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Leave Roddick Alone

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-28-2002, 03:44 PM
All his haters hate him for the rudest, ignorant reasons and it is bad reasoning.

SanTaureau Fan
08-28-2002, 04:27 PM
The haters know he will be the next dominant force of the ATP, and they just can't handle that ;)

Dissident
08-29-2002, 03:17 AM
*shocking face :eek:* Maybe someone can actually DISLIKE his game?
And make some jokes from time to time. :D

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-29-2002, 05:28 AM
Go away

Sonic
08-29-2002, 11:34 AM
"whats topspin?"

Love
08-29-2002, 12:20 PM
Why isn't Andy Roddick playing today? Does he have 2 days off???

SanTaureau Fan
08-29-2002, 08:06 PM
Some players have 2 days off during the first week, it depends of when they played their first match.

Fingon
08-31-2002, 03:57 AM
I hate Roddick.

He is drama queen,everything he does is an act.

In Montreal,he came to hit a ball very close to the net, but he was ok, however, he has to show his drama queen act and jump over it and look all shaken. Unfortunately for him the tv caught it in slow motion and it was so obvious he did it on purpose.

luckily, the media is starting to realize it, McEnroe said the best american hope isn't Roddick, but Jame Blake, and I couldn't agree more.

SanTaureau Fan
08-31-2002, 04:37 AM
Oh please, Andy already has his name written in tennis history books, it's only a matter of time that he puts a couple of slams under his belt. James has never been in the top 10 unlike Andy and he's much older than him.

As for the lovely Andy being a drama queen, that's one of the reason he is so popular: he's showing emotions, passion on the court and that makes him an adorable person that you can only like. I feel sorry for the haters because their hate consume them so much that they miss the opportunity to not only respect and appreciate a great champion, but also a great human being.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-31-2002, 05:23 AM
I used to hate Andy because he was a "drama queen." But I don't get why Marat can be a drama queen and Andy can't. People hate Andy for things that Marat does too. Marat is psycho. They are both psycho--I love them both for being psycho. I don't even know why I am a Clijsters fan because I am not attracted to her on-court antics. She has none. Somehow I am. I prefer people like Andy, Marat, Rios, Serena, and Federer--who may be quiet, but he gets really emotional and is always crying. All those people have passion, and that's why I love them.

Pea
08-31-2002, 07:28 PM
Marat doesn't act hurt to get the crowd on his side.:rolleyes:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2002, 03:17 AM
You're paranoid. You're talking like Jeff Tarango there. LOL!

Ada Monroe
09-01-2002, 04:18 AM
Andy must be the most hyped tennis teen in America since Jennifer Capriati (and she's the most hyped ever!). So go figure.

I say where's the results? There's so many other players still his age that's achieved much more than him, Federer, Safin, Hewitt to name some.

Who knows maybe the same fate awaits Roddick as that of Capriati in the mid-90's. Drug abuse and criminal activities, except in his case it will be to the point of no return.

SanTaureau Fan
09-01-2002, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by Marat&Venus_Fan

Who knows maybe the same fate awaits Roddick as that of Capriati in the mid-90's. Drug abuse and criminal activities, except in his case it will be to the point of no return.

Oh please Capriati stole a 15$ ring, and you call that "criminal activities" LOL?

Anyway what you describe is wishful thinking. Andy is there to stay, just deal with it. :wavey: :kiss:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2002, 06:03 AM
With in a year of turning pro, Andy won 2 tournaments and skyrocketed into the Top 50. A year! Y'all need to leave him be because Federer, Safin, and Hewitt didn't do all that. And since then, Andy has done well in numerous events and won other tournaments. It's like you all block out his good results. And he definitely has more titles than Federer. Roger and Marat really gradually took time to be succesful. Andy just plunged into the tour and became successful.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 06:20 AM
It is ironic that this thread turned into making fun of andy eh? ;)

That is how it always happens, isn't it? SOmeone posts something asking people to refrain, and it just gives them somewhere to explain why they do what they do...

Its a never ending cycle ;)

That said, I think Andy gets it a little harsh around here ...

Yes, this coming from the twisted individual who posts a depreciation thread, and a cheering thread for andy - in the same week :p

Oh well, I never claimed to make any sense...

Virgil
09-01-2002, 06:31 AM
Okay I usually avoid these threads but this is killing me. Personally I am not a Roddick hater; truth be told I neither hate or like him. My feeling though is that while Roddick has accomplished some things; they haven't been impressive enough to warrant some of you acting like he's the second coming of a Laver or Borg. Truthfully even if you're a fan of the guy; you have to be honest and admit that he has had a dismal year. Roddick is talented, strong serve, groundstrokes and all that. However he still doesn't seem consistent enough to win any thing big. Who knows maybe he'll prove us wrong this year and win. If that happens; you guys could rattle on until the next Open, next year. Until then, spare us the Roddick is so great comments. Personally I don't see Roddick winning this thing unless Hewitt and Agassi both somehow lose, and I don't see that happening. Hey, there's always next year.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 06:54 AM
Virgil - I totally echo your thoughts, nicely put :o

But I can see why some of his fans might be getting pissed off, so I'm trying to sympathize. He isn't the second coming of laver as far as I can tell, but he isn't the second coming of lucifer either ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2002, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Virgil
[His results] haven't been impressive enough to warrant some of you acting like he's the second coming of a Laver or Borg.

Roddick fans aren't all 12 year olds who know nothing about tennis. And those who are 12 year olds don't come in here because they're too busy looking at his Teen People magazine pictures to know what Deuce and Foot Fault mean. Your little statement insults our intelligence.

Thus, don't think the people here who support him are THAT naive. No fan said he would be the next Laver, or Connors or Borg or Agassi. You can account the press for such accusations. We JUST like him, exactly how people JUST like Nicolas Escude, Tommy Haas and Juan Ignacio Chela. Who said we need him to be in the record books for us?!

Virgil
09-01-2002, 09:12 PM
Umm, okay. Protesting a little much aren't we. Unless I misread my post; I never once insinuated that Roddick fans are all kids or are stupid. I was however under the mistaken belief that we were discussing Roddick's talent, accomplishments and whether some people were too hard on him. You were the one unless I'm mistaken who made the comment about how fast he got to the top ten and then proceeded to compare that to other players. Thus, I thought we were discussing his accomplishments. Sorry I didn't think people here were so easily offended. My mistake. Oh don't respond to this, because I have better things to do than discuss Roddick. Let's just agree to disagree. Btw, thanks Rebecca for the compliment.:)

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-02-2002, 02:32 AM
Why are you running away? Maybe I like this?

Why does everyone always run away?

Fine, if you say so, I won't respond--I mean, it is a lot to change a person's mind

Lily
09-02-2002, 11:06 AM
Its nice to have Rebecca back. The board just wasnt the same without her.:) ;)

rodsgal
09-04-2002, 04:41 AM
please, federer, safin and hewitt all started out a few years earlier than him, when they started out, I don't see them bursting into the scene, it took time, you know what? maybe that's why people don't like him, they can't handle the fact that he just burst onto the scene and took the limelight away from the likes of federer, haas, safin. not that i'm saying they aren't popular or anything, i like haas and safin a lot, but people just can't handle the fact that he is so popular and so good.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-04-2002, 09:07 AM
A-men to that sister. And Federer is my main lover, but I am all about the light, and that is, the Andy machine

Chloe le Bopper
09-04-2002, 06:39 PM
Its nice to have Rebecca back. The board just wasnt the same without her.

Thanks...I was gone :o? Oh yes, for a week :D I remember now ;)
I imagine it just wasn't the same without me and my big old mouth :p


they can't handle the fact that he just burst onto the scene and took the limelight away from the likes of federer, haas, safin.

Alright, if Andy from Zimbabwe, no one would care. He'd be just another young player coming up.

Federer, Haas, and Safin have all at least won masters series - the latter two have been in the top two in the world, and Safin has won a slam.

Any limelight he takes away from them is undeserved, so far.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-04-2002, 07:32 PM
Haas didn't win a masters until last year, in his 20s. Same with Federer. Haas spent like a year or maybe more playing like crap. And Safin is the only one I can not complain about. I do think Andy can take limelight away from the former two because he has moved rapidly

the cat
09-04-2002, 07:45 PM
I just want Roddick to concentrate on tennis and learining how to construct points.

I do like Roddick's passion. And his passion is in full force all summer. That great New York crowd pulled him through last night against Chela. There is no doubt about that.

And Becca, please don't tell me about Haas, Federer and Safin. It took Haas 5 years to get to this point. Federer and Safin are struggling this year. Roddick is right in schedule to make a run at the top five next year.

But I do worry about his injuries.

And you must admit, the top five in men's tennis is the worst it's ever been! :eek: It's not exactly Lendl. Edberg, Becker, Wilander and McEnroe, is it?

Tennis Fool
08-01-2004, 04:46 AM
Classic Roddick defense thread. Hey Mrs. G :wavey:

*SKYE*
08-01-2004, 04:48 AM
and im joining

papasmurf11
08-01-2004, 04:51 AM
These threads are useless because people enjoy bashing roddick too much. I really dont get the point why people have to be so negative towards a player they most likely have never even met. Owell nothing I can say to change things.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-01-2004, 06:05 AM
LOL! I LOVE this thread!!!!! Omigod, thanks for bumping it. It reminds me of the good ol' days when I was psychotic and dillusional... now I am just psychotic. But I think I have grown up a lot since I made this thread... okay okay, I have only grown up a little!

Classic Roddick defense thread. Hey Mrs. G :wavey:

SanTaureau Fan
08-01-2004, 12:29 PM
It reminds me of the good ol' days when I was psychotic and dillusional...

Me toooooooooooooo

Nikki♥
08-01-2004, 01:13 PM
I also donīt like Andy but from now on I wonīt make a big fuss about it anymore. Posting messages about how much he sucks and that I absolutely canīt stand him is such a waste of precious time. Make love, not war...:angel:
Peeps who complain about this board having so many "I love Andy because heīs the man" and "I donīt like Andy because he is a splitting image of Donald Duck" should simply ignore the threads, if they have a problem with them the best thing to do is simply not clicking on them...Thatīs better than whining and fighting and shit like this.
Everyone has his/her favorite player and that should be accepted. Itīs a board dedicated to all kind of ATP players, not just to Andy Roddick or Marat Safin or Roger Federer or whoever.

Crazy_Fool
08-01-2004, 01:19 PM
Totally agree with you princessa, 'do you like Roddick', 'i hate and roddick' or 'what do you think about roddick' should be banned from this forum.

Experimentee
08-01-2004, 04:44 PM
I agree with you. Most of the Andy hating is really stupid and illogical. I never liked him but I'm starting to like him a bit more because of all the crap that he gets attacked for.

1NightStandsRule
08-01-2004, 04:46 PM
I know I have been consistent with Roddick, didn't like him, don't like him now, but there are enough threads on this subject.