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GOOD LUCK ANDY IN ROLAND GARROS!!!

willie
05-19-2004, 10:36 PM
I WANTED TO TELL ANDY RODDICK, GOOD LUCK AT RG, HE IS A GREAT PLAYER AND ALTHOUGH HE ISNT AS GOOD IN CLAY AS IN HARD IT WOULD BE AWSOME TO SEE HIM AT FAR STAGES AT RG.
GOOD LUCK ANDY!!!!

star
05-19-2004, 11:03 PM
:kiss: :kiss: Willie.

I wish him good luck too. :)

Carito_90
05-19-2004, 11:07 PM
:wavey: Willie! Good to c u over here :)

Yah, hopefully he'll reach R2 :lol:

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 12:03 AM
aw..... thanks! :) I'd say good luck to Guille as well but I don't think he needs it ;)

Neely
05-20-2004, 12:16 AM
GOOD LUCK, ANDY!!!! :rocker: :rocker: :rocker2: :rocker2:

but PLEASE, don't draw Kiefer, Haas or Mayer (if he qualifies) in the 1st round :mad: :mad: ... such a match-up would bring me into a very tight spot :rolleyes:


aw..... thanks! :) I'd say good luck to Guille as well but I don't think he needs it ;)
lol, maybe he could need it more for Queen's or Wimbledon ;)
I'm sure Guille can need every good wish for the green grass since he has not much experience on that surface and not a good record either
but I think maybe can do even better than we/I expect him :bounce:
(but I appreciate Coria's and Moyá'a decisions very much to show up on grass, too)
BTW, I'm heavily convinced of Moyá's abilities on grass... VAMOS, Carlos!!!! :woohoo: :smooch:

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 12:22 AM
but PLEASE, don't draw Kiefer, Haas or Mayer (if he qualifies) in the 1st round :mad: :mad: ... such a match-up would bring me into a very tight spot :rolleyes:


well I think all three of those guys would have a very good shot at beating Andy in the first round, or at least give him a great bit of trouble.

I love you Xavier but please please please get drawn to meet Andy in the first round!!!

Havok
05-20-2004, 12:36 AM
:banana:

J. Corwin
05-20-2004, 05:33 AM
well I think all three of those guys would have a very good shot at beating Andy in the first round, or at least give him a great bit of trouble.

I love you Xavier but please please please get drawn to meet Andy in the first round!!!

Using Xavier as a sacrificial lamb. :lol:

Nila
05-20-2004, 03:23 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Fumus
05-20-2004, 03:54 PM
Geux Andy!

Sjengster
05-20-2004, 03:59 PM
It's strange to think that Kiefer could actually cause Roddick more problems on clay than Malisse, but that's just a testament to the X-Man's total uselessness whenever he meets Roddick. Robredo, he just doesn't have enough game to trouble Roddick whatsoever, hence his failure to win a single set against him even on clay, but if Malisse could be bothered to change his playing style a little he has enough weapons to bother Roddick. He outaced him at the US Open last year, for a start, but did nothing in the rallies except feed lovely, elegant strokes back down the court to Roddick without ever taking the ball on.

Havok
05-20-2004, 04:10 PM
blah, Malisse couldn't do anything in that match. Andy was on fire, and looked like a seasoned pro up at net! that match he was hitting the best volley's I'd have ever seen him hit, he was doing half volleys, stretch volleys, pick up volleys, just good stuff. Oh and Sjeng, since when is aces everything :lol: uhoh, Andy relied on the rest of his game in order to win, not aces :scared: what is the world coming to.

Fumus
05-20-2004, 04:15 PM
Naldo what is up with you and the rest of the guys getting like all those rep gems?

Sjengster
05-20-2004, 04:17 PM
A higher ace count than Roddick shows that your serve is as strong as his, which I would have thought is pretty essential if you're going to beat him. Malisse was totally passive for the first two sets, but then had two breakpoints to serve for the third set, two setpoints at 5-4, and then led by a minibreak in the tiebreak and threw every one of those chances away.

I mean, who else in their right mind would win the first set against Roddick on a North American hardcourt and then win a grand total of two games in the next two sets? Only the X-Man.

Fumus
05-20-2004, 04:19 PM
I give X-Man credit though. He's probably one of the most talented guys all around on the tour. He has the natural ability it's always been a menal thing for him. He needs a good coach or someone to give him a mind transplant or sumtin'

Havok
05-20-2004, 04:24 PM
A higher ace count than Roddick shows that your serve is as strong as his, which I would have thought is pretty essential if you're going to beat him. Malisse was totally passive for the first two sets, but then had two breakpoints to serve for the third set, two setpoints at 5-4, and then led by a minibreak in the tiebreak and threw every one of those chances away.

I mean, who else in their right mind would win the first set against Roddick on a North American hardcourt and then win a grand total of two games in the next two sets? Only the X-Man.
Did you see the way Roddick was playing in that first set? he was playing like major ass and hit tons of errors. MAlisse played a very good first set, but by all means was far from a spectacular set. Once Roddick fine-tuned his game it was lights out for Malisse (well his head had gone up his ass when he was on the losing end, so he wasn't so brilliant as the match got closer to the end:p )

And Malisse has an average serve, and an average serve is all it takes to go toe to toe with Andy. Let's face it, he's not the greatest returner in the world, so if you don't succumb to the pressure of holding serve, you can easily hold your own with an average serve.

oh and Skyler, whore yourself around. give some out, you get back. I'm sure people's won't refuse you, :lol:

Sjengster
05-20-2004, 04:35 PM
Yes, Roddick played a crap first set, but Malisse then played a terrible next two sets, he reverted to playing his usual defensive tennis without being proactive enough. At one stage he was 6-0, 5-1 down before he held serve for the second time, it was beyond ridiculous. And don't tell me he has an average serve, this is the man who outaced Rusedski and Krajicek at Wimbledon in 2002 when he beat them en route to the Wimbledon semifinals (and then lost to Nalbandian despite serving 25 aces to Nalbandian's 1 - but then Nalbandian is a much better returner than those first two players).

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 04:43 PM
poor Xavier, such a headcase. I think he broke 4 rackets in his straight sets loss to Soderling in Scottsdale. I wanted to :hug: him

tangerine_dream
05-20-2004, 04:47 PM
X-man is what Safin would be without the natural talent. :bolt:

tangerine_dream
05-20-2004, 04:48 PM
oh and Skyler, whore yourself around. give some out, you get back. I'm sure people's won't refuse you, :lol:

Let me warn you, Skyler. Naldo gives as good as he gets. :smoke:

Fumus
05-20-2004, 04:48 PM
poor Xavier, such a headcase. I think he broke 4 rackets in his straight sets loss to Soderling in Scottsdale. I wanted to :hug: him

but then you reconsidered because who knows what that crap he is trying to grow on his face is... :eek:

Sjengster
05-20-2004, 04:49 PM
No, the X-Man is what Safin could be if he didn't have his head screwed on at least half the time. They are both extremely talented, but Safin has at least some mental strength whereas Malisse has had very little discernible mental fibre since Wimbledon 2002.

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 04:49 PM
X-man is what Safin would be without the natural talent. :bolt:

X-man may not be as talented as Marat but he's still got a LOT of talent. Just a total headcase :(

Fumus
05-20-2004, 04:52 PM
Let me warn you, Skyler. Naldo gives as good as he gets. :smoke:

That's ok I am happy with my one little gem. I don't want to catch an RTD anyways...(Reputationally Transmitted Disease) unless it's safe reputation giving but that's never as good anyways....lol :cool:

tangerine_dream
05-20-2004, 04:59 PM
X-man may not be as talented as Marat but he's still got a LOT of talent. Just a total headcase :(

Look, I like X-man but he is one of the most frustrating players to watch. I don't think he's as naturally talented as Marat but he has had flashes of brilliance here and there; much like most of the top 100 players have shown otherwise they wouldn't be top 100. But if Marat were as big a cream puff as the X-man, no amount of natural talent would save him.

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 05:40 PM
but he is one of the most frustrating players to watch

well I said he's NOT as talented as Marat lol silly tangy. and yes he is frustrating. like I said, in Scottsdale I just wanted to reach out and hug him!

tangerine_dream
05-20-2004, 05:45 PM
Oh, ok. :retard:

Havok
05-20-2004, 06:05 PM
Malisse= average serve. he hits it in the high 110's, sometimes 120's. second serve is around 110 as well. that's an average serve in my book.

Havok
05-20-2004, 06:05 PM
Let me warn you, Skyler. Naldo gives as good as he gets. :smoke:
aww, she loves my :banana:

Fumus
05-20-2004, 06:11 PM
Malisse= average serve. he hits it in the high 110's, sometimes 120's. second serve is around 110 as well. that's an average serve in my book.

Shhhhessh even the seniors at my club get up that high on regular basis! Average that's alittle too kinda! ;)

Sjengster
05-20-2004, 09:41 PM
Malisse= average serve. he hits it in the high 110's, sometimes 120's. second serve is around 110 as well. that's an average serve in my book.

Well that's a lousy book then, because so do a lot of top players - Federer serves at around the same speed most of the time, and he hardly has a weak serve. Just because a serve isn't as fast as Roddick's or Rusedski's or Philippoussis' doesn't mean it's average, sometimes placement and variety count for something too. Imagine that! ;)

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 09:45 PM
Malisse= average serve. he hits it in the high 110's, sometimes 120's. second serve is around 110 as well. that's an average serve in my book.

I don't remember his serve being his problem - it was his focus and his temper. Half the time it just looked like his mind was somewhere else and then all of a sudden he'd get mad and break a racket. When he focused and remained composed, he played well. His serve might not be the best, but I don't think that's what's holding him back.

Havok
05-20-2004, 09:45 PM
Well that's a lousy book then, because so do a lot of top players - Federer serves at around the same speed most of the time, and he hardly has a weak serve. Just because a serve isn't as fast as Roddick's or Rusedski's or Philippoussis' doesn't mean it's average, sometimes placement and variety count for something too. Imagine that! ;)
:eek: well I don't believe that Malisse has the best placement. well would you imagine that :D

Havok
05-20-2004, 09:48 PM
I don't remember his serve being his problem - it was his focus and his temper. Half the time it just looked like his mind was somewhere else and then all of a sudden he'd get mad and break a racket. When he focused and remained composed, he played well. His serve might not be the best, but I don't think that's what's holding him back.
I know that his serve isn't what's holding him back. Sjeng over here brought up the fact that Lamisse out-aced Roddick at their 4th round US Open match last year, and all I said was that Malisse's serve is average. not better than average, and it's not below average.

Oh and Sjeng, did I mention Roddick, Rusedski, or Philippoussis' name in my previous post? I think not, so why are the mentioned? I know my post was talking about speed and you brought in 3 of the guys who have the fastest serves, but that wasn't where i was going.:p

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 09:50 PM
Lamisse?????? LMFAO I love you Naldo

and yes Naldo I know what you were saying, but I was only replying to what you said, not what anyone else said ;)

Havok
05-20-2004, 09:53 PM
oh fuck I'm going to fix that now. I try to type too fast :retard:

Deboogle!.
05-20-2004, 10:03 PM
aw but it was cute :p

heya
05-21-2004, 03:12 AM
Nick Bollettieri was a little bitter about his wrong USO prediction. I guess Andy should've been born with Malisse's talent.

Somehow, he gets by with limited talent.
He can even bend his knee a little bit while he serves.
:scared:Let's hope he's not named Stiffy.:bigcry:
Andy strives to win tournaments without easy draws...
One day, he'll have a great return game like his hero, Henman. :yeah:
Here's the poor darling's greatest achievement to date:
He helped his role model, Schalken at the hotel. :inlove::worship:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 03:14 AM
:bigcry: :haha:

Vass
05-21-2004, 01:24 PM
Good luck Andy! IF you get past the first round, you'll reach 3rd round. I think you'll do it.

Ok, I'm off to worry about Safin...

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 01:43 PM
thanks Vass that was nice of you :)

merle
05-21-2004, 02:25 PM
Good luck from me too! :) And I'm off with Vass to worry about Marat! :bolt:

star
05-21-2004, 02:34 PM
:eek: It's always such a nervous time between the time the draw is announced and the first round! MTF will be rattling with the jangled nerves. :)

Thanks Vass and Merle.

Good luck to your guy too!!

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 02:43 PM
lol star, no kidding! I might just stick around these parts. GM seems like a pretty toxic place right now. Plus I have so many people on ignore there isn't even that much to read :lol:

Havok
05-21-2004, 02:46 PM
*remembers MTF during the US Open 2003 draw*


OMFG what a riot that was, bunch of retards people were at the time :retard: it was a constant orgasm until Roddick creamed henman :banana:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 02:51 PM
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tangerine_dream
05-21-2004, 04:49 PM
*remembers MTF during the US Open 2003 draw*
OMFG what a riot that was, bunch of retards people were at the time :retard: it was a constant orgasm until Roddick creamed henman :banana:

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Naldo again."

Damn!

Fumus
05-21-2004, 05:52 PM
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Naldo again."

Damn!

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to tangerine_dream again.
:)

tangerine_dream
05-21-2004, 06:17 PM
:lol: Fumus

Havok
05-21-2004, 06:28 PM
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Naldo again."

Damn!
I'm waiting until someone here demands my banana, so only other posters will get a taste of it;)

I wanna be here when someone is ready to be made a woman, or a man if they really want me:p

star
05-21-2004, 06:42 PM
Well, I was needing your banana for that two days ago and you weren't up to the task!

I had to have a 4 way with Q and others to get it. :p

Havok
05-21-2004, 06:44 PM
I know star, which is why I am now holding out for AR poster's every beckon call:D

*ahem* and I wouldn't talk, you weren't there and I got off by GHW:scared:

and besides a 4 way with Q and others isn't as good as just me by my lonesome:banana: well you had Q so maybe it's just about even;)

Fumus
05-21-2004, 06:56 PM
:lol: Fumus

Yea, I was under the 24hr restriction.

zoltan83
05-21-2004, 08:13 PM
I give X-Man credit though. He's probably one of the most talented guys all around on the tour. He has the natural ability it's always been a menal thing for him. He needs a good coach or someone to give him a mind transplant or sumtin'

Agree with you. X-Man is a talented player... when I decide to play tennis. Because sometimes :rolleyes: Mental is his big problem.

Fumus
05-21-2004, 08:20 PM
Agree with you. X-Man is a talented player... when I decide to play tennis. Because sometimes :rolleyes: Mental is his big problem.

Well I think sometimes for him it's like he wants to excute every shot with perfection and he's such a perfectionist it hurts his game. If X-man is a poor's man anyone he would be a poor man's Federer, not a Safin. X-man doesn't have an amazing shot but, he does make amazing shots. This is just like Federer who does everything good and somethings really well, to quote Andre.
X-man does everything ok, and somethings good, so that's the difference. When he plays Andy he tries to overpower him and I think even Roger would have a hard time doing that. That's Andy's strength, you have to beat him in otherways. So if you are reading X-man, don't get in long forehand rallies with Andy, you are not Safin, you will loose!! :)

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 09:27 PM
The 9 hour time difference between here and Paris is just :retard: for me. I can catch it on tape but so much for live tennis. :smash:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 09:31 PM
awww if it makes you feel any better, I know I'm gonna have a total battle with my parents trying to watch it :(

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 09:34 PM
They won't let you watch tennis?

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 09:36 PM
sure once in a while but the 6-7 hours a day that are planned for some days?? Highly doubtful.

Plus my dad is one of those conservatives who doesn't support anything French.

Yes, I'm serious.

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 09:40 PM
lol my parents are always like "there's STILL tennis going on?"

hmmm..so you're dad's a jingoist? (not to be used in the pejorative sense). Or just overly patriotic. :)

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 09:54 PM
neither. He's overly conservative. and y'know, France is "against us" and by 'us' I mean the US and also the Jews, he believes both to be true.

Plus, my parents like tennis ok, but not in that quantity. They'll watch a slam final or something like that. but yea. and I think my mom only really likes the trophy ceremonies ;)

I'll fight and beg and scream and cry... that'll probably work for a few days ;)

star
05-21-2004, 09:59 PM
Is there only one TV set?

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 10:04 PM
with cable, unfortunately :sad:

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 10:06 PM
awwww bunkiesox :(:hug:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 10:07 PM
lol thanks

maybe I'll sit and have a "talk" with them tonight. After all, they seriously owe me some TV time for all the FoxNews I'm forced to endure.

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 10:08 PM
Aren't you supposed to watch a lot of news, given your future profession? ;)

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 10:10 PM
I follow entertainment news plenty ;)

zoltan83
05-21-2004, 10:47 PM
The 9 hour time difference between here and Paris is just :retard: for me. I can catch it on tape but so much for live tennis. :smash:

time difference... which time difference :D
No time difference for me :bounce:

Havok
05-21-2004, 10:50 PM
poor jace, he's got an extra 3 hour difference than I do. gah that sucks major ass. yeah Zoltan, isn't this time of the year awesome for you :rocker2: this European time difference is decent for me, although I can't sleep in anymore:( gotta be upp by 7 for the first matches that are going on. the only thing that sucks about the time difference is when you have school and can't follow/watch the matches 'live'

zoltan83
05-21-2004, 11:09 PM
the only thing that sucks about the time difference is when you have school and can't follow/watch the matches 'live'

I haven't this problem. I haven't lecture any more... Only exams :p
But well, if i organize correctly my schedule, I can see a lot of matches.

star
05-22-2004, 01:09 AM
poor jace, he's got an extra 3 hour difference than I do. gah that sucks major ass. yeah Zoltan, isn't this time of the year awesome for you :rocker2: this European time difference is decent for me, although I can't sleep in anymore:( gotta be upp by 7 for the first matches that are going on. the only thing that sucks about the time difference is when you have school and can't follow/watch the matches 'live'

I love getting up early for the matches because I actually get to see some tennis instead of it all happening while I'm at work.

star
05-22-2004, 01:14 AM
lol thanks

maybe I'll sit and have a "talk" with them tonight. After all, they seriously owe me some TV time for all the FoxNews I'm forced to endure.


Plus, this is practically the only time left in your life where you will be able just to sit and watch tennis the whole time it is on. From now on, you will probably be working at this time of the year. Law students usually get jobs for the summer months to get experience and form contacts.

Deboogle!.
05-22-2004, 01:20 AM
Well the "if you really love me you'll let me watch tennis" line combined with a good pout should work, but if for some reason it doesn't, I'll try that more logical route next ;)

Deboogle!.
05-23-2004, 05:51 PM
So today I printed out ESPN's RG schedule, just b/c it's much easier to follow on a piece of paper. Anyway so I left it by the comp and my dad sat down a couple minutes later. He holds up the printout and says "what's this" I said "it's the schedule!" and he just muttered "God Help Us" :o this is gonna be a fun week....

Carito_90
05-23-2004, 06:11 PM
:haha:

star
05-23-2004, 06:13 PM
He's lucky you aren't going to be there for the full TWO weeks. :lol:

Does he know Wimbledon is only a month away? :D

Deboogle!.
05-23-2004, 06:15 PM
no he probably doesn't..... but he'll probably be ok with that, he likes the British;)

star
05-23-2004, 06:17 PM
He is probably fuming that Michael Moore won the Palme d'Or. :lol:

Deboogle!.
05-23-2004, 06:22 PM
you have absolutely no idea. I'd tell you what he said but we have teenagers around.

star
05-23-2004, 06:27 PM
It's puzzling to me why your father supports the war in Iraq. The end result is more than likely going to be another radical islamic state, and that is not good for Israel or the entire region.

Deboogle!.
05-23-2004, 06:46 PM
most of his beliefs make no sense :o

he also thinks that allowing same-sex marriage will bring upon the end to human society :o

Sjengster
05-23-2004, 06:50 PM
Sounds as though he'd get on very well with my sister, who has the same capacity to make me cringe with her views on Iraq/Bush/America/Islam sometimes.

Deboogle!.
05-23-2004, 06:55 PM
my problems with Bush are all domestic issues. I know Iraq and all that stuff is very important but at this point in my life I'm more concerned with my right of Choice. I know this is selfish and probably narrow-minded but it's what is most important to me right now as a young woman. And luckily, my dad agrees with me on this. The other issue with which I'm most concerned is Separation of Church and State and opposing school vouchers. And luckily he agrees with me on this too, I just wish he'd see that Bush is pushing through a Conservative Christian agenda that could ultimately hurt him and his future grandchildren very, very much.

TennisLurker
05-23-2004, 07:31 PM
I have the same problems with my father, here the majority of the population is catholic, but he changed his religion like ten years ago to some usa evangelist branch, and according to him, if you dont support Bush, you are not a good christian.