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GermanBoy
05-26-2004, 08:37 PM
...is just sad because Andy lost? :confused:

I like him, his game, it`s fun to watch him and he has a great body... :angel:

Why do so many people hate him? :confused:

CooCooCachoo
05-26-2004, 08:40 PM
I am not particularly sad. I wanted Mutis to win, but I am pleased with Andy's mentality in the game. I just don't like his game.

CmonAussie
05-26-2004, 08:41 PM
I'm a little sad for him; also it's good for tennis generally if the top players perform well-->> Roddick is one of the most marketable personalities so the game needs him to be successful. *Anyway I'm sure he'll be a major force at this years Wimbledon & USO again!

croat123
05-26-2004, 08:56 PM
i'm not sad. you all know how i feel about duckman. he acted like a jerk today as well, just like he did vs. todd except today he yelled at the ump a number of times.

joeb_uk
05-26-2004, 09:03 PM
i dont like andy, but i wouldnt say i hate him. there just isnt anything for me to like him about him, i dont enjoy his game or personality :(

tangerine_dream
05-26-2004, 09:11 PM
...is just sad because Andy lost? :confused:

There are a lot of us who are upset that Andy lost but you move on and look forward to better days. :)

I like him, his game, it`s fun to watch him and he has a great body... :angel:

I agree. :angel:

Why do so many people hate him? :confused:

There's no logic to explain the extreme reactions he elicits but he is in good company with many great players in that regard. :bowdown:

Marine
05-26-2004, 09:26 PM
I'l very happy for Mutis because I'm french, and I was in RG today. But I find it's sad a player like Andy is out at the second round. I appreciate his game.

jmp
05-26-2004, 09:37 PM
I'm glad you started this thread, GermanBoy. I'm not sad that Andy lost. I'm sad about the way he lost. I think that Andy's greatest attribute is how he constantly works to improve himself. I know he's struggled on clay. I've seen the way he's tried to conquer it and how much U.S. tennis has supported him by pushing him to make the coaching change last year and PMac giving him European clay experience in Davis Cup. He was overwhelmed today by the surface, the opponent, loss of his first serve advantage, and off court concerns. It's understandable to me that it was too much. I know he would have felt better if he had lost playing his best mental and physical game. As a tennis fan, it was painful for me to watch. I hope he doesn't give up on the surface.

Sjengster
05-26-2004, 10:35 PM
Considering that Roddick will most likely be a big factor at Wimbledon and the US Open, I'm not exactly sad that I've been temporarily spared him for one Slam. To answer your question GermanBoy, there are many who are sad at his loss; I'm just not one of 'em.

Horatio Caine
05-26-2004, 10:37 PM
I'm sad for his loss - he is going to be extremely dangerous at Wimbledon once again, as he has longer to prepare and get used to the grass. If he ruins Henman's chances of the title, i will....

TennisLurker
05-26-2004, 10:39 PM
I dont like big servers, I dont find his game entertaining or interesting.

You shouldnt be sad anyway, he will probably do great in wimbledon and the us open.

Conan the Librarian
05-26-2004, 11:11 PM
I'm sad for his loss - he is going to be extremely dangerous at Wimbledon once again, as he has longer to prepare and get used to the grass. If he ruins Henman's chances of the title, i will....

Conan would be very surprised if Roddick beat Henman on grass.

Horatio Caine
05-26-2004, 11:43 PM
Conan would be very surprised if Roddick beat Henman on grass.

I wouldn't be surprised - his power game can beat anyone. However, you are right to a certain extent i think, cos Henman has got the measure of his game on a fast court. But still, Henman won't beat him every time. Nobody will.

SaFed2005
05-27-2004, 12:09 AM
He still improved from the last 2 years where he left after the 1st rounds... I really though he was gonna make it atleast to the 4th round this year though, especially since his draw wasn' too tough...

Tennis Fool
05-27-2004, 12:10 AM
Jmp: What off-court concerns???

BTW, nice to see you here again.

jmp
05-27-2004, 12:50 AM
:wavey: Hi, Tennis Fool! It's good to "see" you again, too.

The off court concerns I'm referring to are:

*He was already nervous because this is his worst surface;
*He had some sort of 24 hour bug which effected his play in the first round and impacted his preparation; and
*His sleep was interrupted the night before his 2nd round match by a false fire alarm which also brought back memories of the fire in Italy.

jrm
05-27-2004, 12:50 AM
Glad he lost ...

tangerine_dream
05-27-2004, 01:14 AM
*His sleep was interrupted the night before his 2nd round match by a false fire alarm which also brought back memories of the fire in Italy.

I didn't know this. Interesting....

AtPGiRL
05-27-2004, 01:18 AM
...is just sad because Andy lost? :confused:

I like him, his game, it`s fun to watch him and he has a great body... :angel:

Why do so many people hate him? :confused:

yes.. you are.. :haha:

All I have to say is YIPPEEEEE! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bounce: :bounce: :nerner: :nerner: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Horatio Caine
05-27-2004, 02:08 AM
Poor Andy :tears: Besides, he'll feel happier when he smells the fresh grass of Queen's.

Guille's Girl
05-27-2004, 03:13 AM
That's exactly what I was wondering Tennis Fool. Ok we can go and on about some excuses for the guy and he's got some legit one's I admit, but Mutis was great nontheless. Give the kid SOME credit for his win!! Golly!! At least a little. Naw I ain't sad Andy lost. Now ESPN ain't got no other choice but to show Feds, Coria, Ferrero, Moya and Nalbandian.

Don't hate Andy, but I don't "like" him. One thing I can say is that I didn't mind him bitching at the umpire. My sister was pissed about it but I defended him. I'm too soft I swear.

Guille's Girl
05-27-2004, 03:14 AM
Ok thanks for the 411 jmp.

YoursTruly
05-27-2004, 05:24 AM
Don't worry, a lot of people like Andy and wanted him to win that match. But not me. :lol: I wanted Olivier to win, even though I thought Andy would get through that from the start, since he is no.2.

undomiele
05-27-2004, 05:37 AM
Whatever. This kid Olivier hadnt won a tour match all year! I can't even imagine what that must feel like. :eek: How utterly depressing that must be really... Everybody in the tour should have their limelight moment and Im excited this kid is having his. And in his own country too. No matter what, he had roddick figured out and he deserved to win so lets forget about Andy for a bit all right? He'll get over it. ;)

star
05-27-2004, 05:40 AM
It's going to be one of his best memories. :)


I just hope Guga and Coria and Lleyton don't give anyone memories like that.... JCF either. ;)

alita
05-27-2004, 06:09 AM
I just hope Guga and Coria and Lleyton don't give anyone memories like that.... JCF either. :lol: :lol:
JCF also have injuries, :o :o It's hard for him to win Hass in the first round, but he did! awesome!! He said he did't really mind loss or win, just enjoy the match with the audiences. Whatever, hope he will go far~

and OF COURSE CORIA GOOoo:bounce: :bounce:

Lalitha
05-27-2004, 09:15 AM
Andy was playing good up and until the third set, but don't know what happend later. But credit to Oliver, he really made Andy earn his points.

Deboogle!.
05-27-2004, 06:21 PM
I'm glad you started this thread, GermanBoy. I'm not sad that Andy lost. I'm sad about the way he lost. I think that Andy's greatest attribute is how he constantly works to improve himself. I know he's struggled on clay. I've seen the way he's tried to conquer it and how much U.S. tennis has supported him by pushing him to make the coaching change last year and PMac giving him European clay experience in Davis Cup. He was overwhelmed today by the surface, the opponent, loss of his first serve advantage, and off court concerns. It's understandable to me that it was too much. I know he would have felt better if he had lost playing his best mental and physical game. As a tennis fan, it was painful for me to watch. I hope he doesn't give up on the surface.

:worship: :worship: :worship: I couldn't agree more with every single word.

Oh and GermanBoy plenty of us were sad... no wait, I wasn't sad, just angry. But I left my ranting and raving in the Andy forum :)

If Andy has trouble with Henman on hardcourt and carpet, he will certainly have trouble with him on grass. Plus Andy was talking about going back to the US before Queens which I think is about the worst idea I've ever heard him say, I hope Brad convinces him to go right to London.

Andy's whole European clay season was just doomed, he needs to put it past him and try to forget it next year. I mean first Rome, then he goes to Paris so early and has these great practice sessions and then he gets really sick before his 1st match and has to totally gut it out. Then though feeling much better but not 100% has the fire alarm, which Brad said kept him up the rest of the night, then after nice weather the whole time, it rains right when his match starts. It's his fault for not being able to deal with it all when he should have, but yea, he needs to just look forward and commit himself to doing better next year.