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tangerine_dream
11-06-2003, 01:31 AM
I have a question about professional athletes in the Olympics: would Andy be eligible to partake in either the 2004 or 2008 summer Olympics? What criteria would he need to make in order to do this?

Seeing as how Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi bptj have an Olympic gold medal -- and knowing how greedy and competitive Andy is :devil: -- I'm curious to see if competing for the Olympic gold will be on his professional agenda.

Deboogle!.
11-06-2003, 01:58 AM
He BETTER be at the Olympics!!

The court is the same as the US Open court - he'll have a GREAT chance!!

Havok
11-06-2003, 02:10 AM
yup he's eligible, and why the heck wouldn't he be there? the elegibility ruel is the same as WTA is it not (players must have played or have been ready to play a David/Fed cup match the past year, or a match before the actual olympics) and the seeds go by ranking, so Andy will have a really good seed, and possible draw. the olympics is all about representing your country, do we really have to doubt the fact that Andy won't show up?

J. Corwin
11-06-2003, 02:16 AM
I'm really hoping that he will be there. Playing the Olympics is such an honor, and the glory will be shared with everyone in the country.

Deboogle!.
11-06-2003, 02:17 AM
The only reason is depending on how they make up the teams. If there's some sort of elimination/Olympic Trials, Andy might have to play against other players/his friends to get a spot. He should do OK and have no problem, but stranger things have happened in an Olympic Trial before.

Havok
11-06-2003, 02:05 PM
there isn't a trial, its going by the entry rank, which is what i have said in my previous post. i dont know if they will change it or not, but they always take the best players from each country, mind you they won't take more than one person from a country who only had one tennis star. so Roddick and Agassi are in for sure, dunno if Agassi is gonna play though. then i think 2 from the likes of blake/ginepri/fish/dent

tangerine_dream
08-01-2004, 04:34 PM
Time to bring back this old thread. :)

FYI, Sports Illustrated named their Olympics favorites:

Gold medal - Federer
Silver medal - Roddick
Bronze medal - Moya

:banana:

Jennay
08-01-2004, 04:36 PM
:banana:

Havok
08-01-2004, 05:32 PM
Moya :bigcry:

RoddickBabe10
08-01-2004, 07:28 PM
Heyyy... MY faves:

Gold- Roddick
Silver- Fed
Bronze- Coria (is he playing?)

Now... that's more like it! haha

TinyT
08-01-2004, 08:59 PM
i just want andy to play well and enjoy the experience, cos it might never happen again :)

TinyT
08-02-2004, 02:00 PM
i think that it is very much possible for andy to win the olympics. he has a sense of pride about his country, and he'd want to represent the U.S. well which will motivate him even more to beat Fed. :cool:

Fumus
08-02-2004, 02:08 PM
I don't think any of the players will take it that seriously. I just don't see them pouring their heart into it. If it means Andy vs. Roger again then atleast I will take it seriously...haha

TinyT
08-02-2004, 02:11 PM
but by the way he talks about it, he sounds really stoked. i dunno, it's just another match that just happens to come every 4 years.

Fumus
08-02-2004, 02:32 PM
Yea, I am stoked but, if Andy wins the gold and beats Federer in the finals, I will be like, yeaaa...wwoo...like wicked happy!! If Andy beats Fed in the finals of USO...I will be like :explode:.YESS!!!!..I will never wear these underwear again...I need a cigarette and I don't even smoke...ahhhhttp://www.menstennisforums.com/customavatars/avatar585_2.gif..thanks for smoke Jace.......was it good for you too? *eyes glazed over*

Deboogle!.
08-02-2004, 02:45 PM
I dunno, a lot of these players have said the Olympics means as much to them as the USO. I have a feeling it does for Andy. he has one USO but the Olympics is a new challenge, plus he knows he has a shot considering the surface, ball, conditions, etc. So yea, Andy, Roger, and a lot of other players (Guga, Guille, etc..) have said that the olympics are really important to them. This year is the best field ever for an Olympics I think. So hopefully it turns out well. highly unfortunate for me that it's the first week of law school :o

Fumus
08-02-2004, 02:57 PM
Yea the day I am going to USO(the first day), is the first day of school...haha, oh well, I only have one class that day anyways....so I guess I will miss it, haha!! USO way more important!

Deboogle!.
08-02-2004, 02:59 PM
tsk tsk tsk!! Bad Fumigator, bad!!! :silly:

TinyT
08-02-2004, 03:04 PM
I dunno, a lot of these players have said the Olympics means as much to them as the USO. I have a feeling it does for Andy. he has one USO but the Olympics is a new challenge, plus he knows he has a shot considering the surface, ball, conditions, etc. So yea, Andy, Roger, and a lot of other players (Guga, Guille, etc..) have said that the olympics are really important to them. This year is the best field ever for an Olympics I think. So hopefully it turns out well. highly unfortunate for me that it's the first week of law school :o

:bigclap:ace bunk!:bigclap:

Fumus
08-02-2004, 03:37 PM
tsk tsk tsk!! Bad Fumigator, bad!!! :silly:

Lol, I didn't know school started then, when I bought the tickets in Febuary...lol

Nishy
08-04-2004, 10:33 PM
Does anyone know when Olympics start?

andyroxmysox12191
08-04-2004, 10:34 PM
in 9 days :woohoo:

TinyT
08-04-2004, 10:35 PM
AUGUST 13 BABY!! :bounce:

superpinkone37
08-04-2004, 10:36 PM
wow its coming up soon lol. when do we find out the tv schedule? its out by now i am sure...i guess i will have to look around

TinyT
08-04-2004, 10:38 PM
here ya go:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/index.html
hope it helped!

superpinkone37
08-04-2004, 10:42 PM
yes it helps alot!!!!! thank you and it saved me a few minutes of my time too

TinyT
08-04-2004, 10:54 PM
no problema :yeah:

Nishy
08-04-2004, 10:55 PM
here ya go:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/index.html
hope it helped!

TinyT, thanks for the link.

Tennis starts 15th of Aug.
Thinking about Andy's schedule, he can rest next week so hope it helps him.

TinyT
08-04-2004, 11:00 PM
here's a little andy bio from the NBC olympics site:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletebios/5015133/detail.html

superpinkone37
08-04-2004, 11:04 PM
lol i just found that from the link u had posted before

J. Corwin
08-05-2004, 03:27 AM
I'm confident Andy will medal, but anything but the gold will be a disappointment. ;)
KA-CHING!

J. Corwin
08-05-2004, 03:29 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/customavatars/avatar585_2.gif..thanks for smoke Jace.......was it good for you too? *eyes glazed over*

Oh yea, share the wealth. Mmm..mmmmm....gooooood. Let's do this joint.http://www.menstennisforums.com/customavatars/avatar585_2.gif

superpinkone37
08-05-2004, 05:10 AM
I'm confident Andy will medal, but anything but the gold will be a disappointment. ;)
KA-CHING!

i agree, but i also know there are lots of contenders that are also looking for the gold

Proph
08-05-2004, 02:41 PM
Oh yea, share the wealth. Mmm..mmmmm....gooooood. Let's do this joint.http://www.menstennisforums.com/customavatars/avatar585_2.gif


That explains SO much about you :p

TinyT
08-05-2004, 02:58 PM
i just hav a small question, if the USO begins on august 30 and the olympics closing ceremonies are on the 29th, is andy going to attend the closing ceremonies?? that would be quite the jet lag, although i'm sure andy's used to it.

2-ballod
08-05-2004, 03:17 PM
Does anyone have a detailed schedule for the tennis at the olympics? I just found that the matches will be held from August 15-22, but I can't really find anything more detailed than that. I guess they haven't really gotten that far with it. I don't know that I've ever really seen Olympic tennis on tv. I'll be glad this year with all the events that are going to be covered....just looking around for the tennis schedule I found that nbc is going to have silly coverage of everthing. I can't miss it....

elusive
08-05-2004, 04:33 PM
Heyyy... MY faves:

Gold- Roddick
Silver- Fed
Bronze- Coria (is he playing?)

Now... that's more like it! haha


roddickbabe im totally with you! corias been having a bad summer...losing the french open finals -sobs- then having that lousy shoulder injury. hope hes playing the olympics!

and im so waiting for the day when andy wins roger properly! :D

Deboogle!.
08-05-2004, 05:12 PM
Guille is not playing the Olympics :(

there is a schedule for the Olympics tennis... what's the website... www.athens2004.com ? That might be wrong oops

TinyT
08-05-2004, 05:40 PM
here's the schedule i posted earlier:

here ya go:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/index.html
hope it helped!

J. Corwin
08-05-2004, 05:40 PM
Yea Guille withdrew because of his nagging injury.

MaitaBaby
08-05-2004, 05:48 PM
Too bad Guille's not playing :sad: I was really bummed out when I knew about it. But anyways, good luck to Andy! I do hope he gets the gold!!! :D A Roger and Andy final would be suuh-weet and of course even sweeter if Andy wins! and then he goes on to defend his USO title! Yeah! :)

superpinkone37
08-05-2004, 06:49 PM
i agree with you maitababy-- that would be sweet, and of course the perfect end to the summer

RoddickBabe10
08-06-2004, 01:45 AM
I'm not doubtful Andy would win a medal. Especially, he is representing his beloved country and not "Andy Roddick". I am so overly excited :bounce: and plus, he is so excited to be in it! Goooo Andrewww :lol:

superpinkone37
08-06-2004, 03:56 AM
yes, im confident he will medal, especially since he seems so excited to be in the olympics

tangerine_dream
08-06-2004, 04:55 AM
I'm glad that Andy's pumped for the Olympics because he's going to need all that energy. I believe Andy will medal too. :rocker2:

I can't wait till the Olympics starts. It's my favorite sporting event. :banana:

texassnake3161
08-06-2004, 06:16 AM
i forsee the bronze medal ;)

elusive
08-06-2004, 11:30 AM
waa poor guille! :bigcry:

gee, this excitement is infectious. :) andy can definitely grab the gold.
yes if he does i"ll just keep smiling for the next month or so :):):)

superpinkone37
08-06-2004, 10:52 PM
lol i think we will all be smiling then

RoddickBabe10
08-07-2004, 02:47 AM
If Andy gets the gold, which I don't doubt he will, I will be sooo happy for him! I bet he'll cry ;) Love to see that again. He's so cute! hehe

superpinkone37
08-07-2004, 06:21 AM
omg i dont care what they say sbout boys dont cry whatever shit they say....i thought he was cutest thing ever when he cried....and i would LOVE to se that again! come on andy, lets go for the gold!!! and dont be afraid to cry!

RoddickBabe10
08-07-2004, 06:34 AM
lol superpink, to me "Real boys cry... and wear pink... and wear Michael Jackson shoes... and wear tie-dyed shirts..." :lol: I seriously was awe-ing on the tv when Andy cried last year (USO) and said "I don't believe this!" It was the cutest thing. Although, they had to ruin it by showing Mandy :rolleyes: hehe :devil:

superpinkone37
08-07-2004, 06:43 AM
lol superpink, to me "Real boys cry... and wear pink... and wear Michael Jackson shoes... and wear tie-dyed shirts..." :lol: I seriously was awe-ing on the tv when Andy cried last year (USO) and said "I don't believe this!" It was the cutest thing. Although, they had to ruin it by showing Mandy :rolleyes: hehe :devil:

omg i know-- they always had to ruin the moment by showing mandy!!! and i agree, reall men cry, and wear pink, and all that other stuff (though i wasnt feeling the michael jackson shoes). i absolutely loved it when he cried...it was like the best moment. thats when i like fell in love all over again :hearts:

RoddickBabe10
08-07-2004, 06:50 AM
:haha: you are so funny! You know, I was describing Andy right? lol Anyways, I hope Andy wins the USO but if they show Lauren I will seriously :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :( :( :(

superpinkone37
08-07-2004, 07:05 AM
ugggh if he wins again and lauren is still around, im sure they will show her...hopefully she wont last that long....*wishful thinking*....and i hate when they show lauren, or mandy back in the day.

andyroxmysox12191
08-07-2004, 01:59 PM
do not diss mandy lmfao :lol: that was cute when they showed her and andy so shush :lol: ;)

star
08-07-2004, 02:04 PM
waa poor guille! :bigcry:

gee, this excitement is infectious. :) andy can definitely grab the gold.
yes if he does i"ll just keep smiling for the next month or so :):):)

Yes. Poor Guille. :sad:

tangerine_dream
08-07-2004, 02:56 PM
lol superpink, to me "Real boys cry... and wear pink... and wear Michael Jackson shoes... and wear tie-dyed shirts..." :lol: I seriously was awe-ing on the tv when Andy cried last year (USO) and said "I don't believe this!" It was the cutest thing. Although, they had to ruin it by showing Mandy :rolleyes: hehe :devil:

I agree RoddickBabe, I loved that moment! And if Andy wins gold, it would be priceless to see him react like that again. :)

Golfnduck
08-09-2004, 06:22 PM
I hope Andy wins the gold in the Olympics. I would love to see him cry again, too. I thought it was sooo sweet. I hope he kicks Rogi's butt to win the gold!!! GO ANDY!!! :banana: :rocker2:

TinyT
08-09-2004, 06:25 PM
i'd love to see him beat EVERYBODY to win the gold, lol ;)

RoddickBabe10
08-09-2004, 10:19 PM
i'd love to see him beat EVERYBODY to win the gold, lol ;)

:lol: TinyT, don't we all?

I'm just so excited to see him and how pumped up he is, I do not doubt he'll win a medal. Heck, if he gets the gold then :woohoo: :yeah: :banana: :yippee: :wavey: It'll just be spectacular. Maybe, it'll be another Roddick/Federer match-up with Andy getting the favor. Who knows?! This is just so exciting! :banana:

TinyT
08-09-2004, 10:22 PM
i know RoddickBabe! i'm so stoked!! do u use aim or msn??

RoddickBabe10
08-09-2004, 10:30 PM
TinyT, I use AIM lol

TinyT
08-09-2004, 10:32 PM
wat's ur s/n so i can add u 2 my buddy list...if you don't mind :rolleyes:

RoddickBabe10
08-09-2004, 10:39 PM
Oh I don't at all! lol it's pinksodapop10! hehe

RonE
08-09-2004, 10:46 PM
Does anyone know when they are announcing the draw for the Olympics?

superpinkone37
08-09-2004, 11:00 PM
i think this thursday...but im not sure

bobbyboo
08-09-2004, 11:01 PM
its going 2 b awesome!!

superpinkone37
08-09-2004, 11:10 PM
yep i cant wait!!! and i know a lot of people were wondering when tennis would be shown on tv-- i looked around a bit and found that tennis will be shown primarily on Bravo...check out nbc.com and they have a schedule of the whole olympic, along with a link to bravo's site

RonE
08-09-2004, 11:21 PM
i think this thursday...but im not sure

Thanks

superpinkone37
08-09-2004, 11:27 PM
your welcome ronE :wavey:

star
08-10-2004, 01:24 PM
Olympics :ras:

Fumus
08-10-2004, 01:31 PM
word...star...word!

Do the players get any points from the olympics? I saw it on the atp site...so...just wonderin..

Deboogle!.
08-10-2004, 03:05 PM
yea they get 80CR points (so 400 Entry Points)

Andy's site says he and the other guys left for Athens today :rocker2:

Fumus
08-10-2004, 03:08 PM
nice...but like, how do you defend those points? lol

Nishy
08-10-2004, 03:20 PM
yea they get 80CR points (so 400 Entry Points)
Andy's site says he and the other guys left for Athens today :rocker2:
Pretty big points.
nice...but like, how do you defend those points? lol
hahaha. It looks bonus.

Fumus
08-10-2004, 03:34 PM
ahhh I see..

Fumus
08-10-2004, 03:35 PM
So if Andy wins can he catch Roger...

Deboogle!.
08-10-2004, 05:23 PM
no he cannot.

tangerine_dream
08-10-2004, 05:24 PM
Did bunk already post this?

August 5, 2004

Roddick believes in quest for gold

MASON - Andy Roddick is playing tennis in the Olympics because he thinks the Olympics are cool. Is that enough?

It's enough for hammer throwers, team handball players and modern pentathletes. It's enough for a synchronized swimmer such as Loveland's Becky Jasontek, who has trained 60 hours a week for the last seven years, just to be a part of it. The Olympics gets its TV ratings from runners and swimmers and pixies who fly through the air. Its heart comes from the rowers, the archers and the wrestlers, who work at Home Depot between trips to practice, for whom sacrifice is the daily bread.

But tennis players?

Las Vegas one week, Monte Carlo the next? Courtesy cars, personal trainers? Chefs and shrinks on demand? Those people? Do they know the Athletes Village doesn't have 24-hour room service?

Sometimes, they surprise you. Andre Agassi, the former Mr. Image Is Everything, counts his gold medal from the '96 Games as one of his proudest achievements. Brad Gilbert, former coach to Agassi, current coach to Roddick, labels his bronze medal in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, "the pinnacle of my sports career."

Roddick, reigning U.S. Open champ, teen heartthrob and surprisingly grounded 21-year-old, can't wait to go. He's so pumped, he's marching in the Opening Ceremonies and staying in the Athletes Village. This is the norm if you play badminton, not if you're the No.*2-ranked tennis player in the world.

If Roddick gets to the gold-medal match, he will have been in Greece for at least 11 days. He will begin defending his Open title seven days later. That's a grind.

"Yeah," Gilbert says. "So?

"This is the Olympics. He's 21 years old. He's strong as a bull. It's the American way. Go step up."

Gilbert is a sports junkie, a diehard Oakland Raiders and Athletics fan. Gilbert would watch two ants race across a cookie at a picnic.

"I got to go to every sporting event" in '88, Gilbert said. "It was a dream. I watched wrestling, water polo, boxing. The only thing I didn't see much of was basketball, because I know basketball. This one wrestler who stayed on the floor below me, I saw him wrestle four times. I saw him win the gold. Kenny Monday. It was one of the most invigorating moments of my life."

Maybe Roddick has listened to Gilbert talk this way and decided he couldn't pass it up. Or maybe, the kid from Omaha, Neb., has kept his Midwestern, corn-fed sensibilities keen enough not to be bored by the prospect of 11 days without a personal trainer.

"Kerri Strug did her thing on one ankle, that was huge," Roddick said, referring to the gymnast who clinched for the U.S. the women's all-around gold medal in 1996, by landing a vault on a sprained ankle. "Michael Johnson and his golden shoes. Pretty cool.

"I watch the Opening Ceremony and get goosebumps. I just think it's impressive that people are going in there (as) favorites and they've been waiting for four years and all the sudden they're able to produce world-class stuff with that amount of pressure. That's cool."

That's another cool thing about the Olympics. The athletes occasionally take time from competing against each other to marvel at one another's work. They take time to be awed.

If Roddick has any concerns about fatigue heading into the U.S. Open, Gilbert has talked him out of them: "You've got plenty of chances to be tired the rest of your life. This is the Super Bowl run."

Pro jocks aren't always known for pouring effort into endeavors they can't cash. The U.S. basketball team could use a few more bodies. In 2000, Pete Sampras decided the

Olympics "weren't really a consideration."

Roddick gets it. He sees the Games for what they are: a chance to do something for his country while enjoying the greatest spectacle in sports. "It's a simple question to me. It's the biggest sporting event in the world. I relish the opportunity," Roddick said.

Or, as Gilbert put it, "He don't need no pumping up."

RoddickBabe10
08-10-2004, 05:43 PM
Nice, nice article! :yeah:

Brad: "He don't need no pumping up" :lol: I love you, Brad! hehe

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 05:47 PM
lol nice quote from brad lmao :haha: brad is the best

RoddickBabe10
08-10-2004, 05:51 PM
Yep superpink! Brad is the funniest person on this earth :yippee: :haha: I think he's funny even when he doesn't say anything or if they show him on tv :haha: he cracks me up! I love it! :lol:

Fumus
08-10-2004, 05:53 PM
no he cannot.

awww Deb your soo cute..lol, you make me smile too much! :)

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 05:55 PM
Yep superpink! Brad is the funniest person on this earth :yippee: :haha: I think he's funny even when he doesn't say anything or if they show him on tv :haha: he cracks me up! I love it! :lol:

yeah, it was really funny, to me anyway, watching him when andy was playing agassi the other day-- everytime andy would lose a couple points or get upset at him self, they would show brad, and brad is like slumping lower and lower in his chair, biting his nails, whatever. i thought that was funny anyway, and that was without him even saying a word.

RoddickBabe10
08-10-2004, 06:01 PM
:haha: superpink! you and Brad crack me up at the same time! :haha: I love it when he looks all nervous during Andy's matches. It looks like he wants to drop the kids to the pool or something :haha: (to me at least) :haha: OMG he's so funny. And when Andy is just kicking his opponent's rear-end during a match, Brad looks sooo relaxed and that is funny to me, still :haha:

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 06:04 PM
yeah, during a tight match, he looks really uncomfortable. but during an easy match for andy, he is like talking to everybody, is totally relaxed-- he barely looks like he is watching a tennis match! but whatever the situation, i think brad is a cool guy

RoddickBabe10
08-10-2004, 06:05 PM
:lol: you said it like no other! When he's relaxed, he just talks to anyone with two legs. I hope Andy never changes his coach, cuz Brad is so awesome!

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 06:20 PM
yep...and i am glad that brad has been able to prove himslef as a great coach, he defianatley is, IMO

RoddickBabe10
08-10-2004, 06:27 PM
Oh Brad is a great coach, no doubt about that. That is why I don't get how people could talk so much trash about him and such :confused:

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 06:32 PM
lol, maybe we should ask him that

star
08-10-2004, 06:59 PM
Brad :rolleyes:

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 07:00 PM
lol :lol: yeah sometimes we do have to wonder though...

Golfnduck
08-10-2004, 07:05 PM
I think Brad and Andy make a great team. Hopefully Andy will win Olympic gold then the US Open. Kick some booty Andy!!!! :smash: :worship:

superpinkone37
08-10-2004, 07:07 PM
yep that would be perfect. hopefully its not too much to ask for...

tangerine_dream
08-10-2004, 09:16 PM
Has the Olympics schedule been released yet? anyone? bueller? :confused:

TinyT
08-10-2004, 09:20 PM
arg, for the third time:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/index.html
a schedule of ALL the olympic events

tangerine_dream
08-10-2004, 09:30 PM
Thanks (again) TinyT! :hug:

TinyT
08-10-2004, 09:33 PM
your welcome tangy :kiss:

Deboogle!.
08-10-2004, 10:43 PM
omg Brad needs to learn English. That's so embarrassing:o

But I like the attitude... plenty of time in life to rest :haha:

GO ANDY! *plays Olympic theme*

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 02:27 AM
:lol: Bunk! Geez, Brad is a thug, you know... :haha:

Anyways, guys, you are the only ones that can help me! I have a huge, titanic-huge, big problem. I don't have that Bravo channel thing :eek: and I believe that is where the tennis in Olympics is going to be televised :fiery: Someone please tell me what to do :sad: I really really wanna see that damn tennis on tv :fiery: :sad: :bigcry: HELP! lol

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 02:51 AM
well if u dont have bravo, ur kinda stuck until the finals whic i believe are being shown on usa network or something. also maybe u have a friend that has bravo and u could hang out at her house or something...i dunno. they will have live scoring on the internet though.

TinyT
08-11-2004, 03:05 AM
:bigclap: for live scoring!! i dunno wat to say... wait until RO has some highlights?? :confused:

Deboogle!.
08-11-2004, 03:06 AM
wait until RO has some highlights?? :confused:

:awww: no way to make highlights here... I'M SORRY!!!!!! :sad:

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:08 AM
yeah thats what i was thinking...i wonder if they like have highlights of each day on nbc? i dunno, i dont remember cuz the last time the olympics came around i watched some of it but i wanst all into like i am now.

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:20 AM
:banghead: Stupid, stupid TV on freakin base! I hate live scoring lol. I have been wanting to see the Bryans play ON TV for the longest time and now, now wtf? :fiery: lol I don't know what to do! I guess I'm just gonna have to wait and log on here and see what happens each day... pitiful me :sad:

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:21 AM
And superpink, you know how crazy I am about the Bryans :lol: ;)

I want to see Andy too of course :banghead: And his doubles with Mardy. I could care less about Taylor lol jk. And the women's tennis too! ahhh lol

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:24 AM
And superpink, you know how crazy I am about the Bryans :lol: ;)

I want to see Andy too of course :banghead: And his doubles with Mardy. I could care less about Taylor lol jk. And the women's tennis too! ahhh lol

awww i feel bad for you now!!! that really sucks. do u have USA though? cuz thats where they will televise the finals and the medal ceremonies and all that great stuff.

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:26 AM
and yes, i know how crazy u are about the bryans lol :lol:
remember our plan though, lol, that would be soo way better than seeing them on tv...too bad it will like never happen lol

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:32 AM
Hey now, wait 'til it does :haha: you'll be surprised! I'm so crazy about the Bryans you would think I know which one is which :haha: but I don't :haha: Oh well, they're great and I love them (and Andy, just not as much :lol:)

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:36 AM
lol that would be crazy if any of that stuff did happen, and it would be sooo cool. anyways, i hope u can find a way to see them on tv. i will probably talk to ya on aim soon, that was fun btw talking to u the other day cuz we are both so similar and crazy at the same time lmao. anyways...i forget what i was talking about so i will stop before i start rambling or something

TinyT
08-11-2004, 03:44 AM
RoddickBabe, maybe you can sneak in2 the neighbors house or sumtin..... :confused: spend the nite w/ sum1 who has bravo jus so u can watch tennis?? ok, my ideas suck i'm gonna stop now. :o

melissa7
08-11-2004, 03:47 AM
Funny thing... I get Bravo, but I don't get USA Network... so I will see all the coverage except for the finals.

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:49 AM
RoddickBabe, maybe you can sneak in2 the neighbors house or sumtin..... :confused: spend the nite w/ sum1 who has bravo jus so u can watch tennis?? ok, my ideas suck i'm gonna stop now. :o

lol that was kinda what i suggested...but like it wouldnt really work with me cuz my close friends are not into tennis and that would be kinda weird lol

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 03:51 AM
Funny thing... I get Bravo, but I don't get USA Network... so I will see all the coverage except for the finals.

i think towards the end they will actually be showing tennis live on USA, and then a tape on Bravo. that is true for at least the semifials, i dunno about the finals though

melissa7
08-11-2004, 03:54 AM
I hope so... when I last looked at the coverage schedule, they didn't have anything listed for the finals except USA network... hopefully I just missed it though *crosses fingers*

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:56 AM
RoddickBabe, maybe you can sneak in2 the neighbors house or sumtin..... :confused: spend the nite w/ sum1 who has bravo jus so u can watch tennis?? ok, my ideas suck i'm gonna stop now. :o

No, no, TinyT. I'm open for ideas. Because I will just go nuts if I don't see that damn tennis on TV. I'll just go plain crazy :banghead: lol

Anyways, it won't really work for me. My friends are all back in Washington State and I just moved here at my sister's in California and there is like absolutely noone, on base, that likes tennis but me lol. Anyways, thanks for your ideas! lol

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:56 AM
Funny thing... I get Bravo, but I don't get USA Network... so I will see all the coverage except for the finals.

I have USA Network. But I want Bravo! :haha: wanna switch? hehe jk

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:57 AM
Anyways, is Bravo a local channel or cable? :scratch:

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 03:57 AM
lol that would be crazy if any of that stuff did happen, and it would be sooo cool. anyways, i hope u can find a way to see them on tv. i will probably talk to ya on aim soon, that was fun btw talking to u the other day cuz we are both so similar and crazy at the same time lmao. anyways...i forget what i was talking about so i will stop before i start rambling or something

I remember our convo :haha: :haha:

melissa7
08-11-2004, 04:00 AM
haha I don't know about switching... I think I may just take my week of tennis and take my chances of missing the finals.

Bravo is a cable channel here

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 04:01 AM
I have USA Network. But I want Bravo! :haha: wanna switch? hehe jk

hey at least u will be able to see the semifials and finals-- and the medal ceremony thing!!! that would be the one thing i would wanna see...i wonder if andy will cry lol if he wins the gold...i hope so, he was so cute when he did at the US Open lol

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 04:05 AM
OMG I know! I want him to cry again it's like a Mastercard commercial lol. You know they'd be like "Winning the Gold at the Olympics... *shows Andy cry* PRICELESS" Awe he was so cute when he cried last year :hearts: I cried for him :lol: I hope he goes "I don't believe this!" again if he wins the gold hehe. We're all so excited for the Olympics! It's so much fun! too bad I won't get to see any tennis for a week or so :rolleyes:

Promise you guys, after a match, please please post about it so I'd be caught up with whatever's going on lol. I'm counting on you, superpink lol. Pressure, pressure haha

melissa7
08-11-2004, 04:05 AM
I hope he cries too. I think he might, because he has expressed how important he thinks the Olympics are.

RoddickBabe10
08-11-2004, 04:08 AM
Melissa, he is so patriotic isn't he? I love that about him too. lol

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 04:08 AM
OMG I know! I want him to cry again it's like a Mastercard commercial lol. You know they'd be like "Winning the Gold at the Olympics... *shows Andy cry* PRICELESS" Awe he was so cute when he cried last year :hearts: I cried for him :lol: I hope he goes "I don't believe this!" again if he wins the gold hehe. We're all so excited for the Olympics! It's so much fun! too bad I won't get to see any tennis for a week or so :rolleyes:

Promise you guys, after a match, please please post about it so I'd be caught up with whatever's going on lol. I'm counting on you, superpink lol. Pressure, pressure haha

dont worry i will definately keep u posted. i will probably give u more detail than u want actually lol. and it would be priceless like u said, if he cries again

tangerine_dream
08-11-2004, 06:48 PM
Not surprisingly, Andy is seeded second for the Olympics. :)

Henin-Hardenne, Federer get top seeds at Olympics
8/11/2004

Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium and Roger Federer of Switzerland were named the top seeds for the singles competition at the 2004 Olympics.

Henin-Hardenne, a winner of three tournaments this year, including the Australian Open, hasn't been in an event since the French Open in late May. According to her coach, Carlos Rodriguez, Henin-Hardenne has been out of action for about three months due to a viral infection.

"It is very important for her to start playing again," Rodriguez said. "She is very happy to compete in the Athens Olympic Games. She dreams of winning the gold medal. Immediately after the first match we will be able to know whether Justine can manage to take a medal."

Federer has captured five events this year, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

France's Amelie Mauresmo is seeded second among the women, followed by three Russians, Anastasia Myskina, Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

American Venus Williams is seeded sixth, followed by Paola Suarez of Argentina, Ai Sugiyama of Japan, Nadia Petrova of Russia and Patty Schnyder of Switzerland. American Chanda Rubin received a No. 16 seeding.

American Andy Roddick, who lost to Federer in the Wimbledon final and the reigning U.S. Open champion, is seeded second. Spaniard Carlos Moya is seeded third, followed by Great Britain's Tim Henman, Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero, Argentine David Nalbandian, Germany's Rainer Schuettler, France's Sebastien Grosjean, Russian Marat Safin, and Chile's Nicolas Massu.

The Russian duo of Kuznetsova and Elena Likhovtseva received the No. 1 seed in women's doubles, while the American combination of Martina Navratilova and Lisa Raymond earned the third seed.

American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan received the top overall seed in men's doubles. The Australian duo of Wayne Arthurs and Todd Woodbridge are seeded second. Woodbridge is making his fourth Olympic appearance.

Earlier on Wednesday, Serena Williams, the gold medalist in the women's doubles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, announced her withdrawal from the 2004 Summer Games. Australian Samantha Stosur will replace Serena in the singles draw.

Serena became the second high-profile American to pull out of the Olympics in as many days, joining Jennifer Capriati, who withdrew on Tuesday.

The draws for men's and women's singles will be 64, while the doubles draws will feature 32 pairs apiece.

Fifty countries will compete in tennis in Athens, one more than Sydney (2000).

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 06:49 PM
ur right, not a surprise, but thanks for the article tangy!

J. Corwin
08-11-2004, 06:50 PM
I thought Justine had 4 titles this year.....and Roger has 8! :lol:

Did Mal write this one? ;) :devil: :haha:

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 06:52 PM
ooh u are right! i didnt even read the article cuz i already read one on the olympic seeds so i figured it was the same one, lol

Fumus
08-11-2004, 07:35 PM
A viral infection JHH are you sleeping around again?

