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Wimbledon R3: Lopez def. [8] Roddick 7-6(2) 7-6(2) 6-4

FlameOn
06-24-2011, 02:29 PM
Yess, thank you Feli! :hearts: Roddick outserved and outplayed :wavey: Feli choked at Queens but no such luck for Andy here. Good for the game! :bigclap::hearts:

Filo V.
06-24-2011, 02:29 PM
ALL the credit in the world goes to Feli. This is going to crush A-Rod. Feli was the better player throughout the entire match. A-Rod was out-aced, out-returned, he was out volleyed, and he was outplayed from the baseline. Lopez kept the error count low, used the slice effectively, and simply played very good grass court tennis. A big win for him, and he closed the match out when you thought he would choke.

As for Roddick, you seriously have to question where his career is headed. 7-0 H2H over Lopez and he was thoroughly outplayed today. Grass clearly isn't a surface that he's a threat on anymore. How he does during the USO series may end up defining what A-Rod does in his career.

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 02:29 PM
What Shampoo is roddick using? I am impressed with his hair. His game? No so much

Certinfy
06-24-2011, 02:29 PM
Fucking awesome display from Lopez :worship:

By the way Feli choked it at Queens ;)

hipolymer
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
I had Deliciano going to the quarters. Now I'm possibly thinking semis.

Allegretto
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Great serving display from Lopez. Roddick was pathetic from start to finish.

tyruk14
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Another clanger dropped by the BBC when, on match point, they decided to get their wires crossed and inadvertently switched pictures to yet another WTA match, but the sound of Lopez taking his final match point remained. Give this shit to ITV.

And I'm sad for Roddick. He truly does deserve a Wimbledon. Shame it's not happening until he gets a forehand.

jrm
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
i had him down to suprise Roddick in 3rd round :yeah:

MariaV
06-24-2011, 02:31 PM
YUMMY YUMMY Deliciano! :lick: :drool: :D :yeah:

misty1
06-24-2011, 02:31 PM
2nd straight exit at wimbledon very early on and i dont know how many slams in a row now where he's exited before even the QF

great win for feli

GrantOz44
06-24-2011, 02:32 PM
Picked this one (in PAW). Wasn't really in too much doubt. Classy stuff, Feli :)

Mental Giant
06-24-2011, 02:32 PM
Roddick very overrated

Sombrerero loco
06-24-2011, 02:32 PM
roddick please retire soon :spit:

Hellraiser
06-24-2011, 02:32 PM
No Slam title till end of Andy's career.

Where I can bet this?

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 02:32 PM
I do hope that Feliciano retires after this match. Because he is the biggest choker in history. I mean if you are that big of a choker, you should probably pay a fine. Now Roddick is a mug and he outmugged himself today. But the fact remains that Lopez will choke against any decent player (just refer to his match against Fed in tie-break)

barahmasa
06-24-2011, 02:33 PM
So Andy will never fulfill his dream of winning wimbledon, I hope he's still satisfied beeing a male wozniacki...

Speed of Light
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

this cannot happen .................................................. ....
Roddick :sad: :sad: :sad:

Jimnik
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Fuck you Andy.

Deserves the stick he gets here. Fucked this up completely.

By far the worst and most depressing result of the Championships.

zlaja777
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Feli you legend. He made it look so easy.

UsD.AnDreS
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
1 frigging word : pwned.

Sophocles
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Well Lopez demolished Safin in 2005 in similar fashion, so this isn't a surprise. (And at that point Safin was playing well on grass - he'd just run peak Fed close in the Halle final.)

FormerRafaFan
06-24-2011, 02:35 PM
Feli:yeah: Feli was the best one out there today though.. he clearly deserved to win! A-Rod was unbelievably bad compared to how he usually plays. Even his serve was sub-par today.

Speed of Light
06-24-2011, 02:35 PM
Murray will now be in Good shape against Rafa in semis. Shit.

philosophicalarf
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Looks good for a qf for Flopez now.

Deivid23
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Another QF´s at Wimbledon for LaLo then it is

Sauletekis
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
LOL at some people here saying Duck was a contender for winning Wimby. I knew that he even wouldn't be in QF. Feli is just a much better grass player ATM. Like I say in the livescore thread, he's confortable top8 in the surface. He's got a beautiful game. Very nice serve, but volley as well. He was even outclass Duck in the baseline, sometimes.

Don't think Murray's life is easier now. It's the other way. Feli will be very dangerous for the scotish. I even believe he has a chance if he wins it, specially if he plays like today!

VAMOS FELI!

nobama
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Dedicated to Patrick McEnroe. He needs to talk up Roddick's performances against nobodies more often. :D

Action Jackson
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
LaLo can play on grass, funniest part is the coach he has never played on grass at all.

Good to see Berasategui around the place.

samanosuke
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
This time next year Roddick will win Wimbledon

Priam
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Roddick! :help:

Sunset of Age
06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Lopez is indeed a 'Deliciano' to watch when his game is on - and not just his tennis. :drool: :yeah:
Didn't mind to see this succesful Duck-hunt of his at all. :bounce:

Allegretto
06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Well Lopez demolished Safin in 2005 in similar fashion, so this isn't a surprise. (And at that point Safin was playing well on grass - he'd just run peak Fed close in the Halle final.)
He also ended Tim Henman's career, which he no doubt considers his greatest accomplishment.

Ravel
06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Great Job Feli! :yeah:

Bilbo
06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Another QF´s at Wimbledon for LaLo then it is

what a player

Sophocles
06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
I'd retire and fuck Brooklyn Decker at least 4 times a day.

Actually that's a bloody good idea. I've just handed in my notice.

Corey Feldman
06-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Roddick's new found serve worked well - got him to 2 tie breaks

Berasategui loving Wimbledon success, something never thought i'd say

alter ego
06-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Classic grass court match. The better player won.

makesmewonder
06-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Get in Deliciano!

VolandriFan
06-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Feliciano served better and took the initiative throughout the match. Nice to see it pay off. The forehand was on and he utilised the net very well.

Roddick was just mediocre. :shrug:

shadows
06-24-2011, 02:39 PM
Unsurprising lol, Roddick's play at Queens should have dispelled any thoughts that he could do anything here.

misty1
06-24-2011, 02:40 PM
Dedicated to Patrick McEnroe. He needs to talk up Roddick's performances against nobodies more often. :D

he does that every time any american wins any match

he also was all gushing over mchale and harrison after they won the 1st round matches

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Lopez on grass is an absolute joy to watch.

green25814
06-24-2011, 02:42 PM
I'd retire and fuck Brooklyn Decker at least 4 times a day.

Agreed

Rodduck is an abomination of a tennis player, but I'd still rather be him than anyone else in the top 50

James_Blake_No1
06-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Really terrible day for American Tennis.

ZaZoo)
06-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Feli totally outplayed poor Duck.

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 02:44 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/34o7zgl.png

Peter Bodo picked Roddick: http://tennis.com/articles/templates/features.aspx?articleid=12597&zoneid=9

Please save the image and refer to it.

kandygram
06-24-2011, 02:44 PM
Feli you legend. He made it look so easy.

Feli looked incredibly relaxed today, though I'm sure his heart was skipping a few beats at the end.

As for Andy, I guess he left his brain in the locker room before coming on court.

Sophocles
06-24-2011, 02:45 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/34o7zgl.png

Peter Bodo picked Roddick: http://tennis.com/articles/templates/features.aspx?articleid=12597&zoneid=9

Please save the image and refer to it.

Bodo is SUCH a twat. He's been trying to keep Roddick in the discussion even though he's been irrelevant for years.

Globetrotter
06-24-2011, 02:46 PM
LOL at some people here saying Duck was a contender for winning Wimby. I knew that he even wouldn't be in QF. Feli is just a much better grass player ATM. Like I say in the livescore thread, he's confortable top8 in the surface. He's got a beautiful game. Very nice serve, but volley as well. He was even outclass Duck in the baseline, sometimes.

Don't think Murray's life is easier now. It's the other way. Feli will be very dangerous for the scotish. I even believe he has a chance if he wins it, specially if he plays like today!

VAMOS FELI!

Totally agree. Roddick just isn't the player he was two years ago when he beat Murray, their Queen's match proved this as well. To be honest his 09-Wimbledon-form is as far away as the Napoleonic wars. Lopez on the other hand has played quite good tennis the last couple of months, he might make it competitive against Murray assuming he won't have a bad day against Monfils/Kubot.

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-24-2011, 02:47 PM
he does that every time any american wins any match

he also was all gushing over mchale and harrison after they won the 1st round matches

ESPN thought Andy had a chance at the title :lol:

Now Patrick is sulking in the studio :bigcry:

:lol:

philosophicalarf
06-24-2011, 02:47 PM
LaLo can play on grass, funniest part is the coach he has never played on grass at all.



Indeed - the improvement on clay was obvious for all to see, but was curious to see if it transferred to other surfaces.

TheBaker
06-24-2011, 02:47 PM
Did anyone actually think roddick had a chance?

Deivid23
06-24-2011, 02:47 PM
what a player

Playing his best tennis ever this year, still a **** though

*Jean*
06-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Amazing match by Feli! Consistant all the way through, which is a real improvement! Keep going ;)

makesmewonder
06-24-2011, 02:48 PM
This was certainly one of the best game of Feliciano's career.

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 02:49 PM
Bodo is SUCH a twat. He's been trying to keep Roddick in the discussion even though he's been irrelevant for years.

I mean the whole Senior editor thing is just a joke. How can you pick against Nadal, Roger or Novak here? Maybe Murray but Roddick? Seriously?

BaselineSmash
06-24-2011, 02:51 PM
Lopez hitting over his backhand, just terrifying for Roddick who's used to the Spaniard folding pitifully on that side.

Captivating attacking performance from the lefty, and since that mega-choke against Fed in Madrid he seems to have consulted a sports psychologist -himself; he was half closing his eyes and talking to himself between points to fend off the continuous waves of nerves. Worked this time, wonder if he can keep this up in R4 when he'll surely be the favourite.

WF4EVER
06-24-2011, 02:54 PM
How is this result worth a panel discussion when live matches are being played. "Opening up the draw"? Really? Did anyone think ANdy stood a chance here.

The only thing that's happened is he lost to his own pigeon. Him losing is no shock anywhere.

Show some fucking live tennis.

gaitare
06-24-2011, 02:56 PM
LaLo can play on grass, funniest part is the coach he has never played on grass at all.

Good to see Berasategui around the place.

Good to see him, yeah. He played one Wimbledon towards the end of his career and one Halle tournament somewhat earlier I think. He wanted to play one Wimbledon when he was near his peak but they didn't want to seed him although he was 10th in the rankings or sth and he was drawn against a grasslord (Ivanisevic? Becker?) so he withdrew :lol:

Start da Game
06-24-2011, 02:56 PM
this is the player over which federina won his wimbledon 4 times.......

Sunset of Age
06-24-2011, 02:56 PM
Bodo is SUCH a twat. He's been trying to keep Roddick in the discussion even though he's been irrelevant for years.

I've been avoiding Mr. Bozo's garbage for at least three years now, but it was :haha: to find out over here today that he actually picked the Duck to win this year's Wimbledon. I mean, seriously, how :stupid: delusional can one get?
I wonder who he was trying to 'please' with predictions like that. Even the majority of USA folks weren't buying it - at least I hope so. :o

green25814
06-24-2011, 02:57 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/34o7zgl.png

Peter Bodo picked Roddick: http://tennis.com/articles/templates/features.aspx?articleid=12597&zoneid=9

Please save the image and refer to it.

:rolls:

Jimnik
06-24-2011, 02:58 PM
Least RAndy won't get dished more bakery products from Murray.

Always look on the bright side of life.

gaitare
06-24-2011, 03:00 PM
this is the player over which federina won his wimbledon 4 times.......

:lol:

chalkdust
06-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Lopez played so much better than in his match against Roddick at Queen's, mainly because he was much more solid from the baseline. Roddick's serve was not as good as it can be.

Lopez could be a threat to Murray in the quarters if he can maintain this level (which I doubt).

Pirao666
06-24-2011, 03:05 PM
So much for Roddick being a darkhorse :lol:

GOAT = Fed
06-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Rodduck palyed bad and even then Deliciano had to take two 'breakers to beat Rodduck. Dunno why people are making it seem like he demolished him. :S

nobama
06-24-2011, 03:07 PM
ESPN thought Andy had a chance at the title :lol:

Now Patrick is sulking in the studio :bigcry:

:lol:This morning he was gushing about how well Roddick played in his last match. Um, Patrick, don't gush until you've seen Roddick play 2 or 3 great matches in a row.

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Lopez will choke against any decent player (just refer to his match against Fed in tie-break)

That wasn't a choke, you imbecile :rolleyes:

Ravel
06-24-2011, 03:08 PM
I'm pretty sure Brad mentioned that he had Roddick winning Wimby this year

ossie
06-24-2011, 03:15 PM
the better player won, roddick is the very definition of a serve bot. he has absolutely no weapons besides his serve and the days of winning the most prestigious tournament in the world with a few lucky tiebreaks are over. knowing this mug will never win wimbledon makes me sleep well at night.

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 03:21 PM
That wasn't a choke, you imbecile :rolleyes:

That overhead smash into the net was not a choke when 5-2 up against Roger? Don't get me wrong. I am glad Roger won. but still. Let's be fair. Lopez will crack if you push him a bit

Corey Feldman
06-24-2011, 03:21 PM
what does heya think about this?

mona ostrich?

pusher_duck
06-24-2011, 03:23 PM
So Andy will never fulfill his dream of winning wimbledon, I hope he's still satisfied beeing a male wozniacki...

except roddick has actually won a major? idiot.

these losses would probably hurt him less if he'd had won in 2009...

n8
06-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Yess, thank you Feli! :hearts: Roddick outserved and outplayed :wavey: Feli choked at Queens but no such luck for Andy here. Good for the game! :bigclap::hearts:

One :worship: to Lopez.

Another :worship: to FlameOn for beating Filo V. to opening post.

MIMIC
06-24-2011, 03:28 PM
Just heard :spit:

Zinn
06-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Great match from Feli! Good wakeup call for Andy who needs to be more aggressive. Needs to stop slicing his bachand so much also.

Zinn
06-24-2011, 03:38 PM
I had Deliciano going to the quarters. Now I'm possibly thinking semis.
Monfils is definitely a winnable match for him. Same with Murray. I hope he gets far.

gulzhan
06-24-2011, 03:38 PM
Poor Roddick. Hope he has happy marriage. As Hewitt ;)

Corey Feldman
06-24-2011, 03:38 PM
p65EpGhGHmY

misty1
06-24-2011, 03:40 PM
ESPN thought Andy had a chance at the title :lol:

Now Patrick is sulking in the studio :bigcry:

:lol:

its always great to see them in the studio after they build up an american only to see them lose

maybe they shouldt begetting so excited after a first round or 2nd round match

Zinn
06-24-2011, 03:40 PM
LOL at some people here saying Duck was a contender for winning Wimby. I knew that he even wouldn't be in QF. Feli is just a much better grass player ATM. Like I say in the livescore thread, he's confortable top8 in the surface. He's got a beautiful game. Very nice serve, but volley as well. He was even outclass Duck in the baseline, sometimes.

Don't think Murray's life is easier now. It's the other way. Feli will be very dangerous for the scotish. I even believe he has a chance if he wins it, specially if he plays like today!

VAMOS FELI!

I love Feliciano's game as well. Great serve, forehand and netplay. I think that he can definitely beat Murray if he can keep his errors down. I guess part of it also depends on how passively Murray plays.

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 03:41 PM
this is the player over which federina won his wimbledon 4 times.......

Yes, because Nadal's wins over Berdshit and Errorling were mighty Spartan struggles.

Modetopia
06-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Peter Bodo you never learn.

Ravel
06-24-2011, 03:42 PM
when was that movie shot? Roddick still had hair

toupee? :lol:

Sapeod
06-24-2011, 03:42 PM
Bye bye Roddick :bigwave:

Great result for the sport when this guy loses. Thank you, Lopez.

Vida
06-24-2011, 03:44 PM
will roddick revive?

the trend is no.

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 03:44 PM
p65EpGhGHmY

The "I <3 JUSTIN" chain is priceless :haha:

careergrandslam
06-24-2011, 04:00 PM
Just heard :haha:

so had to come in here to celebrate with my boyz.



the better player won, roddick is the very definition of a serve bot. he has absolutely no weapons besides his serve and the days of winning the most prestigious tournament in the world with a few lucky tiebreaks are over. knowing this mug will never win wimbledon makes me sleep well at night.


:yeah:

me too!

timafi
06-24-2011, 04:05 PM
NID:shrug:

2nd year in a row when Roddick arrogantly dismissed playing the clay court season and he fucking lost early at Wimbledon.When he is going to learn his fucking lesson? He somewhat committed himself in 2009 and made the 4th round in Paris and went all the way to the finals at Wimbledon:shrug:

Luinir
06-24-2011, 04:15 PM
Easy and nice win for Feli. Roddick declining since 2009 Wimby. Feli should win his next match against Monfils or Kubot but he will not have so much hope if he meets Murray (best returner in the world, especially on faster courts) in QF.

stebs
06-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Roddick heaped praise on Lopez and rightfully so. Roddick is not at a level where he can cope easily with such a strong performance. I actually think he played fine, just didn't raise his level in the tie breaks and unsurprisingly for two big servers a few points were crucial, Lopez won those points. Great win for the Spaniard for whom a third Wimbledon QF is within reach.

docking34
06-24-2011, 04:47 PM
whatever, roddick career is over and i am sick of people saying he will win titles. no he won't. not with good players he won't . of course he will make it past 1r and 2r but come 4th or QF he loses big.

guy sucks for american tennis and i think all americans are now out at wimby. american tennis never been in such a decline ever. you know the reason? no one could give a 2-cents shit about tennis anymore. that is why

guga2120
06-24-2011, 04:47 PM
F-Lo:D I thought he might go to atleast to the qf's. I don't know why people thought Roddick would go deep here.

cutesteve22
06-24-2011, 04:51 PM
oh god, thank you Feliciano. Wimbledon without ugly game pusher is just HEAVEN!

Langers
06-24-2011, 04:57 PM
CYA ANDY. :wavey:

Go home you boring, useless old spud. :wavey:

PS. Love those backhands mate, especially those useless slices. :haha:

tangerine_dream
06-24-2011, 05:01 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad017.gif My Wimbleduck. Can he ever catch a break? Should he offer his firstborn to the tennis gods? Le sigh. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad016.gif

He couldn't do anything right. In contrast, Deliciano couldn't miss. He didn't even offer the obligatory choke that he's known for. :( It really was a tremendous performance from him, the kind of playing that he's been capable of but could rarely pull off. Hats off to him, this win was a long time coming. :hatoff: I hope he doesn't lose in the next round, though.

I'm not worried about Andy, he is like the Phoenix, he will rise from the ashes again and get his revenge at Davis Cup. If the US has a good showing there maybe that will help lift Andy's confidence to make another run at the USO this year.

TMJordan
06-24-2011, 05:05 PM
:hug: Tangy

I feel bad for baldy these days :(

delboy
06-24-2011, 05:10 PM
did anyone hear Rodders press conference after when someone asked him if he thought it would never happen for him now at Wimbledon? Rodders wasn't too impressed

RickDaStick
06-24-2011, 05:11 PM
Make no mistake, Roddick is still in the mix - Connors :haha::haha::haha:

habibko
06-24-2011, 05:17 PM
Deliciano :hearts: too big :worship:

nobama
06-24-2011, 05:23 PM
did anyone hear Rodders press conference after when someone asked him if he thought it would never happen for him now at Wimbledon? Rodders wasn't too impressedI wouldn't do a presser. Pay the fine and be done with it. So stupid that they require players to do them anyway.

Azurebi
06-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Feli :hatoff:

I just learned the result!! LOL Roddick :silly:

Hian-GOAT
06-24-2011, 05:28 PM
Yes :woohoo: Vamos FeLo :woohoo:
Roddick is the worst player in Top 30, retire stupid ace machine.

shiaben
06-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Roddick, Davydenko, and a few other mugs seriously need to consider retirement.

tangerine_dream
06-24-2011, 06:09 PM
F-Lo:D I thought he might go to atleast to the qf's. I don't know why people thought Roddick would go deep here.
I agree, it's a mystery how anyone could think a three-time finalist could go deep at Wimbledon. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj222/Nonnie87/Smiley/244-1.gif

Zinn
06-24-2011, 06:15 PM
The Americans better get ready for more of this in the Davis Cup.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-24-2011, 06:25 PM
Yes :woohoo: Vamos FeLo :woohoo:
Roddick is the worst player in Top 30, retire stupid ace machine.

Stupid ace machine? A multiple Wimbledon finalist and a slam winner? You guys have always underrated him. I feel sorry for Andy :( .

Arkulari
06-24-2011, 06:28 PM
this is the player over which federina won his wimbledon 4 times.......

oh yeah, he played just as bad in those times... :stupid: of course nothing compared to Rafa playing Puerta or Berdych, they are FAR better players that a guy who won 1 GS, was #1 and reached 4 more finals

http://images.cryhavok.org/d/14126-1/Implied+Facepalm.jpg

habibko
06-24-2011, 06:58 PM
2nd set TB

gRaMMHVno7s

peribsen
06-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Pity I couldn't see this match, great for Feli, hope he makes the QF at least.

Rather sorry for Andy, the disrespect here for a great player past his prime speaks volumes about MTF.

Start da Game
06-24-2011, 07:17 PM
oh yeah, he played just as bad in those times... :stupid: of course nothing compared to Rafa playing Puerta or Berdych, they are FAR better players that a guy who won 1 GS, was #1 and reached 4 more finals



correct......nadal built his legend at the french open by beating puerta 4 times.......

Mateya
06-24-2011, 07:19 PM
Wow, poor Roddick.

F.Lopez is such an underrated player on fast surfaces and can beat anybody when on fire. Love that big lefty serve of his.
Really a spaniard with a difference, plays his brand of tennis, making most out of his ability and you got to respect that. :cool:
Roddick is declining as we speak...still a huge serve but my father could play with him from the baseline. I hope he still has some big wins in him.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj222/Nonnie87/Smiley/244-1.gif


:haha: :haha:

timafi
06-24-2011, 07:28 PM
when will Roddick stop slicing and coming to net?He never fucking learns

Arkulari
06-24-2011, 07:33 PM
correct......nadal built his legend at the french open by beating puerta 4 times.......

yeah, it isn't as if Roger has never beat Rafa in a GS final, oh wait...

you're just trying to find an excuse to diminish Roger's accomplishments, I don't even like Roddick but the guy made it to #1 in the world, same as Hewitt, same as Safin and Roger took all of them down, of course they are not up to Rafa's level but saying that he only beat mugs in a GS final is simply stupid.

tennis existed after 2001 and before 2005, you know?

Mungo
06-24-2011, 07:34 PM
Another proof of why the american mental midget will never win another Slam. Stefanki should fire him.

tangerine_dream
06-24-2011, 07:44 PM
Deliciano just bashed Justin Gimelstob on twitter:

feliciano_lopez Its funny when people like justin gimelstob talks bullshit without knowing me at all.he did not learn what respect means as a kid..

I'm liking these players letting it all hang out on twitter, btw. Good stuff. :D

*edit*

Justin's offending comment was: "If Lopez spent less time looking in the mirror, he'd play better."

:shrug:

Corey Feldman
06-24-2011, 07:46 PM
tangy isnt hurt by this result

we all know she'd rather Nadal or Djokovic win Wimbledon

Pea
06-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Made my day.

tangerine_dream
06-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Bad news for Roddick haters. :sad:

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Roddick not quitting despite Feliciano López loss. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jun/24/wimbledon-2011-andy-roddick-feliciano-lopez)

Andy Roddick enjoyed his customary tęte-ŕ-tęte with the press here but that was about all the No8 seed enjoyed as he was beaten 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 by Feliciano López of Spain in the third round. Having gone out in the fourth round last year it is another blow to the American's hopes of one day winning the title. Given that he turns 29 in August, time is hardly on his side.

