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lol that's ok it took me a while to learn everything Tokyo and Vienna are regular tour stops, like any other small tournament. They're both on the bigger side of the smaller tourneys, but yeah. In other words if you show up on the entry list for those, you actually actively entered (the slams and masters events are automatic.). But I still don't think Andy will play Tokyo. Well I will put it this way, I don't think he should.
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When are Tokyo and Vienna? Why shouldn't he play Tokyo? To take a break?

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My friend said "That sounds kinda kinky," so no, you're not alone. Hahaha.
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When are Tokyo and Vienna? Why shouldn't he play Tokyo? To take a break?



My friend said "That sounds kinda kinky," so no, you're not alone. Hahaha.
I dont think he should play tokyo because of where it is compared to where he really needs to be (Europe)

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I dont think he should play tokyo because of where it is compared to where he really needs to be (Europe)
Exactly. Plus it's right after Davis Cup. So he'd be playing Davis Cup on clay in Moscow, Tokyo, Vienna indoors, Madrid, something (Lyon? we'll know in a few days), Paris... then come home and (hopefully) go to Shanghai... it's too much.

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Don't be sad guys.
Andy's winning RG next year.

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BTW Federer had some crazy stats: 69 winners, 17 aces and only 19 unforced. In fact Roddick only had 33, 7, and 23. The UE is surprising considering how much of top spin roddick put on this shots
Amazing still that Roger's numbers were better than Andy's across the board and yet Andy still managed to win a set and push Roger. And Andy wasn't anywhere near his best level that we saw at Cincy. Andy's heading in the right direction. If he keeps playing like this with his confidence, he'll be back to No. 3 in no time and we can finally be rid of that pretender who's keeping his seat warm for him.

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I miss the old FH, but I'm still proud of him for what he has accomplished in the past few weeks

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HI!
Don't be sad guys.
Andy's winning RG next year.
I seriously think that the way he is hitting his forehand is in preperation for his davis cup match. If I remember correctly, at RG he was really hitting a flat forehand which was surprising considering it was clay, but it was better to see that this.


I hope Roddick doesn't burn himself out, and I don't know if he should go to Vienna because he will still have Madrd, Lyon, Paris, and Shaghai which is plenty and he can use the time off to rest and improve.

Does anyone know how many points Davydenko, Nalbandian and Ljubicic have to defend?


Tangerine_Dream, I agree. Federer's numbers coudn't be better and Roddicks numbers were decent but not even good and its amazing how close he kept it. What many people don't realize is that Federer really has to play well to beat Roddick whereas he can just coast against other players. This US Open has really shown that Roddick can once again become a top player and that he isn't that far behind.

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I'm really proud of Andy for his performance today and for the whole US Open. It has exceeded my expectations of how the rest of the year would turn out for him so I'm very happy about that. He tried very hard today and there were certainly glimpses of the awesomeness that is our very own Andy Roddick.
I can't wait for the off-season (and AO!) where he'll be spending serious amounts of work-out time with JIMMY!!!
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Does anyone know how many points Davydenko, Nalbandian and Ljubicic have to defend?
I don't know about Davydenko but I think Andy has less than Ljubicic and Nalbandian - Ljubicic made 2 Masters finals and played TMC and Nalbandian won TMC. Andy has the Lyon title and the semis at Paris.

I believe it's mathematically possible for Andy to end the year #3

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Andy has made a slam final every year since 2003. He's no Roger but I think it's a very good statistic to have.

As for Tiger Woods being in Roger's box, I think Andy could have been a tiny bit jealous but he's still have Connors at his side.
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The Beautiful Loser, that's what Andy Roddick was. His effort was faultless. His daring unquestioned. For three-quarters of his U.S. Open final against peerless Roger Federer yesterday, Roddick was inching closer to the lead, staying in the match. He was ignoring Federer's peerless reputation and storming the net with more resolve against Federer than he ever had before.

It was a calculated risk, all right - that Roddick and new coach Jimmy Connors knew. Roddick was baiting Federer, the best shotmaker in the game, to reach into his quiver and make some magic, shoulder the pressure, be more perfect. Then Roddick kept coming in, even when Federer blasted passing shots down the line or curled wicked crosscourt winners. And for a while there, it was working.

Roddick rebounded from an 0-5 start to the match and took the second set. At one point in the third, with the crowd howling for him, Roddick turned to Patrick McEnroe, his Davis Cup captain who was courtside, and screamed, "I'm having more fun than I can handle!"

"I felt like I had him a little bit off for, you know, a little bit of that third set, and it could have gone either way," Roddick said later.

Then Federer ended it with astounding suddenness. He reeled off seven straight games, and eight of the last nine to seize the match with the ease of a man running downhill.

"The start was great, the finish was great," Federer said after holding off Roddick, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. "What was in between really doesn't matter."

Maybe it doesn't. Maybe it does. Given Roddick's 1-10 mark against Federer before the match, some change in strategy was a no-brainer. And you knew a give-no-quarter man like Connors, Roddick's coach for just the last month, would come up with something. But still ...

What every serve-and-volleyer has to be willing to accept is losing the small skirmishes for a point here or there to win the bigger war. But it's an especially big leap of faith for a baseliner like Roddick, who was weaned on radar-gun readings and ear-ringing raves about his 140-mph serves and monster forehand. It's even tougher to believe such a change will work in a major final. And against the likes of Federer.

"Well," Roddick said with a smirk, "if you throw enough crap against the wall, something's going to stick sometime."

Roddick will never be a panther at the net with the footwork of a Rod Laver or the soft hands and volleying artistry of a John McEnroe. But tennis has been waiting and hoping for someone to trouble Federer, to walk on court and ignore the Swiss star's best-ever reputation and reduce the task at hand to simply trying to win a match. Roddick was as understandly guilty of that as anyone. When asked Saturday if there's ever been a time when he visualized beating Federer on an occasion as big as a U.S. Open title match, Roddick truthfully answered: "No. I got to get to that point. But I don't know if I can create it in my mind before it happens."

Rafael Nadal, 20, has done it now and then against Federer, though mostly on clay. If Roddick takes anything away from yesterday's loss, it should be the memory of the small window of opportunity he'd flung open and nearly climbed through against Federer, too, before Federer slammed it shut.

"I was definitely under pressure in the third set," Federer allowed.

What came next from Federer wasn't all that surprising. Not for a man who improved to 9-1 in major finals. When troubled by Roddick, Federer came up with the goods. He had 17 aces to Roddick's seven. He struck 69 winners to Roddick's 33, and 23 of them came in that hotly contested third set that Federer didn't pry away from Roddick until he seized a set-deciding break with Roddick serving at 5-6.

Roddick seemed to deflate a bit after that and Federer began to swing more freely and without fear. A tormented Roddick, knowing he was getting the bum rush toward the door, actually screamed at himself "Win a damn game!" when he was serving at 0-5 and trying to avoid being bageled in the final set.

It was a small triumph when he pulled it off. The bigger victories will have to wait.
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As for Tiger Woods being in Roger's box, I think Andy could have been a tiny bit jealous but he's still have Connors at his side.
Frankly, I read Andy's "Tiger" response as "I could not care less who was in Roger's box. Why are you asking me?"
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I thought it was weird, you know Tiger not supporting the American player.

I'm proud of Andy's performance. For the first time in 2 years he took a set form Federer and had a chance to win that 3rd set. I think in Australia he's gonna kick ass

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Frankly, I read Andy's "Tiger" response as "I could not care less who was in Roger's box. Why are you asking me?"
So did I. Why would Andy care where Tiger was sitting? Tiger can sit whereever he wants.

Jimmy Connors pulling out his hair and freaking out every point was much more fun to watch anyway.

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