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Andy Roddick: Least Sporting Player?

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 02:00 AM
So many tantrums. Grow up. Idiot.

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Similar display tonight.

Its just such a lack of respect :o

Voo de Mar
08-20-2010, 02:03 AM
Monoduck acts like a brat, nothing new but the chair-umpire is ridiculously weak in any way :o

bluefork
08-20-2010, 02:03 AM
Roddick's a bully. Always has been. I will never understand why people root for him.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 02:05 AM
the answer your looking for is yes. he thinks hes a god so he can treat people like slaves, when he is actually feds slave.

Yappa
08-20-2010, 02:07 AM
LOL, poor umpire, though I didn't really get what Roddick was complaining about. About that return winner that was called out and then rightfully challenged by Soderling, right?
The thing is, that at first it seemed like the ball had been called good and that it was Roddick who had challenged, so it's no wonder that everybody was confused, including Soderling. That's why it took Robin a few more seconds to realize that he would have to challenge himself. And that's what he did.

straitup
08-20-2010, 02:08 AM
I certainly don't like him arguing at all, especially since he was way wrong in his assessment of what happened.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 02:10 AM
if Duck was really really really good (Mac or Connors good at least), I MIGHT be able to look past his tantrums, but being who he is? nope, it just looks pathetic :shrug:

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 02:12 AM
LOL, poor umpire, though I didn't really get what Roddick was complaining about. About that return winner that was called out and then rightfully challenged by Soderling, right?
The thing is, that at first it seemed like the ball had been called good and that it was Roddick who had challenged, so it's no wonder that everybody was confused, including Soderling. That's why it took Robin a few more seconds to realize that he would have to challenge himself. And that's what he did.

exactly. the ball wasnt called by the linesman so sod thought it was good. thats why he challenged late. then roddick starts ripping the umpire for allowing him too much time to challenge. it just seemed like sour grapes. little whiny girl this roddick.

Serenidad
08-20-2010, 02:12 AM
Once a complete clown, always a complete clown.

Ozone
08-20-2010, 02:13 AM
This incident tonight was laughable. Makes you wonder if he is mentally sane.

So Sody hits a deep return winner, Roddick points up to challenge. Apparently it gets overruled by the chair, so Sody immediately challenges the overrule, then Roddick whines that he took to long:haha: Moral of the story, Roddick thinks Soderling should be psychic

Voo de Mar
08-20-2010, 02:13 AM
LOL, poor umpire, though I didn't really get what Roddick was complaining about. About that return winner that was called out and then rightfully challenged by Soderling, right?
The thing is, that at first it seemed like the ball had been called good and that it was Roddick who had challenged, so it's no wonder that everybody was confused, including Soderling. That's why it took Robin a few more seconds to realize that he would have to challenge himself. And that's what he did.

Exactly like I did see the things were going :yeah:

tennishero
08-20-2010, 02:14 AM
the answer your looking for is yes. he thinks hes a god so he can treat people like slaves, when he is actually feds slave.

lol true

Ozone
08-20-2010, 02:14 AM
Roddick's a bully. Always has been. I will never understand why people root for him.
:worship: Yes

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 02:22 AM
Cant some sort of violation by issued for this pathetic act?

BigJohn
08-20-2010, 02:23 AM
Roddick gives a good show. He has for years.

tektonac
08-20-2010, 02:27 AM
he just served out for 4:3 (Sod), went to his chair and started harassing the umpire :shrug:

straitup
08-20-2010, 02:32 AM
Yeah I really don't get his deal today

jaana
08-20-2010, 02:36 AM
what I don't understand is why do umpires tolerate it. give him a couple of points penalties, maybe he'll shut up after a while. or maybe not.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 02:38 AM
what I don't understand is why do umpires tolerate it. give him a couple of points penalties, maybe he'll shut up after a while. or maybe not.

roddick is involved with the celeb mafia. they dont dare :unsure:

Pea
08-20-2010, 02:40 AM
This umpire tonite is such a pussy for rodduck.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 02:43 AM
what I don't understand is why do umpires tolerate it. give him a couple of points penalties, maybe he'll shut up after a while. or maybe not.

Seriously. For one thing, umpires shouldn't have to tolerate that kind of abuse. They're just doing their jobs the best they can. Roddick needs to shut up and stop taking out his frustration on people who he knows won't fight back.

But secondly, I could see how all of Roddicks tantrums during changeovers could be really annoying to the other player. It's not the Roddick show. Other people are trying to find a win too.

FlameOn
08-20-2010, 02:44 AM
Not only that he's the biggest pusher ever. 5 groundstroke winners so far. :spit:

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 02:45 AM
Seriously. For one thing, umpires shouldn't have to tolerate that kind of abuse. They're just doing there jobs the best they can. Roddick needs to shut up and stop taking out his frustration on people who he knows won't fight back.

But secondly, I could see how all of Roddicks tantrums during changeovers could be really annoying to the other player. It's not the Roddick show. Other people are trying to find a win too.

And only one player deserves to win this match based on the Tennis. He's Swedish.

Voo de Mar
08-20-2010, 02:47 AM
Roddick just takes an advantage of the fact that tennis referees are wimps. If those referees were more like soccer ones, Roddick wouldn't be so horny or we would have more situations to comment ;)

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peribsen
08-20-2010, 03:01 AM
To think there was a time when I actually liked Roddick....

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 03:03 AM
Roddick just takes an advantage of the fact that tennis referees are wimps. If those referees were more like soccer ones, Roddick wouldn't be so horny or we would have more situations to comment ;)

HNBIRWOXuB0

that's so awesome Voo :hearts:
Duck definitely deserves one of those :lol:

Action Jackson
08-20-2010, 03:04 AM
I am far from a Duck fan, but he is nothing compared to his former coach Jimmy Connors.

Geo
08-20-2010, 03:06 AM
well Roddick has grown up always getting what he wanted :lol: :shrug: he's always been a brat and a brat he'll remain unfortunately :o. It's disgusting he usually never gets fined or punished for his outbursts. It's OK to argue calls, but he insults umpires, linespeople and occasionally his opponents. He's a disgrace, and I'm shocked he has any fans.

mistercrabs
08-20-2010, 03:13 AM
Well at least we can get satisfaction from the fact the despite his ego, despite his strutting around in his early years like he was destined to be number one, despite the unwarranted attention he gets from the media, he probably cries himself to sleep every night knowing that he'll be remembered as nothing but a mediocrity and Roger Federer's bitch, if he's remembered at all.

Calidreth
08-20-2010, 03:15 AM
As he said in his interview after the match, the umpire is the only one you get to talk to

dabeast
08-20-2010, 03:15 AM
Besides Duck's rudeass mocking of the umpires, he's done more than his fair share of disrespecting his opponents. Gael, Kei, Tsonga... he dissed those guys right to their faces when they didn't even do anything wrong.

philosophicalarf
08-20-2010, 03:15 AM
what I don't understand is why do umpires tolerate it. give him a couple of points penalties, maybe he'll shut up after a while. or maybe not.

I'd pay to see that. The blood vessels in his head would explode.

ZaZoo)
08-20-2010, 03:21 AM
Total douche, but nothing new.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 03:22 AM
No, not even close.

tangerine_dream
08-20-2010, 03:23 AM
Vamos, Monodick! :rocker2:

LoveFifteen
08-20-2010, 03:25 AM
Andy can be a real douche, especially towards umpires, but if you think he's the least sporting player ever, then you've only been watching tennis for a decade. :lol:

Jimnik
08-20-2010, 03:29 AM
Andy will never be half as bitchy as MTF's finest.

Calidreth
08-20-2010, 03:30 AM
Agreed I find it ever amusing that the degenerates of MTF complain about Roddicks behavior, which is incredibly mild in comparison.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 03:34 AM
Agreed I find it ever amusing that the degenerates of MTF complain about Roddicks behavior, which is incredibly mild in comparison.

:spit:

worst part: it is true :lol:

heya
08-20-2010, 03:50 AM
To think there was a time when I actually liked Roddick....

I realized what kind of money-grubbing stupid ignorants raised him. He got attention only when he made money.

kindling
08-20-2010, 03:51 AM
Please people, you'd have nothing to whine about without him.

