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Spring Hardcourt Season

SapELee
02-10-2012, 09:35 PM
His section at San Jose:

(7) Donald Young USA - Michael Russell USA
Denis Istomin UZB - (WC) Sam Querrey USA
(WC) Jack Sock USA - Qualifier
(2) Andy Roddick USA - Bye

Deboogle!.
02-11-2012, 04:48 AM
Well if he is healthy and can't make it through that section, he really should consider retirement

Fumus
02-14-2012, 03:17 PM
Well if he is healthy and can't make it through that section, he really should consider retirement

This.

As I've said even though this is really an irrelevant portion of the season...it's all about grabbing points. If Andy has any aspirations of doing well at Wimbledon...he needs to place at some of these events and get in good form for IW/Miami.

arodfanpe666o
02-14-2012, 04:26 PM
I just read in an article that Andy is a big question mark for San Jose...bad. :(

RoddickFan88
02-14-2012, 05:29 PM
I just read in an article that Andy is a big question mark for San Jose...bad. :(

Source?

He's already couple days in San Jose, and practicing. :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427551_10150545986170264_132374150263_9317487_1648 24898_n.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/AlkUvLiCQAAG5xj.jpg

His on court interview (from yesterday)

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8542824#&cmp=twi-kgo-video-8542824

arodfanpe666o
02-14-2012, 09:55 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/11/SPKI1N6EGV.DTL

I'm really glad they are wrong and he is going to play.

RoddickFan88
02-14-2012, 10:43 PM
On sunday they didn't yet know at which point is he. Now, he's practicing, smiling so I think it's OK.

Deboogle!.
02-15-2012, 02:48 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/11/SPKI1N6EGV.DTL

I'm really glad they are wrong and he is going to play.Any article that quotes matt cronin as its source should be immediately and 100% ignored :D

Deboogle!.
02-16-2012, 04:31 AM
Andy lost the first set to Kudla :haha: he had a ton of chances and had a lot of trouble holding himself :haha:

partygirl
02-16-2012, 08:56 AM
After a 2nd leg injury in as many months, I just want to say I think losing the ankle support last year was a bad idea.

Just put them back on old boy :lol::(

tangerine_dream
02-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Brooklyn says Andy's goal is to transition to sport/talk radio within two years' time. The countdown to his retirement begins now. :hysteric:

The good news is that he won't disappear into his mansion and be forgotten. He'll be on TV, he'll be on radio, and I'm sure he'll be very good, and very funny, at his new job. :cool:

I hope Andy's ankle is okay. He really shouldn't have stopped wearing the braces, even if he felt it hindered his movement, being crippled is worse. :help:

Fumus
02-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Brooklyn says Andy's goal is to transition to sport/talk radio within two years' time. The countdown to his retirement begins now. :hysteric:

The good news is that he won't disappear into his mansion and be forgotten. He'll be on TV, he'll be on radio, and I'm sure he'll be very good, and very funny, at his new job. :cool:

I hope Andy's ankle is okay. He really shouldn't have stopped wearing the braces, even if he felt it hindered his movement, being crippled is worse. :help:

Oh balderdash! Not even Andy knows when he's going to retire. I guarantee if he has some good results this year and can climb back into the top ten or win some go deep in some tournaments...which means staying injury free; the retirement talk will start to die down.

However, if Andy slips out of the top 50....it might be sooner than 2 years.

Deboogle!.
02-18-2012, 03:50 AM
Well this is just sad :rolls:

OnyxRose
02-18-2012, 04:10 AM
It is actually. End of the line for Andy. Will he even be ranked high enough at the end to get into the Olympics? That's all I care about.

Deboogle!.
02-18-2012, 04:35 AM
At this rate it's possible he won't be :haha:

partygirl
02-18-2012, 07:45 AM
He'll be pulling an Ivanisevic at Wimbledon in a year or two. ;)

arodfanpe666o
02-18-2012, 12:02 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/402/mds.pdf

Andy's draw in Memphis...if he plays.

lupojohn
02-18-2012, 03:15 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/402/mds.pdf

Andy's draw in Memphis...if he plays.

Not the easiest draw in the world. To me, Memphis(if he plays, which I think he will), is the key to Andy's entire pre-Wimbledon season. He has virtually nothing to defend at Indian Wells or Miami, so if he can win Memphis again, and retain those points, he's set up for a Top 10-15 ranking by the big W. Anything he does on clay(except Houston, which I don't think he'll play) is a bonus, so i'm not counting those results.

RoddickFan88
02-19-2012, 12:47 PM
He's practicing in Memphis already:

http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/520268720.jpg?key=35712057&Expires=1329656586&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=Y4hjY90g~j0mtIoLImvWJkSJIiTGn~veD8~uPl2U P2A30B7ttDQBs0843CCJOMK4IYKKeoh2Rvpkv-rkX50Q2ZI~N8KIrRCQJsx9heJlIYkEJ4IuDgcvO7DlSaCpO3KE qSyOfybosBkTgL0eMZEOArwTB9DTLKpTe2PYVQFVsLs_

arodfanpe666o
02-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Well, it looks like at least he has motivation to try and change things, which is good...

RoddickFan88
02-20-2012, 02:43 PM
And another one:

https://p.twimg.com/AmD3Q7LCQAAQmHb.jpg

misst89
02-20-2012, 05:10 PM
He's dropped 10 places in the rankings which is not very good at all. Hopefully he'll fare better in the hard court season.

Fumus
02-22-2012, 03:07 PM
He'll be pulling an Ivanisevic at Wimbledon in a year or two. ;)

That already happened. He lost in 5 sets. :sad:

Andy is way out of form, don't get your hopes up people.

OnyxRose
02-22-2012, 05:06 PM
I don't have hopes to get up.

Yep, lost to Malisse in straights (7-6, 7-5); the same Malisse who was crushed last week by Ginepri.

Maybe Hell will freeze over and he'll have a great clay season! Or not.

Deboogle!.
02-23-2012, 03:12 AM
The apocalypse has officially arrived.

OnyxRose
02-23-2012, 03:24 AM
He's never ever lost to Malisse, the person who hadn't won a match in six months until tonight. I thought he had been looking really good against Hewitt in Australia but I think getting injured just made him lose all will and hope. It's just so sad to watch.

arodfanpe666o
02-23-2012, 07:05 AM
It is officially over for Andy.

seljanin
02-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Ugh... this is just so sad :bigcry:

Well, it was bad enough last week, when he barely won Kudla, who was routined a few days later in Memphis qualies by Kendrick. Andy lost to in-form Istomin in the next match. Ok, I was rather disappointed there, but I found an excuse in my mind that Istomin is really in a good shape at the moment, which actually is the case. I still remember his match vs Tsonga in AO'12, it was a terrific match. So, I got over this loss and moved on, hoping that Andy will be able to at least defend some of the points here.

This is a terrible loss though :o Malisse has barely won any matches recently + was Andy's turkey 0-10 in H2H + got bitchslapped by Ginepri 1 & 2 last week :facepalm:

Ok, Andy's clearly not fit, that's not a question. Someone posted his photo in GM (from San Jose tournament, I think), and that is an unacceptable belly what he has. Probably he cannot run due to his recent injuries as well. Anyway, I cannot understand, how it is possible to decline so rapidly. Just a few months ago there was that win over Ferrer in USO'11, and he also gave Ferrer a good fight in Shanghai... but now? Uhhhh... I still believe that Andy can return to at least a semi-decent level. Heck, I would be the happiest man on the planet about a 250 title. Unfortunately, even that doesn't seem so likely anymore. Andy should hit the gym asap, improve fitness to the max level possible and keep trying. He doesn't have that much points to defend now, he needs some good runs here and there, to keep himself within the range of a seeded player in slams and give himself a chance. There is just one big question, if he still wants it :shrug:

Sorry for the long post. It's just so frustrating to see, that wanted to write something. But where else to write all of this, if not in Andyland? :)

Deboogle!.
02-24-2012, 04:28 AM
You can always vent here :hug:

He just can't stay healthy anymore. Right now that's the biggest and only important problem. Can't worry about his mentality or anything like that if he's not even healthy to play. I'm not quite sure I understand why he even continued playing in San Jose and Memphis. He clearly wasn't fit. he made all these statements about not overplaying and being careful and staying healthy and he's doing the exact opposite :shrug:

seljanin
02-24-2012, 06:29 AM
:) :hug:

Yes, I agree, but I think that he chose to play these events as he was hoping to defend at least some of the points. I don't think he expected to do something big here, he just went there and gave it a try, if he can pick up a couple of wins, as he understood that otherwise it would be a nasty -500p off. Well, it didn't pay off, these 500p went off anyway + these couple of tournaments definitely didn't do any good for his health.

arodfanpe666o
02-24-2012, 07:24 AM
I think he played because he is so frustrated of what happenes lately want to just push something and get it going. Obviously the ankle injury is not that bad, it just stops him from moving like he can. I don't know this decision is right. On the one hand, he is losing all the time, on the other hand, he won't play well in IW/Miami if he just shows up after Australia. He is going to lose the fisrt rounds there also.

Now, he is scheduled to play Delray Beach...

seljanin
02-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Hmm... I don't know what to think about this... from one point of view he does need points. Quite badly. But then again... does he think that he is going to beat those lower ranked guys in 250 tourney on one leg? Tbh, I am not sure that he is able to do this anymore, and I am not talking about the semi-final/final stage, I am talking about 2nd and 3rd round here! He needs to be fully fit in order to compete. It seems to me that he is unsure, how to deal with the current situation, when more playing can damage his health and no playing will bring him down more and more in the rankings. If I could suggest him anything, I would suggest taking time off, working on physical shape and doing some rehab on the niggling injuries. Next points he has to defend are 4th round in IW, and then no points to defend at all till Queens! Surely, he won't slip much more down in the rankings, he just needs to get back as fit as possible to compete.