TinyT
08-11-2004, 07:37 PM
skyler, lmfao :haha: :haha: :haha:

Fumus
08-11-2004, 07:38 PM
JHH...keeps it real! ;) She needs lovin' too! :o

TinyT
08-11-2004, 07:42 PM
hmmm, maybe you could giver her a hand fumus ;) :eek:

Fumus
08-11-2004, 07:48 PM
Screw that TinyT I try to stay disease free hahaha, we know she isn't clean...lol

gogo_guga
08-11-2004, 09:37 PM
Andy will get to the finals and lose to Federer AGAIN!!!!
hahahaha

Nishy
08-11-2004, 10:22 PM
I think somebody already asked before, but I heard close ceremony is on 29th. Do you think Andy still attend this? I don't think he will because USO starts next day and his birtday! But just curious.

Deboogle!.
08-11-2004, 10:24 PM
Nishy, I would guess Andy will leave Athens and head to NYC immediately after he wins the Gold;) I can't imagine any of the tennis players would stay for the closing ceremonies. IMO they'd have to be nuts lmao

Havok
08-11-2004, 10:54 PM
I thought Justine had 4 titles this year.....and Roger has 8! :lol:

Did Mal write this one? ;) :devil: :haha:
Sydney, Australian Open, Indian Wells, wtf is the other one?

Nishy
08-11-2004, 10:57 PM
Thanks bunk. Yea I can't imagine Andy is gonna attend.

Go Andy! Win the Gold!

superpinkone37
08-11-2004, 11:26 PM
yeah, the schedule is tight as it is. and lets go for the gold andy!!!

andyroxmysox12191
08-11-2004, 11:50 PM
Dubai nAldo :)
and andy IS crazy if he stays for closing ceremonies.
ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TIL THE OLYMPICS!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :crazy:

J. Corwin
08-11-2004, 11:53 PM
Yes I was about to say...she won Dubai, Naldo. ;)

Golfnduck
08-11-2004, 11:55 PM
What networks besides NBC are showing the Olympics?

superpinkone37
08-12-2004, 12:14 AM
yay i cant wait for the olympics!!! and leighterry, they are showing tennis on Bravo, if thats what u are asking

RoddickBabe10
08-12-2004, 12:44 AM
Screw that TinyT I try to stay disease free hahaha, we know she isn't clean...lol

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha:

RoddickBabe10
08-12-2004, 12:46 AM
And I don't think they'd be staying for the closing ceremonies. What is so important about it anyways? lol. Is it kind of like the Opening Ceremony or something but with the winners? :scratch: Anyways, Andy shouldn'y stay for the closing ceremonies, cuz the next day is USO and I want him to be as fresh as he can be for that!

Havok
08-12-2004, 03:30 AM
Oh yeah, Dubai. Completely forgot about that:o And I'm usually good with these kinds of stats.:(

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:34 AM
the apocalypse is upon us!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :bolt:

star
08-12-2004, 12:48 PM
The Draw is out! :)

The No. 1 man, Roger Federer, was drawn to face Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, while No. 2 Andy Roddick starts against Flavio Saretta of Brazil. Play begins Sunday.

Federer - who lost to Arnaud Di Pasquale in the bronze medal match at the Sydney Games - could face a tough test in the quarterfinals against No. 6 David Nalbandian. The Argentine owns a 6-3 career edge against the two-time Wimbledon champion.

The other potential men's singles quarterfinals are U.S. Open champion Roddick vs. No. 8 Sebastien Grosjean of France, No. 4 Tim Henman of Britain vs. No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, and No. 3 Carlos Moya of Spain vs. No. 7 Rainer Schuettler of Germany.

Roddick appears to have a tougher draw than Federer, with a possible second-round match against Mario Ancic of Croatia or Tommy Haas of Germany. Roddick, who beat Ancic in the Wimbledon semifinals before losing to Federer in the final last month, could also meet No. 16 Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in the third round.

Roddick's American teammates' opening matches: Taylor Dent plays Nalbandian, Mardy Fish plays Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, and Vince Spadea plays Jurgen Melzer of Austria.

star
08-12-2004, 12:50 PM
I just copied this from GM so we could look at it and talk about it here.

1 FEDERER Roger (1) SUI
56 DAVYDENKO Nikolay RUS
74 BERDYCH Tomas CZE
37 MAYER Florian GER

33 SANTORO Fabrice FRA
61 VOLANDRI Filippo ITA
335 OUAHAB Lamine ALG
19 ROBREDO Tommy (15) ESP

16 SRICHAPHAN Paradorn (12) THA
30 JOHANSSON Joachim SWE
52 SARGSIAN Sargis ARM
25 LJUBICIC Ivan CRO

21 HRBATY Dominik SVK
68 EL AYNAOUI Younes MAR
29 DENT Taylor USA
9 NALBANDIAN David (6) ARG

4 MOYA Carlos (3) ESP
54 ENQVIST Thomas SWE
59 PHILIPPOUSSIS Mark AUS
97 ROCHUS Olivier BEL

63 CLEMENT Arnaud FRA
141 LAPENTTI Nicolas ECU
51 KARLOVIC Ivo CRO
17 PAVEL Andrei (13) ROM

14 MASSU Nicolas (10) CHI
23 KUERTEN Gustavo BRA
47 MELZER Jurgen AUT
26 SPADEA Vincent USA

50 CALLERI Agustin ARG
73 BECK Karol SVK
55 ANDREEV Igor RUS
11 SCHUETTLER Rainer (7) GER

6 FERRERO Juan Carlos (5) ESP
34 ARAZI Hicham MAR
22 FISH Mardy USA
36 BJORKMAN Jonas SWE

69 NIEMINEN Jarkko FIN
93 LU Yen Hsun TPE
45 MIRNYI Max BLR
15 CHELA Juan Ignacio (11) ARG

18 KIEFER Nicolas (14) GER
46 LABADZE Irakli GEO
72 CARRAZ Gregory FRA
228 BAGHDATIS Marcos CYP

42 YOUZHNY Mikhail RUS
38 MALISSE Xavier BEL
27 NOVAK Jiri CZE
5 HENMAN Tim (4) GBR

12 GROSJEAN Sebastien (8) FRA
39 HORNA Luis PER
88 HANESCU Victor ROM
87 ARTHURS Wayne AUS

40 SODERLING Robin SWE
32 LOPEZ Feliciano ESP
113 KUCERA Karol SVK
13 SAFIN Marat (9) RUS

20 GONZALEZ Fernando (16) CHI
239 ECONOMIDIS Konstantinos GRE
41 ZABALETA Mariano ARG
78 LEE Hyung Taik KOR

28 ANCIC Mario CRO
49 HAAS Tommy GER
81 SARETTA Flavio BRA
2 RODDICK Andy (2) USA

star
08-12-2004, 12:51 PM
That's a tough second round match up.

Does anyone know where Ancic has been since Wimbledon? I haven't seen his name around.

RodFan08
08-12-2004, 01:00 PM
I think he didn't qualify for any of the Tennis Master Series Events. I think he's not ranked high enough. Tough draw for Andy. Wheather he faces Haas or Ancic it's still tough for the early rounds.

melissa7
08-12-2004, 01:01 PM
Is the doubles draw out yet?

melissa7
08-12-2004, 01:03 PM
Nevermind I found it

Rick V
08-12-2004, 01:21 PM
It will definitely be a tough 2nd round match for Andy whoever he plays but I suspect it will be Haas. Ancic hasn't played a match since Wimbledon and Haas has played a lot and very well. I'm glad Andy got a win against Haas under his belt before that possible 2nd round match.

melissa7
08-12-2004, 01:22 PM
BRYAN (USA) / BRYAN (USA) 1
SAFIN (RUS) / YOUZHNY (RUS)

ARAZI (MAR) / EL AYNAOUI (MAR)
MIRNYI (BLR) / VOLTCHKOV (BLR)

GONZALEZ (CHI) / MASSU (CHI)
KNOWLES (BAH) / MERKLEIN (BAH)

LOPEZ (ESP) / ROBREDO (ESP)
ETLIS (ARG) / RODRIGUEZ (ARG) 6

LLODRA (FRA) / SANTORO (FRA) 3
MALISSE (BEL) / ROCHUS (BEL)

NESTOR (CAN) / NIEMEYER (CAN)
BECK (SVK) / HRBATY (SVK)

ANCIC (CRO) / LJUBICIC (CRO)
BJORKMAN (SWE) / JOHANSSON (SWE)

ECONOMIDIS (GRE) / MAZARAKIS (GRE)
DAMM (CZE) / SUK (CZE) 7

BHUPATHI (IND) / PAES (IND) 5
FISH (USA) / RODDICK (USA)

ALLEGRO (SUI) / FEDERER (SUI)
FYRSTENBERG (POL) / MATKOWSKI (POL)

MOYA (ESP) / NADAL (ESP)
SA (BRA) / SARETTA (BRA)

CLEMENT (FRA) / GROSJEAN (FRA)
BLACK (ZIM) / ULLYETT (ZIM) 4

ERLICH (ISR) / RAM (ISR) 8
ENQVIST (SWE) / SODERLING (SWE)

ANDREEV (RUS) / DAVYDENKO (RUS)
CALLERI (ARG) / NALBANDIAN (ARG)

HANESCU (ROM) / PAVEL (ROM)
KIEFER (GER) / SCHUETTLER (GER)

BERDYCH (CZE) / NOVAK (CZE)
ARTHURS (AUS) / WOODBRIDGE (AUS) 2

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 02:35 PM
Ancic has been injured. That's why he didn't play the TMS events. He was supposed to play LA and Indy and all those tourneys and ended up pulling out.. shoulder or something if memory serves me?

All the other US guys could lose in the first round OMG! :eek:

and I guess we don't have to worry too much about andy and mardy taxing themselves too much in singles and doubles lmao they should lose early.

At first I thought that Andy's draw was really bad but then I looked at all the tough people and thought... well Ancic has been hurt plus Andy has beaten him (twice) even on HIS best surface, grass. he just beat Haas and would love to do it again I'm sure. Safin doesn't even want to be there at all lmao... etc etc. Andy should be in the gold medal match :cool:

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 02:38 PM
:lol: Guess Andy's gotten into the Olympic spirit already
---
Navratilova was impressed with Williams' now-famous skill of snatching up coveted Olympic pins. But men's tennis player Andy Roddick has some work to do.

"I only have two pins," Roddick said Thursday. "So I'll have to get moving on that."

================

Olympics-Student Roddick mucks in
Thu 12 August, 2004 15:00

By Bill Barclay

ATHENS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Tennis contender Andy Roddick is relishing the chance to indulge in a bit of student life at the Olympics.

Tennis players more used to the solitary luxury of hotels on the ATP Tour are getting used to living together in the athletes' village and Roddick, making his first appearance at the Games, is lapping it up with characteristic enthusiasm.

"It's cool, it's a different experience for me," the 22-year-old told a news conference on Thursday. "We're extremely spoilt normally. You do feel kind of like a student. You're in a room together, you're sharing bathrooms, it's fun.

"It's a good change. It's all part of the whole Olympic experience."

Roddick is seeded two in the men's singles which gets under way on Sunday and he has also taken the rare step of entering the doubles, partnering team mate and good friend Mardy Fish.

They have a tough opening round match against Indian specialists Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

"I'd love to leave these Games with a medal," said Roddick. "Playing doubles gives me two chances instead of one, although it's not something that I do all the time. But I want to jump at that opportunity."

Roddick will launch the defence of his U.S. Open title a week after the end of the tennis tournament in Athens but said he had not considered skipping Athens in order to prepare for his home grand slam.

"The Olympics is the biggest sports event in the world," he said. "I wanted a chance to be a part of it, to walk in the Olympic ceremony, to have that experience to look back on some day."

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 02:43 PM
:eek: Adidas! :p

ANDY PLEASE CUT YOUR HAIR

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.oly12408121233.greece_olympics_tennis_oly124. jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olyten10208121210.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en102.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olyten10108121203.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en101.jpg

tangerine_dream
08-12-2004, 02:46 PM
Roddick's American teammates' opening matches: Taylor Dent plays Nalbandian, Mardy Fish plays Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, and Vince Spadea plays Jurgen Melzer of Austria.

Bye Taylor! :wavey: Bye Mardy! :wavey: and hopefully, bye-bye Vinny! :wavey:

TinyT
08-12-2004, 02:48 PM
ummm..i kinda like andy's hair... :bolt:

TinyT
08-12-2004, 02:49 PM
tangy :yeah:

Golfnduck
08-12-2004, 02:50 PM
It's a really tough draw for Andy, but he had a tough draw in Cincy and he played well. I think he will be pretty pumped for these matches. LETS GO ANDY!!!!

Golfnduck
08-12-2004, 02:53 PM
:eek: Adidas! :p

ANDY PLEASE CUT YOUR HAIR

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.oly12408121233.greece_olympics_tennis_oly124. jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olyten10208121210.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en102.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040812/capt.olyten10108121203.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en101.jpg

His hair is getting a bit long. Maybe he'll cut it right before his first match like he did for the Davis Cup.

lfty
08-12-2004, 03:02 PM
ummm..i kinda like andy's hair... :bolt:
me too, as long as he stays away from the pyramid :p

Poor Vinny. His own countrymen won’t even root for him at the Olympics. :sad:
And about Ancic, he hurt his ankle playing soccer but I don’t think it was that serious.

Golfnduck
08-12-2004, 03:04 PM
lfty, I love your picture. As my signature say "QUACK IT LOUD....QUACK IT PROUD!!!!!"

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:05 PM
oh right playing soccer... I knew it was something like that. I suck lmfao... maybe it wasn't serious but this is still his first tournament back since wimbledon so he's not match tough, which is gonna be a factor especially in the Athens heat. Tommy should beat him anyway.

I'll root for Vinny in the Olympics even though I can't stand him. I get insanely patriotic :) I like Jurgen a lot but the Olympics is time to cheer for the US OF A :)

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:32 PM
I'm watching the Today Show and they're gonna have Andy, PMac and some of the other US players on in Athens... too late for peeps on the East Coast I guess :(

TinyT
08-12-2004, 03:39 PM
OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :bigcry: :sobbing: :crying2:

TinyT
08-12-2004, 03:39 PM
could you post sum of the stuff they said?

lfty
08-12-2004, 03:39 PM
Thanks, hope I’m not too late. Did I miss anything with Mike and Bob on McEnroe last night?

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:40 PM
yea I'll tell you what they say :)

Umm not really. Bob and Mike are so cute and funny though lol... but JMac is so dumb that yeah...you didn't miss much lol

TinyT
08-12-2004, 03:42 PM
yeah, i watched johnny mac's show and the only fun part was when they tested the brothers, bob and mike vs. pMac and jMac on who knew each other better.

btw thanks bunk :D

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:43 PM
:( they just showed the Olympic tennis team and it was just the women... but... they mentioned Andy and PMac :scratch: I'll keep you posted

Fumus
08-12-2004, 03:43 PM
Andy playing doubles with Mardy...eww..

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:45 PM
oh the men just showed up - so it's the ENTIRE team, all men and all women :)

OMG ANDY IS WEARING THE UGLIEST SUNGLASSES I HAVE EVER SEEN.

God why does he keep going on national tv looking so AWFUL

TinyT
08-12-2004, 03:46 PM
lmao bunk, keep it cummin!! :haha:

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 03:51 PM
they're talking to the women right now :yawn:

Ugh Andy... looking so bad

Lisa Raymond said Andy and Mardy spent last night walking around the village and soaking it in (she's trying to do the same)

Mike and Bob are psyched, they want the gold, etc. Katie Couric is an idiot and can't tell the difference between the twins. Security is tight so their family didn't come.

Katie said "Hi Andy in the cool shades" - he's not feeling pressure, happy to be here, enjoy experience, sports ultimate honor to be asked to represent your country. Getting over jetlag, having a good time.

Mardy... Andy and I are playing dubs we've known each other for a long time, etc. Heat is no problem for the boys from Florida. They all have these longsleeved Adidas jackets on and Katie called them crazy.

Taylor is so excited and looks about as happy as I've ever seen him but his mouth is so scary lol

Vinny has his hat on weird and he's rapping OMFG :bigcry: :bigcry: he is so dumbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb omg :banghead: :banghead: :rolleyes:

TinyT
08-12-2004, 03:53 PM
deb!! :sobbing:

Fumus
08-12-2004, 04:00 PM
Vinny!! lol...omg Deb, when are you going to get a Vinny avatar?

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 04:00 PM
what TinyT? :angel: lol

Fumigator....NEVER!
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Roddick: Federer "not on my mind"
by Gerard Gallagher, Contributing Olympic Editor

Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - When Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick in a four-set battle at this year's Wimbledon final, he called himself lucky. And if things play out the way they should here in Athens, the top seeds on the men's side could meet again in the gold medal match August 22.

Not that Roddick is thinking that far ahead.

"There's a long way to go until we get to that stage," the second-seeded American said at a press conference Thursday, three days before the Olympic tennis program begins. "It's not something I've got on my mind. I'm trying to concentrate on my first match (against Brazilian Flavio Saretta)."

Roddick beat Saretta in their only other previous meeting, a straight-set victory at last year's U.S. Open. The Open is a tournament that traditionally keeps many players from competing in the Olympics because of its starting date.

But Roddick is not intimidated by the prospects of playing in Greece one week, and flying back to play in the Open the next.

"The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world, so I personally would not miss it. There is a week before the U.S. Open begins, and we tennis players are used to having one tournament after another, so for me there is no point missing the Olympic Games."

If Roddick wins his first-round match -- which he should -- the next seeded player he could face would be No. 16 Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in the third round. After that, possible matchups with fourth-seeded Brit Tim Henman or No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain await in the semifinals.

Top-seeded Federer's rout to a potential gold medal match includes his first- round match with Russian Nikolay Davydenko. After that, the Switzerland native faces potential clashes with sixth-seeded Argentine David Nalbandian and third- seeded Carlos Moya of Spain.

Roddick and Federer will also be competing in doubles here, and could meet in the second round. Federer is competing with Yves Allegro, while Roddick is paired with longtime friend Mardy Fish.

"I would like to leave these Games with a medal and playing in the doubles gives me a better chance of achieving that," Roddick said. "Mardy and I have been dreaming of this since high school, and playing with a friend of mine is very special."

Fumus
08-12-2004, 04:01 PM
hmm..Andy is thinking about Roger...and I know it, you know it, we all know, just stop kidding...lol

andyroxmysox12191
08-12-2004, 04:54 PM
:haha: omg why wasnt this on notice before :bigcry: i want to see that :bigcry: and you cant even make videos deb :sad:
but :haha: i wish i saw that :haha: it would've been classic

Fumus
08-12-2004, 05:13 PM
lol...Bunk and Vince sitting in a tree...

snaillyyy
08-12-2004, 05:14 PM
;) :worship: Thanks Deb, can just picture it and I'm not sure I am up to seeing Vinny on my TV screen yet, but would loved to have seen the Andy glasses :eek: :cool:

TinyT
08-12-2004, 05:16 PM
maybe getty or corbis will hav some pics of those God-awful glasses, still can't believe i missed the interview :mad: oh well, bunk kept me up-to-date with her posts :kiss: has anyone noticed that opening ceremonies are on friday 13th?? i don't believe in that superstition, but i think it's kinda funny.

tangerine_dream
08-12-2004, 05:31 PM
Roddick: Federer "not on my mind" http://infinite-forums.com/images/smilies/liar.gif

by Gerard Gallagher, Contributing Olympic Editor

Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - When Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick in a four-set battle at this year's Wimbledon final, he called himself lucky. And if things play out the way they should here in Athens, the top seeds on the men's side could meet again in the gold medal match August 22.

Not that Roddick is thinking that far ahead.

"There's a long way to go until we get to that stage," the second-seeded American said at a press conference Thursday, three days before the Olympic tennis program begins. "It's not something I've got on my mind. I'm trying to concentrate on my first match (against Brazilian Flavio Saretta)."

Roddick beat Saretta in their only other previous meeting, a straight-set victory at last year's U.S. Open. The Open is a tournament that traditionally keeps many players from competing in the Olympics because of its starting date.

But Roddick is not intimidated by the prospects of playing in Greece one week, and flying back to play in the Open the next.

"The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world, so I personally would not miss it. There is a week before the U.S. Open begins, and we tennis players are used to having one tournament after another, so for me there is no point missing the Olympic Games."

If Roddick wins his first-round match -- which he should -- the next seeded player he could face would be No. 16 Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in the third round. After that, possible matchups with fourth-seeded Brit Tim Henman or No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain await in the semifinals.

Top-seeded Federer's rout to a potential gold medal match includes his first- round match with Russian Nikolay Davydenko. After that, the Switzerland native faces potential clashes with sixth-seeded Argentine David Nalbandian and third- seeded Carlos Moya of Spain.

Roddick and Federer will also be competing in doubles here, and could meet in the second round. Federer is competing with Yves Allegro, while Roddick is paired with longtime friend Mardy Fish.

"I would like to leave these Games with a medal and playing in the doubles gives me a better chance of achieving that," Roddick said. "Mardy and I have been dreaming of this since high school, and playing with a friend of mine is very special."


Roddick ready with the kitchen sink

ATHENS (AFP) - Andy Roddick said after losing last month's Wimbledon final he had thrown the kitchen sink at Roger Federer only to see it come hurling back.

Now he's ready to throw the rest of the kitchen at the Swiss world No 1.

"Every appliance," was what he said would be needed to demolish Federer's fortress at the Athens Olympics.

But, first, he was concentrating on Flavio Saretta of Brazil.

"Men's tennis so so deep it's possible to take a loss at any time," he said.

"I'm taking him very seriously."

And Federer?

"He's not even on my mind right now. There's a long way to go before then."

Federer was given a prospective semi-final with Spain's Carlos Moya while US Open champion Roddick was on course for a semi-final with Britain's Tim Henman when the Olympic tennis draw was made Thursday.

Defending champion Venus Williams was drawn to play world No 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium in the women's quarter-finals.

The winner of that match should play French Open champion Anastasia Myskina of Russia in the semi-finals.

But Williams was unconcerned about the match with Henin-Hardenne.

"I need to get there and whoever I play, so be it," she said.

She could not explain why her sister Serena left it so late to pull out of the US team.

Serena, who had missed the last two WTA Tour events with a knee injury, opted out of Athens just hours before boarding the plane for Greece after a last-minute appointment with her surgeon convinced her she was risking long-term injury.

"I let her make her own decisions, I encourage it," Venus said. "It's tough having to pull out of an event and I miss her. Just the elation of winning a gold medal with your sister, it doesn't happen every day."

Venus, the defending women's champion, had also been due to defend the doubles title she won in Sydney four years ago with Serena. She will now play with Chanda Rubin.

It had been suggested that Serena was more interested in getting into shape for the US Open which starts a week after the Olympic event but Venus said she would always play the Olympics.

"The US Open is every year. The Olympics are once every four years. I love it. I don't think I could ever give this up."

The other semi-final should pit Amelie Mauresmo of France, second seed in the absence of Serena Williams, against Elena Dementieva of Russia who beat her in the Roland Garros quarter-finals.

Federer, winner of the Australian Open in January, opens against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia while Roddick sets course for a Wimbledon rematch with Federer against Flavio Saretto of Brazil.

Henman starts against Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic.

"Jiri and I have played a few times, but not recently," said Henman.

"I beat him the first time we met at Wimbledon in 1998 in five sets and I also beat him the year after at the French Open, but he got the better of me the last time we played in the Davis Cup in Ostrava four years ago.

"Ive got a pretty good idea as to how he's going to approach the match in terms of tactics and Im sure he knows what Im going to do too, so it will come down to who executes the best on the day."

The Swiss world No 1 has a prospective quarter-final with Argentina's David Nalbandian, Moya was scheduled to face Germany's Rainer Schuettler, Henman was facing a quarter-final against former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain while Roddick had France's Sebastien Grosjean in his last eight tie.

Thai hope Paradorn Srichaphan starts against Sweden's Joachim Johansson and has a prospective third Round clash with Nalbandian.

Australian hope Mark Philippoussis, whose Greek origins should ensure home support, has an early clash looming against Moya after starting against Belgium's Olivier Rochus. The Spanish former French Open champion should be waiting for him in the second round.

edit: dammit, I'm always a few seconds behind bunk! :p

andyroxmysox12191
08-12-2004, 06:03 PM
thanks for the article tangy :kiss:

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 06:47 PM
edit: dammit, I'm always a few seconds behind bunk! :p

:haha: :nerner: :kiss:

Fumus
08-12-2004, 07:02 PM
lol good article.

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 08:03 PM
From the Indian press... are they kidding? LOL
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Tough draw for Paes and Bhupathi
Friday August 13 2004 00:00 IST
UNI

ATHENS: India's medal hope in Olympic tennis -- the duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi -- have a very tough opening round as they are pitted against Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish of the United States.

Former world number one Indian pair, which is seeded fifth for the first time in their three appearance together at Olympics, are among the favourites in this event.

But their opponents, who at first sight look like a scratch combination, are anything but that, even though they hardly figure as a pair on the ATP tour.

snaillyyy
08-12-2004, 08:10 PM
:D :rolleyes: Yeah I just read that and was like what where they thinking :confused: LOL!!

Deboogle!.
08-12-2004, 08:12 PM
maybe they're just trying to be nice? :lol:

Fumus
08-12-2004, 08:17 PM
well they are only half as deadly as Andre and Andy.

tangerine_dream
08-12-2004, 09:48 PM
Good article on the double-standard Americans are held up to when it comes to national pride. It's ok and greatly encouraged when other countries are so rah-rah for their country but when Americans do it, it's "jingoistic" and "xenophobic." This isn't an article the anti-American jerks in GM would ever want to read. Or own up to.

Team USA muted this time

By BERNIE LINCICOME
Scripps Howard News Service
August 12, 2004

ATHENS, Greece - Poor Old Glory. Don't see her much around here. I see the Greek flag a lot, a nice design of blue and white. Any Greek will tell you why those little postcard churches on the island of Santorini are white with blue bulbs for roofs. Because those are the Greek colors, the sea, the sky. The occupying Turks couldn't figure it out and, like rest of us, took pictures.

The Greeks are proud of their flag. Germans, too. I see the German flag a lot, draped over rented balconies.

The Italian banner waves from car antennae, probably here by ferry, an easy crossing. The Greeks have a recent history with the Germans and the Italians, not as kind as with the USA.

Waiting for my press bus, I was serenaded in Spanish by a happy group of folks from Mexico, doing some sort of traditional chant that ended in "Mexico, Mexico, rah! Rah! Rah!"

A pin-trader from Brazil wears her flag as a shirt, as does a Canadian a maple leaf for a hat. The American team uniforms I have seen are very muted, with "USA" stitched modestly into the fabric.

The United States Olympic Committee clerks on display Thursday - Peter Ueberroth, Herman Frazier, Jim Scherr - looked like a threesome from the United Nations country club. Their dull blue shirts had some sort of laurel wreath on the back, not a star or a stripe in sight.

And when a tennis player, of all creatures, uttered the first proud American boast I had heard, his teammates did not high-five or right on, dude. Andy Roddick looked at Vince Spadea as if he had belched and not excused himself.

"Hot?" said Spadea, responding to a question about the weather. "We're hot here for gold medals."

Contrast that with little Carly Patterson, the gymnast, who swears she does not know who her competition is or what country they are from or if they can do a simple somersault, never mind a round off back handspring double Arabian dismount.

"We're, you know, focused on our routines," she said. "We see them, but..."

And then she shrugged as if she had said too much.

Xenophobia, a nice Greek word, is fine for Greeks and for Japanese and Egyptians and Armenians.

But not Americans. No flaunting. Certainly no taunting, not as in Sidney when the men's 400-meter relay team seemed to rub Old Glory in the world's face.

"You don't know what a person will do when he wins a gold medal," said Maurice Green, one of the Sidney rubbers. "You go on emotion."

Green was speaking at a press gathering arranged not by his nation but by his sponsor, a shoe company that has designed for him a pair of red, white and blue track shoes. You will not be seeing them in the 100 meters.

"The flag is not a bandana or a turban," said Scherr.

So I'm assuming neither is it footwear.

Is it possible to be too American? This question I put to the woman who will be carrying our flag in the opening ceremonies, basketball player Dawn Staley.

She did not bite. She asked me to explain myself.

Too proud, too full of oneself, too patriotic, too obvious, too we're No. 1 and you're not. The usual.

"I can not speak for the other 500 Americans," she said, although she will as the one selected to lead the U.S. contingent into the Olympic Stadium, to what kind of reception, no one knows.

Boos? Maybe.

Cheers, doubtful.

Polite applause, understanding?

Unlikely. Certainly, not the chants of USA! USA! Staley first heard in Atlanta as an Olympian. Not the hushed reverence of Salt Lake when the World Trade Center flag was borne solemnly before the world.

"Perhaps we are not the most popular country in the world at the moment," said Martina Navratilova, an American by choice. "But we (the athletes) had nothing to do with that."

Scherr swears there have been no instructions about chanting or about how to act.

"But they have been asked to behave with decorum," he said.

"We are ready to compete but it is important off the field that we are good citizens," said Frazier. "We can start a new tradition with this Olympics. We have leaned on our team to impress on everyone the importance of our behavior."

No better choice than Staley, two-time gold medal winner, three-time Olympian, survivor of the hard projects of North Philadelphia. She will take the first step for America, openly carrying the flag with pride and with confidence.

"I'll treat it like a possession in basketball," said Staley. "We don't like turnovers. Now if a post player had the flag, there might be some questions marks. I'm used to having the ball in my hands."

Good hands. Good American hands

tangerine_dream
08-12-2004, 09:55 PM
Pfft. Such an offensive request. How in the hell is wrapping yourself up in your country's flag offensive or disrespectful? I've seen Canadians do it and no one complained about it. I don't see what's wrong with celebrating in such a manner when you've just won the gold. :rolleyes:

U.S. team told: Show flag respect

August 12, 2004

ATHENS, Greece -- American athletes have been urged to tone down patriotic celebrations during the Athens Games as the U.S. team prepares to go into competition against the backdrop of a domestic doping scandal and amid security fears.

They have been told to treat the U.S. flag with "the respect and dignity" it deserves and not use it as a prop for extravagant celebrations, a U.S. Olympic official told CNN.

But there is no ban on waving or displaying the Stars and Stripes, said United States Olympic Committee spokesman Darryl Seibel.

"We have indicated to our athletes it is perfectly appropriate to wave the flag and when they do so they should wave it with pride and honor," Seibel said .

He said U.S. athletes had been told it was "perfectly appropriate" to display the flag in the Olympic village and to celebrate with the flag.

"We have also explained to our athletes the importance of treating the flag with the respect and dignity it deserves and also to display good sportsmanship towards their opponents.

"The flag should not be used as a prop or treated in a disrespectful manner," he added.

U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Jim Scherr said team officials were concerned to avoid a repeat of the controversial behavior of the American 4x100 meters relay team after they took gold in Sydney four years ago.

Olympic 100m champion Maurice Greene and his teammates took off their vests and wrapped themselves in the U.S. flag in celebration -- a reaction which Scherr said had been over the top.

"That was absolutely improper and something we have taken great measures to have our athletes not do," said Scherr.

"They didn't mean any disrespect. They were excited but I think those athletes would do things differently now."

But Greene, who defends his 100m title in Athens, said it was impossible to predict how an athlete would react to the excitement of winning a gold medal.

"This doesn't just go for American athletes, it goes for every athlete competing," said Greene.

"You don't know what they will do after winning a gold medal. Nothing is planned, it's done on emotion, you have no control.

"I can guarantee the athletes are not trying to offend anyone, they respect each other and each other's countries. We apologized for offending anybody at that time, we didn't mean it."

Greco-Roman wrestling medal hope Jim Gruenwald also articulated the dilemma U.S. athletes are facing.

"I'm an American and I'm not going to tone it down," said Gruenwald.

"Being an American means we're free. We have a right to voice an opinion. But we also have to be responsible."

andyroxmysox12191
08-12-2004, 10:16 PM
:rolleyes: at not being able to wrap themselves in the flag

***********
08-12-2004, 11:25 PM
I'm half american (on my mums side) although i live in the UK and I think that they should be as patriotic as they want! who cares what anyone else thinks? i bet no other country has been told to not be excessively patriotic...except israel probably. funny how when an american does something everyone takes notice and critisises but the rest of the world can screw up and no-one gives a sh*t. although i suppose i can see where seibel is coming from sort of... we don't want to make world issues worse :sad: . although i don't think that sports should interfere with politics etc. such a mess... i hope everything goes smoothly for Andy, America and everyone else competing! ;)

Shy
08-12-2004, 11:40 PM
Andy is going to the open ceremony right? Not like we going to catch him on tv.

TinyT
08-12-2004, 11:46 PM
yes, he's in the opening ceremony. i doubt they'll pull him aside to hav a short q and a session or anything, but who knows :rolleyes:

star
08-13-2004, 12:15 AM
:eek: Adidas! :p

ANDY PLEASE CUT YOUR HAIR

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I love the color of the courts. :drool:

Jennay
08-13-2004, 12:17 AM
:drool: Don't cut that hair Andy!

star
08-13-2004, 12:20 AM
Jennay!! :hug:

New computer?

Jennay
08-13-2004, 12:22 AM
Star!!! :hug:

Yup, just got done setting it up! :banana:

Mr. Man
08-13-2004, 01:37 AM
No wayyy. Love his hair like that.

star
08-13-2004, 01:39 AM
Yeah. I like the longer hair too...... not the pyramid though.

Andy could use some help styling it though. :)

And :banana: Mr. MAN!!!! Tangy just posted something about you in the getting to know us thread. :)

J. Corwin
08-13-2004, 01:40 AM
His hair is fine. :)

I love the color of the courts too! Very nice. :cool:

And who's the Amish prude that doesn't allow "too much cheering" and flag wrapping around body. :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
08-13-2004, 02:17 AM
Roddick, Federer could meet twice
By JOHN MAHER
Cox News Service

ATHENS -- Andy Roddick entered the main interview room and barely had time to muss his brown hair in several different directions when someone asked: What about Roger Federer?

Roddick is the No. 2 player in the world and the second-seeded player in the Olympics, and Federer is tops in both categories. After losing to the flawless Federer in this year's Wimbledon final, a frustrated Roddick said he threw everything at Federer but the kitchen sink.

Federer not only can hit big shots, he floats around the court with greater ease than anyone since Bjorn Borg. Even Roddick's 130 mph serves and the August Athens sun might not be enough to make Federer break a sweat.

"There's a long way to go before that matchup even becomes relevant to this tournament," Roddick cautioned. "We both have to go a long ways. I'm more worried about Flavio Saretta, my first-round opponent."

Federer and Roddick couldn't meet until the final of a 64-player field. Unless, that is, they found themselves staring across the net at each other in the second round of doubles. That's the luck of the draw for two unseeded teams.

If you glanced at their rankings in doubles, it looks like Federer and Roddick would be lucky to win on the satellite tour. Going by their world doubles rankings alone, Swiss partner Yves Allegro, No. 38, would have to carry the 120th-ranked Federer. And Mardy Fish, No. 99, would have to do some serious poaching to cover for the shots of Roddick, currently ranked No. 230.

That shows two things: that neither Federer nor Roddick bothers to play doubles much and that the Olympics are important to these professional athletes.

"The way I looked at it is I'd love to leave these Games with a medal," Roddick said. "Playing doubles gives me two chances instead of one. It's not my specialty. It's not something I do all the time. (But) I wanted to jump at that opportunity."

The women's competition has been softened by injury-related withdrawals, including that of Serena Williams, who pulled out right about the time the plane was leaving for Athens.

But on the men's side almost all the top players are in the field. Roddick is here even though he'll have to quickly regroup to defend his U.S. Open crown.

"The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world," he said. "I wanted a chance to be a part of it, to walk through the opening ceremony, to have that experience to look back on someday."

Tennis has been Olympic sport only since 1988, yet team captain Patrick McEnroe said this generation of players doesn't see tennis as an Olympic outsider.

"When I was playing and when I grew up we didn't think of tennis being related to the Olympics," McEnroe said. "These guys have grown up thinking of tennis as an Olympic sport. That's really made a big difference. They've all been extremely excited about coming here."

Players used to staying at fancy hotels are now roughing it in the Olympic Village along with the modern pentathletes and the fencers.

"You do feel kind of like a student. You're in a room, tons of other people, sharing bathrooms," Roddick said, "But it's fun. It's part of the whole Olympic experience."

So is being questioned about Federer. Again he was asked what else he could try.

"A bigger appliance," Roddick offered.

Jennay
08-13-2004, 02:18 AM
DEB!!!!! :hug: GET ON MSN!!

RoddickBabe10
08-13-2004, 02:20 AM
I love the courts too! Awe, Andy, Andy, I'm so excited for you! hehe

And no, please don't cut your hair and don't even wear a hat again... I love your hair like that, spike it up and wear a visor! yeeeeah! :yeah: lol

RoddickBabe10
08-13-2004, 02:51 AM
To anyone that knows: I just got informed that the Opening Ceremony will be on at 8:00 pm ET/PT, but I am not sure if it'll be on tonight or tomorrow night? lol to anyone that knows, please post! Thank you.

TinyT
08-13-2004, 02:54 AM
To anyone that knows: I just got informed that the Opening Ceremony will be on at 8:00 pm ET/PT, but I am not sure if it'll be on tonight or tomorrow night? lol to anyone that knows, please post! Thank you.

it's on tomorrow night, friday 13th :D

andyroxmysox12191
08-13-2004, 02:54 AM
tomorrow night....friday the 13th lol

RoddickBabe10
08-13-2004, 02:54 AM
:yippee: Thanks TinyT, again lol.

Deboogle!.
08-13-2004, 05:58 AM
found this at the ITF site when I was looking at the draw a lil more

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_4329_gallery.JPG

Deboogle!.
08-13-2004, 06:03 AM
lol yea that's exactly what it looks like... but... yeah. I wonder what he was being asked and why he had that reaction lmao

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-13-2004, 06:36 AM
I hope USofA sweeps the Olympics in everything! I cant wait for gymnastics and swimming and track--I am so excited! US rocks. I hope we reign supreme. And I hope Andy can contribute to the force that is the USofA! Go Andy! Go US,, gold medalsssss.

Seeing as how this is the Olympics, I wonder if people here at MTF will still be bitched at for supporting their country... if they are American that is

superpinkone37
08-13-2004, 08:00 AM
yay i cant wait for the olympics to start either. i am way in the whole thing this time around. and thanks for those articles, i like the patriotism but thats just my opinion. whats the problem with being patriotic anyways :confused:

TinyT
08-13-2004, 01:07 PM
omg, i was watching the today show and they showed what the US olympic team was gonna be wearin.... :tape: aaah!! i don't like it at all!! what do you guys think??

star
08-13-2004, 01:16 PM
One more bad outfit among many?

Honestly, the U.S. team always is badly dressed... or nearly always anyway.

star
08-13-2004, 01:19 PM
Two Greek runners were injured in a motorcycle accident not long after missing a drug test.

and Carl Lewis...... blech. Big doper.

star
08-13-2004, 01:19 PM
And do Katie Couric and Bob Costas look weirdly alike?

TinyT
08-13-2004, 01:22 PM
One more bad outfit among many?

Honestly, the U.S. team always is badly dressed... or nearly always anyway.

true, i dunno why i actually had hope this year :rolleyes: let's see wat aussie has!!! :p

Deboogle!.
08-13-2004, 02:32 PM
Um. looks like Andy had a bad practice today :(

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American player Andy Roddick sits with his head lowered after breaking his racket, seen left, after hitting a bad practice shot whilst practicing for the Olympic tennis competition the tennis center in Athens Friday Aug 13, 2004.

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The broken racket of American tennis player Andy Roddick is carried off court after he broke it in anger after hitting a practice shot whilst practising for the Olympic tennis competition the tennis centre in Athens Friday Aug 13, 2004.

Fumus
08-13-2004, 02:38 PM
go Andy break them racqeuts 23 total on the year...lol

TinyT
08-13-2004, 02:39 PM
geez andy, ligthen up boy!! it's the opening ceremonies!! the "ultimate in sports" as you would call it.

tangerine_dream
08-13-2004, 03:32 PM
Well, it's better he get the bad shots and racket smashing out of the way now, before the games start. :)

TinyT
08-13-2004, 03:49 PM
v.true :worship:

superpinkone37
08-13-2004, 06:35 PM
wow he really beat up on that racket geez lol.

Deboogle!.
08-13-2004, 08:35 PM
Roddick, Federer seem destined for matchup
8/13/2004, 1:20 p.m. CT
By HOWARD FENDRICH
The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Andy Roddick has all the trappings of a major sports star: the nickname, sponsorship deals, TV appearances, and the obligatory coterie of coach, agent, publicist, personal trainer and model girlfriend. Roger Federer's entourage, meanwhile, is just his girlfriend. For all of his success — three Grand Slam titles, the No. 1 ranking — Federer might be tough for the average American to recognize. He's known to most people as, well, Roger.

Tennis' A-Rod and Roger hardly could be more different, from their styles of play to their personalities. But heading into the start of play Sunday, they have at least one thing in common: Everyone expects them to meet for the Olympic gold medal.

"There's a long way to go even before that matchup becomes relevant to the tournament. If that comes to fruition, that would be great, but it's not even on my mind right now," said Roddick, whose game is driven by 150-mph serves and violent forehands.

"The thing about men's tennis is that it's so deep, it's possible to take a loss at any time, so I'm definitely taking every match very, very seriously."

He feels that way about practice, too. When the U.S. Open champion slapped one ball into the net to end a rally Friday, he stomped over to a changeover chair, smacked his racket into the ground until it broke, then tossed it aside.

The most emotion one tends to see from Federer is a word or two muttered in French, German or English. His strokes are as smooth as his demeanor, and it all looks so effortless as he wins title after title, going 10-0 in finals since October.

At one point, Federer won 23 straight matches, the longest streak in five years. He's the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1979 to win consecutive titles on grass, clay and hard courts.

Federer isn't quite perfect, though, as his Olympic doubles partner, Yves Allegro, pointed out with a wink and a smile.

"He has a lot of faults," Allegro said, then offered only this: "He's not often on time."

Roddick is playing doubles, too, with high school buddy Mardy Fish.

"I'd love to leave these games with a medal. Playing doubles gives me two chances instead of one," Roddick said. "Although it's not my specialty, it's not something I do all the time, I wanted to jump at that opportunity."

It's his first Summer Games, while Federer wants to erase the bitterness of losing the bronze medal match to unseeded Arnaud Di Pasquale four years ago.

Unlike some other millionaire Olympians, Roddick and Federer are both staying in the athletes' village.

As tennis players, Roddick said, "We're extremely spoiled, normally." But in the village, "You do feel kind of like a student. You're in a room with tons of other people. You're sharing bathrooms. It's a good change. It's all part of the whole Olympic experience."

He looks forward to getting to know other athletes. And others want to run into Roddick, who's helped give tennis extra exposure by hosting "Saturday Night Live" and capturing paparazzis' attention by dating singer Mandy Moore and current girlfriend Lauren Bedford.

"I got to meet Andy Roddick," U.S. softball pitcher Cat Osterman said excitedly Friday. "He was real cool, very down to earth. It's nice that he's staying in the village and not at a hotel."

Roddick and Federer might be mixing with the hoi polloi while at the Summer Games, but they clearly are the elite in men's tennis.

Just as clear is who owns the head-to-head edge: Federer, chosen to carry Switzerland's flag during the opening ceremony, is 7-1 against Roddick.

Federer replaced his would-be rival atop the rankings in February and is 57-5 with eight titles in 2004, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Add in his 2003 Wimbledon championship, and Federer owns three majors; only Andre Agassi with eight has more among active players.

During the Wimbledon trophy ceremony, Roddick drew laughter by saying: "Roger just played too good today. I threw the kitchen sink at him, but he went to the bathroom and got a tub."

Reminded this week of those comments, Roddick was asked what he could do to reverse his record against Federer.

Smirking, Roddick answered: "Get a bigger appliance."

snaillyyy
08-13-2004, 08:41 PM
:lol: Thanks for the article Deb..he better get all his frustrations out now ;)

superpinkone37
08-13-2004, 08:45 PM
nice article deb thanks! i like that comment he had lol, "get a bigger appliance." :haha: thats our andy

tangerine_dream
08-13-2004, 08:59 PM
August*13,*2004
Mens Olympic Tennis Draw Preview
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What's not quite as tough as an ATP Masters Series event, not quite as big as a grand slam, but is still supposed to represent the best of competition? What's one of the few events where players you've never heard of from Greece and Algeria get in the main draw, and the whole thing is just a grenade throw from the headquarters of some of the world's most feared terrorist organizations?

Give up?

It's the men's draw at the Athens Olympics!

So important that you've got top players Roger Federer and Andy Roddick going on and on about winning the gold, but at the same time so not-important that you've got former No. 1 Marat Safin mouthing off about how tennis should not event be an Olympic event, and former No. 1s Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt choosing to play the ATP event in Washington instead.

Nonetheless, 16 of the Top 20 have posted in Athens, with play beginning on Sunday. And like the Davis Cup competition, the Olympics inspire a nationalistic fervor that gives the event an anything-can-happen feel, evident in 1992 when Swiss Marc Rosset won the gold on clay of all surfaces, with Goran Ivanisevic capturing the bronze.

Here is a look at how the four quarters break down in the 64-player Athens draw:

TOP QUARTER
Seeds: (1)Roger Federer, (6)David Nalbandian, (12)Paradorn "The Thai Fighter" Srichaphan, (15)Tommy Robredo

Floaters: Nikolay Davydenko, Joachim "The Jackhammer" Johansson, Ivan Ljubicic, Dominik "The Dominator" Hrbaty, Taylor Dent

Not an inordinately difficult draw for world No. 1 Roger Federer, but one wrought with potential land mines. The Swiss opens against the Russian Davydenko who he has beaten in both their meetings, but both went 7-5 in the fifth. A win there would likely match him up against the talented German Florian Mayer, who he has never faced. Looming in the quarterfinals could be (6)Nalbandian, the nemesis he has beaten only twice in seven match-ups. (15)Robredo gets the gift draw against Algerian Lamine Ouahab, while the toughest draws in the opening round went to (6)Nalbandian vs. Dent (if the American is somehow miraculously uninjured), and (12)Thai Fighter vs. The Jackhammer. The Nalbandian-Dent winner will likely face The Dominator second round, while the Thai Fighter-Jackhammer winner gets a likely meeting with big-serving Croat Ivan Ljubicic. With injuries of late to Nalbandian and Dent, and the poor play of the Thai Fighter, don't be surprised to see Federer facing an un-seed in his quarterfinal.

SECOND QUARTER
Seeds: (3)Carlos Moya, (7)Rainer "Shine" Schuettler, (10)Nicolas Massu, (13)Andrei Pavel

Floaters: Thomas Enqvist, Mark "Flipper" Philippoussis, "Dr." Ivo Karlovic, Gustavo Kuerten

Lots of unseeded spoilers in this section in the veteran Enqvist vs. (3)Moya, with the Swede winning five of their seven meetings (winner to likely face Flipper), (13)Pavel vs. "Dr." Ivo in his opener, and (10)Massu vs. the former No. 1 Kuerten. (7)Schuettler needs to get his hardcourt game on to take advantage of a friendly draw, as can Guga if he gets by Massu then the winner of Jurgen "Tuna" Melzer-Vince Spadea. Lots of ugliness in this section should produce some more surprise quarterfinalists.

THIRD QUARTER
Seeds: (4)Tim Henman, (5)Juan Carlos Ferrero, (11)Juan Ignacio Chela, (14)Nicolas Kiefer

Floaters: Mardy Fish, Max "The Beast" Mirnyi

Call this the injury section with (4)Henman (back) and (5)Ferrero (various). The hot hand in this section is (14)Kiefer, who this summer has shown the ability to go deep in the draw without closing out the title. In his opener (4)Henman faces veteran Jiri Novak, who has beaten the Brit before, but who couldn't win a Challenger title with his play of late. With all the injuries to the top dogs in this section, Kiefer could get the quarterfinal steal against an unseeded Fish or The Beast.

BOTTOM QUARTER
Seeds: (2)Andy Roddick, (8)Sebastien "Skateboard Kid" Grosjean, (9)Marat Safin, (16)Fernando "Gonzo" Gonzalez

Floaters: Robin Soderling, Feliciano "F-Lo" Lopez, Mario "Baby Goran" Ancic, Tommy Haas

A nice opener for (2)A-Rod against Flavio "Of the Day" Saretta, but then a big-hitting tester against either Baby Goran or the former No. 2 Haas. (8)Grosjean has a nice early road with claycourter Luis "Me So" Horna in the first round, then the winner of the underwhelming Victor Hanescu and the slumping Wayne Arthurs. (9)Safin, who has already stated he has no interest in winning a medal, will have ample opportunity to tank out of the event in the second round against F-Lo or the Swedish comer Soderling, or in a potential third-round meeting with the tenacious Grosjean. If A-Rod wins through his first two round he will likely face a baseline slugging contest against (16)Gonzo. If the backward-hat-wearing Skateboard Kid is uninjured, follow the seeding in this section for a (2)A-Rod vs. (8)Grosjean quarterfinal.
The retired Yevgeny Kafelnikov cannot defend his gold medal from the 2000 Sydney games, but German silver medalist Tommy Haas is back, while bronze winner Arnaud Di Pascuale did not make the cut for France.

MissPovaFan
08-13-2004, 09:12 PM
Nice article :) But I do hope that Henman isn't injured and that Safin does at least try! No excuses for im considering its on a hard court.

bobbyboo
08-13-2004, 09:49 PM
did any1 see andy at the opening ceremony? i didnt c him on telly when they showed it.

TinyT
08-13-2004, 09:51 PM
us here in america hav to wait till 8. :sad: but there's some pics on yahoo and getty. :D

snaillyyy
08-13-2004, 09:54 PM
I hate the wait :mad: . I had a friend who was giving me a running commentary as she watched :worship: :worship: , made me even more excited to see it later. :D :cool:

bobbyboo
08-13-2004, 09:57 PM
oh sorry guys i thought u all would have seen it, i just saw it but im not trying 2 rub it in so we can move off the opeing ceremony topic until the morning once uve seen it. but look out 4 andy - i couldnt find him!

TinyT
08-13-2004, 10:05 PM
i'm not really expecting them ot focus in on andy, more on the swimmers, gymnasts, track people, and mia hamm :p i don't think that tennis ranks high in the olympic hierarchy over here :rolleyes:

btw, since you get results earlier than we do, cud you post some of them, or send me a pm, cuz i don't really want to wake up @ 4 am to watch tennis, lol

bobbyboo
08-13-2004, 10:19 PM
course i will!

if every1 wants me 2 post them then im more than happy 2 do so, its starts here on monday from 11am so 4 me thats not 2 early! if ppl want 2 watch the game n the score 4 themselves then ill just pm u the results. :)

PinkFeatherBoa
08-13-2004, 10:23 PM
course i will!

if every1 wants me 2 post them then im more than happy 2 do so, its starts here on monday from 11am so 4 me thats not 2 early! if ppl want 2 watch the game n the score 4 themselves then ill just pm u the results. :)

I thought it started here on the Sunday. :confused:

Anyway I'm happy to offer similar services as well, when required. :)

TinyT
08-13-2004, 10:23 PM
thank you so much bobbyboo!!! :hug: and pinkfeatherboa :hug:

bobbyboo
08-13-2004, 10:29 PM
does it? sorry i just read in a news mag about the olympics that it started on monday (the 3rd day)? maybe im wrong. doesnt matter anyway we can post the results when it comes on :)

Nishy
08-13-2004, 10:30 PM
I happen to watch opening ceremony on Canadian TV (Canadian CBS?). I think I found Bryans who had a camera and PMac behind them. I saw the guy who was look a like Andy in middle of the line but not sure he was Andy. besides american, I saw Nalbandian and Calleri.
Hope I can see more close up on NBC at 8:00pm.

Golfnduck
08-13-2004, 10:32 PM
Great article, Deb. I cannot wait to watch the opening cermonies tonight!!!

RoddickBabe10
08-13-2004, 10:56 PM
Um. looks like Andy had a bad practice today :(

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040813/capt.olyten10708131304.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en107.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040813/capt.olyten10608131150.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en106.jpg
American player Andy Roddick sits with his head lowered after breaking his racket, seen left, after hitting a bad practice shot whilst practicing for the Olympic tennis competition the tennis center in Athens Friday Aug 13, 2004.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040813/capt.olyten10508131146.greece_olympics_tennis_olyt en105.jpg
The broken racket of American tennis player Andy Roddick is carried off court after he broke it in anger after hitting a practice shot whilst practising for the Olympic tennis competition the tennis centre in Athens Friday Aug 13, 2004.

OMG, Andy, I love it! I love it when you get mad and break raquets! :woohoo: Go Andy! GO FOR THE GOLD! Make us ALL proud!

RoddickBabe10
08-13-2004, 10:58 PM
course i will!

if every1 wants me 2 post them then im more than happy 2 do so, its starts here on monday from 11am so 4 me thats not 2 early! if ppl want 2 watch the game n the score 4 themselves then ill just pm u the results. :)

pleease will you send me a pm too? I don't get Bravo :banghead: so I won't get to see any tennis at the Olympics except for the finals so... pleeease do pm me? lol

TinyT
08-13-2004, 11:49 PM
OMG OPENING CEREMONIES IN 10 MIN. i'm out kids. :kiss: muaaah:

bobbyboo
08-13-2004, 11:51 PM
ahhh look 4 andy!!

ill pm u both the results!

:)

TinyT
08-14-2004, 12:43 AM
i'm watchin it, and i'll look 4 andy. omg, they need to cut to the parade of nations, and SKIP THE DAMN COMMERCIALS. btw ,thanks bobbyboo :hug: