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The Secret Wish of the Duck

The Duke
02-05-2005, 03:26 AM
After countless hours of pondering, I've realized what Roddick wishes for the most; the single dream that would allow him to beat virtually every player on court...a boombox! If the ATP instituted boomboxes on the court (and let players flip a coin to decide who's mix gets played), Andy would benefit most, methinks. What do y'all say?


PS- I'm new in this neck of the woods, so I should also say howdy!!

Ferrero Forever
02-05-2005, 03:42 AM
i reckon thats a cool idea, the spaniards can have their bull-fight music, hewitt can have a record of c'mon aussie c'mon with fans in the background shouting his name, massu can have scary music and federer can have classical.

Leena
02-05-2005, 03:55 AM
His name is Roddick.

You're not funny.

Damn n00bs.

jmp
02-05-2005, 04:09 AM
That's a very novel idea, The Duke. I don't think it's going to happen, though. ;) Speaking of new twists to the game, Richard Williams suggested adding more flair to matches with music and cheerleaders during change overs. I think he said this at USO '04.

:wavey: Howdy, back atcha, and welcome to MTF! :D

RodLo
02-05-2005, 04:20 AM
His name is Roddick.

You're not funny.

Damn n00bs.

And again I feel obligated to say...you're not funny either. Quit being such a smart ass and quit filling people's threads with pointless bitching. There is absolutely nothing wrong with The Duke's post...so quit crying about it. :rolleyes:

Anyway, moving on....

haha, I could only imagine what Andy would have on his mix...and what the other players would have on theirs! ;) :lol:

RodLo
02-05-2005, 04:21 AM
That's a very novel idea, The Duke. I don't think it's going to happen, though. ;) Speaking of new twists to the game, Richard Williams suggested adding more flair to matches with music and cheerleaders during change overs. I think he said this at USO '04.

:wavey: Howdy, back atcha, and welcome to MTF! :D

Oh no, cheerleaders....at tennis matches?! No thank you. :rolleyes:

jmp
02-05-2005, 04:24 AM
Come to think of it, they did a neat piece at the USO of a chauffeur who drove a lot of the top players around. He talked about one artist that a lot of them liked because he pumped them up. He mentioned that Andy liked the artist, too. Can anyone remember the name of the artist? Could it be Usher?

RodLo
02-05-2005, 04:26 AM
Come to think of it, they did a neat piece at the USO of a chauffeur who drove a lot of the top players around. He talked about one artists that a lot of them liked because he pumped them up. He mentioned that Andy liked the artist, too. Can anyone remember the name of the artist? Could it be Usher?

I don't think it was Usher...I want to say it was 50 Cent...but I really don't remember all that well. I do remember the segment though. Shoot, this is going to bug me all night. :p

jmp
02-05-2005, 04:29 AM
I think you're right, RodLo! WTG! :yeah:

RodLo
02-05-2005, 04:32 AM
I think you're right, RodLo! WTG! :yeah:

Yay! Applause for me! :bigclap: :lol:

jmp
02-05-2005, 04:35 AM
Go RodLo! Go RodLo! ;)

RodLo
02-05-2005, 04:40 AM
Go RodLo! Go RodLo! ;)

:woohoo: :woohoo: :lol:

blosson
02-05-2005, 10:40 AM
Come to think of it, they did a neat piece at the USO of a chauffeur who drove a lot of the top players around. He talked about one artist that a lot of them liked because he pumped them up. He mentioned that Andy liked the artist, too. Can anyone remember the name of the artist? Could it be Usher?

i think it was maroon 5

roisin
02-05-2005, 10:45 AM
oooh if andy likes maroon 5 hes gonna go way up in my estimation ;)

jmp
02-05-2005, 10:58 AM
You could be right, blosson. Now, I really want to know. :)

MissFairy
02-05-2005, 11:48 AM
oooo yea i read that article about the driver for andy, he said he always listened to the maroon 5 album before his matches to pump himself up :hug: aww what a good choice ;)

roisin
02-05-2005, 12:01 PM
i agree! :yeah:

JonBcn
02-05-2005, 03:08 PM
Surely Andy would favour this tune (which is genius, if I may say so):

http://pip.rubberfeet.org/stuff/ducks.html

;)

MissFairy
02-05-2005, 03:19 PM
what a duck-alicious find, thanks :hug:

although, of course, andy is no sinister duck :p

JonBcn
02-05-2005, 03:25 PM
It's ducktastic :)

tennischick
02-05-2005, 03:39 PM
JonBcn :kiss: where the heck did you find that? it's duckabulous :haha: :lol:

RodLo
02-05-2005, 03:42 PM
:haha: :haha: That's the funniest thing I've seen all day. :lol:

The Duke
02-05-2005, 03:53 PM
I'm glad people responded :) Personally, I'd have Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" on repeat mode, but y'all can probably tell that from my signature. Perhaps "American Girl" by Tom Petty & The HBer's, or "Free Fallin' "...or the last part of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN, the "doodoo doo doodoo....duh doo doodoo doodoo..."

smucav
02-05-2005, 05:36 PM
Come to think of it, they did a neat piece at the USO of a chauffeur who drove a lot of the top players around. He talked about one artist that a lot of them liked because he pumped them up. He mentioned that Andy liked the artist, too. Can anyone remember the name of the artist? Could it be Usher?Source: andyroddick.com

"What's It Like to Spend Two Weeks with Andy?" By: Sarah Alvanipour
by: 10/22/2003 --

What is it like to spend two weeks with Andy at the US Open? I wish I knew.

But since I brought up the question, I should at least attempt to give an answer, so a couple of weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with someone who could tell me just that. This person could give me the inside scoop on what Andy did behind the scenes and off-court where he was in the secret confounds of his trainers and coach.

Who is it? Andy's driver at the Open. And you could call him Andy's new friend.

"The Fast and Furious Driver," as he likes to be called, was personally selected by Andy and his coach, Brad Gilbert, to drive Andy to and from practices and matches for the duration of the US Open, a request that is not generally not granted by tournament personnel. But, for the US Open champion, they were willing to make an exception.

Enter Marvin Coleman, a slender version of the charismatic American Idol Ruben Studdard, who dabbles in the world of music and entertainment by running Stick and Move Entertainment, the music division of Deluxe Star Media. Coleman is an event planner, specializing in celebrity bashes and corporate events. A master of "catering to others," Coleman is not easily star-struck. Besides Andy, he has driven a slew of other celebrities including Hank Aaron, Robin Givens, Ben Affleck, Taye Diggs, Serena and Venus Williams, Billy Jean King, Jennifer Capriati, and Lleyton Hewitt.

So how did Andy compare? Coleman could not find enough words to complement his new favorite tennis player. He described Andy as very "down-to-earth," and focused and described a conversation in which Andy was asking his opinion on which charities he thinks he should donate to. "Some people are talking about what type of diamonds they should buy and he is asking about what charities he should give money to," he recalls.

"Andy is very dedicated to the sport of tennis. His personality didn't change before and after his victory. He had a personal touch with his fans and had a very down-to-earth attitude," Coleman adds. As a driver for the US Open for the past three years, Marvin has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, but just tries to "make it work as best as possible." No problems this year since the only player he dealt with was Andy and his small but very present entourage of two trainers and the man behind the man, Brad Gilbert.

Armed with a 2004 black Lincoln Navigator and an All-Access pass, Coleman became an unofficial member of team Roddick as he and the rest of the squad made their way through the streets of New York in the sleek and fully loaded SUV. Queue the soundtrack from the latest 50 Cent album and you've got one "P.I.M.P." ride to one classy event.

During their daily commutes Marvin and Andy, who chilled in the front seat while BG, Ciscero and Mo were seated in the back, would chat it up on the way to practice. Andy liked to talk and listen to music-his favorite for the tourney was Maroon 5-to get pumped up for practice. En route to matches, the music was still bumping but it was Brad Gilbert that was doing the talking, reviewing strategies and plays and trying to keep Andy in great mental form before each and every one of his matches.

Speaking of matches, what about the final? Brad, Cicsero, Mo, and now Marvin were nervous but "[Andy] was so calm, it was crazy." Everyone felt the energy that day and Marvin simply "knew he would pull it off."

That didn't prevent anyone from sitting on the edge of his seat during the short final, nor did it keep cool Marvin from pacing back and forth outside of the stadium. Once Andy had secured his victory, Marvin's cell phone rang and on the other end of line was BG, letting him know that Andy would be coming out soon and how they were going to make their exit in a well-orchestrated series of events, making most world leaders envious of such an organized security detail.

The rest of the afternoon became a blur, but Andy managed to slow down long enough to give Marvin a rare souvenir from the 2003 US Open, the pair of shoes he had worn during the final.

Later that evening, Andy personally invited Marvin to his victory celebration.

"The celebration was very exciting. We went to a beautiful restaurant is the East Village. Everyone was treated to filet mignon. From there we went to Club Lotus and had a very exciting time. Jennifer Capriati was at the party also, [and] she partied like a rock star."

How does Marvin rate the experience? "The two weeks were fun, surreal, one of the top ten experiences of my life!"FYI: Marvin Coleman, the fast and furious driver, has since founded an "urban tennis apparel line," 40 Luv Clothing. He was promoting it while driving for the 2004 U.S. Open: 40 Luv Clothing, The First Urban Tennis Apparel Line (http://www.manhunt.com/news/stories/1098760332.html)

roisin
02-05-2005, 05:44 PM
worldclass, andy likes maroon 5! :worship:

has anyone ever heard lemon jelly's song 'nice weather for ducks'? :lol:

jmp
02-05-2005, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the article, smucav. :) It mentions 50 cent and maroon 5. I'm going to take a look at the clothing line. :D

*M*
02-05-2005, 07:02 PM
I'm glad people responded :) Personally, I'd have Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" on repeat mode, but y'all can probably tell that from my signature. Perhaps "American Girl" by Tom Petty & The HBer's, or "Free Fallin' "...or the last part of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN, the "doodoo doo doodoo....duh doo doodoo doodoo..."You seem more of a Classic Rock kind of guy. How about "Ducks on the Wall" by the Kinks?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B00000FDJR001010/0/103-6341566-7359856

vaiva
02-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Surely Andy would favour this tune (which is genius, if I may say so):

http://pip.rubberfeet.org/stuff/ducks.html

;)

Oy, wanted to give you all my love. Stupid rules for those who rep once in a blue moon :mad:

Golfnduck
02-05-2005, 07:24 PM
i think it was maroon 5
It was Maroon 5. I love them :hearts:

JonBcn
02-06-2005, 12:24 PM
Oy, wanted to give you all my love. Stupid rules for those who rep once in a blue moon :mad:

Heh, same for me! :kiss: