The "Kick-ass coach has been found" off season thread [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

The "Kick-ass coach has been found" off season thread

Pages : [1] 2 3

tennis lover
09-21-2008, 01:16 AM
Ok, I couldn't find another thread for this so I decided to start one, feel free to merge it or move it if you so wish Deb! ;) also, any help with a title will be greatly appreciated, I'm useless at that kind of thing! :sobbing:

Andy's schedule for the rest of the year is:
China Open, Beijing 22/09
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo 29/09
Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid, 12/10
Grand Prix de Tennis De Lyon, 20/10
BNP Paribas Masters, 26/10
then possibly Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai 09/11

Whether or not he plays all of these is anybody's guess but that's how he stands officially at the moment. :o

The Beijing draw is out http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/747/mds.pdf
[1] David FERRER (ESP)/bye
Nicolas DEVILDER (FRA) vs. Dudi SELA (ISR)
Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs. Hyung-Taik LEE (KOR)
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) vs. [6] Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

[4] Richard GASQUET (FRA)/bye
QUALIFIER vs. Yen-Hsun LU (TPE)
[WC] Peng SUN (CHN) vs. QUALIFIER
Ivan NAVARRO-PASTOR (ESP) vs. [7] Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER)

[8] Sam QUERREY (USA) vs. Jesse LEVINE (USA)
Bjorn PHAU (GER) vs. QUALIFIER
[WC] Yan BAI (CHN) vs. Go SOEDA (JPN)
[3] Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)/bye

[5/WC] Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs. Bobby REYNOLDS (USA)
Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP) vs. Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS)
QUALIFIER vs. Roko KARANUSIC (CRO)
[2] Andy RODDICK (USA)/bye

Deboogle!.
09-21-2008, 01:22 AM
Nowhere to move or merge it to, was time for the fall season thread anyway, so thanks :) I like the title :lol: At least for now :p

Who knows if Andy will even show up in beijing, and if he does who knows how hard he'll try (depends on how badly he wants to go to mardy's wedding :sobbing: ) I wish he wouldn't have entered here and just Tokyo (or waited and done Vienna or something before Madrid - oh wait that'd make too much sense :))...... so we'll see :o

tennis lover
09-21-2008, 01:40 AM
Who knows if Andy will even show up in beijing, and if he does who knows how hard he'll try (depends on how badly he wants to go to mardy's wedding :sobbing: )
well the fact that he has to play a live rubber tomorrow just gives him more of a reason to pull out of Beijing. :shrug: but we'll see I guess, it would be pretty poor if Sam turned up in Beijing and Andy didn't using DC as an excuse. :o
I wish he wouldn't have entered here and just Tokyo (or waited and done Vienna or something before Madrid - oh wait that'd make too much sense :))...... so we'll see :o
exactly, this is Mr. Roddick we're talking about!

Fumus
09-22-2008, 09:22 PM
The GREAT INDOORS!

Tytta!.
09-22-2008, 09:41 PM
The GREAT INDOORS!

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Great-Indoors-lyrics-John-Mayer/AB17E0292B661E0C48256BA00030DCE6

Winston's Human
09-22-2008, 09:44 PM
I thought Andy's off season ran from mid April to early June?

tennis lover
09-22-2008, 11:22 PM
I thought Andy's off season ran from mid April to early June?
Andy has many an off season! ;)

Raina
09-23-2008, 02:55 PM
:)

Deboogle!.
09-23-2008, 03:06 PM
Thanks! :)

Kate87
09-23-2008, 05:13 PM
already in beijing? :eek:

thanks Raina:smooch:

Kate87
09-23-2008, 05:32 PM
okay :haha: :haha: :haha: I'll try to calm down but :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
http://i2.sinaimg.cn/ty/t/p/2008-09-23/U2407P6T12D3969126F44DT20080923232650.jpg

Tytta!.
09-23-2008, 05:42 PM
oh my god what the fuck? :haha:

Kate87
09-23-2008, 05:59 PM
more pics:spit:

credit to Renée for finding them:smooch:

plus a few more from yahoo :p

GollyLou
09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
I love that hoodie and hate the hat. :lol:

WTF is Andy wearing :haha: :haha: :haha:

Kate87
09-23-2008, 06:25 PM
last one I think :p

Raina
09-23-2008, 06:35 PM
poor andy poor andy! acutally he did not want to wear that clothes and he did negotiate with the people of organizer before he stepped into the dinning room!::sobbing::haha:

tangerine_dream
09-23-2008, 06:44 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=183371&d=1222190711
^^ I like that photo. :D Here's more pics.

Deboogle!.
09-23-2008, 06:57 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: x257,000

Raina
09-23-2008, 07:00 PM
I like that one too tangy! :D

I just talked with one of the fans on the pic on msn and she went to the official welcome dinner and andy made joke on everyone and seemed that he was in a good mood! :dance:

Here are some of the pics taken by her, I like the last one! :)

Deboogle!.
09-23-2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks Raina, that's good to hear:D

I still haven't caught my breath, though :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: x257

tangerine_dream
09-23-2008, 07:30 PM
I just talked with one of the fans on the pic on msn and she went to the official welcome dinner and andy made joke on everyone and seemed that he was in a good mood! :dance:


Good thing Novak wasn't there. :devil: ;)

Thanks for the pictures, they are very good. I like the one of Andy laughing his head off. That's some good wine they're having, eh? :drink:

Winston's Human
09-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Good thing Novak wasn't there. :devil: ;)

Thanks for the pictures, they are very good. I like the one of Andy laughing his head off. That's some good wine they're having, eh? :drink:


Fortunately, it looks like the only Serbs were Jelena and Ana -- both of whom seem to have a sense of humor.

Fumus
09-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Good thing Novak wasn't there. :devil: ;)

Thanks for the pictures, they are very good. I like the one of Andy laughing his head off. That's some good wine they're having, eh? :drink:

Heeeelllarrous pictures. Good to see Andy and Daveed are still friends too...;)

blosson
09-23-2008, 10:19 PM
OMG Kung Fu Andy !

Tytta!.
09-23-2008, 10:29 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA :haha: :rolls: :sobbing:

Nishy
09-23-2008, 11:33 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::h aha::haha:
Am I the only one they look like Star Wars Jedi esp. Gasquet?

tennis lover
09-24-2008, 12:27 AM
:haha: Oh my God, he looks so funny! :lol: the things they have to do huh?! :lol:

partygirl
09-24-2008, 01:34 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=183371&d=1222190711
^^ I like that photo. That is the Hotness with his big ears & little fingers.:)matches his hair & eyes though.:p

snaillyyy
09-24-2008, 02:12 AM
Oh my god :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: these made my day :haha: :haha: :haha: Nice to see him looking happy though:D

merce
09-24-2008, 02:40 AM
haha, those pics are great
ferrer looks very cute there, who knew?!

Raina
09-24-2008, 02:42 AM
Heeeelllarrous pictures. Good to see Andy and Daveed are still friends too...;)

They talked with each other on the stage the whole night, and there was a part that the host asked if any volunteer wanted to play the Chinese drum, Andy raised Sam's hand and yelled "David wanna play!"! http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/devil.gif

simona21
09-24-2008, 12:24 PM
They talked with each other on the stage the whole night, and there was a part that the host asked if any volunteer wanted to play the Chinese drum, Andy raised Sam's hand and yelled "David wanna play!"! http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/devil.gif

And people still question why we love Andy:worship::worship:...emmmmm....

Raina
09-24-2008, 03:22 PM
They talked with each other on the stage the whole night, and there was a part that the host asked if any volunteer wanted to play the Chinese drum, Andy raised Sam's hand and yelled "David wanna play!"! http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/devil.gif

Correction: Andy raised Gasquet's hand, not Sam! :p

Raina
09-24-2008, 03:43 PM
some more pics -
http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=10882&bagId=251728

simona21
09-24-2008, 04:11 PM
thanks Raina.....great pics....Andy looks in a good mood....

Deboogle!.
09-24-2008, 05:43 PM
video :lol:
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-24/133716102.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 05:39 AM
Beijing Stream :D http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/2008-09-22/135216044.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 04:39 PM
He always has before.... whether he'll throw in a tank job to make it back here for Mardy's wedding, we will have to wait and see.

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 04:44 PM
more :)

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 04:50 PM
:zzz:

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 04:57 PM
Thanks to renee for finding lots of these pics :angel: from practices, signings, etc.

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 05:22 PM
:p

Roddick cuts down Evans to reach quarterfinals in China
BEIJING (AP) — Andy Roddick overcame a Davis Cup loss and jet lag to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open, while David Ferrer wasn't as fortunate.

Despite falling behind early, the second-seeded Roddick defeated fellow American Brendan Evans 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.

Top-seeded Ferrer was never in the second-round match, falling 6-3, 6-3 to Dudi Sela of Israel, who is No. 92 in the rankings — 87 spots behind the Spaniard.

Roddick and Ferrer had byes in the first round and extra days off following Spain's emotional Davis Cup semifinal victory over the United States last weekend in Madrid. Ferrer defeated Roddick in the five sets.

"From 4-2 down in the first set I started feeling a little better," Roddick said. "It's a little tough going from clay last weekend in Spain to dealing with the jet lag and what not."

American Sam Querrey, who also played in the Davis Cup, lost to Bjorn Phau 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Defending champion Fernando Gonzalez rallied for a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 win over Go Soeda, and fourth-seeded Richard Gasquet defeated Lu Yen-hsun 7-5, 6-1.

In women's play, second-seeded Ana Ivanovic defeated Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (1) to reach the quarterfinals. Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alla Kudryavtseva.

Defending champion Agnes Szavay lost to Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-2.

The China Open is a combined ATP and WTA event because of a hiatus during the Beijing Olympics.

Roddick, who was mentored by Andre Agassi, gave the younger Evans a few tips.

"I told him I thought he took his foot off the accelerator a little bit when he was up in the match," Roddick said. "And maybe he stopped being as aggressive as he was to get in the lead, and that allowed me to get a rhythm."

Roddick acknowledged the outdoor hard court in Beijing suits him better than the red clay in Spain.

"I'm able to do some more stuff on a quicker court, a hard court," he said. "Clay limits my game a little bit more."

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 05:30 PM
Roddick says US tennis in good health

1 hour ago

BEIJING (AFP) — Andy Roddick, the top remaining seed in the men's draw at the China Open, said Thursday that the game in the United States is in good health despite no Grand Slam titles in five years.

Roddick, who won his second round match in Beijing against compatriot Brendan Evans 6-4, 6-3, was the last US player to win a major -- the US Open in 2003.

Defending champions the United States were beaten in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by Spain over the weekend, with Roddick part of the losing team.

But the former world number one remained upbeat about the strength of the game in his home nation.

"I think the biggest thing as far as negative connotations surrounding US tennis is the players we have had before," Roddick said.

"If you compare us with other countries we're very, very strong," he added, saying the US has three players in the top 25 and two in the top ten.

Roddick is currently ranked eighth and James Blake ranked 10, with Mardy Fish 23rd on the list.

He also pointed out the 2007 Davis Cup win and the fact that in the Bryan brothers, the US had the the top-ranked men's doubles team.

Roddick said the game is "doing OK and we have a couple of young guys who are exciting," noting Sam Querrey, also part of the losing team against Spain.

"I think it's going in as good a direction as it has for the past four or five years," he added.

And he said the women's game was strong, with the Williams sisters continuing to win Grand Slams.

Roddick said he felt a responsibility towards younger players coming through, adding: "Andre (Agassi) was great with me when I was coming up."

Kate87
09-25-2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks Deb:smooch:

more pics from that site that Raina mentioned yesterday(though I'm lazy and won't post the pics only the links:p)

press conference pics here (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=252465)
signing session pics here (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=252467) (KERJ)
match pics here (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=10882&bagId=252262) :D
pics from some Rolex thing here (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=10882&bagId=252346) :p (btw where is your watch Andy?:o)

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 06:41 PM
just a few more :p

little video
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-25/164516163.shtml
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-25/172916165.shtml
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-25/165316164.shtml

tangerine_dream
09-25-2008, 06:46 PM
Thanks for all the photos and videos. That's a bad scoreline playing someone like Evans but at least he won. David Ferrer was not able to recover from his jetlag/DC matches and lost to Sela so I guess it's all good.

What does Andy need to do now to stay in the hunt for Shanghai? What happens if the Del Pony Express turns into Indoor God and starts winning everything? :scared:

Related note: how the heck did Stan sneak into the top ten? :scratch:

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 06:51 PM
Stan's been in and out of the top 10 since like May :lol:

Follow the race here http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=118946

tangerine_dream
09-25-2008, 06:55 PM
:lol: Yeah I know but it's like a delayed reaction with me. Maybe I should have said "How the heck did Stan manage to stay in the top ten this long?" :scratch: He's almost like another Davydenko.

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 07:03 PM
That would be a dumbass thing to do...One might say that playing Beijing and Tokyo when one of his good friends is getting married is a dumbass thing to do :p On the one hand, he needs the points and he needs to make the final to pick up anything meaningful. On the other hand, it's a good friend's wedding and it'd be unfortunate for him to miss it.

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 08:14 PM
few highlights in the ATP video http://www.atptennis.com/en/multimedia/default_video.asp you can see his nice set point and match point and a very short interview :p

and for the Chinese-speakers here is Andy's press conference :lol: http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/news/2008-09-25/1942518.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 11:31 PM
:lol: I think the wedding was planned long before Andy committed to the Beijing tournament :o

tennis lover
09-25-2008, 11:50 PM
well Andy certainly seemed to come out on top of all of the DC players. :) nice to see a win, even if it might not have been the best. :yeah:

Thanks for all the photos, much appreciated as usual. :hug:

Deboogle!.
09-25-2008, 11:54 PM
:lol: indeed. the world should have stopped on sunday for these nuptials. especially to ensure that andy can attend. shame on asia for scheduling events then ;)

tennis lover
09-25-2008, 11:57 PM
aww, doug looks so lonely in the crowd on his own in that video. :awww: :hug:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 12:00 AM
doesn't he? :sobbing:

tennis lover
09-26-2008, 12:08 AM
I almost shed a tear. :crying2: Andy, if not for the sake of your tennis, at least find a coach so Doug has someone to talk to! ;)

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 12:09 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 12:57 AM
Shame on ASIA???????? :spit:

WTF? Ain't that a little broad a statement?:secret: I was including tokyo, where andy is scheduled to play next week. james, who is in mardy's wedding, has already pulled out of tokyo ;) :secret:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 01:09 AM
I think everyone who posts/reads here at all regularly will know I am just kidding and really know that it's Andy I think is the idiot, not Asia or any Asians ;)

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 01:11 AM
I think everyone who posts/reads here at all regularly will know I am just kidding and really know that it's Andy I think is the idiot, not Asia or any Asians ;)

http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Content/chairtalk.gif

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 01:13 AM
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Content/hy_running_mouse_icon.gif

Kate87
09-26-2008, 01:13 AM
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/HYY/Downloads/AnimIcons/hyy_animicon_43.gif

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 01:15 AM
http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/banana/13.gif

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 01:17 AM
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Content/lookers.gif

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 01:18 AM
WE SAY http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/banana/35.gif to Andy :D

And, of course, this is what we're going to do to him: http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/banana/36.gif

Kate87
09-26-2008, 01:19 AM
WE SAY http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/banana/35.gif to Andy :D

And, of course, this is what we're going to do to him: http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/banana/36.gif

:haha:

but yes b/c he is such a http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Content/crazy_hoops_icon.gif

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 02:43 AM
Kate, my avatar is me and you, you and me ;) :haha:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 02:44 AM
:worship: :worship: :bowdown: :bowdown: :worship:

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 02:45 AM
We just need to decide who is who ;)

renee_chin
09-26-2008, 10:25 AM
Re, your avatar :sobbing:

snaillyyy
09-26-2008, 01:07 PM
:wavey::haha: :haha: :haha: I see you have all been busy.

Tytta!.
09-26-2008, 03:19 PM
Re, your avatar :sobbing:

How do you like it? :D

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Somehow Andy managed to win today. According to the stats they showed he had 8 winners to Ferrero's 21. I won't say anything else about that (except that it could be wrong b/c some other stats didn't match those on the ATP SB, but watching the last 2 games alone it was quite clear :tape: ).

Oh and Gasquet, Gonzo, and Robredo all lost their QFs.

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 04:50 PM
pics :)

Winston's Human
09-26-2008, 04:59 PM
I think Andy out-aceing Juanqui 23-1 helped.

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 05:00 PM
:)

tangerine_dream
09-26-2008, 05:01 PM
Keep winning Andy, that's all that matters in the end. :clap2:

*edit*

Adding some leftover pics. :)

DartMarcus
09-26-2008, 05:12 PM
And now Andy joins great company of Sela, Phau and Schuettler in semifinals. :haha:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 05:14 PM
I think Andy out-aceing Juanqui 23-1 helped.Yeah, but that's expected... his play off the ground, though, was horrific at least at the end of the match.


I think this is of Andy (won't load for me :lol: ):
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-26/223716209.shtml
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-26/213116208.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 05:23 PM
:yawn:

Nishy
09-26-2008, 05:36 PM
Andy please change to new hat or wash it.:sobbing:

Raina
09-26-2008, 05:57 PM
“That racket didn’t want to be here any more, so I let it out … I was pretty upset and pretty fed up with the way I was playing,” Roddick told reporters. :(:(:(

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 05:59 PM
Andy really needs a new broken racquet joke :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
09-26-2008, 06:13 PM
Andy, at least you won...

Keep it up. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 06:24 PM
video interview
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/004316213.shtml

video of his aces :lol:
http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/003216212.shtml

tangerine_dream
09-26-2008, 07:03 PM
And now Andy joins great company of Sela, Phau and Schuettler in semifinals. :haha:
The sad thing is that Andy is still not a shoe-in to win this title and could lose to any of these guys on any given day.

Look, some bird shit on his hat.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=183947&d=1222444913

Deboogle!.
09-26-2008, 07:04 PM
omg :haha: the little interview at the end :haha:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/multimedia/default_video.asp

Kate87
09-26-2008, 08:09 PM
26? wtf :haha:

Re!I LOVE IT!YOU CAN BE THE PINK ONE!(aka hoops or do you want to be yoyo?:spit:)

tennis lover
09-27-2008, 02:00 AM
:yeah: a win is a win. :) please win this title Andy and make missing Mardy's wedding worth it. :ras:

omg indeed, that interview! :sobbing:

Tytta!.
09-27-2008, 02:04 AM
26? wtf :haha:

Re!I LOVE IT!YOU CAN BE THE PINK ONE!(aka hoops or do you want to be yoyo?:spit:)

Hi yoyo :D

snaillyyy
09-27-2008, 02:33 AM
Andy you dork :haha:

I am thinking this is Re/Kate

Kate87
09-27-2008, 02:56 AM
Hi Hoops!http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Content/yoyo_talky.gif

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:03 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Stensland
09-27-2008, 12:56 PM
is the white stuff andy has on his cap sweat from the days before? :confused:

looks pretty weird. he's had those white spots yesterday as well. did he just bring one cap to beijing?

Kate87
09-27-2008, 01:58 PM
62 67( :retard: ) 61

:bigwave: wedding

partygirl
09-27-2008, 02:37 PM
:spit:http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/gen003.gif

is the white stuff andy has on his cap sweat from the days before? :confused:
It's probably his brain, leaking.

Tytta!.
09-27-2008, 02:57 PM
It's probably his brain, leaking.

What brain? :confused:

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 02:58 PM
:haha: :scratch:

I love Dudi, but Andy, let's win this one and at least make it worth missing the wedding. Thanks.

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:16 PM
short interview: http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/220216249.shtml

I believe this article says that Ken gave a Chinese tennis organization $25,000 on behalf of Andy/his charity http://sports.sina.com.cn/t/2008-09-27/14433976391.shtml What a KERJ :o

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:18 PM
:zzz:

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:21 PM
:yawn:

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:24 PM
:silly:

Deboogle!.
09-27-2008, 03:32 PM
:crazy:

video of great point from the match http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/214916247.shtml
tossing his racquet after losing the 2nd :o http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/215416248.shtml
highlights: http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-27/222516252.shtml

the Tokyo draw is out - Andy's is pretty tough http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=131987

tangerine_dream
09-28-2008, 01:21 AM
Does anyone know if there will be a live stream available anywhere?

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 01:26 AM
There's been one all week on the tourney site http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/2008/webcast.html

tennis lover
09-28-2008, 01:50 AM
anything less than a win tomorrow is unacceptable! :armed:

tangerine_dream
09-28-2008, 01:58 AM
Thanks for the link, Deb.

anything less than a win tomorrow is unacceptable! :armed:
I agree. He's missing Mardy's wedding because of this tournament so he'd better make it worth his time and win the title.

*edit*

Yay, he won! Adding photos. :)

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 02:10 AM
I mean, he hasn't been playing well from what I've seen, but he can't lose to dudi :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 10:27 AM
Well he almost did :haha: should've won in straights but :retard: Kinda funny he won a title playing so badly :sobbing:

I think it's clear though, he should only be allowed to play tourneys after flying thousands of miles with horrible jetlag. :yeah:

snaillyyy
09-28-2008, 10:45 AM
:bigclap: At least he did it :lol: I agree Deb, jetlag must be a future requirement :sobbing:

Don't look so happy Andy :lol:

Raina
09-28-2008, 10:50 AM
jetlag + debut appearance + coachless! :lol::banana:

Jade Fox
09-28-2008, 12:32 PM
Well he almost did :haha: should've won in straights but :retard: Kinda funny he won a title playing so badly :sobbing:

I think it's clear though, he should only be allowed to play tourneys after flying thousands of miles with horrible jetlag. :yeah:

jetlag + debut appearance + coachless! :lol::banana:

You guys might actually be on to something. Didn't he do the same thing with Dubai?:lol:

I didn't realize Sela was so short. His ears are oddly cute. :hearts:

Edit: Jetlag + debut appearance + coachless + Juan Carlos Ferrero = Andy wins!

Kate87
09-28-2008, 12:38 PM
jetlag + debut appearance + coachless! :lol::banana:

You guys might actually be on to something. Didn't he do the same thing with Dubai?:lol:
he did ;)

I hope he somehow manages to go to LA now and goes to Tokyo jetlagged:smoke:

gonna post pics but this one deserves to be alone here:rolls:

blosson
09-28-2008, 12:41 PM
Sela actually looks like that yellow toy he's holding.

Kate87
09-28-2008, 12:48 PM
pics:p

Kate87
09-28-2008, 12:50 PM
more :)

Kate87
09-28-2008, 12:52 PM
and more;)

Kate87
09-28-2008, 12:55 PM
:zzz:

Kate87
09-28-2008, 01:00 PM
:zzz:

Marion29520
09-28-2008, 01:00 PM
rowww Andy
congrats!
thanks for the pics

Kate87
09-28-2008, 01:03 PM
pics with the trophy:p

Kate87
09-28-2008, 01:12 PM
so many pics:sobbing:

more pics from the match HERE (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=253416)
from the trophy presentation HERE (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=253450)
from his interview HERE (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=253479)
and from something other HERE (http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=253495)

Tytta!.
09-28-2008, 02:20 PM
So many pics :haha: Thanks everyone :dance:

elodieee
09-28-2008, 02:42 PM
thank!!!any video from this interview please?
http://www.osports.cn/bag.do?cateId=&bagId=253479

Nishy
09-28-2008, 03:32 PM
Congrats Andy!:)

Kate87
09-28-2008, 04:11 PM
:p

PinkFeatherBoa
09-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Andy won a title. :yeah:

Thanks for all the pics everyone, they certainly take a lot of pictures at this tournament!

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:09 PM
pretty sure these were not posted yet :lol:

video: http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/news/2008-09-28/1811581.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:23 PM
and more :lol:

http://sports.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-28/182016297.shtml
trophy ceremony (if the first link in the previous post doesn't work) http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2008-09-28/182516298.shtml

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:30 PM
:yawn:

more coming too :sobbing: :haha:

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:34 PM
:crazy:

Fee
09-28-2008, 06:37 PM
anymore pics?



Yay Andy. Sorry I haven't been around much, busy with work and stuff, and the time difference didn't help, but hey he wins when I don't pay attention, so...

snaillyyy
09-28-2008, 06:37 PM
The picture of him chewing his nails, makes me think "Cheetos taste better"

*back to attempted nap*

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:39 PM
:)

Deboogle!.
09-28-2008, 06:47 PM
okay last post :haha: :haha:

knight_ley
09-28-2008, 08:32 PM
:woohoo:

tangerine_dream
09-28-2008, 09:24 PM
Woohoo, look at all the pictures of Andy the WINNAH! :bigclap: That's always nice to see, who cares if he didn't play so well and lost every TB this week? He's coachless! And he won in the end, that's all that matters. Missing Mardy's wedding wasn't for naught.

Well he almost did :haha: should've won in straights but :retard: Kinda funny he won a title playing so badly :sobbing:
Yeah, he's lost plenty of titles playing just as bad. It's great that he could manage to win here with the jetlag and all. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.

Raina, you are absolutely right. Jetlag+debut appearance+coachless=title win for Andy. Too funny. :haha:

*edit*

Still more photos. :D

knight_ley
09-29-2008, 12:58 AM
Raina, you are absolutely right. Jetlag+debut appearance+coachless=title win for Andy. Too funny. :haha:

SO it just took us this long to realize what he needed... :lol:

tennis lover
09-29-2008, 02:30 PM
:yeah: not too sure about the scoreline but obviously Andy can't make things easy EVER but yay for the win! :banana: He actually won when he was supposed to. :eek:

Deboogle!.
09-30-2008, 04:19 PM
Andy plays Ivo Minar in the 2nd round in Tokyo ..... they're the 5th match following a local time 10am start..... andy will just love waiting around all day:lol:

kaylee
09-30-2008, 04:54 PM
I am glad Andy is playing but to be honest I hate these time differences - I can't wait for the next TMS - may he win in Japan too though!

Deboogle!.
09-30-2008, 05:27 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Kate87
09-30-2008, 06:16 PM
:spit:

Raina
09-30-2008, 06:29 PM
:haha: x 257
I am afraid that he will never come to Asia again! :sobbing:

blosson
09-30-2008, 09:12 PM
:haha: x 257
I am afraid that he will never come to Asia again! :sobbing:

Well, at the moment he's winning titles in Asia so...

But he doesn't seem to be enjoying the drumming.

snaillyyy
10-01-2008, 01:15 AM
:haha: :haha: but yet again, jeans with NO holes:p

Fee
10-01-2008, 03:29 AM
Dear Andy,
I am busy this week and the time difference sucks for me so I won't be paying much attention to the tournament in Japan (nudge nudge wink wink).