SapELee
02-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Andy's section at Delray Beach

[4]Andy Roddick (USA) vs Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs Denis Istomin (UZB)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Qualifier vs [7]Kevin Anderson (RSA)

arodfanpe666o
02-26-2012, 10:12 AM
At this point every draw is hard for Andy. I hope he gets one win, just for a change.

Fumus
02-27-2012, 07:58 PM
A few more first round losses and hopefully he'll get the hint and retire. Doesn't he know it how much it pains his fans to watch this?

Deboogle!.
02-28-2012, 03:41 AM
To be fair, I can't imagine he's enjoying it very much either.

OnyxRose
02-29-2012, 03:59 AM
Andy won, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. A win is a win. It was tragic but at least he started to play loads better in the third. Anything to get something going.

Deboogle!.
02-29-2012, 04:38 AM
We've reached the point of being excited about him winning a first round match in a 250 event :sobbing:

seljanin
02-29-2012, 06:37 AM
Yes :o But what to do, I have already accepted such a fact. I just hope he can go here as far as it's possible. Thanks God that he pulled this one off, now a rematch with Istomin.

RoddickFan88
02-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Roddick said he’s confident that he is capable of returning to the ATP top 10 rankings, and a good show here this week could jump-start that ride back to elite status.

“It’ll take one event to turn it, and it’s happened before and I feel confident it’ll happen again,” Roddick said. “The last three or four days I’ve started running, and I feel pretty good right now.

http://www.yellowtennisball.com/online2/newswire/487-no-place-like-home.html

Glad he's still motivating. :)

Fumus
02-29-2012, 02:33 PM
We've reached the point of being excited about him winning a first round match in a 250 event :sobbing:

I was popping champagne like it was New Years. ;)

OnyxRose
02-29-2012, 02:53 PM
I was popping champagne like it was New Years. ;)

I've had my hopes so low, that a first round win is just the icing. If by some miracle he gets past Istomin, we would all lose our minds.

tangerine_dream
02-29-2012, 07:21 PM
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7628992/tennis-low-ranking-discourage-andy-roddick


"Right now I just want to feel like a tennis player again." —Andy Roddick

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp177/scrappinkym/Smiley%20Emoticons/console.gif

OnyxRose
02-29-2012, 08:27 PM
That was a very good article on Andy. It reminded me exactly why I am a fan of his. It's nice to see that he has people around him that will help him stay positive.

misst89
02-29-2012, 09:22 PM
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7628992/tennis-low-ranking-discourage-andy-roddick


"Right now I just want to feel like a tennis player again." —Andy Roddick

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp177/scrappinkym/Smiley%20Emoticons/console.gif

When I heard Andy say he wanted to feel like a tennis player again it was kind of sweet. I forget how hard it must be for him to slip and I still believe in him. :cool:

Fumus
03-01-2012, 07:48 PM
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7628992/tennis-low-ranking-discourage-andy-roddick


"Right now I just want to feel like a tennis player again." —Andy Roddick

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp177/scrappinkym/Smiley%20Emoticons/console.gif

Good article. I still think Stephanki is the man...

Deboogle!.
03-02-2012, 01:55 AM
Won 2 matches in a row, happyhappyjoyjoy:sobbing:

OnyxRose
03-02-2012, 02:12 AM
I can't believe it. It's like Christmas has come early.

Deboogle!.
03-02-2012, 02:35 AM
:haha:

seljanin
03-02-2012, 06:34 AM
:banana: Great news to wake up with. He needed this win, he damn needed it :yeah:

Good luck against Anderson now!

cobalt60
03-02-2012, 01:28 PM
:yeah:

tangerine_dream
03-02-2012, 06:25 PM
If Andy wins three matches in a row I'm going to party like it's 1999.

cobalt60
03-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Take a video please. How the hell are you Tangy?

tangerine_dream
03-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Take a video please. How the hell are you Tangy?

I am fine, how are you enjoying the mild New England winter? :hug: Personally I'm bummed this winter was such a bust compared to last year's record snowfall. :( Thanks for your FB comments, btw. :D

cobalt60
03-02-2012, 09:45 PM
I am fine, how are you enjoying the mild New England winter? :hug: Personally I'm bummed this winter was such a bust compared to last year's record snowfall. :( Thanks for your FB comments, btw. :D

:lol: I like the mild winter. No staying away from home so I can be at work. Hate hate driving in the snow these days. What FB = facebook? comments?

cobalt60
03-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Great avatar btw- my fav character from that series.

Deboogle!.
03-03-2012, 02:18 AM
Match points in the 2nd set TB And broken first game of the third, oh joy :tape:

OnyxRose
03-03-2012, 02:23 AM
I should have known not to get my hopes up after the first set. He sure showed me.

So he lost. Where has his serve gone? How many MPs did he squander? 2? 3? Oh well, on to the next loss.

Deboogle!.
03-03-2012, 03:03 AM
3 i believe, one on his serve :help:

arodfanpe666o
03-03-2012, 01:25 PM
Andy should think about his serve and work on it. He served bad last year, and this year is no different. I get the feeling that he thinks the serve is not something he should work on, it is just there. Well, it seems it is not. If he can't serve well, he has no chance for something big. I'm not trying to play coach here, it just an opinion :)

seljanin
03-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Ugh... well, this was better then I expected before the tournament anyway... but after those couple of wins I was really hoping that he can reach semi-final. I read that he wasted a couple of match points as well.

At least he was close to winning, and this is the positive thing. Anderson is a decent player, and this is not a bad loss, although it is bad that he lost after being so close to winning.

And I agree about the serve. It certainly doesn't look big and intimidating anymore. It lacks speed and good placement. Andy used to be a big server, but now he is just a good server, and it doesn't help to hold his service games. I also think that he has to concentrate on working on his serve, he needs it as a real weapon, and at the moment it is not such a weapon as it used to be.

Oh, well... on to the next tournament then! At least, it looks more hopeful to me than after San Jose and Memphis :)

Deboogle!.
03-06-2012, 04:49 AM
Well, is it good or bad that Andy probably played the best match he's played in like over a year in a match that doesn't count :rolls:

arodfanpe666o
03-06-2012, 11:39 AM
At least he can use some confidence. He really needs good draw in IW, but I don't know how he is going to get it with this ranking.

tangerine_dream
03-06-2012, 04:12 PM
I went to the exo at the last minute last night and I'm glad I went, it was better than I was expecting. Andy the showman was very entertaining (loved the Nadal impersonation, he always won the point when he played like Rafa :rolls: ). It was a huge crowd but seats were still available (I bought my tickets at the window during the Masha-Wozzy match). Small relief to see Andy wearing his ankle braces again. :bigclap: No, the win doesn't count but who knows maybe it was the tonic he needed to rehab his confidence and find his game again. I will be optimistic for him this spring. :)

*edit*

Excellent, somebody uploaded the video already :D :worship:

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Fumus
03-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Well, is it good or bad that Andy probably played the best match he's played in like over a year in a match that doesn't count :rolls:

I haven't seen the highlights yet. Did he actually play "correctly"?

arodfanpe666o
03-06-2012, 09:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMwtJXuxwCo - Here it is the whole match. :)

Deboogle!.
03-07-2012, 01:13 AM
I haven't seen the highlights yet. Did he actually play "correctly"?Yes I would say so for the most part. He ripped some big returns, had some good forehands, didn't slice TOOOOOO much... it was pretty decent.

His IW draw is pretty funny so that will be a big test :rolls:

partygirl
03-07-2012, 07:14 AM
Draw means nothing.:p

Fumus
03-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Yes I would say so for the most part. He ripped some big returns, had some good forehands, didn't slice TOOOOOO much... it was pretty decent.

His IW draw is pretty funny so that will be a big test :rolls:

That's pretty cool...it's supposed to reair on Monday and I have it set to record.

I don't think anyone is expecting too much but I agree with Larry that Andy usually starts the year very hot...but I would rather he sorta peak around Wimbledon. The tennis year is so long and basically it's all about the slams anyways so if he's going to want win one of those it's always going to be about how he's playing and not about his ranking...I will say however, a crappy ranking will definitely make things much, much harder.

Fumus
03-09-2012, 12:23 AM
Mandy is playing doubles tomorrow...fourth up on stadium 1.

Deboogle!.
03-10-2012, 09:28 PM
This is painful. Especially his serve, and his second serve return :help:

seljanin
03-10-2012, 10:54 PM
Yes, painful to watch indeed :( He's struggling playing, and I'm struggling watching this.

Deboogle!.
03-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Well, something bizarre happened when Kubot broke to serve for the match and Andy's switch went on and he played so much better for the most part :rolls: One of his better wins in a while I guess. don't remember the last time he really came back from the brink and won.

seljanin
03-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Far from being pretty, but a hell of gutsy win. I had lost all hopes, when Andy was 4:6, 4:5* down. That was one brilliant return game. Finally. Broke Kubot to love, although Lukasz did clown it up a little by himself as well.

So, he has earned an opportunity to play (most likely) Berdych. Well, has to serve and return much better than this to give himself a chance. This rather slow IW court should be a factor in his favor during baseline exchanges, but overall I am not having my hopes up for the next match.

Thanks God he won. Doesn't even matter, how it happened, ugly or not, just the fact that he won a match makes me happy :)

Swim4life227
03-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Finally he showed that he gives a shit on court. I thought he was headed for another routine straight set loss. I've been use to so many losses these last 2 years but at least he never went down easy. So many losses recently where it feels he went down without a fight.

It kills me to think of how great that IW/Miami run in 2010 was. That match with Nadal was AMAZING and was in such impecable form. It's crazy and heartbreaking to realize he literally hasn't been anywhere close to the same since. It's been 2 years of mediocre to meh results.

cobalt60
03-11-2012, 12:42 AM
Could not or did not want to watch this but glad he eeked out a win :yeah:

Fumus
03-11-2012, 06:21 AM
Dramatic win for all of the Andy fans! If you were like me, you were exploding off your seat with joy at times and sinking into the couch hiding your face at others. Great win...some parts Andy of old with blazing forehand returns/groundies and other parts Andy of new with sensible backhand winners and passing shots.

That's the good stuff.

The bad...Andy's serve seems as attackable as ever. The GM haters of 7-9 years ago might finally see where he'd be ranked without his legendary weapon. I'm guessing he can't beat anyone in the top 30 without it. That means Berdy will handle him quite easily... :(

OnyxRose
03-13-2012, 02:31 AM
We didn't even get through the first game before all hope was extinguished. Awesome.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2012, 02:32 AM
:yeah:

seljanin
03-13-2012, 02:55 AM
Staying up so late and watching this is a real torture indeed. Well, no winners (except 3 aces) in the 1st set, lost the set on a double fault, and completely outplayed in all departments :shrug: Plus, that stupid quarrel with the umpire about not letting to challenge at the start of the match.

Ok, will keep torturing myself with this match :lol: Hopefully, he stays unbroken as long as possible in this second set :sobbing:

seljanin
03-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Ok, I don't know, what will happen in the 3rd set, but he somehow managed to win this one (3 winners in this set), and this was a very positive ending for the set. He was finally serving big again, in his last service game he regularly hit over 130 mph, once even 139 mph down the T (which unfortunately was a let), and also much more positive play, didn't only push, but also was trying to hit bigger shots.

Fingers crossed for the 3rd set now.

OnyxRose
03-13-2012, 03:51 AM
No matter what happens he at least made Tomas work for it. That's all I can ask of him as a fan.

seljanin
03-13-2012, 04:21 AM
Andy lost. Apart from the dismal 1st set, which winded up retirement thoughts in my mind, and the last game, when he kinda gave up, it was a reasonably decent effort. Tomas' shots are too big, he really was hitting the ball very cleanly tonight, lots of superb winners from FH side, Andy cannot defend well enough against them and seemed to be a half a step slow all the time.

Keep fighting, Andy :hug: Good luck in Miami now, try to gather up some ranking points there.

arodfanpe666o
03-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Andy can't beat anyone good anymore.
The serve will always be his biggest weapon, but it is not much of a weapon anymore. Andy gets broken all the time. He actually breaks serve, returns good, but can't hold. If he can't hold, he has no chance against top players. And as we have seen this year, also against other guys.
I thought Kubot match is going to lift him, but obviously that is not the case. It is sad, Roddick was beating Berdych pretty regularly in the past. I know that Tomas is too much for Andy indoors or on clay, but on American outdoor hard court...and Andy needed a big win very very much.
It's hard to be optimistic for the future.

Sorry for the rant, just had go get rid of some of the emotions and couldn't come up with a better place to do it.

Fumus
03-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Needs more matches, serve will improve. Stay healthy and bigger results will come.

arodfanpe666o
03-13-2012, 08:09 PM
I admire your optimism. :)

RoddickFan88
03-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Looks like Andy will be seeded #32 in Miami...

I think he could have more chances as unseeded. Being seeded 25-32 means he again has to play Top 8 in Round 3. As unseeded he could have lucky in the draw at has to play top 8 for example in Round 4. If players like Andujar had lucky draw and made 4th Round...everything could be possible :rolleyes:

Fumus
03-15-2012, 08:00 PM
Looks like Andy will be seeded #32 in Miami...

I think he could have more chances as unseeded. Being seeded 25-32 means he again has to play Top 8 in Round 3. As unseeded he could have lucky in the draw at has to play top 8 for example in Round 4. If players like Andujar had lucky draw and made 4th Round...everything could be possible :rolleyes:

Ranking isn't as important for Andy as confidence and being able to hit his spots on the serve.

Not optimistic for Miami. Hoping for a better summer, starting at Queens.

arodfanpe666o
03-19-2012, 07:29 PM
What a shitty draw in Miami...:mad:

RoddickFan88
03-19-2012, 07:36 PM
[3] Roger Federer (SUI) bye
[WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) - Potito Starace (ITA)
Alex Jr. Bogomolov (RUS) - Gilles Muller (LUX)
bye [31] Andy Roddick (USA)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m14uhkw53N1qa9pwio5_250.gif

seljanin
03-19-2012, 07:40 PM
At first glance I didn't notice Roger in 3rd round and thought to myself - aha, ok, that's adequate...

Then I saw that Roger is next and my first reaction was :facepalm:

Well, one step at a time. Hopefully, he is able to get to Roger and... khemm... to make it close.

Deboogle!.
03-20-2012, 01:40 AM
He has no right to expect anything better. So.......

arodfanpe666o
03-20-2012, 07:37 AM
But...imagine what a turnaround his season would have if he beats Roger! A man can dream, right?:haha:

Fumus
03-20-2012, 03:44 PM
But...imagine what a turnaround his season would have if he beats Roger! A man can dream, right?:haha:

You guys are incorrect, Andy will be playing Ryan Harrison in the 3rd round. ;)

OnyxRose
03-21-2012, 08:02 PM
I had completely forgotten about Miami. My faves haven't been doing to well so...yeah.

Um, just do your best Andy.

partygirl
03-21-2012, 08:32 PM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m14uhkw53N1qa9pwio4_250.gif

seljanin
03-26-2012, 02:52 PM
So, did anyone watch him against Muller?

I watched starting from the 2nd set, and Muller was playing like he was forced to be there :lol: Basically it was a match, where you can take nothing from. This shot was very nice though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaMAV_GwIm4

Unfortunately, 2-22 is coming up tonight :sobbing: I just hope that Andy doesn't give up and makes it... umh... as close as possible. I was watching Federer-Harrison, and Roger was scarily good there.

Good luck, Andy! And fight! :armed:

OnyxRose
03-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Eh, just make it respectable.

acoffeygirl
03-27-2012, 01:36 AM
Just turned the match on to watch him win the first tie break. The two points I saw were great. Lol

Deboogle!.
03-27-2012, 02:19 AM
um,.......... andy just hit four forehand winners in one game. i....... have no words.........

acoffeygirl
03-27-2012, 02:24 AM
We'll just pretend like that 2nd set didn't happen!!

seljanin
03-27-2012, 02:25 AM
um,.......... andy just hit four forehand winners in one game. i....... have no words.........

What is happening out there? Suddenly, after saving all those break points he is hitting the ball like a mad man :eek: I love this, keep it up, Andy!

Deboogle!.
03-27-2012, 02:31 AM
CUTE!MAX is there :sobbing:

seljanin
03-27-2012, 02:51 AM
Andy :worship: Thank you for this fantastic tennis evening! I am happy, and I can only imagine, how happy is he :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
03-27-2012, 02:51 AM
............whaaaaaaaat????????

acoffeygirl
03-27-2012, 02:51 AM
Holy. Crap.

Fumus
03-27-2012, 02:57 AM
Glad I stayed up and watched the end of this. Love you guys. I fear there won't be too many more nights like these but I'll take it.

Silver.
03-27-2012, 03:02 AM
Oh my good lord. Somebody pinch me. I am so so happy for him. He needed that, we needed that. Just...wow. Aside from him winning another slam (:angel:) this was the top thing on my 'Andy must do before he retires..' list. So I will definitely feel more satisfied when he finally hangs up the racket. Awesome job A-Rod.

Winston's Human
03-27-2012, 03:10 AM
Thank you Andy for this unexpected victory over Federer. Let's not wait four more years.

OnyxRose
03-27-2012, 03:18 AM
I was like "What the hell Andy?!" when he broke Fed in the third set. :eek: Those FHs were unreal. Unexpected and deserved. Served notice to the community that there's still some fight left in him and he's not dead and buried yet.

acoffeygirl
03-27-2012, 03:35 AM
CUTE!MAX is there :sobbing:

Is he like 12 now?!?!? :p

Fumus
03-27-2012, 03:39 AM
Deb, I found Andy's forehand it's was the 1-1 game in the 3rd set when Andy hit 4 forehand winners (3 over 90mph) to break. Wow, I haven't seen him hit forehands like that in forever, he was just going for it.

tangerine_dream
03-27-2012, 03:39 AM
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7628992/tennis-low-ranking-discourage-andy-roddick


"Right now I just want to feel like a tennis player again." —Andy Roddick

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp177/scrappinkym/Smiley%20Emoticons/console.gif

How you feeling now, Andy? ;) :D :banana:

If Andy wins three matches in a row beats Federer I'm going to party like it's 1999.

http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0023.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net) http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0003.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-rolleye-smileys.php) http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0038.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-sick-smileys.php)

OnyxRose
03-27-2012, 03:48 AM
Andy gets Monaco next because Gael clowned around again. I don't know how it'll play out but I'll definitely take Monaco over Monfils.

Deboogle!.
03-27-2012, 03:56 AM
Is he like 12 now?!?!? :p
He looks around there but he was still sitting on Dean's lap, and he's still really cute :rolls:
Deb, I found Andy's forehand it's was the 1-1 game in the 3rd set when Andy hit 4 forehand winners (3 over 90mph) to break. Wow, I haven't seen him hit forehands like that in forever, he was just going for it.Yeah, if only it would rear it's beautiful head a little more often than once every 2-3 years :sobbing:

Tangy :haha:

arodfanpe666o
03-27-2012, 06:24 AM
Well, congrats to us all. We suffered a lot recently and I think we deserved it. Andy deserved it as hell after all the injuries and stuff. I really hope he can stay healthy and build something from this. If not, at least he defeated Roger.
The only thing that bothers me is why he waits for the situation to become desperate to go for it. Against top guys, this kind of play is his only chance.

tsurupettan
03-27-2012, 01:11 PM
thank god andy's finally woken up this year, and the fed win will be a great booster, too. or at least, i'm really hoping. :lol: come on, grass season and olympics.

Fumus
03-27-2012, 03:07 PM
He looks around there but he was still sitting on Dean's lap, and he's still really cute :rolls:
Yeah, if only it would rear it's beautiful head a little more often than once every 2-3 years :sobbing:

Tangy :haha:

Nice to see you happy. I'm sure you cracked a smile at the end of this one. :)

Swim4life227
03-27-2012, 09:21 PM
Did last night really just happen? He really couldn't have asked for a bigger win and he couldn't have needed something like this more. It's a win like this that could turn his career back around. He deserves this. We've experienced so much ugly these last 2 years and finally it's looking up.

cobalt60
03-27-2012, 11:37 PM
Great match for me. Although I had my doubts when I watched him get blown away in that second set. The 3rd set was just like wow oh wow.
However having just watched the first set against Monaco I now thankfully need to deal with dinner................

seljanin
03-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Tonight's match vs Monaco... oh my :facepalm: So ultra-passive and lackluster... I mean, this big win should have boosted him somehow, he needed to carry the momentum into today, to try to build upon this big win. And what is happening today? Terrible match :confused:

seljanin
03-28-2012, 12:01 AM
Seriously... this just doesn't make any sense at all. What was this performance tonight? :shrug:

Ok, he exceeded my pre-tournament expectations here, well done to that, and it was a superb match yesterday. But what happened today? Only 2 aces, W/UE ratio was 10/40 (!). Ugh...

tsurupettan
03-28-2012, 12:02 AM
i was dying (laughing, that is) while watching it. i guess it's because of people reminiscing about the last time he won against fed in miami and what happened next round that time. :lol: :shrug:

seljanin
03-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Well, probably Andy was still emotionally spent after the yesterday's big win. Ok, fair enough, he did get his big moment around 18 hours before this match. It probably was very hard for him to be mentally there tonight. Still, I expected a better performance than this, but what is done, cannot be undone anymore :) Hopefully, he takes all the positives from this tournament, which turned out to be a good one anyway, despite this rather ugly loss. But, as I said, it's understandable after such a big result. Good luck in next tournaments, Andy! :yeah:

partygirl
03-28-2012, 12:13 AM
Once again
Draw means nothing.
:p

Kate87
03-28-2012, 10:25 AM
I was laughing really hard last night but it seems like Debs (and Cahill) were right(as usual:bowdown:) and he just run out of fuel :hug: He 'just' needs to stay healthy and regain his fitness now and survive the clay season somehow:cheerleader:

An interview with:

ANDY RODDICK

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. So how do you feel? It's a horrible question, but...
ANDY RODDICK: How do I feel?

Q. Yeah, after the big excitement last night. You said it yourself, you couldn't get that excited because you had this match to play today.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, there's no real way around it. When you have to make a quick recovery, it will expose you if you're not in shape.:hug:
Most people can play a match and it's fine. It's the recovery where it kind of defines you.
You know, there are a lot of positives out of this week. I feel healthy. :bowdown: You know, I played matches, and I was running, you know, hard. Um, my lack of any sort of fitness regime, you know, on my leg is apparent, but that's something that is a matter of work. It's not a matter of health. That's something that's in my control.:yeah:
Um, I just didn't have it physically. I got to about 4 All, and I was you know, I'm out of shape. That's it, you know. So, yeah, I mean, that's it.:o

Q. Obviously Monaco is tough as it is to get everything back, but was it also sort of mental drainage from last night? Roger to, boom, you have less than 24 hours before you play him?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't think so. I don't think so. You know, that I'm professional enough to take care of. You can't lie, you know, to your body. And that's just it.:hug:
It's been a tough three , four month start. When I first got hurt in Australia, they said, you know, it will be six to eight weeks, and I played San Jose in three. :rolleyes: Now we're looking at about seven or eight weeks and I'm starting to feel better.
My tennis has come around a long way in the last two weeks, maybe three weeks. I'd rather this scenario than, um, you know, being hurt and not knowing about the tennis. My tennis has felt a lot better. There was a lot of progress.:banana:
Now it's a matter of I feel good enough where I feel like I can put in the work away from the court and get my legs back under me as far as strength and fitness.:yeah:

Q. What do you do in terms of the clay court season in Europe? Is it something you're thinking of doing more or less of because of your rehab type stuff?
ANDY RODDICK: To be honest, Peter, it's going to depend on how I feel in two or three weeks if I can get the work in and do what I need to do.
But right now my priority is I feel like there is a little bit of a window to get right. I'm playing a very, very heavy summer schedule from Queen's, Wimbledon, pretty much straight through the US Open.:scared:
So, you know, I'm gonna go when I feel fit and ready. You know, I'm certainly gonna get some in before the French, that's for sure.
But my priority from tomorrow on is getting in shape, dropping weight, and building strength.

Q. I know you don't look ahead, but Mardy Fish would have been next. He was saying before how much fun it would have been, you guys are such good friends and all that. Had you thought about that? Like that you maybe would have had a chance to play each other in a big match?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I saw it. Not much to it. We have done it 12, 13 times before. You know, the scenario is always the same. You know, we've always been very close. I think it's a little bit more intriguing now just because the tables have turned a little bit more and he's a top guy and I'm not. :sad: That probably lends side itself to being a little bit more of a popcorn match in that regard.
But as far as we go and the dynamic of our match, it's always hard, you know, to play someone that's like a brother to you.:inlove:
Um, but, you know, even after he finished and I was gonna go on and we were hanging on in the locker room for an hour, I mean, I think drop date is, you know, about an hour before the match we probably wouldn't have been too chatty.
But I always cheer for him.:inlove:

Q. He said he was texting Brooklyn at 3:30, in Germany at 3:30 in the morning trying to figure out how to watch your match.:rolls:
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I don't know. He watches a lot of online tennis; I don't watch much online tennis. She was trying to figure out where the heck to go, and so I guess Mardy came through so she could watch it on live stream.

Q. Can I ask one more thing about Mardy?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, sure.

Q. What do you see from him in this tournament?
ANDY RODDICK: I think today's match was big for him. I know he was not feeling real good about the way he was playing after Palm Springs.
You know, it's a new scenario for him, you know, coming off of a short offseason and kind of having to be that guy. So I think it's an adjustment.
But winning a match like today where he kinda let it go, and early on, you know, in that third set Almagro was holding easily and Mardy was at deuce three or four games in a row, you know, and got through it somehow, those are the ones that kind of build your way into confidence.
So, you know, all of a sudden he has a very realistic chance of winning this next match and he's in the semis of a Masters event, you know.
So I think this tournament, I think it was really necessary for him.

Q. Do you think how optimistic you're able to keep things in perspective is a sign of experience?
ANDY RODDICK: I think experience is overrated in sports. I think confidence is paramount. You know, for every example you give me of experience I'll give you an example of, you know, a young guy where ignorance is bliss, you know.
I think confidence is big, and I feel a lot better than I did coming in. You know, I need to take probably a day off tomorrow and then deal with what I need to do now. At least in my mind it's pretty clear, but I'm a lot closer now than I was.:yeah:
I played, you know, two matches at a very, very high level, which I hadn't done in a while. And, you know, obviously last night was an exceptional level, so that's good. I needed to see that I could do that. You know, now I just gotta get to work.

Q. Just about your relationship with your coach, with Larry, you have been working together for more than two years now, and they haven't been the two easiest years of your career. I was just wondering, given that in tennis it happens that the relationship between coach and player tends to last a very short time, are you still working very well together?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, we're fine. I mean, I don't know how you coach a tear in your knee or coach mono or coach, you know, a tear in your hamstring. :rolleyes: You know, Larry has a very proven track record. I enjoy him. I trust his tennis IQ.
And, you know, I'm not the kind of guy that needs to be baby sat. I will do my work. You know, I'm happy with where I'm at right now as far as that regard goes.

Q. Do you still aim to play Grand Slam final? Where would it be and what it is the next step for that to happen?
ANDY RODDICK: Yes. Anywhere. Six match wins. (Laughter.):rolls:

RoddickFan88
03-28-2012, 11:58 AM
He lost cause was out of shape. That's all. I trust him. :)

OnyxRose
03-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Plays some inspired tennis against Fed, only to get bageled the next round. That's a Roddick match for you. Oh well.

Fumus
03-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Don't care about yesterday match, he needs to get fit. Wimbledon is where it's at.

tangerine_dream
03-28-2012, 04:03 PM
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr196/hypatia320/GIFs/Smileys/lalalala.gif

(ignores Monaco match letdown)


:banana:

(focuses on Muller/Federer matches instead)

arodfanpe666o
03-29-2012, 10:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGQTt63ztqU - That video almost brought me to tears...

RoddickFan88
03-31-2012, 01:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGQTt63ztqU - That video almost brought me to tears...

Andy's great person & has big heart :yeah: