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The "No more saggy man tits!" Kooyong thread!

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tangerine_dream
01-09-2005, 06:17 PM
LOL. I crack myself up. ;)

tangerine_dream
01-09-2005, 06:19 PM
A new year, a new thread. I felt like doing something different from the duck-themed threads and threads that rhyme (although I'll miss the bong of kooyong :sad: )

So post all Kooyong pics, news, rants in here please. :)

Golfnduck
01-09-2005, 06:22 PM
LOL. I crack myself up. ;)
LMFAO!!!! :sobbing: Too funny!!!

aceit
01-09-2005, 06:24 PM
LOL. I crack myself up. ;)

It has a nice ring to it. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-09-2005, 06:45 PM
um

DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black Adam
01-09-2005, 08:18 PM
nice title :yeah:

Flushing_Ace
01-09-2005, 08:23 PM
Great thread title :worship:. You guys manage to make funnier titles every week.

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 08:40 PM
hehe

But I do long for the bong. :smoke: :dance:

J. Corwin
01-09-2005, 08:48 PM
Tangy, you're so f*****g awesome. ;):cool:

williaer
01-09-2005, 09:35 PM
lmao, tangy, what a classic. :angel:

ONLY 2 MORE DAYS TILL KOOYONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

superpinkone37
01-09-2005, 09:37 PM
lol Tangy :lol:

Breakaway
01-09-2005, 09:43 PM
Haha, that is pretty funny! :lol:

RoddickBabe10
01-09-2005, 09:45 PM
:lol: :lol: love the title! :yeah:

I can't wait to see if Andy's made changes or not! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Jennay
01-09-2005, 10:00 PM
Too good :lol:

snaillyyy
01-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Tangy ..... :bigcry: :haha:

Whatup86
01-09-2005, 10:58 PM
Will this match be shown on U.S Tv?. :confused:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Good title Tangy, obviously it was tough to compete with the bong one, but it still has a nice ring to it.

Good luck to Andy in Kooyong.

Deboogle!.
01-09-2005, 11:03 PM
no not on US tv:sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Nah don't think anywhere is televising it {maybe Australia?}, we don't have it here in the UK either. :(

snaillyyy
01-09-2005, 11:30 PM
January 9, 2005. Melbourne, VIC. Tennis. American Andy Roddick practising on Rod Laver Arena

Deboogle!.
01-09-2005, 11:33 PM
I'm such a pitiful person, but.... are those green ties on his shorts!!!??

Thanks Carole!!!! :kiss2: Love the look on his face :lol:

snaillyyy
01-09-2005, 11:36 PM
LOL! what a face :p and I hope it is green we are seeing, I am really ready for something new with the clothes!!!

andyroxmysox12191
01-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Tangy :rolls: Nice thread title ;)
Thanks for the pic sis :kiss:

Havok
01-10-2005, 12:10 AM
Well it seems as though Andy's permanently replaced the rubber band with his blue "No Compromise" wristband thing.:p

Iheartandy&roger
01-10-2005, 12:20 AM
Lmfao Tangy you are my hero! :worship: :haha:

Golfnduck
01-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Well it seems as though Andy's permanently replaced the rubber band with his blue "No Compromise" wristband thing.:p
It does look that way. Free advertising ;)

Flushing_Ace
01-10-2005, 12:45 AM
January 9, 2005. Melbourne, VIC. Tennis. American Andy Roddick practising on Rod Laver Arena
No saggy man tits in that picture :yeah:

Breakaway
01-10-2005, 12:55 AM
What is the "No Compromise" wristband for? :confused:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2005, 12:55 AM
His charity :) They'll be selling them at andyroddick.com soon it seems.

Breakaway
01-10-2005, 01:06 AM
His charity :) They'll be selling them at andyroddick.com soon it seems.

Cool I want one. It seems like everyone is doing that, Kelly Clarkson has some out for her charities too. :D

Mowgli
01-10-2005, 01:07 AM
GREAT title tangy :haha: :rolls: ! It really cracked me up!!!!!!
Go Andy!! I'm really curious to see if anything has changed. (apart from the tits :lol: )

heya
01-10-2005, 04:52 AM
:explode:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2005, 04:57 AM
omg the third one, the one in the middle... that's SCARY! :scared:

heya
01-10-2005, 05:31 AM
:devil: Don't think about tennis, Andy.
Here you are, don't resist your favorite things...
Mmmm

superpinkone37
01-10-2005, 05:42 AM
heya!! :haha:

J. Corwin
01-10-2005, 05:45 AM
Heya! That bouncing midsection of that last one! :haha:

RodFan08
01-10-2005, 05:46 AM
Anyone have the website ?

heya
01-10-2005, 06:17 AM
http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/html/default.asp





A little distracted, Andy? :eek: :baby: :nerner: :apumpkin: :umbrella: :rain:

heya
01-10-2005, 07:00 AM
Spot the Next Great American Tennis Player!
Where was Andy when his friends were working on their tennis?? :devil:

snaillyyy
01-10-2005, 07:02 AM
OMG Heya..DEATH!!!!!!!!!

and since sleep is being elusive for me, enjoy this :devil:

Peta Pan
01-10-2005, 12:25 PM
Yeah Kooyong is televised here in Australia inbetween matches from Sydney.... but I'll be at work on Wednesday and at AO quallies on Thurs, Fri and Sat so I won't see them anyway!

MissFairy
01-10-2005, 02:02 PM
Spot the Next Great American Tennis Player!
Where was Andy when his friends were working on their tennis?? :devil:
looking at those pictures remind of that book 'wheres wally?' or did americans have 'wheres waldo?' hehe
but unlike us plebs he gets front row tickets, right on the floor...damn i want that sort of treatment :) :)
okay..i've had enough of the worst seats in history, wheres my racket? :) :)

andyroxmysox12191
01-10-2005, 07:14 PM
Heya! You scared me with the third one :scared: :scared:
Otherwise :rolls:

Golfnduck
01-10-2005, 07:29 PM
Heya :lol: I'm wondering where you find some of these images. :p

heya
01-10-2005, 10:49 PM
search for smilies in google. I wanna shock Andy too :eek:.
He can't play if he doesn't feel inspiration. That's how his brain works.

Mr. Man
01-11-2005, 12:53 AM
OK. Heya? That duck smilie is hilarious. I'm tempted to change that to my avie.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 02:04 AM
don't have the full draw but Andy opens against P-Dorn :) Should be a nice tuneup against a player he semi-owns.

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 02:04 AM
Does anyone know when the draw comes out for Kooyong?

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 02:08 AM
It's been done, Andy plays P-Dorn...

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 02:10 AM
Carole and I were just saying that you would be the first to find it.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 02:11 AM
:p not sure who he'd play next, it was a Reuters article so it wasn't clear. Might be Andre :scared:

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 02:15 AM
This is my 1000th post!!!!! :bounce:Can't wait for Andy to play on Wednesday!!! Kick P-dorn's butt!!! :worship:

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 02:17 AM
Oh Andy:o

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050111/i/r2163969567.jpg

snaillyyy
01-11-2005, 02:37 AM
Well should be a good match for Andy.

Oh the beloved hat again :rolleyes: but love the smile! :p

Jen way to go!! :woohoo: :aparty:

Havok
01-11-2005, 02:39 AM
Ah cmon the hat isn't "that" bad. Though Andre really needs to stop with the ugly light blue jeans with his shirt tucked in while wearing a belt. :retard:

superpinkone37
01-11-2005, 02:42 AM
true the hat isnt "that" bad, but he wears it every where lmao.

