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Selby
04-04-2010, 06:15 PM
Oh boy, looks like Andy will need to play his best tennis to win and it doesn't look that way right now.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:17 PM
When's the last time Andy beat a top 10 player and won his next match :help: I seriously can't think of the last time (not since that Dubai run anyway)

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:19 PM
Andy's really looking shaky, even his slices are kind of strange.
Not how he would have liked to start this match...

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:27 PM
There's definitely a ton more pressure on andy in this match than berdcyh... that's why i'm not confident about the result at all.... i feel like even if andy gets in a winning position he could choke :sobbing:

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Yeah I'm not too confident either...

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 06:28 PM
I'm not confident at all.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:29 PM
Seems like Berdych is having a great day :sobbing: Coming to the net is NOT WORKING, especially to the guy's BACKHAND HELLO ANDY

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:30 PM
oh damn berdych is playing unreal tennis

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:32 PM
Coming to the net can work but not on slices, the approach shots need to be flat forehands.

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 06:33 PM
It was nice while it lasted, no?

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:34 PM
these moonballs :help:

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:35 PM
berdych doesn't have any weak spots at the moment, very frustrating
but why doesn't andy cut some forehands?

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Who knows. They said they talked to Larry before the match and he said that against Rafa was the freest Andy's played since he was about 20 and he wants him to keep doing that and play freely.

He is definitely NOT doing that so far. :o

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:38 PM
Exactly, he is hesitant and shaky, anything but free.

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:41 PM
Berdych took all of Andy's confidence at the net.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:43 PM
these moonballs will be the death of him

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:45 PM
had 0-30, 2 second serves, and did nothing with either.

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Andy had 0-30 but he's not doing anything on 2nd serves.

Edit: Deb :)

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:46 PM
:lol: great minds ;)

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 06:51 PM
I said I was going to watch no matter what but I'm too nervous.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:53 PM
his FH today is horrible, he's making a ton of lame UEs off it already

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:56 PM
well that came out of the middle of nowhere

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Oh why can't karma ever go his way?

What did I miss?

Selby
04-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Now hold Mister!

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Berdych turned into an error machine for a game and gave andy a break

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 06:58 PM
Okay. Nevermind. Please hold!

Thanks Deb. I turned on my tv for a bit and saw. I'm going to the movies in a bit so I hope he can gut out a win. He deserves it especially since he played for charity yesterday.

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:02 PM
AWESOME HOLD FOR THE SET! The most important thing now is not to let Berdych get into the zone.

BTW I lost a jinx bet on Berdych taking this match 2 sets to love, so even if Andy loses I don't get some consolation cash...

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:05 PM
I felt Andy really needed the first set. Please don't let Berdych catch fire. Andy needs this title more.

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:07 PM
He breaks!!!!

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:09 PM
Please keep the momentum Andy, please don't choke, there is a limit even for the number of heartbreaks you and your fans can have :sad:

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:11 PM
i'm still not confident he'll hold all these many more times..................

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Well done, 2 clutch aces!

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:13 PM
Stop scaring me Andy!

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:13 PM
i'm still not confident he'll hold all these many more times..................

Yeah it kinda feels like he broke too early, he needs to break again.

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:16 PM
ooo that may have been a chance to kill the match, Andy had him there maybe, anything can happen if it's just one break and the last thing Andy wants is Berdych to get back into the match.
HOLD ANDY!

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:18 PM
I used to be so confident on Andy's serves but I'm just so nervous.

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:21 PM
What the hell, those lobs hit the line every time!

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:25 PM
andy's under 50% serves this set :tape: I trust his SERVE, I don't trust his NERVES :sobbing:

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:25 PM
At least Andy is trying to get into the Berdych game instead of tanking like in the semis. He must not be that comfident in his serves either.

COA
04-04-2010, 07:27 PM
it's so close, but still i'm fuckin' nervous...

Come on Baby, hold this serve and win this title !!!

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:29 PM
:help:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:29 PM
holy shit please don't do that now Andy!

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:30 PM
each hold is getting a little bit harder :sobbing:

COA
04-04-2010, 07:30 PM
4/2, two games left, come on !!!

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Good hold Andy, FOCUS!

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Please hold onto your nerves Andy. Just two more holds.

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:33 PM
Andy really can't allow him easy service games, he needs to put pressure on him. But he needs only 2 holds now.
What did he say about the service games war? I think that's gonna be the case now.

COA
04-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Easy hold, ONE GAME AWAY FROM TITLE, COME ON ANDY !!!!!!!!!!

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 07:37 PM
I wish Andy can do like two days ago and break here.

COA
04-04-2010, 07:39 PM
15/30 on Berdych serve, maybe now ?

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:41 PM
oy that MP :sobbing: andy was tentative

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:41 PM
This is tragic

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:43 PM
omg same on the second, this is not good

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:44 PM
andy's luck is a tragedy, how does berdych not miss? just impossible

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Wimbledon Again :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:45 PM
Berdych Can Only Miss On Not Match Points

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:46 PM
If he doesn't break there's no chance he'll hold

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
oh man i dont trust this at all

Corey Feldman
04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
If he doesn't break there's no chance he'll hold:haha:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Now he needs to sit in the break, with all those thoughts running in his mind, he won't make 1st serves now :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:49 PM
:help:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:49 PM
I told you, Andy's cursed :sad: :sad:

partygirl
04-04-2010, 07:50 PM
No, he's just crazy.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2010, 07:51 PM
:banana: :woohoo:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:52 PM
:awww::awww::awww::awww::awww::awww:

Selby
04-04-2010, 07:53 PM
AWESOME AWESOME ANDY, I'm so proud of him.

COA
04-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Finally, finally big tourney won.

Andy :D :D

OnyxRose
04-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Congrats to Andy! It was dodgy but he pulled it out.

blosson
04-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Is And playing Rome?

Deboogle!.
04-25-2010, 12:02 AM
nope, madrid it looks like

Heather1229
05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
:yawn: is it grass season yet???

Deboogle!.
05-02-2010, 06:21 PM
:rolls: not quite :p

Heather1229
05-02-2010, 06:32 PM
bummer, haha...I just can't find the love for clay but I guess I'll have to hop on the Rafa bandwagon until Queens! :)

OnyxRose
05-04-2010, 03:32 AM
I hate clay season so much.

Dorff1021
05-05-2010, 03:04 AM
Andu Roddick is a straight up beast and will do amazing things this year

Heather1229
05-07-2010, 01:29 AM
I know I said I didn't want it to be clay season anymore but is ummm Andy planning on heading to Madrid anytime soon?:rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
05-07-2010, 01:53 AM
Probably like, Saturday:haha:

Heather1229
05-07-2010, 10:42 AM
Good for him, haha! Although he does have some points to defend.....

Viky-cro
05-07-2010, 03:18 PM
andyroddick :off to spain today! excited to start playing again from tweeter ;)

Deboogle!.
05-07-2010, 03:37 PM
Damn off by a day:p well he probably won't get there til tomorrow so i'm good :angel:

blosson
05-07-2010, 08:39 PM
This forum must be dusty. When was the last time Andy played tennis?

Deboogle!.
05-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Miami :lol:

arodfanpe666o
05-25-2010, 01:09 PM
Andy successfuly put himself into trouble...

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 01:14 PM
as if there was any doubt.........:)

arodfanpe666o
05-25-2010, 01:31 PM
I know that he hadn't played for a long time and all but he is missing from everywhere on court...

OnyxRose
05-25-2010, 01:35 PM
See you in London, Andy. :wavey:

That Andy, always living down to expectations since 2004. Losing to Jarkko? The guy hasn't won a match in forever.

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 01:36 PM
Well....as they say, it's not over until it's over, so we'll see....

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Wow......

Selby
05-25-2010, 02:28 PM
This is the most disappointed of Andy I've been since Larry started coaching him.

Selby
05-25-2010, 02:34 PM
There's no one aspect to blame, everything is dreadful, everything!

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 02:40 PM
We shouldn't really have expected any better, he hasn't played a real match in over a month! However, at least he got it to a 5th set, now he needs to get it done..

Selby
05-25-2010, 02:40 PM
This whole thing is very bizarre for me: the conditions, the way Andy plays, the way Andy is so so so very very unsuitable to the clay and looks like a fish out of water, the way Nieminen plays, the dreadful atmosphere, the weather, everything!

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 02:46 PM
Wow andys five set record is so bad for a player of his level. Serving second won't help him IMO. At least I have to go to work soon.

Selby
05-25-2010, 02:49 PM
The draw's open for Andy until the 4th round but obviously he won't take advantage of it.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 02:53 PM
Nah it's a matter of time before he loses serve here.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 02:54 PM
Lol even the net is against him

Selby
05-25-2010, 02:55 PM
Lol even the net is against him

Even Andy is against himself!

Selby
05-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Finally! Good!

Selby
05-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Andy looks ill by the way.

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 03:23 PM
How ill, Selby? Radio RG said he was having an issue with skin on his hand?

Selby
05-25-2010, 03:34 PM
How ill, Selby? Radio RG said he was having an issue with skin on his hand?

Yeah I saw that too, I thought he was cut in his finger somehow or something like that. but I'm not talking about that, he just looked weak and not pumped at all which is very untypical obviously and it's a concern towards Wimbledon. And even after he won he looked almost spiritless.
It didn't really affect his stamina but I thought he did breathe heavier than usual, especially while hitting strokes and less while running.

arodfanpe666o
05-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Yes! Hope he can recover fast and be ready. A 5-set win is good for confidence.

Selby you're right. Hope it's not a big deal and he can get over it in the next 48 hours.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 03:46 PM
Andy always breathes more heavily on clay. He seemed kind of lead-footed, though, so hopefully he's ok. If he's not feeling well he needs to have some blood tests ASAP. a typical virus shouldn't run that long

The skin thing is probably blisters, he hasn't played in basically two months so that's not a surprise if he has blisters on his hand.

At least he won :o

andymo
05-25-2010, 04:24 PM
Of course, he is not pumped, he does not like clay. playing on clay is a big fat nuisance.....I know, I hate playing on clay. But it is a good test for Andy and now he has a match under his belt. The worst is over, first match of a tournament is always hard and on a surface you do not like, well, kuddos to Andy for prevailing. Took guts.....and if he has a blister too......wow, poor baby.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 05:14 PM
Huh? We've seen andy pumped on clay a lot. people are also saying he was coughing. there were lots of balls he didn't get to and he didn't look into it at all. It seems like something is not right.

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Maybe it's an allergy situation, from personal experience, my allergies are horrendous at the moment. Granted I'm in Massachusetts and he's in Paris, but spring is spring everywhere.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Could be, mine and most of my coworkers' are also bad right now in LA, but I've never known him to suffer from that before to such a debilitating level.... plus it sounds like it at least started as a stomach bug based on what he tweeted... I don't know anyone who's had stomach problems from seasonal allergies but :unsure:

arodfanpe666o
05-25-2010, 05:29 PM
I don't know what it is, but I like to believe that it is not something serious. The reason is that Wimbledon is just a couple of weeks away, and I doubt he will risk his health just now. There no other person ot this planet who wants Andy to be absolutely 100% for Wimbledon more than himself. He is smart enough and mature enough not to risk his health when the most important tournament for him is less than a month away.

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Good point, haha!

I wasn't able to watch but I was listening to radio RG who stayed with the match for the duration and they never indicated that there was an illness type situation going on. Who knows, he's such a mysterious character, :p

Hopefully it's nothing too serious at all and he'll be just fine because he should be better by now since the Madrid illness was 2 weeks ago.

Also...couldn't have been too bad since he managed to dig deep and pull it out in 5 sets.

andymo
05-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Maybe he had a dry throat.....clay does that to you. I sure hope he is not sick.......crossing fingers.

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Q. Same old clay courts, but maybe a different Roddick out there.
ANDY RODDICK: Oh, I don't know. You know, there was a lot of ugliness out there today. But, you know, at the end of it, I get to play again.
So that's that's all you you go into a day hoping to get through a day, and I got through today.

Q. You never played him before. Was he kind of a mystery out there with all his spin? He's very fast.
ANDY RODDICK: No, no, no. I think anybody you've been on tour with he's been 13 in the world, so obviously I've seen him play a bunch. We played here in juniors 11 years ago, I think, and that didn't go so well.
Yeah, he does a great job because he makes up for his weaknesses. Obviously his second serve is probably his weakest part. But if you take a crack at it down the middle, he's so good down the middle of the court just redistributing the ball.
So I was getting a little frustrated with that. He's tough.

Q. Obviously that's one way to get some clay court matches under your belt, but maybe not how you wanted. What's it like when you've had that long of a break without a match to come out, you know, at a slam and play?
ANDY RODDICK: It's not easy. I mean, definitely, you know, spending three days in bed in Madrid wasn't the way we wrote it up, you know. That was bad. That was not, you know, the preparation we wanted. We did the best we could. We scrambled last week and got two matches out at an XO. You know, XO is never the same.
You know, so as far as preparation physically and in practice, it was good. But, you know, like you mentioned, it's or like I mentioned, it's not the same.
It definitely was less than perfect, but I put some time in today.

Q. Were the courts pretty quick?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I can never really tell. I don't know. They're still slippery.

Q. When Murray finished after four hours yesterday, he was absolutely dead on his feet. How do you feel after five sets out there?
ANDY RODDICK: I feel better now than I did 45 minutes ago. But it's tough for me, because I also feel I don't have a lot of rhythm in my movement out here. I feel like I fought against myself a lot and get stuck.
So clay is probably tougher for me physically than any other surface. I was definitely feeling it more than I normally do in that fifth set. But one thing I've always been able to do well is recover well. You know, a day of rest, I feel like I can get back to neutral most times.

Q. As a player who always puts everything out on the court in every match you played, were you a little bit disappointed to read Sam Querrey's comments today? He basically said he didn't want to be on the court and pretty much wanted to get off the court and get on the plane and go home. Was that a bit surprising for you?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I probably would hold back from commenting until I actually this is news to me. You know, I just finished off the court, so probably want to hear it from Sam himself before I jump on that one.

Q. Mardy said you guys have been here for 12 days, right, you were here for a good week when there were no other players? Didn't it help just to be out on this surface at a locale movement wise, or was it just the match is so much different once you get out on center?
ANDY RODDICK: It's always different. You know, like I said, like I commented to Doug, I did everything I can to kind of it's kind of like when you miss an assignment in school and they give you a chance to get extra credit. I've been trying real hard to get extra credit. It's never really the same.
After Madrid, I did pretty much everything I could to be prepared here. But, you know, I didn't play my best today, and I definitely wasn't match tough.
I've been saying all week if I can get through the first one or the second one, then maybe I will start hitting my stride and playing a little bit better. But it's just a matter of surviving and advance. Today I guess I found a way to get through it.

Q. You're playing Blaz Kavcic next round. Do you know anything about him?
ANDY RODDICK: I found a person who knew him.

Q. Who was that?
ANDY RODDICK: Who was the person? A guy who he had played in quallies in Australia. So, you know, I got a little bit of a scouting report, and I'm sure I'll do some more Googling when I get back to my room tonight and try and figure something out and maybe try to get a tape of his match today or something so I have you know, but I've never played him and I don't know him.

Q. Just after Miami, you made the decision clearly you needed some time off. You wanted to rest the body. But now thinking back, would it have been a good idea to play Rome, or is it basically you didn't know you were going to get sick in Madrid?
ANDY RODDICK: Well, I didn't know I was going to get sick in Madrid. That was my preparation last year and I had my best ever French Open.
Also I have responsibilities elsewhere, you know. It was my first anniversary and I hadn't seen Brook in a while. I think at that point in the year, that was always gonna take precedence for me. That was a time that we had blocked out for us, and you know, that's necessary.

Q. How different a player are you than you were two, three years ago? Is this maybe a match you wouldn't have pulled out a couple years back?
ANDY RODDICK: Oh, I don't know. I've been pretty good at sticking around. The majority of the matches I win aren't pretty.
But I've made a career out of that. I think I'm in, you know, in better shape now than I was three years ago. I don't think the difference is as big as everyone talks about. I think it's just a matter of between the ears, you know, I didn't get I was very frustrated at times, and was audible with it at times, but, you know, I have, I don't know, a sense of calm a lot even when things aren't going my way. I realize it is possible to a match can turn quick, and it did there in the fourth set breaker on three points and then all of a sudden, you know, a lot of times it's just about momentum shift.

Q. Not to repeat what Sam said, but in a sense he was saying that he's been in Europe a long time, he played I think four events in a row, including last week, and that maybe wasn't such a great decision to come over so early. Match practice wise or match toughness wise it was good but a player can run the risk of getting a little bit fried before a Major.
ANDY RODDICK: Well, yeah, you live and learn. You know, like I said, I think before I comment on, you know, hearsay and whatever else is being interpreted, I'll probably, you know, address it with Sam if I talk to him.
You know, it's a tough it's tough for him because when he's in the States he plays really well when he plays a lot. He can play a lot.
You know, you learn. I mean, I feel like I have a better grasp on my schedule now than I did when I was 21 or 22, and it seems like I played everything.
He'll learn.

Q. I know you all have obligations and commitments, but on a purely personal level, would you like to just each year just fast forward from Miami and go straight to practicing on grass?
ANDY RODDICK: No, no, I mean, I know the press, it seems that way to you guys. But this is also part of the year, part of leadup. Having to battle against, you know, my own style on a surface, and, you know, it is all a learning experience, so I don't think I would fast forward anything.

Q. No doubt when you go to a hardcourt or grass, you expect to win. When you come here, is it just sort of let's kind of get the rhythm, let's see how well I do, every win is gravy? What's the difference in your mind?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't know that I ever expect to win. I don't know if I've ever been that presumptuous going into a match. If anything, I err on the other way. I do everything I can to find as much information about this guy that I play next even though I haven't heard of him before.
You know, I'll err on the side of being overstudied. You know, it is different, though. I mean, I know I think the ceiling is a little bit different on clay for me, but the mindset of going into a day doesn't change. You go in and you try and battle and do the best you can. You see what happens.
You know, I think the option of how you go about it is pretty simple. I'm aware that it's probably on a worse surface. I'm aware of the challenges that it brings. Doesn't change going into a day what I want to accomplish.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 05:47 PM
I don't know what it is, but I like to believe that it is not something serious. The reason is that Wimbledon is just a couple of weeks away, and I doubt he will risk his health just now. There no other person ot this planet who wants Andy to be absolutely 100% for Wimbledon more than himself. He is smart enough and mature enough not to risk his health when the most important tournament for him is less than a month away.Yes, let's hope

Good point, haha!

I wasn't able to watch but I was listening to radio RG who stayed with the match for the duration and they never indicated that there was an illness type situation going on. Who knows, he's such a mysterious character, :p

Hopefully it's nothing too serious at all and he'll be just fine because he should be better by now since the Madrid illness was 2 weeks ago.

Also...couldn't have been too bad since he managed to dig deep and pull it out in 5 sets.It wasn't an outward thing, it's not like he was panting between points or throwing up. It was just an overall sluggishness that concerned me, and the lack of emotion. a tennis writer tweeted something like "since when did roddick get slow again?" it was just a bit strange all around. hopefully the rg site will have his press conference soon. edit, they just put it up, i'll put it in the clay thread

Heather1229
05-25-2010, 05:56 PM
oh sorry Deb, I did a sloppy job of copying it here. :)

Deboogle!.
05-25-2010, 05:57 PM
no worries :lol:

Selby
05-25-2010, 07:18 PM
Huh? We've seen andy pumped on clay a lot. people are also saying he was coughing. there were lots of balls he didn't get to and he didn't look into it at all. It seems like something is not right.

That(coughing) might explain the heavy grunting. But he didn't say anything related in the presser, nobody asked him either.
But about the not reaching the balls thing I don't think it's because of that, I think like Andy said it's because of really bad movement. He is very unadjusted to the clay and his movement is very inefficient. Like he said he got "stuck" many times, especially while switching directions and his attempted slides were awful, that would have happened to him regardless of how healthy he his. But then again it didn't happen to him last year when he was much more adjusted to the clay.

andymo
05-25-2010, 08:29 PM
1st real match on clay.....he will get better. It is a big adjustment you have to go through on clay......miserable clay, I just hate it, wish it would become nice green grass. Like Andy said, what don't you not like in Paris ? The fact that clay courts are not grass.

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:01 PM
Unbelievably slow conditions, the serve has no meaning whatsoever.
Andy should realize that and put some spin and cut on his serves instead of going for powerful serves...

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:13 PM
:help:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:13 PM
apparently this is a WTA match...how many times can Andy lose serve?

is the match being played as slow as the scoreboard seems to be going?

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:16 PM
When the clay is like that it makes me wonder about the logic of playing tennis on it...

arodfanpe666o
05-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Stream anywhere?

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:18 PM
selby is it still raining or did it stop?

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:21 PM
selby is it still raining or did it stop?

Well it's stopped, I'm watching Andy's match right now, but it's very cold and the ball bounces very very low and it's very very slow, it's like playing on mud.
Andy could serve 160 MPH and it wouldn't matter...

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:23 PM
oy vey :o i was hoping maybe if it stopped that it would speed up a bit as it dries but if it's cold and stuff too :o

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:24 PM
ugh, on radio RG they're doing the Ivanovic match....apparently I was not destined to hear or see Andy's match today....

Selby, they just said the sun was peaking out is that true? Maybe it will dry some of the clay out..

Hooray for winning the 1st set!

arodfanpe666o
05-27-2010, 03:27 PM
So set for Andy. Can't watch the match, they are showing Jancovic, but seems like it's not pretty...

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:28 PM
For now there's no change, maybe later it will get better.
It's the worst possible conditions for Andy and also don't forget it's on SL which is a terrible court for Andy.
But still, Andy has a lot of blame for getting broken twice because despite these conditions he still goes for big serves and misses a lot of them, instead of going for good percentages and for smart spin serves, some slice serves, some weird kick serves and so on...
Anyway he took the 1st set.

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:32 PM
:help: :help: This is exactly the kind of match andy always loses at rg

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:32 PM
My stream died and he got broken to love :help::help:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:36 PM
he just broke back :)

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:37 PM
But he can't hold :lol:

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:37 PM
This isn't tennis, tennis can't be that ugly!
(I got another stream)

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:38 PM
Deb, let's be real, is that really all THAT important?! :)

ooooo he held!

Yes, Selby it can be that ugly! Not even watching a stream and I can feel that it's ugly, haha!

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:40 PM
The good thing is that I can see Andy's actually liking the challenge, I think so at least...

starr_00
05-27-2010, 03:41 PM
Someone on twitter said he just asked for the trainer....
What in the hoolihay is going on out there?

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 03:41 PM
It was a blister, I believe.

starr_00
05-27-2010, 03:42 PM
Whew! Oh - okay. I got scared, lol.

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:43 PM
thank goodness, only a blister!

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Andy breaks, 4-3

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:57 PM
okay back to not being able to hold serve....

Selby
05-27-2010, 03:57 PM
Unreal, 4 all

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 03:59 PM
clearly it has to do with the conditions of the court..

Selby
05-27-2010, 04:01 PM
clearly it has to do with the conditions of the court..

Of course, but it's also because Andy doesn't serve smartly

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 04:01 PM
:haha: :haha:

Selby
05-27-2010, 04:04 PM
OMG this is an absurd

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 04:05 PM
he will almost surely lose serve here for the set :lol:

arodfanpe666o
05-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Is he healthy at least?

Selby
05-27-2010, 04:14 PM
Rain, actually it's good position to stop, he saved a set point, he's 15-0 on Kavcic's serve, when they come back he has a great chance to win the 2nd set and kill the match.

andymo
05-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Of course, but it's also because Andy doesn't serve smartly

Do you play tennis ? if so, have you ever played on clay ? Because you seem to know what to do. You should take Andy's place, I am sure you would do better.

starr_00
05-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Hahaaa, I finally saw the new Lacoste commercial. I mean, Andy looks great - but wow... I could've made that myself with my camera phone and laptop. LOL those graphics. Did they make that for $12?
Sometimes I wish Andy was with Nike... they would've made some epic commercials for him... particularly after last years Wimbledon.

andymo
05-27-2010, 04:46 PM
Hahaaa, I finally saw the new Lacoste commercial. I mean, Andy looks great - but wow... I could've made that myself with my camera phone and laptop. LOL those graphics. Did they make that for $12?
Sometimes I wish Andy was with Nike... they would've made some epic commercials for him... particularly after last years Wimbledon.

Do you have a link, please ?

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 04:49 PM
Hahaaa, I finally saw the new Lacoste commercial. I mean, Andy looks great - but wow... I could've made that myself with my camera phone and laptop. LOL those graphics. Did they make that for $12?
Sometimes I wish Andy was with Nike... they would've made some epic commercials for him... particularly after last years Wimbledon.SEE!!!!!???!!! :haha:

starr_00
05-27-2010, 04:50 PM
Eek, I don't - I'm sorry. I saw it while watching Tennis Channel coverage on tv. I'll try and search for a link...

starr_00
05-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Though there is that one awesome really quick shot of Andy in like black skinny trousers. I was like, 'hey now...'
But - everything else Lacoste? Fail.

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 04:52 PM
For the record, Deb...Starr also says that at least Andy looked good! hahahaha :)

play apparently could resume soon

Selby
05-27-2010, 04:53 PM
covers are off

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:02 PM
If anybody wants stream go to livescorehunter.com
Andy's back on court

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 05:03 PM
For the record, Deb...Starr also says that at least Andy looked good! hahahaha :)

play apparently could resume soonHey I never said he didn't. The ad being a total and complete epic fail is all on Lacoste:haha:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:07 PM
You'd think they'd be able to put a decent ad together it's not like they're cheap!

I hope during the rain delay Larry advised Andy that holding serve is key to winning a match :)

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:12 PM
Andy came back awful from the break, Kavcic came on fire, 6-5 Kavcic.
This is frustrating!

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 05:14 PM
Guess not.

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:14 PM
OMG WTF :smash::smash:
Were you guys watching this? he came back and started hitting balls to the net, hitting balls very short and short balls and coming to the net and got broken to love, pathetic!

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:14 PM
oh gosh...is he for real?

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 05:15 PM
holy shit :haha:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:16 PM
is it really bad on tv? or is it just the conditions? is he getting pissed at least?

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:18 PM
is it really bad on tv? or is it just the conditions? is he getting pissed at least?

It's not the conditions this time at all, it's just Andy.

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:20 PM
He broke, a meaningless break.

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:23 PM
well, he consolidated.

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:23 PM
Wow he held serve!!

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:29 PM
Double Break! He needed that for sure!

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:29 PM
Double break, if he had just played like that at 5 all this match would have been over already.

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:30 PM
Selby, he needs match play, remember? haha! Maybe it's all a part of the plan......

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 05:31 PM
:haha: this is like :haha:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:33 PM
oh dear...

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:35 PM
6th time he's been broken :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:39 PM
He can't even return the serves in now when it matters

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:44 PM
When you get broken virtually every second service game it's time to start serving differently.
Why the hell not use more angle and slice in his serves, opening up the court?

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:46 PM
oh geeze...he held!

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:46 PM
oh geeze...he held!

If he doesn't break again it won't matter

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 05:48 PM
Selby, you are too funny

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:48 PM
Selby, you are too funny

So is our Andy

OnyxRose
05-27-2010, 05:49 PM
Sounds like I'm missing an epic. And by epic, I mean travesty.

Selby
05-27-2010, 05:53 PM
Now another rain delay, Andy will come back, get broken, lose the set and the match.
Great job Andy, great job!

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 06:04 PM
Play may be suspended for the day

Selby
05-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Back to the court, 10 bucks he gets broken now
He's got no energy, no will, no emotions, I'm not used to seeing Andy like that.

Viky-cro
05-27-2010, 06:37 PM
you've just lost 10 bucks :P

Selby
05-27-2010, 06:38 PM
you've just lost 10 bucks :P

I'm willing to pay but only if he takes this set

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 06:43 PM
oops guess you have to pay up ;)

Viky-cro
05-27-2010, 06:43 PM
hehehe :P
10 bucks please, or you will pay if he wins the match ;)

arodfanpe666o
05-27-2010, 06:44 PM
one more set go go. Let's hope he can get it done today.

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 06:45 PM
okay Andy, time to get this over with!

Selby
05-27-2010, 06:45 PM
Who do I write the check for? LOL
This really should be end of match, he should be cruising from here.

Viky-cro
05-27-2010, 06:57 PM
Break , yeah baby ! :)
Now let's finish it up :D
@Shelby write it to A-Rod's foundation ;)

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 06:58 PM
here we go again.... ? :rolls:

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 07:02 PM
:haha: :haha:

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 07:02 PM
oh gosh, I step away from my desk for a little while thinking this will be it and then he goes and gets broken AGAIN?!

Selby
05-27-2010, 07:03 PM
Horrendous volleys, 7th time he got broken, what's the record?

Selby
05-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Again!!!

Deboogle!.
05-27-2010, 07:09 PM
oh my god :haha:

OnyxRose
05-27-2010, 07:11 PM
Thank goodness I'm at work.

Selby
05-27-2010, 07:20 PM
I'm so proud of Andy, everything went against him but he's so so tough.
This was the art of winning ugly, well done!

arodfanpe666o
05-27-2010, 07:22 PM
So, a win is a win. I think it was just one crazy day. And winning battles is good for confidence. It's good he finished the match today. Deserved rest tomorrow.

Viky-cro
05-27-2010, 07:26 PM
jep, he at least finished today... because tomorrow will be busy day at Roland Garros, so many matches will be on..

Heather1229
05-27-2010, 07:27 PM
victorious at last! way to stay tough!

andymo
05-27-2010, 07:56 PM
So, a win is a win. I think it was just one crazy day. And winning battles is good for confidence. It's good he finished the match today. Deserved rest tomorrow.



1st round, he came from 2 sets behind and today he fought a lot because that guy was returning everything. Those matches are good for him. More time on clay, he will get more comfortable as he goes along. At least, he god a lot of aces, not easy on clay. The other guy had no ace, I think. I am proud of Andy. He never gives up.

Selby
05-29-2010, 10:18 AM
Same conditions as in his last round, better opponent, Andy will lose.

Heather1229
05-29-2010, 10:19 AM
waking up at 5am was not a good idea.....

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Gabashvili is hitting winners from everywhere. He can't play like that for the whole match, he will start to miss more often. If Andy holds his serve, I like his chances.

Heather1229
05-29-2010, 10:36 AM
he needs to get it together

Selby
05-29-2010, 10:39 AM
You could bring any amateur player right now and he would be better than Andy on clay

Heather1229
05-29-2010, 10:44 AM
the backhand slice is almost as obnoxious a shot as the dropshot

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 10:46 AM
Why running around the backhand when just putting it back to play or worse - missing? He can do that with the backhand.

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm amazed that Gabashvili is keeping this high level of play for so long. Seems like it's over for Andy in Paris.

tennis lover
05-29-2010, 11:49 AM
oh dear...even I can't stay optimistic for this one. :awww: Bye bye Andy :wavey:

Kate87
05-29-2010, 11:52 AM
:spit:

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 11:57 AM
Maybe it is for good. He has time to prepare for the grass and be fresh.

OnyxRose
05-29-2010, 12:03 PM
Nice try Andy. On to Wimbledon.

tennis lover
05-29-2010, 12:09 PM
no more clay for another year :banana: bring on the grass :bounce:

Kate87
05-29-2010, 12:15 PM
no more clay for another year :banana: bring on the grass :bounce:

:D:worship::bigclap:

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 12:22 PM
Andy loses and we celebrate! Classic Roddick fans! On to Wimbledon Andy!

Winston's Human
05-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Talk about phoning it in. Could Andy have shown less effort in the third set?

Heather1229
05-29-2010, 01:33 PM
Oh well, win some you lose some! Clay stinks, can't wait for Wimbledon!

The hilarious thing of it all is that Melzer has a set and 2 breaks on Ferrer..had Andy won...

arodfanpe666o
05-29-2010, 01:34 PM
Yes, a missed chance for reaching the semis. Assuming that he will beat Novak. :D:D

Heather1229
05-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Thankfully he made it out of RG without injury, so that's a plus too! :)

OnyxRose
05-29-2010, 01:45 PM
I wonder if Melzer will have a Melzdown(borrowed from another board). If so, dang. Wasted opportunity.

Andy was so "Forget this shit. I'm going to London." I should be mad but I'm not.

OnyxRose
06-10-2010, 01:27 PM
Andrew, stop fucking around. If you lose to Sela...

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 01:30 PM
Is he playing crappy? I only have live score so it doesn't seem like he is minus the fact that he was broken....:rolleyes:

Viky-cro
06-10-2010, 01:35 PM
too many UE... he is constantly hitting the ball into the net

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 01:38 PM
well the last time they played it went three sets, let's hope that's the case here and Andy wins...

OnyxRose
06-10-2010, 01:40 PM
Thank goodness I have work. I sincerely hope he can pull it out. I've been waiting all this week to see him on tv and if he messes that up, I'm going to cry. Or scream. Or both.

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 01:43 PM
Me too Onyx, I will be able to watch it on tv tomorrow.......

Selby
06-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Just came home and turned TV on, DISGUSTING!

Selby
06-10-2010, 02:41 PM
What the hell happened to him since Miami?! He bacame a mug!

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Talk about damaging the psyche...this is going to do absolutely nothing for his confidence going into Wimbledon. Way to go buddy....

Selby
06-10-2010, 02:49 PM
He just ruined every slim chance he had of winning Wimbledon.
Not a wise decision taking all this time off since Miami Andy...
I'm a bit ashamed of Andy and I've never felt this way since he started working with Larry, this is like the Roddick of 2008 all over again.

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 02:51 PM
Yep, prepare for an early round exit ala Tipsarevic '08

Deboogle!.
06-10-2010, 02:56 PM
What the hell????????????????????

Selby
06-10-2010, 02:57 PM
Did Larry take the week off or what? I didn't see him in the 2nd round. Andy is kinda clueless without Larry's guide.

OnyxRose
06-10-2010, 03:08 PM
I really have no words. I really am ashamed.

Heather1229
06-10-2010, 03:47 PM
Disappointed is a good word.

Every year we get our hopes up....

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:07 PM
OK let's do this Andy, he's playing against two Wimbledon champs, Llodra and Mauresmo, I'm a bit worried.

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Yep, it's obvious now that I was right, Andy's gonna lose this, Llodra's returning most of his 1st serves and Andy's never gonna break Llodra.
Llodra broke him to love as if Andy's serve didn't exist, that's only because Andy's throwing junk 1st serves, just like against Sela.

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Really bad and idiotic serving, pathetic tactics against a serve&volleyer, awful returning(no read on his serve whatsoever), just what I imagined would happen, bye Andy.
Llodra's returning 80% of Andy's serve, Andy's returning 40%, why do you think is that? :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
06-23-2010, 01:40 PM
:help:

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Deb I think it was half expected, players like Llodra when they're on fire eat tactically challenged players like Andy for breakfast. But I thought that with Larry Andy will actually play with his brain.
This is stupid beyond words from Andy at the moment.

Watch him making every possible mistake in the book now, like getting broken early in the 2nd set, giving Llodra even more cheap points on Llodra's serve and so on...

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:48 PM
He's getting broken 1st game of the set :spit:

Deboogle!.
06-23-2010, 01:50 PM
Brad Gilbert agrees with you, says andy is only serving at 75% :lol:

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:54 PM
Brad Gilbert agrees with you, says andy is only serving at 75% :lol:

More like at 50%.
Everybody knows exactly what Andy should have done right from the start, serve 140+ MPH bombs on 1st serves, and come to the net or rip the forehand after that, play really really aggressively and show Llodra who's boss, show him his only chance of winning is if Andy misses. But no he had to give Llodra the belief so now even if he does that it could be too late but hey better late than never.
Jeez it's like every bad prediction I make about Andy becomes true!

Deboogle!.
06-23-2010, 01:58 PM
Andy's changing his tactics on serve, hopefully getting out of the first game of the set will be a turning point

Selby
06-23-2010, 01:58 PM
Wow Andy, serving and volleying, who would have known this would be the way to neutralize Llodra's block returns? Oh, wait, everybody knew that!
It's very very simple, the easier Andy holds serve the more likely he'll be to break Llodra, but now after Llodra has something to hold onto it might be just too late.