Winston's Human
08-20-2010, 03:58 AM
Please, I've seen worse tirades from my work colleagues. Who knew that the ladies sewing circle was out in force tonight.

heya
08-20-2010, 04:01 AM
This incident tonight was laughable. Makes you wonder if he is mentally sane.

So Sody hits a deep return winner, Roddick points up to challenge. Apparently it gets overruled by the chair, so Sody immediately challenges the overrule, then Roddick whines that he took to long:haha: Moral of the story, Roddick thinks Soderling should be psychic He's probably inbred, stupid beyond description and seriously a sociopath. Narcissistic pig who thinks his fake generosity fools everyone. That's why he can't hold serve when it's important for his reputation.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 04:05 AM
Agreed I find it ever amusing that the degenerates of MTF complain about Roddicks behavior, which is incredibly mild in comparison.

Well, at least the "degenerates of MTF" have a reason to complain. Roddick's wrath is entirely unprovoked.

Please, I've seen worse tirades from my work colleagues.

Where do you work? I want to make sure I never got a job there. :scared:

jcreback
08-20-2010, 04:06 AM
Nastase, Connors, McEnroe, etc....

And a few people have it right. Guys actually showing personality, whether positive or negative is better than a bunch of boring drones who are completely uninteresting.

The Magician
08-20-2010, 04:22 AM
Well at least we can get satisfaction from the fact the despite his ego, despite his strutting around in his early years like he was destined to be number one, despite the unwarranted attention he gets from the media, he probably cries himself to sleep every night knowing that he'll be remembered as nothing but a mediocrity and Roger Federer's bitch, if he's remembered at all.

This :worship:

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 04:26 AM
He's probably inbred, stupid beyond description and seriously a sociopath. Narcissistic pig who thinks his fake generosity fools everyone. That's why he can't hold serve when it's important for his reputation.

http://www.lolsauce.com/RandomBS/AwesomeThread.jpg

Winston's Human
08-20-2010, 05:06 AM
Well, at least the "degenerates of MTF" have a reason to complain. Roddick's wrath is entirely unprovoked.



Where do you work? I want to make sure I never got a job there. :scared:

I am an attorney and work with some very passionate people.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 05:13 AM
I am an attorney and work with some very passionate people.

Ah, lawyers. Well that explains it. :lol:

careergrandslam
08-20-2010, 06:00 AM
all this bully roddick needs is to face jesusfed and i can guarantee u this brat wont be getting so cocky then.

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djb84xi
08-20-2010, 06:16 AM
He'll always be a one slam wonder.....and a whiny moron.

cutesteve22
08-20-2010, 06:36 AM
he's always been so annoying

shoparound
08-20-2010, 11:02 AM
LOL I've seen Federer curse at umps too. And it was on TV!
Roddick's just an @sshole in court and person too!

peribsen
08-20-2010, 11:44 AM
LOL I've seen Federer curse at umps too. And it was on TV!
Roddick's just an @sshole in court and person too!

Many players have spoken out their anger at umpires, I've seen Nadal do it occasionally. But I have never seen the sort of gross personal abuse that Roddick uses on the video. Makes you wonder what keeps the umpire from walking out of the court. Maybe it would have consequences for him, but it would probably land Roddick in a disciplinary committee and face a ban.

tennis2tennis
08-20-2010, 11:57 AM
You can’t compare this with Roger in the US open…roger was annoyed because when he told the umpire he was allowing JMD to challenge the calls long after they were made he was told to “be quite”…..but not once did roger EVER ridicule the umpire call him an “idiot” or “stupid”……he doesn't make it personal

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 12:08 PM
He's probably inbred, stupid beyond description and seriously a sociopath. Narcissistic pig who thinks his fake generosity fools everyone. That's why he can't hold serve when it's important for his reputation.

To bad he's not a class act like you are. Real classy post here.

.-Federers_Mate-.
08-20-2010, 02:01 PM
dont blame him at all, Its sport shit happens. When things go bad, you need someone to take your anger out on, and the weak smug umpire is perfect for that.


OP obviously plays no sport, blimmin pom

zlaja777
08-20-2010, 02:57 PM
He does this every year and just when everyone forget about it he does it again. He is a funny guy and has a good sense of humor but after what hapend yesterday he's nothing but a classless brat for me.

I mean, those referes abuses, he is never right. Imagine what would happend if some referee really makes a mistake against him.

mayagaller
08-20-2010, 03:16 PM
I'm so tired of Roddick getting away with this type behaviour only because "he's Roddick, and he's always like that so that's OK" while anybody else who'd do or say similar things would be lynched by the press. etc.

dl05
08-20-2010, 03:21 PM
Rampant, monstrous ego.

You can tell when someone is irretrievably prick-some, when they reject a good-intentioned explanation that Soderling attempted. I'm actually suprised players don't say anything, they must get so infuriated.

Then again, it's probably just better to sit down and laugh. After all, that's what everyone else is doing.

GasquetFan
08-20-2010, 03:49 PM
dont blame him at all, Its sport shit happens. When things go bad, you need someone to take your anger out on, and the weak smug umpire is perfect for that.


OP obviously plays no sport, blimmin pom


Don't blame him? LOL Which other players carry on like Roddick? Sure, a lot get angry at calls, argue, etc but none of the current players get all personal like he does. "Sport" isn't to blame, it's Roddick's personality that's the problem.
Spoilt, immature little brat who thinks the world revolves around him.

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 04:00 PM
Ever? Not even close. Mac, Connors, Nastase, hell even Jeff Tarango.

Current? Debatable but he really overdoes it to the point where I'm confused as to what he's angry about.

The funny thing is that I don't think his ranting and raving helps his tennis at all (unlike Connors and Mac). He really oughta focus more on trying to hit winners instead of pushing the ball around and bitching and complaining.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Typical mtf over reaction. See worse behavior than that on this very board every day. Bunch of fucking hypocrites on this forum. :lol:

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 04:06 PM
i lost some respect for brooklyn decker as well. i always thought she was such a nice girl, but how can she marry this tewl?

straitup
08-20-2010, 04:13 PM
Wasn't great yesterday...but if he's supposedly the least sporting player in tennis history, then we have nothing to complain about because he wouldn't be nearly as bad if we compared it to other sports

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 04:19 PM
i lost some respect for brooklyn decker as well. i always thought she was such a nice girl, but how can she marry this tewl?

Money? Fame? Maybe he's hung like a moose?

alfonsojose
08-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Poor Rodzniacki :lol:

alfonsojose
08-20-2010, 04:21 PM
i lost some respect for brooklyn decker as well. i always thought she was such a nice girl, but how can she marry this tewl?

She's not Marie Curie. Just a model :shrug:

Tommy_Vercetti
08-20-2010, 04:26 PM
I wonder what would happen if he headbutted someone? I doubt people would laugh and cheer.

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 04:29 PM
FdKC3RUZTzk

henke007
08-20-2010, 04:36 PM
I AM GOONNNAAA SPEEAAKKK REEAALLYY SLOOWW SOOO THAAAT YOOUU CAAAN UNDEERSTAANND MEEE >> Monodick:o

timafi
08-20-2010, 04:37 PM
he's just an arrogant rude asshole:shrug::(

his apologists better not talk about his charity please:rolleyes:

the charity better not turn into a cover for his behavior:rolleyes:

Sapeod
08-20-2010, 04:39 PM
RodDICK.
Name speaks for itself.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Money? Fame? Maybe he's hung like a moose?

those are all superficial things.

She's not Marie Curie. Just a model :shrug:

i dont know who marie curie is but i thought brooklyn was a cool person.

I AM GOONNNAAA SPEEAAKKK REEAALLYY SLOOWW SOOO THAAAT YOOUU CAAAN UNDEERSTAANND MEEE >> Monodick:o

:lol:

tangerine_dream
08-20-2010, 04:48 PM
FdKC3RUZTzk
He makes a fair point. I think the challenge rules need to be clarified. How many times have we seen players casually walk up to a mark, stare at it for a bit, and then challenge? You're supposed to challenge immediately. Even Federer's been pissed about slow challenges (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b03gEvmaJPA) but nobody calls him unsporting. :p

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 05:03 PM
That is a fair point and he is exactly right. Same thing everyone I've heard talk about this say. Rule needs to be specific and it is as ambiguous as it gets.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 05:14 PM
He makes a fair point. I think the challenge rules need to be clarified. How many times have we seen players casually walk up to a mark, stare at it for a bit, and then challenge? You're supposed to challenge immediately. Even Federer's been pissed about slow challenges (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b03gEvmaJPA) but nobody calls him unsporting. :p

thats because federer doesnt act like a prick ALL THE TIME. the guy actually has some class.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 05:14 PM
:rolleyes: He may be right about the rules about the challenge system being inconsistent. But that's not what his tantrum was about last night. It was about him losing and needing to belittle the umpire to make himself feel better. I mean, he even admits that Soderling challenged late because he didn't realize the ball had been called out. There was no problem with the timing of the challenge, so there was no reason for him to be harping on that rule in the middle of a match!