Havok
01-11-2005, 02:48 AM
If Andy wasn't wearing the hat, nods to him as the best dressed. Tim is actualy dressed really nice.:yeah: Go Tim.

Oh, and what's up with the blah gear Fed has on? He usually dresses way better than this.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 02:52 AM
I agree, Tim looks nice! Andre :retard: Andy looks fine... just the hattttt....

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 04:12 AM
more piccies

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050111/capt.mel10201110351.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel102.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050111/capt.mel10301110359.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel103.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050111/capt.mel10601110406.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel106.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050111/capt.mel10701110406.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel107.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51930517SH008_Kooyong011023_1024x768.jpg

Havok
01-11-2005, 04:40 AM
Wow, his eyes really are nice. I'm so blind I never notice really fine details, but these huge pictures helped in that regard.;)

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 04:41 AM
yea they are :hearts:

Oh and here's the order of play for Wednesday. Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of Eastern Time

11.00am - Centre Court

Andre Agassi vs Nicolas Massu

Roger Federer vs Gaston Gaudio

Tim Henman vs David Nalbandian

Andy Roddick vs Paradorn Srichaphan

Havok
01-11-2005, 04:57 AM
OK the real top guys need to dispose of the others, then things will get interesting. So far, it's :zzz:.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 05:00 AM
yea... but it's a nice opener for Andy. Someone who he pretty much owns but who still can play him tough, plus PDorn has had some matches already, making the final at Chennai and playing Moya really close. So it'll be good for him IMO :)

RodFan08
01-11-2005, 05:06 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51930517SH008_Kooyong011023_1024x768.jpg

U luv this pick. It shows his square square jaw & nice eyes :hearts:

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 05:08 AM
i love it too. I'm contemplating making it my av :p

RodFan08
01-11-2005, 05:10 AM
yea... but it's a nice opener for Andy. Someone who he pretty much owns but who still can play him tough, plus PDorn has had some matches already, making the final at Chennai and playing Moya really close. So it'll be good for him IMO :)

I agree, this first round could be alot worse. This is a pretty attractive match in my opinion, I don't think it's a gone be a walk in the park for anybody, but obviously I want him to win:)

RodFan08
01-11-2005, 05:14 AM
i love it too. I'm contemplating making it my av :p

No, that was my idea jk. But since u posted u're idea before I could, u can :wavey:

MisterQ
01-11-2005, 05:15 AM
Ah cmon the hat isn't "that" bad. Though Andre really needs to stop with the ugly light blue jeans with his shirt tucked in while wearing a belt. :retard:

You can take a man out of the '80s, but you can't take the '80s out of the man. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 05:16 AM
No, that was my idea jk. But since u posted u're idea before I could, u can :wavey:

I can't think of anything funny to say on it, so go ahead and use it if you want. I'll wait til there's something I can make fun of :angel:

heya
01-11-2005, 05:19 AM
That hat is like Charlie Chaplin's trademark mustache.

RodFan08
01-11-2005, 05:23 AM
I can't think of anything funny to say on it, so go ahead and use it if you want. I'll wait til there's something I can make fun of :angel:

That's because there's nothing to poke fun of. He looks great. He's cleasnly shaven, his hairs not crazy(cuz he's wearin the hat. I would give u some ideas, but I think this is one of those pics that he's just cute and that's it. Thanks for letting me use it :)

MisterQ
01-11-2005, 05:24 AM
That hat is like Charlie Chaplin's trademark mustache.

It makes Andy look like Hitler?

MisterQ
01-11-2005, 05:26 AM
He looks beautiful in that hat, like a 1920s Flapper about to play Suzanne Lenglen. :lol:

heya
01-11-2005, 05:31 AM
:inlove: I love a killer instinct. :drool:

J. Corwin
01-11-2005, 06:01 AM
He looks beautiful in that hat, like a 1920s Flapper about to play Suzanne Lenglen. :lol:

So true. :lol: And about to do some pole-sitting too. ;)

Peta Pan
01-11-2005, 08:15 AM
Well... I think the hat is adorable :p

Neely
01-11-2005, 09:41 AM
nice hat, I like it! :yeah: :bounce:

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 01:30 PM
:wavey: guys!!!

I'm finally back home :D Well, nice to know Andy starts against Paradorn... It could've been much worse IMO :) Anyway I see I will stay up during the whole night :scared: Can't wait 'till the morning to find out what happened :lol: BTW that hat is :o Apart of that he looks cute though ;)

avocadoe
01-11-2005, 02:01 PM
he does look cute in that kind of hat :)

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 03:26 PM
:wavey: guys!!!

I'm finally back home :D Well, nice to know Andy starts against Paradorn... It could've been much worse IMO :) Anyway I see I will stay up during the whole night :scared: Can't wait 'till the morning to find out what happened :lol: BTW that hat is :o Apart of that he looks cute though ;)
Hi Tytta!!!! I probably won't be online today since I have class :sad: But I will talk to you tomorrow. I hope you had a good trip!!! :hug:

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 03:45 PM
Hi Tytta!!!! I probably won't be online today since I have class :sad: But I will talk to you tomorrow. I hope you had a good trip!!! :hug:

Hey mom!!! Well, I'll be here 'till really late in the night (for me) so I'm sure I'll see you around! :) *fingers crossed* ;)

And yeah, I had a good trip :D

PinkFeatherBoa
01-11-2005, 04:04 PM
The hat is cool... thanks for posting all the pictures guys.

:rolls: at Andre in his 80s gear.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 04:07 PM
hahahahahaha Jenny your av!!

tangerine_dream
01-11-2005, 04:21 PM
I don't mind the bucket hat anymore. And yeah, he does look like a Flapper girl doesn't he? :rolls:

Naldo, 'bout time you finally noticed Andy's eyes. ;) I'm an eyes-person so it's usually the first thing I notice on people and Andy's got great eyes (of course, nobody beats Andre's :worship: )

I am surprised by how blah Roger looks, too. Normally he's quite fashionable. Well, even a fashion icon is entitled to have an off-day. ;)

Re: Andre. The 80s rule! :rocker2: :hearts: :yeah:

Black Adam
01-11-2005, 04:55 PM
hey i have no idea how it works..if andy loses is he out or are they in a group where there is no elimination before second match( if so who are the others in his draw or half)? :confused:

Deboogle!.
01-11-2005, 04:57 PM
TGS, it's like a regular tournament where it starts at the QF with only 8 people, so the winners will move on to the semifinals and play each other, then the winners of the semifinals play each other for the final.

The only difference is that the losers also play each other - and that's simply to guarantee that they get enough matches in (they're all guaranteed three, whether they win or lose), because many of these guys are using it as their only AO warmup so they want to get in as many of the good matches as they can :)

MissFairy
01-11-2005, 04:57 PM
arent there three guaranteed matches?

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:06 PM
arent there three guaranteed matches?

Yeah

MissFairy
01-11-2005, 05:08 PM
wooo go andy :dance:
i want him to play federer alot yknow, i think itd be good and if he beats him under Dean straight away that'll be :dance:

Mowgli
01-11-2005, 05:19 PM
Andy plays Paradorn. Easy one Duckie you gotta win :yeah: .Go Andy! He's gonna win this :) :banana: He's too good for the others, maybe just Fed will be a bit harder.

*ooh, I am a bit too optimistic, ain't I *

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:19 PM
wooo go andy :dance:
i want him to play federer alot yknow, i think itd be good and if he beats him under Dean straight away that'll be :dance:

:lol: I'm sure he's not thinking about Roger but Paradorn right now... Anyway Andy's got plenty of tennis to play before a match against Roger :)

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:22 PM
*ooh, I am a bit too optimistic, ain't I *

Just a little bit :lol: Anyway let's try to keep all those optimistic thoughts up :lol:

MissFairy
01-11-2005, 05:24 PM
yeah im getting a bit carried away, sorry tytta **blushes** i just get real excited, and i live for when andy plays federer because it always has the potential to be like a classic...i'll be patient though :)

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:29 PM
yeah im getting a bit carried away, sorry tytta **blushes** i just get real excited, and i live for when andy plays federer because it always has the potential to be like a classic...i'll be patient though :)

Awwww :hug: No problem, I was just saying both Andy and Roger have got to play some tennis before a meeting between them. You can dream about that match though :lol: :o

MissFairy
01-11-2005, 05:31 PM
Awwww :hug: No problem, I was just saying both Andy and Roger have got to play some tennis before a meeting between them. You can dream about that match though :lol: :o
i think i will stick to dreaming actually Tytta, because in my dreams andy wins every time, all 100000 times :p, and as we know in reality its not the case :( well heres to a new record!! :)
and i wish sometimes that H2H would get wiped lol

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:38 PM
i think i will stick to dreaming actually Tytta, because in my dreams andy wins every time, all 100000 times :p, and as we know in reality its not the case :( well heres to a new record!! :)
and i wish sometimes that H2H would get wiped lol

Maybe I'm too realistic :confused: Even though not as much as one person over here *points to Deb* :lol:

Anyway we have to dream and we have to believe in Andy ;)

Leena
01-11-2005, 05:39 PM
An easy win for Andy tomorrow! :banana:

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 05:42 PM
An easy win for Andy tomorrow! :banana:

*fingers crossed* :)

MissFairy
01-11-2005, 05:45 PM
ooo please do not jinx the one thing i believe in (andy whipping paradorns ass each and everytime they meet!!)

p.s debs realistic eh?? hmm the one with the devil duckies in her avvy? :rolls:

Mowgli
01-11-2005, 05:45 PM
:banana: Go ANDY against Paradorn! Don't make a fool outta yourself!

zoltan83
01-11-2005, 05:49 PM
Go Andy! Go! :banana:

Black Adam
01-11-2005, 05:52 PM
TGS, it's like a regular tournament where it starts at the QF with only 8 people, so the winners will move on to the semifinals and play each other, then the winners of the semifinals play each other for the final.

The only difference is that the losers also play each other - and that's simply to guarantee that they get enough matches in (they're all guaranteed three, whether they win or lose), because many of these guys are using it as their only AO warmup so they want to get in as many of the good matches as they can :)
thnx a lot :yeah: Good luck Andy :bounce:

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 06:02 PM
p.s debs realistic eh?? hmm the one with the devil duckies in her avvy? :rolls:

:confused: :confused: I think so??!!! :lol: :sobbing:

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 07:07 PM
Hey mom!!! Well, I'll be here 'till really late in the night (for me) so I'm sure I'll see you around! :) *fingers crossed* ;)

And yeah, I had a good trip :D
I can't sign on MSN since I'm at school, but I'll be home around 7 p.m. my time.

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 07:47 PM
I can't sign on MSN since I'm at school, but I'll be home around 7 p.m. my time.

Midnight? :sobbing: Yeah I'll be here :dance: :banana: :kiss: have a good time at school ;)

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 07:57 PM
Midnight? :sobbing: Yeah I'll be here :dance: :banana: :kiss: have a good time at school ;)
You're going to be up late, but you don't have school the next day. I'm jealous. I have two more classes today, thankfully.

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 07:59 PM
Well yeah LOL!!! Anyway I'm looking forward to talk to you tonight :banana:

2 more classes! you can do it!!!!

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 08:01 PM
Well yeah LOL!!! Anyway I'm looking forward to talk to you tonight :banana:

2 more classes! you can do it!!!!
Hopefully, they are both upper division classes that go for an hour an 15 minutes each. Then I have to read Accounting in between classes. My brain is going to be mush.

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 08:07 PM
Argh :ras: Anyway my super-ultra-hyper smart mom will kick ass :banana:

Golfnduck
01-11-2005, 08:08 PM
Argh :ras: Anyway my super-ultra-hyper smart mom will kick ass :banana:
Well, I'm off to class. I'll be in classes until 7 tonight. Talk to you later filha :hug:

Tytta!.
01-11-2005, 08:11 PM
Bye Mom!!!! :hug: :smooch:

Jennay
01-11-2005, 08:22 PM
Oh wow, the green eyes are out :hearts: (I've noticed his eyes are sometimes brown, sometimes green, sometimes a combination.) I'm a sucker for green :D

P-Dorn should be an easy win :) Go Andy :banana:

andyroxmysox12191
01-11-2005, 09:15 PM
:banana: Love the pics :hearts: The hat can go but I'm somewhat used to it now lol.
Comon Andy! You can beat PDorn :woohoo:

Éowyn
01-11-2005, 10:33 PM
i still can't believe no where is showing this how exactly are we meant to see how he's playing by only seeing lil scores updating on a silly update panel gahhhh sorry i get frustrated when all i can do is watch game sonline.

Mr. Man
01-11-2005, 10:40 PM
I like the hat too.

RoddickBabe10
01-11-2005, 11:12 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51930517SH008_Kooyong011023_1024x768.jpg

:hearts: :hearts: Andy really is mantastically gorgeous! And I do like the hat ;)

Anyway, good luck to both Andy and PDorn! Two of my faves facing each other! :woohoo: :yippee:

Leena
01-12-2005, 12:23 AM
Only a few more hours until Andy dominates again!

heya
01-12-2005, 12:50 AM
Andy sent a message to an old Yahoo fan group, talkiing about having green in his brown eyes.
:D

Leena
01-12-2005, 12:54 AM
Hehe... I also have green-brown eyes.

Me and Andy should be together.

Jennay
01-12-2005, 01:05 AM
Hehe... I also have green-brown eyes.

Me and Andy should be together.
You'll have to fight with quite a few fans for him. :lol:

Leena
01-12-2005, 01:33 AM
Nobody fights better than me. :p

heya
01-12-2005, 02:04 AM
Pansy Andy respects all the players too much. He better rip the backhand and jump on volleys. :retard::fiery:

heya
01-12-2005, 02:09 AM
Gaudio's careless as ever after leading 40-15, dumped serve to go down 3-0

Tytta!.
01-12-2005, 03:36 AM
So Paradorn pulled out and Ljubicic took his place holy shit :scared:

heya
01-12-2005, 03:48 AM
Who cares about Ivan the Terrible? How nice for Ivan to join the party after he injured himself a few days ago. Oh, right...it's outside the evil USA.

Tytta!.
01-12-2005, 03:54 AM
Yeah heya... you're right... But I still want Andy to beat ITT so bad :(

heya
01-12-2005, 04:03 AM
Ivan is so sexy to the duck hunters. :hearts: yummy

heya
01-12-2005, 04:19 AM
If no Andy fan'll go to the next Davis Cup tie, at least you won't see Ivan.

I'm having more fun voting in the Cosmogirl poll, just in case Andy plays like shitty Brad Gilbert.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 06:06 AM
NICE START Andy considering you couldn't break the fool last July:o

:bounce:

now I have to go to bed and will have to wait til morning to see the clothes :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 06:29 AM
Andy plays Andre tomorrow - second match. so not at such a horrible hour.

this is a great test for Andy, this is Andre's best surface by far.

couple pics before I go to bed. I posted them in the clothes thread so we can mourn over the green :sad:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51856491SG014_Kooyong011202_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51856491SG015_Kooyong011202_1024x768.jpg

RodFan08
01-12-2005, 06:50 AM
Well, here's the outfit we've all been wating for :rolleyes:

*boring* :zzz: :yawn: :yawn:

Neely
01-12-2005, 08:06 AM
no chance for Ljubicic in that match... that's what I wanted to see ;) :angel: :yeah:

Tytta!.
01-12-2005, 10:46 AM
:woohoo: So glad he won easily!

aceit
01-12-2005, 10:48 AM
Good job Andy! :yeah:

Black Adam
01-12-2005, 12:42 PM
Well, here's the outfit we've all been wating for :rolleyes:

*boring* :zzz: :yawn: :yawn:

Do not worry...its only an exhibition ;) at AO we will see something better :yeah: For the moment i am glad he broke ljubicic at least 3 times :) but since its a tourney that doesn't count is he playing diferrently trying out new moves or shots ?
Good luck agaisnt Andre and those who are gonna watch enjoy yourselves because the matches against Andre or Marat are kinda special :aplot: They give the best of themselves and it wonderful :hearts: :yeah:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 02:22 PM
lotsmorepics!! ;)
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.xmel11901121312.australia_tennis_kooyong_clas sic_xmel119.jpg
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050112/i/r1453800519.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.xmel12101120835.australia_tennis_kooyong_clas sic_xmel121.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.mel13401120834.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel134.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.mel13101120833.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel131.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.mel13001120829.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel130.jpg
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050112/i/r766212027.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050112/capt.xmel12001120819.australia_tennis_kooyong_clas sic_xmel120.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51856491SG011_Kooyong011202_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/51856491CB030_Kooyong011205_1024x768.jpg

snaillyyy
01-12-2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks Deb :D :kiss: wow now that is a close up ;)

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 02:28 PM
Yea, you know you always wanted to count his eyelashes!!!!!!!!

Here's from an AFP article :yeah: Sounds like Andy played well and Ljubicic maybe didn't:o That's a pretty nice UE count for your first match in over a month :yeah:
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World number three Andy Roddick kept his unforced error count down as he beat Croatian substitute Ivan Ljubicic, brought on to replace injured Thai Paradorn Srichaphan.

Roddick earned a 6-1, 6-4 result, striking 19 errors to 46 for Ljubicic. "It was good to get out an play a competitive match in front of a crowd," said the American. "I'm excited to keep going.

"This field is amazing. There are a lot of great players using each other to get practise for the Open."

tangerine_dream
01-12-2005, 02:28 PM
no chance for Ljubicic in that match... that's what I wanted to see ;) :angel: :yeah:

Oh no! Andy beat the pants off of Ivan the Terrible outside of the evil USA! Whatever shall Ivan do now? He's running out of excuses as to why he keeps losing to the one-dimensional Andy. :scared:

Heya :spit: You're new av holy crap :haha: :rolls: :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 02:33 PM
Thelma I love your av!!!!!! :haha:

Golfnduck
01-12-2005, 02:54 PM
GOOD JOB ANDY!!!! WAY TO BEAT ITT!!!! I hope he plays this well against Andre.

RodFan08
01-12-2005, 04:21 PM
Easy win for Andy, Luv the shoes ;)

zoltan83
01-12-2005, 04:23 PM
Well done Andy. :bounce:

MisterQ
01-12-2005, 04:34 PM
Do not worry...its only an exhibition ;) at AO we will see something better :yeah:

If he were truly an exhibitionist, he wouldn't have an outfit. ;)

Good luck agaisnt Andre and those who are gonna watch enjoy yourselves because the matches against Andre or Marat are kinda special :aplot: They give the best of themselves and it wonderful :hearts: :yeah:
:banana: love those matches! :woohoo:

Tytta!.
01-12-2005, 04:39 PM
If he were truly an exhibitionist, he wouldn't have an outfit. ;)

:haha: :haha: :haha: Q!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

tangerine_dream
01-12-2005, 04:43 PM
I agree, TGS. The Andre and Marat matches Andy has are usually quite exciting.

Ooh, thanks for the big pics Deb. I just love the close-ups of Andy's eyes. The green flecks show up nicely. His eyes aren't quite as black as Andre's.

Thelma's av :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 05:32 PM
from the Bangkok Post:
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Roddick said he was using the United States' loss in the Davis Cup final to Spain last month as motivation for this season.

He started with a 61-minute win over Ljubicic, who lost to Federer in the Qatar final last weekend.

``Whenever Andre and I practice _ even if a tournament is a month away _ we're still intense,'' said Roddick, guaranteeing their head-to-head will be more than an exhibition.

Iza
01-12-2005, 05:34 PM
:haha: thelma :yeah: great av!

:yawn: @ the outfit!
So Ljubicic was easy...xcuse me but if he had any problems against Ivan "the Terrible" it meant it was seriuos :scared: but he had no problmes so everything is alright! now let's see what he does in the test against Andre :cool: !

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 05:39 PM
I don't expect him to beat Andre on Rebound Ace... but it's a great match for him because Andre will make him hit a lot of balls, and that's what Andy really needs, to get his timing and confidence and also to play in a tight match. Ljubicic was almost too easy, he needs to play a tiebreak or a tight set or whatever to help him get into the swing of things again for the AO. So it's perfect. And regardless of what happens, he also gets to play Tim or Roger, so I think it will be great preparation for him all around.

Havok
01-12-2005, 05:43 PM
Is that mesh I see? That would be really cool if it had color, preferably orange or that lime green.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2005, 05:44 PM
yea it's definitely mesh, just like 2002. But 2002 was cooler b/c the shirts were all nice bright colors and the mesh contrasted. I'd be ok with mostly white, but it'd be cool, as you said, if the mesh were a bright color:)

MissFairy
01-12-2005, 05:44 PM
playing tim/roger and andre the week before aussie? thats crazily good prep i think :banana: gosh i love these banana things, they rock my world!
they'll be challenging, and rather diverse i should think :) :)

he beat silly ljubby-chick, yay im so pleased, damn no coverage i had to get the results off the tele :o

Golfnduck
01-12-2005, 05:51 PM
I don't expect him to beat Andre on Rebound Ace... but it's a great match for him because Andre will make him hit a lot of balls, and that's what Andy really needs, to get his timing and confidence and also to play in a tight match. Ljubicic was almost too easy, he needs to play a tiebreak or a tight set or whatever to help him get into the swing of things again for the AO. So it's perfect. And regardless of what happens, he also gets to play Tim or Roger, so I think it will be great preparation for him all around.
I have to agree with you Deb. If/when Andy beats Andre, it will be a great win. Andre always plays great in Austrailia and it will be a good match for him. He definately be ready for AO after this week. Such a great preparation tournament.

Fumus
01-12-2005, 05:56 PM
Good win over Ivan, beating a guy like Ivan with a huge serve that has always given him trouble in the past 6-1, 6-4 that says something, Andy's making a statement.

How he fairs with Andre will tell us if he is really ready to win AO...

andyroxmysox12191
01-12-2005, 06:08 PM
Nice win Andy :banana: :yawn: boring outfit though :ras:
I can't wait for the Andre match! That's gotta be one to watch:banana:

Jennay
01-12-2005, 08:16 PM
Nice win :)

Golfnduck
01-12-2005, 10:04 PM
Nice win :)
I love you signature Jennay :lol: :yeah: I can't rep you yet, I have to do some slutting.

RoddickBabe10
01-12-2005, 10:11 PM
:banana: :banana: Grrreat job, Andy! I can't wait til his match against Andre (who is like one of my MOST faves! lol) :woohoo: :woohoo: That match, no matter the result, is definitely a great preparation for him leading to the AO! :yeah: :yeah:

Although, yes, the outfit is a little too boring. Gray and white is just thumbs-down. I like the shoes though.

MisterQ
01-12-2005, 10:24 PM
:lol:

http://cache.corbis.com/CorbisImage/thumb/14/73/31/14733133/DWF15-538601.jpg

Breakaway
01-12-2005, 10:25 PM
Go Andy that's the way to start off the new year. :D

Thanks for the pictures. :)

heya
01-12-2005, 10:29 PM
I don't think he'll win this match, but he's still changing and adjusting his game.

Maybe Goldfine can be a good teacher who isn't afraid to say no and doesn't tell Andy that he's not good enough to beat top players.

Last year, he wanted to improve, but IMO, there was nothing for him to learn.
Ever since October 2003, he was allowed to lose belief in himself. He got WAY out of control on and off-court.

Golfnduck
01-12-2005, 10:34 PM
I don't think he'll win this match, but he's still changing and adjusting his game.

Maybe Goldfine can be a good teacher who isn't afraid to say no and doesn't tell Andy that he's not good enough to beat top players.

Last year, he wanted to improve, but IMO, there was nothing for him to learn.
Ever since October 2003, he was allowed to lose belief in himself. He got WAY out of control on and off-court.
I think he has a good chance to win it, but we'll see. It would be a really good win for Andy and a huge confidence boost.

Jennay
01-12-2005, 10:44 PM
I love you signature Jennay :lol: :yeah: I can't rep you yet, I have to do some slutting.
Thanks :) I thought it was hilarious, so I had to put it in there :p

superpinkone37
01-12-2005, 11:45 PM
I agree, TGS. The Andre and Marat matches Andy has are usually quite exciting.

Ooh, thanks for the big pics Deb. I just love the close-ups of Andy's eyes. The green flecks show up nicely. His eyes aren't quite as black as Andre's.

Those closeups that show his eyes are great! :hearts: Theyre kinda like mine where sometimes they look green, sometimes more brown, and sometimes both lol. Anyways, yeah I dont think Andy will win, but it should be a good match for him. :)

smucav
01-13-2005, 12:03 AM
Q: Looking at this season, Roger said he thought he had it in him to take his .... a step further, do you feel he is heading that way as well?
A: I wish he would stop doing that. :)

Transcript of Andy Roddick's press conference from January 12th, 2005 (http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/files/DS15Y2DXIU/RODDICK%20%2012%20Jan%202005.pdf)

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 12:04 AM
LOL Andy! I tried to post the PDF but my computer froze while opening it :rolleyes:

smucav
01-13-2005, 12:08 AM
He also called Timmy old:

Q: Roger Federer was talking about Tim Henman and his ability, last year was the best year of his career. How do you think he is developing as a player?
A: Absolutely. I wasn't around for a lot of Tim's earlier years :D but just when I first came on tour until now, there is no doubt that he had his best year last year and that's saying something after the injury problems he had the year before, to come back and put forth your best effort is impressive.

Transcript of Andy Roddick's press conference from January 12th, 2005 (http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/files/DS15Y2DXIU/RODDICK%20%2012%20Jan%202005.pdf)

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 12:10 AM
okay, got it open, here's the whole thing :)
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ANDY RODDICK:

Q: Andy, pretty efficient start, straight sets. Was it a comfortable one?

A: Yeah, it was surprisingly comfortable. I felt like I returned pretty well today and got a lot of first serve returns in and I thought I hit the ball pretty well considering it was first match in a little while.


Q: Difficult coming up against an opponent, even though it's just an exhibition tournament, coming up against a guy last night you didn't think you were going to be playing?

A: Yes and no. I think this week your main goal is to get practice and I think all of us are just looking to get prepared for the Aussie Open so it wasn't too big of a shock but obviously that doesn't happen in normal tournaments, it wasn't that big of a deal, I wasn't stressing out too much.


Q: All the hiring and firing ... that went on, last time we saw you was in Seville and it looked as if it hurt you, you looked as down as I have ever seen you. How did you regroup after that? What did you do to put it behind you?

A: I think I might have used it a little bit, you kind of use that and try to put it into workouts and put it into something positive. I'm not one to go and sit home and just sit in bed and feel sorry for myself, I have no reason to feel sorry for myself. I went and really tried to put it to work and it's still going to hurt but, if anything, it just makes you hungrier.


Q: Was that what set you out on that Road Trip you did for the Brown Brothers or was that already arranged?

A: It was already arranged but it was nice because we all got out there, we were all pretty disappointed but we went, we hung out together, and I think it was healthy for our team to regroup. We were playing for fun, exhibition matches in front of cool crowds and it was good. I didn't how much I would be up for if after Davis Cup but it actually worked out okay and it was a good time.

Q: What sort of message did you get back from the people because you went to some out of the way places where tennis isn't normally associated, was it good therapy for you to know that there is kids out there and people out there who are into tennis?

A: They were fired up, it was amazing, we were getting pretty good crowds everywhere we went, and we did it on purpose, our whole goal was to kind of taken tennis to places that have never seen live tennis, or haven't seen it for 25 years or something like that, and we didn't know what to expect because it had never been done before, especially on a bus, but it was a good idea and it worked and it's definitely something that I think can be done again some time.


Q: Did it just come up over dinner one night in Seville?

A: No, not in Seville. This has been in the planning for a while. One of my agents and I were sitting down and talking, just shooting ideas around about tennis, and I said: why don't we just get on a bus like the music groups do and just go hit three cities in four nights and play and see what kind response we get and the response was positive so it was good.

Q: You meet Andre tomorrow. When you play a guy like that, who is a legitimate rival for the Australian Open crowd, even though this is just a warm-up, is there still a bit of an edge to it?

A: Andre and I can practice when there's a tournament a month away and we will still be intense, it's just the way we are, we actually played once on the bus tour in one stop and we were going at each other but we have a good friendship and I have so much respect for him. I think all the top players here are basically just using each other to get prepared for the Aussie Open so you want to go out and play a good match but I think the biggest thing is just playing competitive matches in a match type atmosphere.

Q: Are there still psychological points to be won over rivals or not?

A: Maybe, but I think the biggest thing, like I said, is playing good tennis and trying to get prepared. We live and die out there every week so you get a week like this you really just try to focus on doing the right things.

Q: Roger Federer was talking about Tim Henman and his ability, last year was the best year of his career. How do you think he is developing as a player?

A: Absolutely. I wasn't around for a lot of Tim's earlier years but just when I first came on tour until now, there is no doubt that he had his best year last year and that's saying something after the injury problems he had the year before, to come back and put forth your best effort is impressive.

Q: Looking at this season, Roger said he thought he had it in him to take his .... a step further, do you feel he is heading that way as well?

A: I wish he would stop doing that.

Q: Do you feel that this year could be the year you did something really, really big?

A: I hope so. We play mind games with ourselves and tell ourselves every year but I definitely feel like I had a good off season, spent more time on court this off season than I have before so I'm excited, I am really, really excited about the upcoming year. :yeah:

Q: Do you actually set yourself any goals anymore?

A: Of course; I think you have to otherwise you're just out there playing blind, or at least that's the way I feel.

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 12:10 AM
Thanks for the interview smucav!!! :hug:

snaillyyy
01-13-2005, 12:22 AM
Thanks ladies :D :D

andyroxmysox12191
01-13-2005, 12:36 AM
Thanks! :kiss: Let's hope this year is good :yeah:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 01:07 AM
FEATURE-Open-Roddick determined to be upbeat about 2005
Thu Jan 13, 2005 01:05 AM GMT

By Simon Cambers
MELBOURNE, Jan 13 (Reuters) - When Andy Roddick blasted his way to the U.S. Open title in 2003 at the age of 21, it looked as if the world was at his feet.

But despite finishing 2004 as the world number two, having won four titles and led the United States to their first Davis Cup final since 1997, the American goes into next week's Australian Open knowing he has a mountain to climb if he is to win his second grand slam title.

Roddick reached his first Wimbledon final last year, taking the first set off Roger Federer before losing in four sets.

While the Swiss romped to three of the four grand slam titles, Roddick ended his year on a sour note when he lost to Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the semi-finals of the Masters Cup and saw his hopes of Davis Cup glory ruined by Spain.

The American ended his 18-month spell with coach Brad Gilbert in December and, after a period of recuperation, says he is ready to hit top form at the year's first grand slam event, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.

"I am pretty excited about 2005," said Roddick, tuning up for the Open at the Kooyong Classic alongside Federer, Andre Agassi and Tim Henman.

"I feel good out there and feel like I'm hitting the ball pretty well."


ROAD TRIP

The defeat to Spain, when Roddick was beaten by both Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya, hurt deeply but the former U.S. Open champion said he had used the feelings to motivate himself anew.

"I am not one to go sit at home, sit in bed and feel sorry for myself because I have no reason to feel sorry for myself," he said. "If anything, I think I might have used it (the defeat) a little bit.

"I really put it to work. It's still going to hurt but, if anything, it makes you hungrier."

A road trip across the United States with Davis Cup team mates Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan, in which they played exhibition matches in cities that rarely see world-class tennis, also helped to get Roddick on track for the months ahead.

"We play mind games with ourselves and tell ourselves all the time but I definitely feel like I had a good off-season," he said.

"I spent more time on court this off-season than I have before so I'm excited. I am really, really excited about the upcoming year."

superpinkone37
01-13-2005, 01:16 AM
thanks for the interviews and articles :)

Mowgli
01-13-2005, 02:02 AM
wow! great close-up pic! :inlove: he's got lovely eyes :hearts:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:17 AM
Well Andre retired when Andy was up 6-5 on serve.... so unfortunately Andy didn't get much preparation but it seems he was hanging in with Andre ok on Rebound Ace in really hot conditions, which is good news for Andy.

Let's just hope Andre will be fit to play AO *fingers crossed*

Iza
01-13-2005, 02:18 AM
what happened to Andre?

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:19 AM
appears his hip is acting up again :sad:

Leena
01-13-2005, 02:21 AM
Hope Andre's ok. :sad:

Probably Roger now.

Let's show everyone who's boss for Melbourne! :banana:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:22 AM
Yay. Andy will get a good start on his 2005 losses to Roger by starting in an exhibition :o

Leena
01-13-2005, 02:27 AM
Yay. Andy will get a good start on his 2005 losses to Roger by starting in an exhibition :o
Be positive!

Andy is 1000x better than the other shit players I support... so, I believe in Andy!

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:30 AM
I'm being semi-sarcastic. I am far more concerned about him getting in good play before the AO, maybe playing a tight set or two, a TB, working out all the rusty kinks, than winning. Winning would just be gravy :)

MisterQ
01-13-2005, 02:34 AM
appears his hip is acting up again :sad:

this takes the bong out of Kooyong :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:37 AM
this takes the bong out of Kooyong :sad:

*trying not to laugh b/c it's very sad but* :lol: anyway... sorry Q.

My guess is that Andre is a smart man and he knows himself and he will be ok for next week. He and Andy can play again anytime, he has to make sure he's ok for next week, just like what Andy did last year when he got the bad blisters on his foot. the AO is the important thing and I'm sure Andre knows what he is doing.

MisterQ
01-13-2005, 02:40 AM
yes, I hope so. He doesn't mess with his body anymore, which is probably one reason he's still even able to play. I know his 1993 wrist injury really scared him, and since then he has been very cautious.

I just don't want him to miss a chance to play in his most successful major.

Leena
01-13-2005, 02:40 AM
I'm sure Andre knows what he's doing, but the thought of him winning 7 matches seems a lot less likely now. :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:43 AM
:(

But in other news, I've decided Andy's new shirt is really bizarre.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel10501130333.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel105.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel10701130334.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel107.jpg

Havok
01-13-2005, 02:44 AM
My friend said it was a clean match, loads of winners unlike the other shit quality matches going on. So Andre is playing well, as well as Andy.:yeah: I'm sure Andre's gonna play the Aussie Open there's no way he'll miss it.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:44 AM
Thanks for the update again, Naldo. Seems like Andy's hitting the ball pretty cleanly, so this is good to hear. and yes, I'm sure Andre will be ok. He HAS to be!

but :sad: it looks like he was definitely in pain

"Agassi pulled out early in Thursday's match against American compatriot Andy Roddick and apologised to the crowd, saying he needed immediate attention for a hip flexor problem.

Agassi appeared to suffered the injury in the 10th game of the first set, and finally conceded in the 12th game when Roddick led 6-5."

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-01-13T034106Z_01_MEL05D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-KOOYONG.jpg

Leena
01-13-2005, 02:46 AM
Andy's shirt is bleh. The color is so... boring.

Havok
01-13-2005, 02:46 AM
Yeah I noticed the mesh went half was across his back when I looked at some pics at getty-images. A bit bizarre, but it does make sense since it's mesh you would want the shirt to breathe quite a bit and I doubt Andy would want his nipples on display.:p

Leena
01-13-2005, 02:49 AM
I didn't notice any mesh...

That's good though... show off that body. :)

J. Corwin
01-13-2005, 02:49 AM
The AO will be so much less fun for me to watch if Andre doesn't play. :sad: He's a wise veteran so I know this was the right move and he'll hopefully come back strong. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:49 AM
Yea, that's what is odd, the mesh business. I mean the color is boooooring and :yawn: but the design of it is just... weird. I don't think I like it :sad: Where's the nice lime green stripey stuff from the Warehouse. Please Andy, we beg you. Like, it's mesh, but it's not really that see-through.... it's... weird.

Havok
01-13-2005, 02:53 AM
It's because of the color I'm sure. If the mesh was lets say white or maybe a brighter color, I think you would be able to notice it easier.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 02:54 AM
Maybe, yeah.... but still, I'm disappointed :(

:ras: to Reebok

darnyelb
01-13-2005, 02:58 AM
I didn't know where to ask this question, but...

I just heard on the local news in Houston that Roddick might be playing an tsunami charity relief exhibition (organized by Courier) here on January 31st. Anyone here have any idea if this is true? I think it's pretty unlikely considering the 30th is the men's final, but perhaps there's been some mention of the event somewhere?

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 03:08 AM
hi darnyelb! :wavey:

Haven't heard a thing about it. I hope Andy's not planning events for the day after the men's final :(

But Andy is friends with Mack and he's doing a lot of the stuff in Houston, so if he's back in the US by then, I'd be surprised if he WASN'T there. I just hope that he isn't :)

RoddickBabe10
01-13-2005, 03:21 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-01-13T034106Z_01_MEL05D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-KOOYONG.jpg

I can't take this, you guys :sad: :sad: I am so devastated right now, please God, help Andre! Get well soon, Andre :crying2: :crying2:

Anyway, Andy's playin a tsunami charity thing? the day after the men's final too... hmmm... :confused:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 03:48 AM
More pics...

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-01-13T044208Z_01_MEL14D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-KOOYONG.jpg

My new av, as soon as I can think of a caption
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel11901130432.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel119.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel11801130432.australia_tennis_kooyong_class ic_mel118.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050113/i/r3198708477.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-01-13T044654Z_01_MEL15D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-KOOYONG.jpg

darnyelb
01-13-2005, 03:54 AM
hi darnyelb! :wavey:

Haven't heard a thing about it. I hope Andy's not planning events for the day after the men's final :(

But Andy is friends with Mack and he's doing a lot of the stuff in Houston, so if he's back in the US by then, I'd be surprised if he WASN'T there. I just hope that he isn't :)

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I'm now thinking the newscaster just added Roddick's name to the report to excite viewers. Chris Evert & Anna K are reportedly already scheduled for the event. Perhaps it's left open to him should he get eliminated prior to late 2nd week? Hopefully that will not be the case.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 03:57 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I'm now thinking the newscaster just added Roddick's name to the report to excite viewers. Chris Evert & Anna K are reportedly already scheduled for the event. Perhaps it's left open to him should he get eliminated prior to late 2nd week? Hopefully that will not be the case.

If I had to guess (which I guess I will do lol) that's what I'd say, that his people said "well if he's back in the states, he'll go" - and I'm sure he'd want to. But, I hope he's not back in the states yet :) He can do all he wants for the tsunami charities after he holds up the trophy ;)

Nice to see you in the Andy forum, come by more often:D

heya
01-13-2005, 04:14 AM
Sarcasm is the truth. I feel bad for Andy.because good things don't come his way very much. Things looked good in his mind, but old hopes don't always become reality.
I can dream about his progress on clay and in the majors, but small U.S. tourneys take away his time.
Memphis and then Mattress Mac..ugg How lucky and loyal is Andy? :rolleyes:

Andy could travel back to 1984 Who knows how much success he'd have back then? It was less demanding.

Tennis commentators are pathetic because they've influenced Andy's decisions too.
Look what happened with Mary Carillo, Pat McEnroe,,,

I'm furious about the Tennis Channel too. Give 1-2% of the U.S. good programming. Joy...

Deboogle!.
01-13-2005, 04:47 AM
Andy's press conference after the match with Andre
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ANDY RODDICK:
Q: Andy, we just had a word with Andre and he said he felt the injury first about midway through the first set. Did you get any sense on the court that it was an issue that early?

A: Maybe not that early. He started going for a lot more on his second serves a little bit later on in the set, basically hitting two first serves, and I figured there had to be some reason for that. Then obviously in his last service game, I would have bet pretty much everything that we weren't going to finish because he talked to the umpire. It was pretty disappointing because in the early going and throughout the set we were playing at a pretty high level and we were having a good bit of fun out there.


Q: I'm sure when you came here today you were expecting a really long, tough match. How disappointing for your own preparation is it that it was cut short?

A: It's tough for me to feel sorry for myself right now, when Andre is a good friend and his preparation is a lot worse off than mine is right now but I'm not too disappointed, I'm glad I got out there, almost a full set. Like I said, I was pretty happy with what I showed with the chance I had today.


Q: Given that you know Andre a lot better than any of us, what should you read into the fact that he has pulled out of this tournament with this injury today?

A: I think it's too early to say. It's no secret that we use this to prepare for the Aussie Open and I pulled out of a match here last year because I had blisters, which weren't going to get any better by me playing on it so it's tough to tell. I'm sure we will know more in the next couple of days and see how it pulls up but you'd definitely want to be as cautious as possible with a Grand Slam right around the corner.


Q: You talked a little bit yesterday about your Road Trip - I was actually doing some reading on it this morning - it was actually called Rock 'n' Racquets?

A: They had different names for the events in each city. Alabama was Rock 'n' Racquets.


Q: And what were the names for the other ones, anything special?

A: I don't know. The whole tour was called My Ride and we would stop in various cities and they had their own clever names for the events there because they had separate promoters at each event.


Q: So there was music playing during the matches or at changeovers?

A: Yes. It was a lot about crowd interaction, people didn't have to be quite - if they said something, we'd talk back. It was fun. It was tennis in a little bit of a different way.


Q: You have had only 11 games today and not playing again until Saturday, are you going to do any extra work to compensate?

A: I think so. Even the match that I played here, I played a couple of practice matches out of Melbourne Park before this event started so I probably won't play any extra sets tomorrow but I will definitely go and try to get in a good minimum hour and a half workout there tomorrow and probably go to the gym later today. I think today is the day where I will maybe do more to make up for the lack of time on court.


Q: How much have you been able to work with your new coach and what did he change in your preparation?

A: I've worked with him a lot.


Q: How many days?

A: I think the day after Christmas. We were talking on the phone a lot and kind of getting into it. It's as hard as I've trained on the court for probably since I was 15 years old; we were putting in very, very long days and very intense days but it was fun, it was exciting. :yeah:


Q: You were talking about the crowd interaction. Brad was a very interactive coach when he was up in the stands. How different is it with Dean?

A: As far as my interaction?


Q: Brad's always had plenty to say.

A: Well, not to me, I was playing.


Q: Plenty to say generally, anyway.

A: He's not shy, by any stretch. Dean is a little bit more low keyed but they each have their strong points, they're different people but they're both really good coaches.


Q: How did you decide on Dean, what was the compelling thing in the end?

A: We were pretty familiar with each other, he was the Assistant Coach on our Olympic team and our Davis Cup squad so I'd spent some time around him, he has been around top 10 players before, he was with Krickstein for a while and with Todd for a while, and then when I made my decision to kind of look elsewhere, I met with him and just how excited he was, and the fact that he'd said: I'm not going to take any of your nonsense, if we do this we're going to go to work and we're going to work really hard. I loved that, I was really excited about that. He spent a lot of time on the challenger circuit in the last two years and made sure it was going to be no different with what he was doing with those guys and with me and I was really into that, I was ready to work. (I LOVE YOU DEAN!)


Q: What is different to his way of working compared to Brad's?

A: I think a lot of it is just in training. They both have their strong points. Dean is great at really motivating you on a day-to-day basis as far as training goes and putting the hours, and he's doing it with you, he's on the bike right next to me if we're doing fitness and stuff. And Brad is really good at scouting matches and kind of putting a different swing on things and presenting tennis in a kind of a sort of different way. (I love you more, Dean!)


Q: When you say he had the same attitude that he took to the guys on the satellite tour, is there a danger when you become the world number one player that people around you, maybe not intentionally, treat you with kid gloves?

A: There are a lot of people that are smiley faces for no other reason than the fact that you're a top tennis player, that's for sure, I'm very conscious of that, so I definitely liked it when he said: you know what, if we do this we are going to work, and I was all for that, that was very impressive for me. :yeah: Ok let's see it in your results.

superpinkone37
01-13-2005, 05:32 AM
thanks for the pictures and the interview Deb :kiss:
What Andy is saying about Dean sounds great to me...but it doesnt matter until it shows in the results.

yeah that shirt...umm...its just ugly. Its weird how the mesh goes all the way around the back and its plain old gray and all that crap. I get the mesh thing, like its probably much better to play in, but yeah its ugly, to me anyways. It also doesnt help that the shirt is stil 3454365 sizes too big :p I hope we get to see that green shirt from tennis warehouse soon :)

And omg, I am so sad about Andre :sad: But like you guys have been saying, I am sure he is a very smart man, and all that, so he is being extremly careful. I will be sooo dissapointed if he has to pull from the AO because of this :sad: :sad: :sad:

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 03:16 PM
A bit bizarre, but it does make sense since it's mesh you would want the shirt to breathe quite a bit and I doubt Andy would want his nipples on display.:p
LMFAO!!! No, that would give the female fans too much pleasure.

Fumus
01-13-2005, 05:08 PM
I hope it's an Andy v. Fed final...anybody care to wager who I want to see win...lol..I will give you a hint...he's not Swiss and he doesn't date or own a cow ;-)

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 05:12 PM
I hope it's an Andy v. Fed final...anybody care to wager who I want to see win...lol..I will give you a hint...he's not Swiss and he doesn't date or own a cow ;-)

:cuckoo: :scratch:

thelma
01-13-2005, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the pics & interview, Deb! :)

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 05:32 PM
I hope it's an Andy v. Fed final...anybody care to wager who I want to see win...lol..I will give you a hint...he's not Swiss and he doesn't date or own a cow ;-)
Ummmm.....oohhh.....I know.....I know!!!!! :bounce:

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 06:05 PM
:sobbing:

heya
01-13-2005, 09:14 PM
hmm Verrry interesting. Tits make babies and adults happy. :baby: :lick:

Back to the subject at hand...Andy is still greater than everyone else in the top 10,
if it doesn't involve tennis... It's not too late, though, for Andy to become the greatest. :devil:

andyroxmysox12191
01-13-2005, 10:01 PM
Andre :sad: :sad: :hug: I hope he feels better :(
That shirt is funk-ee...and not the good kind!
I worship Dean :worship: I'm looking forward to this year :banana:

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 10:06 PM
Andre :sad: :sad: :hug: I hope he feels better :(

:sad:


I worship Dean :worship: I'm looking forward to this year :banana:

I love Dean :banana: :hearts: And yeah, I'm looking forward to this year as well :bounce:

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 10:25 PM
I love Dean :banana: :hearts: And yeah, I'm looking forward to this year as well :bounce:
I think Tytta is smitten with Dean. Practically every post I read after one of Andy's matches is about how much she loves Dean. I have to admit though, I am on the "I love Dean" bandwagon ;)

Jennay
01-13-2005, 10:26 PM
I think Tytta is smitten with Dean. Practically every post I read after one of Andy's matches is about how much she loves Dean. I have to admit though, I am on the "I love Dean" bandwagon ;)
Me too. I think most people are riding on it :)

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 10:43 PM
I forgot to say I love Dean but I love my 20 husbands even more ;) :lol:

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 10:53 PM
I forgot to say I love Dean but I love my 20 husbands even more ;) :lol:
Of course, you have to love your hubbies more. Maybe someday Dean will be #21

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 10:59 PM
NO!!!!!!!! Our love is just business ;) :bolt: :hearts: :o

heya
01-13-2005, 11:02 PM
I find it hilarious that Dirk was afraid that if Andy dominates tennis, it might make Andy's EGO too big. LMAO Yeah, his beloved Ninja Federer is SOOOO HUMBLE!!!!
:haha: :rolls: :spit: :lick: Andy's a BAD BOY, ya hear?????:aplot:

Golfnduck
01-13-2005, 11:03 PM
NO!!!!!!!! Our love is just business ;) :bolt: :hearts: :o
LOL!!! Up to 230 posts, filha? You must be really bored.

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 11:06 PM
LOL!!! Up to 230 posts, filha? You must be really bored.

Yes!!!! You guys have to entertain me :lol:


And.. heya :haha: :haha: :haha:

andyroxmysox12191
01-13-2005, 11:12 PM
Renata your icon on MSN should be Dean...or even on here captioned "I Love Dean!" since you love him so much ;)

snaillyyy
01-13-2005, 11:13 PM
We need to entertain, the band of 20 must not be doing their job :p :devil: :devil: but we will be more than happy to do our part :p

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 11:20 PM
I like your idea, Mani :lol:

superpinkone37
01-13-2005, 11:35 PM
We need to entertain, the band of 20 must not be doing their job :p :devil: :devil: but we will be more than happy to do our part :p

oh and i think there are more than twenty...we just stop counting after that many lmao :p

Tytta!.
01-13-2005, 11:44 PM
:lol: girls... You forgot they're practicing and playing tournaments so I'm not with them right now ;) That's why I'm bored :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2005, 02:11 AM
Andy plays Roger tomorrow. Oh Boy.

Federer d Henman 6/4 6/2

Leena
01-14-2005, 02:14 AM
No worries here...

Just have fun, get some practice for Melbourne. :)

As intimidated as Andy is about facing Roger... Roger is intimidated even more with the fear of having to deal with Andy's huge, powerful game.

Deboogle!.
01-14-2005, 02:16 AM
Yea, he hasn't even played 2 hours of tennis before the Open. He needs to play a long-ish match tomorrow.

Labadze is his real concern......um....... yeah :haha:

Leena
01-14-2005, 02:17 AM
It's tough to get the ball by a man with such a wide waist.

Focus on service winners, not aces.

Golfnduck
01-14-2005, 02:27 AM
Andy plays Roger tomorrow. Oh Boy.

Federer d Henman 6/4 6/2
Oh boy is right!!! ROGI GOING DOWN!!!!

Leena
01-14-2005, 02:33 AM
Rogi can go back to #2. It's inevitable.

heya
01-14-2005, 03:24 AM
It's tough to get the ball by a man with such a wide waist.

Focus on service winners, not aces.
Did you miss another big guy from last year???

heya
01-14-2005, 03:36 AM
:devil: :o

Leena
01-14-2005, 03:37 AM
I don't recall that match taking place.

heya
01-14-2005, 03:40 AM
I can't remember who the coach was too. :ignore:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2005, 03:49 AM
LMFAO You two

But heya, don't post those pics ever, ever again :tears:

Leena
01-14-2005, 03:51 AM
Yes, think of the children. Don't show the shirt.

superpinkone37
01-14-2005, 03:54 AM
:lol: :lol:

Havok
01-14-2005, 04:07 AM
:haha: Those second set stats. If you didn't see the bp conversion, you would have thought Andy won that set 6-2 or something.:retard:

Leena
01-14-2005, 04:08 AM
:haha: Those second set stats. If you didn't see the bp conversion, you would have thought Andy won that set 6-2 or something.:retard:
The 5th same was much of the same, also.

Now, let's never speak of this match again.

Deboogle!.
01-14-2005, 04:08 AM
Now, let's never speak of this match again.

Yea. NEVER.

Leena
01-14-2005, 04:13 AM
Nice avatar. :hearts:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2005, 04:13 AM
:)

superpinkone37
01-14-2005, 04:16 AM
Love the av Deb :hearts: :yeah:

snaillyyy
01-14-2005, 04:22 AM
:worship: :worship: I LOVE the avatar Deb :haha: :sobbing:

Carito_90
01-14-2005, 04:54 AM
Yea. NEVER.

EVER.

Gorgeous av btw :hearts: :lol:

RoddickBabe10
01-14-2005, 05:00 AM
Love the av Deb :hearts: :yeah:

I agree! :yeah: :yeah:

Tytta!.
01-14-2005, 11:27 AM
So here we have Andy practicing today :D

Whatup86
01-14-2005, 11:52 AM
Thanks for the pics1. I love your av Deb :hearts: