're left pondering who will join him in America's new guard. If Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent and James Blake have breakout seasons, we could be seeing the new era.

And you can see all of those players next month at the Siebel Open, Feb. 9-15 in San Jose.

"There will never be another group like that," Roddick said of the Sampras-Agassi-Courier-Chang-Martin gang. "We need to focus on what we can do. We want to bring excitement back to the game, to give people something to watch."

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Roddick acting like No. 1 suits him

By Geoff Lepper, IJ reporter
Marin Independent Journal, California
January 13, 2004

When it comes to "Saturday Night Live," wild and crazy Steve Martin is the undisputed king, having performed the hosting duties a record 13 times.

That's one No. 1 Andy Roddick isn't expecting to unseat.

"Well, I definitely don't think they will ask me to do it again," Roddick said with a laugh yesterday as he recalled his experience hosting "SNL" back in November while on a conference call from Melbourne, Australia.

Besides, there are other things that Roddick would like to repeat from 2003 that rank a little higher on his personal scale of importance, such as capturing another Grand Slam singles title and holding onto the No. 1 world ranking he picked up in the year's waning days.

Roddick, who began fulfilling some of the massive expectations thrust upon his 21-year-old shoulders by winning the U.S. Open in September, will chase after his first Australian Open crown beginning Monday. He's also a major attraction for next month's Siebel Open in San Jose, Feb. 9-15.

There will be questions this year about whether Roddick can maintain his run from the last half of 2003, when he won six titles - including five of the last 10 tournaments in which he was entered - after hooking up with San Rafael-based coach Brad Gilbert. Roddick's lead in the ATP rankings over No. 2 Roger Federer is a relatively tight 160 points (4,535 to 4,375), so he has very little margin for error. The Australian Open winner gets 1,000 points toward his ranking.

At least with Gilbert in his camp, Roddick has little chance to develop a bloated ego. Gilbert, whose rise to a career-high singles ranking of No. 4 was fueled by four parts mental fortitude to every one part physical gifts, will be standing by with a safety pin to pop any balloons of excess self-importance.

"We're trying not to focus too much on the ranking," said Roddick, who will warm up with a tournament in Kooyong, Australia, this week. "I think we just want to keep improving. Brad keeps telling me, 'OK, we did good things, but, you know, you still have a lot to improve on.' So that kind of sticks with you."

So do the paparazzi and fans that trail in the wake of Roddick and his girlfriend, actress/singer Mandy Moore, although Roddick said the attention doesn't bother him. In fact, it makes more sense now.

"I think a lot of it is just having deserved that attention, as opposed to just having it be hype," Roddick said. "That's been a pretty good feeling."

Apparently, there's a perpetual surplus of good feelings when Gilbert is in charge. Nick Bollettieri, he's not.

"We have a really good time, you know, it's not do-or-die every second of the day," Roddick said. "We goof around. ... So it makes it a lot more relaxed atmosphere, which makes it a lot easier to perform."

Since Gilbert only came onboard in June, this winter was his first opportunity to really polish specific aspects of Roddick's game. While Roddick said he's hoping to make his service return more of a consistent weapon, if his 6-3, 6-4 second-round loss to Jonas Bjorkman last week in Qatar is any indication, his backhand side could stand some more shoring up.

"It's just been working on the little things, and I am not going to tell everybody (what those are) because then they'd all know," Roddick said when asked which areas he worked on the most. "But it was good maybe to get away from the Tour and just have it kind of be us in training."

As for staying on top, Roddick knows there's no answer but hard work.

"I don't think there's any magic potion," Roddick said. "... I feel like I gained a little bit more respect from the players, but with that being said, there's also a bull's-eye on my back every time I go out there now."

And it's not Steve Martin on the other side of the net.

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"I feel like I gained a little bit more respect from the players, but with that being said, there's also a bullseye on my back every time I go out there now," said Roddick.
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Roddick has the world at his feet
by Jordan Chong
Wednesday, January 14, 2004


A year during which you win six titles and finish on top of the world could hardly be described as a 'lucky' one.

But that's the first word that came to Andy Roddick when he was asked to describe what it felt like to reach the No.1 ranking at the end of 2003.

The 21-year-old's US Open victory in front of the adoring New York fans elevated him to the status of celebrity usually reserved for stars of the stage and screen.

He returns to Melbourne with that profile, and an Australian crowd looking to see him again produce moments that they will never forget - such as last year's epic five-setter against Younes El Aynaoui.

Before he broke through at Flushing Meadows, his semi-final appearance (where he lost to Rainer Schuettler) at last year's Australian Open was the young American's best Grand Slam result.

The man who has overseen Roddick's rapid rise, Andre Agassi's former coach Brad Gilbert, thinks his new charge will handle all before him.

"He is very levelled-headed. He's a good kid. He just can't forget that he's a tennis player," said Gilbert, who took on the role in the middle of last year after Roddick decided to move on from his previous mentor, Tarik Benhabiles.

"He's very well grounded and I think he's going to do a good job at it."

"It's about getting better and keeping improving and pressing yourself to get better. At 21 years old he can do everything better."

As far as extra-curricular activities are concerned, Gilbert believes that Roddick should be able to do what he wants off the court and have new experiences.

"Why not? He enjoys himself. He's 21 years old. He's supposed to have fun."

"It's important, no matter what you do, to use discretion, and I think he's doing a good job at it."

One of the things Roddick has learnt from his breakthrough year is that the extra opportunities, sponsorships and invitations all arise from his ability to win matches.

"I definitely enjoy winning the matches first and foremost - and that feeling that you get right afterwards. The other stuff is nice but it's the actual tennis matches that make it all good."

Given the expectations now placed on him by the tennis world, it would be no surprise if the added pressure did take its toll.

But Roddick dismisses any such notion, saying the desire to win is always there, regardless of his current ranking or what has come before.

"It's either one pressure or another. It's either when is he going to win or when is he going to win again."

"From day to day it hasn't really changed too much. It was a big thrill for me - it was a dream come true to win the (US) Open - but as far as day to day life, it's not much different," Roddick said.

After playing in Sydney last year, Roddick has opted to follow defending champion Agassi's example by taking part in the Commonwealth Bank International at Kooyong as his warm-up event for the 2004 Australian Open.

It's a path Gilbert knows well, having coached Agassi from 1994 to 2002. He believes the format will allow Roddick to build some match fitness after he lost to Jonas Bjorkman in the second round at Doha.

"It's nice to just come over. Everyone has a different own route but I like staying in Melbourne. It's worked well for Andre and I think it's a good idea for Andy."

"Hopefully in those three matches he'll get some match fitness in and hopefully his game will pick up next week."

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Roddick, inspired by success

January 15, 2004

Andy Roddick says he can still improve, which will worry his opponents, reports Jake Niall.

Andy Roddick's major career ambition was to win the US Open. He did that in 2003 and, in the process, became the game's No. 1 ranked player.

At 21, he had already scaled the summit.

Yet, Roddick still regards himself as a work in progress, and as an improving youngster, rather than finished product.

"I don't know if there is a shot that I cannot improve," Roddick said yesterday.

"I think as much success as I had last year, I still feel I can become a better player, so that keeps me pretty optimistic."

Roddick is not one for self-congratulation and, far from sating his ambitions, the taste of 2003 has actually made him hungrier.

"If anything, the year that I had has just almost inspired me more," he said after routing Robby Ginepri 6-1, 6-3 in less than 40 minutes.

"It's when you get a taste, a good bite of a sandwich when you're hungry and you want to see what the rest of it is like as well."

One US Open swallow will not make Roddick's summer. "People have been asking me what's left? Well, the way I figure it, there are a lot of tournaments I haven't won and there's a lot of things I haven't done in this game so I have plenty to think about to keep me busy. Not easily satisfied, so I definitely want to write some more chapters instead of settling down and accepting what last year was."

Roddick's desire for self-improvement, a very American trait, stems from the premise that he is far from the perfect player.

Yesterday, for instance, Roddick volunteered that he was not as "naturally talented" as Roger Federer, the Swiss rival whom he pipped for the top ranking last year. Roddick also suggested that, as the teenage great white hype of American tennis, he had received "a lot more attention than I deserved earlier on."

"I think as much success as I had last year, I still feel I can become a better player." --- ANDY RODDICK

To be an American No. 1 is a quite different experience from being a top-ranked Australian.

In this country, the player will feel the weight of the nation; in the US, he carries the burden of American tennis - he represents the aspirations of the sport, which has to compete with Tiger Woods, the National Football League and other professional team sports for publicity.

"There was such a long period of time before, maybe, they saw someone who they dubbed had the potential to succeed Andre or Pete," he said.

"Or even just new excitement in the game there, but that's something that was there from the beginning with me, as soon as I turned pro. It's not as though all of a sudden I got thrusted into it."

He accepts his ambassador's role and, unlike the reluctant Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, has even embraced the Davis Cup. He will play in the Olympics this year, regarding the Games as "right up there with the four major ones. Not a lot of people in the world have gold medals."

Even fewer own grand slam singles titles and until 2003, Roddick had not been beyond the quarters of a slam. For the hype and hope back home, he had not delivered much when it counted. The breakthrough came a year ago at the Australian Open, when an exhausted Roddick outlasted Younes El Aynaoui 21-19 in the longest fifth set in grand slam history to reach his first slam semi-final.

The match became instant folklore and, no sooner had it finished, was hailed as a coming-of-age story.

Roddick has fond memories of the match and of Melbourne.

"That match was a huge part of my year last year," he said. "So, of course, it pops into my mind sometimes."

He was unsure, though, whether his US Open conquest was a direct flow-on from the Melbourne marathon. "Some people are asking, 'Did you win the US Open because you won that match?'

"...I don't know how much I believe that, but it definitely was a learning curve. If I'm in a fifth set now, I think: 'I've been there before, I can do this', and in that respect it has helped a lot."

Whether a new Roddick was born at Rod Laver Arena in the early hours of January 21, 2003, is beside the point, which is that Andy Roddick is the not the kid who came to Melbourne 12 months ago.

This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...877899141.html

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Roddick tastes success
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ANYONE with a 21-year-old in the house will attest that he equates life to food, as American ace Andy Roddick chose to do yesterday when defining his ascendancy to the world No. 1 ranking.

To taste success at the US Open was the morsel that drove Roddick through December training to seek more tennis helpings.

"If anything, the year that I had has just inspired me more. It's when you get a taste, a good bite of the sandwich when you're hungry and you want to see what the rest of it is like as well," Roddick said.

"It's kind of what I went through. It's much easier this year to get up from training again and going back to it than it has been the other years.

"I accomplished my main goal in tennis, which was to win the US Open, but people have been asking me, 'what's left?'.

"Well, the way I figure it, there are a lot of tournaments I haven't won and there's a lot of things I haven't done in this game.

"I'm not easily satisfied, so I definitely want to write some more chapters instead of settling down and accepting what last year was."

Roddick made an early bid for Australian Open favouritism with an awesome display of power hitting to despatch compatriot Robby Ginepri 6-1 6-3 in just 45 minutes in the Commonwealth Bank International at Kooyong.

"It was good to get out there under a competitive situation and it's the best I've felt moving on the court in the last month or so. I'm confident it will get better now," he said.

"I felt like I was moving pretty well, seeing the ball really well and doing what I wanted with it.

"Obviously we have the shortest off-season in pro sports, but I feel rested. Give me a week sitting around and I'm bored, so I'm ready to go again."

Long-time tennis watchers believe Roddick literally came of age when he emerged triumphant from that 21-19 fifth set trial of mind as well as body against Moroccan Younes El Aynaoui in their late-night quarter-final last year.

"When a player goes back to a place he has been before, it obviously strikes some memories, especially down here that match was a huge part of my year," Roddick said.

"It definitely was a learning curve. If I'm in a fifth set now, I think 'I've been there before, I can do this' and in that respect it has helped a lot."

Roddick's next opponent is Argentine David Nalbandian who staved off three match points before outlasting American Taylor Dent 4-6 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-5).

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new article from tennisreporters.... Matthew Cronin is pissing me off more and more lately. Ferrero played him tough??? Uh did he see the USO final, which is the only time to this point they've played? For a "tennis expert" he gets a lot of stuff wrong lol
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Andy Roddick: doping not widespread problem
Federer is the player he has to beat; No more "Can you beat Serena?" questions

By Matthew Cronin
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After he and Stefan Koubek lost the doubles final in Qatar on Sunday, Andy Roddick hopped on a long flight Melbourne, where's he scheduled to play in the Kooyong exo prior to the Aussie Open with the likes of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi.

But even though he hadn't been Down Under for a full day yet, Roddick was bothered by the focus of the press on the recent revelation that Greg Rusedski tested positive for the steroid nandroline, pushing the so-called feel-good stories to the in-brief sections.

In the past week, it's been revealed that Rusedski and Mariano Puerta tested positive for steroids, but Roddick said that doping is not a widespread problem in tennis.

"I see on a daily basis how hard people work," Roddick said. "That's the way I approach it. It takes just a couple of people who maybe have done the wrong thing to bring the focus there. I know the players who I play with are clean. It's disappointing to see."

Roddick was also surprised by Rusedski's contention that six other top players were "scared out of their minds" at the prospect of their positive tests being made public.

Rusedski's lawyer, Mark Gay, told The Observer, "There are probably six players out there scared out of their minds that they will be dragged through this the way Greg is being."

"Maybe Greg does know something, but if he does, he's giving some information and I'm not sure where its coming from," Roddick said. "As far as I know, that information is pretty privileged and private. The thing that pisses me off if it takes away from the good stories in the game right now. Were building momentum and something like this comes up. I'm not hear to talk about guilt or innocence, but it's disappointing when you are reading the papers in Australia and that's what they choose to focus on."

Federer is the player he has to beat

Rusedski's contentions about how many men have tested positive (is it really 47?) and whether the ATP is at fault will continue to take up space in the sports press, but Roddick has more pressing matters at hand. He needs to find a way to consistently beat No. 2 Roger Federer if he is to convince the world that he is a deserving No. 1. Roddick is 1-5 against Federer.

"Obviously, he's gotten the better of me so far," Roddick said. "I feel like the first three times we played it was earlier on in both of our careers and he was just much better at that point, plain and simple. I didn't have nearly the amount of polish on my game that he had, and the last two times I have lost to him have been first-set tiebreakers and that's crucial. Whereas normally I can find a way to win those, he's gotten the better of me in those. He's a great frontrunner. Once you get down to him you don't see him all of a sudden take his foot off the gas. It's crucial to try to play well from the start against Federer."

Roddick says that the inventive Federer "inspires" him to take his game to new heights and the half-Floridian, half-Texan is striving to improve his return games. For the Master Blaster, that means a lot more of the tennis that he showed at the US Open: a riskier return of serve off his foe's second serves; further confidence in his backhand down the line and a willingness to go to net. His forehand will take care of everything else.

Roddick's terrific six weeks during the summer hard court season proved a lot to the rest of the tour, but he's still a bit of a question mark in front of some of his peers. He did not dominate on any surface but outdoor hard. That's means that Roddick will have to go deep Down Under again and should he reach the semis like he did last year, a victory there will be expected. Last year, he pulled out two amazing victories over Mikael Youzney and Younes El Aynaoui, but then was crushed by Rainer Schuettler.

This year, he is expected to his matches more under control or continue to win marathons, a la Albert Costa. After all, number ones are capable of winning three five-setters in a row, aren't they?
"I feel like I gained a little bit more respect from the players, but with that being said, there's also a bull's eye on my back every time I go out there now," he said. "They'd all love to beat the guy who is ranked No. 1. I know I have a couple of times that I have done it in the past, it does make it harder, but I enjoy challenge like that."

A quick look at Roddick's record against the top guys reveals that he hasn't has easy pickings over the past year. Not only does Federer have a clear edge over him, Ferrero, Agassi and Schuettler all play him tough.

"I feel like I am on top of the rankings, but I don't think there's any player that's clearly head and shoulders above the rest right now," Roddick said. "So I was just the one who was lucky enough to be on top of the points standings [at the end of 2003]. I definitely feel that there's a lot of guys and we are all pushing each other to become better."

No more "Can you beat Serena?" questions
If the year goes as planned for the ATP, its various scandals will fade away and the cororful young 20-somethings will battle it out for the top spot again. Roddick clearly remembers the days when he would go out in public and instead of being asked about the American male up and comers, a fan would ask: "Can you beat Serena?"

Roddick had a good laugh.

"You definitely get the feeling that the Williams sisters totally took the game for a while, took it by storm and deservedly so," he said. "They are a great story, but with them maybe taking a little bit of time off maybe it's our turn to maybe step it up a little bit. … There are a lot of personalities right now in the men's game, a lot of contrasting styles, and with the exception of Andre, there's been almost a complete changing of the guard as far as the young guys taking over at the top of the game. That makes it very exciting; people are getting intrigued again; maybe they can sense a new generation of players that they will be able to watch for a little while to come."

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thanks for posting those tangy.... I got them up at RO this morning but was too lazy lmao
yeah, I saw. I didn't bother posting that stupid 'Andy must take responsiblity' article here, though. It was total ! Did you see the comments I made on RO?

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