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Deboogle!.
11-23-2004, 03:45 PM
This can be the thread for Andy's 2005 schedule ;)


Andy's 2005 schedule (updated 5/18)

1/10/2005 Kooyong Classic Melbourne
1/17/2005 Australian Open Melbourne
2/04/2005 Grand Slam Jam Austin, Texas
2/07/2005 Seibel Open San Jose
2/14/2005 Kroger/St. Jude Memphis
2/28/2005 Davis Cup 1st Round...vs. Croatia Carson, CA
3/07/2005 Pacific Life Open Indian Wells, CA
3/21/2005 NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne, FL
4/07/2005 Exhibition with Mardy Fish River Oaks, Texas
4/18/2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships Houston, TX
5/02/2005 Rome
5/09/2005 Hamburg
5/23/2005 French Open
6/06/2005 London (Stella Artois)
6/20/2005 Wimbledon
7/16/2005 World Team Tennis (St. Louis)
7/18/2005 Indianapolis
7/25/2005 Los Angeles
8/01/2005 Washington D.C.
8/08/2005 Canada
8/15/2005 Cincinnatti
8/29/2005 U.S. Open
10/17/2005 Madrid
10/24/2005 Lyon
10/31/2005 Paris


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2004 stats from the ATP site and TennisCorner

Record: 74-18
Hard: 57-11
Clay: 5-5 (ew...)
Grass: 11-1 :yeah:
Carpet: 1-1 (let's play more next year k?)
Indoor: 14-3
Outdoor: 60-15
Slams: 15-4
3-set Matches: 30-4
4-set Matches: 1-2
5-set Matches: 0-3 :o:o:o:o

Tiebreaks: 37-14 (improved from 35-21 in 2003!)
Aces: 1017
Avg. Aces/Match: 12.6
DFs: 186
Avg. DFs/Match: 2.3
1st serve %: 63% (very nice!)
1st serve pts won: 81%
2nd serve pts won: 56%
Service games won: 91%
BPs saved: 69%
Pts won returning 1st serve: 29% :o
Pts won returning 2nd serve: 50%
BPs won: 40%
Return games won: 22%

Havok
11-23-2004, 05:20 PM
You mean to give himself an extra week off, not year.;)

Didn't Andy play Doha last year? What was the tournament that he played at where he got beat by Bjorkman? Anyways It's nice to see a good field and Roger entering this event is a way for him to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible because Fed has big time points to defend at pretty much every single event he's entered in the 2005 season. The schedule is so far so good, he just needs to learn to knock off a few tournaments to have more resting periods and to play more euro clay events. (screw Houston for the 127th time:))

Deboogle!.
11-23-2004, 06:15 PM
HAHA Yea I meant extra week :o

I agree, so far the schedule looks good. And yes Doha is where he beat Davydenko pretty handily then lost pretty badly to Bjorkman. It's good to have a nice field b/c when the competition is better, it forces you to find your form nice and early.

Agreed about the clay events, it'd be nice to see him take a little time off in between Memphis and DC/IW/Miami, then after those big three events, take the week off before Monte Carlo, then stay in Europe and play either Barcelona, or Munich/Estoril the following week, then do the other two TMS events and go from there. my fingers will be crossed that he plans it better until we see the schedule. But I have an awful feeling he'll play it again. I just don't know if he's capable of saying no to Mack.

Yea it's his fave season but he should also probably plan the summer HC season better, too. It'll depend on whether they're still in Davis Cup by then, but the QFs are now after Wimby. He got lucky in 2003 with all he played.... this year it caught up to him more, he needs to work in a couple weeks off in his HC season. And hopefully he'll play a little fuller of an indoor season, playing the 2 TMSs and maybe one of the other tourneys worth 50 points.

star
11-23-2004, 07:24 PM
So here's Andy's 2005 schedule that we know so far

Jan 3: Doha
Jan 12: Kooyong
Jan 17: AO
Feb. 7: San Jose
Feb. 14: Memphis

Let's hope he plans the rest of his schedule a little better than he did this year:o

From that schedule, it looks like more of the same old same old.

Deboogle!.
11-23-2004, 08:01 PM
Well yea, for the beginning of the year... but I don't think that's that big a problem anyway... he should cut out Scottsdale and just play DC then IW and Miami, that's one less tournament at least. Well, we can at least hope, right? ;)

Jennay
11-23-2004, 09:32 PM
This can be the thread for Andy's 2005 schedule ;)

According to someone in the tourney forum, Andy will play Doha again, along with a great field - Agassi, Coria, Nalbandian and Roger... none of them have played Doha before (doesn't Andre usually just like to play Kooyong before the AO and that's it?). Anyway, this tourney starts on Jan. 3. :eek: what an off-season. I'd been hopiing he'd play Sydney or one of the tourneys the following week to give himself one more year off. But I guess Doha pays too much money ;)

And we already know he's playing the Kooyong exho thing right before the AO.

So here's Andy's 2005 schedule that we know so far

Jan 3: Doha
Jan 12: Kooyong
Jan 17: AO
Feb. 7: San Jose
Feb. 14: Memphis

Let's hope he plans the rest of his schedule a little better than he did this year:o
Looks good so far, and since Roger is in the Doha field, he'll have to start up right away. Off season isn't long anyways.

Here's to a healthy, successful 2005 (and better clay season ;)) :banana:

superpinkone37
11-23-2004, 10:53 PM
So here's Andy's 2005 schedule that we know so far

Jan 3: Doha
Jan 12: Kooyong
Jan 17: AO
Feb. 7: San Jose
Feb. 14: Memphis

Let's hope he plans the rest of his schedule a little better than he did this year:o

yeah, he needs to work on that scheduling so he can have a quality clay season (none of that houston clay court crap, i hope) and not get burnt out during those stratchesd of hardcourt tounraments.

hmmm i should go to san jose cuz it would be going on during my birthday. but i think i'll save up my money and stay longer at IW

Mr. Man
11-24-2004, 01:45 AM
I hope next year will be better than this year.

andyroxmysox12191
11-24-2004, 02:13 AM
Agreed :)

Éowyn
11-24-2004, 02:48 AM
i wish he'd win the AO the final is a day after my birthday would be a great birthday present if he could do that, unlikely but hey i can dream right?

-ernie-
11-24-2004, 03:24 AM
Dang it, i used to live in Memphis TN and i USED to be a member of the Raquet Club......the place where the play this tournament....Im such an Idiot.......GOSH!

superpinkone37
11-24-2004, 04:03 AM
well, uh, its not like this will be the first year he will play that tournament....

MisterQ
11-24-2004, 04:03 AM
watch your language, Noodely.

PinkFeatherBoa
11-24-2004, 02:44 PM
Lots of us seem to have birthdays early next year, mine's during San Jose as well.:cool:

Good luck to Andy at the beginning of 2005, here's hoping for a more "2003-esque" year. (;

Deboogle!.
11-24-2004, 03:48 PM
here's hoping for a more "2003-esque" year. (;

I'll drink to that :drink: How about have the mental game of the summer of 2003 but play as completely as the first two matches at TMC? :)

Deboogle!.
11-24-2004, 06:38 PM
So someone posted the released entry list for Doha and Andy (and many of those other top names that someone listed) are not on it. I think that's better for Andy. Kooyong is enough - 3 guaranteed matches against top playerse is plenty, methinks, plus it's good b/c it's in the right atmosphere.

Fumus
11-24-2004, 07:20 PM
Look ahead to 2005, I see... new Reebok clothing...

Havok
11-24-2004, 10:22 PM
Look ahead to 2005, I see... new Reebok clothing...
:lol: btw, where did you get that avatar?It's awesome.:smoke:

J. Corwin
11-24-2004, 10:50 PM
Nice lookin schedule so far...I see that he's gonna come to San Jose again :silly: :yeah: Weuheu. :cool: Let Scottsdale be the one that gets cut out. ;) 3-peat in Queens! 3-peat in Indy! Let's go. :banana:

And let's win a tournament not in the U.S. or England (no St. Poelten doesn't count :p)

Deboogle!.
11-24-2004, 11:34 PM
England would be ok if it's the W ;) But yea, let's play more other tournaments in Europe, k?

I'm glad he's not playing Doha.... I think.

Golfnduck
11-25-2004, 12:14 AM
I so confused if he's gonna go to Doha or not. I think it hurt his confidence right off the bat this year. Maybe he should drop the tournament, if he hasn't already.

Deboogle!.
11-25-2004, 12:31 AM
He's not on the official entry list that has appeared. So that's that.

superpinkone37
11-25-2004, 02:20 AM
hmmm. well thats better then. no doha gives him at least another week before starting or something like that, right?

Deboogle!.
11-25-2004, 02:46 AM
yes, more, actually. Doha starts Jan 3 so he'd literally have like a 3 week offseason but Kooyong is like the 12th.

Fumus
11-25-2004, 04:52 AM
:lol: btw, where did you get that avatar?It's awesome.:smoke:

why Babolat.com, they have some cool wall papers on there with Andy, Carlos and Kim. :)

Fixed..so Jace can't be mad

Mowgli
11-25-2004, 01:40 PM
thanx 4 the site Fumus!

I hope he's going to win a European tournament in 2005! Finally! He has too! I agree: St. Poelten doesn't count :ras:

Deboogle!.
11-25-2004, 03:59 PM
Hi Mowgli, welcome! :)

J. Corwin
11-26-2004, 11:14 AM
Welcome Mowgli :)

star
11-26-2004, 01:53 PM
why Babolat.com, they have some cool wall papers on their with Andy, Carlos and Kim. :)

You posted that just to make Jackson crazy, didn't you? :lol:

Fumus
11-26-2004, 02:27 PM
Why would that make Jackson crazy?

star
11-26-2004, 02:31 PM
Because it contains one of the little word exchanges that makes him = grrrrrrrrr.

Didn't you read the spelling thread Mister Q started in non-tennis awhile ago? :)

Fumus
11-26-2004, 02:33 PM
There ;) you go it's fixed.

J. Corwin
11-26-2004, 08:54 PM
You posted that just to make Jackson crazy, didn't you? :lol:

:lol: I didn't even notice it. Nah it didn't drive me crazy. ;)

star
11-27-2004, 01:56 AM
You didn't notice it because it wasn't their anymore when you looked. :lol:

J. Corwin
11-27-2004, 04:52 AM
You didn't notice it because it wasn't their anymore when you looked. :lol:

It was still their in your quote though. :lol:

star
11-27-2004, 05:56 AM
yes it was. :)

Deboogle!.
11-30-2004, 06:09 AM
Andy is not on the list of very early commitments for Scottsdale. By this time last year, he was on their list. *fingers crossed and knocking on wood*

star
11-30-2004, 02:20 PM
Any word on whether he is playing in Houston?

Deboogle!.
11-30-2004, 03:36 PM
Nope, they still have 2004 commitments on their site :o

Golfnduck
11-30-2004, 08:04 PM
I really want to know his schedule so I can go to one of the tournaments. I want to go to one in the summer, which will be my first tennis tournament. I wish I could go to Wimbledon.

Deboogle!.
11-30-2004, 08:31 PM
if I recall correctly, they put his schedule up during the off-season... I mean we already know the first few of his tourneys, but yeah.... and if I also remember correctly, the first schedule they put up was only accurate through the spring since after that things were still being finalized. You could go back and find the thread from about a year ago about his '04 schedule to see when it came out last year, if you really wanna know that badly ;)

superpinkone37
12-01-2004, 04:21 AM
awww man i wish i could go to wimbledon. some day when i am rich and famous i'll go to whatever tournaments i want to all over the world and i'll send you all some tickets as well ;)

MisterQ
12-01-2004, 04:59 AM
rock on!! (:

amanda, thanks for taking part in my animal poll. No one else understands. :bigcry: ;)

MisterQ
12-01-2004, 05:12 AM
OK, Deb voted too, she's cool too. :cool:

(sorry for the tangent, everyone)

star
12-01-2004, 05:14 AM
*desperately wants to be cool

what animal poll?

MisterQ
12-01-2004, 05:16 AM
*desperately wants to be cool

what animal poll?http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=945212

:) :cool:

star
12-01-2004, 05:21 AM
Yeah....... but you know..... the party is getting a little crowded. :)

I voted..... but really..... I'm for the vertebrate idea.

Deboogle!.
12-01-2004, 05:28 AM
No need to apologize Q, the presence of Andy's backbone will, I think, be a vital factor in the success of his 2005 season!

MisterQ
12-01-2004, 05:47 AM
No need to apologize Q, the presence of Andy's backbone will, I think, be a vital factor in the success of his 2005 season!

:dance:

Yes, and hopefully he won't go telling the chair ump to get one this year... ;)

Deboogle!.
12-01-2004, 05:51 AM
Baaaahahahaahahahahha good one! Let's hope not!

I'll drink to that!:drink:

thelma
12-01-2004, 12:08 PM
Good luck in the 2005, Andy! :inlove:

tangerine_dream
12-01-2004, 03:45 PM
Hi Thelma, welcome :wavey:

J. Corwin
12-01-2004, 06:34 PM
Welcome Thelma!

And Q, it was a good marketing move to post the Animal Poll in here!....otherwise I probably never would have known. ;)

star
12-01-2004, 07:21 PM
and then you would never have gotten to vote.

It's like.... ........ omg! Tradgedy averted. :lol:

Deboogle!.
12-05-2004, 05:18 AM
from Charlie Bricker's weekly column
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The Millennium Championships Tennis Classic at the Delray Beach Tennis Center moves to its new date, beginning Jan. 31 and finishing on Sunday, Feb. 6. That's right, Super Bowl Sunday. But the final begins at 1 p.m., five hours before kickoff. ...

Tournament director Mark Baron is trying to get Roddick back into the 32-man draw, but Roddick is not ready to commit. The tournament starts right after the Australian Open, and Roddick may want time off if he goes deep into the second week of the first Slam of the season.

Havok
12-05-2004, 02:37 PM
If he enters Delray Beach....:fiery: (sorry jen)

Jennay
12-05-2004, 05:40 PM
I want to go to either Nasdaq or Delray, but I thought Delray would be better since it's a smaller tournament(could see more players).. it would be nice if Andy went too ;)

If he enters Delray Beach....:fiery: (sorry jen)
:ras: ;)

Golfnduck
12-05-2004, 08:00 PM
I think a bunch of us should go to one of his tournaments. We could be very rowdy :bounce: :bigclap:

star
12-05-2004, 09:24 PM
Jen -- You'll get to see MORE players at the Nasquack! For sure, you'll get to see lots more of you favorite Latin players. If you go early in the tournament, they'll all be out on the practice courts.

But it would be more noticable if there were many ducklings at a small tournament. It would be great if we all had the courage to dress up in duck attire, but...... frankly, I don't see myself doing that. :lol:

I think there will be several ducklings at IW this year. :)

Golfnduck
12-05-2004, 09:45 PM
I'm thinking of going to Indy cause it's July 18th-24th and my b-day is during that tournament.

star
12-05-2004, 10:12 PM
I'm thinking of going to Indy cause it's July 18th-24th and my b-day is during that tournament.

I think there is more possibility of my dressing up like a duck than there is my going to Indianapolis in July. :lol:

It seems like San Jose is closer to where you live than Indy. Why Indy? other than it being your birthday, of course. :)

Havok
12-05-2004, 10:20 PM
Besides, at Miami there's the WTA players as well:drool:. I'll be going to the TMS Canada as usual, falls during my b-day every year :smoke:. I just hope I get to see a full length Roddick match this time, and one where he wins.:)

Golfnduck
12-05-2004, 10:35 PM
I think there is more possibility of my dressing up like a duck than there is my going to Indianapolis in July. :lol:

It seems like San Jose is closer to where you live than Indy. Why Indy? other than it being your birthday, of course. :)
I have school during the San Jose tournament, and the official college golf season is from late February to April or May. I wouldn't want to just go for a weekend. I'd want to go for the whole week. So a summer tourney is my best bet.

star
12-05-2004, 10:36 PM
I see your way of thinking. :)

Then Indy looks like a good tournament. What about Cincy?

Golfnduck
12-05-2004, 10:37 PM
I would do anything during the summer. I might even try to save up money for the USO!!! I heard London is expensive, so Wimbledon is out for this year, but I would love to go to any tournament this summer.

Havok
12-05-2004, 11:03 PM
Montreal.:smoke: Your exchange rate + the cheapness of the tickets is worth it.

star
12-05-2004, 11:05 PM
Actually, that's a great idea!! Montreal is a terrific city........ MUCH better than either Indianapolis or Cincy.

Golfnduck
12-05-2004, 11:08 PM
Montreal would be fun!! When are the dates for that?

star
12-05-2004, 11:24 PM
Early August, I think.

oops! Last week in July.

Jennay
12-05-2004, 11:24 PM
Jen -- You'll get to see MORE players at the Nasquack! For sure, you'll get to see lots more of you favorite Latin players. If you go early in the tournament, they'll all be out on the practice courts
True, but I meant like more up close ;)
Nasdaq is a TMS and I've been to Miami.. so many people :scared:

But now that you have mentioned the Latin men that will probably be there, I will have to rethink it :lol:

star
12-05-2004, 11:28 PM
True, but I meant like more up close ;)
Nasdaq is a TMS and I've been to Miami.. so many people :scared:

But now that you have mentioned the Latin men that will probably be there, I will have to rethink it :lol:

I think if you go....... like during the women's qualies.. The men will be out there practicing... Usually there aren't very many people around during the first few days of the tournament. And, if your guys are playing on an outer court you can see them very close up.

Delray though seems like it would be very intimate. I'm thinking about Houston again this year, but I want to see who is going to be there. (I hope not Andy)

Deboogle!.
12-08-2004, 03:39 AM
Well look who decided to say hi
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12.7.2004 -

Tough loss for our boys in Spain, they competed well and played their butts off. Switching Nadal for Ferrero was an excellent coaching move by Spain’s captain. Nadal is the Latino version of Hewitt, and does his first pumps Spanish style. Andy was only able to break him twice for the match, both times in the first set. Nadal picked up his game as the match progressed and Andy had to come back in almost every service game to hold. We needed to split after the first day and came up short. On the final day Chuck Moya brought his A clay game and that was it. The up shot of the whole event was seeing over 27,000 tennis fans getting into the tennis.

Andy started 2004 in the first week in January in Doha and ended the year Dec 5th in Spain. He has more than earned a little R&R. We will pick things back up after Christmas: Memo to the tennis gods: How about a 9 ½ month season.
---------

not that I disagree about Andy needing some R&R - b/c he SERIOUSLY does, especially after what he expended in Spain. But he's got to keep working on his physical fitness, even if he and Brad aren't together working on stuff tennis-wise. I'm sure he will do this, but yeah I just had to say it lol.

star
12-08-2004, 03:57 AM
Ummm... How many exhibitions is he playing between now and christmas?

Deboogle!.
12-08-2004, 04:05 AM
Yea that's what's on his site...He better not do anything that's gonna aggravate whatever he strained by playing those exhos:o

And since he's not starting the season til Kooyong, his off-season will go til a bit later than it did in 2004.

superpinkone37
12-08-2004, 04:51 AM
hopefully whatever he strained is not something real bad....and he better keep on with the physical training stuff. the offseason is so short, but its probably gonna drag on cuz theres no scores and all that to keep up on. hmmm, maybe i will actually be able to get my homework done without all the extra distractions lol

Deboogle!.
12-08-2004, 05:56 AM
I thought it might be kinda cool to round up Andy's 2004 stats, then see where he is throughout next year and at the end of the season? I'm gonna put this in the first post of the thread, too, so we can find it easily.

2004 stats from the ATP site and other sources

Record: 74-18
Hard: 57-11
Clay: 5-5 (ew...)
Grass: 11-1 :yeah:
Carpet: 1-1 (let's play more next year k?)
Indoor: 14-3
Outdoor: 60-15
Slams: 15-4
3-set Matches: 30-4
4-set Matches: 1-2
5-set Matches: 0-3 :o:o:o:o

Tiebreaks: 37-14 (improved from 35-21 in 2003!)
Aces: 1017
Avg. Aces/Match: 12.6
DFs: 186
Avg. DFs/Match: 2.3
1st serve %: 63% (very nice!)
1st serve pts won: 81%
2nd serve pts won: 56%
Service games won: 91%
BPs saved: 69%
Pts won returning 1st serve: 29% :o
Pts won returning 2nd serve: 50%
BPs won: 40%
Return games won: 22%

superpinkone37
12-08-2004, 06:34 AM
thanks Deb :)

its really interesting looking at those stats now at the end of the year, and will be too seeing it in the future and comparing it to next year, for example

smucav
12-08-2004, 07:18 PM
um, four?

12/12/2004 11:30 AM Andy Roddick Celebrity Charity Exhibition The Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida
12/15/2004 7:30 PM Twin Cities Challenge St. Paul, Minnesota; Xcel Energy Center
12/17/2004 7:00 PM Rock n Racquets Univ of South Alabama, Mitchell Center
12/18/2004 7:30 PM Music City Challenge Nashville, Tennesse: Gaylord Entertainment Center

don't trust me though. (:

He's also participating in Brian Vahaly's event Thursday, December 9th in Norcross, Georgia (near Atlanta):
http://www.brianvahaly.com/bffmain.asp
__________________________________________________ _______________
The QTF chief said he was quite happy with the field, but added that he would have been doubly happy had they been able to rope in American World No.2 Andy Roddick who made his Doha debut in this year’s tournament.

When asked about the absence of any American or Australian players, the QTF chief replied: “Of course we would have liked to have them, but Andy Roddick informed us that he won’t be playing any competitive matches during that week (Jan 3-8). And with the Australian Open scheduled to start a week after our tournament, Australian players generally don’t come to our tournament, though (Mark) Philippoussis did make an appearance this year.”
Qatar geared up for ATP Tour event (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Sports_News&month=December2004&file=Sports_News200412082131.xml)

star
12-09-2004, 12:06 AM
um, four?

12/12/2004 11:30 AM Andy Roddick Celebrity Charity Exhibition The Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida
12/15/2004 7:30 PM Twin Cities Challenge St. Paul, Minnesota; Xcel Energy Center
12/17/2004 7:00 PM Rock n Racquets Univ of South Alabama, Mitchell Center
12/18/2004 7:30 PM Music City Challenge Nashville, Tennesse: Gaylord Entertainment Center

don't trust me though. (:

So much for Brad whining about the short off season.

Golfnduck
12-09-2004, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the stats Deb!! He needs to really work on his returning, I hope Brad will really get him in shape for the Aussie Open.

