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Spadea issues a threat to the current Top Ten

tangerine_dream
09-16-2005, 04:20 AM
Vinny "whos-afraida-ya" Spadea has issued a warning to the current crop of Top Ten players to make room for him....or else he'll rap about them.

Spadea Issues Top 10 Guarantee

By Tennis Week
09/16/2005

Vince Spadea has a message for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Marat Safin and other members of the top 10 ó make room for me. The 49th-ranked Spadea has guaranteed he will attain his highest career ranking ever ó top 10 in the world.

The 31-year-old Spadea, who has registered a 19-21 record on the season, recently began working again with his sport performance psychologist. He now guarantees that mental coaching will help him achieve his highest career ranking ever, top 10 in the world.

"Comebacks are never easy, but they are a part of sports, and Iím quite ready and excited about this new challenge," said Spadea, who owns career wins over Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. "I will return to my highest ranking ever. I guarantee it!"

Spadea, rarely a stranger to adversity, recovered from the longest losing streak in ATP Tour history, suffering 21 straight losses before resurrecting his career. Spadea claimed his first ATP Tour title in Scottsdale last year. He beat James Blake and Andy Roddick en route to victory. In his comeback, Spadea rose from No. 229 to a career-best No. 18 in the world.

Injuries and adversity returned this year as Spadea dropped to 49 this week even after reaching the final in Newport in July.

"Rather than get discouraged or depressed, itís a gift that Iím as high as 50 compared to where I was when I began the previous comeback," Spadea declared. "My rise will again be accomplished with help from my sport performance psychologist, John F. Murray, who formerly helped me back from my longest losing streak."

Spadea got the idea of daring to make a public guarantee after thinking about great accomplishments and history.

"Joe Namath guaranteed a Super Bowl victory when no-one believed in him; the 1980 USA Hockey Team truly believed; nobody thought David would slay Goliath," Spadea said. "Even my performance psychologist stuck his neck on the line and lost 64 pounds after he made a public guarantee."

Spadea claims that his public guarantee will help strengthen his resolve and commitment.

darnyelb
09-16-2005, 04:22 AM
Spadea's nuts, but a very dark part of me wants him to succeed.

superpinkone37
09-16-2005, 04:26 AM
hElLzZ yEsS tHaT's mY mAn UrR tAlKiN aBoUt!!123344 :inlove:
He'S gOnNa bE nUmBeR oNe BaBeEe!!!1111 OMG hEaRt!!!11435 :hearts:


:haha: :haha: But seriously, everyone hates him, it would be funny to see him "get good" or something LOL. Hey, he has bageled Federer ON CLAY. I don't care that it was 45786458785 years ago :rolls:

alelysafina
09-16-2005, 04:26 AM
Well, at least he's positive.

Chloe le Bopper
09-16-2005, 04:27 AM
Spadea for life.

njnetswill
09-16-2005, 04:28 AM
:haha: this sport needs guys like him.

tangerine_dream
09-16-2005, 04:28 AM
Spadea will beat Roger in a final next year.

Fee
09-16-2005, 04:30 AM
Next year? Why do we have to wait so long? He's gonna win Basel, baby. Take it to the bank!

knight_ley
09-16-2005, 04:31 AM
hElLzZ yEsS tHaT's mY mAn UrR tAlKiN aBoUt!!123344 :inlove:
He'S gOnNa bE nUmBeR oNe BaBeEe!!!1111 OMG hEaRt!!!11435 :hearts:


:haha: :haha: But seriously, everyone hates him, it would be funny to see him "get good" or something LOL. Hey, he has bageled Federer ON CLAY. I don't care that it was 45786458785 years ago :rolls:


:haha: When I saw this I was like "WHERE IS DANIELLE?!" :lol: Your man is gonna be great for you :p He's doing this just to impress you ;) :lol: You're so lucky...

Merton
09-16-2005, 04:31 AM
hElLzZ yEsS tHaT's mY mAn UrR tAlKiN aBoUt!!123344 :inlove:
He'S gOnNa bE nUmBeR oNe BaBeEe!!!1111 OMG hEaRt!!!11435 :hearts:


:yeah: :yippee:

Skyward
09-16-2005, 04:36 AM
It looks like he's hired a hypnotist.

Socket
09-16-2005, 04:41 AM
It's better than saying, "I have absolutely no chance against these guys, so why try?"

bad gambler
09-16-2005, 04:47 AM
vinny ice is the man

PaulieM
09-16-2005, 04:49 AM
go vince! :yippee:
everybody needs a good laugh, this was mine for the day. :lol:

LaTenista
09-16-2005, 05:22 AM
hElLzZ yEsS tHaT's mY mAn UrR tAlKiN aBoUt!!123344 :inlove:
He'S gOnNa bE nUmBeR oNe BaBeEe!!!1111 OMG hEaRt!!!11435 :hearts:


:haha: :haha: But seriously, everyone hates him, it would be funny to see him "get good" or something LOL. Hey, he has bageled Federer ON CLAY. I don't care that it was 45786458785 years ago :rolls:

Thank you for reminding me why I like Vince. Instead of just sticking his head in the sand after having a mediocre at best summer and once again being past over for DC (hello PMac, Spadea actually knows how to play on the red stuff) he's going to lay his neck on the line. :cool:

May I also add he has a win over Nadal at Madrid last year?

superpinkone37
09-16-2005, 05:29 AM
:haha: When I saw this I was like "WHERE IS DANIELLE?!" :lol: Your man is gonna be great for you :p He's doing this just to impress you ;) :lol: You're so lucky...

hahahahahahhaahahaa, I love it. Spadea says something, and people think of me. :haha: Well, at least you do lmao :p

Yes, I am very lucky to have Vince as my man :inlove: :rolls:

Pheobo
09-16-2005, 05:38 AM
:lol:

I was really depressed before reading this. :lol:

jole
09-16-2005, 05:47 AM
This is so damn awesome! I wish other players had the panache Vince has.

I'd love to see him climb his way back into the top 20 with his combination of gritty ball hitting (he doesn't stroke, he just hits), and superior mental conditioning.

Scotso
09-16-2005, 06:19 AM
But seriously, everyone hates him

I love Vince.

superpinkone37
09-16-2005, 06:38 AM
I love Vince.
Me too. :)

Ok, so I guess not everyone hates Vince. :p ;)

J. Corwin
09-16-2005, 07:03 AM
Ok this is a Vinny thread, so, I shall come in here to pronounce my fanboyism for THE MAN.

Vinny, you win at life.

NYCtennisfan
09-16-2005, 08:16 AM
Vinny going undefeated next year would be a dream.

s.m.
09-16-2005, 08:30 AM
what a plonker :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

alfonsojose
09-16-2005, 01:31 PM
He seems to have a long dick, so go Vinnie :drool:

kabuki
09-16-2005, 01:41 PM
When Hell freezes over.

nkhera1
09-16-2005, 02:29 PM
Spadea will beat Roger in a final next year.

Not just any final, it will be Wimbledon. :worship:

Golfnduck
09-16-2005, 03:07 PM
Vinny is smoking crack again. But if this helps him get pumped up to play tennis, go for it.

Experimentee
09-16-2005, 03:29 PM
He said he would return to his highest ranking, which isnt top 10. Why do they say he will return to top 10?

Papakori
09-16-2005, 03:51 PM
Vince :cool:

Corey Feldman
09-16-2005, 03:52 PM
Spadea for life.
bring back your spadea PIMP avatar

Angle Queen
09-16-2005, 04:39 PM
Vincenzo!

Go for it, man!

Love the bravado....

TheMightyFed
09-16-2005, 04:40 PM
Roger please, don't choke in front of this tennis legend !

smucav
12-04-2005, 03:22 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-bricktennis04dec04,0,5644278.column?coll=sfla-sports-headlinesSpadea no tell-all
Book, coming in March, is `not going to be that bad'
Charles Bricker
Sports Columnist
December 4, 2005

DELRAY BEACH∑ If, as Vince Spadea claims, he's going to name names, he's not ready to name them yet.

His self-styled "behind the scenes memoir" of the men's tennis tour is scheduled for publication by ECW Press in March and, as you might expect from anyone trying to sell a book, Spadea says it will be controversial.

But pressed Saturday for a preview of Break Point, he backtracked. Come on. Just one rip job. One provocative locker room story.

"No, no. It's not going to be that bad," he said after playing one of those purely-for-laughs doubles matches on the first day of Chris Evert's annual weekend charity event at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Work on the book has already become something of an excuse for Spadea's 2005 season, in which he won 22 of 48 matches and had his ranking slip from No. 19 to 78.

"It took a lot of time. I must have written 700 pages," he said. "This next season, I'm going to concentrate completely on tennis."

At 31, the long-time resident of Boca Raton has enough moxie to compensate, at least in part, for whatever 11 years on the ATP tour has sapped from his body.

But if this book puts a few players in an embarrassing light, Spadea is going to find himself fighting some locker room distractions that could disturb the complete focus he requires for his game.

Horatio Caine
12-04-2005, 03:59 PM
O M G! :haha: :haha: :haha:

Vinny :yeah:

gusman890
12-04-2005, 04:34 PM
i personally think he is crazy, after watching him lose in 3 sets to lopez at the pilot pen

superpinkone37
12-04-2005, 04:58 PM
i personally think he is crazy, after watching him lose in 3 sets to lopez at the pilot pen
:sad:

tangerine_dream
12-04-2005, 05:18 PM
Danielle's hubby is gonna write a book oh boy :hearts:

*Ljubica*
12-04-2005, 05:25 PM
I'm not a fan of Vinny, but you've got to respect him for coming back from that long run of defeats a few years' back and for believing in himself. Good Luck to him :)

SwissMister1
12-04-2005, 07:29 PM
Vincent will be top ten in both the Rankings and the best sellers list! :)

superpinkone37
12-04-2005, 07:30 PM
And don't forget the Billboard Top 100 when his album comes out. ;)

sigmagirl91
12-04-2005, 07:32 PM
Vinnie, what brand of crack are you smoking?

*Viva Chile*
12-04-2005, 08:40 PM
Vinny....... :cuckoo: :o :yawn:

missbungle
12-05-2005, 12:45 AM
Vinny, I want your babies!

disturb3d
12-05-2005, 12:50 AM
Vince Spadea, never heard of him.

wcr
12-05-2005, 01:29 AM
More power to him but how is Vince, at 31, going to get into the top 10 without a weapon? This isn't the WTA.

its.like.that
12-05-2005, 02:29 AM
It's better than saying, "I have absolutely no chance against these guys, so why try?"

:lol:

Vinny has as much chance as Hewitt.

R.Federer
12-05-2005, 02:50 AM
Vince Spadea is funny, I like him!

superpinkone37
12-05-2005, 05:42 AM
Vinny, I want your babies!
Oh hell no. I'm his baby mama.

:haha:

knight_ley
12-05-2005, 06:05 AM
Oh hell no. I'm his baby mama.

:haha:

:spit: Don't mess with Danielle's man. She's get violent :armed:

Saumon
12-05-2005, 08:27 PM
Oh hell no. I'm his baby mama.

I'm his babies' mother too :angel: :p

superpinkone37
12-06-2005, 12:08 AM
I'm his babies' mother too :angel: :p
I think not. Back off biatch. :fiery: ;)

Saumon
12-06-2005, 10:14 PM
I think not. Back off biatch. :fiery: ;)
:ras: ;)

smucav
12-11-2005, 02:13 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickten11dec11,0,622386.column?coll=sfla-sports-colAnd there was this letter from Marianne Jenks, reacting to Vince Spadea's forthcoming tell-all book: "I cannot imagine why anyone would pay anything to read a book by Vince Spadea. Maybe he can make it an audio and rap also. Now if Andy Roddick writes a book, we are talking a different story."

superpinkone37
12-11-2005, 02:26 AM
I don't think Andy Roddick knows how to read..let alone write. ;)

Why does everyone have to diss the Vince? :sad:

Deboogle!.
12-11-2005, 05:38 AM
Why does everyone have to diss the Vince? :sad:To make sure you can have him all to yourself :hug:

Saumon
12-11-2005, 02:32 PM
I don't think Andy Roddick knows how to read..let alone write. ;)

Why does everyone have to diss the Vince? :sad:
poor winnay :hug:
and his book is a written rap :ras:

smucav
12-21-2005, 12:55 AM
Will Vince have an friends left after his book is published?

From this excerpt, probably not:
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14459&bannerregion=

Deboogle!.
12-21-2005, 12:57 AM
Did he have any to begin with? :shrug:

superpinkone37
12-21-2005, 01:01 AM
Did he have any to begin with? :shrug:
WTF. VINNAY HAS PLENTY OF FRIENDS. TRUE, HE MAY HAVE LOST SOME BUT IT'S NOT HIS FAULT HE'S SO DAMN GOOD LOOKING AND SEXAY AND TALENTED AND AWESOME AND A BRILLIANT RAPPER AND GOOD DRESSER AND HOTTIE IN GENERAL. DON'T MESS WITH VINNAY CUZ SPADEA AINT AFRAID'YA!!!!!!1133211

Deboogle!.
12-21-2005, 01:02 AM
I'm sorry. :tears:.

PinkFeatherBoa
12-21-2005, 01:02 AM
Amen, Danielle. :yeah:

tangerine_dream
12-21-2005, 01:02 AM
Did he have any to begin with? :shrug:
:lol: No, but he has Danielle :p :armed:

Deboogle!.
12-21-2005, 01:03 AM
:lol: No, but he has Danielle :p :armed:Yes, he does. And thus his life is complete ;)

PinkFeatherBoa
12-21-2005, 01:03 AM
:lol: No, but he has Danielle :p :armed:

Having one Danielle is the equivilant to having 1000 average friends.

I'd say he was very lucky. :)

superpinkone37
12-21-2005, 01:06 AM
He doesn't need tennis player friends anyway. They don't have boobs.