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Roddick d Haas 6-3 7-6 (6)

bad gambler
01-14-2006, 06:00 AM
Rod did what he had to do, haas blew

El Legenda
01-14-2006, 06:02 AM
yay for Andy, way to win the big ones :yeah:

Ruski
01-14-2006, 06:11 AM
Good start for Andy for the new season!!!!

RodLo
01-14-2006, 06:12 AM
Woot, woot! Way to go Andy! :woohoo:

Carito_90
01-14-2006, 06:14 AM
Okay so Andy won a 'title', finished ahead of Roger, beat Haas, had a match that didn't last more than one game AND won a tiebreak, all in a matter of... 5 days?

Wow that's too much for me to process dude.

prima donna
01-14-2006, 06:15 AM
Nice exhibition win for The American.

RodLo
01-14-2006, 06:35 AM
Okay so Andy won a 'title', finished ahead of Roger, beat Haas, had a match that didn't last more than one game AND won a tiebreak, all in a matter of... 5 days?

Wow that's too much for me to process dude.

Too much...but still so sweet. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 06:42 AM
lauren your av :haha: :haha:

RodLo
01-14-2006, 06:43 AM
:angel: ;)

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 06:47 AM
I love it :haha:

omg the sig too :rolls:

RodLo
01-14-2006, 06:48 AM
Thank yas. :kiss:

enqvistfan
01-14-2006, 08:21 AM
Tommy :hug:

Hola Mr. SK
01-14-2006, 08:32 AM
way to go,Andy!

Black Adam
01-14-2006, 08:42 AM
Since Deb is asleep and not around to her stuff i will do it for her.

Roddick, Blake, Nieminen win Open warmups

American Andy Roddick won the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, James Blake won the Sydney International and Jarkko Nieminen won the Heineken Open in New Zealand, as tennis prepared Down Under for the Monday start of the year's first major, the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Roddick lifted the trophy at the Kooyong Classic by defeating German Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). The Classic is considered the prime tuneup for the Australian Open.

Roddick, seeded second at Melbourne Park and opening against a qualifier, withstood a Haas charge in the second set.

The winning former world number 1 will be entering the season's first Grand Slam with confidence after triumphing at the special eight-man tournament, where nine of 12 winners have gone on to win an Open title.

The sun-soaked but windy final was played in front of a tournament record of 8,000 fans at the historic home of Australian tennis.

"We were walking through the tunnel and we saw a sea of faces," said Roddick. "I've never seen so many at Kooyong before.

"This place is humbling for a tennis player as you walk around the club and see all the famous faces on the wall. This is an experience that never wears off."

Hass dropped the first set as Roddick fired over eight aces.

But the 41st-ranked German reached a 5-2 lead in the second before faltering, a weakness Roddick quickly exploited.

The American began climbing back, salvaging four Haas set points to hold for 3-5 and then breaking the fragile German a game later.

Roddick eventually brought on a tiebreaker, where he claimed victory on a second match point with a backhand winner at the net.

Haas began the event by upsetting Roger Federer. The German heads into the Open with confidence high.

"I've been playing some great tennis, I'm really happy.

"Andy played well - and I proved this week that I could win a match here after losing all of mine here four years ago.

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Meanwhile, in Sydney, American James Blake survived a late-match break to overcome Russian Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) and kick-start his 2006 season with a title at the $1.02 million Sydney International.

The eighth-seeded American showed his love of hard-court tennis as he completed a flawless 3-0 record against the 26th-ranked Andreev.

Blake now owns four hard-court titles - New Haven, Stockholm and Sydney last year and Washington in 2002 - from seven finals.

Andreev came into his first career hard-court final with three trophies, all won on clay.

The difference showed against Blake, who vastly improves on his first-round exits at Sydney in 2003 and 2004.

Blake lifted the first set but was unable to close it out in straights when Andreev rallied. The 23rd-ranked American recovered in the final set, but dropped serve to trail 4-5.

He calmly fought back as Andreev saved a break points but ploughed a return into the net for 5-5.

The set eventually went to a tiebreaker, where Blake claimed the title on the first of three match points.

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In Auckland, New Zealand, Finland's seventh seed Nieminen won his first career title by crushing Croatian Mario Ancic 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the $430,000 Heineken Open.

The world number 29 came through in his fifth ATP final to move to an impressive 7-1 this season. His only loss so far came in the quarter-finals of Adelaide last week.

Nieminen showed no signs of fatigue after winning a nearly three- hour semi-final marathon over Olivier Rochus the day before.

The Finn now stands 2-0 against Ancic after also beating the 21st- ranked Croatian last spring on clay in Munich.

Ancic is currently coached by Swede Fredrik Rosengren, former mentor for Nieminen, who has been on his own for the last year.

"The semifinal yesterday was really a tough day for me and to come out today against Mario, who has been playing really great tennis this week, was tough," said the winner.

"But it was my last match of the week, that made it so much easier. I was a little bit lucky Mario didn't play as well as he played the other matches here."

Nieminen broke twice in the opening set, then took control of the second after winning a long fourth game for 2-all and breaking twice on the way to victory.

Ancic crashed to defeat with his 25th unforced error. "Jarkko's had a tremendous week and he deserved to win this final," said Ancic.

RonE
01-14-2006, 08:46 AM
Good stuff Andy, great to see him back at the winner's circle :yeah:

mallorn
01-14-2006, 09:02 AM
Good to see Andy winning :yippee:
I'm looking forward to his matches in Melbourne, it will be interesting to see if he's really started playing more aggressively, as promised.

Billy Moonshine
01-14-2006, 09:31 AM
Andy! I am so happy that you won this title and it proves your new toned body is ready for the heat and demands of Australia and I hope you have a lot of confidence you cutie!!XXX:)

Ferrero Forever
01-14-2006, 10:00 AM
Roddick did play agressively today. Haas played very well, i think the whole crowd expected a third set. It was a very very very close match with some extremely long rallies. Great stuff for Roddick, though he hit 3 line umpires in the process, and told the others that he'd get them eventually. He's great

Mechlan
01-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Congrats Andy. Glad to see him start 2006 on a better note.

almouchie
01-14-2006, 10:52 AM
i think this has been a gr8 preparation for Tommy Haas who is starting to play like himself
he has a killer openner against teen Gasquet
I liked the fact that Tommy beat Federer
bodes good news to the rest of the field_ to try harder

mallorn
01-14-2006, 11:15 AM
Roddick did play agressively today. Haas played very well, i think the whole crowd expected a third set. It was a very very very close match with some extremely long rallies.
Thanks for the info. :)
Great stuff for Roddick, though he hit 3 line umpires in the process, and told the others that he'd get them eventually. He's great
:lol:

Jennay
01-14-2006, 12:17 PM
Whatever, good match, but we'll see what he's about at the Australian Open. :p

Jimnik
01-14-2006, 01:06 PM
:yeah: Nice one Andy. Now please win the big one :bigclap:

Sjengster
01-14-2006, 01:40 PM
Andreev came into his first career hard-court final with three trophies, all won on clay.

Keep the research coming, guys.

Alexiana
01-14-2006, 01:44 PM
Congrats to Andy :) Good start for Haas and he had chances in this match too. Hope he does well at the Aussie Open :)

blosson
01-14-2006, 02:00 PM
:) way to go

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75969

blosson
01-14-2006, 02:01 PM
haha this picture was too big, sorry for the side scrolling :lol:

mallorn
01-14-2006, 02:31 PM
haha this picture was too big, sorry for the side scrolling :lol:
Never mind the side scrolling, but it's one of those pics where we can clearly see his nails ... ewww. :o
The rest of the picture is nice though. :)

prima donna
01-14-2006, 03:50 PM
The only "extraordinary" feat that's been accomplished here is Andy's finishing "ahead" of Roger, be it an Exhibition or not.

His record against Haas over the last 2 years has been favorable, though I could pull up the exact numbers, exercising not to; however, his tiebreak record hasn't been all that horrible until lately.

Jesus, Joseph and Mary - I'm not a Roddick fan in the slightest bit, but talk about not being able to satisfy people ... Ouch, then again, his accomplishments and failures are off-set with extreme measures being shown in both cases.

Roddick vs Haas (Last 3 Meetings)

2005
San Jose, Hard, S
CA, U.S.A.
Hard
S
Roddick
7 6 6 3
2004
Athens Olympics, Hard, R32
Greece
Hard
R32
Roddick
4 6 6 3 9 7
2004
Cincinnati AMS, Hard, Q
Ohio, USA
Hard
Q
Roddick
6 3 6 3

gusman890
01-14-2006, 04:04 PM
congrats to andy, i hope he does well in the aussie open =)

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 04:08 PM
The only "extraordinary" feat that's been accomplished here is Andy's finishing "ahead" of Roger, be it an Exhibition or not.

His record against Haas over the last 2 years has been favorable, though I could pull up the exact numbers, exercising not to; however, his tiebreak record hasn't been all that horrible until lately.

Jesus, Joseph and Mary - I'm not a Roddick fan in the slightest bit, but talk about not being able to satisfy people ... Ouch, then again, his accomplishments and failures are off-set with extreme measures being shown in both cases.
Uhhhhhhhhh :retard: You're the only one who used the word extraordinary in this thread, or anything even close :lol: We all know this was a meaningless exhibition, but it's nice to go into a slam with a W regardless. Everyone knows the players didn't take it 100% seriously, though. You're the one who seems to want to turn it into some meaningful thing :lol:

tangerine_dream
01-14-2006, 04:16 PM
Tommy and Andy have gotten off to an excellent start to their 2006 season. Well done, boys. Keep it up the great playing for AO now. :cool:

gusman890
01-14-2006, 04:26 PM
i feel they will both do well IMO

star
01-14-2006, 04:34 PM
:) way to go

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75969

Oh wonderful! He took off his cap during the presentation ceremonies. :) :) :)

prima donna
01-14-2006, 04:38 PM
Uhhhhhhhhh :retard: You're the only one who used the word extraordinary in this thread, or anything even close :lol: We all know this was a meaningless exhibition, but it's nice to go into a slam with a W regardless. Everyone knows the players didn't take it 100% seriously, though. You're the one who seems to want to turn it into some meaningful thing :lol:

Nice exhibit, all class and dignity coming out there.

Perhaps, you would be best served to skim through the collection of messages in this thread more closely, seems like this is an absolutely overwhelming event for some and a bit too much to digest within such a short period of time.

Golfnduck
01-14-2006, 04:42 PM
Good job Andy :yeah:

musefanatic
01-14-2006, 11:44 PM
Congrats andy, lovely photo there! :)