He's just trying to justify his poor behavior instead of manning up and admitting he was wrong to behave that way.

BigJohn
08-20-2010, 05:15 PM
i lost some respect for brooklyn decker as well. i always thought she was such a nice girl, but how can she marry this tewl?

What exactly did Brooklyn Decker do to earn your respect in the first place?

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 05:33 PM
What exactly did Brooklyn Decker do to earn your respect in the first place?

lul. good question. i just thought she was a nice girl :shrug::o

LoveFifteen
08-20-2010, 05:40 PM
The funniest thing of all is that if Andy Roddick were really sweet and nice to all the umpires, ballkids, and linesman, we'd have loads of people on here trashing him as a phony and a fake, who pretends to be nice for the cameras.

That's what happens to Kim Clijsters. :shrug:

People just can't win with haters. That being said, Roddick's behavior was very douchy, and I didn't like it at all.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 05:42 PM
The funniest thing of all is that if Andy Roddick were really sweet and nice to all the umpires, ballkids, and linesman, we'd have loads of people on here trashing him as a phony and a fake, who pretends to be nice for the cameras.

That's what happens to Kim Clijsters. :shrug:

People just can't win with haters. That being said, Roddick's behavior was very douchy, and I didn't like it at all.

Who calls Clijsters phony and fake? I think she seems genuinely like one of the nicest people in tennis.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 05:48 PM
soderling is at least entertaining to some extent. roddick is just a dick. no entertainment value at all.

FormerRafaFan
08-20-2010, 05:49 PM
Cant some sort of violation by issued for this pathetic act?

Sure it can. Verdasco was giving a warning by the umpire when he freaked out playing Gasquet in the Nice final.

luxsword
08-20-2010, 06:00 PM
i dont know who marie curie is
She got 2 Nobel prizes.

sabina_RF_lee
08-20-2010, 06:22 PM
YES!!! He is very rude. He has no rights to do so, he is not a great player. But he thinks he is god. Stupid mug

heya
08-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by careergrandslam

all this bully roddick needs is to face jesusfed and i can guarantee u this brat wont be getting so cocky then.
---Actually, Roddick became an asshole after he licked Federer butt. In his little child world, he excused his disrespect for tennis fans because he was never supposed to be very good at anything, while living with his low-standard family. His royal loser status made Federer a giant prick too. "I don't need to change on court. I'm told by legends that I'm great".

BigJohn
08-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by careergrandslam

all this bully roddick needs is to face jesusfed and i can guarantee u this brat wont be getting so cocky then.
---Actually, Roddick became an asshole after he licked Federer butt. In his little child world, he excused his disrespect for tennis fans because he was never supposed to be very good at anything, while living with his low-standard family. His royal loser status made Federer a giant prick too. "I don't need to change on court. I'm told by legends that I'm great".

Far out dude.

Lopez
08-20-2010, 07:02 PM
i dont know who marie curie is but i thought brooklyn was a cool person.

:lol: :confused:

Seriously?

gusavo
08-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Besides Duck's rudeass mocking of the umpires, he's done more than his fair share of disrespecting his opponents. Gael, Kei, Tsonga... he dissed those guys right to their faces when they didn't even do anything wrong.
where was this

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 08:06 PM
those are all superficial things.

:lol:

You do know this chick is a model and not the president of the Peace Corps, right?

thrust
08-20-2010, 08:12 PM
:worship: Yes

I agree, however, Nastasse, McEnroe and Connors were worse than Andy.

Dougie
08-20-2010, 08:25 PM
:rolleyes: He may be right about the rules about the challenge system being inconsistent. But that's not what his tantrum was about last night. It was about him losing and needing to belittle the umpire to make himself feel better. I mean, he even admits that Soderling challenged late because he didn't realize the ball had been called out. There was no problem with the timing of the challenge, so there was no reason for him to be harping on that rule in the middle of a match!

He's just trying to justify his poor behavior instead of manning up and admitting he was wrong to behave that way.

That´s exactly right. Yes, he may have a valid point with the rule being unclear, but he had no right to go after the umpire like that. "Just give me a number!" That´s a question he should ask the ATP, not one single umpire in a chaotic situation like that. Also, there should be some room for common sense as well, not every situation is identical. How can you use a single time limit in every situation? This is a clear example of a situation where it took a lot of time for Söderling to even realise he was in a position to make a challenge.

jcempire
08-20-2010, 08:35 PM
maybe that's the reason why Fans love him.

bluefork
08-20-2010, 09:03 PM
where was this

2007 Australian Open 1st round against Tsonga: US and British sources said Roddick had been caught on television calling Tsonga a "f---ing prick" after an exchange at the net on Monday. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/a-rod-insult-claims-ruled-out/story-e6frfgao-1111112843322

2008 San Jose against Nishikori: “Back off that (blank)!” Roddick shouted across the net at Nishikori, clearly looking to mentally unnerve the 18-year-old who trains at the IMG/Bollettieri Academy in Florida. http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2008-02-22/382.php

2009 French Open 4th round against Monfils: But when Roddick chirped to Monfils the other day that “you’re not that good to be that cocky”, he proved again the brash sense of entitlement often embodied by this American. http://tennisconnected.com/home/2009/06/03/another-classy-loss-for-roddick/

Rosa Luxembourg
08-21-2010, 11:20 PM
American fans seem to have enough with RDICK as well. Someone just yelled "Let's play, Andy" when RDICK started questuionning a service let call.

fran70
08-21-2010, 11:52 PM
I agree, however, Nastasse, McEnroe and Connors were worse than Andy.

Well, that doesn`t justify his bad attitudes. He is a bad loser. I don`t understand why some people still insist that he is a clean player. That`s exactly the same I find on Murray and Djokovic :(

heya
08-22-2010, 12:45 AM
This 'American Davis Cup & tennis promoter' got what he deserved.

murray_2k8
08-22-2010, 12:50 AM
Lets say how long he can cling on to the top 10 for. A month or two should see him where he belongs.

dombrfc
08-22-2010, 01:10 AM
2007 Australian Open 1st round against Tsonga: US and British sources said Roddick had been caught on television calling Tsonga a "f---ing prick" after an exchange at the net on Monday. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/a-rod-insult-claims-ruled-out/story-e6frfgao-1111112843322

2008 San Jose against Nishikori: “Back off that (blank)!” Roddick shouted across the net at Nishikori, clearly looking to mentally unnerve the 18-year-old who trains at the IMG/Bollettieri Academy in Florida. http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2008-02-22/382.php

2009 French Open 4th round against Monfils: But when Roddick chirped to Monfils the other day that “you’re not that good to be that cocky”, he proved again the brash sense of entitlement often embodied by this American. http://tennisconnected.com/home/2009/06/03/another-classy-loss-for-roddick/

Thanks for increasing my hate levels for rod-dick :yeah:

FactsPlease
08-22-2010, 01:27 AM
Please, I've seen worse tirades from my work colleagues. Who knew that the ladies sewing circle was out in force tonight.

Leave it to the American to defend Roddick's ugly, self-entitled behavior.

That's why Roddick does it - American announcers never call him on it - they glorify him - and idiot fans keep cheering for him despite what a disrespectful douche he is.

I don't mind temper tantrums on the court - they can be spirited and entertaining.

But Roddick is just abusive - to people making less than 1% of what he's making.

You can always tell a person's character by how they treat the most vulnerable.

Roddick is a bully and psychologically ill.

andylovesaustin
08-22-2010, 01:46 AM
Andy reminds me of a guy with a short man's complex.. but he's is more an underachiever complex. I have nothing against short men... for the record. But there's this complex where short men try to appear bigger by being a bully. So with this underachiever's complex, Andy tries to be bigger by being a bully. I mean, he thinks he can be Connors by acting like a jerk.

Thing is.. Connors could back-up his jerk behavior--even though being a jerk isn't prefered under any circumstances. I just mean Andy ain't no Connors or McEnroe as far as a tennis player is concern. He ain't no Connors or McEnroe as far as a tantrum thrower either. Andy isn't that witty.

Andy thinks the only way he can have more respect ON-COURT is to bitch and moan... and whine and whine...

I dunno.... Man I appreciate his philanthropy but sometimes the biggest philanthropist are people who have been just shits in their lives, so they try to offset it by being all charitable. :shrug:

Andy isn't even entertaining. :yawn:

heya
08-22-2010, 02:56 AM
He convinces himself that he's 'giving back' to
society, the legends & history of sports, etc.
and in his plan, nothing bothers him when he's abusing people and then receives abuse in return. He needs to hang onto to some famous people to make himself look important in society.
He can't face the painful reality of his mental illness, so he lives in a happy, ignorant fantasy.
He tells everyone that he has no problem with family or fellow opponents. Deny and hope ignorance can't hurt him. Look at him now.

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 03:03 AM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Smoke944
08-22-2010, 03:05 AM
heya absolutely on fire today. great stuff.

straitup
08-22-2010, 03:06 AM
Leave it to the American to defend Roddick's ugly, self-entitled behavior.

That's why Roddick does it - American announcers never call him on it - they glorify him - and idiot fans keep cheering for him despite what a disrespectful douche he is.

I don't mind temper tantrums on the court - they can be spirited and entertaining.

But Roddick is just abusive - to people making less than 1% of what he's making.

You can always tell a person's character by how they treat the most vulnerable.

Roddick is a bully and psychologically ill.

They actually called him out on his behavior in the match against Soderling.

Ibracadabra
08-22-2010, 03:09 AM
Roddick can big a real ****. But all players who really want to win aren't the most sporting.

Black Adam
08-22-2010, 10:41 AM
This straight-talking, no-nonsense approach is what makes the USA the Superpower today.

Roddick's not here to make friends but to win and earn a living. Djokovic will need to realise that soon.

Hippies like Bluefork (google moran you inculte) and Facts Please are exactly what's wrong with this world. Nice accomplishes nothing.

FactsPlease
08-22-2010, 12:36 PM
I'm actually suprised players don't say anything, they must get so infuriated.

Remember what Ivan Ljubicic said in his Press Conference after he played Roddick at the U.S. Open (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2003/08/31/935817.htm):

The Croatian bitterly complained that Roddick's demonstrative behaviour on court influenced the decisions of the linesmen, including an important call in the fourth-set tiebreak.

Ljubicic, known as "The Beast", had said after the match, "nobody in the locker room likes his (Roddick's) acting on court," and that "every single player" wished him good luck and to "kick his ass".

He conceded that not "every" player hated Roddick, but said there were many who felt the same way he did about the American.

"I'm not excluding that maybe I said things [during the match] without really thinking," Ljubicic said.

"But I repeat, I don't really think that I said something really bad about Andy.

"I'm telling you, I don't really like his attitude on the court and I talked with some people about that.

"For sure, there are some people who don't like it and some people like it. I'm sure some players came to him and said, "kick his butt".

And (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/birthday-boy-roddick-not-popular-at-comingofage-party-537617.html):

"I don't like him," said Ljubicic, who found himself on the wrong end of a 6-3 6-7 6-3 7-6 scoreline after an exciting contest in Arthur Ashe Stadium. "Nobody in the locker room likes his acting on the court. Every single player said to me, 'Good luck, kick his ass'. He's a good player. He's going to win a lot of matches. But he doesn't respect the others."

And that was 2003 - I'm sure it's gotten worse since then. Nobody likes a whiny bully.

FactsPlease
08-22-2010, 12:48 PM
This straight-talking, no-nonsense approach is what makes the USA the Superpower today.

:haha::haha::haha:

http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/endofemp.htm

bluefork
08-22-2010, 12:50 PM
This straight-talking, no-nonsense approach is what makes the USA the Superpower today.

Roddick's not here to make friends but to win and earn a living. Djokovic will need to realise that soon.

Hippies like Bluefork (google moran you inculte) and Facts Please are exactly what's wrong with this world. Nice accomplishes nothing.

Hippy...ouch. And inculte? Are we speaking French now?

I did as you said and googled "moran." All I could come up with was this (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moran): "The preferred method of spelling 'moron' by morons."

Now I have to go put on my tie-dyed shirt, smoke some shrooms, and hug a tree. :wavey:

MacTheKnife
08-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Hippy...ouch. And inculte? Are we speaking French now?

I did as you said and googled "moran." All I could come up with was this (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moran): "The preferred method of spelling 'moron' by morons."

Now I have to go put on my tie-dyed shirt, smoke some shrooms, and hug a tree. :wavey:

:haha: :haha:

FlameOn
08-22-2010, 01:17 PM
Remember what Ivan Ljubicic said in his Press Conference after he played Roddick at the U.S. Open (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2003/08/31/935817.htm):



And (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/birthday-boy-roddick-not-popular-at-comingofage-party-537617.html):



And that was 2003 - I'm sure it's gotten worse since then. Nobody likes a whiny bully.

I'm glad someone spoke up finally.

laurie-1
08-22-2010, 01:22 PM
Someone wrote a similar article about Roddick on Bleacher report. Its a slideshow so can't paste it properly - click the link

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/438988-will-maturity-benefit-roddicks-game5-reasons-why-he-should-consider-it

murray_2k8
08-22-2010, 01:31 PM
This straight-talking, no-nonsense approach is what makes the USA the Superpower today.

Roddick's not here to make friends but to win and earn a living. Djokovic will need to realise that soon.

Hippies like Bluefork (google moran you inculte) and Facts Please are exactly what's wrong with this world. Nice accomplishes nothing.

Its worrying that you confuse professional with nice. Nobody cares how many friends he has, but constantly talking down to linespeople and umpires isnt cool or clever. It just shows what an ill-educated idiot Roddick is.


Remember what Ivan Lubjicic said in his Press Conference after he played Roddick at the U.S. Open (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2003/08/31/935817.htm):



And that was 2003 - I'm sure it's gotten worse since then. Nobody likes a whiny bully.

:worship:

timafi
08-22-2010, 01:33 PM
Roddick's apologists better not use the he has Mono excuse because like Roddick himself said he only felt the effects of a mild;mild;mild version of the "mono":rolleyes::o

nobody really believes Roddick's version of "mono" because when Federer had the real Mono;it didn't stop him from making 3 finals of grand slams and the semis at the Australian Open so quit the "mono":bs::bs::bs::bs::bs:

murray_2k8
08-22-2010, 01:33 PM
This straight-talking, no-nonsense approach is what makes the USA the Superpower today.

Roddick's not here to make friends but to win and earn a living. Djokovic will need to realise that soon.

Hippies like Bluefork (google moran you inculte) and Facts Please are exactly what's wrong with this world. Nice accomplishes nothing.

China will surpass USA in the next few years, if they havent already.

Justifying rude ignorant behaviour by saying Roddick comes from a rich/successful country though? :spit: Thats desperate, even for a fan.

finn98
08-22-2010, 01:40 PM
Roddick's apologists better not use the he has Mono excuse because like Roddick himself said he only felt the effects of a mild;mild;mild version of the "mono":rolleyes::o

nobody really believes Roddick's version of "mono" because when Federer had the real Mono;it didn't stop him from making 3 finals of grand slams and the semis at the Australian Open so quit the "mono":bs::bs::bs::bs::bs:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

MacTheKnife
08-22-2010, 01:47 PM
Someone wrote a similar article about Roddick on Bleacher report. Its a slideshow so can't paste it properly - click the link

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/438988-will-maturity-benefit-roddicks-game5-reasons-why-he-should-consider-it

Good stuff. I noticed the thread changed from least sporting player ever, to least sporting player. I think roddick is right at the top of least sporting players in the current field. But he is not even close to "least sporting ever".

IMO it would definitely benefit his game if he could keep his mouth under control. McEnroe was the only guy I've seen that actually played better, the more he showed his ass. There's no excuse for Roddick's behavior and I think it affects opponents in different ways. Some probably play better just to try and shut him up. Others probably get distracted and let Roddick's shit get to them.
Generally speaking though, the antagonistic approach backfires.

FactsPlease
08-22-2010, 02:09 PM
Someone wrote a similar article about Roddick on Bleacher report. Its a slideshow so can't paste it properly - click the link

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/438988-will-maturity-benefit-roddicks-game5-reasons-why-he-should-consider-it

What's most amazing about that article is the headline: "Will Maturity Benefit Andy Roddick's Game? Reasons He Should Consider It"

Think about it: usually articles about how an athlete needs to become more "mature" are written about 18-year-old or 19-year old kids.

Roddick is a soon-to-be 28-year-old "man."

If he's not "mature" by now, he never will be.

It's very telling that an article theme that usually applies to a teenager - his game will benefit if he gets more mature -- is applied to Roddick now.

He's a whiny, spoiled child who will never grow up. Sad and pathetic: and enabled by the stable of enablers around him.

bluefork
08-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Someone wrote a similar article about Roddick on Bleacher report. Its a slideshow so can't paste it properly - click the link

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/438988-will-maturity-benefit-roddicks-game5-reasons-why-he-should-consider-it

The article had some good points. But this sentence...

Skill-wise, not much differentiates Federer and Roddick. Granted, Federer's backhand is better and his volleys are more crisp; however, Roddick does have a stronger serve and forehand.

...:tape:

straitup
08-22-2010, 04:55 PM
Remember what Ivan Ljubicic said in his Press Conference after he played Roddick at the U.S. Open (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2003/08/31/935817.htm):



And (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/birthday-boy-roddick-not-popular-at-comingofage-party-537617.html):



And that was 2003 - I'm sure it's gotten worse since then. Nobody likes a whiny bully.

That was one hell of a heated match...didn't they exchange nice words at IW when Ljubicic won?

Sophocles
08-22-2010, 04:55 PM
The article had some good points. But this sentence...



...:tape:

Yep. Epic fail.

Misterman
08-22-2010, 05:10 PM
I say we Twitter-bomb that spoiled childish d-bag and tell him how the USA really feels about people who belittle linesmen and umpires as if they aren't human.

FactsPlease
08-22-2010, 08:29 PM
I say we Twitter-bomb that spoiled childish d-bag and tell him how the USA really feels about people who belittle linesmen and umpires as if they aren't human.

We should all send him a link to this thread on Twitter, and tell him to read about how psychologically ill and hated he is. That actually might help. :haha::haha:

We should send him a bill for the therapy, too. :lol:

heya
08-22-2010, 08:54 PM
I sent him the Federer fans' hate thread last year. He was a little upset. Before playing Wimbledon, he complained that 'a few bad apples' were wrong.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Crazy Dani, anyone?

Roddickominator
08-22-2010, 10:39 PM
We should all send him a link to this thread on Twitter, and tell him to read about how psychologically ill and hated he is. That actually might help. :haha::haha:

We should send him a bill for the therapy, too. :lol:

Psychologically ill? Really? The people with irrational hatred of tennis players that they don't even know are the psychologically ill ones....if Andy Roddick being a big meanie on court gets in your dome then that is YOUR problem.

viruzzz
08-22-2010, 11:14 PM
A little boy crying.

Misterman
08-23-2010, 12:28 PM
I twittered him. I made my point about his maturity level and how boring it is to watch him try to be McEnroe and inhumanely belittle the linesmen and umps. he deleted it after it was up for about 5 minutes.
Lol.

FlameOn
08-23-2010, 12:57 PM
I twittered him. I made my point about his maturity level and how boring it is to watch him try to be McEnroe and inhumanely belittle the linesmen and umps. he deleted it after it was up for about 5 minutes.
Lol.

*Hi-fives*.

Rosa Luxembourg
08-23-2010, 01:40 PM
I twittered him. I made my point about his maturity level and how boring it is to watch him try to be McEnroe and inhumanely belittle the linesmen and umps. he deleted it after it was up for about 5 minutes.
Lol.

Thank you for letting him know that his attitude NOT appreciated. :wavey:

nobama
08-23-2010, 02:25 PM
Yep. Epic fail.just about anything posted on bleacherreport is Epic Fail. :lol:

paseo
08-23-2010, 04:27 PM
The article had some good points. But this sentence...



...:tape:

If Roddick's FH is better than Fed's, then I'm Batman.

Misterman
08-23-2010, 05:29 PM
Andy is suffering from a case of the Emporers New Clothes. For those not aware of that fable - it's when a wealthy/popular individual has a Team around him who tells him how wonderful he is. They hide information regarding negativity, bad press. they delete emails, twitters, facebook posts, they block unflattering pictures. The pompous individual is thus forced to believe that he is almighty and that everyone loves him.
(they say Mariah Carey also suffers from this - no one dares tell her that she's too large for a bikini)

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 05:34 PM
Andy is suffering from a case of the Emporers New Clothes. For those not aware of that fable - it's when a wealthy/popular individual has a Team around him who tells him how wonderful he is. They hide information regarding negativity, bad press. they delete emails, twitters, facebook posts, they block unflattering pictures. The pompous individual is thus forced to believe that he is almighty and that everyone loves him.
(they say Mariah Carey also suffers from this - no one dares tell her that she's too large for a bikini)

:D yes, but he should have realized by now that there is something wrong. there were more people supporting Fish saturday!

r2473
08-23-2010, 06:02 PM
Don't like his personality.

Don't like his game.

Don't find his press conferences funny.

His only redeeming quality is his foundation / charitable functions.

He simply embarrasses himself on court with his childish outbursts. If he was a "regular guy" he would get his ass kicked on a recurring basis.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 06:04 PM
None of you know the man personally to have any opinion on what type of person he is or isn't. So the silly hate that many of you have for Andy is actually completely laughable. I bet Andy could care less and is laughing along with me.

r2473
08-23-2010, 06:14 PM
None of you know the man personally to have any opinion on what type of person he is or isn't.

I don't think we have to know Roddick on an intimate level to dislike his public character. He portrays himself as quite immature and rash.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 06:19 PM
I don't think we have to know Roddick on an intimate level to dislike his public character. He portrays himself as quite immature and rash.That's one side of him. There is also the comical side of him (you can say it's immature/stupid comedy, which it is much of the time, but it shows he likes to have fun, lighten the mood and is willing to make fun of himself also) the generous side of him, and the dedicated side of him. Also the side of him where he is by all accounts a great husband and a general nice, light hearted and a guy who is very knowledgeable on tennis history. People see him as a brash stupid Midwestern jock, but there is more to him than that, which everyone would know if they didn't judge him solely based on these outbursts during the heat of the moment on court. I'm not making excuses for his classless behavior at times, but as you say, this is a public character, emphasis on character. There is a human being beneath it all.

r2473
08-23-2010, 06:32 PM
That's one side of him. There is also the comical side of him (you can say it's immature/stupid comedy, which it is much of the time, but it shows he likes to have fun, lighten the mood and is willing to make fun of himself also) the generous side of him, and the dedicated side of him. Also the side of him where he is by all accounts a great husband and a general nice, light hearted and a guy who is very knowledgeable on tennis history. People see him as a brash stupid Midwestern jock, but there is more to him than that, which everyone would know if they didn't judge him solely based on these outbursts during the heat of the moment on court. I'm not making excuses for his classless behavior at times, but as you say, this is a public character, emphasis on character. There is a human being beneath it all.

I think what he displays in public also shows his character. So I wouldn't be interested to parse out individual things he does that are nice and generous. I simply mean that, he strikes me as one of these guys that, at the very core of his character, is a "dick".

I feel the same way about Connors. I'm sure he is a great guy. Funny. Generous. I just feel that, at the base of his character, Connors is a dick.

Contrast that to a guy like Baghdatis. He just seems like the kind of guy that, at the base of his character, is very kind, thoughtful, and respectful. Just a good guy to have around and be around.

I think respectful is the word I am really looking for. Roddick seems VERY disrespectful. Immature. These are character issues IMO. I'm sure he does a lot of good things for a lot of people, but I think he has a poor character.

Do you see what I am saying?

Now, you can argue that you have to be a bit of a "dick" to be successful. I probably wouldn't argue that. But, that doesn't change things either.

CCBH
08-23-2010, 06:40 PM
I love he is getting his ass handed to him by the other top Americans - Querrey, Isner, Fish - of late. I think he is 1-5 against them since a year ago (Cincy, if I am correct). I don't know what Blake's rank was when he beat him narrowly this year.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 09:46 PM
I think what he displays in public also shows his character. So I wouldn't be interested to parse out individual things he does that are nice and generous. I simply mean that, he strikes me as one of these guys that, at the very core of his character, is a "dick".

I feel the same way about Connors. I'm sure he is a great guy. Funny. Generous. I just feel that, at the base of his character, Connors is a dick.

Contrast that to a guy like Baghdatis. He just seems like the kind of guy that, at the base of his character, is very kind, thoughtful, and respectful. Just a good guy to have around and be around.

I think respectful is the word I am really looking for. Roddick seems VERY disrespectful. Immature. These are character issues IMO. I'm sure he does a lot of good things for a lot of people, but I think he has a poor character.

Do you see what I am saying?

Now, you can argue that you have to be a bit of a "dick" to be successful. I probably wouldn't argue that. But, that doesn't change things either.

I see what you are saying but you are still making character judgments that border on character assassinations based on a persona and a character. Now, if you have that persona in you and it exposes itself as much as it can with Andy when he's playing or doing interviews, does that mean your inherent character is one of a jackass? Perhaps, but that's not a definite, it's two different people.

Pea
08-23-2010, 10:52 PM
I twittered him. I made my point about his maturity level and how boring it is to watch him try to be McEnroe and inhumanely belittle the linesmen and umps. he deleted it after it was up for about 5 minutes.
Lol.

He's not planning on growing up, obviously.

dombrfc
09-02-2010, 03:49 AM
And again tonight, utter twat.

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-02-2010, 03:52 AM
Andy being a cry baby now, won't stop whining

Pea
09-02-2010, 03:53 AM
So it's all strategy now?

Ten_Isse_Fan
09-02-2010, 03:55 AM
What a classless prick. 1st of all, it WAS a foot fault. 2nd of all, GET. OVER. IT!

tennishero
09-02-2010, 03:55 AM
he is so disrespectful. making fun of the line judge like that... sad piece of shit.

now he's shouting "come on" and grunting like tipsarevic, absolute douche bag.

FactsPlease
09-02-2010, 03:56 AM
So it's all strategy now?

Such a piece of shit bully he is.

And the lineswoman was RIGHT - she just said the wrong foot.

Dmitry Verdasco
09-02-2010, 03:56 AM
My right foot. MY RIGHT FOOT! :rolls:

zlaja777
09-02-2010, 04:00 AM
Idiot.

dombrfc
09-02-2010, 04:01 AM
shame the linesperson announced the wrong foot but it was still the right call!

soraya
09-02-2010, 04:02 AM
He is an embarrassment to the sport of tennis...the poor woman who justly called for the foot fault will be removed now.

zlaja777
09-02-2010, 04:03 AM
from TW :haha:

http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/Film/films_0809/leftfoot.jpg

Bad Religion
09-02-2010, 04:03 AM
What a douchebag

Voo de Mar
09-02-2010, 04:03 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/My_Left_Foot.jpg

Academy Award for Best Actor
Best Actress in a Supporting Role

"My right foot" would be a good title for movie about Roddick's life. If it takes two Oscars again, will be Roddick's bigger achievement than his single US Open title :haha:

jwoodrx
09-02-2010, 04:05 AM
Thank God Andy lost that set. I was going to be so pissed if he was rewarded for his bad behavior. And the McEnroes are annoying me with their chuckling at his behavior. If it was a non-American acting that way, I doubt they'd find it so hilarious.

Polikarpov
09-02-2010, 04:09 AM
And he's still going on with it.

tennishero
09-02-2010, 04:11 AM
how does he have any fans?

tektonac
09-02-2010, 04:14 AM
Thank God Andy lost that set. I was going to be so pissed if he was rewarded for his bad behavior. And the McEnroes are annoying me with their chuckling at his behavior. If it was a non-American acting that way, I doubt they'd find it so hilarious.

spot on, that's called bullying. too bad it doesn't stop in tennis but goes around the world ...

Dmitry Verdasco
09-02-2010, 04:14 AM
how does he have any fans?

:shrug: seriously...

Azurebi
09-02-2010, 04:16 AM
I'm watching the match right now. Andy Roddick is nothing but a douche bag.
His sticky, stalkish harassing attitude toward a line judge is absurd.

Voo de Mar
09-02-2010, 04:16 AM
Cry-baby A-Rod: "Oh no, where is my right foot?" :hysteric:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=214245&d=1283397389

Polikarpov
09-02-2010, 04:18 AM
Someone show this ass the replay.

Dmitry Verdasco
09-02-2010, 04:18 AM
Cry-baby A-Rod: "Oh no, where is my right foot?" :hysteric:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=214245&d=1283397389

:speakles:

bluefork
09-02-2010, 04:18 AM
how does he have any fans?

I suspect many of his fans are a lot like him.

BigJohn
09-02-2010, 04:19 AM
how does he have any fans?

How could he not. He's been one of the most entertaining players on tour the last decade, and the top one when it comes to post match interviews.

gbmkc
09-02-2010, 04:20 AM
Pathetic. Andy Roddick is an absolutely graceless loser.

As far as the McEnroes go...what else would you expect from John? He was never anything more than an overgrown brat with talent, on his best day.

Pea
09-02-2010, 04:20 AM
how does he have any fans?

99% are rude, crude Americans I'm presuming.

Dmitry Verdasco
09-02-2010, 04:22 AM
How could he not. He's been one of the most entertaining players on tour the last decade, and the top one when it comes to post match interviews.

Oh please, he's only good for his drama.

I used to think he was hot from photos and early career, but his behaviour has turned him into one of the ugliest, most unattractive men on the tour. People that like him must be wankers.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 04:22 AM
how does he have any fans?

I'm surprised 99% of MTF posters aren't his fans. Everyone bitches about every little thing all the time. Two peas in a pod.

FlameOn
09-02-2010, 04:23 AM
I used to be a fan of his...before I discovered tennis. :p

BigJohn
09-02-2010, 04:26 AM
Oh please, he's only good for his drama.

I used to think he was hot from photos and early career, but his behaviour has turned him into one of the ugliest, most unattractive men on the tour. People that like him must be wankers.

It's hilarious when he just goes on and on with the umpire during breaks. And there have been worse tantrums on court before. :shrug:

soraya
09-02-2010, 04:26 AM
The poor woman was probably intimidated, that is why she replied the right foot when he asked her.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 04:28 AM
The poor woman was probably intimidated, that is why she replied the right foot when he asked her.

This isn't to defend Roddick, because he should control himself, but that is pretty poor. The number of times a right handed player gets a foot fault with his or her right foot is minimal. Common sense alone dictates it had to be his left foot.

Voo de Mar
09-02-2010, 04:29 AM
The poor woman was probably intimidated, that is why she replied the right foot when he asked her.

That's one possibility, the other is: a person often asking about a side, replies thinking about its own side, so for the woman Roddick's left foot was on her right side.

soraya
09-02-2010, 04:31 AM
That's one possibility, the other is: a person often asking about a side, replies thinking about his own side, so for the woman Roddick's left foot was on her right side.
You got a point, regardless the fault was there.:)

BigJohn
09-02-2010, 04:34 AM
You got a point, regardless the fault was there.:)

Yes it was, but the fact is what she said did not make any sense. Put yourself in Roddick's shoes in that situation...

bluefork
09-02-2010, 04:36 AM
Yes it was, but the fact is what she said did not make any sense. Put yourself in Roddick's shoes in that situation...

But since he knew that he couldn't have foot faulted with his right foot, why did he even need to ask?

philosophicalarf
09-02-2010, 04:38 AM
Yes it was, but the fact is what she said did not make any sense. Put yourself in Roddick's shoes in that situation...

Roddick was just looking to mouth off and break Tipsarevic's concentration. If it wasn't that, he'd have found something else.

00923
09-02-2010, 04:38 AM
99% are rude, crude Americans I'm presuming.

You do realize that you sound as idiotic as Roddick looks right now? :rolleyes:

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 04:40 AM
I actually pity him, he is one of the most insecure sports athletes i ever watched.

Why do you think he wears a hat everywhere, he knows he is done up there.

Voo de Mar
09-02-2010, 04:40 AM
But since he knew that he couldn't have foot faulted with his right foot, why did he even need to ask?

Because he's primitive and tends to discharge his frustration attacking blameless people.

AgassiFan588
09-02-2010, 04:40 AM
Roddick = MORON. Everytime he's losing he argues with an umpire, no matter what the event. Pathetic.

soraya
09-02-2010, 04:41 AM
Roddick was just looking to mouth off and break Tipsarevic's concentration. If it wasn't that, he'd have found something else.
:yeah:

GugaF1
09-02-2010, 04:42 AM
She is no obliged to say anything at all. is like in any other sport, a faul in Basketball, Football, the referee doesn`t have to give you details of your right hand touched the other player pinkie or whatever. So thats that.

It is quite obvious though that Roddick was using this mainly to pump himself up. It wasn`t about the issue itself was about to geting adrenaline so he could get back in the match. in a quite dirty way though lol..... Mcenroe was a master at this at using whatever random angry energy he could to mess the opponent up and pump himself up.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 04:49 AM
lol, he won a challenge and went on a tourette's rampage because janko was given a first serve again. He's also imitating the grunt.

what a loser.

Roddickominator
09-02-2010, 04:50 AM
Roddick deserves to lose this...but at least he's making it entertaining. Lmao at the mocking grunts.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 04:50 AM
lol, he won a challenge and went on a tourette's rampage because janko was given a first serve again.

what a loser.

Seriously, do you understand how tennis works? He wasn't angry that Janko got a first serve. He was angry that the linesman called the ball out way late when he was about to put the point away for 0-30.

People love to bitch just to hear the sound of their own voices. It's uncanny.

Kip
09-02-2010, 04:50 AM
Talk about a petulant little brat! :rolleyes:

Tonight is just another example, always being encouraged by
two bothers whom make excuse after excuse for his behavior.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 04:52 AM
Seriously, do you understand how tennis works? He wasn't angry that Janko got a first serve. He was angry that the linesman called the ball out way late when he was about to put the point away for 0-30.

People love to bitch just to hear the sound of their own voices. It's uncanny.

I'm assuming you're watching this match with a popped collar and wearing sunglasses indoors.

Typical Roddick defender.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 04:54 AM
I'm assuming you're watching this match with a popped collar and wearing sunglasses indoors.

Typical Roddick defender.

Witty.

I defend him when he is right, and I don't defend him when he is wrong. I didn't defend anything else, but just about every player on tour would have that reaction following that point.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 04:55 AM
Witty.

I defend him when he is right, and I don't defend him when he is wrong. I didn't defend anything else, but just about every player on tour would have that reaction following that point.

lol, im pretty sure nobody in the top 20 would go on a f bomb rampage because they didn't get what they want. They would say it inside to themselves, but not this idiocy.

BigJohn
09-02-2010, 04:55 AM
Because he's primitive and tends to discharge his frustration attacking blameless people.

Not totally blameless in this occasion...

jcreback
09-02-2010, 04:57 AM
lol, im pretty sure nobody in the top 20 would go on a f bomb rampage because they didn't get what they want. They would say it inside to themselves, not this foolishness

Right. No other tennis pro has ever swore during a tight match in a Grand Slam. Never happened ever. A guy like Federer would never swear to an umpire during a GS match. Never.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 04:58 AM
Right. No other tennis pro has ever swore during a tight match in a Grand Slam. Never happened ever. A guy like Federer would never swear to an umpire during a GS match. Never.

not like an immature brat that makes melanie oudin look like a saint with the gamesmanship antics.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 05:00 AM
not like an immature brat that makes melanie oudin look like a saint with the gamesmanship antics.

In the US Open last year that is exactly what Federer acted like. Are you insane?

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 05:01 AM
In the US Open last year that is exactly what Federer acted like. Are you insane?

your tears...they are so delicious.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 05:03 AM
Hahah. I am pretty solid right now. I don't like Roddick or dislike him. I am happy for Janko. He played a great match today.

Your pitiful irrational hatred of Roddick is pretty sad though. Dislike him all you want, but hating on him when he isn't wrong just makes you seem like a petty moron.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Hahah. I am pretty solid right now. I don't like Roddick or dislike him. I am happy for Janko. He played a great match today.

Your pitiful irrational hatred of Roddick is pretty sad though. Dislike him all you want, but hating on him when he isn't wrong just makes you seem like a petty moron.

I didn't know John Mcenroe had internet privileges in the booth. Call me a moron when you are the only idiot in these 14 pages that actually defends him.

Roddickominator
09-02-2010, 05:08 AM
I didn't know John Mcenroe had internet privileges in the booth. Call me a moron when you are the only idiot in these 14 pages that actually defends him.

But seriously...you're wrong on the point that he's arguing with you on. Admit it and move on. You're still allowed to hate Roddick all you want regardless, so fret not.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 05:09 AM
I didn't know John Mcenroe had internet privileges in the booth. Call me a moron when you are the only idiot in these 14 pages that actually defends him.

I didn't defend him for his foot fault antics. I defended him for being frustrated that a linesman made a bad call that came at a very crucial time. He was right to be frustrated in that circumstance, as would any pro on tour.

Try spending more of your tennis energy in actually rooting for some people instead of harboring intense irrational hatred. You might actually live longer.

out_here_grindin
09-02-2010, 05:12 AM
It looked like he said something nice to Tipsy after the match

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 05:12 AM
I didn't defend him for his foot fault antics. I defended him for being frustrated that a linesman made a bad call that came at a very crucial time. He was right to be frustrated in that circumstance, as would any pro on tour.

Try spending more of your tennis energy in actually rooting for some people instead of harboring intense irrational hatred. You might actually live longer.

thank you for your concern, anonymous internet guy. I will now go cry to bed because I was called a petty moron by some guy living on a dot on the map that i will never meet.

Pixelvt
09-02-2010, 05:12 AM
Roddick looked like the last thing a sportsman is tonight losing to the Serb, what a tantrum, over a foot fault, and he got three, two of which I think were good calls, especially the one he had a hissy fit over. Thank you for athletes like Blake, and of course many others.

I am glad Yanko (sorry on the spelling) won after what I saw, what a spoiled brat Roddick is becoming, I guess.

Wait til he sees the videos

BigJohn
09-02-2010, 05:14 AM
It looked like he said something nice to Tipsy after the match

It did look like a friendly exchange.

Pixelvt
09-02-2010, 05:17 AM
since the 70's thanks, and play too, come on, we can have opinions

Pixelvt
09-02-2010, 05:19 AM
the call was right on, she confused right and left foot, and from what I saw, probably based on her position on the court, video clearly shows he foot faulted, oh well, that is not why he lost, btw, he got beat, big time tonight

jcreback
09-02-2010, 05:20 AM
thank you for your concern, anonymous internet guy. I will now go cry to bed because I was called a petty moron by some guy living on a dot on the map that i will never meet.

Your welcome. I try to help out the less fortunate when I can.

cutesteve22
09-02-2010, 05:36 AM
:cool:

fred perry
09-02-2010, 05:39 AM
I didn't defend him for his foot fault antics. I defended him for being frustrated that a linesman made a bad call that came at a very crucial time. He was right to be frustrated in that circumstance, as would any pro on tour.

Try spending more of your tennis energy in actually rooting for some people instead of harboring intense irrational hatred. You might actually live longer.

the linesman didn't make a "bad call". If Roddick never foot faults with his back foot why did he have to get an explanation? Even Patrick couldn't defend his behavior tonight.

jcreback
09-02-2010, 05:42 AM
the linesman didn't make a "bad call". If Roddick never foot faults with his back foot why did he have to get an explanation? Even Patrick couldn't defend his behavior tonight.

I am not talking about the foot fault. I am talking about the ball that was called out real late at 0-15 *4-5 in the 4th that Roddick challenged and saw overturned. He was at the net about to put away a shot for 0-30 and a real shot to take the 4th and was pissed that the linesman made the late call and the point had to be replayed.

On that point he was right to be frustrated with the linesman. He was wrong about the foot fault and I have said as much.

Forehander
09-02-2010, 05:47 AM
The older Roddick gets, the more of a bitch he is. The guy is simply just a bully and can't accept losing to whom he thinks is weaker than him. Therefore he finds other weaker targets on the court to let out his frustration. Best possible example of a sore loser. Sportsmanship isn't just about showing respect to your opponent.

tennisfan856
09-02-2010, 05:53 AM
The older Roddick gets, the more of a bitch he is. The guy is simply just a bully and can't accept losing to whom he thinks is weaker than him. Therefore he finds other weaker targets on the court to let out his frustration. Best possible example of a sore loser. Sportsmanship isn't just about showing respect to your opponent.

I think you are pretty spot on here. When Andy used to be a wounded dog, meaning not many expectations were placed on him, he would quietly do well and go through the draw. You wouldn't see any fits really (Wimbledon run). Once he reaches a little success, the ego comes out and he sets these unrealistic expectations of himself. One thing I have noticed this year though, is that he is even lashing now when he has been counted out (Soderling match in Cincy).

heya
09-02-2010, 06:04 AM
He knows no one cares that he's a nobody who can't hide how bad he treats less wealthy, 'underhyped, uncharitable people' & unspoiled athletes...
Sowdick was taught to believe he was fighting for justice.
He believed that he looked caring & entertaining on court (more important than thinking & proving he was a smart respectable person).
He's just mad that his mother taught him wrong.
Boy, did he bark at the mother-figure lineswoman, but it proved what a sad family he had.

Azurebi
09-02-2010, 06:13 AM
He knows no one cares that he's a nobody who can't hide how bad he treats less wealthy, 'underhyped, uncharitable people' & unspoiled athletes...
Sowdick was taught to believe he was fighting for justice.
He believed that he looked caring & entertaining on court (more important than thinking & proving he was a smart respectable person).
He's just mad that his mother taught him wrong.
Boy, did he bark at the mother-figure lineswoman, but it proved what a sad family he had.

:haha::haha::haha:

HKz
09-02-2010, 06:14 AM
Line judge doesn't know right from left Andy, sorry :(

Forehander
09-02-2010, 06:59 AM
He knows no one cares that he's a nobody who can't hide how bad he treats less wealthy, 'underhyped, uncharitable people' & unspoiled athletes...
Sowdick was taught to believe he was fighting for justice.
He believed that he looked caring & entertaining on court (more important than thinking & proving he was a smart respectable person).
He's just mad that his mother taught him wrong.
Boy, did he bark at the mother-figure lineswoman, but it proved what a sad family he had.

The is a brilliant post :worship:

tennis2tennis
09-02-2010, 07:05 AM
T4wiOUXEDw4

tennis2tennis
09-02-2010, 07:08 AM
regardless of whether or not it was a footfault a player is suppose to make all challanges/complaints to the umpire who has the pwer to over-rule there's no way you talking to a linesperson can make him or her change their mind....energy wasting excercise

Rosa Luxembourg
09-02-2010, 07:21 AM
He has now moved from a brat category to a trash category. Hope he retires very soon as nothing will change him.

gbmkc
09-02-2010, 01:00 PM
The problem with Roddick is it is obvious these tantrums are about the fact that he is nearing the end of his career and is losing opportunities to win another slam. He can't find a way to do it. When he plays his best, Federer is there. When his game is off, some journeyman is there. Andy is mad at Life and the World but he's not mature enough not to take it out on umpires and linespeople. He has no class and no grace under pressure and he lacks the character to go out like an adult.

Ivanatis
09-02-2010, 01:03 PM
I don't like him and there's no doubt he's a huge crybaby, but imo he's not a cheat, or at least not to an extent like some others are (yes, I'm referring to you Gael). And despite all his antics, I somehow feel that he knows how to express that there's still proper respect for his opponents. Maybe he's the most self-destructive player with such behavior, but he's not the least sporting I would say.

Jagermeister
09-02-2010, 01:23 PM
I agree with the last two statements.

The thing that Roddick can't seem to get through his thick and balding head is that these tantrums are not good for his game. They don't work. Janko at least wasn't distracted.

I know tennis is an international sport and I support many players from different nations. But I still want to see the USA'ians do well. Roddick really tries my patience.

MacTheKnife
09-02-2010, 01:26 PM
I agree with the last two statements.

The thing that Roddick can't seem to get through his thick and balding head is that these tantrums are not good for his game. They don't work. Janko at least wasn't distracted.

I know tennis is an international sport and I support many players from different nations. But I still want to see the USA'ians do well. Roddick really tries my patience.

Generally I agree, but I do think that last night getting pissed off actually extended the match. Roddick just does not channel his emotions in the proper direction "most" of the time. Last night was the exception, but tipsy was just playing to well for anything to make much difference. It was his night, plain and simple..

Misterman
09-02-2010, 01:29 PM
He thinks the tantrums will ignite something in his game - as it did for McEnroe. It doesn't work for him. He just looks like a fool with these knee-slapping jokes: "can I call 1-800-rent a ref".

I mean, is that funny ? I cringed in embarrasment for him when i heard that

Rosa Luxembourg
09-02-2010, 01:29 PM
actually taking on umpires like he's done multiple times is a lot less sporting than to cheat your opponents whatever you mean. in my book. because when he cheats, he may face consequences. when he berates umpires, some of who could be his parents, he knows they will not respond to him, so he is pretty much goes unpunished.

Silvester
09-02-2010, 01:31 PM
I missed the foot fault, but the linesman that made the call in the 4th at 4-5 needs his eyes checked and Andy had reason to be angry. It wasn't even close to being out and wasn't that on a second serve? THen the point got replayed back on a first serve? If so, then I don't blame him for being upset.

Rosa Luxembourg
09-02-2010, 01:35 PM
oh please, he is not the first who got a bad call. you don't see other players go and berate/humiliate umpires.

Heather1229
09-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Rosa he's not the only one so give me a break.

This thread is bogus and the title is BS. "Least sporting" how the hell does getting pissed about a line call make you unsportsmanlike? It only makes you a jackass for that moment.

Get over yourselves.

Ivanatis
09-02-2010, 01:43 PM
I missed the foot fault, but the linesman that made the call in the 4th at 4-5 needs his eyes checked and Andy had reason to be angry. It wasn't even close to being out and wasn't that on a second serve? THen the point got replayed back on a first serve? If so, then I don't blame him for being upset.

It clearly was a foot fault, just not with the foot the lineswoman indicated. And it was a first serve. But Andy served DF afterwards on his way to a 0-40. Still won the game.

Rosa Luxembourg
09-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Heather, true, but others do this stuff once in a blue moon (like Fed last year). Duck does it every tournament now. Hell, every match that doesn't go to his script.

Heather1229
09-02-2010, 01:48 PM
Oh okay, Rosa. You've seen every one of his matches? He doesn't do it every match not at all and the only person it hurts is himself. It makes him look like and ass and he usually ends up losing the match.

Rosa Luxembourg
09-02-2010, 01:51 PM
excuse, these underhanded comments may not physically hurt other people, but none the less, are not pleasant. why should he have his maso moments at someone else's expense?

Jagermeister
09-02-2010, 03:04 PM
Sportsmanship = Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing. (thefreedictionary.com)

So I think Roddick failed on the courtesy and grace in losing but Least Sporting Player is still too big a label for him.

River
09-02-2010, 04:39 PM
If people are answering yes, then they obviously began watching tennis 3-4 years ago.

r2473
09-02-2010, 04:40 PM
It clearly was a foot fault

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/09/02/sports/subTENNIS2/subTENNIS2-articleInline.jpg

sanshisan
09-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Roddick was just looking to mouth off and break Tipsarevic's concentration. If it wasn't that, he'd have found something else.

That was my thought too. Roddick kept up the ranting and raving about the foot fault even after he had won the game and then announced to the ump that `I'm going to the bathroom to change my shirt'. Hmmmmmm

River
09-02-2010, 05:12 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/09/02/sports/subTENNIS2/subTENNIS2-articleInline.jpg

Andy was angry that he was called on it merely because the lady said his right foot, aka his back foot. Obviously the lady meant the right foot on HER SIDE OF VISION, but it didn't come off well. Andy was right to say it was a stupid call for his right foot, but to continue to berate her was really out of line.