11-01-2003, 10:37 PM
from Tennis Week:
"Andy Roddick fans disappointed in the impending No. 1’s semifinal loss to Tim Henman at the BNP Paribas Masters on Saturday perhaps can take solace in this: The last time Henman defeated Roddick – the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Championships in Washington, D.C. – Roddick went on a roll that saw him capture his first Grand Slam tournament title."
11-01-2003, 11:05 PM
Nice one, Bunk. May history repeat itself!
11-02-2003, 12:20 PM
I think this week off will do Andy some good. He's played a lot of tennis this year and could use a mini break. That way he'll come back strong in Houston.
11-02-2003, 04:17 PM
I agree. hopefully he comes out of the gate roaring here!
11-02-2003, 10:00 PM
Here's another one. From a Houston Chronicle tennis column published on August 23. Spooky looking back....
"Gilbert only wants his newest student worrying about the upcoming Grand Slam -- not celebrating his recent successes or his burst upward in the Champions Race. He is simply trying help keep everything in perspective for Roddick.
"Do you know what's more important (than No. 1 in the Champions Race)?" Gilbert said. "Three months from now, him being No. 1, especially after winning the Open and Houston. Everything is a little premature right now, but you know what's on my mind? NYC. There's nothing more important, I swear to God. I hope that I'm drinking a couple of beers (two) Sundays from tonight and he's kissing the trophy."