Your BFF, (Best Fee Forever)
Fee xoxo

snaillyyy
10-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Scoreboard says over 30 aces :sobbing: and it still takes him 3 tb to win :lol: Then again he won 2 TB so that is a good thing. ;)Have good day all:wavey:

tsurupettan
10-01-2008, 02:20 PM
De-lurking, but yeah. Glad he won, but I hope he can find a better rhythm for future matches. I'm almost glad I couldn't find a live stream of the match, watching the live scoring was almost painful enough.

*Raine
10-01-2008, 02:21 PM
I am glad Andy is playing but to be honest I hate these time differences - I can't wait for the next TMS - may he win in Japan too though!

I love the time difference because I also live in Asia :D. If only the games in these Asian tournaments from the first round are televised here :o. Last week they only showed the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open :ras:.

Even though I had difficulty during the US Open because of the 12 hour difference here, I tried to watch every game I could. I only slept about 1 to 3 hours a day for two weeks. :lol:

Tytta!.
10-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Wow Andy :haha:

Kate87
10-01-2008, 03:42 PM
he had 7 setpoints in the first set TB:haha:

Deboogle!.
10-01-2008, 03:51 PM
holy shit :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:

Deboogle!.
10-01-2008, 04:04 PM
he plays Melzer next round :haha: like, seriously, the first good player he plays who can take advantage of the shit he's throwing out is gonna beat him pretty easily. If it's not Melzer (Andy owns him but he's playing good tennis right now), it'll be Tsonga without a doubt.

video: http://www.atptennis.com/en/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=787

edit: he says he's tired :lol: that's what you get for making your schedule this way :lol: and playing passive tennis that forces you to run around for almost 3 hours, and forces you to play all the three setters last week doesn't help, why can't you fucking learn that:lol::

Roddick, coming off a win in the China Open on Sunday, said he was tired after last week’s tournament.

“I feel like I played OK,” the American said. “I’m tired coming off last week, I’ve played a lot of tennis. He played well and I’m just happy to be through and play again.”

Roddick, who also had a first-round bye, will face Jurgen Melzer (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/289/;_ylt=Aol_HfUOopS1oGfXzVYolgkgv7YF) of Austria in the third round. Melzer beat Simon Stadler (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3998/;_ylt=Aiis34VDr4O.oaXzu9QX5kYgv7YF) of Germany 6-2, 6-3.

Roddick trailed 4-1 in the second set but fought back to take a 6-5 lead only to be broken in the final game by Minar, who then won the second tiebreaker.

“You always expect a tough match but not necessarily three tiebreakers and 2 hours and 45 minutes,” Roddick said. “I was facing new conditions, I was run down from last week and I had a long flight from Spain the week before.”

In the third set, Roddick was given a code violation for an audible obscenity.

“We didn’t see eye-to-eye on a couple of things,” Roddick said. “I probably should have got a warning earlier in the match but I didn’t feel I deserved it when I did get it. At that point, I’m not prone to logical thinking all the time.”

Roddick won the third tiebreaker with an ace, one of 37 in the match for the American.

tennis lover
10-01-2008, 05:27 PM
37 aces?! :eek: I can just imagine all the "he's all serve" comments in GM. :sobbing: At least he won though. *sigh* Sleep well and do better next time Andy! ;) :hug:

:rolls: at the photos, Andy and Richard seem to be having so much fun! :o

tangerine_dream
10-01-2008, 06:11 PM
37 aces but he needs 3 TBs to beat Minar? Okay, whatever. Hope he can play better, and soon.

I can just imagine all the "he's all serve" comments in GM
Well it works like this: he's either all serve or, everybody has his one-dimensional serve figured out. They can't have it both ways, although GM tries. :lol:

*edit*

Adding more photos from the Berdych match here.

kaylee
10-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Heehee like the "biting nails" pic sigh I see Brooklyn hasn't managed to quell that nasty habit. I tend to agree that is one hell of a schedule oh well Andrew you will pay!!!!!

RGK
10-02-2008, 12:23 AM
He will lose to Tsonga in QF anyway. but for now, well done.
37 aces amazing!

tsurupettan
10-02-2008, 11:44 AM
Hmm. I probably should view this as a break for Andy, but I dunno. :shrug: Hopefully he'll take this and make the most of it. Anyway, he's got Troicki up next since Tsonga ended up retiring during their match.

Winston's Human
10-02-2008, 12:00 PM
Perhaps, Andy can redeeem his Washington collapse?

kaylee
10-02-2008, 03:43 PM
I hope so the Gods seem to be favouring him - possibly IF he reaches the final he may have to face Ferrer or did David lose already? I can't keep up with the time difference.

Tytta!.
10-02-2008, 03:45 PM
I hope so the Gods seem to be favouring him - possibly IF he reaches the final he may have to face Ferrer or did David lose already? I can't keep up with the time difference.

D. Ferrer. def. T. Suzuki 46 63 62

tangerine_dream
10-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Andy to get his revenge over Troicki. :dance:

*edit*

The last of the photos from the Berdych match.

Deboogle!.
10-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Andy to get his revenge over Troicki. :dance:
he freaking better.

Deboogle!.
10-02-2008, 05:25 PM
few more

Winston's Human
10-02-2008, 06:06 PM
I hope so the Gods seem to be favouring him - possibly IF he reaches the final he may have to face Ferrer or did David lose already? I can't keep up with the time difference.

Ferrer has a tough hurdle facing Del Potro in the QFs.

kaylee
10-02-2008, 06:45 PM
Thanks as I said I am having trouble keeping up with this tourny - Metz is much easier!

Deboogle!.
10-02-2008, 06:47 PM
All the info you need is at the ATP site :shrug:

kaylee
10-02-2008, 06:55 PM
I know that but by the time I get to it the matches are over and then I get too busy.

blosson
10-02-2008, 09:19 PM
I'm so out of the loop too. I hear he won today and landed in the quarters. He's doing all right then.

I just checked the Tokyo tournament website... wow, can't find anything!

PinkFeatherBoa
10-02-2008, 09:23 PM
Been too lazy/busy to follow the recent tournaments properly, glad to read Andy made the quarters...hope he can keep it up.

Good luck tomorrow against Viktor.

tsurupettan
10-03-2008, 08:51 AM
Nice to see Andy through to the SFs. Hopefully he can make it to the finals as well, which he has a pretty decent shot at against either Berdych or Gonzo -- at least it's not Del Potro. That certainly helps. :p

RGK
10-03-2008, 11:58 AM
Andy on fire. played really well today.

snaillyyy
10-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Nice to wake up to a win, and hear he played well :D :D

Andy quote:
"That's the best I've hit the ball this week," said the former US Open champion, who will meet Czech Tomas Berdych in the Tokyo semi-finals.
"I didn't serve as well as the last two days but I played better from the baseline.(:eek::eek::eek: he knows what this is?!?!) Hopefully I can put the two together on the weekend."

Tytta!.
10-03-2008, 01:20 PM
I don't believe Andy knows what baseline means :haha: *faints*

Anyway, yoyo don't be sad it wasn't as epic as it should have been :awww: :hug: :haha:

Kate87
10-03-2008, 01:22 PM
:sad:

Tytta!.
10-03-2008, 02:37 PM
:sad:

:awww: :hug: :awww:

Kate87
10-03-2008, 02:40 PM
:awww: :kiss:

Tytta!.
10-03-2008, 02:41 PM
:awww: :kiss:

We might get to follow an epic one tonight :haha: :o

Kate87
10-03-2008, 02:44 PM
maybe:awww:

:spit:

Fumus
10-03-2008, 02:50 PM
I don't believe Andy knows what baseline means :haha: *faints*

Anyway, yoyo don't be sad it wasn't as epic as it should have been :awww: :hug: :haha:

By the Baseline he means the area in the back of the court where they paint the tournaments name. :)

MisterQ had a good joke about when Andy and Andre played doubles together at Queens. Which was the doubles formation they played was "one up one back"...Andre's on the baseline and Andy's five feet behind it. :haha:

(One up one back usually means one player on the baseline and one at the net)

Tytta!.
10-03-2008, 03:03 PM
By the Baseline he means the area in the back of the court where they paint the tournaments name. :)

MisterQ had a good joke about when Andy and Andre played doubles together at Queens. Which was the doubles formation they played was "one up one back"...Andre's on the baseline and Andy's five feet behind it. :haha:

(One up one back usually means one player on the baseline and one at the net)

Thought so :angel:

HAHAHAHAHA :haha: :haha: :sobbing: :haha: Oh man I miss Q :bigcry:

tangerine_dream
10-03-2008, 04:56 PM
6-4 6-3 woohoo, revenge is sweet. http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader3.gif (http://www.millan.net)

Great to hear that Andy's game was finally working today. I'll take 7 aces in two sets over 37 aces in 3 TBs any day. :yeah:

He needs to play just as well vs Berdy tomorrow. If he gets to final then I expect Del Pony Express will be waiting for him. eep. :scared:

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 05:13 PM
thanks andy :) let's beat Berdych now. Thanks. :)

tennis lover
10-03-2008, 05:27 PM
:yeah: I have no internet again so it's nice to come online to see a couple of straight forward wins. :dance: Hopefully he'll beat Berdych tomorrow and if he does come up against Del Potro in the final, it's time to put him in his place! :devil:

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 05:28 PM
:)

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 05:31 PM
video http://www.atptennis.com/en/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=790
(shows an awesome point he hit :eek: )

Fumus
10-03-2008, 05:49 PM
video http://www.atptennis.com/en/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=790
(shows an awesome point he hit :eek: )

It's like the same shot hit against Murray in Cincy 06'. Awesome. Andy he humbly narrated it, lucky shot right Andy? ;)

So I started to ask a question but I deleted my post. Where do these wins put in Andy in race/ranking? If he makes the final or wins where will he be? Can he clinch the CUP this week?

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 06:34 PM
I don't think he can clinch, but he's in pretty good shape: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7699171&postcount=249 he only gains 2 points for making the semis b/c he's played so many fucking optionals this year. Imagine what his career would've been if he had committed to playing all the Masters Events and not all these meaningless IS ones.

Fumus
10-03-2008, 06:42 PM
I don't think he can clinch, but he's in pretty good shape: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7699171&postcount=249 he only gains 2 points for making the semis b/c he's played so many fucking optionals this year. Imagine what his career would've been if he had committed to playing all the Masters Events and not all these meaningless IS ones.

Interesting. Yea, I don't think he's worried about points as much as he is confidence. I'm a huge believer that those that finish strong start strong at the Australian. So as long as he keeps winning and keeps playing well, it's all gravy. Although, I wouldn't mind a victory in Madrid or Paris.

If the winning keeps up, you might wanna say the season started at the US OPEN. :haha:

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 06:45 PM
Yeah, if only he's not doing a charity event in the US the day before Madrid starts, I might think he's serious about doing well there (for the first time ever.)

blosson
10-03-2008, 11:23 PM
He's playing well again and there is no pressure. Good for him.

RGK
10-03-2008, 11:34 PM
Still, his wins great but on players who is he really should win.
HUGE test against Del Potro in the final.

Deboogle!.
10-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Well, he needs to beat Berdych first. No easy task on a fast surface. Granted Gonzo's not been in great form, but apparently Berdych played well. Andy has his hands full, if he should win, then he can worry about the final.

Deboogle!.
10-04-2008, 05:15 AM
From Andy's first match against Minar

Kate87
10-04-2008, 01:45 PM
"It's disappointing," Roddick said. "I don't know how to rate it. You feel like you have a match in your grasp and then let it go."

Roddick, who had 25 aces, said Berdych made the most of his chances.

"He hit some good shots," Roddick said. "I don't think I missed any easy shots. He played a good game and this surface suits his game because he hits the ball hard and flat."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA :haha:

that should suit your OLD(and real) game too you......:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

blosson
10-04-2008, 02:21 PM
oh. short lived.

Tytta!.
10-04-2008, 02:34 PM
"It's disappointing," Roddick said. "I don't know how to rate it. You feel like you have a match in your grasp and then let it go."

Roddick, who had 25 aces, said Berdych made the most of his chances.

"He hit some good shots," Roddick said. "I don't think I missed any easy shots. He played a good game and this surface suits his game because he hits the ball hard and flat."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA :haha:

that should suit your OLD(and real) game too you......:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

oh my god.

Nishy
10-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Even it is not a smart way to play tournaments in a row, as I am Japanese, I am glad Andy finaly came to Japan.
I live in U.S so I couldn't watch all Andy's match, but I heard Andy was popular in Japan too. Many people wanted to see Andy's rocket serve.

I heard the quality of linesmen was terrible there. Many players were upset about this. And there is no Hawk eye system. I hope it is getting better in next year.

Deboogle!.
10-04-2008, 05:37 PM
"It's disappointing," Roddick said. "I don't know how to rate it. You feel like you have a match in your grasp and then let it go."

Roddick, who had 25 aces, said Berdych made the most of his chances.

"He hit some good shots," Roddick said. "I don't think I missed any easy shots. He played a good game and this surface suits his game because he hits the ball hard and flat."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA :haha:

that should suit your OLD(and real) game too you......:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:oholy fucking shit. it's stuff like that that makes it really hard to hope that he will turn his game around for the end of his career. Does he not realize that how he played in Dubai is not the way he has played the whole fucking rest of the year? I mean, I don't think he's that stupid, but if he's not, why isn't he doing something about this?

snaillyyy
10-04-2008, 05:38 PM
Andy, Andy, Andy.....If you hadn't been up 5-2 you wouldn't suck quite as bad.

tennis lover
10-05-2008, 03:58 PM
Oh Andy, very disapointed to see that result. damn TBs. :( Both Andy and Richard lost tight 3 setters in the semis, yesterday was a bad day for me! :sobbing: (If I wasn't so busy at the mo I might actually care! :lol: ) Still Berdych went on to win so at least that shows that he is in form at the moment I guess. :shrug:
Yeah, if only he's not doing a charity event in the US the day before Madrid starts, I might think he's serious about doing well there (for the first time ever.)
maybe he's trying out the jetlag theory again. :shrug: ;)

Deb, feel free to change the title whenever since I won't have internet at home until next monday so I won't be around much. ;)

Fumus
10-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Good two weeks for Andy, good results. Lost a match that could have gone either way(probably should have gone Andy's way) to the eventual champion. So there's a lot of upside to that and you just gotta look forward to the master series and hope Andy pickup some more ranking points to put himself in good position for the AO.

Deboogle!.
10-05-2008, 05:40 PM
(probably should have gone Andy's way)There's no probably about it. Andy's turning into quite a choker the past three tournaments he's played. So there's a lot of upside to that and you just gotta look forward to the master series and hope Andy pickup some more ranking points to put himself in good position for the AO.Yes and no. He fought well despite being tired, but he allowed matches go on way way longer than they should by failing to close out second sets where he had MP on his serve in both. That's troubling. The only player inside the top ninety in the world he beat in Beijing was JCF, who he owns. He didn't beat anyone good in Tokyo either, and the first time he came up against a top 20 player he couldn't put it away (in a really bad choke no less). That's even more troubling. The way he was playing - back to that painful-to-watch passive shit is the most troubling of all. And considering he's got a charity event here in the US the day before Madrid starts, it's hard to be optimistic he'll put up a good result there, especially considering that he's never done well there anyway. Utterly ridiculous scheduling on his part. He should've come home after Davis Cup and taken 2 weeks off and showed up this week in Vienna or something and just gone 4 weeks in a row. That would be less stupid and probably even less hard on his body than this ridiculous jet-setting schedule he's had the past month and will have in the next few weeks. There's a reason why Roger and Rafa can have such good years and remain relatively healthy. They would never ever plan schedules this stupid. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Andy gets hurt in Madrid or something this year, as a result of this ridiculousness.

tangerine_dream
10-05-2008, 11:26 PM
Even it is not a smart way to play tournaments in a row, as I am Japanese, I am glad Andy finaly came to Japan.
I live in U.S so I couldn't watch all Andy's match, but I heard Andy was popular in Japan too. Many people wanted to see Andy's rocket serve.
I'm glad Andy made the Japanese fans happy, they don't get to see him very often. :)

I heard the quality of linesmen was terrible there. Many players were upset about this. And there is no Hawk eye system. I hope it is getting better in next year.
Yes, Andy flipped out over some bad calls as you can see from the photos. Andy's reaction shots are always entertaining.

So, in all, it's a mixed bag but still a decent week for Andy; his choking is a real problem though. Berdych was inspired this week. I just hope Andy plays well in Madrid and more importantly, stays injury-free.

Adding photos from the Berdych match. More photos are in these posts here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7692682&postcount=156) and here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7695526&postcount=163).

Fumus
10-06-2008, 04:09 PM
It's too bad because Andy for most of his career has been the anti-choke guy. He's the type of player that gets beaten by guys playing better but if he gets an opportunity to close something out he does. Again though, let's not overrate a few bad performances...let's the look at the big picture a win and SF is pretty decent. Hopefully Andy gets enough match play to start closing out these matches where he gets the lead. Again I'm not really thinking about this year but more playing for the AO...where I always think Andy has a good chance to win another slam.

kaylee
10-06-2008, 04:27 PM
Hmm I must admit from reading all the posts that he isn't playing his usual style - lets hope next week is better. At least I actually get to see some tennis on TV. I think he needs some guidance and I nominate both Tangerine and Deboogle!!!!!

Deboogle!.
10-06-2008, 07:25 PM
Oh no, he's playing his usual style alright... his usual style since 2005 anyway.

arodfanpe666o
10-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Oh no, he's playing his usual style alright... his usual style since 2005 anyway.

So, so right...

I don't know why every year there are 1 or 2 tournaments, where he is playing his old style,playing so great, but the rest of the year ... :o we all know...

kaylee
10-06-2008, 09:51 PM
Yes but then it wouldn't be Andy if he didn't drive us all crazy. I think he starts out with a really good New Year's Resolution and then, like the rest of us, forgets it really, really quickly!!!!

Deboogle!.
10-11-2008, 04:13 PM
have fun, Andy :D http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7726270&postcount=1

Wow, his record in Madrid is even worse than I remembered :lol: he's only ever won two matches there :haha: http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?query=Singles&year=0&player=R485&selTournament=1536&prevtrnnum=0

Tytta!.
10-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Have fun, Andy :kiss:

Winston's Human
10-11-2008, 08:49 PM
Andy's second round match-up does not look to bad - Robredo or Seppi.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2008, 09:06 PM
Every matchup in madrid is always bad for him ;)

snaillyyy
10-12-2008, 03:34 AM
Maybe if he arrives with major jetlag, he can make it through 3 ;)

Deboogle!.
10-12-2008, 03:50 AM
Considering he's playing a charity event tomorrow and won't possibly make it to Madrid til Monday at the earliest, it's safe to say he'll be arriving with major jetlag;)

snaillyyy
10-12-2008, 04:01 AM
Well, just to guarantee it, I think bribing the pilot to make a few extra laps around the skies of Europe should be considered ;) maybe have him arrive just a few hours before his match?

tangerine_dream
10-12-2008, 04:12 AM
More jetlag, still coachless, he has a great shot of winning this title. ;)

I'm watching the Sox-Rays match and the commentators mentioned Andy Roddick. :D He said 'Becket handles fastballs the way Roddick does tennis balls' or something to that effect. I probably got the entire quote completely wrong but who cares? They mentioned Andy during Game 2 the ALCS. :banana:

tennis lover
10-13-2008, 05:27 PM
I have internet! :woohoo: So Andy had better stay around for more than one match for me to make use of it and torture myself watching his matches! :armed: :sobbing: :D

Nice draw btw! :yeah: :o

Deboogle!.
10-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Andy will play Robredo, if he loses to him on an indoor hard, we'll have reached an all-new low. Match will be Wed.

Tytta!.
10-13-2008, 09:59 PM
Andy will play Robredo, if he loses to him on an indoor hard, we'll have reached an all-new low. Match will be Wed.

Andy 63 62 :smoke:

Deboogle!.
10-13-2008, 10:00 PM
:haha: :rolls:

:eek: Doug :worship:

Madrid - Weren’t We Just Here?

October 13, 4:04pm GMT+5 by Doug Spreen (http://www.andyroddick.com/author/doug-spreen/)

Back in Madrid. Yea it seems like we were just here because we were just here. Four weeks ago we were here for the semi-finals of Davis Cup and now we are back for the Masters Series Tournament. The two week we spent in Asia went very well. Andy won the tournament in Beijing and got to the semi-finals in Tokyo where he lost a very tough match. We left Tokyo and spent a week back home. I know for Andy and myself that week seemed to last only a few days. Before we knew it we were back on a plane heading across the atlantic going to Madrid. This is the start of the last three weeks of the regular season schedule for the ATP. We head to Lyon next week and then Paris after that for the last Masters Series Tournament of the year. Andy has been playing good tennis the last few weeks and he hopes to continue to play well to finish out the year.

Fumus
10-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Andy will play Robredo, if he loses to him on an indoor hard, we'll have reached an all-new low. Match will be Wed.

Considering that he already beat him on clay this year when he was half injured, I'm gonna pencil a W into the W/L column.

kaylee
10-14-2008, 03:57 PM
Yes Doug ever the optimist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
10-14-2008, 05:02 PM
Andy's out watching Mardy play right now, trying to make up for missing his wedding by watching him play a tennis match? :haha: the commentators said "is there a bromance going on there?" :haha: :haha: :haha:

Fumus
10-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Andy's out watching Mardy play right now, trying to make up for missing his wedding by watching him play a tennis match? :haha: the commentators said "is there a bromance going on there?" :haha: :haha: :haha:

Haven't we known this for years?:o

kaylee
10-14-2008, 06:40 PM
I thought it was quite obvious sigh these commentators always the last to know!!!!

Deboogle!.
10-14-2008, 06:51 PM
Andy's the LAST match of the day tomorrow :o

kaylee
10-14-2008, 07:17 PM
oh well then we might get it televised depending on the rest of the schedule. I supposed I should be grateful that tennis is on TV at all at this time of year BUT one match a day is a bit meanie!!!

Raina
10-14-2008, 07:47 PM
James and Doug were also there, andy was wearing a new DC Team T-shirt...:)

tsurupettan
10-14-2008, 07:49 PM
Andy will play Robredo, if he loses to him on an indoor hard, we'll have reached an all-new low. Match will be Wed.

Considering there was some also kind of hip problem/mentioning in his match with Seppi... if Andy lost to Robredo with all these factors -- I'd definitely LOL first at the sheer absurdity, then, of course, gradually move into crying because it'd be one of those "wtf!" :retard: moments, indeed. But, hey, not putting anything past Andy. :D

kaylee
10-14-2008, 08:09 PM
oh dear Andy looks as though he has the "buzz cut going on hmmmmmm oh well must be hot indoors!

Deboogle!.
10-14-2008, 08:35 PM
Yeah, Tommy pulled out of Vienna with a hip injury and was treated several times on changeovers in his match against Seppi.

GollyLou
10-14-2008, 10:11 PM
Andy's out watching Mardy play right now, trying to make up for missing his wedding by watching him play a tennis match? :haha: the commentators said "is there a bromance going on there?" :haha: :haha: :haha:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Your commentators are clearly behind about 5 years. ;)

Deboogle!.
10-14-2008, 10:38 PM
They're the ATP-employed Masters Feed commentators :angel:

Fumus
10-15-2008, 03:03 PM
They're the ATP-employed Masters Feed commentators :angel:

Jason Goodall is awesome. I think we have a bromance. Let's just leave it at that. :D

kaylee
10-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Darn it I have missed the euro commentators - a summer of Johnny mac et al (don't get me wrong I love John) have left me muting the TV a lot but I actually like listening to the Euro ones!

Deboogle!.
10-15-2008, 09:08 PM
When's the last time Andy wasn't on the main court at a Masters event? If he wins tonight (if he ever gets to PLAY tonight:lol: ) tomorrow he's on the 2nd (small) court, that has no hawk-eye or anything. Of course, he hasn't won tonight yet, and he'd have to play third tomorrow after 3pm after probably not getting off the court til midnight tonight or later.... against Monfils who was done before I even woke up today. Yeah, he won't be making the QF here this year either :o

PinkFeatherBoa
10-15-2008, 09:15 PM
This schedule is so bad, those 2nd evening matches always end up being so late. :o Hopefully Federer will finish this match off in straights or Andy will never get out there!
Hopefully he'll at least beat Robredo quickly tonight. Good luck Andy.

tennis lover
10-15-2008, 10:49 PM
When's the last time Andy wasn't on the main court at a Masters event? If he wins tonight (if he ever gets to PLAY tonight:lol: ) tomorrow he's on the 2nd (small) court, that has no hawk-eye or anything. Of course, he hasn't won tonight yet, and he'd have to play third tomorrow after 3pm after probably not getting off the court til midnight tonight or later.... against Monfils who was done before I even woke up today. Yeah, he won't be making the QF here this year either :o
maybe they didn't expect to have to worry about scheduling him in the 3rd round?! :o

seriously though, it's weird for Andy to be on a small court.

NicoFan
10-15-2008, 11:25 PM
Is our Ducky going bald??? :eek: :tape: :rolls:

I haven't watched a lot of tennis recently so totally out of the loop, but I have to admit that I was a bit surprised when I saw Andy this evening.

His hair... :sad:

Someone who has some connections needs to send a message and tell him to grow back his hair again! If he can... :eek: :lol:

tsurupettan
10-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Whoo. Nice!

I loved the commentators quips, and it was really great to see Andy playing like that (even if Robredo was in poor form a good lot of time). I cross my fingers that he can keep up the inspiration and make a win over Monfils, too, though the probability of that is pretty slim. "Hoping for the best, but expecting the worse," it is, I guess! :p

partygirl
10-16-2008, 12:10 AM
tell him to grow back his hair again! If he can... :eek: :lol:He can't. John got the hair.

Deboogle!.
10-16-2008, 12:27 AM
pics :)

partygirl
10-16-2008, 12:29 AM
Nice pics.

Ouch! Those overhead shots:lol:
My AV is in honor of what once was...teh visor is next:p

Deboogle!.
10-16-2008, 12:32 AM
:)

Deboogle!.
10-16-2008, 12:38 AM
:)

pre-tourney interview http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/Madrid/Interviews/0,,11444~1420916,00.html

snaillyyy
10-16-2008, 02:06 AM
Almost has more hair on his face :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
10-16-2008, 02:10 AM
ain't no "almost" about it :sobbing:

snaillyyy
10-16-2008, 02:23 AM
Someone needs to get to Brooklyn and ask her WTF! :sobbing: