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Acing Arizona (The Scottsdale thread)

Calling all creative Andy fans, need a cool title for this thread and I could not think of anything creative and witty to go with Scottsdale or Arizona or Desert or etc. Or we could go in the direction of the fact that the tourney takes place at the Princess Resort and we could make fun of him

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Heating Up in Scottsdale
By: Sarah Alvanipour
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Things are getting hot in Scottsdale, Ariz., and it's not just the temperature. Next week the Arizona Men’s Tennis Championships will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort for the fourteenth time since the event was held there in 1991.
The 32-man draw will be announced on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at noon. US Open champion Andy Roddick is expected to receive the honor of top seed as he is the top-most ranked player entering the event. If Roddick is seeded first, it will be the fifth time the American receives the honor in the five tournaments he has played thus far this season.

Andy will have some friendly competition, however. The 2002 champion, Andre Agassi, along with a slew of American players including Robbi Ginepri, Brian Vahaly, James Blake, Vince Spadea, and Jan-Michael Gambill, will challenge Roddick at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic, where play will officially commence Monday March 1 -7, 2004.

As an international series tournament, it will award $35,000 and 35 Race points to the winner. Andy must do well here if he wants to secure his position on the Champions Race leader board since many of the other top-ranked players will simultaneously be competing at the Dubai Duty Free Open in Dubai, U.A.E. The Dubai tourney, which is the one of the main attractions in the Middle East, offers 60 points to its winner and over $100,000 in prize money.

Scottsdale, however, affords players the advantage of adjusting to the time and climate of the southwestern United States, which is excellent preparation for the season’s grandest tournament since the Australian Open, the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. which takes place the following week.

Although Roddick will be competing in his first Scottsdale tourney, he can still draw on the experience of his coach, Brad Gilbert, who won the title in Arizona in 1987.

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Re: *I need a cool title* (The Scottsdale thread)

How about:

Scorching [or Burning Up] the court in Scottsdale?

"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: *I need a cool title* (The Scottsdale thread)

hmmmmm I like "Burning up the Court in Scottsdale"

Q, whatcha got?

mind you the forecast for next week, atm, is for 3 days of rain and weather that doesn't get out of the 60s

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Re: *I need a cool title* (The Scottsdale thread)

Acing Arizona

Scorching Scottsdale

Andy does Arizona


Oh ....... and Deb, I don't envy you! You probably know already how cold it can get at night in the desert. brrrrrrrr.

I've been watching the weather in Palm Desert. I see that it will be warming up next week and I am so happy. I have frozen to death at IW many many nights. One year we were wraping ourselves in blankets.
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ohhhhhh I like Acing Arizona!!!


and yea, this is the earliest we've ever been to AZ. Last year it was a week later, and we had lovely weather except for a couple days. I'm sure we'll be fine, even at night. I don't get cold easily anyway so with long pants and a light jacket I'm sure I'll be fine

It's rain I'm worried about more than anything

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Re: *I need a cool title* (The Scottsdale thread)

I like Acing Arizona!

Or it could be, "Roddick, Queen of the Desert"
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Re: *I need a cool title* (The Scottsdale thread)

LOL, Q!

Acing Arizona sounds great to me.

"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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LMFAO!!!!!

Ok then, Acing Arizona it is

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Re: Acing Arizona (The Scottsdale thread)

I was thinking of that Queen of the Desert thing too, Q!!!

But I was thinking Princess of the Desert because of the resort, and I didn't really like that... Just the plain Queen of the Desert is good.

For IW, we are going to need another desert name.
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you can use Queen of the Desert for IW

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Re: Acing Arizona (The Scottsdale thread)

both are good names (the acing AZ and Queen of the Desert thing)

Like father, like son

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Re: Acing Arizona (The Scottsdale thread)

Andy will play John Van Lottum of the Netherlands first round, Monday.

I have no idea who this guy is or what kind of player he is. How does he stack against Andy, anyone know?

"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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Van Lottum is a journeyman. He's been a pro since 1994. Born 1976. He's had a few good results... in particular, he got to the 4th round of Wimby in 1998.

He's ranked 89. I understand he's a big server. He gave Guga a 5 set match at the AO this year. Went 3 sets with Ferrero at Rotterdam.
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And I think it's nice that he was born in Madacascar, is Dutch, and lives in Belgium (Antwerp)
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Ok... I just noticed that he is listed at 6'3" and weighs 145....

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