Three-times the runner-up and never the champion, the American was out-aced 28 to 23, out-passed and simply outplayed. He admits he has not played well for more than a year now but, ever the optimist, he believes things can get better. "I don't think I've played my best since probably April of last year," Roddick said. "I think I can improve. Have I over the last year? Probably not. I've been up against some stuff. But it has to get better, there's no doubt."

Last year's defeat by Lu Yen-hsun of Taipei was the low point of Roddick's year but even though Friday's result was a round worse, he said it was not as difficult to cope with. "He beat me," Roddick said. "It's easier for me to walk out of here and move forward than, let's say, 2008 where I lost to [Janko] Tipsarevic and I felt like I completely choked or last year where I had a million opportunities and kind of gave it away. Those are tougher to take now, I think."

Roddick had won all seven of his previous meetings with López, now ranked 44 but who has been inside the top 20. The left-hander is one of the streakier players around but when it all gels, as it did against Roddick, he is world class. López played two superb tie-breaks to take command and then an early break in the third was enough to seal victory and a fourth-round clash with Gaël Monfils of France or the Pole, Lukasz Kubot.

"I have probably played like shit in third rounds and won before, too," Roddick said. "The thing you guys have to understand is there's no script. Some days you're going to play well and lose and some days you're going to play like crap and win. What do you do? You keep moving forward until you decide to stop. At this point I've not decided to stop so I'll keep moving forward."

Roddick's next assignment will be next month against Spain, and probably López again, in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup in his home city of Austin, Texas. But López will now have to gather himself as he tries to equal his best-ever performance here, having reached the last eight in 2005 and 2008.

For now, though, the Spaniard said he was happy just to enjoy one of his best days. "I beat a couple of great players at Wimbledon in the last 10 years but to beat Andy on this court is very special, of course," he said. "I would say maybe the best. I was surprised that I didn't miss anything, almost. It's definitely a great win. I played solid all three sets. When you play Andy Roddick here, you never expect to win two straight tie-breaks against him so I'm really happy with my performance."

López is a popular figure on the tour, especially with his female fans, who include Andy Murray's mother Judy. Her nickname of "Deliciano" has taken hold on Twitter lately and López admitted he likes it. A little. "She's so funny," López said. "It's just something that everybody knows now because somebody posted it on Twitter. I have to like it. It's kind of funny. I mean, it's OK."

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More bad news for MTF: I'm not going away either. :banana: :nerner:


tangy isnt hurt by this result

we all know she'd rather Nadal or Djokovic win Wimbledon

Why is Murray losing to Ljubicic right now? :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
06-24-2011, 07:51 PM
:haha: Roddick :devil: thinking he could make last 4.
He's game has been a joke for nearly a decade.

habibko
06-24-2011, 07:59 PM
Deliciano just bashed Gimelstob on twitter:

feliciano_lopez Its funny when people like justin gimelstob talks bullshit without knowing me at all.he did not learn what respect means as a kid..

I wonder what Justin said? I wasn't watching the Tennis Channel during the match.

I'm liking these players letting it all hang out on twitter, btw. Good stuff. :D

according to this (http://www.elpais.cr/articulos.php?id=48090), google-translated:

London, June 24 (DPA) - Today at the great day came Feliciano Lopez for a long time waiting, a couple of curious things happened before the Spanish play the perfect game in the center court at Wimbledon, the scene where every player to succeed.

In the morning, his coach, Alberto Berasategui, we prepared an unusual cheese omelet. At noon, minutes before the match, a former player, American Justin Gimelstob, the Spanish quipped at a luncheon in the VIP area of ​​Wimbledon: If you look in the mirror less it would be better tennis player, said.

Berasategui, who in his life had prepared an omelette, says he now will do one every morning to Lopez in the house they share in the idyllic Wimbledon Village. And Gimelstob, a close friend of Andy Roddick, the man defeated today by Lopez, searched for a smart way to turn back.

"I think Feliciano is a great player, but certainly loves to look in the mirror. And it's okay to do so is a very attractive man," the American told dpa. "People always talk about women, but he is tall, handsome, good body. Very metrosexual, yes. But not only him, his tennis is also attractive style."

scarecrows
06-24-2011, 08:03 PM
how is that bad news tangy?

we can enjoy more matches like this one or even better like Lu last year

Corey Feldman
06-24-2011, 08:07 PM
typical Gimelstob

least he's not talking about battering and crippling Kournikova this time

guga2120
06-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Deliciano just bashed Justin Gimelstob on twitter:

feliciano_lopez Its funny when people like justin gimelstob talks bullshit without knowing me at all.he did not learn what respect means as a kid..

I'm liking these players letting it all hang out on twitter, btw. Good stuff. :D

*edit*

Justin's offending comment was: "If Lopez spent less time looking in the mirror, he'd play better."

:shrug:

Justin Gimelstob is a complete clown, that is not suprising.

FormerRafaFan
06-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Good for Feli!

bobbynorwich
06-24-2011, 08:27 PM
typical Gimelstob

least he's not talking about battering and crippling Kournikova this time


:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Gimelstob, a close friend of Andy Roddick, the man defeated today by Lopez, searched for a smart way to turn back.

"I think Feliciano is a great player, but certainly loves to look in the mirror. And it's okay to do so is a very attractive man," the American told dpa. "People always talk about women, but he is tall, handsome, good body. Very metrosexual, yes. But not only him, his tennis is also attractive style."

What a moron :rolleyes:

fast_clay
06-24-2011, 09:09 PM
the moment roddick's career ended right here...

almost two years since the backhand volley that was heard around the world...

row GG baby...






http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/roddickbhvol1.jpg




bad luck brah

Start da Game
06-24-2011, 09:14 PM
i thought he had one more option too, he could have just left it and it would have flied long......losing that tiebreaker from 6-2 was hilarious.......

nole_no1
06-24-2011, 09:18 PM
Lopez played great
Tennis was saved :worship:

General Suburbia
06-24-2011, 09:22 PM
Roddick: "the game is so much about movement now"

Is that why he doesn't mind that his forehand is nonexistent?

TheRafaelNadal
06-24-2011, 10:44 PM
AS much as i hate Roddicks playing style and have done for almost a decade the guy doesn't deserve so much flak. He's shown his ability to compte at the top and be a very powerful player.

Sonja1989
06-24-2011, 10:51 PM
Well done Feliciano! :worship: He played a huge match, served fantastic and playing a very good season since clay season. Great job. :yeah:

About Roddick: :help: He isn't similar like his old himself and never will again. :sad: Sad to see. :hug:

EliSter
06-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Rodduck is getting old :o: :sad:

Dini
06-24-2011, 11:31 PM
Lopez's game in full flow is quite a sight to behold. I was worried that Roddick was starting to read that out wide to the backhand serve, but even if you can anticipate it returning the ball meaningfully is a different matter all together.

Lopez's composure in this match was impressive, especially considering the 0-7 H2H and the almost identical manner in which he got the first set in AO but then faded. This time he held firm and was confident.

Roddick's approaches as usual left much to be desired and again he looked lost when he was down a couple of sets. The unsuccessful net rushing at the end just summarises it.

Orka_n
06-24-2011, 11:39 PM
Take care Roddick! :bigwave:

Well done Feli.

cobalt60
06-24-2011, 11:42 PM
Deliciano just bashed Justin Gimelstob on twitter:

feliciano_lopez Its funny when people like justin gimelstob talks bullshit without knowing me at all.he did not learn what respect means as a kid..

I'm liking these players letting it all hang out on twitter, btw. Good stuff. :D

*edit*

Justin's offending comment was: "If Lopez spent less time looking in the mirror, he'd play better."

:shrug:

This is pretty funny stuff though. Oh well I think Andy's days are numbered.

FlameOn
06-25-2011, 12:06 AM
oh god, thank you Feliciano. Wimbledon without ugly game pusher is just HEAVEN!

:worship:

Ibracadabra
06-25-2011, 12:15 AM
No Slam title till end of Andy's career.

Where I can bet this?

Bookies don't give odds on such events. It's like betting on the sun rising.

Mungo
06-25-2011, 12:22 AM
Deliciano just bashed Justin Gimelstob on twitter:

feliciano_lopez Its funny when people like justin gimelstob talks bullshit without knowing me at all.he did not learn what respect means as a kid..

I'm liking these players letting it all hang out on twitter, btw. Good stuff. :D

*edit*

Justin's offending comment was: "If Lopez spent less time looking in the mirror, he'd play better."

:shrug:

Gimelstob is an awful commentator that talks out of his ass all the time to sound funny. Give me Goodall-Koenig any day, best tennis commentary by far.

straitup
06-25-2011, 12:37 AM
Andy wasn't very good, I thought he would still win because of the H2H. Just looked like he was about to throw in the towel in the 3rd set.

Those approach shots were pretty bad, although Lopez in the past would've fluffed a lot of them.

This loss is definitely a bit more acceptable to me than Lu last year

bluefork
06-25-2011, 12:39 AM
Bad news for Roddick haters. :sad:

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Roddick not quitting despite Feliciano López loss. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jun/24/wimbledon-2011-andy-roddick-feliciano-lopez)


Why would this be bad news for Roddick haters? We've got so many more years of these type of matches to enjoy. :lol:

Filo V.
06-25-2011, 01:07 AM
Gimbelstob is about as big of the classic dumb jock stereotype as it gets. Nothing he says matters. Feli's had so much a better career than Justin did even though Feli hasn't been spectacular, so he needs to sit down.

Pirata.
06-25-2011, 01:08 AM
Gimbelstob is about as big of the classic dumb jock stereotype as it gets.

Isn't he the same guy who said that there aren't any gay guys in tennis because in the locker rooms they talk about beer and hot women or something to that effect?

ETA
“I think Jon Wertheim is utopian in his thought process. I think there’s a 100% chance that [a player who comes out] would be an outcast and wouldn’t be signing a deal for Viagra or Trojans. But the locker room couldn't be a more homophobic place. We're not gay-bashing. There's just a lot of positive normal hetero talk about pretty girls and working out and drinking beer. That's why people want to be pro athletes!"

:haha:

bobbynorwich
06-25-2011, 01:08 AM
Gimelstob doesn't just kiss Roddick's ass, he's got his whole body up inside it.

Filo V.
06-25-2011, 01:10 AM
As for Justin drooling over Feli, bitch please. You'll never have a chance, Justin.

Smoke944
06-25-2011, 01:10 AM
I don't see anything wrong with what Gimelstob said :shrug:

Sunset of Age
06-25-2011, 01:10 AM
Ah, another USA commentor being pissed off about his Love Boy bailing out. :ras:
Join Mr. Bozo and the likes, Mr. Gimelstob. :hug: NOT.

Filo V.
06-25-2011, 01:15 AM
Isn't he the same guy who said that there aren't any gay guys in tennis because in the locker rooms they talk about beer and hot women or something to that effect?

ETA


:haha:

Yup, that's what he's said, he's spoken on that subject a few times. He says basically the lockerroom isn't gay friendly and people use gay slurs all the time, and no-one would want to associate with the gay players. Justin has never realized people laugh at him and not with him and no-one takes him or his views seriously, but it doesn't matter really, since he's irrelevant, and yeah, a stereotypical dumb jock.

Pirata.
06-25-2011, 01:15 AM
I don't see anything wrong with what Gimelstob said :shrug:

He has no place ragging on someone else's tennis abilities because of their appearance when he couldn't even crack the top 50 and has no ATP titles to his name.

Ashlar77
06-25-2011, 01:16 AM
Nice dismantling of the lame duck Feli! :hearts: :inlove:

SheepleBuster
06-25-2011, 01:17 AM
Gimblestob did get trouble for demeaning tennis' women at one time, right? How does he still have a job after making sexual comments about Cornet?

bobbynorwich
06-25-2011, 01:18 AM
Gimblestob did get trouble for demeaning tennis' women at one time, right? How does he still have a job after making sexual comments about Cornet?

And about Kournikova

Pirata.
06-25-2011, 01:19 AM
Gimelstob has often been a guest on the Washington, D.C. morning radio show "The Sports Junkies", talking about his tennis career, his interactions with other tennis pros, his dalliances with such female players as Martina Hingis, and a variety of other topics. On June 25, 2008, Gimelstob issued an apology for comments he had made on the show. During the interview, Gimelstob, a regular guest on the show, said that he when he faced Anna Kournikova the following month in an exhibition match in Washington: "I’m going to serve it right at the body, about 128, right into her midriff. If she's not crying by the time she comes off court then I did not do my job." Asked if that meant he hated the Russian, with whom he trained as a youth, he replied: "Hate is a very strong word. I just despise her to the maximum level just below hate." He added that he would not like to sleep with Kournikova, "because she's such a douche." Instead, "I wouldn't mind having my younger brother, who's a kind of a stud, nail her and then reap the benefits of that.

Classy guy :rolleyes:

fast_clay
06-25-2011, 01:34 AM
the game needs gimelstob i have come to realise...

all these pussies who have a problem with justin need a fresh cup of cement to harden up a bit... truth hurts and gimelstob speaking the gospel here...

Smoke944
06-25-2011, 01:34 AM
He has no place ragging on someone else's tennis abilities because of their appearance when he couldn't even crack the top 50 and has no ATP titles to his name.

:shrug:

FWIW, I think Gimelstob is so much smarter than he wants you to think. This guy was a challenger/fringe ATP player, and yet he has turned himself into a minor sports celebrity with all sorts of great commentating jobs and other things going on. How did he do this? By making himself more famous than he has any right to be, by saying something controversial and getting his name in the news, and by knowing when he can make his name stick in people's minds(his last US Open match against Roddick comes to mind)
Smart guy.

Topspindoctor
06-25-2011, 01:38 AM
Wonderful match ruined by Australian TV switching to Tomug/Mugdreev.

The match had everything. Lobs, volleys, great serving from both guys. Lopez choked a little serving for the first set, but kept his cool in tie break. Probably the best match of the tournament.

FlameOn
06-25-2011, 01:44 AM
AS much as i hate Roddicks playing style and have done for almost a decade the guy doesn't deserve so much flak. He's shown his ability to compte at the top and be a very powerful player.

Roddick and 'powerful' should never be in the same sentence. :help:

Zinn
06-25-2011, 02:34 AM
As for Justin drooling over Feli, bitch please. You'll never have a chance, Justin.

Judy Murray has a better chance with Deliciano than Justin Gimelstob does.

Azurebi
06-25-2011, 04:32 AM
Gimeltob doing commentating? I'm sorry for American viewers, he's like :silly: :silly: :silly:

Geo
06-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Lopez did play well but :spit: :rolls: @ Roddick! He's done as a contender for slams and masters titles.

KarlyM
06-25-2011, 09:39 AM
Feli played great! :yeah: