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Oh God I'm dying
Of course, Andy IS better than Roger
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I have no words. None.

Andy clearly pwns Roger.

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Same here, Holly. Same here.

It's just... Too good.
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but...but...but they voted for Justine!!! There is no justice in this world!!!
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I can't breathe or find any words .....

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Whatever drugs these tennis writers are smoking today, I WANT SOME.
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Plenty left for Roddick to capture
by: Tom Perrotta, TENNIS.com
posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | Feedback | Print Entry
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If you're tempted to view last weekend's Davis Cup as Andy Roddick's ticket to tennis greatness -- his defining moment -- not so fast. Don't be surprised if Roddick wins another major or two in his career. I'd be more surprised if he doesn't.

Crazy, you say? It's understandable why you might think that. Roddick can't beat Roger Federer -- he's now lost to the world's best player 11 straight times and 15 out of 16. Rafael Nadal, whose fast-court game improves every year, beat Roddick in their last meeting on hard courts. So did Novak Djokovic, the 20-year-old Serb who passed Roddick in the rankings this year. Andy Murray has a winning record against Roddick, too (4-2). Against his best competition, Roddick hasn't been terribly impressive. So why the bullish outlook?

Several facts fall in Roddick's favor. He stays in shape and doesn't suffer many injuries. He doesn't beat himself (Roddick may not excel at as many shots as his fans want him to excel at, but he's rarely guilty of stupid mistakes). The most important reason, of course, is that a great serve tends to hold up longer than fast feet or superb defense. Pete Sampras, five years into retirement, just showed us what a great serve could do for a 35-year-old in his exhibitions against Federer. Goran Ivanisevic didn't win Wimbledon until 2001, when he was 29. Roddick's serve compares favorably to both of these men.

While most aficionados consider Sampras' serve the best in history, one can easily make a case for Roddick's. He has consistently matched or topped Sampras in percentage of service games held, first-serve percentage, and break points saved, despite having a weaker forehand and far less skill at the net to back him up when his opponents do return the ball. Roddick has done this despite the fact that most players, including Sampras, say today's faster surfaces, from the lawns of Wimbledon to the pavement of Flushing, are slower than they once were.

Roddick, who celebrated his 25th birthday in August, has at least five years of top-level performance ahead of him. A lot can happen in five years; other players can slump, get hurt or lose motivation. When Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, everything broke his way -- Federer lost early, he had a favorable draw, and David Nalbandian hurt himself after taking a two-set lead in the semifinals. Andre Agassi won several majors by staying in shape and hanging around while things went wrong for other players. Roddick can do the same.

One last thing that people tend to forget about Roddick: Of all the players who are suffering through the Federer era -- the most dominant period in the sport's history -- not one has suffered as much as Roddick. He could have six major titles right now: two at the U.S. Open (he lost to Federer in the 2006 final), three at Wimbledon (he lost to Federer in 2004 and 2005 finals and the 2003 semifinal), and one at the Australian Open (he lost to Federer in last year's semifinal).

If someone else takes care of Federer -- it's bound to happen one of these days -- Roddick's second major won't look so out reach.

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Glad you did warn me Re

OMG Deb, we need those drugs NOW.......we will be floating on a nice white fluffy cloud

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Those articles are HYSTERICALLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
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Ummmm what Andy Roddick have they been watching.

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See this is why I love this forum - I agree errrrr what is that shot he uses so much at bad moments? Oh yeah that slice backhand.
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So here's more about that UK singer (Yannis Philippakis of The Foals) who is obsessed with Andy Roddick.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main...bmfoals106.xml
Foals: Are they the new Radiohead?
One of the most bizarre of [his] obsessions is former World No 1 tennis player Andy Roddick. "He's not the most talented tennis player ever," Philippakis explains, "but the idea of psychological discipline and no Plan B - I like that. It's the pathos, too. There's a kind of tragic-hero quality. He's like someone out of The Great Gatsby." (Tangy: this is clever, actually. Me like.)

http://www.spin.com/features/band_of...0071129_foals/
Fun Fact: Singer Yannis Philippakis is a tennis fanatic and American Grand Slam pro Andy Roddick is his favorite player. The lyrics for "The French Open" are based on Roddick's advert with Lacoste.
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And here's yet another young tennis player who names Andy as her favorite.

www.ldnews.com/ci_7405392?source=rss_emailed
Fresh off national tourney win, Forster looking for even more
By PAT HUGGINS
Lebanon Daily News

Meet 10-year-old Bridget Forster of North Cornwall Township, undoubtedly the only Lebanon County resident to share a tennis accomplishment with American star player Andy Roddick.

Forster, the daughter of longtime local teaching pro John Forster, recently captured one of the country’s most prestigious tournaments for up-and-coming junior players, the “Little Mo” Nationals, an event for youngsters 11 years of age and under named for the first female winner of the tennis Grand Slam, Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly.

In emerging victorious in the girls’ 10-and-under division last month in Austin, Texas, Forster joined, among others, Roddick as a Little Mo champion.

A pretty cool development given that Forster’s favorite player just happens to be ... you guessed it, Andy Roddick.

“It was great,” said Bridget, as personable and articulate off the court as she is talented on it. “It was just great to win it. I’ve always had a dream to win the Little Mo, ’cause Andy Roddick did, too, and I love Andy Roddick. He won under-10, too, so it was very special to me to win it.”

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His overplayed machismo can induce vomiting, but fortunately the Top Ten Hotties List doesn’t have a gag reflex. The American is spoiled and whiny in defeat, pompous and arrogant in victory. In fact, one might say that Andy is a big Roddick.
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Accordingly attaching great importance to Andy's Cup role, we here choose Andy Roddick the leading male candidate for our award, ever so slightly ahead of Federer.
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So here's more about that UK singer (Yannis Philippakis of The Foals) who is obsessed with Andy Roddick.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main...bmfoals106.xml
Foals: Are they the new Radiohead?
One of the most bizarre of [his] obsessions is former World No 1 tennis player Andy Roddick. "He's not the most talented tennis player ever," Philippakis explains, "but the idea of psychological discipline and no Plan B - I like that. It's the pathos, too. There's a kind of tragic-hero quality. He's like someone out of The Great Gatsby." (Tangy: this is clever, actually. Me like.)

http://www.spin.com/features/band_of...0071129_foals/
Fun Fact: Singer Yannis Philippakis is a tennis fanatic and American Grand Slam pro Andy Roddick is his favorite player. The lyrics for "The French Open" are based on Roddick's advert with Lacoste.
I love The Foals! I have that song "The French Open" on my iPod - very good (well I like it, but my taste is bizarre sometimes).

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Yannis Philippakis's love of Andy never fails to amuse me. I really should download that song at some point... *hunts*

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