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Summer Hardcourt & Olympics

SapELee
07-15-2012, 12:53 AM
I'm waiting for somebody to start a new thread. Anyway, here is the draw for the Atlanta: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6116/mds.pdf

Deboogle!.
07-15-2012, 01:39 AM
You can always start a new thread :) Anyway I moved it to a new one so there we go :)

Fumus
07-15-2012, 12:31 PM
YAY! Summer Hardcourts.

tangerine_dream
07-18-2012, 05:19 PM
This mugshot.....

ANDY RODDICK – USA – LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
http://s9.postimage.org/w1yvkevnj/andyolymp.png (http://postimage.org/)

....makes me do this :D

http://s17.postimage.org/4azugejj3/andyroddick_rofl.png (http://postimage.org/)


Complete list of Olympic tennis players here: http://www.london2012.com/athletes/discipline=tennis/index.htmx

Deboogle!.
07-19-2012, 02:09 AM
tangy:haha:

Deboogle!.
07-19-2012, 04:18 AM
Well, Andy beat Mahut tonight :yeah:

Fumus
07-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Well, Andy beat Mahut tonight :yeah:

All reports are that he's looking like that Roddick we all know and love...ya know, the sometimes fit guy that plays midly passive tennis.

Hopes are high that he'll lose to Isner in the semi-final after playing defensive "scat-man" style points on every break opportunity.

I kid. Good to see him winning again, the bar is obviously set low but if he can win another title here and beat some top 20(almost 10ish) type players I think we'll see his confidence(and rankings) rise a bit...for the Olympics Summer hardcourt season and US OPEN.

arodfanpe666o
07-21-2012, 01:22 PM
At least he won a couple of matches. I don't think he can handle Isner now, but things are a lot better than about a month ago.

Deboogle!.
07-22-2012, 03:24 AM
GREAT Win for Andy. He should've won in 2 sets but good for his composure and fitness to win in 3 esp after getting screwed with a footfault. Nice to see him look like the fitter person. Great :yeah:

arodfanpe666o
07-22-2012, 03:28 AM
Andy really needed that sort a of a win.

tangerine_dream
07-22-2012, 03:34 AM
Andy grinds his way into another final. :banana:

Angle Queen
07-22-2012, 03:34 AM
Woot! Woot!

RoddickFan88
07-22-2012, 03:38 AM
Andy is going to be first leader of the USO Series this year. Come on! :bounce:

Angle Queen
07-22-2012, 03:44 AM
Andy grinds his way into another final. :banana:Sorry I couldn't rep you back...I'd have to spread it around first, and ehll (sic), I ain't around here enough to spread anything around.

Doing well, had the rare opportunity to catch some LIVE tennis with two of my favs. I grew up in Greensboro, but went to an arch-rival HS from Big John. Still, gotta root for him when I can. Am super-psyched he and Andy will play together in London.

Bottomline, though, I'm glad Andy won. He served sooooooo well. Now if we could just find that FH.

I'm good, girls are good...just bigger. Nat will be in 1st Grade (did I really type that?!?) and Sam only has one more year in pre-school. And then I'll get my Life back. :p Still, all is well here in Virginny...just hot and humidity as Hotlanta. We've already had something like 15 95F+ days already this summer. And it ain't even August yet. Sigh.

Hope all are well in here.

SapELee
07-22-2012, 03:46 AM
Good win for Andy.

Deboogle!.
07-22-2012, 08:23 PM
well this is an abysmal start in more ways than one :haha:

Deboogle!.
07-22-2012, 08:48 PM
ugh, his shoulder :o

Deboogle!.
07-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Well, yay he won :D hopefully his shoulder's ok :awww:

RoddickFan88
07-22-2012, 10:56 PM
# 32) Atlanta 2012

R32 Bye
R16 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 7-6(5) 6-3
QF Michael Russell (USA) 6-3 6-4
SF John Isner 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4
W Gilles Muller 1-6 7-6(2) 6-2

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

Fumus
07-22-2012, 11:52 PM
Yay!

Could the shoulder injury be why he can't serve in the 140s anymore?

Also...rankings check...where does this put him?

SapELee
07-23-2012, 12:07 AM
22 according to http://live-tennis.eu/

Deboogle!.
07-23-2012, 12:43 AM
Who knows? He served 138 last night. Today when the trainer came out he said he started to feel it a little last night. Hopefully it's just some kind of soreness/tiredness/strain and nothing worse. I would hope with the summer he has ahead that he wouldn't have risked something bad today by continuing :o

cobalt60
07-23-2012, 12:51 AM
OMG a Title? :woohoo:

OnyxRose
07-23-2012, 02:09 AM
Yay for another title! I hope his shoulder is okay.