Deboogle!.
12-09-2004, 02:27 AM
Well, good, I'm REALLY glad Andy's not going back to Doha. He needs that extra week and a half. Kooyong is three guaranteed competitive matches with great players. That's enough for him.

star, we whined about his charity things last year too, he's always going to do them amd it's for a good cause. Plus, what he probably needs more than anything at this point is mental rest, and spending a week on a bus with his buddies and no pressure of competition still helps accomplish that goal :)

J. Corwin
12-09-2004, 02:45 AM
Pts won returning 2nd serve: 50%

:eek: That's actually pretty good returning stats. ;) I remember we were all talking about how Andy's returning has gotten a lot better during the AO....then the talk stopped. lol

Golfnduck
12-09-2004, 02:48 AM
I think the charity events are nice for him to do. They are in a more relaxed setting, and he is getting tennis a wider exposure. It will help keep him in better shape than if he was at home drinking beer and eating pizza on his boat.

Havok
12-09-2004, 02:56 AM
:eek: That's actually pretty good returning stats. ;) I remember we were all talking about how Andy's returning has gotten a lot better during the AO....then the talk stopped. lol
Much easier to return serves on rebound ace.;)

Deboogle!.
12-09-2004, 03:04 AM
lol that's true about rebound ace, but it was also the technique he was doing. He had specifically said he had changed some stuff with his return, I remember he wouldn't say what it was, but yea then after that it went downhill again. I hope that's something he works on extra hard. And it's actually interesting that his returning stats are quite similar to Marat's - someone who's considered to be SUCH a good returner.

star
12-09-2004, 03:54 AM
Well, good, I'm REALLY glad Andy's not going back to Doha. He needs that extra week and a half. Kooyong is three guaranteed competitive matches with great players. That's enough for him.

star, we whined about his charity things last year too, he's always going to do them amd it's for a good cause. Plus, what he probably needs more than anything at this point is mental rest, and spending a week on a bus with his buddies and no pressure of competition still helps accomplish that goal :)

You must have mistaken what I wrote. I was laughing at Brad's whining about the short off season when in fact Andy still continues to play exhibitions. No need to lecture me about it.

You have your ideas about what Andy needs and I have my ideas.

Deboogle!.
12-09-2004, 04:05 AM
no, I understood you were making fun of brad ;) I'm just saying that I can see how playing some charity exhibitions with your buddies could be seen as a form of rest, mainly of the mental kind. You don't think he needs to mentally unwind a little after what was a good, but disappointing, season?

star
12-09-2004, 04:22 AM
Well, excuse me then. Let me rephrase. I wasn't whining about Andy's playing charity events.

Deboogle!.
12-09-2004, 04:24 AM
ok:)

Iheartandy&roger
12-12-2004, 08:58 AM
I am really looking forward to the new season it'll pick me up from my after christmas blues and I can't wait to see all of my favs in action it'll be exciting!

Black Adam
12-12-2004, 12:08 PM
I think that on Rebound Ace Andy got all his chances to win AO. All he has to do is work more on perfecting his volleys and his timing on when to move up to the net otherwise on the baseline he is wonderful. I also like the backhand winners, backhand volleys and the overheads (normaly he waits for it the ball to bounce but the ones he did during the DC final were great ;) )

I am really looking forward to AO 2005.

But most importantly: Wimby 2005. He said that his sights were firmly fixed on the grass courts :yeah: Last year he said he could taste the victory, this year only the rain stood between and the title :) and in 2005 I can already see him with the trophy :bounce: :banana: :worship:

Deboogle!.
12-12-2004, 03:26 PM
I agree, TGS, it's not like Andy can improve his results on grass dramatically, but if he's volleying THIS much now and keeps improving it all year long until the grass "season," he should be REALLY tough to deal with on that surface if he volleys a lot and does it well. :)

Deboogle!.
12-17-2004, 02:16 AM
Roddick faces an uphill climb

American needs to figure out how to topple
dominant Federer from No. 1 ranking in 2005

By Bud Collins
NBC Sports
Updated: 8:33 p.m. ET Dec. 16, 2004Anyone for Alpine climbing? That’s the 2005 task for Andy Roddick and anybody else hopeful of overtaking Switzerland’s “Basel Dazzle,” Roger Federer, who has ascended to the No. 1 ranking -- and then some -- to tower above the game as imposingly as the Matterhorn.


King of the hill

Horning in on Roger’s summit territory will be a mighty accomplishment if he continues, as seems likely, on an upward trail.

It appears that only injury can push him off a cliff, not one of the contenders.

He won’t be 24 until he defends his U.S. Open title in August, which means -- Matterhorn or not -- he’s far short of his peak.

Bad news for the rest of the crowd, maybe, but good news for tennis in that such a smooth operator and good guy is leading the way with a fully complete game, hitting all the notes melodically.

The usual “impossible in this day” that greeted anyone discussing a Grand Slam may not apply to Federer.

Sure, it’s a moon shot.

No man has packaged all four majors within a calendar year since Aussie Rod Laver in 1969, but Roger nicked three in 2004, and may have missed a Slam in an uncharacteristically clumsy loss to Brazilian Guga Kuerten at the French Open.

Roddick searching for answers

Do you think Roger’s predecessor at No. 1, Roddick, had a bad year?

I don’t, even though he couldn’t beat Federer (very few could).

Only 22, ranked No. 2, and having led the U.S. to the Davis Cup final, Andy, too, has a long way to go to reach his own pinnacle.

However, Andy’s sacking his coach, Brad Gilbert, indicates that he wasn’t happy with the year.

Whatever their falling out, whether Andy was more impatient with himself or Gilbert -- on the record a sensationally winning combination -- the ambitious “Meteor Man” has learned that the fastest serve in the universe isn’t enough to pierce Federer.

And also more than a huge forehand.

Roddick needs more assets, and is in a hurry to add them to his game.

Obviously, Andy believes that Dean Goldfine, an understated but astute and highly respected coach, has some answers he’s been seeking as he's chosen Goldfine to replace Gilbert.

Once upon a time, not long ago, a teenage Roddick was hailed as “the future of American tennis.”

Now he is American tennis, or at least the male branch of it.

Has Andre any magic left?

Roddick's eager and anxious to take it a few notches higher in 2005, append major titles to his U.S. Open of 2003, and he also hopes that other compatriots will follow his lead, particularly his buddy, Mardy Fish.

That isn’t happening.

Other than his Olympic silver medal, Fish has been a disappointment, and Roddick faces a new year as probably the lone American in the top ten.

.....................

Brighter Davis Cup outlook for Americans
For the U.S., bereft of a Davis Cup since 1995, the new season looks better, a schedule with the possibility of playing four matches at home.

That means Roddick and the Bryan twins, Mike and Bob, could pull it off without a reliable second singles player.

That’s the dream of U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe.

Meanwhile, with the offseason lasting all of 28 days, another endless campaign begins Jan. 3 in Adelaide, Doha and Chennai, with the first major looming in Melbourne Jan. 17: the Australian Open, celebrating its centennial.

Defending champion Federer and Safin were the finalists a year ago, but Hewitt, straining to break the Curse of Eddo, would be worth a few bucks with an Australian bookmaker.

Not quite the 86-year-old Curse of the Bambino that the Red Sox buried, but Australians are moaning and hoping within a 29-year drought.

The last native to capture the title was Eddo -- Mark Edmondson -- in 1976.

heya
12-17-2004, 08:34 AM
on the record a sensationally winning combination
Hyperbolic know-it-all.

Collins should grasp the concept that Andy has
more than just power, serve & forehand.
Andy didn't win 100 matches at 11 years old
with no real talent.

Let's see.
Collins can drag around his heavy body, what his parents gave him, on the court.

He's supposed to be insecure, not because he lacks great talent,
but because his speed & fitness are beyond control. That's why he should be hesitant to slow his serve down.
He gets fatigued,
ill+injured, he can squander a lead after he follows bad advice.
Bad line calls ruin him.
Rain delays come.
Waste 6 break points,
Hear a crowd jeer after missed serves & finally lose a match he should win.?

heya
12-17-2004, 02:10 PM
thehustler
Roddick spends all his time goofing off .
There's nothing wrong with spending time with family and friends if it keeps you grounded, but if you prefer that over improving your game you can't complain when you get your butt handed to you on a plate.

NoBadMojo
if his player doesnt wish to and actually wants to practice and walks away, gilbert would try and talk to who ever was on the other side of the net...i've seen players just walk away from him because it's endless and relentless.....once, when nobody on court would engage him in conversation, he engaged someone watching the practice session

Marius_Hancu
I feel something might have to do here with the coaching he had in his last junior years and first years as a senior (Benhabiles), which was focused only on his stronger areas.

mlee2
Roddick's volleying skills are due to his confidence (or lack thereof). Good days = good confidence and visa versa.

putting it all out there surely shortened Jimmy Connor's career.
God forbid, a pro actually putting in 100% into a match for his fans. What's next for that drama queen? :lol:

The tennis guy
..He is bending his waist instead of his knees, he is swings rather than punches, he has loose wrist at point of contact rather than firm.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 03:33 AM
Last year Andy's new schedule was posted at his site by early December.... come on AR.com :smash:

Devotee
12-26-2004, 06:28 AM
If he enters Delray Beach....:fiery: (sorry jen)

If he enters Houston Clay Courts . . . . :fiery:


I contacted the tournament director for Houston about 2 months ago &
she said Westside Tennis Club would continue to host that tournament for
the foreseeable future.
Andy is so loyal that I fear he'll enter it for years to come -- whether
it's good for his career or not!
Who or what can possibly convince him otherwise?
A new coach? Losing in the 1st. round? Exhaustion?

heya
12-26-2004, 08:24 AM
EXACTLY!!! When he loses 6-0, he says with a blank face, "That guy won all year."
I guess his mother doesn't care if he doesn't want respect on the court.
She mentioned something like, "People say that Andy doesn't want
other players' respect."

Jim McIngvale is a selfish jerk. He called himself "crazy." That's an understatement.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 02:38 PM
If he enters Houston Clay Courts . . . . :fiery:


I contacted the tournament director for Houston about 2 months ago &
she said Westside Tennis Club would continue to host that tournament for
the foreseeable future.
Andy is so loyal that I fear he'll enter it for years to come -- whether
it's good for his career or not!
Who or what can possibly convince him otherwise?
A new coach? Losing in the 1st. round? Exhaustion?

OMFG I KNOW!!!! But you see, he was exhausted last year coming right from DC, and he played anyway. and after every match he'd do an on-court interview with Wayne Bryan and EVERY TIME he said "I'm so tired but the crowd got me through tonight" and you know he meant it but still... I don't know what would get him to stop playing. I wish I knew, b/c then I'd do it, but I don't know what.

I mean, I went to this tourney last year. The venue is, at least I found it to be, wonderful, the volunteers are all very nice, everything about it is a lovely little tournament, and the American players are treated like Gods, by fans and by the tournament organization - so I understand why they want to play there, I REALLY do. But it is time some of them realize that the tournament is not helping their careers and might in fact be hurting it. I'd rather those guys stay in Europe that week and even if they didn't play anything that week, they'd at least be in Europe practicing there and on that clay, and not putting that strain of traveling on themselves! And I love that they're loyal, it's a nice part of their personality, but when it's so clearly this bad for your career I just don't understand:o

I'm annoyed Andy's schedule isn't up yet - it would give us something to talk about (and bitch about) LMFAO

Golfnduck
12-26-2004, 05:03 PM
I'm wondering why his schedule isn't up yet either. I would also rather have Andy play Euro clay than Houston. I think Andy plays in Houston to get tennis out to the American public, but sometimes he has to think of his own career. He needs to spend time over there to develop his game on clay. I think if he can get a couple wins against good clay courters, it would really boost his confidence.

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 06:28 PM
is the clay in Houston faster than the Euro clay? coz i mean why does he do so damn well there and not in Rome or RG (at all, like ever, lol)

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 06:33 PM
technically it is the same clay as at RG, the owner of the tournament flies it in from Paris and it's one of the only places in the whole US that has that clay. If it's faster it's only because the climate conditions in Houston are different from that in Europe but they wet it in between matches (sometimes even sets, depending on how hot it was) - it's definitely not green clay or anything made to be particularly fast.

There are a couple reasons Andy does well there, in my opinion:

1) it's in the US and he's simply more mentally comfortable here, STILL
2) the quality of player is not nearly as good as that play the European tournaments.
3) on top of it being in the US, he's a particular favorite in HOuston b/c of what he did when he was 18 the first time he played there. It rained really badly and for the 200-300 people who stayed for his semifinal until it finished, he bought them all tickets to the following day's final. People there still talk about it b/c it's a lot of the same people that go to the tournament every year. I mean they LOVE him there and he soaks it up and pulls through some tough matches b/c of it.

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 06:36 PM
hes sucha a crowd person, he needs some more European fans i guess! i'll try pulling it together but not alotta people here in London even know who he is, even AFTER the wimbly final (its like everyone loves timmy or the Fed Man) he needs to be more confident on clay, but it gets knocked quite a bit im guessing lookin at his recent clay results (l. to O.Mutis RG '04) but will he really ever be good on clay? i mean good enough to cut it, so to speak?

RodFan08
12-26-2004, 06:37 PM
is the clay in Houston faster than the Euro clay? coz i mean why does he do so damn well there and not in Rome or RG (at all, like ever, lol)

Actually yeah. I think European clay is even slower and more slippery. Also there's an American crowd which makes him play better. Almost everytime he plays a match there he's gonna be a crowd favorite, so he has huge support from the cowd, that's not necessarily true when it comes to European fans. Also the conditions are so different when comparing Europe to here. There it can rain alot but I think more than the spring time in the US. Therefore the conditions can be heavier and slow the court even more.

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 06:39 PM
hes sucha a crowd person, he needs some more European fans i guess! i'll try pulling it together but not alotta people here in London even know who he is, even AFTER the wimbly final (its like everyone loves timmy or the Fed Man) he needs to be more confident on clay, but it gets knocked quite a bit im guessing lookin at his recent clay results (l. to O.Mutis RG '04) but will he really ever be good on clay? i mean good enough to cut it, so to speak?

Do not worry this year at wimby , the applause he got after the final was louder than the one the fed man got so :yeah: No Worry about fans :worship:

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 06:41 PM
Well y'know, that's the thing that's always baffled me, he's very popular wherever he plays - even in Europe. No it's not the same kind of support as he gets in the US but he gets wonderful support everywhere.

As for clay, I absolutely believe that Andy can cut it on clay. He has a game that's good enough to. he's got a great serve that should work on any surface, and he's good off the ground. I think part of his problem is physically - he has to train on clay more, get used to sliding into his shots better, and most of all getting fitter and faster.

But I also believe just as equal a problem for him on clay is mental - he doesn't LIKE it. The one time playing well on clay REALLY REALLY meant something special to him - that was this past month at the DC Final - he worked his ass off and mentally did as best he could and fought very hard, etc.

And he put in a very respectable showing against two of the very best clay-courters in the world. Even though he lost the matches, that proved to me that he is absolutely capable of doing well in the clay TMS tourneys and stuff, especially considering the conditions in Spain and how much all the intangibles were against him and that isn't the case in a regular clay tourney. He just has to mentally get himself up for it.

And what he has to do is go to Europe, get on the clay as early as he can, really get himself up physically and mentally, put in the work on the claycourts IN EUROPE against GOOD CLAYCOURTERS, I am so confident that he can have decent results on clay.

Actually yeah. I think European clay is even slower and more slippery. Also there's an American crowd which makes him play better. Almost everytime he plays a match there he's gonna be a crowd favorite, so he has huge support from the cowd, that's not necessarily true when it comes to European fans. Also the conditions are so different when comparing Europe to here. There it can rain alot but I think more than the spring time in the US. Therefore the conditions can be heavier and slow the court even more.

No, it is technically the same clay as at Roland Garros. And the weather in Houston is actually very heavy, very humid. This past year it rained early in the tournament but from about Tuesday or Wednesday on the weather was absolutely gorgeous - but it rains a LOT in Houston, trust me I lived there for 4 years lol. But what you said about the crowd and the American atmosphere is absolutely true.

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 06:41 PM
yeah i noticed that actually, musta been not good for Fed really, when you win a slam and the runner up draws the bigger cheers,lol. i think id be gutted! but hes so endearing and he really gave it all i think, and us English love a fighter! :) :)
yeah hes gonna be Centre Court all the way now, not even Court number 1, will be in his order of play, unless timmys playing of course...

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 06:44 PM
:lol: I think Roger was ok with Andy getting bigger cheers... and I'd bet Andy would trade the ovation for the trophy and winner's check.... just a hunch LOL

Andy will be on Court 1 at Wimby a little, I'm sure, even Roger and Tim both were last year. But he shouldn't be on court TWO again, and he should have more than one match on Centre Court before the final, should he reach it. That was a little unfair but whatever, all water under the bridge

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 06:48 PM
hehe yeah i dont think andy liked being scheduled for court two. maybe too much of a step down for a slam champion...i did though, thats when i got to see/meet him, and that kicked serious butt! otherwise i would never have seen him, he needs more centre court time methinks, makes sense really, now hes a previous finalist.
i think Rogi might know that Andys more popular with the bigger crowds, i mean he does watch tennis right???? its hard not to notice...for ANYONE :D

RodFan08
12-26-2004, 06:51 PM
No, it is technically the same clay as at Roland Garros. And the weather in Houston is actually very heavy, very humid. This past year it rained early in the tournament but from about Tuesday or Wednesday on the weather was absolutely gorgeous - but it rains a LOT in Houston, trust me I lived there for 4 years lol. But what you said about the crowd and the American atmosphere is absolutely true.

Oh okay, I didn't know what I was thinking. I thought I heard that somewhere. Oh maybe it's the difference between green clay and red clay. Maybe that's what I'm thinking of. I think green clay is not as slow and not as slippery. Anybody know what I got that from, cause I'm sure I didn't make that up in my mind.

But, yeah, I'll take u're word for it, I've never been to Houston, so I shouldn't say. Thanks for correcting me(not being sarcastic)lol

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 06:54 PM
That's ok - a lot of tennis people (like Bud Collins, even!!) think Houston is played on green clay lol. I always feel like saying, ok look I have pics to prove it LMAO!!!!!

Green clay is definitely faster, you're right :) That's what Andy's first title in Atlanta in 2001 was on, and that's what most of the clay courts in the US are, and that's kinda part of the problem - not enough red clay courts in the US :(

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 06:57 PM
yeah i agree, andy definitely needs to work on clay skills, coz yeah i know it might not be important to him to win RG, or yknow any other titles on clay, but development in that area will help his game soooo much. it will help his feel, and add no end of depth to his game, and prove to some anti-andy people, he can do more than the Andy 101, of booming serve then the smashing forehand to follow up.

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:15 PM
:scratch: Well the only claycourt skill i know is serving most of the time on the exterior side of the box then if the opponent returns the shot hit it to the other side of the court for most of the times a winner :yeah:........I heard that in the 90's Agassi gave players a hard time using this skill.
And also in a rally he tired his opponents by hitting the ball right then left and so on. :worship: And also dropshots are great.

If Andy could do this more often he would win more matches but his perfomance in DC final was so promising that on Yahoo he is one of the Favorites for the FO title :) Well that means ppl are betting for him :yeah:

http://yahoo.oddschecker.com/yahoo/mode/c/card/tennis-frenchopen2005

He is actually ahead of Gaudio and Safin :eek:

For more see : http://yahoo.oddschecker.com/yahoo/mode/m/menuid/8407

Deboogle!.
12-26-2004, 07:17 PM
If Andy could do this more often he would win more matches but his perfomance in DC final was so promising that on Yahoo he is one of the Favorites for the FO title :) Well that means ppl are betting for him :yeah:

http://yahoo.oddschecker.com/yahoo/mode/c/card/tennis-frenchopen2005

He is actually ahead of Gaudio and Safin :eek:

For more see : http://yahoo.oddschecker.com/yahoo/mode/m/menuid/8407

OH MY GOD!!!! :haha: they just obviously have no clue what they're talking about lmfao

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:19 PM
ahead of Gaudio? the last champ, is not ahead of andy who hasnt got past 2nd round? lol, well thats promising, or maybe more worrying :lol:
i spose coz when it comes down to it, hes just a damn good player so he'll always be among the favourites regardless of the tournement...but RG? hmmm...lol
i agree the DC final was encouraging, '05's gonna be a mighty interesting year!

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:24 PM
I would like to think its quite encouraging :yeah:

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:27 PM
yeah for sure...he needs to get his butt on clay more often, and more importantly like REALLY CARE about it, like he did in the DC final, then he'll break through...dont you think?

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:32 PM
Yes I think so.........all he needs is confidence......and the will to win on clay coz if he knows that he can win on cay it would boost their chances for DC in case they meet Argentina :yeah: :)

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:34 PM
i dont think the team would have much chance against Argentina, now that would be asking alot...i mean Coria, Gaudio and the likes...? gosh that would be one hella victory, but thats a loooooong way off. maybe even an impossibility??

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:39 PM
Well i would like to see Andy beat the best claycouters on clay :yeah:
But most of all to win the DC
And a year like 2003......that was a pure dream come true :worship:

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:42 PM
yeahh it couldnt have been more perfect, the back to back super nines, then the major, and then to top it off :bowdown: NUMBER ONE! :bowdown:

hell yeah baybee, andy was king of that year, now Deano is gonna have to try follow up that with his maiden voyage with andy....GO DEAN!

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:42 PM
Including a great Perfomance at FO.

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:45 PM
if he can make it in to the 1/4s or further :worship: , thatd be a credit to Dean really, andy needs to stepup and realise he needs this thing called patience to win on clay...and hes gonna have to grind and i mean HARD!

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:50 PM
Frankly I understand his eager to will to do all to win Wimby :kiss::hearts:
But if some points are won at FO, they are very are welcome :worship:

MissFairy
12-26-2004, 07:52 PM
what im hoping is this yeah will reap some Major titles, yknow slams- yeah for sure, but some super nines, i love 'em! :hearts:
and then he'll have the confidence to challenge Rogers super-dom at least! :bigclap:

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:56 PM
what im hoping is this yeah will reap some Major titles, yknow slams- yeah for sure, but some super nines, i love 'em! :hearts:
and then he'll have the confidence to challenge Rogers super-dom at least! :bigclap:

yeah! And if Andy could repeat the feat of successive titles :Queens, Wimby, Indianapolis,Motreal, Cincy & USO i bet my heart beat will be 5 times faster than normal :lol: :yeah: And that will prove to the guys on GM that Andy is the best Hardcourter :worship: :bigclap:

Black Adam
12-26-2004, 07:58 PM
As my signature says : ANDY FOREVER RULES THE HARDCOURTS !
I really mean Business :bounce:

Jennay
12-26-2004, 11:05 PM
He gasped for air a lot in Spain.
Andy wasn't even near 80% physically/emotionally but he still had a set point vs. Nadal. When he was not willing to suffer anymore, he let go of break point chances.
He lacked confidence even when he went up 3-1 2nd set vs. Moya, but
he lost serve when he was lazy.
Andy didn't trust himself (to end points quicker, he rushed serves in the net, smashed bad forehands + volleyed when he knew it wasn't effective).
Then, let Nadal back in the match in 2nd-4th set.
Spaniards tried their best, but that wasn't Andy's best effort.
Mardy Fish, on the other hand...:rolleyes:

Hopefully, Dean'll tell him to stop clapping & celebrating after he wins a point
in a tiebreak, etc.
That's one of Andy's personality flaws; not willing to fight all times to win. :smash:
1 second, he reaches the ball easily, the next second, he RUSHES in a double fault &
stops strategizing & improvising.
Despite the physical/mental problems, Andy still was good enough to beat Moya and Nadal because he broke their serves and got to 4 tiebreaks.

Andy experimented too much with difficult volleys/ridiculous serves,
but he wasn't being mean & tough, like Sampras/Jimmy Connors.

Andy was off balanced, dragged his muscular, heavier body around the
WATERY, nasty clay. I don't care for clay because so many guys get cramps and
fatigue because they're not light and quick-footed.
Andy has to lose the weight that he gained back recently.
Andy's too heavy and muscular to win a DC clay match and French Open now.
Last year, he was 197 pounds, with a bigger belly. :scared: :o
I want a thinner PIZZA Boy. :sobbing::dance:
:lol:

I love you heya.

Iheartandy&roger
12-27-2004, 07:41 AM
Well we don't need him to start a trend letting all of them get heavy and then have Sumo tennis or something eww ( i'm sure he'll lose the beer and pizza weight) ... and hey 2005 is just around the corner so we'll see we never know what will happen! hopefully good things!

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 02:51 PM
Ok the Australian press keeps going on about this even though people here say that a tiebreaker would go to Andy. Does anyone know if this is true? And this is also the first I've heard about Andy playing Adelaide. I do not think he should play. Do the australian press just not know anything about how the ranks work?
=---------------------

What's doing, Andy Roddick?

28dec04

ANDY Roddick's decision to play or practise next week could ultimately decide Lleyton Hewitt's aspirations of carrying the second seeding into the centenary Australian Open.

Clinging to a slim rankings lead of 65 points, Roddick can be usurped as world No. 2 by Hewitt if the Australian has a strong week at the Next Generation Australian Hardcourt Championships in Adelaide from Monday.
Roddick, now working with Dean Goldfine after sacking Brad Gilbert, is still considering an invitation from tournament directors Mark Woodforde and Peter Johnston to take a wildcard into the historic Memorial Drive event.

If the American chooses to continue his Australian Open preparations in the United States, he will leave the door ajar for a rejuvenated Hewitt to snatch the No. 2 ranking -- and seeding for the Open.

Roddick leads 3655 to Hewitt's 3590 points. If Hewitt is able to reach the Adelaide semi-finals or better, he will almost certainly earn the right to start the Australian Open on the opposite side of the draw to world champion Roger Federer, who has a commanding 6335 ranking points.

Woodforde and Johnston continue to deal with Roddick's management company, SFX. "We're expecting to be in touch with the Roddick camp to receive either a confirmation of his appearance in Adelaide or his withdrawal," Woodforde said.

"If Andy came, it would add further depth to what is already looming as a great event. With Lleyton returning to Adelaide, Andy knows there's a chance he could lose the No. 2 spot if Lleyton plays well. Obviously, that's a big consideration for both players."

Hewitt thumped Roddick in straight sets at the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston, later declaring the victory as possibly the best of a celebrated career.

The dual world champion has toiled feverishly on the practice court under coach Roger Rasheed after working his way back from No. 19 to third in the world with another wonderful season.

Roddick dumped Gilbert for unspecified reasons.

Since the split, speculation has swirled around the 2003 US Open champion suggesting he was uncomfortable with his financial obligation to Gilbert who, in turn, was said to be unhappy with the input of the player's father and Roddick's work ethic.

The Adelaide field is one of its strongest in years.

Olympic medallist Nicolas Kiefer, a former world No. 4, will vie with rapidly rising Swedish star Joachim Johansson, a US Open semi-finalist, for overall honours.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Mario Ancic is another obvious title contender.

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 02:56 PM
ohh damn, i never thought about that...andy realy needs to keep the number 2 seeding, he could do without meeting roger before the final. errr but i thought he wasnt gonna play then, but he might feel like he has to though... 'historic Memorial Drive event'? ermmm...never heard of this, but dya think he'll take it?

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 03:03 PM
It's the Adelaide tournament next week. he's never played before.

What I want to know is that it's even true. By my calculations (and others' here), Lleyton would have to WIN the tournament, and even then they would be at a TIE. And Andy has more required event points, so that should break the tie in Andy's favor. But this article disagrees with that. But I don't know if the article is correct.

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 03:07 PM
im guessing youre right, boy the press get it wrong alot anyway :lol:
i dont think he would play it anyway, its too close and i'd think he'd rather wait, esp if it doesnt hold any real significance (the seeding and all)
what tournament is he meant to play before going to oz?

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 03:16 PM
he's only scheduled to play Kooyong, which is an 8-play exhibition, each player is guaranteed to play three matches and all good players are playing (put it this way, Paradorn Srichaphan is the lowest-ranked player playing and other people in the field are Federer, Henman, Agassi, and more).

I think he needs the extra week to practice and get comfortable with the new coach. I posted part of the article in GM and asked the "rankings gurus" to help clarify...

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 03:23 PM
oooo i see, kooyong definitely sounds like a great warm-up, yeah i dont see the point of playing tourneys when the player entering is clear-cut fave to sweep it up unless points are involved (hello?? hewitt in the summer...)
i doubt he gonna show in that memorial drive thing, he needs time to get used to deano i agree completely.
maybe the results with a new oach will be as swift? but thats a bit hopeful i think coz its not glaring weaknesses that needs amending, its more like tweaks and general fitness (get arunning andy, up hills or whatever! :) )

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 03:39 PM
yeah 8 of the last 10 AO winners played Kooyong first :)

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 03:43 PM
yeah 8 of the last 10 AO winners played Kooyong first :)

:eek: thats one mighty fine stat!
eh eh well lets try make it 9 of the last 11, theres no need to spoil a tradition like that now is there? :D

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 03:57 PM
lol yeah ;)

so one more person in GM has supported what I thought was true about the rankings - Andy will be #2 going in no matter what. I hope someone can do the math and tell Andy NOT to play Adelaide, I think it'd just be an awful idea.

Golfnduck
12-27-2004, 04:32 PM
I thought he was going to be #2. That's good because he'll avoid Federer until the finals.

Havok
12-27-2004, 06:11 PM
:retard: Yeah Lleyton would have to win Adelaide to even tie Andy in the ranks. I don't know exactly how the tie-breaker works when there's a tie, but it seems as though Andy would get it, seeing as though he won a super 9 tournament in 04, won tournaments on more surfaces, I also think he had a better win/loss record that Lleyton did, oh and he actually made it past the 4th round at AO!

Black Adam
12-27-2004, 06:12 PM
I think it would be good if he played Koyong :yeah:

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 06:15 PM
#$%^ Andy is now officially being advertised on the Houston site, along with Tommy, Mardy, and James. :banghead: :fiery: :smash:

Havok
12-27-2004, 06:32 PM
*sigh* As long as he totally doesn't neglect the majority of the european clay season.

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 06:33 PM
yeah :retard: interesting that Haas is playing too, again.

and he's advertised as an early entrant into (a very strong field in) LA... not that I will complain about that :angel:

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 06:42 PM
why is it not a good idea to play houston? im so :confused: is it coz its like pretend progress on clay, or is there a better alternative he should be gracing with his presence?

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 06:46 PM
the problem is that the quality of opponent he plays in Houston is by and large just not good enough for him to be able to be pushed and improve on the surface.

Also, this year the schedule is: TMS Monte Carlo, Houston, Rome, Hamburg.... that means he'll go to Monte Carlo, then come back to Houston, then go to Rome? It's just ridiculous to make that overseas trip in the middle of the european clay season.

I knew he'd play, I was just so hoping that he wouldn't

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 06:52 PM
i spose the emotional ties are too much for him to resist, i guess he'd let down alotta locals/neighbours or something! the time difference so close to play must give him mad jet lag dont you think?
no wnder i think sometimes his mind is going a bit :silly: :rolls:

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 06:58 PM
yeah, traveling is the worst, it's just ridiculous to make that trip. GAH!!!!!!!!!! :banghead:

MissFairy
12-27-2004, 07:01 PM
:banghead: indeed, well he'll probably make the trip every year until they close the damn tournement, hehe, and thats not likely so....oh maybe Dean will step in and tell him to not make the journey? well kindly advise, he doesnt wanna get his butt fired right? (it doesnt take much ysee?) and andy might take heed outta respect for his new coach...maybe?

superpinkone37
12-27-2004, 07:36 PM
and he's advertised as an early entrant into (a very strong field in) LA... not that I will complain about that :angel:

I'm glad he is most likely gonna play LA :)
but as for Houston :( , I think we knew that Andy was gonna keep going back there...were were just hoping he woudnt. Seriously, we need to have an arrangement where Andy talks to the MTF fans once a month to discuss all the stupid stuff he is doing and talk him out of it ;)

Black Adam
12-27-2004, 08:20 PM
I'm glad he is most likely gonna play LA :)
but as for Houston :( , I think we knew that Andy was gonna keep going back there...were were just hoping he woudnt. Seriously, we need to have an arrangement where Andy talks to the MTF fans once a month to discuss all the stupid stuff he is doing and talk him out of it ;)

Agreed.......We will look for a way to that on his Official website then we can invite him here on a certain date or Even gather all our questions or suggestions then send them to him (Not that he will listen to them or he is supposed to but just to give him a piece of our mind :yeah: ;) :cool: )

heya
12-27-2004, 09:16 PM
He never EVER takes heed because the good 'ol U. S. tennis "community" robbed him of his individuality.
Andy the successful, abused prostitute!
Am I pissed off yet? Can u tell?
He put up a happy, good-natured front for the crowd because no one would let go of
their TRADITION.
George Bushy Boy and his dad have the same Texas morality--it involves MANIPULATION.

I'm SO glad that my view of McIngvale has changed from
indifferent to murder-worthy.
Mattress peddling, manipulative, egotistical, filthy, rat pimp. :kiss:
I'm glad Andy's parents are so PROUD of the SUPERSTAR. *salutes

heya
12-27-2004, 09:37 PM
Andy has quarterfinal pts. to defend.
Hewitt reached 4th round.
Good bye #2, unless a miracle happens and he actually uses his
true intellect and wants to win, gasp, 4-5 setters.
:baby: :bigwave:

heya
12-27-2004, 10:50 PM
Hehe!! Posters aren't happy in google newsgroup

The first player to beat Federer in 05?
sonya

I think it would either be Nadal or Roddick. Which would be
great!


only human Dec 24, 11:14 pm
Explain why that would be great?

Golfnduck
12-27-2004, 11:15 PM
Well...I figured he was going to play Houston. Seems pointless, as Deb pointed out, to fly to Europe, then back to Houston, then to Rome :shrug:

Deboogle!.
12-27-2004, 11:28 PM
ohmygod heya, you SLAY ME!!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha:

Devotee
12-28-2004, 05:24 AM
yeah :retard: interesting that Haas is playing too, again.


Reason why Haas is probably playing Houston Clay Courts again:

About a year & a half ago, I talked with some personnel at Westside Tennis Club. They said Haas ABSOLUTELY L O V E S the way he's treated by the organizers of that tournament.

(In other words, he's spoiled & pampered.)

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-28-2004, 05:28 AM
Yeah, the tennis players at my university have met Haas and said he's a demanding diva.

Deboogle!.
12-28-2004, 01:31 PM
Reason why Haas is probably playing Houston Clay Courts again:

About a year & a half ago, I talked with some personnel at Westside Tennis Club. They said Haas ABSOLUTELY L O V E S the way he's treated by the organizers of that tournament.

(In other words, he's spoiled & pampered.)

Yes, they LOVE him there, he's the second-fave to Andy, I would say. by the final last year, the crowd loved him, and Mattress Mack seemed to take QUITE a liking to him, so it's not a *total* shock, but yeah.

Anyway, Andy is not playing Adelaide, whew. But you'd think Leo Schlink would know more about how the rankings work?
----------------
Roddick says no
By Leo Schlink
December 29, 2004

ANDY Roddick will not play in the Next Generation Australian Hardcourt Championship in Adelaide next week.

He told organisers yesterday he would stay in the United States and practise with new coach Dean Goldfine in preparation for the Australian Open in Melbourne from January 17-30.

His decision places in jeopardy his world No. 2 ranking and Australian Open seeding.

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt, the world No. 3, has only to make the semi-final of the Adelaide tournament to grab the 65 ranking points he needs to overtake Roddick.

The No. 2 ranking would allow Hewitt to start the Open at Melbourne Park on the opposite side of the draw to world champion Roger Federer.

Hewitt, who thrashed Roddick in the Tennis Masters Cup semi-finals in Houston last month, has been training solidly and is bursting to land a third hometown title.

Adelaide tournament director Mark Woodforde said yesterday Roddick would use the Kooyong Classic (January 12-15), which does not carry ranking points, as his Open lead-up.

If Hewitt fails to overtake Roddick in Adelaide, he will have another chance for points at the Medibank Private in Sydney (January 9-15), but those points would be too late to pinch a higher seeding.

The rankings issued by the ATP on January 10 will determine the seeding order.

"Andy's only just starting work again," Woodforde said.

"It certainly takes a bit of pressure off Lleyton."

Roddick has 3655 ranking points to Hewitt's 3590.

With Roddick's decision to bypass Adelaide, tournament officials are likely to consider strongly the wildcard claims of Todd Reid.

Marc Kimmich and Wayne Arthurs have been given the first wildcards into one of the event's strongest fields in years. Olympic medallist Nicolas Kiefer, rapidly rising Swedish star Joachim Johansson and Wimbledon semi-finalist Mario Ancic are among the title contenders.

Herald Sun

Tytta!.
12-28-2004, 02:28 PM
Anyway, Andy is not playing Adelaide, whew. But you'd think Leo Schlink would know more about how the rankings work?

I really hope he's not right... I mean... We did the math and there's no way Lleyton can overtake him before the Australian Open :confused:

Deboogle!.
12-28-2004, 02:30 PM
I trust ALL of us over one of him lmfao

Golfnduck
12-28-2004, 05:01 PM
The media can be so stupid sometimes. I'm getting so excited for AO. I want to see Andy play again and see if there are any major changes in his game.

Havok
12-28-2004, 05:10 PM
Well then if he's playing Houston, I hope he skips MC, but then flies to Europe straight after Houston to play in Rome and Hamburg. Also which event is the LA one? Is that the Legg Mason one that SFX spondors? He should really try to cut that one out really, but if it is the one SFX sponsors, he can't not play that one.

Deboogle!.
12-28-2004, 05:13 PM
no, the Legg Mason that SFX Sponsors is the one a few weeks later in Washington DC. The only reason why I'd rather see him play that instead of LA (Mercedes-Benz Cup) is that Legg Mason is worth a lot more points and the fields are pretty similar.

Havok
12-28-2004, 05:42 PM
Ack, so then screw LA and play Legg Mason. Or better yet, screw them both actually. He should have his name on standby on either one (I prefer DC) and if he does well in INdy/Montreal/Cincy then pull out of it. If he feels like he needs more match toughness leading into next year's USO, then participate in the tournament.

missroddickfan
12-28-2004, 06:15 PM
I really hope he's not right... I mean... We did the math and there's no way Lleyton can overtake him before the Australian Open :confused:


ya thats right hewitt cant become new no. 2 be4 the aussie open ;) :p :p
(and i hope he'll remain no.3 also when the ao r finished!!)

MissFairy
12-28-2004, 06:17 PM
(and i hope he'll remain no.3 also when the ao r finished!!)

YUP YUP YUP!

Fumus
12-28-2004, 06:25 PM
Jan 3: Dohahahaha...
Jan 12: Kooyawn...

What are the fields like at the first two tune ups of the year?

Black Adam
12-28-2004, 06:30 PM
I think that in Doha there is Federer, Agassi ,Henman and Nalbandian.

Deboogle!.
12-28-2004, 08:01 PM
Agassi only plays Kooyong, and Henman is too. I think you mixed up the fields for the two events.

Roger is playing Doha, and Kooyong, and Gaudio is playing them both too maybe? Gaudio is def. playing Doha. Doha has a strong field this year.

I agree with you, Naldo, in theory, about his Summer HC season... but this is Andy, when does he do what we think would be best :haha:

Havok
12-28-2004, 08:15 PM
Sorry but Gaudio doesn't beef up a field in a certain tournament if the event isn't played on clay.:rolls: He isn't even a big name yet so he won't attract extra people to the event even if he's shit on the surface.

tangerine_dream
12-28-2004, 09:55 PM
I don't care if Lleyton might overtake the No. 2 ranking when AO begins. The only ranking that matters to the athletes and for the books is the year-end ranking. Andy can be ranked No. 10 in April for all I care just so long as he gets No. 1 back by the end of the year. ;)

Deboogle!.
12-28-2004, 10:00 PM
I don't care if Lleyton might overtake the No. 2 ranking when AO begins.

Well the only reason I care is so that Andy can avoid Roger as long as possible. That's the ONLY reason to care. and it should be the only reason Andy should care, too.

But it doesn't matter b/c the Aussie press is just plain wrong. Andy will be ranked #2 for the AO. I guess if the AO seeding committee really wants, they can seed Lleyton whatever the want, but yeah, mathematically not possible.

Fumus
12-29-2004, 02:14 AM
Well the only reason I care is so that Andy can avoid Roger as long as possible. That's the ONLY reason to care. and it should be the only reason Andy should care, too.

But it doesn't matter b/c the Aussie press is just plain wrong. Andy will be ranked #2 for the AO. I guess if the AO seeding committee really wants, they can seed Lleyton whatever the want, but yeah, mathematically not possible.


Actually I disagree, let Andy's ranking drop, the earlier he faces Roger the better. He won't beat Rogi in a final...ert..atleast not if Roger plays the way he did in 04'. If Andy slips to no.4 or 5 then takes on Roger early thats good Roger can play like a real meathead in those early rounds. Who cares about the race for number 2 anyways....Lleyton and Andy don't care there's only seed they want and I will give you a hint...it's higher than 2....;)

Deboogle!.
12-29-2004, 04:12 AM
I guess here is as good a place as any to post this... but... practicing in texas? It's a little cold there, no?
--------

Have You Seen My ‘No Compromise’ Wrist Band?
By Staff
2004-12-28
At his normal break-neck pace, Andy is busy closing out 2004 while preparing for 2005. After spending the holiday with his family, Andy and his new coach Dean Goldfine have started practice sessions which are anticipated to be one week in Texas and one week in Florida before departing for Australia.

Writers for ar.com are frantically trying to catch up with Andy and his coach for some comments – no easy task.

Expect to see the blue “No Compromise” wrist bands available soon – right here on ar.com.

Club Roddick members will see updates and a message from Andy in January.

Everyone can anticipate continuing improvements to ar.com.

Now, if we can catch up to Andy!

heya
12-29-2004, 04:15 AM
Complacency as well as bad form in EVERY area of his game don't give you a hint that
he could crash out before the quarterfinals of ANY event??
Ok, let's dip down to a distant #5. In 2006, he'll have to win a slam just to stay in the top 5.
He's so distracted that he enjoys bat practicing with John McEnroe in the rain the day prior to a USO quarterfinal! I KNEW he would lose to Johansson.

There's a chance that Coria, Nadal or Ferrero will win French Open '05-'06.
Moya can reach the Wimbledon 4th round. Ferrero can reach Wimbledon quarterfinal.
I guess he wants to skydive and play exhibitions during the clay season.

RoddickBabe10
12-29-2004, 04:35 AM
I'm so flippin excited for '05! I wonder if we're going to see a different Andy or not. I'm excited to see everyone play again and to see some tennis on tv lol

Can anyone tell me if Doha or Kooyong is going to be televised on tv? (except TTC)

Deboogle!.
12-29-2004, 01:47 PM
I don't think Kooyong is even on TTC. It's technically just an exhibition, even though it's taken pretty seriously by the players b/c they are using it as preparation for AO. Andy's not playing Doha. It might be on TTC but nowhere else in the US. I dunno.

Fumus
12-29-2004, 02:53 PM
Deb, you know your icon is more like a baby chic and not like a duck.

Deboogle!.
12-29-2004, 05:56 PM
It's a duck :rolleyes:

But I'm gonna clean/dust then snap a pic of my mallard crystal :D

Fumus
12-29-2004, 05:59 PM
ewwww...swanky

smucav
01-05-2005, 08:21 PM
I don't know exactly how the tie-breaker works when there's a tie
Ties. When two or more players have the same total number of points, ties shall be broken as follows:
1) the most total points from the Grand Slams, ATP Masters Series Tournaments and Tennis Masters Cup main draws, and if still tied, then,
2) the fewest events played, counting all missed Grand Slams, ATP Masters Series Tournaments and Tennis Masters Cup they could have played (as described under 1.above) as if played, and if still tied, then,
3) the highest number of points from one single Tournament, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/media/2005_rulebook_v1.0.pdf

Black Adam
01-05-2005, 09:35 PM
I'm so flippin excited for '05! I wonder if we're going to see a different Andy or not. I'm excited to see everyone play again and to see some tennis on tv lol

Can anyone tell me if Doha or Kooyong is going to be televised on tv? (except TTC)
Do not know about Kooyong but i saw Doha today on TV : Eurosport :yeah:

heya
01-06-2005, 06:55 AM
it's plain to see that roddick can develop a more persuasive net game. in fact, his pursuit of that got him in dutch a little toward the end of the year. gotta be willing to sacrafice short term for the long-term. it's painful to see a 34 year old agassi come to the net, cause it seems like he's doing it because there is no other way out. andy-boy needs to avoid finding himself in that corner. his serve and that forehand + a net game means wimbledon time.

tennis-x.com

Deboogle!.
01-07-2005, 03:15 AM
AR.com finally put up his early 2005 schedule...... surprises??? Uh...y'mean..... he's gonna play Wimby????????

1/10/2005 Kooyong Classic Melbourne
1/17/2005 Australian Open Melbourne
2/04/2005 Grand Slam Jam Austin, Texas (uhhhhhhh WTF?) :o
2/07/2005 Seibel Open San Jose
2/14/2005 Kroger/St. Jude Memphis
2/28/2005 Davis Cup 1st Round...vs. Croatia Carson, CA
3/07/2005 Pacific Life Open Indian Wells, CA
3/21/2005 NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne, FL
4/07/2005 Exhibition with Mardy Fish River Oaks, Texas
4/11/2005 Monte Carlo Open Monte Carlo
4/18/2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships Houston, TX :shout:

Beyond April: Rome, Hamburg, French Open, and some surprises!

J. Corwin
01-07-2005, 03:21 AM
The good: he cut down on the spring hardcourt schedule :yeah:

The bad: Still playing USCCC, especially now it's after Monte Carlo again. :retard: and you know he's gonna skip out on one of those TMS clay events. :o

The WTF?!: listing your exhos...:o

Deboogle!.
01-07-2005, 03:23 AM
the thing is that Rome is right after Houston. and really, of all the clay TMSs, he has by far the chance to do better there... :shrug: I give up.

As for listing the exhos. Yeah, what you said...

star
01-07-2005, 03:29 AM
The good: he cut down on the spring hardcourt schedule :yeah:

The bad: Still playing USCCC, especially now it's after Monte Carlo again. :retard: and you know he's gonna skip out on one of those TMS clay events. :o

The WTF?!: listing your exhos...:o

One of them? I'll be surprised if he plays more than one clay tournament in Europe before Roland Garros.

Please, please prove me wrong Andy! Pull out of Houston. Leave Mac high and dry. :)

superpinkone37
01-07-2005, 03:30 AM
andy = :retard:

but really...didnt we expect that he wasnt like he was gonna actually THINK before planning his schedule? :o I guess it could be worse...

J. Corwin
01-07-2005, 03:32 AM
One of them? I'll be surprised if he plays more than one clay tournament in Europe before Roland Garros.

Please, please prove me wrong Andy! Pull out of Houston. Leave Mac high and dry. :)

Yea, I meant to say at least one of them.

And by no means is he gonna pull his head out of Mac's...
(gotta have faith :angel: )

Deboogle!.
01-07-2005, 03:36 AM
Please, please prove me wrong Andy! Pull out of Houston. Leave Mac high and dry. :)

Maybe we can do some sort prayer circle or voodoo doll thing or something? :awww:

Havok
01-07-2005, 03:57 AM
:retard: He can never make proper schedules can he? Mind you, I've gone though Dokic playing every single week, so Ive seen much worse.

Deboogle!.
01-07-2005, 03:59 AM
the only problem with the schedule, really, is Houston. Well and that River Oaks Exhibition shit because that means he won't get to Monte Carlo any too early to get used to EUROPEAN clay. Blah. :smash:

Havok
01-07-2005, 04:13 AM
It's actually not that bad, because after Houston he has a week rest until Rome, but I mean it's Andy we're talking about. He'll be in Texas and is gonna bum around there for that week "training" on red clay there instead of relaxing a week at Rome and practicing there. He needs to scrap San Jose or memphis. Tough call, defending champ, but Memphis has bigger points. It would be nice if he had decent back up for DC, because he really shouldn't be playing it right before 2 back to back TMS events.

Deboogle!.
01-07-2005, 04:19 AM
At least he dropped Scottsdale, so he's already down two tournies from last year (Doha and that), so at least that's good. He's always gonna play both San Jose and Memphis - for similar reasons that he plays Houston, these were early tournies that gave him a WC in 2001... and esp. since he's won both of them and stuff, he's always gonna go. But he's also always gonna wanna play on 1) surfaces he likes and 2) in the US when he's popular, so I don't see him giving up either San Jose of Memphis anytime soon...

Well at least the nice thing about DC is that the travel isn't a factor since it's in Southern Cali right before IW and on a similar surface, in a similar climate (not as hot or dry, but similar), etc. Ideally, the US would win 3-0 and he could skip the dead rubber this time around or use it just to warm up for the TMS events if he really wants to play that badly. But that means the US will have to win two singles matches against Ljubicic and Ancic on Friday... um.

Thanks for the heads up on the week between Houston and Rome, I didn't realize that. I guess that makes it a *little* better, but god, he should be playing a tournament over there, which would allow him to really have that week "off" and practice OVER THERE instead of dealing with that ridiculous cross-Atlantic trip (and the accompanying stuff like jetlag and just what travel like that takes out of you) twice in a week.

Oh well, we're just never gonna get our way with this, are we.

superpinkone37
01-07-2005, 06:23 AM
No. Getting our way never happens when it is regarding Andy and his schedule. Okay, if it took that long for someone to finally tell Lleyton that there was no way he could be number two going into the AO, then that means his people coudn't sit down for two seconds and figure that out. Is that simliar for Andy? I mean are they really thinking all of this stuff out? I know Andy had great people on his team though and I guess they just dont make the decisions that WE think he should make. :p

heya
01-07-2005, 06:44 AM
Anyone agree with me? Everyone told him that he neither will be a great player nor will be #1. That's why IMO, he feels really bad whenever he plays tennis.

I think he feels lucky to be in the top 5. :bs:
He's just like Safin. If you tell him to work harder, he won't listen.
I guarantee you that he'll play baseball & basketball before matches in Houston and U.S. Open.
From now on, John McEnroe or another moron will pitch a tennis ball for him to smash into the seats.

heya
01-08-2005, 03:53 AM
1/17/2005 Australian Open Melbourne :rolleyes:
2/04/2005 Grand Slam Jam Austin, Texas
AH, I'm going to see this on FOXSports channel and Courier will be here. :o
2/07/2005 Seibel Open San Jose
2/14/2005 Kroger/St. Jude Memphis :mad: :smash: :smash:
2/28/2005 Davis Cup 1st Round...vs. Croatia Carson, CA :rolleyes: :bs: Wow, Ljubicic.
3/07/2005 Pacific Life Open Indian Wells, CA He won't win this event. Look at what he did last year. Always joking around.
3/21/2005 NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne, FL
4/07/2005 Exhibition with Mardy Fish River Oaks, Texas
Fish can't play. Andy won't go to Monte Carlo more than 1 week before to train. Does he want to win a match????
4/11/2005 Monte Carlo Open Monte Carlo
4/18/2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships Houston, TX

Deboogle!.
01-08-2005, 04:34 AM
2/04/2005 Grand Slam Jam Austin, Texas
AH, I'm going to see this on FOXSports channel and Courier will be here. :o

On the regular Fox Sports or something special??

heya
01-08-2005, 05:07 AM
The 1st time, the exhib was on Mid-atlantic Comcast Foxsportsnet. It's on directv. 2003- Andy couldn't play with his right hand for 2 months (severe tendinitis and exhaustion after the Australian Open quarterfinal/semi).

Deboogle!.
01-08-2005, 05:20 AM
oh darn :( Ok... thanks!:)

Deboogle!.
01-09-2005, 06:04 PM
There's another new video up at AR.com - it's Andy and Dean

http://www.andyroddick.com/av_detail.php?audvid_file_id=277&audvid_file_type=2

Seems like they're getting along and are relaxed but working hard and stuff :)

superpinkone37
01-09-2005, 06:26 PM
working hard and stuff....thats good to hear :) :lol:

aceit
01-09-2005, 06:36 PM
He's working hard with his feet up on the table. ;)

Golfnduck
01-09-2005, 06:36 PM
I'm hoping that they are working hard. It looks like they have been since Andy has lost some weight.

Havok
01-09-2005, 07:47 PM
These videos are of the cheapest qualities. For something going up on an official website, they're :retard:. Though at least he does some videos for his fans.:p

superpinkone37
01-09-2005, 08:04 PM
yeah they are pretty bad...I couldnt even understand the second half of that last one. But yeah, I guess that fact that he is doing them at all is better than nothing :)

Deboogle!.
01-09-2005, 08:13 PM
me neither.. the audio at the end was :retard: and like someone else (the person taking the video I assume) was talking... oh well I doubt it was important anyway:p But yea, it's better than nothing:)

heya
01-10-2005, 04:09 AM
Cross our fingers this year.
You won't see a new girlfriend and coach on TV, grinning as if Andy would win a match that he'd eventually lose. You know whom I'm referring to. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-10-2005, 04:17 AM
You know whom I'm referring to. ;)

:scratch: No I'm not sure!!!

;)

J. Corwin
01-10-2005, 05:29 AM
Cross our fingers this year.
You won't see a new girlfriend and coach on TV, grinning as if Andy would win a match that he'd eventually lose. You know whom I'm referring to. ;)

:devil:

Deboogle!.
03-10-2005, 03:09 PM
This is an article from the Houston Chronicle... Andy's definitely playing :ras:. And, really smooth of Andre to miss the cutoff by less than a day. Massu???? One real claycourter in the whole tourney? Just give him the title, then. I wonder if he'll get dissed for playing Houston instead of something in europe. Hm....and, aw Seb.
===================
Agassi will return to Houston
American gets wild-card spot in clay-court event
By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Conventional wisdom held that Andre Agassi wouldn't be spending a lot of time this spring playing clay-court tennis. His focus was said to be on the hard-court season and preparing for another, perhaps final Wimbledon run.

But, when Agassi's representatives called Westside Tennis Club to request a spot in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships April 18-24, club owner and acting tournament director Linda McIngvale didn't ask "Why?" She just very quickly answered, "Yes."

"We were delighted to give Andre a wild card," she said. "We love Andre."

Unfortunately, Agassi missed the official entry deadline by less than 24 hours and, therefore, Westside had to use one of its three wild cards to secure his services. Donald Young Jr., the 15-year-old winner of the Australian Open Junior Championships in January, also will receive a free pass into the main draw. James Blake, whose ranking has tumbled badly after he spent most of 2004 injured, will probably receive the last one.

Agassi will be almost 35 when he returns to play at Westside for the first time since the 2003 Masters Cup. He failed to qualify for last year's Masters Cup after not entering the Clay Courts. He had won the latter in 2003, defeating Andy Roddick in the final.

It's possible the U.S. Davis Cup team's stunning first-round exit over the weekend contributed to Agassi's changed plans. He had returned to the team for the first time since 2000, only to lose his opening singles match against Mario Ancic, then watch the Croatians celebrate a victory on California soil Sunday.

Roddick, the Clay Courts runner-up the last two springs after he had won the tournament its first two years in Houston, will be the top seed this year with Agassi No. 2. Also entered is defending champion Tommy Haas. Olympic singles and doubles champion Nicolas Massu of Chile and France's top-ranked player, Sebastien Grosjean, a Wimbledon semifinalist the last two summers, will play the ATP tournament for the first time.

Haas, a German who makes his primary home in Florida, figures to be the No. 1 seed for the River Oaks International on April 4-10. Young, in his first full season as a professional, also will be in the field for the non-ATP event, as will NCAA singles champion Benjamin Becker of Baylor.

Roddick won't be in the River Oaks draw, but he will take on fellow American Mardy Fish in an exhibition match April 7.

Tytta!.
03-10-2005, 03:22 PM
Andy :retard:

Fumus
03-10-2005, 03:27 PM
Andre lost his first round match against Ivan not Mario...this Houston Chronicle sucks...they worse than Yahoo.

Deboogle!.
03-10-2005, 03:29 PM
yea, Fumigator, they're really bad. The paper is sort of a laughing stock in the city. At school in Houston, we used to get this paper, and also the Dallas paper - most people read the Dallas paper instead of the Chronicle :lol:

Golfnduck
03-10-2005, 03:34 PM
Hopefully Andy recovers from the DC loss and has a better clay season than last year.

smucav
03-10-2005, 04:45 PM
This can be the thread for Andy's 2005 schedule ;)

So here's Andy's 2005 schedule that we know so far (updated 3/10) - from AR.com and other sources

1/10/2005 Kooyong Classic Melbourne
1/17/2005 Australian Open Melbourne
2/04/2005 Grand Slam Jam Austin, Texas
2/07/2005 Seibel Open San Jose
2/14/2005 Kroger/St. Jude Memphis
2/28/2005 Davis Cup 1st Round...vs. Croatia Carson, CA
3/07/2005 Pacific Life Open Indian Wells, CA
3/21/2005 NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne, FL
4/07/2005 Exhibition with Mardy Fish River Oaks, Texas
4/11/2005 Monte Carlo Open Monte Carlo
4/18/2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships Houston, TX
4/11/2005 Monte Carlo Open Monte Carlo
Beyond April: Rome, Hamburg, French Open, and some surprises!

July 25: LA
August 1: Washington, DC

Let's hope he plans the rest of his schedule a little better than he did this year:oMonte-Carlo is on there twice.

He's also committed to Lyon (October 24-30, 2005):
http://www.occadesport.com/pagesasp/tennis.asp

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 11:32 PM
According to the BBC, Andy committed to Queens again :)

Volcanic Tennis
03-21-2005, 11:35 PM
Does commit mean "be there with no fail"? Or just sign-up?

I am hope he'll come to TMS Canada...

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 11:40 PM
It means he's officially entered on the entry list.

All the players whose rankings are high enough to get direct entry are entered into the Masters Series tourneys, including Canada. So barring injury or other such circumstance, he'll be there.

Volcanic Tennis
03-21-2005, 11:41 PM
:) Yay! LOL

PinkFeatherBoa
03-21-2005, 11:49 PM
According to the BBC, Andy committed to Queens again :)

As well he should, wouldn't want me going all :smash: on him. ;)


:angel:

smucav
03-22-2005, 12:29 AM
Does commit mean "be there with no fail"? Or just sign-up?The small ATP tournaments pursue marquee players to commit to their events so they can use those players to market the tournament. Everyone else who would like to play that tournament finds out six weeks before the event whether or not they gain direct entry (based on entry rankings at that time) or if they have to play the qualifying tournament.

Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport2/hi/tennis/4364453.stm (http://)Roddick set for Queen's hat-trick

Andy Roddick will go for a third consecutive title at the Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club in June.

The American has confirmed his entry for the grasscourt event in London, which takes place from 6-12 June.

"I have some fond memories of the Stella Artois over the last couple of years and I look forward to going back to defend my title," said Roddick.

Lleyton Hewitt, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski will be among those trying to take the title off the American.

"I always enjoy going and playing for the first time on grass," said Hewitt.

"It's my opinion that their's is the best grass. It's always nice to go back to a place where you've won a few titles and had success."

If Roddick triumphs again he will join Hewitt, John McEnroe and Boris Becker as the only players to win the title three times or more.

Published: 2005/03/21 23:04:16 GMT

© BBC MMV
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40267000/jpg/_40267751_roddick_al203.jpg

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 04:15 AM
Andy's also playing Washington DC again. OMC how many summer tourneys is he gonna play :o

smucav
03-22-2005, 04:24 AM
Andy's also playing Washington DC again.Yeah, Legg Mason announced Andy's commitment about two months ago:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1162436&postcount=1

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 04:33 AM
Yes I know, I've had it in the schedule for months, but it was officially announced in the local paper today.

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 06:08 PM
ohhh im going to Queens :hearts: :dance:

damn, his summers so packed, why? why must you do this year in , year out?

(a tradition like american clay maybe :ras: )

PinkFeatherBoa
03-22-2005, 06:28 PM
ohhh im going to Queens :hearts: :dance:

damn, his summers so packed, why? why must you do this year in , year out?

(a tradition like american clay maybe :ras: )

:shrug: Andy has his ways, but I don't want to go nit picking his schedule at the moment, so I'll just trust him on his choices, for now. I can't wait to see him lift that ridiculously large cup at Queens, again. :D

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 06:31 PM
He plays so much in the summer b/c it's his best surface, he's always played his best at that time of year, he's in the US, he likes the hot humid conditions in most of the places he plays, etc. I wonder if, because he's playing LA and DC again this summer, if he's not gonna pay Indy after winning it twice. I don't see how he could possibly play all three, plus the 2 Masters events then the USO. That'd be almost suicidal on his part. but 2003 was the first year he played Indy, and won, and it was the start of his 2003 summer run, then he defended last year playing pretty sub-par tennis. It'd be odd to show up for 2 years, win both times, then not play again, but who knows lol

blosson
03-22-2005, 07:12 PM
:shrug: Andy has his ways, but I don't want to go nit picking his schedule at the moment, so I'll just trust him on his choices, for now. I can't wait to see him lift that ridiculously large cup at Queens, again. :D

He won't be able to put that one in the overlocker compartment of the plane, he will need to buy a full seat for it. Well, he can always give the seat away to a nice looking girl if he doesn't win...

However as we all know Andy will win Wimbledon this year, bad luck to the nice looking girls. Heh.

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 09:03 PM
He plays so much in the summer b/c it's his best surface, he's always played his best at that time of year, he's in the US, he likes the hot humid conditions in most of the places he plays, etc. I wonder if, because he's playing LA and DC again this summer, if he's not gonna pay Indy after winning it twice. I don't see how he could possibly play all three, plus the 2 Masters events then the USO. That'd be almost suicidal on his part. but 2003 was the first year he played Indy, and won, and it was the start of his 2003 summer run, then he defended last year playing pretty sub-par tennis. It'd be odd to show up for 2 years, win both times, then not play again, but who knows lol
yup. most points. summer. got it :hug: :)
sometimes i cant help thinking that he plays a tad too much in the summer, travelling the breadth of america, but i sometimes forget he did that incredible run in 2003 where he played deep into several consecutive tournaments and showed little sign of fatigue. well until maybe after USO.
hmm...not playing Indy i think would be weird, but except from being defending champion, and im guessing, good friend to the tournament, i dont see much point of him playing it. if needed he could cut it, its not always got the greatest field, and it could be some precious resting time. but i dont know, im sure andy and dean are sizing it all up :)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 09:08 PM
He's not being advertised as having entered Indy yet - I'm just speculating since I have nothing better to do :p

I'd think he'd want to play Indy then take a week off then play DC to have a week off in the middle (though, I am now counting on him playing LA which is in that week in between :p) b/c Indy's field is far weaker than LA's typically, and it's worth more points. But obviously there are different things that go into his decision - maybe LA offered him a lot more money to come back, or something ;) Plus, when he gets into a groove, he likes playing every week, I think. So maybe the week on, week off, week on thing isn't what he prefers. If he doesn't play Indy, he'll have a full three weeks off between Wimby and LA to rest up and get really comfy with the Decoturf :D

As long as he's healthy, he's fit enough to play 4 tourneys then the USO. And as you said, he did it 2 years ago and he seems to be fitter now. But that year, he was just running on confidence - nothing else really seemed to matter lol, he was like the energizer bunny or something. He seems to be thinking about his schedule a little bit better this year than he has in the past, so I'm sure they're considering all the different factors :) But it's fun to discuss and talk about anyway :p

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 09:13 PM
it always to fun to talk duck, right? :)

Deb, pssst, your signature about winning a big match is scaring me :scared:
and what im hoping this summer will put that question to rest, six feet under-stylee :)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 09:15 PM
it always to fun to talk duck, right? :)

Absolutely!:yeah:

Deb, pssst, your signature about winning a big match is scaring me :scared:
and what im hoping this summer will put that question to rest, six feet under-stylee :)

Yeah it makes me :scared: too, Sarah... It's up to Andy to give me reason to remove it :shout:

roisin
03-22-2005, 09:27 PM
Yeah it makes me :scared: too, Sarah... It's up to Andy to give me reason to remove it :shout:
*shudder* it scares me too! :awww: nah just wait til he wins miami this week and then it'll have to go deb ;) after all, to get that removed from your sig must be motivation enough for andy to win! :)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 09:29 PM
I hereby promise that as soon as Andy wins a BIG match, it will leave the sig.

*Scout's honor and pinky swear*

But I am the one who gets to determine what constitutes a BIG match ;)

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 09:36 PM
I hereby promise that as soon as Andy wins a BIG match, it will leave the sig.

*Scout's honor and pinky swear*

But I am the one who gets to determine what constitutes a BIG match ;)
pray tell, what is a big match? a final? or the opponent? both?
a slaying of hewitt? *dreams of the day*

(it was so awesome when andy beat hewitt at Queens, it might have been my favourite match of last year)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 09:40 PM
pray tell, what is a big match? a final? or the opponent? both?
a slaying of hewitt? *dreams of the day*


A combination of both, per my subjective judgment ;)

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 09:41 PM
how very lawyer like of you :lol:

roisin
03-22-2005, 10:01 PM
A combination of both, per my subjective judgment
right so, either beating hewitt or he who must not be named in the miami semis/final...would that suffice? ;)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 10:02 PM
right so, either beating hewitt or he who must not be named in the miami semis/final...would that suffice? ;)

mayhaps..... the possibilities are not quite that narrow, I don't think... we shall see :)

roisin
03-22-2005, 10:11 PM
ok, make sure u have a big celebration of when your sig changes cos then we'll officially know that andy rocks :rocker2:

Golfnduck
03-29-2005, 11:40 PM
I've been hearing rumors, has anyone heard if Andy is still going to Monte Carlo?

Deboogle!.
03-30-2005, 12:07 AM
I'd die of shock if Andy goes to Monte Carlo. But technically, he is still entered.

Andy is playing WTT for the St. Louis Aces again.
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The St. Louis Aces will once again field one of the game’s most exciting players with the return of world #3 Andy Roddick. Although scheduled to play for the Aces in 2004, an injury sidelined Roddick from his WTT matches. The Aces also selected Tommy Haas but traded him to Houston following the conclusion of the draft. Rounding out the 2005 Aces lineup will be Jamea Jackson, Jennifer Russell, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram. Greg Patton returns as the St. Louis coach.

Deboogle!.
03-31-2005, 04:39 AM
AR.com took MC off his schedule tonight :o:o:o:o

snaillyyy
03-31-2005, 04:48 AM
What a surprise NOT :o :retard:

Havok
03-31-2005, 04:57 AM
I'd die of shock if Andy goes to Monte Carlo. But technically, he is still entered.

Andy is playing WTT for the St. Louis Aces again.
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The St. Louis Aces will once again field one of the game’s most exciting players with the return of world #3 Andy Roddick. Although scheduled to play for the Aces in 2004, an injury sidelined Roddick from his WTT matches. The Aces also selected Tommy Haas but traded him to Houston following the conclusion of the draft. Rounding out the 2005 Aces lineup will be Jamea Jackson, Jennifer Russell, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram. Greg Patton returns as the St. Louis coach.
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, they took out Haas from their team. Had Haas still been in it, the St. Louis Aces would have definitely been one of the teams to beat. They're still decent now, finally Andy's got some good players on his side.

Tytta!.
03-31-2005, 02:18 PM
Andy :retard: :smash: :o

Golfnduck
03-31-2005, 03:42 PM
He needs to go to Monte Carlo. The only way he's ever going to improve on clay, is to play on it.

fangirl
03-31-2005, 03:53 PM
Andy clearly has the Kell Mentality of life: avoiding any form of mathematics is the easiest way to be better at it because someone else will do it right.

Just replace mathematics with Clay and you have the Andy Mentality of Life. And I really hate this time of year because typing Clay makes me think of Clay Aiken and Clay Aiken is horrible and ninety four types of annoying and icky.