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Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 03:29 PM
Apparently the draw is sort of out.... from an article in the Chronicle

"Roddick meets Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark, ranked 99th, and Fish faces fellow American Alex Bogonolov Jr., 115th, in the first round. Todd Martin, Brian Vahaly and Wayne Odesnik received wild cards into the draw. The four remaining spots will be filled by the weekend qualifying tournament."

Who is Carlsen and can he play on clay? :haha:

And funny people get your creative juices flowing :)

Carito_90
04-10-2004, 03:52 PM
Who is Carlsen and can he play on clay? :haha:

LMAO! haha i dunno who he is and neither if he can play on clay... but i guess it wont be that difficult to beat andy (on clay) so.. we gotta take everyone on count lol

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 04:19 PM
OK I looked him up.... he's over 30 and had no even remotely significant wins on clay last year LMAO!!!!!!!

star
04-10-2004, 04:56 PM
Kenneth Carlsen is an older Danish player. He was never even very good in his prime. :)

And Carito!! Andy does very well in this tournament. He beat Coria here on clay two years ago. I don't think the same would happen today though.

tangerine_dream
04-10-2004, 05:03 PM
Er, will any bigger names and players be doing this tournament this year? :scratch:

If not, then the Clay Court King (Andy) returns to claim his crown! :lol: :worship:

star
04-10-2004, 05:07 PM
I think Acusaso is there.

He's the only real true clay courter that I noticed in the draw.

Andy needs to get competition with the grinders to see how to play them. It's a frustrating kind of game for him.

star
04-10-2004, 05:08 PM
How about Bunkie does Houston for the title? :)

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 05:16 PM
How about Bunkie does Houston for the title? :)

OMFG :haha:

why don't we move the tournament to Dallas and use my real name? ;)

star
04-10-2004, 05:21 PM
Well.... that is the very reason I didn't say Debbie.

I was thinking that we culd have the joke a trifle more subtle. Although, I know that subtleness isn't that popular on the Andy forum. :)

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 05:23 PM
That's the only reason you didn't say Debbie???? My loathing of being called that isn't why you didn't say it? ;)

and no, I don't know how to be subtle LOL

star
04-10-2004, 05:33 PM
nah. That wasn't a consideration. :)

Duck Soup in Houston

Mac Quacks

Honkin' in Houston... but ducks quack... so.. not so good.

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 06:08 PM
Alrighty, used your suggestions as inspiration and that's what I came up with. If anyone objects, suggest something better ;)

Carito_90
04-10-2004, 06:18 PM
And Carito!! Andy does very well in this tournament. He beat Coria here on clay two years ago. I don't think the same would happen today though.


But Coria's not gonna play the claycourts this years. He'll wait untill montecarlo to come back :)

Anyways... go andy! (shall i cheer for him or it's just useless? lol)

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 06:20 PM
of course you shall cheer for him!!! Why else do we make these threads? hehehe

Carito_90
04-10-2004, 06:30 PM
Well yeah, if u think about it twice.. andy kinda has a posibility.. i mean, Coria's not playing, Daveeeeeeed:baby: neither, Ferrero neither.. and i dunno if Moya's playing (if so, andy's scrued! :smash: ) and those are the best in clay i guess.

But whatever.. C'MON ANDY! KICK EVERYONE'S DAMN ASS BABE!! :boxing: :woohoo:

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 06:32 PM
Well no real good clay-courters play in Houston, typically lol.... that's why Andy's never done worse than the finals! LOL!!!

Havok
04-10-2004, 07:14 PM
I like star's Mac Quacks better:sad:
but this one is good as well:yeah:

star
04-10-2004, 07:15 PM
But Coria's not gonna play the claycourts this years. He'll wait untill montecarlo to come back :)

Anyways... go andy! (shall i cheer for him or it's just useless? lol)

I think he's won this tournament 3 times or something, so it's not useless.

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 07:41 PM
twice :) 2001 and 2002 (beat Petie in the final), last year was a finalist. So he's never lost before the finals.

Ok Naldo, I'll change it :)

tangerine_dream
04-10-2004, 08:52 PM
Quack Attack at Mac's :banana:

Havok
04-10-2004, 09:07 PM
ack, *no name*'s one is evenr better. change it bunk:banana:

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 09:12 PM
so let it be written.

so let it be done.

J. Corwin
04-10-2004, 10:04 PM
Andy played a similar name in San Jose this year. I'm sure it's a different player though.

Go Andy...for an almost 4-peat

Carito_90
04-10-2004, 10:07 PM
twice 2001 and 2002 (beat Petie in the final), last year was a finalist. So he's never lost before the finals.

duh who the hell plays that tournament? lol
i mean.. don't wanna be mean with andy but.. you know... haha just kiddin lol
GO ANDY! =)

tangerine_dream
04-10-2004, 10:09 PM
Aww, bunkie, you changed the thread title. :hug: I like it! :D

And Carito, Andy has to win *some* clay titles *somewhere* :lol: ;)

Carito_90
04-10-2004, 10:15 PM
And Carito, Andy has to win *some* clay titles *somewhere*

Hahaha of course... that makes sense lol

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 10:29 PM
Yep Jace different person.. he's never played Carlsen, I looked up their h2h

and lol tangy, if the tribe speaks I must oblige ;) Plus I like it too, it rhymes better.

J. Corwin
04-10-2004, 11:12 PM
Yup, another great chance to have another title under his belt.

He had good chances in Memphis and especially Scottsdale, but he didn't capitalize.

tangerine_dream
04-10-2004, 11:45 PM
He should've won Scottsdale. That title was his for the taking. :(

Havok
04-10-2004, 11:47 PM
bah, he got Miami, who cares:D

Deboogle!.
04-10-2004, 11:48 PM
He should've won scottsdale, but the loss to Spadea fired him up for the much bigger match they played at Miami. I'm with Naldo here, if I have to pick, I pick Miami.

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 01:49 AM
Yeah, scottsdale should have been easy to win for him. But he played like crap that week... but yeah what the hell, he won the nasdaq 100 lol

tangerine_dream
04-11-2004, 01:53 AM
bah, he got Miami, who cares:D

:haha:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 01:54 AM
Yeah, scottsdale should have been easy to win for him. But he played like crap that week... but yeah what the hell, he won the nasdaq 100 lol

oh no, he didn't play like crap!!!! He played well against Bogomolov and also against Gambill...I was there!! He just played like crap in the end of the Spadea match.

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 02:08 AM
oh no, he didn't play like crap!!!! He played well against Bogomolov and also against Gambill...I was there!! He just played like crap in the end of the Spadea match.

Oh really? i though someone said that that week andy played like crap lol
I watched spadea's match and i mean, he really sucked.. his serve wasn't okay, his forehand neither. I dunno what happened to him.
Anyways, u went there?? Lucky u!!
Got pics? lol

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:19 AM
Oh really? i though someone said that that week andy played like crap lol
I watched spadea's match and i mean, he really sucked.. his serve wasn't okay, his forehand neither. I dunno what happened to him.
Anyways, u went there?? Lucky u!!
Got pics? lol

I was at Andy's 2nd and QF matches. and he played well in them both. not GREAT, but well. And it sounds like he just mentally went byebye halfway through the Spadea match.... I'm sure it's b/c I wasn't there that night ;)

Oh and yes I have tons of pics, go to www.roddickonline.com and then the picture gallery and then the RO Exclusives section then Scottsdale :)

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 02:28 AM
Oh i watched all the pics if they're from roddick online lol i luv that website!

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:30 AM
awww thanks. we have a great time on it. the webmaster is Proph, she posts here sometimes, but she's away right now :) She'll love reading this when she gets back though!!

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:32 AM
omg *hyperventilating*

the Bryans will be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 02:40 AM
the Bryans will be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


where? :o

Proph

Yup, i know her, from andy's website :)

andyroxmysox12191
04-11-2004, 02:40 AM
ok...i am a complete dork and a idiot but....i dont get the title :sad:

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 02:50 AM
ok...i am a complete dork and a idiot but....i dont get the title


me neither.. i just follow what people say lol

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:50 AM
where? :o


HOUSTON!!! That's what the thread is about silly! ;) Sorry... I'm just REALLY EXCITED!

and Mani, Mack is the tournament director and Andy the duck will QUACK at Mack's! ;)

andyroxmysox12191
04-11-2004, 02:55 AM
ooohh!! i get it!!!!!! :banana:

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 02:55 AM
HOUSTON!!! That's what the thread is about silly! Sorry... I'm just REALLY EXCITED!


Hahaha it's just that we were talking about RO and then you said "the bryan bros r coming" and i was like ":retard:"
But now i got ya lol

and Mani, Mack is the tournament director and Andy the duck will QUACK at Mack's!

Man.. THAT's havin imagination :worship:

andyroxmysox12191
04-11-2004, 02:56 AM
:kiss: thanks deb!

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:58 AM
Man.. THAT's havin imagination :worship:

LOL Yep that's why star and tangy and naldo are so awesome :)

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 03:02 AM
LOL Yep that's why star and tangy and naldo are so awesome

Hahaha well yah! 4 brains together can make a good threat subject lol

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 03:03 AM
Hahaha well yah! 4 brains together can make a good threat subject lol

:haha: yep! ;)

Dirk
04-11-2004, 03:05 AM
Is Andy still going to play Carlo? Or is it really off his schedule?

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 03:10 AM
It was never OFF his schedule. I don't know why everyone thinks it is. Especially considering that he's always played, even when Houston was AFTER it.

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 03:10 AM
Is Andy still going to play Carlo? Or is it really off his schedule?

OMG your av's killin me!! it's way too funny hahahaha lol

anyways.. yeah i think he's gonna play... not 100% sure, but i guess so

star
04-11-2004, 04:59 AM
There's Dirk again trying to stir up trouble. :rolleyes:

J. Corwin
04-11-2004, 08:52 AM
Well he hasn't said anything wrong yet.

J. Corwin
04-11-2004, 08:53 AM
bah, he got Miami, who cares:D

yea, but I'm a greedy fan. I can't help it. :p

heya
04-11-2004, 10:04 AM
Stud muffin should be greedier than his fans. :kiss:
The guy requires tender loving care from a gal pal, and then, BAMM, a swift kick in the behind will remind him about his role in
tennis history. A few of us need the valuable Roddick ASSet. :aplot: :bolt:

J. Corwin
04-11-2004, 11:08 AM
you're just all over the place, as usual, heya. lol

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 02:07 PM
LOL heya

Here's an article in the Chronicle about Andy trying to improve on clay :lol:
------

Surface issues
Roddick working to improve clay-court game
By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle
When Andy Roddick left Houston three years ago this spring, he was a gangly, precocious 18-year-old with a monstrous serve and a place among the top 50 in the world rankings.

He had just claimed his second ATP clay-court title in as many weeks and anybody who ventured to Westside Tennis Club to watch the powerful kid play knew they had seen the handsome face of American tennis for years to come.

But his bang-bang breakthroughs in Atlanta and Houston in the spring of 2001 weren't without a spot of irony. Roddick now chuckles at how he announced his career intentions to the world, winning those first two tournaments on what remains his most treacherous playing surface.

"Oh yeah," he said at the Nasdaq-100 Open last week, before facing Guillermo Coria in the final, "I'm awesome on clay. Let's play the match Sunday on clay ... I'm joking."

Roddick might have one of the hardest serves officially recorded, but even his 150-mph rockets can be largely neutralized by the slow, grimy stuff that stains the socks, exhausts the legs and numbs the brain. None of the mightiest players who preceded him, most notably Pete Sampras, could find a way to overpower the wiry, indefatigable dirt-ballers who routinely bedeviled them -- particularly at Roland Garros, the clay-court cathedral.

Roddick's prep work for his next run at the French Open, the only major his boyhood idol Sampras never won, begins this week at Westside, a place dear to his heart if not necessarily his tactics. He has won the Clay Courts twice, accounting for half of his career championships on that surface, but he hasn't had to beat any of the elite players from South America or Europe to do it.

Nor will he have to do that in 2004. No player in the field who comes from a country where clay happens to be the court of choice is ranked in the top 60. The legions of Spaniards are absent because the Houston tournament is opposite events in Spain and Portugal, far more suited for the jaunt to Monte Carlo the following week.

Asked in Key Biscayne if he knew what he could achieve on clay, Roddick replied with his Hollywood smile: "I don't know. I've only achieved inconsistency on it so far, so I really don't know. I mean, clay obviously is a challenge for me, but that kind of excites me.

"I've won some smaller tournaments but, I haven't had the results I've wanted in the bigger tournaments. That's something I'm definitely looking to improve upon."

Roddick has conquered the U.S. Open and likely will be a good candidate to win Wimbledon if he can catch Roger Federer, the consummate grass-court artist of the day, in one of his occasional mental funks. The Australian Open should be Roddick's for the asking as well.

Last summer, starting in Indianapolis and continuing through the U.S. Open, he won four tournaments and 27 of 28 matches, including 19 in a row in dominating fashion. That sizzling patch vaulted him to the top of the 2003 year-end rankings and, despite a semifinal loss to Federer in the Masters Cup at Westside, left no doubt about his hardcourts prowess. His first victory in the Nasdaq cemented his stature.

"This tournament was really good for me," he said last Sunday after beating the injured Coria, albeit by default. "I had been talking to you guys for the last, you know, probably three or four weeks about how I needed that big result to kind of put my stamp on the year so far. This is exactly what I was looking for."

With the Davis Cup tie against Sweden, also on concrete, looming this weekend, he hasn't spent much time contemplating his preparations for the French. Last year, after a first-round defeat, he fired his longtime coach, Tarik Benhabiles, subsequently joining forces with Brad Gilbert, who had previously re-focused Andre Agassi's wandering career.

In his mind, Roddick doesn't know if he can triumph over Roland Garros' unforgiving "beaten earth," but he's certain his talent is such that he's not supposed to be losing to anyone in the first round there. That's why he made the change, emotionally wrenching though it might have been because of his personal affection for Benhabiles.

Houston, then, marks the start of what figures to be the greatest challenge of the Roddick-Gilbert partnership so far: Giving Roddick enough of an all-around game to hold up during the interminable rallies required by the clay when he's opposite the likes of Juan Carlos Ferrero, Gustavo Kuerten or the emergent Coria, plus all the others who consider the French their Holy Grail of tournaments.

"What I want for Andy," Gilbert said recently, "is just to get him better and stronger, physically and mentally. If we do that, lots of good things are going to happen for him."

Nobody has questioned Roddick's work ethic, but youth doesn't necessarily serve him well in preparing for the rigorous French Open, two weeks of gritty, best-of-five hell. He can't just want to win Roland Garros, or ace his way to the top as he did at Flushing Meadow, when he hammered 123 aces. It's going to require an extra layer or two of commitment.

The Ferrero he pounded for his first Grand Slam championship in Arthur Ashe Stadium is a different opponent in Paris.

The Nasdaq run plus the emotions of Davis Cup, plus the significant effort he'll expend here, attempting to reclaim the crown Agassi took from in a three-set final last April, makes for a tiring three weeks. It's probably not the perfect way to steel one's self for the rigors of Monte Carlo, Rome, Hamburg and Paris. But Roddick scoffed at the notion he'll need to slack off at some point.

"No, man," he said. "That's tennis. It's just what I do."

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 05:16 PM
"Oh yeah," he said at the Nasdaq-100 Open last week, before facing Guillermo Coria in the final, "I'm awesome on clay. Let's play the match Sunday on clay ... I'm joking."


Oh andy, you're just too good, too good lol

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 05:21 PM
gotta love his sense of humor :) Well, I do anyway ;)

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 05:29 PM
Yup of course.. i'd say that's the best thing about him.. if he wasn't hot :lol:

star
04-11-2004, 05:38 PM
Oh... I was thinking of this for the name of the tournament.

McQuack

:)

Carito_90
04-11-2004, 05:40 PM
Oh... I was thinking of this for the name of the tournament.

McQuack

:haha: that's a good one!

Havok
04-11-2004, 06:00 PM
:D star

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 06:15 PM
LOL...... so should I change it?

tangerine_dream
04-11-2004, 06:20 PM
Deb, do you know if Mardy will be at Houston Clay Court this year? (did he even go last year?)

Clay's his worst surface but he's gotta start playing on it more often.

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 06:22 PM
oh yeah Mardy always plays Houston! He and Andy won the 2002 doubles. He's playing singles this year, and also doubles with James. On Mardy's site right on the main page there's a quote from Mardy about how it's his favorite tournament to play!

I'm gonna see Mardy!! :banana:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 06:27 PM
ok the draw is finally out

First up, Carlsen, then Kendrick or a Qualifier. QF could be Melzer, SF Dent (but I can't see him making the SF on clay), or Todd Martin, or Squillari from Argentina

Haas, Enqvist, Pavel, Tursunov, Blake, Ginepri, Fish, Acasuso, Lapentti, are ALL in the other half.

I would say..... good draw for Andy.

J. Corwin
04-11-2004, 09:02 PM
yep, very good.

As "bad" Andy is on clay, he's a lot better on it than a lot of these players, if not almost all of them.

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 09:28 PM
hehehe yep..... andy got super lucky once again.

It's been raining and pouring ALL Day here though so I don't know what will happen..

star
04-11-2004, 09:32 PM
Looks like you are getting it all out of the way now, Bunk.

Showers in the pm tomorrow and then clear sailing (for Houston anyway) til the end of the week. :)

But rain in Houston gives a new meaning to the word.

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 10:03 PM
LOL yea I hope they're right about the forecasts. I'm sure it's totally screwed up Qualies though.... Tuesday will be a busy day, glad I'm going all day :)

tangerine_dream
04-11-2004, 10:49 PM
I'm gonna see Mardy!! :banana:

I hate you!! :banana:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2004, 11:01 PM
the way Mardy's currently playing.... it may not matter much lmao

Havok
04-11-2004, 11:15 PM
I hate you!! :banana:
FUCKING DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:haha::haha::bigcry::sobbing: :lol::lol:

go Andy:drive: win this clay title, then you'll have won titles on 3/4 surfaces, and will only be missing grass:D

star
04-11-2004, 11:38 PM
You do understand that this tournament doesn't count, don't you? ;)

Havok
04-11-2004, 11:43 PM
I know, too bad:sobbing:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 12:37 AM
lmgdfao!!

I see that Andre's committed to St. Poelten. They must've had to scramble there since Andy isn't playing :rolls:

star
04-12-2004, 01:00 AM
Probably Andre will skip the entire clay court season up until then.

Reyes said that he would plan Andre's fitness program around the announced schedule. So it appears that he will have about 2 months to work on the fitness program.

Havok
04-12-2004, 02:25 AM
:retard: How come Andre isn't playing anything but St.Poelten??? I know that the dude is getting old, but he can get beaten by a good claycourter, as we all know there are quite a few who won't be seeded. anyways, allez Andre, hope it's a wise decision on his part:scared:.

tangerine_dream
04-12-2004, 02:31 AM
I don't know what Andre's plan is but whatever it is, I hope it'll help net him a title or two this year. I'm getting worried. :scared:

Havok
04-12-2004, 02:59 AM
Well if he doesn't win St.Poelten, then:scared::o.

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 03:01 AM
Well if he doesn't win St.Poelten, then

Then at least i would start gettin worried lol

Dirk
04-12-2004, 03:53 AM
On Andy's schedule earlier this year Carlo was off of it and he stated he wanted rest after DC and Houston. Just curious to know if he did in fact add it back on. I thought everyone here knew about the details regarding Carlo on his schedule beforehand.

Havok
04-12-2004, 04:01 AM
what the hell do you care? we don't know his schedule, as he's still going over it. either way, he's not winning Monte Carlo, so who cares if he's playing or not (i know you duck haters are waiting for someone to shoot him):D

Dirk
04-12-2004, 04:13 AM
Because if he goes there Naldo he will be number 2. I'm just curious as to JC's position in the draw. No need to get hostile. I never referred to Andy as Duckboy and I'm almost certain I've never posted in that duck hunt thread because I don't believe it and think it crosses the line.

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 04:13 AM
either way, he's not winning Monte Carlo, so who cares if he's playing or not

I do, i wanna watch him play on tv lol

star
04-12-2004, 04:18 AM
I am getting a little worried about Andy's schedule. He's played so many tournaments in a row now. He had a week off between Memphis and Scottsdale but then it was IW, Miami, Davis Cup, Houston, and when is he going to rest. I'd rather he played Monte Carlo than Hamburg because that is the slowest of the slow courts. But, Rome would be nice. I just want him to go and play an be up against good competition.

Havok
04-12-2004, 04:19 AM
:yawn: is all i have to say. and who cares about Ferrero's positioning. the guy could be unseeded and win. stop trying to cause trouble here, and go post in the Fed forum:retard:

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 04:20 AM
well i've just checked monte carlo's website.. and here are the players that r playin:

PLAYERS 2004

Agassi, Andre (USA)
Arazi, Hicham (MAR)
Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE)
Blake, James (USA)
Calleri, Agustin (ARG)
Canas, Guillermo (ARG)
Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
Clement, Arnaud (FRA)
Coria, Guillermo (ARG)
Costa, Albert (ESP)
Dent, Taylor (USA)
El Aynaoui, Younes (MAR)
Federer, Roger (SUI)
Ferreira, Wayne (RSA)
Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
Fish, Mardy (USA)
Gaudio, Gaston (ARG)
Ginepri, Robby (USA)
Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI)
Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
Haas, Tommy (GER)
Henman, Tim (GBR)
Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK)
Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO)
Kiefer, Nicolas (GER)
Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
Mantilla, Felix (ESP)
Massu, Nicolas (CHI)
Mirnyi, Max (BLR)
Moya, Carlos (ESP)
Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
Nalbandian, David (ARG)
Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN)
Novak, Jiri (CZE)
Pavel, Andrei (ROM)
Philippoussis, Mark (AUS)
Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
Roddick, Andy (USA)
Safin, Marat (RUS)
Saretta, Flavio (BRA)
Sargisian, Sargis (ARM)
Schalken, Sjeng (NED)
Schuettler, Rainer (GER)
Soderling, Robin (SWE)
Spadea, Vincent (USA)
Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA)
Verkerk, Martin (NED)
Volandri, Filippo (ITA)
Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG)

so yup, i guess andy's playin lol

Havok
04-12-2004, 04:21 AM
i personally think Andy will skip MC. i think he'll play Houston, Rome, and Hamburg. and star, if Hamburg is the slowest of the slow clay courts, then wouldn't that be better:scratch: I don't want him to pull a Ferrero/Coria last year and turn into a clay court slut and then they can't come up with the goods at the end of the year

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 04:22 AM
I am getting a little worried about Andy's schedule. He's played so many tournaments in a row now. He had a week off between Memphis and Scottsdale but then it was IW, Miami, Davis Cup, Houston, and when is he going to rest. I'd rather he played Monte Carlo than Hamburg because that is the slowest of the slow courts. But, Rome would be nice. I just want him to go and play an be up against good competition.

I know.. the last thing i need is an injured andy :bigcry:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 04:31 AM
Dirk, Monte Carlo was ALWAYS on Andy's website. ALWAYS. Since they put up the 2004 schedule at the beginning. They did change it somewhat once his fall schedule became solidified but I will reiterate, Monte Carlo was ALWAYS on the schedule. He did say that his clay schedule was still a little up in the air after he won Miami in that interview, so he might decide to pull out, but he's on the official entry list as Carito pointed out, so he'd have to decide that and pull out soon. But like I said, he played Monte Carlo even when that meant coming back over here to play houston and then going back. so I don't see why he'd skip it when the logistics are even better.

He's not playing St. Poelten so he will have weeks in between some of the TMS tourneys and RG to rest. I think he'll be ok, he's in great shape and after the amount he played last summer, I'm confident in him.

And Dirk please do not pull the innocent act on us, ok? What, do you think we have gullible and naive written on our foreheads?

tangerine_dream
04-12-2004, 04:55 AM
I don't care how much they suck on clay, these guys (Andy and Mardy) should play as many clay tourneys as they can now and learn to love it. Spain will destroy us in the DC finals (I'm already skipping over Belarus :lol: ).

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 04:57 AM
tangy... maybe France will win and it'll be a home tie??????

hmm I don't see that.

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 05:13 AM
Yes, if France wins then ALL the cards will have fallen in favor for the U.S. team this year.

tangerine_dream
04-12-2004, 05:19 AM
tangy... maybe France will win and it'll be a home tie??????

Well, say if JCF was out with the measles, and Moya hurt his ankle again, and then the unthinkable happened (the French beating the Spaniards), then the DC title would be ours for the taking!!!! :D :banana:

**slap** oh, I'm sorry...was I dreaming out loud? :confused:

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 05:44 AM
Well i think if the spaniards actually win the DC.. it wouldn't be that bad y'know..i luv JC and Carlos :lol:

The thing is that, lets see:

Belarus - Usa: it'll be played in the US so i guess they'll choose a pretty slow hard court.. similar (if not the same) to the one that they've chosen for the QF. Of course USA'll win (i mean... belarus beated us just because they that this increadibly fast surface and we didn't have our top ten on the team :O)

Spain - France: I don't need to give any details about this, everyone knows what's gonna happen :lol:

Final:

Usa - Spain: It'd be played in Spain, on clay of course... oh man... usa's screwed up :lol: :lol:

Those are my predictions

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 05:59 AM
oh hell no! Andy will be one PIMPIN clay courter come end of the year!!

Carito_90
04-12-2004, 06:04 AM
oh hell no! Andy will be one PIMPIN clay courter come end of the year!!


I wished i hadn't got to say this but.... yeah right :rolleyes:

Dirk
04-12-2004, 06:11 AM
What did I do so badly here? Name for me the last time I said something bad about Andy here? I don't like him but I've never said anything derogatory about him. I was just interested if JC would be seeded 3 as he would be lined up to play either number 1 or 2 in Carlo.

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:22 AM
I wished i hadn't got to say this but.... yeah right :rolleyes:

You do know I was joking, right?

I can be quite a sarcastic guy.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 06:23 AM
:tape:

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:27 AM
:tape:

Want to expound on that, Deb? lol

*lost*

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 06:29 AM
nothin' :angel:

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:35 AM
You're playing hard to get...again.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 06:37 AM
who me???? nooooo :angel: Just read the last several posts I know you can figure it out :)

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:41 AM
oh i have.

But is your mouth being taped supposed to mean that you agree that I can be very sarcastic? like "no comment...(*nods frantically*)"

lol

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 06:47 AM
sorry Jace, wasn't directed at you. it was sarcastic in intent, though. ;)

But yes, I DO agree that you can be very sarcastic :)

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:50 AM
:)

Havok
04-12-2004, 06:51 AM
:tape: refers to Dirk. and once again Dirk, who CARES what seed FErrero is at Carlo, he can beat ANYONE!

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 06:52 AM
yup I figured it out this time lol

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:28 AM
Well Andy plays tomorrow night at 7, followed by Mardy. Enqvist has to play tomorrow too. it seems a little unfair that they all have to play Tuesday when there are several 1st round matches left to be played on Wednesday.

But tomorrow's schedule is nice b/c there's nothing I want to see before well into the afternoon so I can actually be good and go to a few more classes than I originally planned :angel:

Havok
04-13-2004, 02:41 AM
are you going to night matches as well bunk?:D

tangerine_dream
04-13-2004, 02:44 AM
I still hate bunkie!! :banana:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:51 AM
are you going to night matches as well bunk?:D

Yea I don't think I'm gonna get there til about 4. looking at the OP, there's nothing I want to see til about then. So it's good, I'll leave here right after my 1:00 class, I can't imagine it taking more than an hour and a half to get over there at that time of day, should be before rush hour, I HOPE!

but of COURSE I will go to the night matches! DUH!!! LOL

Tomorrow night better be like.... WAY WARMER than it is now!

Havok
04-13-2004, 02:53 AM
:rocker2: nice.

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:55 AM
I still hate bunkie!! :banana:

:nerner:

J. Corwin
04-13-2004, 03:45 AM
I'm pondering skipping a class now lol. But nah, there isn't even a live scoreboard to follow. :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
04-13-2004, 03:46 AM
LOL. I was going to say: this tournament isn't being telecast anywhere, either on tv or on the web, is it? :scratch:

tangerine_dream
04-13-2004, 03:48 AM
:nerner:

:hug:

J. Corwin
04-13-2004, 03:52 AM
LOL. I was going to say: this tournament isn't being telecast anywhere, either on tv or on the web, is it? :scratch:

Not that I know of. Although they will be showing it on TTC. Hurray!!!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 04:04 AM
Even TTC is only gonna have the QF-Finals.....

heya
04-13-2004, 07:41 AM
Next time, tournaments should at least try to cover the courts.
Make life easier for fans & players! *screaming to deaf ears :fiery: :lol:

heya
04-13-2004, 11:00 AM
Jim Rome radio show last year:
this weirdo called up and insulted him for losing to Sampras@u.s. open, saying that Andy's ass was kicked and that Andy gave an arrogant interview.
The weirdo had to face the facts when Andy won USO
without a bad foot injury... MUHAAA :rocker2:


LOL@this clown forum: http://www.thetennischannel.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=271&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

http://www.thetennischannel.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=348
http://www.thetennischannel.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=505

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:53 PM
Roddick wants third Houston crown
By Manuel Moreno Jr.
Galveston County Daily News

Published April 13, 2004

HOUSTON – Andy Roddick was right at home over the weekend, playing the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Sweden in Delray Beach, Fla., just a short 15-minute drive away from his own backyard in nearby Boca Raton.

But nothing changed when Roddick packed his bags and boarded one of Jim McIngvale’s private planes on Sunday evening for the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships being played this week at Westside Tennis Club, his home away from home.

“It’s always nice to be back in a familiar place,” he said following a 30-minute workout Monday at the Gallery Furniture Stadium Court.

The top-seeded Roddick, in fact, had only lost once on the Westside Tennis Club grounds prior to last year’s Tennis Masters Cup, winning the Clay Court Championships singles titles in both 2001 and 2002 before losing last year’s title match to Andre Agassi.

Roddick’s list of singles wins at Westside Tennis Club also includes the 2002 Davis Cup quarterfinals against Spain.

“Thanks for coming back again!” one tennis fan blared out as he was greeted by a crowd of 20-plus autograph seekers following the practice session.

“I’ve always had a lot of fan support here,” Roddick said, graciously signing autographs and taking photographs as he made his way back to the players’ clubroom. “It’s always been fun to play here.”

Roddick, the defending U.S. Open singles champion, was practicing on red clay for the first time this year, preparing for his first-round match today against Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark.

“I’ve been playing on hard courts all year,” Roddick said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to adjust. I’ll try to get another hit in (today).

“I just want to focus on improving and keep winning matches. I know more about the game now than I did when I won here two years ago.”

Just in the Clay Court Championships alone, Roddick — currently the No. 2-ranked male player in the world behind Switzerland’s Roger Federer — is an impressive 14-1.

This tournament season, Roddick is an ATP-best 28-5 and riding an eight-match win streak, one that includes his third career ATP Masters Series title in Miami.

His most recent two wins were in the Americans’ 4-1 Davis Cup victory over the Swedes, where he also broke his own record by hitting a serve 152 mph.

Roddick, last year’s No. 1-ranked male player, is seeking his 14th career tournament title. He will play Carlsen in their first meeting ever at 7 p.m.

“I’m optimistic,” Roddick said with a smile.

Carito_90
04-13-2004, 04:40 PM
“I’m optimistic,” Roddick said with a smile.

Oh come on, andy knows everyone sucks at that tournament and he's gonna kick everyone's ass!! HELL YAH! GO ANDY! :lol:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 06:48 PM
alright guys! I'm off to class then leaving right away for the tourney.. I guess when I return depends on how long Andy and Mardy take to win their matches :)

the weather is nice and sunny but still chilly - I hope it continues to warm up but I'm taking a sweatshirt just in case :)

And you all should go on AIM and check out my away message ;)

tangerine_dream
04-13-2004, 07:26 PM
Mardy's gonna dump out of the first round again, I can feel it ......

Havok
04-13-2004, 07:30 PM
lol, come on have some faith in the poor kid. come on MArdy, lets win your opener:retard:

andyroxmysox12191
04-13-2004, 08:20 PM
And you all should go on AIM and check out my away message ;)

:haha: LOVE IT DEB!!!!!! good luck to mardy! and i'm guessing andy is playing today? sorry i'm a little behind

MisterQ
04-13-2004, 08:33 PM
:lol:

Havok
04-13-2004, 09:32 PM
whats her away message, i never added deb on my AIM list, i got no clue how to work the damn thing i hate it:o

J. Corwin
04-13-2004, 10:11 PM
"Taking in a little Duck and Fish!"


^^^^
:)

star
04-13-2004, 10:18 PM
There is a restaurant in that vicinity called the Beef and Bird Rotissiere.

That's sort of Mardy and Andy. :)

tangerine_dream
04-13-2004, 10:21 PM
"Taking in a little Duck and Fish!"

Haha. Sounds like Frog and Toad. :)

Remember those creepy Frog and Toad books? "Frog and Toad are Friends". "Frog and Toad Together" .... "Duck and Fish are Friends" "Duck and Fish Together" :banana:

star
04-13-2004, 10:23 PM
The Duck and the Fish set out to sail in a pea green boat. :)

Bunkie should be there by now hearing the sounds of tennis balls and feet sliding on gorgeous red clay. :)

MisterQ
04-13-2004, 10:28 PM
At least Frog and Toad are from the same Class of vertebrates.

I hope he's not a fish-eating duck. Or a duck-eating fish.

star
04-13-2004, 10:30 PM
Unfortunately in metaphor and real life the duck is more likely to eat the fish. :)

MisterQ
04-13-2004, 10:34 PM
Unless the fish is a shark.

like Mardy, hehe

andyroxmysox12191
04-13-2004, 10:39 PM
:lol:

star
04-13-2004, 10:59 PM
Unless the fish is a shark.

like Mardy, hehe

Lol... the duck flies away before the shark can get there. :)

The world must have stopped spinning. Sam Reeves is up 5-1 on Villiams. 5-2 now.

J. Corwin
04-13-2004, 11:07 PM
Mardy = beef = fish

?

That is the question...

star
04-13-2004, 11:18 PM
Mardy is a hunky guy... beef cake... beef. So yes in this case Fish = Beef. :)

andyroxmysox12191
04-13-2004, 11:36 PM
mardy is DEFINITELY hunky :lick:

star
04-14-2004, 12:01 AM
I've decided that we are going to have to make Bunk call us on her cell phone with live score updates. :)

Havok
04-14-2004, 01:16 AM
and how are you gonna do that?:scared:

star
04-14-2004, 01:45 AM
I should have arranged it with her before she left.

But we can do it tomorrow. :)

I mean..... she doesn't have to call like every five minutes. But maybe after a set or something. That would be better than we have now.

andyroxmysox12191
04-14-2004, 01:49 AM
we don't really have anything do we?

Havok
04-14-2004, 01:51 AM
we have www.livescore.com/tennis.dll which is SLOW AS HELL. the houston website is for the garbage :bs: and thats that. She can call like at important points. like every 5 games or something, i dunno :Scratch: it's up to her and if she wants to be bothered in doing so

Neely
04-14-2004, 02:07 AM
I've decided that we are going to have to make Bunk call us on her cell phone with live score updates. :)

that's a good idea... or text messages should do it as well and are easier

MisterQ
04-14-2004, 02:14 AM
NEELY --- I have an extremely random question for you. Do you know any German Country and Western bands? playing either their own C&W tunes or covering C&W standards (preferably in German)?

My friend Wynn is doing a musicological paper which touches on this subject, lol! And he asked me if I knew of any... :)

Neely
04-14-2004, 02:19 AM
well there are probably not many... to be honest, I only know "Truck Stop", that's a German band, singing the majority of their songs in German... but their best time is already gone, they were much more famous in the 80s or early 90s... it's already long time ago since I saw them on TV the last time.

only thing I don't understand in your post is what the abbreviation C&W means :confused:

But I think their stuff is/was okay. They certainly knew how to entertain the people at concerts or other performances. (of course, that's only true for those who like that kind of music *g*)

MisterQ
04-14-2004, 02:23 AM
thanks for your help! :)

Neely
04-14-2004, 02:29 AM
thanks for your help! :)
I remember a song title that was "take it easy, altes Haus"
was definately one of the more well-known songs

and it was like that:

take it easy, altes Haus, mach dir nichts draus
und schlaf dich erst mal richtig aus, bleib zu Haus

*lalalalalala*

take it easy, altes Haus, wer morgens länger schläft,
hälts abends länger aus
fang deinen Tag doch später an
dann bleibst du länger dran

*lalalalal* *sing* :D

andyroxmysox12191
04-14-2004, 02:57 AM
just to let everyone know.....andy won his match 6-1, 7-5. :)
well i'm gonna head for bed cause i have nothing better to do so night everyone :wavey:

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 03:02 AM
Andy wins in straights. Next up: Kendrick

They will play on Thursday.

Carito_90
04-14-2004, 03:07 AM
Oh i luv Die Toten Hosen :lol: (the german band, right?)

Havok
04-14-2004, 03:08 AM
ack 7-5 in that 2nd set :scared: shoulda been a much easier win, but being as though it's his first clay court match of the year, not too shabby :D he'll beat Kendrick with ease imo.

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 03:11 AM
Should have been easier, but JC (and we know how good on clay he is) had a similarly *tough* second set too. So no need for worries.

star
04-14-2004, 03:11 AM
that's a good idea... or text messages should do it as well and are easier

That's a good idea if someone has text messaging. I don't.

Havok
04-14-2004, 03:14 AM
Jace, FErrero was playing a friend in the 1st round, so a tough set is a little more acceptible, but your argument is just:D

heya
04-14-2004, 03:31 AM
Andy 6 7

K. Carlsen 1 5
Andy can break serves! Next time, he can beat TheBoiledEgg's fave player Luis Horna!

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 03:34 AM
I "need" to turn on my text messaging. I've been too lazy to get around to doing it though.

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 03:51 AM
Andy wins in straights. Next up: Kendrick

They will play on Thursday.

:woohoo: Can't wait to watch the hours-delayed scores on livescore.com!

Carito_90
04-14-2004, 03:56 AM
Can't wait to watch the hours-delayed scores on livescore.com!

:haha:

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 04:06 AM
Whoa!! :eek: http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/eek2.gif Check out the new GREEN outfit he's sporting at Houston! I like it! :D If only because it's so shockingly different from anything he's worn before. :yeah:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040414/capt.txas10604140211.us_clay_courts_txas106.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040414/capt.txas10704140221.us_clay_court_txas107.jpg
Andy Roddick returns a serve to Kenneth Carlsen, of Denmark, during the U.S. Mens Clay Court Championships on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Westside Tennis Club in Houston. Roddick won 6-1, 7-5.


Roddick advances easily in Clay Court

HOUSTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick saved his best shot-making for last in a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark Tuesday night in a first-round match of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Tennis Championships.

Second-seeded Mardy Fish met Alex Bogomolov Jr. in a later match.

Roddick won his ninth straight match and ran his season total to 29-5 after breaking Carlsen in the 11th game of the second set. Trailing 30-15 in the game, Roddick ran from one side of the court to the other and hit a forehand winner down the line to even the score.

After a net error by Carlsen gave Roddick break point, the two-time Clay Court champion hit another forehand passing shot for the break. Carlsen managed only one point in the final game as Roddick served for the match and took it at the second match point on Carlsen's forehand error.

Roddick liked how he set up the crowd-pleasing winners.

"I wish it was that easy to say I'm going to hit a couple of shots but it doesn't work like that," Roddick said. "I made him play a couple of volleys and that was the key. He was serving pretty well in the second set.

"You have to look at what set up those shots. I got my returns down and made him hit so I had a look at them. Luckily for me, I was able to capitalize on them."

Roddick's final serve in last week's Davis Cup victory over Sweden was clocked at 152 mph. He wasn't as powerful against Carlsen but he was effective. Roddick won 73 percent of his first serve points and hit seven aces.

Roddick has a 15-1 record at Westside Tennis Club that includes titles two of the past three years. He lost in last year's finals to Andre Agassi, who is not defending his title.

Carlsen appeared on his way to an even quicker loss when he faced triple-break point in the first game of the second set, including a double fault to go down love-40. But two Roddick errors and an ace by Carlsen evened the game. Carlsen held with an ace and neither player lost serve again until the 11th game.

Neely
04-14-2004, 04:17 AM
That's a good idea if someone has text messaging. I don't.
wow, I don't know which mobile standards you have in the US, but I thought that SMS or picture messages from cell phones are spread all over the world... huh :eek:

star
04-14-2004, 04:27 AM
wow, I don't know which mobile standards you have in the US, but I thought that SMS or picture messages from cell phones are spread all over the world... huh :eek:

Of course people in the U.S. have text messaging, but it is an extra feature, and I don't have it.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:31 AM
Ok I did actually call someone from another Andy group during a few changeovers, so star, PM me with your cell and I'd be glad to do it again.

Andy looked very solid out there. Nothing outrageous (except for THREE DROP VOLLEY WINNERS ahem) but nothing bad. the first set took 19 minutes. The second set 7-5 sounds tough, but Andy never even faced deuce on his serve. Was never more than 30-30. He might've been down 0-30 at one point in the first set but no problems at all, ever. He was absolutely never in danger of getting broken lol. Carlsen has a nice game though, he dropshotted Andy a few times and Andy looked kinda uncomfortable moving on the clay.

There was one hilariously funny moment at 5-5 in the second after which Andy went on a spree where he won the last 8/9 points of the match. I'll talk about it in the writeup for RO.

So sorry star, but Thomas played horribly... I only saw his first set b/c it overlapped with Andy's match.

And Mardy.... just DISGUSTING. Alex played solidly but Mardy was just AWFUL.

Carito_90
04-14-2004, 04:31 AM
OH-MY-FUCKIN-GOD!!
That outfit it's just... just.. ART WORK! :worship:

OH MY GOOSSHHH HE LOOKS SO DAMN HOT !!
i think i'm gonna die.. someone catch me!

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:34 AM
OH THE OUTFIT!!!!!!!!

It looks horrible in person. Green and blue!?!!?!!?!?! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

star
04-14-2004, 04:34 AM
Now we know why he was wearing the ugly green hat. ;)

star
04-14-2004, 04:36 AM
They could have at least given him shorts that match in some small way the shirt.

Anyway, this should solidify Andy as the worst dressed player on the tour. ;)

Carito_90
04-14-2004, 04:36 AM
OH THE OUTFIT!!!!!!!!

It looks horrible in person. Green and blue!?!!?!!?!?! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh i guess andy doesn't know how to match colours... lol

But anyways! andy looks sooo cute :):)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:38 AM
teeehee

what I do not understand is that 2 hours before the match when he was warming up he was wearing GREEN shorts!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and we had another classic Andy ump moment :)

And..... the crowd in Houston LOVES HIM. I mean.. it was well over 3/4 full for his 1st round match! I'd say 2/3 of the people left after his match.

Oh and Brad sat right in front of us with his wife (very pretty) and two kids and Doug. I know people say he's a jerk, but he was VERY nice to everyone who came up to him for autographs and pictures. He also said hi/bye to people on the way out. Granted, his guy just played a good match and won easily, but still.

Neely
04-14-2004, 04:38 AM
thanks for the report, Bunk!

star
04-14-2004, 04:39 AM
And don't worry, Deb. I know Tompa is awful on clay. :)

Anyway, he's on the downward side of his career. Any win from him these days is just gravy. :)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:39 AM
You're welcome Neely :)

Oh, I also saw the Bryans, Taylor Dent (omg he needs to LOSE SOME WEIGHT!), and Tommy Haas practicing. Tommy is not as attractive in person as he is in pictures, but Enqvist is better-looking.

Robby is so ugly. but at least he removed the god-awful dreads!!

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 04:40 AM
Mardy's gonna dump out of the first round again, I can feel it ......

lol, come on have some faith in the poor kid. come on MArdy, lets win your opener

Bogie Jr. destroyed Mardy 6-3 6-1 :ras:

I feel ill. I hate it when my gut is right. :(

star
04-14-2004, 04:41 AM
teeehee

what I do not understand is that 2 hours before the match when he was warming up he was wearing GREEN shorts!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and we had another classic Andy ump moment :)

And..... the crowd in Houston LOVES HIM. I mean.. it was well over 3/4 full for his 1st round match! I'd say 2/3 of the people left after his match.

Oh and Brad sat right in front of us with his wife (very pretty) and two kids and Doug. I know people say he's a jerk, but he was VERY nice to everyone who came up to him for autographs and pictures. He also said hi/bye to people on the way out. Granted, his guy just played a good match and won easily, but still.

Ohmygod! Where were you sitting? Did you move down. And you have to tell all about the seats and the stadium and everything.

Brad loves attention. He's definitely a gregarious guy.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:43 AM
And don't worry, Deb. I know Tompa is awful on clay. :)

Anyway, he's on the downward side of his career. Any win from him these days is just gravy. :)

Well it was still too bad to see someone lose due to errors (like Mardy), as opposed to their opponent playing really well.

Btw I see Andy plays again tomorrow.... geez, making him play 2 matches by the time some other people even play their first? LOL

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 04:44 AM
Oh and we had another classic Andy ump moment ....... the crowd in Houston LOVES HIM. I mean.. it was well over 3/4 full for his 1st round match! I'd say 2/3 of the people left after his match..........Oh, I also saw the Bryans, Taylor Dent (omg he needs to LOSE SOME WEIGHT!) ............Robby is so ugly. but at least he removed the god-awful dreads!!

:haha: Poor Taylor and Robby. :hug:

Thanks for the report bunk! Can't wait to read them on RO. :D

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:48 AM
Oh and Andy shouldn't have trouble with Kendrick. The kid is good.. but well, he just shouldn't be a match for Andy. He's got a good drop shot though so Andy will have to be looking out for that.

Star, I sat in the real seat, they're great seats!!! And Brad was just a few rows down in the corner. Mardy's coach sat there too (and then JB came out to watch Mardy's second set, which he really shouldn't have) so maybe it's just a popular place since it's got quite a nice view.

I promise, I'll write more about the stadium and the atmosphere and stuff in my first writeup

Fedex
04-14-2004, 04:51 AM
Bunk, on clay ANYONE is a match for Andy. Andy just barely pulled out the 2nd set today against some nobody!!

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:53 AM
Fedex, go away. I was at the match. Andy did not "barely pull it out" - he wasn't even taken to deuce on his own serve once. If it'd gone to a tie-breaker, Andy would've had no trouble, he was holding easily and was pushing Carlsen on every one of his games. Please.

MisterQ
04-14-2004, 04:54 AM
OMG Check out this mp3!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Duck Hunt!!! (http://www.whistlingrecords.com/birds_and_training/duck_calling.mp3)

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 04:56 AM
Fedex has been trolling the Andy boards again lately. He/She/It has a massive crush on him and can't get enough AndyLove. :inlove: :drool: :hearts:

Fedex
04-14-2004, 05:00 AM
Fedex has been trolling the Andy boards again lately. He/She/It has a massive crush on him and can't get enough AndyLove. :inlove: :drool: :hearts:
Another pointless post, by another pointless, twat!!! :mad: :rolleyes:

Fedex
04-14-2004, 05:02 AM
Fedex, go away. I was at the match. Andy did not "barely pull it out" - he wasn't even taken to deuce on his own serve once. If it'd gone to a tie-breaker, Andy would've had no trouble, he was holding easily and was pushing Carlsen on every one of his games. Please.
But Kendrick is much better than Carlsen. He has a good serve, ground strokes, volleys, very well rounded game. And on clay that will really hurt Andy

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 05:06 AM
Another pointless post, by another pointless, twat!!! :mad: :rolleyes:

If you want pointless, look in the mirror.

You're out of your league here, Fedex. Run back home to momma and let the grown-ups have their discussions here without having to use the bug spray on you.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:11 AM
But Kendrick is much better than Carlsen. He has a good serve, ground strokes, volleys, very well rounded game. And on clay that will really hurt Andy

Well I thought Carlsen played pretty well actually, especially in the second set. He has a very good serve as well, and he was fine at the net. I don't remember Kendrick volleying too much today against de Chaunac, all I remember is that he hit a few drop shots. Kendrick was streaky. He'd play well then play really badly. That won't cut it against Andy. I'm not saying Robert has no chance. But I think it'd be tough for him.

Fedex
04-14-2004, 05:14 AM
If you want pointless, look in the mirror.

.
Indeed. And if you want an example of someone who has their head up their ass, just look in the mirror!! ;)

MisterQ
04-14-2004, 05:15 AM
Indeed. And if you want an example of someone who has their head up their ass, just look in the mirror!! ;)

That sounds anatomically challenging, unless the mirror is up there too.

MisterQ
04-14-2004, 05:16 AM
did anyone listen to my mp3 yet?! (scroll up a few posts)

Fedex
04-14-2004, 05:17 AM
Well I thought Carlsen played pretty well actually, especially in the second set. He has a very good serve as well, and he was fine at the net. I don't remember Kendrick volleying too much today against de Chaunac, all I remember is that he hit a few drop shots. Kendrick was streaky. He'd play well then play really badly. That won't cut it against Andy. I'm not saying Robert has no chance. But I think it'd be tough for him.
Perhaps Kendrick didnt come in often today, but i remember him Serving & Volleying alot against Andy at the Siebel Open. But this is clay afterall, therefore you must be more picky when to come to net.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:19 AM
Perhaps Kendrick didnt come in often today, but i remember him Serving & Volleying alot against Andy at the Siebel Open. But this is clay afterall, therefore you must be more picky when to come to net.

That reminds me.... Andy played great at net. I distinctly remember one half-volley drop winner, and a couple other really nice volley winners :) A couple of them were 2 right in a row, I was just :eek:

heya
04-14-2004, 05:40 AM
That reminds me.... Andy played great at net. I distinctly remember one half-volley drop winner, and a couple other really nice volley winners :) A couple of them were 2 right in a row, I was just :eek: Andy the 1-dimensional, brainless, brawny ace machine couldn't depend on many aces! This is uncharacteristic of him. :scared: :bolt:

star
04-14-2004, 05:40 AM
That sounds anatomically challenging, unless the mirror is up there too.

Q!!!!

You always cut to the heart of the matter!! :haha: :haha:

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 05:41 AM
Sounds like Andy played well.

Q, I listened to it!! It's...*speechless*

star
04-14-2004, 05:42 AM
did anyone listen to my mp3 yet?! (scroll up a few posts)

I'm listening now.

So far it has the quality of a 50's wildlife show.

star
04-14-2004, 05:44 AM
Oh Q!

Where do you find these things. :)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:46 AM
heya, Andy didn't have that many aces at all. I think the AP article tangy posted said 7? Yea that felt about right. I felt like his first serve % could probably have been a bit higher but without seeing the stat, it's so hard to know.

One thing that was sort of grr were a couple of really just plain lazy backhands he hit into the net. Then he goes and pulls off some awesome shot on the dead run and you wonder how he could've hit the lazy shots lol but anyway it was nothing crucial.

I would give Andy's performance a B (with the third set against Bjorkman the other day an A+ hehe). I do think he'll probably have to raise his game a bit against Kendrick, but as he gets used to the clay more and more and settles down after DC, hopefully the other things will come.

btw, something I thought was cool is that the lines on the court are made with white tiles. Is that how every clay court is done? It looks kinda neat :)

star
04-14-2004, 05:46 AM
Bunk, I am so glad to hear that the seats are really good. I thought it might be a little far away. I couldn't tell from the diagram. It didn't look very close. But I guess if some coaches are sitting close by, it can't be too shabby.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:48 AM
Well it's not that they're right on top of the court, but the only seats that ARE really close are the mega expensive boxes. I'd say those corner sections are about as close as any commoners could possibly get ;) Plus the corner view is a nice one anyway, unobstructed and you can see the whole length of the court without having to move your head side-to-side. The people that were sitting around me said they specifically picked that corner section (and the side you picked is extra nice b/c the sun sets behind it so you don't stare into the sun :cool: )

star
04-14-2004, 05:49 AM
heya, Andy didn't have that many aces at all. I think the AP article tangy posted said 7? Yea that felt about right. I felt like his first serve % could probably have been a bit higher but without seeing the stat, it's so hard to know.

One thing that was sort of grr were a couple of really just plain lazy backhands he hit into the net. Then he goes and pulls off some awesome shot on the dead run and you wonder how he could've hit the lazy shots lol but anyway it was nothing crucial.

I would give Andy's performance a B (with the third set against Bjorkman the other day an A+ hehe). I do think he'll probably have to raise his game a bit against Kendrick, but as he gets used to the clay more and more and settles down after DC, hopefully the other things will come.

btw, something I thought was cool is that the lines on the court are made with white tiles. Is that how every clay court is done? It looks kinda neat :)


Hey, if the kid wanted to coast during this match, it's ok with me. He obviously could turn it on when he wanted to from your description of his taking over and wining the last two games of the match very easily.

Andy would hardly be human if he didn't have a bit of a let down emotionally and physically after the last two great weekends of tennis.

And.......... Did you :hearts: the red clay? Isn't it beautiful?

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 05:51 AM
How horrible can the Houston website be?? It doesn't even have the Order of Play thing up (yet?).

The site looks a bit childish too.

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 05:52 AM
I wish I could attend a clay tournament one day. :) *daydreams*

star
04-14-2004, 05:52 AM
Well it's not that they're right on top of the court, but the only seats that ARE really close are the mega expensive boxes. I'd say those corner sections are about as close as any commoners could possibly get ;) Plus the corner view is a nice one anyway, unobstructed and you can see the whole length of the court without having to move your head side-to-side. The people that were sitting around me said they specifically picked that corner section (and the side you picked is extra nice b/c the sun sets behind it so you don't stare into the sun :cool: )

Yup. That was the corner I wanted because of the sun. :)

Originally they said there weren't any seats left there, but then there was one!!! :yippee:

And the corner view is nice. I like it.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:53 AM
he most DEFINITELY turned it on the last two games. It was 5-5 30-0 and Andy had a big tiff with the ump. well not a big one, more a hilariously amusing one... but it got him fired up and he won the next 8/9 points to finish the match, and the headline of the AP article about him saving his best shot-making for last was true. Though the volleys he hit at the beginning of the second set were real purdy, he had one great winner on the run that put the crowd into a ROAR that just gave him the momentum to finish it up. I'm still sort of :eek: at how full it was for his match. and how much it emptied before Mardy's.

star
04-14-2004, 05:54 AM
Houston is only an airline ticket away. ;)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:55 AM
yea the site IS horrible. But Jace the OP is up at the ATP site. everything I want to see is like all at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigcry: what to do what to do.

oh the clay, yes it is nice!! But it was windy today and on the side court you sit RIGHT at the court..... it blows right into your eyes LOL! But other than that it's nice b/c the color contrast makes it nice and easy to see the ball. And the tiles that make up the line make it very obvious when a ball is in or out. It skids like crazy.

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 05:56 AM
Houston is only an airline ticket away. ;)

Well Madagascar happens to be only an airline ticket away too. ;) Not to mention Zimbabwe and Mongolia. ;)

star
04-14-2004, 05:56 AM
Aren't those tiles pretty?

And I like the little machine they use to clean off the lines on the change overs.

star
04-14-2004, 05:57 AM
Well Madagascar happens to be only an airline ticket away too. ;) Not to mention Zimbabwe and Mongolia. ;)

Yeah. But no clay tournments there! ;)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:57 AM
one last thing before my head hits the desk and I fall asleep sitting up.

People are free to say what they will about Mack.... but he stood at the exit and said "goodnight, thanks so much for coming" to every single person as they walked out.

Oh and one last last thing

Wayne Bryan is the PA announcer. he's really funny. he interviewed Andy and was like "hey you can't lose here huh?" and Andy was like "Thanks for jinxing me Wayne" - you could tell they know each other well and it was funny :)

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 05:57 AM
Well...I may have to transfer flights for a couple of those. ;)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 05:58 AM
And I like the little machine they use to clean off the lines on the change overs.

Um..... you mean the brooms? :rolls:

star
04-14-2004, 05:59 AM
one last thing before my head hits the desk and I fall asleep sitting up.

People are free to say what they will about Mack.... but he stood at the exit and said "goodnight, thanks so much for coming" to every single person as they walked out.

Oh and one last last thing

Wayne Bryan is the PA announcer. he's really funny. he interviewed Andy and was like "hey you can't lose here huh?" and Andy was like "Thanks for jinxing me Wayne" - you could tell they know each other well and it was funny :)

Wayne does a lot of announcing at IW too. :)

Mack knows how to treat his customers. :)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 06:02 AM
Wayne seems like a really cool guy. I can see why his kids turned out the way they did. Saw them practicing, they look like they're just always having fun.

and yes, Mack does. And his players. In his on-court interview, Andy pretty much said the only reason he keeps coming back is because of Mack (he gave him, Mardy, and the twins private jets from Florida so that they could get in on Sunday).

Actually the food was a lot less expensive than I thought it would be. still overpriced, but not nearly as bad as I expected. I caved and paid for parking though. I was getting lost and just didn't feel like fighting and driving in circles and trying to figure it out lmao

heya
04-14-2004, 06:04 AM
This peacock isn't a kid, dammit! LMAO!!!!
Brad better call him a man! :haha: :lick: :kiss: :drool:

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 06:11 AM
Well it was still too bad to see someone lose due to errors (like Mardy), as opposed to their opponent playing really well.

Btw I see Andy plays again tomorrow.... geez, making him play 2 matches by the time some other people even play their first? LOL

Well he is scheduled AFTER the rest of the first round matches.;)

star
04-14-2004, 06:12 AM
Um..... you mean the brooms? :rolls:

They didn't have that little thingy they wheeled around the lines. NOT a broom... but i think there is a broom inside..

Yeah when the wind blows the clay can kick up. They had to water it the year I went there.

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 06:13 AM
So much for me saying that Andy plays on Thursday. lol
*too lazy to edit my previous post*

Nishy
04-14-2004, 07:53 AM
Hello Bunk,
Thank you for your report from Houston.

I think Andy is little tired after two big tournament win(NASDAQ and DC).
Do you think he seemed to be tired when you watched today?

But crowds in Houston loves Andy and he likes to play in this situation,
so I hope he is getting used to clay court and will be fine.

Havok
04-14-2004, 02:18 PM
I knew Andy was gonna wear green. After i saw that VEnus wore a green version of her outfit, I knew Andy was gonna be on the same track. It was the same thing last year as well, when both Andy and Venus moved onto clay, they sported orange outfits. I must admit though, this green is a bit too muted, it should be just a tad more vibrant:scared:
oh and let's just ignore Fedex and the complete garbage he posts here. poor dude is so bored over at the Federer forum. No forum is as busy as this one :banana:

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 02:33 PM
nope star they just had brooms :)

I'm surprised Andy's playing today too, Jace. But I don't think his match last night was particularly strenuous lol! He didn't seem tired physically, Nishy. he seemed tired mentally. And that's totally understandable. Even though I want nothing more than to see him hold up the trophy on Sunday... this tournament is not a big deal at all in the scheme of things so if it doesn't happen it doesn't happen.

Naldo, I'm not a fan of green at all, but it looked ok in person. It was the pairing with the blue shorts that left a lot to be desired :)

star
04-14-2004, 02:39 PM
Well that color of green PLUS the hat makes him look like he's part of some survivalist cult. :(

Venus's green is bright and nice.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 02:42 PM
yea, Venus's green is definitely better. Andy's green is brighter in person than in those pictures, most definitely. But not a real bright green by any means

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 03:57 PM
Naldo, I'm not a fan of green at all, but it looked ok in person. It was the pairing with the blue shorts that left a lot to be desired :)

But this is the what all the color-blind guys are wearing now! :bigcry:

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:05 PM
lol yes, tangy, that's true! Mardy's was even worse because it was a cream-colored shirt and white shorts. But he has SUPER COOL silver sneakers so I will forgive him.

I posted my full report at RO so read it :) Hope you all like it. Let me know what you think of andy's little tiff with the ump;)

star
04-14-2004, 04:20 PM
That site doesn't work with Netscape. It's all blank down below where the different sections are supposed to appear.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:23 PM
eww really? One of the things Proph used must be incompatible...but I can't change it, I have no clue what i'm doing lol we'll have to wait til she comes back. Can you not read it? I can post it here.

star
04-14-2004, 04:34 PM
It's so weird. I couldn't use netscape at home for the site, but here at work, it was just fine.

Great report, Deb!!

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 04:38 PM
hmmmmm weird!!!!

awww thanks:) I didn't even edit it so hopefully there aren't too many horrible mistakes :o

and mr BG checked in:
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4.14.2004 -

Andy arrived into Houston after an awesome Davis Cup performance against Sweden. If we can get by Belarus and Spain edges France; there will be a titanic battle for the Cup title in Spain.

Andy made a decent transition from the hard courts to the dirt. It’s always nice to come back to a place where you have played well. Andy is 15-1 here, his only loss coming to Andre in last year's final.

Andy plays Robert Kendrick tonight. I scouted Kendrick the other day, and he was serve and volleying, and coming into the net on almost everything. These two played a good match earlier in San Jose, so it should be interesting.

The kid does not get a day off, we thought that he would be playing Tuesday and Thursday, but the tournament had other thoughts. He loves it here so it’s all good!
------

I gotta say, the tournament scheduling is really weird. James Blake for example played his first round match on Monday and will play his 2nd round match on Thursday. Andy and Kendrick and a couple other guys played their first round on Tuesday and 2nd round on Wednesday.... that seems odd.

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 08:10 PM
Ok guys, I'm off for the day! Talk to ya later and cheer extra hard for Andy! :)

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 08:37 PM
I think Andy is little tired after two big tournament win(NASDAQ and DC).

Well actually, the DC wasn't a tournament win. It was winning a round basically. Winning the tie versus Sweden. It can be counted as a tournament win though if the U.S. wins the whole shebang (wins the Davis Cup, by making and winning the finals).

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 09:49 PM
Coming down from the high of winning the Davis Cup QFs to playing a clay court tournament that's becoming less and less a favorite every year IS exhausting. Here's what Andy said about it:

"Davis Cup is something I was looking forward to for a very long time," Roddick said. "It was emotional. To come down from that is tough. I wasn't feeling too good yesterday and today."

J. Corwin
04-14-2004, 10:09 PM
He needs to control his emotions better. ;)

star
04-14-2004, 10:41 PM
I think I will call Deb now. :)

Carito_90
04-14-2004, 10:50 PM
Tell us what she said when u finish talkin lol

star
04-15-2004, 12:00 AM
:lol: She called and left a message saying that she was calling to give updates, and that she would call back.

BUT SHE DIDN"T LEAVE ANY UPDATES!!!!!!!!!

:haha:

Havok
04-15-2004, 12:02 AM
:haha:

star
04-15-2004, 01:00 AM
Updates!!

Here's the update Haas won 6-4 in the second

Nico Lapentti lost.... score unknown

Melzer is up at set (most likely... last known score was 5-2)

Martin and Squillari are underway.... score unknown, but there is a lot of cheering so perhaps Martin is doing well.

J. Corwin
04-15-2004, 01:19 AM
thanks for the update!

Hopefully we'll get a couple good Andy updates too!

Havok
04-15-2004, 01:52 AM
:banana: *hopes Andy updates are right around the corner*

andyroxmysox12191
04-15-2004, 01:54 AM
hopefully *praying* :)

star
04-15-2004, 02:09 AM
:banana: *hopes Andy updates are right around the corner*

Deb called while I was between work and home with a message, but you already know that Andy won the first set easily.

More importatnly.

:worship: :worship: NALDO :worship: :worship:

Andy was wearing Green shorts with a white top (green trim I think) and a green hat. :)

Also I think Deb said that the shirt had a collar on it.

Carito_90
04-15-2004, 02:12 AM
GO ANDY!

Havok
04-15-2004, 02:13 AM
I know my shit:D