Fumus
07-23-2012, 02:25 AM
Who knows? He served 138 last night. Today when the trainer came out he said he started to feel it a little last night. Hopefully it's just some kind of soreness/tiredness/strain and nothing worse. I would hope with the summer he has ahead that he wouldn't have risked something bad today by continuing :o

I agree. It's all about the USO but unfortunately he can't win it unless he wins matches and get confidence which means playing a bunch.

Pre-match they asked him how he felt and he said "...well, (pause)...it's one match so (pause)...so you know...(pause)...I can get through it." or something like that. So I knew he wasn't 100%

Top 20 is good....hopefully he can pickup points at Canada or Cincy.

Smoke944
07-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Olympics now. Please get a medal. I don't care what type :angel:

arodfanpe666o
07-23-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm happy but kind of sad also. Andy proved, once again, that if he is healthy, he can play. The thing is, once he gets more play, his body can't handle it. He can't play himself into form.
I really hope it is nothing serious with the shoulder and Roddick can play 100% at the Olympics.

Deboogle!.
07-23-2012, 02:57 PM
It doesnt sound like anything serious if he's going right to London today and not even having an MRI on the shoulder. Let's hope anyway

Fumus
07-23-2012, 03:25 PM
It doesnt sound like anything serious if he's going right to London today and not even having an MRI on the shoulder. Let's hope anyway

Yea, I've just noticed though in the past few months it seems the fast ball isn't as fast...although he does seem to be serving alot more accurately.

Angle Queen
07-24-2012, 02:18 AM
OMG a Title? :woohoo:Who says 30 is old?

I'll admit, I gave up on him when I saw the first set score. Didn't look at the final until just a few minutes ago.

Woot! Woot! and Double Woot!

:wavey: Sue. And Deb...and Tangy...and Fumus...and Fee (I know she's out there!)

Deboogle!.
07-24-2012, 02:34 AM
Hey you! :)

seljanin
07-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Haven't added my :banana: contribution to this thread yet :)

I mixed up the starting time of the match, and, when I wanted to start watching Andy was losing 1:6, 1:0. So, I didn't see anything from the medical time-out and didn't even know that there might be something wrong with him. But I felt that he can turn around this match as losing a random set to a player of Muller's level (no disrespect meant) doesn't mean anything. So happy for another title :aparty:

Really looking forward to Olympics :yeah: Best of luck, Andy!

SapELee
07-26-2012, 01:44 AM
Grant Doyle ‏@doylotennis

Priceless. pic.twitter.com/WNb5c25w

https://p.twimg.com/Ayn0QmnCcAAfGTd.jpg

arodfanpe666o
07-26-2012, 12:52 PM
terrible draw for Andy...

tangerine_dream
07-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Could somebody please give me a breakdown of Andy's Olympic draw and when is he scheduled to play? Thanks in advance. :wavey:

Travod
07-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Well he's screwed :(

http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/results/men's-singles.aspx

OnyxRose
07-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Oh, yeah. That's a crappy draw. Oh well.

Fumus
07-26-2012, 10:19 PM
LOL - he's definitely not screwed. Of all of the top 4 he matches up against Djoker the best and of all of the top 4 Djoker is having the biggest slump. I have to think this is good...a win over Novak would make the tournament for him.

heya
07-28-2012, 09:29 AM
good. we don't need to watch him cry for himself and federer. vomit.

Deboogle!.
07-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Well, not off to a good start in doubles :lol: weird to see andy look so short next to john :haha:

well they lost. Andy was really terrible at net, quite frankly.

should be singles tomorrow for Andy... don't think he'll be in mixed.

arodfanpe666o
07-28-2012, 06:46 PM
How was Andy's shoulder?

Deboogle!.
07-28-2012, 06:49 PM
He served fine, several aces etc. Hard to tell for sure, but I feel pretty confident saying his shoulder was not a factor. It was his play at net that was a much bigger problem. And I think the fact that they had simply never played together before. And they were playing against doubles specialists.

Deboogle!.
07-29-2012, 09:24 PM
So Andy's match was postponed today, he's on first tomorrow at 11:30am and if he wins plays novak, who didn't look unbeatable

Fumus
07-30-2012, 12:22 AM
So Andy's match was postponed today, he's on first tomorrow at 11:30am and if he wins plays novak, who didn't look unbeatable

Spot on.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7p7wdJPYW1r59ahe.gif



https://p.twimg.com/Ayn0QmnCcAAfGTd.jpg

They don't hangout with D-Young, I guess?

arodfanpe666o
07-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Nobody seems excited about Andy's win toaday :P

tangerine_dream
07-30-2012, 11:05 PM
I was away at a birthday party so I missed seeing Andy's match today. I'm glad he got through the first round. :bigclap:

If he beats Novak then I'll be excited. :p

Silver.
07-30-2012, 11:39 PM
Well i'll finally be able to tick something off my bucket list tomorrow.

I'M SEEING ANDY LIVE ON CENTRE COURT! I CAN'T EVEN... SO EXCITED...

Been waiting TEN YEARS for this opportunity, thankyou scheduling gods. Been to 8 tennis tournaments and missed him every time, even missed him on the practice courts. Waited two hours at WTF once because he was scheduled to practice but he never turned up :lol:. If you want me to upload pics just say the word and I shall :)

Deboogle!.
07-31-2012, 01:55 AM
Awwww! I"m happy for you, I hope Andy doesn't suck in your presence. Enjoy :) and yes of course, share your pics!

OnyxRose
07-31-2012, 04:50 PM
Well, he sucked. He sucked a lot.

Fumus
07-31-2012, 07:06 PM
I wonder if that shoulder is an issue...he served awful and played worse.

arodfanpe666o
08-01-2012, 04:05 PM
I couldn't watch Roddick-Djokovic yesterday, but watched it today on a full tape. From what I saw, Andy was not THAT bad. He tried to hit the ball, to take it to the Djoker. Just everything Nole touched, it tourned into gold. The sad thing is, a lot of top players seem to have their best days against Andy lately. I just hope this match does not smack his confidence much.

What surprises me is that his serve seems to be the problem more and more often. I don't know why his best shot seem breaks down, maybe because overuse through the years...I don't know.

I wander if Andy can make a run in Canada (if he plays). A lot of the top guys will be tired from the Olympics.

Deboogle!.
08-02-2012, 01:36 AM
Why wouldn't he play Canada?

arodfanpe666o
08-02-2012, 07:42 AM
Maybe he needs time to recover. The shoulder or something. I was just saying. Not that I have read or heard something.I just don't know if he can handle playing every week till the end of US Open. And I don't want to see him tired and drained for the Open.

tangerine_dream
08-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Well i'll finally be able to tick something off my bucket list tomorrow.

I'M SEEING ANDY LIVE ON CENTRE COURT! I CAN'T EVEN... SO EXCITED...

Been waiting TEN YEARS for this opportunity, thankyou scheduling gods. Been to 8 tennis tournaments and missed him every time, even missed him on the practice courts. Waited two hours at WTF once because he was scheduled to practice but he never turned up :lol:. If you want me to upload pics just say the word and I shall :)

Even though Andy lost I hope you enjoyed watching him play live. :D That's the best way to experience tennis, especially a player like Andy. :wavey:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2012, 02:13 AM
Well apparently he did withdraw from Canada. Joy oh joy :o

arodfanpe666o
08-04-2012, 09:08 AM
Though I expected it, I'm really dissappointed. A bunch of top guys withdrew, it was really a chance for Andy to make some noise at Masters event. Heck,he even could have won it. And his seeding for the Open would have been different...

Silver.
08-05-2012, 12:17 AM
Thanks guys, I had an amazing time despite the result.

Infact it was UNREAL. Because guess what, Wimbledon was so dead you could just wander round the practice courts (courts 5,6,7 etc.) and there was no crowd. So I literally arrive, and ten minutes later there's Andy with a couple of people around him trying to get pictures, he's on his own and keeps asking the staff how to get to court 7 :lol: he kept apologising to people wanting autographs saying he had to practice. So, I went to court 7 to watch him practice, his partner didn't turn up till 10 minutes later, then about 5 minutes later it starting raining!

Andy wasn't happy because his was the first court to be covered and was moaning to the groundstaff asking them if they wanted him to practice in the middle of the road blah blah. So I thought there goes my chance of getting an autograph, he was in a terrible mood. Anyway, some little kid came up and begged for him to sign his cap and he agreed and i shot in behind him and managed to get my program signed, he only signed for two people. Haha, I was so giddy, i've wanted to see Andy live for ten years, never thought it would happen before he retired. More than I could have ever asked for.

Anyway, I will post some pics tomorrow for you :)

Fumus
08-06-2012, 03:07 PM
Well apparently he did withdraw from Canada. Joy oh joy :o

WTF!? Is his reasoning? He's tired from losing early?

StevoTG
08-07-2012, 07:22 PM
So disappointed to see that Andy's not in Toronto.

I know that there's been nothing written, but from following Hewitt over the years I always get the feeling that not playing a tournament, having not gone deep the previous week, means that the body isn't up to the challenge of playing a lot of tennis. Of course it's just speculation, but I do fear that Andy is struggling with his shoulder and/or other niggles.

Fumus
08-08-2012, 03:40 PM
So disappointed to see that Andy's not in Toronto.

I know that there's been nothing written, but from following Hewitt over the years I always get the feeling that not playing a tournament, having not gone deep the previous week, means that the body isn't up to the challenge of playing a lot of tennis. Of course it's just speculation, but I do fear that Andy is struggling with his shoulder and/or other niggles.

I'm guessing this is probably true...without really knowing much else.

heya
08-09-2012, 01:42 PM
so much pain physically. yet, the paycheck keeps him coming back for mickey mouse titles. at least he can stop the comment "a title per season is amazing".

it's pitiful if he harrasses umpires during timeouts for massages

Fumus
08-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Too bad...Toronto could have been a huge points grab event if he just played as well as he did in Atlanta.

SapELee
08-10-2012, 11:42 PM
W&S Open ‏@CincyTennis

@andyroddick draws @andy_murray and this crowd loves it!

Oh boy.

SapELee
08-10-2012, 11:51 PM
^quarter section

W&S Open ‏@CincyTennis

@andyroddick draws a Qualifier in the first round

SapELee
08-11-2012, 01:33 AM
Full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/422/mds.pdf

Deboogle!.
08-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Well, at least he's playing...

Fumus
08-13-2012, 04:17 PM
Well, at least he's playing...

Yep- from I heard Murray was close to pulling out because of the knee injury so I suspect that if flairs up again for him...the draw could really open up for Andy and he could pickup some much needed ranking points before USO.

StevoTG
08-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Roddick down a set (6-7 2-1) and I think the trainer has just been called to treat his foot.

EDIT: The trainer is having a look at Andy's back. Apparently having a spasm or has tweaked a muscle, going off for treatment.

arodfanpe666o
08-14-2012, 08:31 PM
Andy injured again. So sad. He can't go even a month without getting some injury.

Deboogle!.
08-14-2012, 08:44 PM
:o

SapELee
08-14-2012, 11:18 PM
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/48666660/ns/sports-tennis/

http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/reuters/2012-08-14t214633z_1_cbre87d1oho00_rtroptp_3_tennis-men-cincinnati.nbcsports-story-612.jpg

MASON, Ohio (Reuters) - Andy Roddick's U.S. Open preparations took a turn for the worst on Tuesday when he suffered a back injury in a 7-6 6-3 first round defeat by France's Jeremy Chardy at the Cincinnati Open.

Chardy, who took his place in the first round as a 'luck loser', triumphed 7-4 in a first set tie-break but Roddick struggled in the second set during which he had treatment for back spasms.

After receiving attention, Roddick's serve was noticeably slower and he was broken twice by the Frenchman who is ranked 38th in the world.

Tournament wins in Atlanta and Eastbourne had indicated an upturn in form for Roddick but now he has to see whether he will be fit to play at Winston-Salem next week or hold himself back for the Open.

"I don't know yet. You know, we're going to have to figure this thing out. I don't have all the answers for it yet," Roddick said after his loss.

The back injury came when the American went for a low shot, he said.

"I felt fine early on, and then I had one lunge forehand and, we have all had it, your back kind of goes out or spasms a little bit," Roddick explained. "It got progressively worse.

"In a perfect world I'd love to play next week. I feel like I'd benefit from that. That's what we're going to try to do," he said, adding he would evaluate the situation in three days.

Chardy will take on Russia's Denis Istomin in the second round.

Fumus
08-15-2012, 01:11 AM
Andy to retire for his fans...hopefully soon.

arodfanpe666o
08-15-2012, 07:32 AM
Andy to retire for his fans...hopefully soon.

Yes. He obviously can't handle it anymore. And the little successes make the situation even more painful. At least for me, as a fan. I see he can still play, but his body can't hold on.

Fumus
08-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Yes. He obviously can't handle it anymore. And the little successes make the situation even more painful. At least for me, as a fan. I see he can still play, but his body can't hold on.

I mean for me, I never lost hope until this year. I can really see his serve, groundies and movement are big problems.

He used to roast guys like this 3 and 2.

I wasn't really ready as a fan to see him go but, I am now. It's time.

SapELee
08-18-2012, 12:38 AM
Winston-Salem Open, will play winner of Ramos and Blake.

Full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6242/mds.pdf

SapELee
08-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Andy will play James Blake tonight.

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Deboogle!.
08-21-2012, 02:51 AM
Well he won, barely.

Silver.
08-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Well he won two tiebreaks, good. I watched, he seems healthy. I'm going to tentatively be optimistic.

Why the hell was the crowd overwhelmingly for Blake. Pissed me off.

OnyxRose
08-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Lost to Darcis in straight set tiebreaks. Nothing else to say.

Deboogle!.
08-23-2012, 01:33 AM
:haha:

Fumus
08-23-2012, 09:09 PM
A sympathetic tennis god put Andy's draw together, I think. Tomic will be tough in the second round but then he has a beatable JMDP (because of a questionable wrist). I've been a debbie downer this whole season but I think he can make quarters again before he gets potentially stomped on by Novak.

SapELee
08-25-2012, 03:56 AM
Andy's qualifying opponent is Rhyne Williams.

Fumus
08-28-2012, 08:27 PM
OK - Deb, I was wrong. Andy dropped a 141 bomb today and served constantly in 130s...Darren said he thought it was best he'd seen Andy serve in years. I have to agree.

I've always said, I don't really pay attention to how Andy is playing from the ground but if he's serving well his whole game is soo much better. It's a good sign.

Andy joked after the match about the 141 serve says "I hadn't one of those in almost 3 years". LOL.

Tomic will be a much, much tougher test. He'll need to serve well to win that.

acoffeygirl
08-29-2012, 07:24 AM
Bob Bryan and Kim Clisters playing doubles! I would love to see that match. How fun!

Watched a bit of Andy's match today. He should have been pushing Williams around a bit more. I've stopped expecting much and am surprised with a win. Lol


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heya
08-30-2012, 08:40 AM
darren also said duck raided the refrigerator instead of winning in '08

SapELee
08-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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SapELee
08-30-2012, 10:12 PM
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tangerine_dream
08-31-2012, 12:25 AM
LOL tickets to the Roddick-Tomic match tomorrow night are already sold out. :eek: None of the night matches have sold out until now. Andy :worship:

Fee
08-31-2012, 12:48 AM
Have fun at the match tomorrow. Say hello to our former favorite patho liar of MTF, she'll be there too. You know, to see her 'ex-boyfriend'. (Oh wait, maybe she's lying about going to the match tomorrow too. Nevermind).

tangerine_dream
08-31-2012, 03:17 AM
Rock the house Tangy! :rocker2:
Have fun at the match tomorrow. Say hello to our former favorite patho liar of MTF, she'll be there too. You know, to see her 'ex-boyfriend'. (Oh wait, maybe she's lying about going to the match tomorrow too. Nevermind).

:haha: Thanks. :D If I can't get in to see the match tomorrow then I'll be at home watching it on the couch like this:

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m48tmtvsTl1rpysf2.gif

arodfanpe666o
08-31-2012, 10:02 AM
I am so shocked and stunned. I mean, I could see this comming, but I thought he was going to announce it еarlier. In the press conference he seems in peace with himself and this is good. I really hope he can enjoy tonight match the best he can. At this point, the result does not matter.

Fumus
08-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Good way to go out, it was really getting hard to watch the last 2 years.

Fee
08-31-2012, 07:52 PM
To be honest, I had a feeling after the AO this year. Then, I really believed it after he lost at Wimbledon. The way he walked off after his last match and the look on his face. I was actually more surprised when Delray announced that he had signed for next year's tournament. In a way though, I'm not surprised that Andy didn't make a big deal out of this being his last year on tour and only announced it right before a match that he could very likely lose. I can see why he would want to try to keep it as low key as possible, but at the same time let his fans and sponsors know. He tried to do both of those at the same time and that's not easy.

Two things I'm sure we'll see before the end of the year - a book deal and a TV commentary gig, even if its just a limited contract. He might be Davis Cup captain some day, but I don't see him as a full time coach.

seljanin
08-31-2012, 08:05 PM
:bigcry:

Nothing lasts forever, and this day was inevitable, but - damn! - I just cannot imagine, how to follow tennis, when there is no Andy Roddick to root for in the pro tour anymore. It has been smth like 10+ years since I am Andy's fan. My previous favorite player Pete Sampras retired in the best possible way, not everyone is blessed to retire like he did. After Pete retired, Andy quickly became my favorite player, he still is, and I doubt that there will be any player, whom I will support more than Andy. For the last few years I tried to watch his every match, if it was possible, and, if it wasn't possible or didn't have a stream, I was always following livescore. I think I was kinda living with his career a little as well :lol: Sure, Andy's retirement doesn't mean I will follow tennis less or anything like that. Tennis is by far my favorite sport, I love and watch all kind of tennis, also challengers, futures, even lower levels. However, Andy is the player, who is at the very top of my tennis pyramid, and, despite I felt that this retirement is closing in, and probably it is the best thing for him to say goodbye, my heart is really bleeding today :sad: Thus far I couldn't hold the tears only once because of tennis, and it was when Andy lost to Roger 14-16 in W'2009. The moment, when he waves his farewell here in USO, will for sure be the 2nd time.

My biggest tennis regret is that I have never seen Andy live. I have been to ATP tournament only once, in Valencia 2010, and unfortunately Andy had chosen to play Basel that week. I wanted to go to England this year, but couldn't make a room in my schedule, and was hoping that I will get to see him next year for sure :o Well, this is my own fault, but that is not fixable anymore.

So... probably for the final time... Come on, Andy! Will cheer for every single point he wins, when watching TV this night :yeah:

Fumus
08-31-2012, 10:10 PM
:bigcry:

Nothing lasts forever, and this day was inevitable, but - damn! - I just cannot imagine, how to follow tennis, when there is no Andy Roddick to root for in the pro tour anymore. It has been smth like 10+ years since I am Andy's fan. My previous favorite player Pete Sampras retired in the best possible way, not everyone is blessed to retire like he did. After Pete retired, Andy quickly became my favorite player, he still is, and I doubt that there will be any player, whom I will support more than Andy. For the last few years I tried to watch his every match, if it was possible, and, if it wasn't possible or didn't have a stream, I was always following livescore. I think I was kinda living with his career a little as well :lol: Sure, Andy's retirement doesn't mean I will follow tennis less or anything like that. Tennis is by far my favorite sport, I love and watch all kind of tennis, also challengers, futures, even lower levels. However, Andy is the player, who is at the very top of my tennis pyramid, and, despite I felt that this retirement is closing in, and probably it is the best thing for him to say goodbye, my heart is really bleeding today :sad: Thus far I couldn't hold the tears only once because of tennis, and it was when Andy lost to Roger 14-16 in W'2009. The moment, when he waves his farewell here in USO, will for sure be the 2nd time.

My biggest tennis regret is that I have never seen Andy live. I have been to ATP tournament only once, in Valencia 2010, and unfortunately Andy had chosen to play Basel that week. I wanted to go to England this year, but couldn't make a room in my schedule, and was hoping that I will get to see him next year for sure :o Well, this is my own fault, but that is not fixable anymore.

So... probably for the final time... Come on, Andy! Will cheer for every single point he wins, when watching TV this night :yeah:

I agree my man. I totally agree.

I saw him play a few times in person once at WTT, a few times at the USO from the nose bleeds. I have a pic with him before he went on to win 2 masters and then the USO in the summer of 03'. He's really the guy that got me started in watching tennis. I was spoiled. I started watching him in 2002 and then after only watching tennis for a year he won the open and I thought it would always be like that. Unfortunately you realize sports are for the most part ultimately very disappointing.

I never recovered as a fan from the 2009 loss, it just taught me to not get my hopes up anymore.

It's just weird for years, I've looked where Andy is when the draws come out for the majors and sort of try to imagine a way he could work his way though and win the thing.

I feel like not having to watch Andy lose anymore will be a burden off my shoulders and I can just watch the tennis now and root for nice matches but I won't have to worry about being emotionally let down all the time after losses.

seljanin
08-31-2012, 10:30 PM
I never recovered as a fan from the 2009 loss, it just taught me to not get my hopes up anymore.

It's just weird for years, I've looked where Andy is when the draws come out for the majors and sort of try to imagine a way he could work his way though and win the thing.

I feel like not having to watch Andy lose anymore will be a burden off my shoulders and I can just watch the tennis now and root for nice matches but I won't have to worry about being emotionally let down all the time after losses.

Yep, me too. If I just had a single wish to change one result in the history of the sport, Wimbledon 2009 final would be my immediate and only choice. I still can't force myself to watch highlights or trophy ceremony from that match, just can't.

Agree with other as well. When any kind of draw was made, I opened it with a first thought - ok, where's Roddick? Aha, here he is. In order to win the tournament he has to... :) Yeah... many years like that already. I think the very first time when I noticed Andy was when he defeated Michael Chang in French Open in 2001. That big serve + big FH combo and explosiveness made me a fan immediately. One month later I picked up a tennis racket for the first time in my life as well. Andy was among the main reasons for that.

Deboogle!.
09-01-2012, 01:35 AM
so basically, someone just had to convince andy that every match was the last of his career :sobbing:

acoffeygirl
09-01-2012, 01:51 AM
haha Deb....well that was a fun match to watch.

seljanin
09-01-2012, 02:00 AM
Andy was absolutely amazing tonight. Uhh... Andy... why was this FH hibernating since that win over Nadal in Miami 2010. Everything was clicking tonight. Ok, Tomic was poor, but Andy's FH had a good sting, BH was more than solid, slice approaches were deep, net game was sharp, and that serve was great as well. Bitter sweet match for me, but I finally felt that I am watching the vintage Andy, the one, whose fan I became all those years ago :worship: :sobbing:

Hopefully, he is able to produce similar level of play against Fognini :hug: Come on, Andy!

SapELee
09-01-2012, 02:22 AM
Great performance by Andy :)

http://i49.tinypic.com/307svmb.jpg

OnyxRose
09-01-2012, 02:35 AM
Ha,Deb. That's just what I was thinking. He basically has no pressure on him because he's done either way. Tomic was just non-existent but I liked Andy's game tonight anyway.

Fumus
09-01-2012, 03:10 AM
Yep, me too. If I just had a single wish to change one result in the history of the sport, Wimbledon 2009 final would be my immediate and only choice. I still can't force myself to watch highlights or trophy ceremony from that match, just can't.

Agree with other as well. When any kind of draw was made, I opened it with a first thought - ok, where's Roddick? Aha, here he is. In order to win the tournament he has to... :) Yeah... many years like that already. I think the very first time when I noticed Andy was when he defeated Michael Chang in French Open in 2001. That big serve + big FH combo and explosiveness made me a fan immediately. One month later I picked up a tennis racket for the first time in my life as well. Andy was among the main reasons for that.

Fuck that. I would just change the rain delay in 2004 and Roddick doesn't change to his stupid style of play wins gets the confidence and competes splitting titles with Federer. That killed him. That was the start of the decline.

Sure sure, he changed his game to become more well rounded but I think it would have happened anyways...09 was a heart breaker 04 was the career breaker.

:) What will we do with ourselves?

so basically, someone just had to convince andy that every match was the last of his career :sobbing:

Just like how every post will be my last post until he loses that final match and retires.

Winston's Human
09-01-2012, 05:55 AM
Watching both his press conference yesterday and his post-match conference, I can see that Andy is content with his decision to retire. I will miss the highs and lows of watching Andy tennis. My only regret is that I never saw him live.

Hopefully another player will capture my interest. That said, there is something to watching tennis without emotion.

arodfanpe666o
09-01-2012, 08:51 AM
So...Thank you Andy for playing great at least once more. The moment the match started, I realize how different my life would be without him.

starr_00
09-02-2012, 12:01 AM
Oh wow. Bought USO tickets a long time ago for Sunday... I'll be seeing Andy/Fognini tomorrow.

Been a huge Andy fan since 2001, obsessed like all you guys, following every win and loss, SO upset after Wimby '09. Can't believe I might possibly be watching his last match in person - total coincidence. But I'm hoping that there's no way he let's Fabio end his career. Not gonna lie, if tomorrow's match is it, I'll prob shed a few tears and totally embarrass myself in front of my friends lol.

Deboogle!.
09-02-2012, 01:43 AM
I'd be surprised if he lost his last match at Ashe to Fognini, but anything's possible. Have a great time, though :D

blosson
09-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Hope this crappy match is not his last. :(

Hi, had to be back for his last tournament.

OnyxRose
09-02-2012, 09:48 PM
Dicey moments but Andy won and sets up a match against Delpo. If that is to be his last match, better to JMDP than The Fog.

Deboogle!.
09-02-2012, 09:57 PM
blosson, great to see you here :hug:

arodfanpe666o
09-02-2012, 10:03 PM
Amazing,emotional match. I'm so happy Andy won. No matter what happens against JMDP, Roddick makes good tournament.

seljanin
09-02-2012, 10:22 PM
So glad we get to watch him for another match. This surely wasn't the best performance, Andy did go to pushing mode from time to time, but who cares, the main thing is that he won. I couldn't care less, if it is pretty or not, I want to see him winning, and that is, what he is doing here so far :)

The great thing is that I have at least two more days of following Andy pro career. Waiting for the next match as always, all the hopes and expectations.. just like all these years :)

Fuck that. I would just change the rain delay in 2004 and Roddick doesn't change to his stupid style of play wins gets the confidence and competes splitting titles with Federer. That killed him. That was the start of the decline.

Sure sure, he changed his game to become more well rounded but I think it would have happened anyways...09 was a heart breaker 04 was the career breaker.

:) What will we do with ourselves?

Well... yes, at that point of time I just thought that - oh, well, he will get plenty of opportunities in the future. I would still change that 2009, that one win would have compensated all the previous misfortunes.

heya
09-02-2012, 11:04 PM
he became obsessed with money. greedy for hollywood you-know-what. he stopped chasing after balls and fighting to get fit in 2004.
he claimed he had a bad match up with federer and only got bad and injured the last year...

it was not mostly bad luck. he just sucked.
i'm sure fed is not losing sleep over the biggest sycophant friend's departure.''


comedians have the worst lives, that’s why they make other people laugh for a living.
roddick is not funny because he should've
respected tennis fans, umpires and opponents and retired long ago.

Winston's Human
09-03-2012, 11:25 PM
While I feel bad for Mardy, I cannot help but note that (once again) Andy is the last American man in the singles draw at a slam.

Fumus
09-03-2012, 11:48 PM
he became obsessed with money. greedy for hollywood you-know-what. he stopped chasing after balls and fighting to get fit in 2004.
he claimed he had a bad match up with federer and only got bad and injured the last year...

it was not mostly bad luck. he just sucked.
i'm sure fed is not losing sleep over the biggest sycophant friend's departure.''


comedians have the worst lives, thatís why they make other people laugh for a living.
roddick is not funny because he should've
respected tennis fans, umpires and opponents and retired long ago.

You should retire.

arodfanpe666o
09-04-2012, 09:09 PM
It looks like Andy will have another rest day

tangerine_dream
09-05-2012, 07:11 PM
:D

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9uyg82EPN1qf81kmo1_500.jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Roddick+2012+Open+Day+7+uEvC318Ug7Dx.jpg

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Roddick+2012+Open+Day+5+uRkJVJsLv0Zx.jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Andy+Roddick+Brooklyn+Decker+Cheers+Andy+Roddick+B 2zzg_fv0eIx.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9usnfBheO1reksgko1_500.gif

Fee
09-05-2012, 10:31 PM
he became obsessed with money. greedy for hollywood you-know-what. he stopped chasing after balls and fighting to get fit in 2004.
he claimed he had a bad match up with federer and only got bad and injured the last year...

it was not mostly bad luck. he just sucked.
i'm sure fed is not losing sleep over the biggest sycophant friend's departure.''


comedians have the worst lives, thatís why they make other people laugh for a living.
roddick is not funny because he should've
respected tennis fans, umpires and opponents and retired long ago.

NO 1 CURR

Fee
09-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Meh. I wish they had finished this match last night. It just doesn't seem right, Andy walking off for the last time on such a gloomy, weird afternoon.

blosson
09-05-2012, 10:43 PM
You should retire.

:lol: Somethings never change! It's like being back home.

Hi, Deb long time no see. Nice to see you are still here! Had to be back for Andy's last one. Annoyingly it looks like today is his last match. Argh, vamos Andy, don't give up. If you are going to lose your last match ever at least lose to Djokovic!

SapELee
09-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Andy :sad: :hug:

seljanin
09-05-2012, 11:09 PM
This is it. Couldn't hold back the tears after it ended.

Thank you, Andy, for all those years of being a proud fan of yours. Hard to imagine following ATP without Andy on tour, but life moves on, and I have lots of fantastic memories.

Will miss you, Andy. Happy retirement! :hug:

tsurupettan
09-05-2012, 11:14 PM
gonna miss his presence so much on the tour. hope life after it is wonderful to him. cried at the end of his match and then at his speech.

blosson
09-05-2012, 11:18 PM
:awww::awww::awww::awww::awww::awww::awww:

At least it didn't end with him losing his serve!

Bye Andy.

arodfanpe666o
09-05-2012, 11:49 PM
It has been pain and pleasure though the years, to be a fan of Andy Roddick. A lot of times it was so damn hard. But it has always been an honor! Let's hope that now, in the end, he will get the respect he deserves.

OnyxRose
09-06-2012, 12:55 AM
I'm still so incredibly numb. I can't believe we have seen Andy play his last match on the ATP tour. He's given me so many memories and I'll miss him and miss rooting for him. Andy didn't get the respect he deserved while playing but I think as this day loomed closer that people realized just how long Andy has carried the men's game for the US.

I hope he has a wonderful and fulfilling post-retirement career.

Deboogle!.
09-06-2012, 02:09 AM
bye Andy :sad: Never liked JMDP before but definitely lots of respect now :hug: I'm glad to have been an Andy fan all these years for many reasons but most of all Andy led me to meet wonderful people with whom I've shared many great memories. Thanks guys :D

Bagelicious
09-06-2012, 02:48 AM
:hug: I know you guys will miss him and I will too! I wish him the best of luck in whatever comes next.

Fee
09-06-2012, 06:09 AM
bye Andy :sad: Never liked JMDP before but definitely lots of respect now :hug: I'm glad to have been an Andy fan all these years for many reasons but most of all Andy led me to meet wonderful people with whom I've shared many great memories. Thanks guys :D

Every single word of THIS. So much respect for JMDP, he was pure class after the match. And, also for the people I've met or "met" because of Andy, including Andy himself and many fans here at MTF and at the old RoddickRocks fan site (and also, Mandy Moore). The last ten years have been one heck of a ride. Thanks Andy, don't be a stranger. :hug:

Fumus
09-06-2012, 06:28 PM
I'll miss posting here.

What a forum!

partygirl
09-06-2012, 06:54 PM
I don't know what to say. If only Andy really knew how many people's lives he influenced by bringing them into the sport & the friends they would thus meet & experiences had, it is more than just playing/watching a game & I have learned that over the better part of the last decade.

I actually got to see Andy play live once & it was because of another great Andy fan: Fee & her graciousness, so thankful for that, for all the great Roddick fans and all the years we've all had here together because of that jerk, Andy.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better.http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport030.gif



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partygirl
09-06-2012, 07:01 PM
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Jimnik
09-14-2012, 03:44 AM
What a roller-coaster. From the highs of 2003/04 to the lows of 2005/06 back to the high of 2009/10 to the low of late 2010 onwards.

I'll miss you Andy. :sobbing:

arodfanpe666o
09-18-2012, 06:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p97NVkQD5Ls

A clip of Andy hitting tennis balls again. I don't know about you, but my heart still refuses to accept that he is not on tour anymore.

Myabe it is time for post retirement threat?