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The "Feel the Miami Heat as Andy Sprains his Wrist!" Nasdaq thread

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tangerine_dream
03-19-2005, 09:58 PM
Heh. Get this baby on the board now. :p

Ah. Memories. Andy could use a new fruit bowl. :D

Good luck in Miami, Andy. Win back-to-back titles. :banana:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/images/6_4_2004_S5a.jpg
http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq4/14Sun/Roddick7529.jpg

Deboogle!.
03-19-2005, 10:00 PM
:haha: Love the title! :)

snaillyyy
03-19-2005, 10:03 PM
Go Andy! and one of my favorite pics :D

MissFairy
03-19-2005, 10:37 PM
:lol: the titles awesome, nicely done there :) :hug:

k-rod83
03-19-2005, 11:29 PM
great title....lol

good luck andy

andyroxmysox12191
03-20-2005, 02:03 AM
nice title tangy! cmon andy! please win here :yeah:

Jennay
03-20-2005, 02:20 AM
Good luck, Andy.

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 02:22 AM
Good luck, Andy.

Yea, you need it.

Jennay
03-20-2005, 02:26 AM
Especially when I throw my shoe at him. :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 02:27 AM
I hope it's a stiletto with a long pointy heel that will hurt his mentally unstable ass.

J. Corwin
03-20-2005, 02:34 AM
I'm not expecting too much from Andy here, just please beat the players you usually beat and get over one mental hurdle (ie beating a Hewitt) thanks. :)

Éowyn
03-20-2005, 02:40 AM
he really needs to defend it he's gonna lose way too many points otherwise :sad: come on puppy fight!

Golfnduck
03-20-2005, 02:48 AM
LET'S GO ANDY!!! YOU CAN WIN THIS!!!!

Black Adam
03-20-2005, 05:33 AM
when is it?
Next week?

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 05:34 AM
Yea, main draw play starts on Wednesday, but Andy (and all the seeds) will have a bye so he won't play til Friday or Saturday. So he has at least 5 days off, hopefully he goes there ASAP and spends time with his family while he practices for the tourney, it'll be good for him.

Black Adam
03-20-2005, 10:49 AM
He will win it hopefully;)
He needs to close on Lleyton

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 02:46 PM
He will win it hopefully;)
He needs to close on Lleyton

Unfortunately, because he's defending the title, Lleyton can basically only increase the gap. Lleyton lost in his second match last year and is only defending 35 points. Andy defends 500. So I mean - even at the most extreme level, even if Andy were to defend the title, if Lleyton wins more than 2 matches (say he loses in the 4th round), he would still GAIN points on Andy even though Andy defended his title.

That's why the rankings are so complicated and that's why Andy can't worry about them. He needs to worry about doing well at tournaments and improving his game and his head - when he does all that, the rank will come :)

smucav
03-20-2005, 05:09 PM
spends time with his family while he practices for the tourneyMaybe he can help them pack:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1365477&postcount=433

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 05:22 PM
Maybe :) He's a family guy, it will be good for him to be able to spend a little time with them. Hopefully he's there by now, or at least on his way!

smucav
03-20-2005, 07:55 PM
I'm watching the Indian Wells final: PMac said Andy was eager to get out of Indian Wells and go to Austin for a few days before Miami.

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 07:55 PM
Austin before Miami? I give up. God forbid getting there a day or two before your two big rivals and get really comfortable and used to the conditions. Crikey.

MissFairy
03-20-2005, 07:57 PM
I'm watching the Indian Wells final: PMac said Andy was eager to get out of Indian Wells and go to Austin for a few days before Miami.
the boys mad. period.

liptea
03-20-2005, 08:02 PM
I hope it's a stiletto with a long pointy heel that will hurt his mentally unstable ass.

:lol: hahahaha. I'll do that too. I'm only...15 hours away from Miami. :sad: Wish I could go and didn't have school.

Andy just needs to hope that he doesn't draw Hewitt or Federer or Safin and hopes that he draws Carlos to win. :sad:

smucav
03-20-2005, 08:20 PM
He will win it hopefully;)
He needs to close on LleytonHe can close the gap in the champions race. In 2003, he earned more than 70% of his race points June or later. (In 2004, it was about 65%). Earning more in the early part of the season could make the difference at the end of the year.

Even if he can't move up in the entry system now, getting a good result in Miami will help him later in the year when Hewitt & Safin have some of their big results from 2004 dropping off.

Golfnduck
03-20-2005, 08:26 PM
Safin and Lleyton have a ton more points to defend later on in the year. Safin has two Masters series, and Lleyton has USO final to defend.

tangerine_dream
03-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Cliffy said that the most competitive match of Indian Wells was Hewitt/Roddick so :bigclap: Andy for causing Lleyton all kinds of problems. ;)

Anyhoo, congratulate me: I finally got my vcash back up above $500 :woohoo:

smucav
03-20-2005, 08:53 PM
Safin and Lleyton have a ton more points to defend later on in the year. Safin has two Masters series, and Lleyton has USO final to defend.Just winning a few matches each week during the clay court season could pay off later in the year too if it gets close. Andy has very few points to defend compared to the other guys:

2004 clay court entry points:
Federer 610

Roddick 40
(& at the most a net loss of 10 [-120+110 other best fifth] from Houston)

Hewitt 585

Safin: 525
(& a net loss of 95 [-120+25 other best fifth] from not defending Estoril which he didn't enter this year)

snaillyyy
03-20-2005, 08:54 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :woohoo: tangy!!!!! :D

aceit
03-20-2005, 09:09 PM
Good luck Andy! :bounce: Atleast try to get to the final. ;)

Golfnduck
03-20-2005, 09:13 PM
WAY TO GO TANGY!!!! :bigclap: :hug:

am&a
03-20-2005, 09:45 PM
I hope it's a stiletto with a long pointy heel that will hurt his mentally unstable ass.you know, i think i would be mentally unstable if i thought with my ass too. d:

Tytta!.
03-20-2005, 09:49 PM
:spit: :haha: :rolls:

am&a
03-20-2005, 09:50 PM
i think i just thought of a new avatar...

Tytta!.
03-20-2005, 09:55 PM
Oh my Carlos I wanna see!

andyroxmysox12191
03-20-2005, 10:05 PM
wweee i'm in your sig :banana: that's an all time first!

blosson
03-20-2005, 10:10 PM
Cliffy said that the most competitive match of Indian Wells was Hewitt/Roddick so :bigclap: Andy for causing Lleyton all kinds of problems. ;)



Andy did not cause enough problems...again.
It's very frustating as Hewitt loses easily to Roger after that. However Andy can not get Hewitt.

I believe Lujbo vs Roger was as competitive as this one too. Lujbo is another one who could be a problem if he is in the same draw as Andy.

Becarina
03-21-2005, 04:06 AM
I thought he played his last games in IW really well and hopefully he will just improve on that and beat everyone in Miami :p

Good luck Andy!! :D

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 04:18 PM
YAY!!! (dont be mean carole) one bright spot for Andy in Miami....Hewitt pulled out :devil:
Lleyton Hewitt, who would have been seeded second at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Key Biscayne, has withdrawn from the tournament, probably with an injuried toe. His representatives did not immediately offer a public statement, but he played with the sprained toe Sunday in a straight set loss to Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final

MissFairy
03-21-2005, 04:19 PM
hehe i know this is mean but :woohoo: *runs and hides*

im not happy hes hurt, im not that mean, but this will make a good run slightly easier :)

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 04:22 PM
I came back to edit my post cause I dont want anyone to think I am happy when a player is hurt...I am just happy that Andy won't have to worry about facing him in Miami :o plus it means Andy is seeded #2 and wont face Roger before the finals (yes I am being postive)

tangerine_dream
03-21-2005, 04:37 PM
Aww, don't worry Carly :hug: Most of the Hewitt fans are a lot smarter and cooler than those two dolts from the Nalbandian forum who work overtime in getting anyone they don't like banned from MTF. :o I don't think anyone would be offended by what you said because we know what you mean.

Although, personally, I think it sucks that both Andre and Lleyton are out of Miami. The more chances Andy has at 'em, the better the odds are he'll beat them. :)

EDIT

ps. re: your av. Isn't that a *great* picture :eek: Andy's not our pizza doughboy anymore :woohoo:

blosson
03-21-2005, 04:50 PM
It's a shame Andy won't have the chance to play neither Hewitt or Andre in Miami. He has to play them, and beat them in order to get the recent loses out of his system.

I hope Andre is back soon.

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 04:57 PM
thanks tangy :hug: I guess I am a bit hyper sensitive today :sad:

Yeah he definitely can't be called dough boy in that pic :p I was :drool: when I saw it. Also I wonder whether Andre has pulled out, I was just reading that the Nasdaq officials had been told to expect Steffi and the kids today :shrug:

blosson
03-21-2005, 04:59 PM
Carly, andy has proper abs in your av. Which tourney is it from?

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 05:09 PM
It is from IW and his match against Hewitt the other night. Here is the full version :devil: :drool:

smucav
03-21-2005, 05:10 PM
It's a shame Andy won't have the chance to play neither Hewitt or Andre in Miami.Andre will most likely be there in Miami according to what Cliff said during the final yesterday & this article:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-nasdaq032105,0,146054.story?coll=sfla-sports-tennisHewitt pulls out of Nasdaq; Agassi to play
By Charles Bricker
Sun-Sentinel.com
Posted March 21 2005, 11:58 AM EST

Lleyton Hewitt, who would have been seeded second at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Key Biscayne, has withdrawn from the tournament, likely because of injuries to both toes. His representatives did not immediately offer a public statement, but he played with the injuries Sunday in a straight set loss to Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.

His absence kicks Andy Roddick, the part-time Boca Raton resident, up to No. 2 seed, and that guarantees that Roddick would not have to play No. 1 Roger Federer before the final.

Hewitt's injured toes became a problem midway through the third set of his semifinal match against Roddick at Indian Wells. He said Sunday the right toe was worse than the left.

"It's all inflamed," he said. "Nail is going left, right and center," he said. "It's happened a fair few times in the past, but this is probably as bad as it's been."

Andre Agassi apparently will be at the Nasdaq-100 Open, despite having pulled out of the quarterfinals at Indian Wells on Friday with an inflamed big toe.

An Agassi representative told Nasdaq officials Saturday to expect Agassi's wife, Steffi Graf, and their two children Monday. There was no indication whether Agassi will be with them or come to Key Biscayne later.

The tournament begins Wednesday but because Agassi is a seeded player and draws a first-round bye, he would not have to play until Friday or Saturday. He was to have a second MRI Saturday.

Agassi, a former No. 1 currently ranked No. 9, turns 35 next month.

MissFairy
03-21-2005, 05:11 PM
It is from IW and his match against Hewitt the other night. Here is the full version :devil: :drool:
aww thanks for blessing my day with that Carolerer :hug: :kiss:

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 05:14 PM
;) ;) your welcome..anything to bring a smile to the faces of my friends :kiss:

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 05:15 PM
holy monkey balls is that almost a 6-pack??????????????? :eek:

blosson
03-21-2005, 05:23 PM
It is from IW and his match against Hewitt the other night. Here is the full version :devil: :drool:

This is impressive!! He has a 4 pack. Hot Hot Hot Keep working Andy and you will get there. :D

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 07:04 PM
Andy's draw sucks :)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/403/MDS.pdf

ummmmm OMG Andy will play Verdasco again in the second round most likely (Nando plays Peter Wessels)

WTF are the odds?

Seeded to meet Nadal in third round, Ljubicic in 4th, Moya again in QF, Marat in SF

Have fun Andy :wavey:

Tytta!.
03-21-2005, 07:05 PM
:eek:

tangerine_dream
03-21-2005, 07:09 PM
Good! No slouching around and feeling sorry for himself. Get back on the horse and ride again Andy. You can take out all of these guys. :banana:

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 07:13 PM
I guess, but that draw sucks. Miami is slow HC and claycourters play well - Nadal beat Roger here last year let us not forget.

Have fun defending your title :haha:

blosson
03-21-2005, 07:27 PM
The only way to get back to the top, get his confidence back and respect is by beating good players. How ironic, his nemesis Hewitt is out but he ended up in the strongest draw.

Andre will have an easier time.

Golfnduck
03-21-2005, 07:28 PM
I think Andy can do this. Maybe he needs a tough draw to get his confidence up. We were all freaking out when he drew Lee twice in a row earlier this year. I think Andy will do well. *fingers crossed that he's going to Miami right now*

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 07:32 PM
Roger's draw is pretty tough, too. I'd say the 2nd and 3rd quarters are a little softer than the top and bottom ones.

Of course andy CAN do it, if we didn't think he was capable, we probably wouldn't bother supporting him, but it's a tough draw. Nadal is playing a lot better than he did last time Andy beat him at the USO and it was a USO night match. And Ljubicic pushed Roger close once again last week. Andy likes these conditions and is more comfortable in Miami than IW, I think. But still, this is one of the harder draws he could have gotten, IMO.

I'm not worried about Nando as much as I am Nadal and especially Ljubicic.

Golfnduck
03-21-2005, 07:35 PM
I'm not saying I'm not worried. I'd be a little worried even if Roger got that draw. No one is unbeatable, but I think Andy will be wanting revenge for two of his last DC losses (Nadal and ITT). I don't think Ivan can keep up at the rate he has been going, but who knows.

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 07:37 PM
I think Ljubicic will start to feel it at some point, too. So much tennis. But his draw to the 4th round is pretty easy - easier than Andy's.

Yes, hopefully he'll be revenge-driven. that seems to be when he does his best. All we can do is hope.

smucav
03-21-2005, 07:47 PM
Here's the full draw:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1392056&postcount=1

roisin
03-21-2005, 08:03 PM
ooooh andy. ouch. nando again???? why why why????

ok i dont know why im giving out cos he can beat all these guys. :yeah:

Jennay
03-21-2005, 08:30 PM
I don't think his draw is that bad, he can beat all of those players (including Marat, but who knows if he will get that far *prays to Carlos he does*)

Damn :( Andy and Nando will probably play before I arrive. :ras:

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 08:31 PM
They'll play Friday or Saturday. And once again it won't be on tv :ras:

Jennay
03-21-2005, 08:31 PM
I guess, but that draw sucks. Miami is slow HC and claycourters play well - Nadal beat Roger here last year let us not forget.
But Roger had heatstroke from IW..

Jennay
03-21-2005, 08:32 PM
They'll play Friday or Saturday. And once again it won't be on tv :ras:
Damnit :ras:

J. Corwin
03-21-2005, 08:35 PM
Damn that's a hard draw! :eek: No top player should be allowed to play Ivan in the 4th round, that's just wrong. :p :o Well, one match at a time, and get revenge one by one. :)

Fumus
03-21-2005, 08:45 PM
They'll play Friday or Saturday. And once again it won't be on tv :ras:

it will be on TTC ;-)

Andy "gimmie as many break points as you want because I will never convert or consolidate them" Roddick could use the tough draw to raise his confidence. As we might all remember his last two losses in major events came after the easy draw he had. It won't be said this tournement that Andy Roddick kicked ass over the "mickey mouse" players but fizzled against the top contenders. ;)

Lets face it guys, we have been saying for awhile that Andy needed to breakout. Well his play and confidence peaked last week, anyone ready for a good result??

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 08:47 PM
But Roger had heatstroke from IW..

Yea, I know, but the point is that it's a slower surface that would help a clay-courter. Much different conditions from the USO, and Nadal is a better player - and anyway, remember what happened in the third set of their match at the USO once Nadal lost his nerves? It's an extremely tough early match for Andy - not to say he'll lose but he will have to be at the top of his game and mentally strong from the start.

Well lucky you Fumigator :ras:

Yea, I'm ready for a good result. Blah. Please just step up, Andy.

Fumus
03-21-2005, 08:52 PM
Yea, I know, but the point is that it's a slower surface that would help a clay-courter. Much different conditions from the USO, and Nadal is a better player - and anyway, remember what happened in the third set of their match at the USO once Nadal lost his nerves? It's an extremely tough early match for Andy - not to say he'll lose but he will have to be at the top of his game and mentally strong from the start.

Well lucky you Fumigator :ras:

Yea, I'm ready for a good result. Blah. Please just step up, Andy.

lol...nice post again...you feeling ok Deb. :eek:

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 08:54 PM
Yea, I guess so.... why?

Fumus
03-21-2005, 08:55 PM
Yea, I guess so.... why?

cuz you posted the same friggin thing twice.

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 08:59 PM
Jeez :o I'm on wireless and it's not working too well. My effing bad!

willie
03-21-2005, 09:37 PM
Good luck RODDICK at MIAMI!!!!!!!!!!

Golfnduck
03-21-2005, 09:47 PM
Lets face it guys, we have been saying for awhile that Andy needed to breakout. Well his play and confidence peaked last week, anyone ready for a good result??
I am. I think he can do great here. One match at a time.

Katdiva7
03-21-2005, 09:53 PM
I think a tougher draw might actually help Andy. It usually helps him in the long run (crosses fingers)

andyroxmysox12191
03-21-2005, 10:27 PM
Wow. even WITH the hard draw...You can do this Andy *crosses fingers*
Just think....revenge...fruit bowl!

Havok
03-21-2005, 10:31 PM
Fun draw actually.:banana:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-21-2005, 10:34 PM
I agree that the draw is fun, lots of nice/interesting matchups and potential bananaskins. I'm very much looking forward to this tournie, and of course Andy getting to "keep" the fruitbowl.

Volcanic Tennis
03-21-2005, 10:36 PM
What channel will it play on?

blosson
03-21-2005, 10:54 PM
Do they really give fruit bowls at Master series? I see last year's pics and it does not look like a bowl...


http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/150x200/roddick_miami_trophy.jpg :confused: :confused:

Deboogle!.
03-21-2005, 10:55 PM
yea some of the tourneys give two trophies - its own, and the Masters shield. Tangy posted the pics of Andy with the bowl in the first post of the thread :)

blosson
03-21-2005, 10:58 PM
i see.
I saw the pic now. that's not a fruit bowl. it an up side down chandelier !!

smucav
03-21-2005, 11:12 PM
What channel will it play on?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1389486&postcount=1

snaillyyy
03-21-2005, 11:55 PM
OMC HOLYCRAPDEATH (it just came out before I could stop it) :haha: :haha: :haha: Deb the avatar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 12:17 AM
Glad you like it :p

CaptainObviousBrad strikes again, could be his worst one ever
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Andy faces his toughest draw of the year in Miami having to potentially play Verdasco, Nadal and Ljubicic in the first few rounds. Federer’s first match will be no picnic also as he will face the winner of Karlovic and Rochus first round encounter; that’s the long and short of it.

andyroxmysox12191
03-22-2005, 12:33 AM
:haha: great av deb :sobbing:
Yes Brad...we obviously didn't know that :rolleyes:

Tytta!.
03-22-2005, 12:55 AM
Brad :smash:
Deb the av :haha:

superpinkone37
03-22-2005, 12:57 AM
God, brad is getting even worse...and i thought that was impossible :o

Anyways, yeah this draw is tough, but it could be fun too. At least he wont be able to get an easy ride to the semis or soemthing and then get his ass kicked. He is gonna have to work, and yeah, if he had a bad day he is gonna lose early. He needs to be pushed though and as defending champ, plus the fact that its florida, I think he really loves it there and hopefully that will help him out. We'll see....I just dont feel like being totally negative right off the bat, not today anyways.

am&a
03-22-2005, 01:37 AM
i miss danielle's captain obvious avatar. ):

smucav
03-22-2005, 03:16 AM
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/11196357.htm
Agassi plays his first match Saturday, as does Federer, who also could meet Roddick in the final. Roddick, No. 3 seed Marat Safin, No. 5 Carlos Moya and No. 21 Vince Spadea of Boca Raton open on Friday.

Also opposite Sharapova and Williams: No. 1 seed Amelie Mauresmo of France, who begins play Saturday.

Sharapova, Serena Williams and Venus Williams all play Friday.

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 03:16 AM
According to the Miami Herald, Andy will play Friday.

J. Corwin
03-22-2005, 03:40 AM
Do they really give fruit bowls at Master series? I see last year's pics and it does not look like a bowl...


http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/150x200/roddick_miami_trophy.jpg :confused: :confused:

Yea all the Master Series tournies give out the standard Masters Shield. :) Some of them also give out their individual trophies: Indian Wells gives out that whale trophy, Miami gives out the fruit bowl, Paris gives out this tree thingy (it looks dangerous! :lol: ), and I think one of the clay TMS ones has a special big one too. :cool:

smucav
03-22-2005, 03:46 AM
Yea all the Master Series tournies give out the standard Masters Shield. :) Some of them also give out their individual trophies: Indian Wells gives out that whale trophy, Miami gives out the fruit bowl, Paris gives out this tree thingy (it looks dangerous! :lol: ), and I think one of the clay TMS ones has a special big one too. :cool:2004 Monte-Carlo AMS:
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/150x200/coria_montecarlo.jpg

2004 Toronto AMS:
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/tournaments/toronto_federer.jpg

2005 Indian Wells AMS:
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/150X200/federer_indian_trophy.jpg

All the other photos on ATP site are with the AMS shields.

Montreal/Toronto AMS (in Montreal this year) has a new title sponsor so they might come up with something new this year.

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 04:13 AM
AR.com preview :)
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Miami Preview
2005-03-22
After his success in reaching the semi finals in the heat of the California desert, Andy is now relocating to the East Coast to defend his title in Miami, Florida. This time last year Andy defeated Guillermo Coria in the final of the Nasdaq 100 Open to win his third Tennis Masters Series title and is well placed to make it number four this week.

Miami is a second home for Andy and he has performed well in this tournament in the past. It holds especially good memories for him as it was here in 2001 that he burst onto the ATP scene by taking out Pete Sampras in straight sets before going on to reach the quarter finals. He will also enjoy the strong support he receives from his home turf fans.

Lleyton Hewitt, the number two seed, has withdrawn due to a toe injury he incurred at the Pacific Life Open. This moves Andy into the number two seed position and, therefore, in the bottom half of the draw which means when he faces Roger Federer, it will be in the finals.

Being seeded in the tournament means that Andy has received a bye in the first round and will await the winner of the clash between Peter Wessels (NED) and Fernando Verdasco (ESP) in round two. Andy and Wessels have never met before, but Andy is 2-0 against Verdasco. His recent win against Verdasco was a fierce battle at the Pacific Life Open with Andy prevailing 7-6 in the third.

Some final good news for Andy is that Starbucks Coffee has joined the line up of sponsors at this massive event (only second to the Grand Slams). It is no secret that Andy is a fan of the worldwide popular outlet and now he will be able to stock up on Frapuccinos on site throughout the tournament, and look good for doing so!

Don’t forget to look for Andy’s “No Compromise” wrist bands that will be available at the USTA Florida booth. Sign up for a USTA membership while you are purchasing your wrist band. Both purchases support terrific causes.

Stay tuned to AndyRoddick.com for match previews, reviews, photos, and all the latest news from Miami. There will be a dedicated page for the Nasdaq 100, so all the latest information will be easy to find.

Go Andy!

am&a
03-22-2005, 04:29 AM
i heart starbucks...

Noelle
03-22-2005, 05:02 AM
Let's go Andy Let's go!

(pom poms waving)

If Andy wants cheerleaders, he'll get them. ;)

blosson
03-22-2005, 09:38 AM
I was just wondering that by this time next year we will be looking at all the AMS MASTER pictures with Roger in it.
Roger with a Dolphin
Roger with a upsidedown chandelier
Roger with a metal tree
Roger with a fruit bowl
Roger with some other glass thingy
and so on

blosson
03-22-2005, 12:06 PM
That's right, Roger should be asked to retire at the end of this year so the other players can carry on fulfiling their potential too.

smucav
03-22-2005, 02:05 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=12628&bannerregion=
Qualifying, Clinics On Tap At Nasdaq-100 Open Today
By Tennis Week
03/22/2005

It’s qualifying day at the Nasdaq-100 Open, but main draw entrants Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Tim Henman, Tommy Haas, Maria Sharapova, James Blake, Taylor Dent, Jurgen Melzer and Daniela Hantuchova are among the players who will be hitting the court at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne.

Singles qualifying action begins at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday). Admission is $5.

Melzer, who upset Henman at the 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open, and Marissa Irvin will participate in an ADT Special Olympics clinic on practice courts C and D starting at 11 a.m. More than 75 kids from the Mega City Special Olympics chapter are expected to participate in the clinic. There will be an autograph and photo session following the clinic with Melzer and Irvin.

Several standout players--Federer, Henman, Sharapova, Roddick, Haas, Blake, Dent and Hantuchova — are scheduled to play in a pro-am that starts at 2:30 p.m. on Courts 7-10. The pro-am helps benefit First Serve, a national non-profit organization created to teach inner-city children life skills and tennis.

Main draw matches begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Black Adam
03-22-2005, 04:16 PM
Go Andy
I fell he can reach final despite hard draw for public can help :aplot: ;)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 04:47 PM
See, Bob Larson did the math, Andy can most certainly lose #3 this week.
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Andy Roddick is the defending champion; Marat Safin lost his opener last year. Which means that Roddick's 600 point lead is actually only a 100 point lead in safe points. If Roddick loses his opener and Safin makes the quarterfinal, or if Safin can reach at least the semifinal, and outlast Roddick, the Russian will be at least co-#3.

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 04:51 PM
:eek: i just saw the draw, and it scares me. but i always feel better when the draw looks tough than when its a coast (USO '04)...he tends to relax, and not raise his level enough for a pims win :(
an easy draw makes me uncomfortable, but this looks good :) it could have been slightly easier, and i would have been a little happier.

hmmm...verdasco, grrr, he hits the ball a tonne. seriously, that boy must have a bionic arm. i thought the match at IW was a little tighter than it should have been though. but on the bright side, andys playing alot better than that right now.

nadal, is well, nadal. hes good and getting better. yeah, hes a claycourter but he can trouble guys at the top on any given day. yet, i think andy will be good for this tie.

ljubicic, are you kidding me? this is cruel i think. i dont know what this will throw up, gosh andy needs to really turn up. mentally. stay strong, and he can pull through. if he doesnt though...well, we know that ending.

moya i think will be okay overall, with that last perfomance so fresh he'll be brimming with confidence.

safin, if he gets this far (which he might not to be honest) will be tough, federer is also in that bracket

but im excited about this week, for sure :) (sorry for the long post)

Fumus
03-22-2005, 04:55 PM
blarg...I don't think I want to watch Andy play anymore sometimes. It's like, if he can't have number 1 or beat Rogi, who wants to watch someone destined to lose?

Havok
03-22-2005, 06:36 PM
Montreal/Toronto AMS (in Montreal this year) has a new title sponsor so they might come up with something new this year.

isn't it the Roger's AT&T like it's always been? I read something this year or maybe the end of last year that they signed with the TMS/Tier I in Canada to be the sponsor of it for another x amount of years, not sure which it is.

Anyways the wta player who wins the woman's event in Canada I believe get the shield trophy as well as a trophy made of the waterford crystal (or however you spell that lol) shaped in a tennis racquet.:)

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 06:42 PM
Yea, Naldo, they're actually changing the name now, though... TMS Canada is now gonna be called the "Rogers Masters" :) Are you gonna go this year?

blosson
03-22-2005, 08:30 PM
Me think the whole of the masters series will be changed to Federer's master series
Pacific Life FMS
Miami FMS
Paris FMS
Madrid FMS and so on

Plus Federer Master Cup

The shield trophy will be a glass head of Roger

smucav
03-22-2005, 08:32 PM
isn't it the Roger's AT&T like it's always been? I read something this year or maybe the end of last year that they signed with the TMS/Tier I in Canada to be the sponsor of it for another x amount of years, not sure which it is.Rogers has been sponsoring the WTA Tier I Canadian event since 2001, but this is the first year they will be sponsoring the ATP Canadian event. AMS Canada has been without a sponsor since 2001 when ISL went bankrupt. Both of them will now be referred to as the Rogers Cup.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/rogers_mens_announcement.asp

http://www.tenniscanada.com/tc_splash.asp
(Tennis Canada has Andy's picture on its homepage; he has been in the final the last three years (winning in 2003), but The Fed & Mauresmo are the reigning champions & they are nowhere to be found.)

MissFairy
03-22-2005, 08:34 PM
Plus Federer Master Cup

The shield trophy will be a glass head of Roger
how hot :hearts: :lol:
okay, Renaterer is gonna kill for that.

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 08:34 PM
:haha: :haha: that is the funniest thing EVER that three of the four people on Tennis CANADA's homepage are American (and the other, Russian) :haha: :haha: :haha:

blosson
03-22-2005, 08:43 PM
Rogers has been sponsoring the WTA Tier I Canadian event since 2001, but this is the first year they will be sponsoring the ATP Canadian event. AMS Canada has been without a sponsor since 2001 when ISL went bankrupt. Both of them will now be referred to as the Rogers Cup.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/rogers_mens_announcement.asp

http://www.tenniscanada.com/tc_splash.asp
(Tennis Canada has Andy's picture on its homepage; he has been in the final the last three years (winning in 2003), but The Fed & Mauresmo are the reigning champions & they are nowhere to be found.)

I think they are waiting for Roger to sponsor the re-design of their site.
They just don't have money.

Havok
03-22-2005, 08:43 PM
Well the 3 out of the 4 players shown are the biggest draws in Canada really.:p Agassi/Roddick> everyone else really, and Capriati is actually well liked here, she won it in 93 I believe shen she was a teen. Seles is also extremely liked here, winning it 4 times in a row from 95-98 or something along the lines of that. Though why THE HELL Myskina is there, I have no clue. I thought Rogers AT&T always sponsored the event because our stadium (well the one in Montreal) is plastered with stuff having to do with Rogers AT&T, and of course I'm going. Gonna see if I'm able to takemy vacation time off work during the week they come here and go see as much as I can.:banana:

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 08:45 PM
I was just being silly, Naldo! Awesome, glad you're gonna get to go again :D Hopefully, Andy's match won't be rained out again :o

andyroxmysox12191
03-22-2005, 08:57 PM
:banana: awesome!

smucav
03-22-2005, 09:01 PM
I think they are waiting for Roger to sponsor the re-design of their site. They just don't have money.They have redesigned it since Rogers signed on in February. Everything on the site has been changed to Rogers Cup (v. Tennis Masters Canada.)

In other news, Roger (not Rogers) didn't get to keep the whale:
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2005paclife/032005RF.html
Q. Where are you going to put that trophy?
ROGER FEDERER: Not sure. Not sure if I get it actually. It's so big. I don't know how it is for traveling.

Q. Did you get the other one?
ROGER FEDERER: Not that I know. You get the Masters Series shield, Waterford Crystal. I guess this is for the pictures, that's my feeling.

blosson
03-22-2005, 09:12 PM
OK. Andy looks better than Roger anyway [sorry Renata!]

How funny those big trophies are only for photos! The winner get to hold it for like 10 to 15 minutes and give it back.

tangerine_dream
03-22-2005, 09:42 PM
Tennis-x's preview of Miami (Andy's back "In the Trunk" btw :rolleyes: )

Bottom Quarter
Seeds: (2) Andy Roddick, (5) Carlos Moya, (12) Tommy Robredo, (13) Ivan Ljubicic, (21) Vince Spadea, (24) Jiri Novak, (25) Thomas Johansson, (29) Rafael Nadal
Floaters: James Blake, Greg Rusedski, Max Mirnyi, Rainer Schuettler, Fernando Verdasco

As a player, this is the section of the draw you didn't want to land in. Two former No. 1s in Roddick and Moya, three former slam champs, five former slam finalists, and a big bald Croatian with a lot of confidence. Roddick's opener could be against Fernando "Hot Sauce" Verdasco, who he barely edged in three sets last week in Indian Wells, if the Spaniard can get by Peter "Nuclear" Wessels in his opener. Moya's road is no easier with a likely opener against the hungry hard-hitting James Blake, and "Grinning" Greg Rusedski or (25) T.Johansson waiting in the next round. The hot-handed Ljubicic has a cushy draw, with (21) Spadea the first resistance in the third round, and a potential Davis Cup rematch with Roddick in the fourth round. Other openers to look for are Max "The Beast" Mirnyi vs. Jonas Bjorkman in a veteran battle (winner to face (12) Robredo), and potential seeded openers in (29) Rafael "The Prodigy" Nadal vs. Rainer "He's So 2003" Schuettler, and (21) "Vincenzo" Spadea vs. Robby "Baby Courier" Ginepri in an all-American "C"-squad match-up. If Roddick can get by the firepower of Nadal and Ljubicic, a repeat of last week's Indian Wells stunner against Moya could be in the making in the quarterfinals.

In last year's final Roddick captured his third career Masters Series win after Argentina's Guillermo
Coria retired during the best-of-five-set final with a back injury with the American leading 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-1.

Returning champions this week in Miami are Roddick (2004) and the six-time champ Agassi (2003-01,'96-95,'90). Defending the doubles title will be Zimbabwe's Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett, who last year upset Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge in the final.

Tytta!.
03-22-2005, 10:31 PM
The shield trophy will be a glass head of Roger

So sad I'm not a tennis player. I so wanted one for me :sad:

how hot :hearts: :lol:
okay, Renaterer is gonna kill for that.

You know me pretty well

OK. Andy looks better than Roger anyway [sorry Renata!]

I'm so disappointed, I've never thought you'd say that :sad:

blosson
03-22-2005, 10:41 PM
I'm so disappointed, I've never thought you'd say that :sad:

Sorry honey. I think it's Roger's nose, a bit too big and chunky like a new potato, I like to see my players teeth when they smile.

Tytta!.
03-22-2005, 10:44 PM
But that's exactly one of the sexiest things of Rogerer, not being able to see his teeth :hearts:

blosson
03-22-2005, 10:55 PM
ok ok i give up. You got a sweetly wierd taste.

smucav
03-22-2005, 11:20 PM
Hewitt likely to be out until Hamburg (missing AMS Miami, AMS Monte-Carlo, & AMS Rome):

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,12633176%5E3162,00.html

He has 145 entry points to defend between now & then. (Plus another 475 in AMS Hamburg & Roland Garros).

Tytta!.
03-22-2005, 11:33 PM
This is definitely Andy's chance to get back to #2, assuming he'll win a few matches on clay :unsure: :scared:

smucav
03-22-2005, 11:41 PM
This is definitely Andy's chance to get back to #2, assuming he'll win a few matches on clay :unsure: :scared:After Miami, he only has 40 points to defend the entire clay season (not counting Houston where at the most he can lose -10 if he loses before the final or gain +55 if he wins the tournament). This is definitely his chance to close the gap.

2004 was kind of an outlier in Hewitt's clay court career. Even without being injured & missing events (& having little preparation for the other two), it would have been hard for him to repeat his 2004 results.

Safin (& everyone below him until you get to Agassi) have a lot of clay points to defend as well. It would take one person winning multiple events to provide a major threat to the top four.

If he plays the way he did in the Davis Cup final, with a good draw he could definitely make it to the 3rd round or the quarters of some of the AMS events before he runs into one of the dirtballers.

It would be nice to be #2 going into Wimbledon.

Deboogle!.
03-22-2005, 11:42 PM
...assuming he'll win a few matches on clay :unsure: :scared:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Honestly? He BETTER. If he can push Rafa to 4 sets and Moya to 2 TBs on the slowest clay possible, one would think he is capable of winning some matches on clay? Especially since technically, his game is even better than it was in December IMO :o :shrug:

Tytta!.
03-22-2005, 11:45 PM
I agree Deb, but you know I had to put the word "assuming" :rolls:

Havok
03-23-2005, 12:07 AM
I was just being silly, Naldo! Awesome, glad you're gonna get to go again :D Hopefully, Andy's match won't be rained out again :o
I'll be going for much more than 2 days, so I'll get to see a full Roddick match for sure, but he better win when I'm there though.;)

Too bad for Hewitt that he's most likely out till Hamburg. Not like he'll be missed during the clay season because he just plain sucks on clay, though manages to get decent results. I do think Andy'll have a fairly consistent clay season, he just needs to keep his head in it, and take advantages of piss easy draws/:)

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 12:11 AM
I'll be going for much more than 2 days, so I'll get to see a full Roddick match for sure, but he better win when I'm there though.;)

Awesome! :)

Too bad for Hewitt that he's most likely out till Hamburg. Not like he'll be missed during the clay season because he just plain sucks on clay, though manages to get decent results. I do think Andy'll have a fairly consistent clay season, he just needs to keep his head in it, and take advantages of piss easy draws/:)

Imagine if Andy's draw for Monte Carlo, Rome, or Hamburg were the same as his Miami draw :haha: :haha: He's gonna have to get a little bit of good luck in those three tourneys, IMO.

Havok
03-23-2005, 02:03 AM
Awesome! :)



Imagine if Andy's draw for Monte Carlo, Rome, or Hamburg were the same as his Miami draw :haha: :haha: He's gonna have to get a little bit of good luck in those three tourneys, IMO.
Well if his 3 TMS clay draws are like Miami, his results will still be consistent.:p 1r 2r 2r that's so consistent :hearts:.

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 02:06 AM
Well if his 3 TMS clay draws are like Miami, his results will still be consistent.:p 1r 2r 2r that's so consistent :hearts:.

DEATH.

andyroxmysox12191
03-23-2005, 02:09 AM
:bigcry: :haha:
NAldo I miss you :lol: :hug:

snaillyyy
03-23-2005, 02:42 AM
I apologize if this has already been posted but I am to tired and pissed off to go back and look..sorry..
but this is nice to read :)
At the awards ceremony tonight .....

In a special presentation by renowned author Mark Mathabane, the South African native presented Andy Roddick with the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award. :D :D :D :D

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 02:43 AM
OMG! That's great :) Andy.... Humanitarian of the Year.... WHAT A JERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, that's sig-worthy!

snaillyyy
03-23-2005, 02:50 AM
Very siggy worthy Deb !! ;)

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 02:50 AM
:eek: :eek: Helllllloooooooooooooooooooooo

The 4th one. DAMN.

Some people didn't dress particularly nice to this thing - um it's an awards ceremony, folks :o

snaillyyy
03-23-2005, 02:52 AM
:drool: WOW!!!!!!!!!! but just had a thought :eek: please tell me NO sneakers!!

ataptc
03-23-2005, 02:58 AM
a jerk indeed :lol: congrats andy :)

i hope a tough draw will bring back some of his confidence!

ataptc
03-23-2005, 03:01 AM
:hearts: i think he looks good. but I agree no sneakers please!!

williaer
03-23-2005, 07:30 AM
:drool: WOW!!!!!!!!!! but just had a thought :eek: please tell me NO sneakers!!
i know!!!!! as soon as i saw the suit, im thinking, oh god, please no sneakers, please!

but he looks... droolworthy!!!! im loving the hair :worship:

blosson
03-23-2005, 07:46 AM
Pim Pim showed up at the awards in a tee shirt

Haas is looking like Steven Seagal :eek:

williaer
03-23-2005, 07:55 AM
Pim Pim showed up at the awards in a tee shirt

Haas is looking like Steven Seagal :eek:

omg... :lol: haas looks identical to seagal.

andy is looking the best so far

J. Corwin
03-23-2005, 07:59 AM
He does look like Steven Seagal! :eek::lol:

Well I guess one thing Andy's done good this year so far is that he won the Humanitarian award. :p

roisin
03-23-2005, 07:59 AM
ah the jerk was looking fantastic! where are the runners tho? :lol:

MissFairy
03-23-2005, 08:49 AM
i want, no, i need pims to cut his hair PLEASE

i want, no, i need Haas to get a wardrobe stylist PLEASE

i want, no, i need, those pictures of Andy PLEASE :)

MissFairy
03-23-2005, 10:35 AM
andys face when he saw his tough Miami draw:

http://www.supersampler.com/dlw/duck.jpg

snaillyyy
03-23-2005, 10:49 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-03-23/U354P6T12D1465926F44DT20050323124548.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-03-23/U354P6T12D1465937F44DT20050323124703.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-03-23/U354P6T12D1465940F44DT20050323124716.jpg

MissFairy
03-23-2005, 11:17 AM
ditto that :) i put them on RO sharpish, thankyou Carolerer :hug:

blosson
03-23-2005, 11:42 AM
Andy has grown up.

Tytta!.
03-23-2005, 02:01 PM
Great pics :)

PinkFeatherBoa
03-23-2005, 02:50 PM
Love the pictures, nice to see Andy looking presentable {and I hope without the sneakers}. Good job on getting an award, though how he qualifies for a Humanitarian is beyond me. :shrug: ;) Very appropiate sig and av Deb, love them!

MissFairy
03-23-2005, 02:53 PM
well, Jen i looked up the exact definition to try and clear things up

humanitarian - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms and a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

the synonyms are do-gooder, helper, benefactor and improver.

so im guessing that he could be described like that, couldnt he? :)

PinkFeatherBoa
03-23-2005, 03:02 PM
well, Jen i looked up the exact definition to try and clear things up

humanitarian - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms and a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

the synonyms are do-gooder, helper, benefactor and improver.

so im guessing that he could be described like that, couldnt he? :)

I don't know why i read 'synonyms' as symptoms just then... I can be so dumb... yes I agree the description fits him well. :)

Fumus
03-23-2005, 03:05 PM
blargy...blarg...blarg

MissFairy
03-23-2005, 03:07 PM
fumus, whats up?

and Jen, symptoms? :lol: its likes hes coming down with a serious case of humanitarian-ism...call 999 :p

tangerine_dream
03-23-2005, 03:08 PM
Congrats to Jerk Andy on his Humanitarian award :worship: It's greatly deserved what with all the charity work he does, his No Compromise band, starting his own charity foundation, etc. The jerk never stops helping people. :)

And that's just one more nail in the hater's coffins. :lol:

smucav
03-23-2005, 03:50 PM
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/tennis/11207118.htm

Posted on Wed, Mar. 23, 2005
MEN
Pursuing Federer boosts interest

The post-Pete Sampras vacuum in men's tennis has been charitably described as a ''transition period.'' Or you could just call it what it was: Dull.

While women's tennis was producing rich rivalries and memorable matches, men's tennis was about as intriguing as a two-shot rally. Wham, bam, yawn.

No more. Men's tennis has found its new star -- the sublime Roger Federer -- and he has three worthy adversaries. Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt have all lost to Federer more than they have beaten him, but the chase has just begun. It continues for the next week and a half at the NASDAQ-100 Open, the ''fifth major,'' right here on Key Biscayne.

The Fantastic Four -- all but Hewitt (toe injury) will be playing in the NASDAQ-100 -- give the game a chance to return to the heights of the 1970s and 1980s, when the diverse playing styles and clashing personalities of the likes of Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Boris Becker made tennis so entertaining.

With Andre Agassi in the twilight of his career, tennis needs a charisma replenishment. Federer, Roddick, Safin and Hewitt have converged at the right moment. This is a quartet with high Q ratings.

Federer is like an exquisite Swiss timepiece. Even casual fans marvel at his movement and artistry. He won three Grand Slams last year. Already he is being compared to the greatest players in history.

Roddick personifies everything American: The rocket serve, the bared emotions, the baseball cap. He talks fast, plays faster.

Safin is the Russian conundrum. You never know what you'll get. Will he smash another racket (as he has done more than once)? Pull his shorts down (as he did at the French Open last year)? Argue with a linesman? Built like a middle linebacker, he possesses a rare combination of power, shot-making skill and agility that can defeat anybody, if he can win his own head games.

Like the Australian Outback, Hewitt will wear you down. He just keeps going and going, fighting, scrapping, bashing from the baseline. Annoying, too, in his on-court histrionics. Not a craftsman, but a counter-puncher.

''There could be some amazing matches because they each play their own brand of tennis,'' said Brad Gilbert, Roddick's former coach. 'You get a combination of any of those four playing a match and you say, `Oh, I have to check that out.' ''

COMMON THREADS
All are younger than 25, have been the world's top-ranked player and have won at least one Grand Slam. They separated themselves from the pack last year and could do so again this year. The last time the same four men's players dominated the top four slots was 1983-85 when McEnroe, Lendl, Connors and Mats Wilander were a cut above.

''To keep tennis in the public consciousness, you need familiar names going at it,'' Patrick McEnroe said. ``People want to see Kansas and Kentucky. For a while the problem with men's tennis was too much depth.''

Rivalries are the lifeblood of tennis. Federer and Roddick recalled watching Becker vs. Stefan Edberg. Hewitt loved Connors vs. McEnroe. Rivalries are blossoming now among the four.

Take Safin's thriller (9-7 in the fifth set) against Federer at the Australian Open two months ago. Federer leads Safin 6-2 all-time, including a third-set, 20-18 win at the 2004 Masters Cup. Three of Hewitt's four losses in Grand Slams last year were to Federer, but Hewitt did come back from two sets down to beat Federer in a 2003 Davis Cup match. Federer's 8-1 lead over Roddick is deceiving; the sparks always fly between the two, including at Wimbledon in 2003 and '04.

''I don't know if in a rivalry you need one time the one wins, one time the other wins,'' Federer said. ``I just think you've got to play each other often in the big matches. The ones I played in the last Grand Slams I won were Marat, Andy and Lleyton. So that's definitely a good sign for the future.''

Federer is having the same effect on tennis that Tiger Woods had on golf. He's forcing his opponents to improve.

''Anyone who wants to be in the top group of tennis needs to adjust himself to Roger,'' said Safin, who referred to what he has adjusted. ``Being more professional, more consistent. Was not my case, but I'm getting there.

``Hewitt has improved a lot his serve, his forehand, his volley. Roddick improved his volleys. He's moving much better. He became much smarter. We are growing.''

GETTING BETTER
Cliff Drysdale thinks the quality of men's tennis declined when Sampras retired but that it has risen the past two years.

''I've never seen a more complete player -- and I'm going back to Pancho Gonzalez -- than Federer,'' said Drysdale, a TV analyst and former pro. ``Safin is the next most talented; he's only 10 percent lesser in stroke-making genius but needs to tame his demons. Andy won't be satisfied until he figures out a way to beat Federer, and that will require more variety and more strategy from him. And although Hewitt is limited, he can pounce on any lapse and turn the match around on you.''

What will it take to dethrone Federer? During the six consecutive years when Sampras was No. 1, there were five different No. 2s.

Todd Martin, who played against all four before he retired, said Federer -- who has won the last 16 finals he has appeared in -- can be the best ever ''because he doesn't shy away from being No. 1 like Pete did.'' But he's not indestructible.

''Roddick has the best serve in tennis, Safin often has the best return, and Hewitt is the most tenacious,'' Martin said. ``If they could each develop one more attacking facet, it will be really interesting.''

Roddick also has to shrug off the pressure of being ''the savior of American tennis,'' Gilbert added.

Each of the four is quick to compliment the others. Each used the same word to describe their generation: Exciting.

''This is what we've been waiting for,'' McEnroe said. ``Patrick Rafter, Gustavo Kuerten and Carlos Moya flirted but never established themselves. Now we've got four guys who understand the big picture. They know tennis needs them to keep pushing each other.''
© 2005 Herald.com and wire service sources.

Fumus
03-23-2005, 05:08 PM
fumus, whats up?

and Jen, symptoms? :lol: its likes hes coming down with a serious case of humanitarian-ism...call 999 :p

oh nuthin just pre-tourny angst.

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 08:25 PM
So it's official now - Andy plays Nando again. He beat Wessels in straights. Please make it a little easier this time, Andy!

tangerine_dream
03-23-2005, 08:28 PM
Andy will roll over Verdasco like a Zamboni this time. :banana:

Éowyn
03-23-2005, 08:33 PM
He became much smarter.
he did? when? unless he worked out what a female sheep was then or just realised paris hilton is not the way to go?

Katdiva7
03-23-2005, 09:41 PM
he did? when? unless he worked out what a female sheep was then or just realised paris hilton is not the way to go?
:rolls:

Havok
03-23-2005, 09:41 PM
Roddick to win in straights I guarantee. If he doesn't, then he's dumb.:)

Jennay
03-23-2005, 09:53 PM
Andy! :hug: That is great. :D And he looks fabulous! The only thing I would fix is his shirt collar. ;) And if he is wearing those damn sneakers.. :o

Deboogle!.
03-23-2005, 10:27 PM
For some reason, they asked JCF about Andy/Nando's match?

Q. Can you talk about Fernando Verdasco's next match. What's your opinion?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Opinion, is going to be a tough match for both players because last week they meet in Indian Wells and they had a really tough match. So I think I will see it here again.

andyroxmysox12191
03-23-2005, 11:13 PM
hhhmm...Andy looks awesome :banana: :yeah: I hope no sneakers though lol

superpinkone37
03-23-2005, 11:48 PM
wow...andy does look nice. surprisingly. but yeah...um wow...unless he was wearing those damn sneakers lol

*M*
03-24-2005, 12:49 AM
i know!!!!! as soon as i saw the suit, im thinking, oh god, please no sneakers, please!

but he looks... droolworthy!!!! im loving the hair :worship:Oh sure, he looks sophisticated here
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-03-23/U354P6T12D1465926F44DT20050323124548.jpg

but you know he's always got to make his own fashion statement. If he not mucking up the look wearing sneakers, then he's probably wearing something like this:

http://www.curiouserandcuriouser.com/personal/rubyslippers.jpg

snaillyyy
03-24-2005, 12:52 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

andyroxmysox12191
03-24-2005, 01:14 AM
:haha: at first I thought those were Michael Jackson's shoes :sobbing:

Fumus
03-24-2005, 03:43 AM
Andy plays Nando...:eek: atleast he doesn't have to play Naldo ;)

Tytta!.
03-24-2005, 11:25 AM
Oh my Carlos *M*!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

*M*
03-24-2005, 12:09 PM
BTW, I have a nice 300-level seat for the whole tournament. It looks like I will not be able to attend the women's and the men's finals. If anyone here is interested in buying either or both, please PM me ASAP. My internet access will probably be limited after tomorrow, since I'll be at the tourney.

smucav
03-24-2005, 01:27 PM
Verdasco comments about Andy in Charlie Bricker's column today:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-nasdaq24.1mar24,0,4881770.story?coll=sfla-sports-headlinesMeanwhile, with Ferrero waiting out the suspension of a match he would quickly finish, flashy Fernando Verdasco, one of Los Galacticos (big stars) of Spanish tennis, had just beaten the rain and was in the clubhouse, celebrating his seventh victory of the season and talking excitedly about what could be a blockbuster rematch on Friday with Andy Roddick on the stadium court.

"Maybe he win. Maybe I win. But I know now I can win," said Verdasco, whose popularity in Madrid, buoyed by his romance with a famous TV personality, transcends his tennis.

He and Roddick, who possess two of the most powerful forehands in the game, went to a third-set tiebreak in a captivating slugging match a week ago in the second round at Indian Wells, Calif., and so it wasn't surprising that Dean Goldfine, Roddick's coach, was out on Court 7, scouting the Spaniard's 6-4, 7-5 victory over Peter Wessels.

Verdasco's face was lit up as if it was Christmas after this victory, and it had as much to do with getting another shot at Roddick as having reached the second round.

"I know it will be close," he said in his still-developing English.

"But for me, it's possible to win."

Deboogle!.
03-24-2005, 02:28 PM
oh, M, have a fantastic time at the tourney! :)

and Andy BETTER be a lot less of a :retard: tomorrow than he was when they played a couple weeks ago. Or he'll have to face Jen and her dad on Monday ;)

Tytta!.
03-24-2005, 02:39 PM
and Andy BETTER be a lot less of a :retard: tomorrow than he was when they played a couple weeks ago. Or he'll have to face Jen and her dad on Monday ;)

Be careful, Andy :lol:

*M*
03-24-2005, 03:51 PM
oh, M, have a fantastic time at the tourney! :)

and Andy BETTER be a lot less of a :retard: tomorrow than he was when they played a couple weeks ago. Or he'll have to face Jen and her dad on Monday ;)Thanks! I saw him a couple times last year (vs Bjorkman and Moya), and to be honest I was surprised he made it all the way through. You could tell he was working on his volleying even then, and he seemed to miss a lot. Even though he lost to Lleyton last week, I think he's going into this tournament with a lot more confidence.

I am so slow. When you said "Jen and her dad", I thought you were talking about Capriati. I couldn't understand what she had to do with Andy. :o

Deboogle!.
03-24-2005, 03:53 PM
Thanks! I saw him a couple times last year (vs Bjorkman and Moya), and to be honest I was surprised he made it all the way through. You could tell he was working on his volleying even then, and he seemed to miss a lot. Even though he lost to Lleyton last week, I think he's going into this tournament with a lot more confidence.

Yea, he was. Oh god I remember his volleying during that Moya match. Oh god, it still gives me nightmares sometimes :p LOL

I am so slow. When you said "Jen and her dad", I thought you were talking about Capriati. I couldn't understand what she had to do with Andy. :o

Awww LMFAO!!!! Nope, our own Jennay. She's going with her dad for a couple days and her dad's a big guy and he'll beat up Andy if he does poorly :p I hope you're right about his confidence.

Havok
03-24-2005, 04:47 PM
Andy plays Nando...:eek: atleast he doesn't have to play Naldo ;)
You have no idea how many times I read my name when people write "Nando" or "Nalby" :tape:.

I still remember the time when someone actually wrote my name and wished me good luck thinking he/she had wrote Nalby, was funny.:rolls:

Fumus
03-24-2005, 05:06 PM
You have no idea how many times I read my name when people write "Nando" or "Nalby" :tape:.

I still remember the time when someone actually wrote my name and wished me good luck thinking he/she had wrote Nalby, was funny.:rolls:

Naldo alles!! :worship:

Jennay
03-24-2005, 08:21 PM
oh, M, have a fantastic time at the tourney! :)

and Andy BETTER be a lot less of a :retard: tomorrow than he was when they played a couple weeks ago. Or he'll have to face Jen and her dad on Monday ;)
:lol:

Watch out for a loud Italian man screaming obscenities and being thrown out of the stadium. :o

thelma
03-24-2005, 08:44 PM
You have no idea how many times I read my name when people write "Nando" or "Nalby" :tape:.

I still remember the time when someone actually wrote my name and wished me good luck thinking he/she had wrote Nalby, was funny.:rolls:

:lol:

Good luck, Andy! :bounce:

Have a great Eastern, everyone! :wavey:

andyroxmysox12191
03-24-2005, 10:02 PM
:lol:
Eastern Themla? ;)

snaillyyy
03-24-2005, 10:23 PM
No night match tomorrow for Andy :rolleyes:

Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Singles: 2nd Round
1. Carlos Moya (ESP) [5] vs. James Blake (USA) WC

Women's Singles: 2nd Round
2. Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)

Men's Singles: 2nd Round
3. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Andy Roddick (USA) [2]

Women's Singles: 2nd Round
4. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

superpinkone37
03-24-2005, 10:34 PM
Jen I am so excited for you!! You're gonna have the best time! And don't forget you must stalk Marat and Rafa ;)

And *M*, hope you have tons of fun as well, though its too bad you wont be able to go to the finals :(

Jennay
03-24-2005, 10:37 PM
The only way I would forget is if Marat LOSES. :o If he wins two matches.. I will, of course. :p

superpinkone37
03-24-2005, 10:42 PM
:banana:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 12:09 AM
Kinda odd that Andre and Roger gave press conferences today, but not Andy, the defending champion :o He even gave a pre-tourney press conference last year :scratch: Oh well. Just win, Andy. Please.

Tytta!.
03-25-2005, 12:11 AM
Yeah Deb :unsure:

snaillyyy
03-25-2005, 12:13 AM
Please Andy :(

And Renata MOO :haha: :haha: the avatar :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

tangerine_dream
03-25-2005, 02:19 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050324/capt.sge.arz15.240305075752.photo02.photo.default-384x290.jpg

Freaky Friday
A preview

And so to the men. Again we get to start with the defending champion Andy Roddick, the man with probably the most explosive game in tennis. The man with the most ferocious serve the sport has seen.

A-Rod is going to have to produce that level of serving against Fernando Verdasco. They met just a week ago in the California desert and Roddick escaped by the skin of his teeth - it was 7-6 in the final set. He has a lot at stake here being the defending champion because an early loss would allow Lleyton Hewitt (off injured this week and back in Australia) to gain a greater cushion over Roddick in the rankings.

If Roddick has a game to leave fans speechless because of* its power then the character of Marat Safin can leave fans amused but at the same time leave them gasping with his on-court skills. The new Australian Open champion, who is regarded as the second most complete player around (after Roger Federer) will take on the Georgian Irakli Labadze who has been known to, let’s just say throw his toys out of the cot at times.

And for the ladies if they want a spectacle then move to the court hosting Carlos Moya against James Blake. We’ll just leave it at that!

Another interesting match to watch has eleventh seed Guillermo Canas playing Juan Carlos Ferrero. Canas chases down everything, he should be nicknamed “terrier”. Last week at Indian Wells he beat Tim Henman by running side to side and back and forth after every single ball. On the other side you have Ferrero, a former winner of the French Open and a world number one who is in the throes of a comeback after illness and injury last year.

Surely that’s enough for one day. Remember the world No. 1 Roger Federer will make his first appearance on Saturday.

Golfnduck
03-25-2005, 02:27 AM
I just wanted to stop in and say GOOOO ANDY!!! KICK VERDASCO'S ASS!!!! I hope everyone is having a good week :hug:

tangerine_dream
03-25-2005, 04:21 AM
BAD POETRY
by Tangy

Andy will kick Nando's ass
he'll make like Mata Hari
he'll call the ump all kinds of names
and then he'll say he's sorry

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 04:28 AM
holyyyyyycrapppppppppppppdeathhhhhhhhhhhh :worship:

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 04:34 AM
:haha: :haha:

ataptc
03-25-2005, 08:48 AM
:haha: :haha:
the worst poem I've ever seen! ;)

Iheartandy&roger
03-25-2005, 09:29 AM
lmfao death Tangy!!!!!!! :haha: :haha: :sobbing:

adeegee
03-25-2005, 11:01 AM
Good luck Andy, I'm really hoping for a Roddick/Nadal 3rd round, my 2 favourite players!

Tytta!.
03-25-2005, 11:56 AM
JEN!!!!!! :hug:

Tangy :haha: :haha: :rolls:

smucav
03-25-2005, 01:10 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickercol25mar25,0,5553756.column?coll=sfla-sports-colLife good for Roddick
And he'll be happier if he can beat Roger Federer.
Charles Bricker
Sports Columnist
March 25, 2005

FISHER ISLAND · The sky was too blue. The shrubs were too green. The ambiance was too luxurious.

And there was Andy Roddick, behind the wheel of a speeding golf cart, making an abrupt left turn Thursday afternoon into a parking spot at the tennis center right here in Perfect World, this opulent, leafy island of the rich in the middle of Biscayne Bay.

While his coach, Dean Goldfine, loosened his death grip on the passenger side as the cart jolted to a halt, Roddick popped out, smiling broadly, leaner and physically stronger than I've ever seen him and appearing, well, perfect.

The only thing that could make him happier than he is today is a win over Roger Federer, and, despite four straight losses to the God of Tennis and eight defeats in nine matches, Roddick insists he is close. Very close.

"The thing that excites me is that a couple of matches last year were deceivingly close," he said. "Even in Toronto, I'm at 3-4, love-40 and he hits five straight aces. One of those points and I'm up a break. I realize how close I am."

As Roddick begins defense of his Nasdaq title this afternoon against left-handed Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, there is no grand plan for overcoming Federer, no one shot that Roddick feels he has to perfect to even the odds.

"You can't become obsessed with beating someone who is arguably the best that ever played," Roddick said. "You have to focus on what you do best and I know I'm a better player than I was when I was No. 1 or at the end of last year. I just have to keep making progress.

"One of the most underrated things about Roger is how he moves to the ball. He does all this artistry. You see all the pretty shots, all the highlights, but no one focuses on the fact that it takes him only three steps to get from one side of the court to the other and, with a fully extended racket, he can hit completely under control."

There are, said Roddick, lots of meat and potato players on the tour and Federer can do all the meat and potato stuff. But no one makes the transition from defense to offense like him.

"I crank two balls, he gets them back. I let up on the third and he's on it. You can't defend that. So you've got to take your opportunities when you get him."

Roddick pointed to the players that give Federer the most trouble himself, Ivan Ljubicic and Marat Safin, who beat him in the semifinals of the Australian Open. The common denominator? A big serve, big enough to get you through the rough spots until that opportunity to break comes.

A big part of Roddic's progress this year involved terminating Brad Gilbert as his coach and hiring Goldfine in December. Out with Mr. High Profile, in with the quiet professionalism of the man from Aventura who spent seven years coaching Todd Martin.

It wasn't easy to split from someone who had guided him to his first Grand Slam title and infused him with a better understanding of the game.

Roddick called it a clash of personalities. He and Gilbert haven't spoken since the split, despite Gilbert's presence at the Australian Open doing television commentary.

One of the most important things Goldfine brought to this teaming was a higher emphasis on off-court fitness and Roddick raves about how good it feels not to be nicked up with all manner of minor problems, how good it feels now to come off the court feeling strong enough to go immediately to the gym.

"It's just kind of secluded here," said Roddick, explaining the attraction of Fisher Island. He and Andre Agassi met at the tennis facility Thursday morning and trained in front of just seven people.

Boris Becker once had a place here. So did Jim Courier. Agassi and Roddick rent condos for the fortnight and, though they most often take the ferry and drive to the Nasdaq site, there are times when Agassi hires a helicopter and buzzes about five minutes over the water to the grounds.

"I'm sure he'd let me tag along if we left at the same time," Roddick said, joking.

Roddick's in a good place mentally right now. I hope it continues.

Copyright © 2005, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Fumus
03-25-2005, 02:41 PM
Two victory fists in the air
Andy crushes his rivals
The felt is off the ball now

Golfnduck
03-25-2005, 03:09 PM
BAD POETRY
by Tangy

Andy will kick Nando's ass
he'll make like Mata Hari
he'll call the ump all kinds of names
and then he'll say he's sorry
LMFAO!!!! :haha:

snaillyyy
03-25-2005, 04:30 PM
I like that article :D :D

Black Adam
03-25-2005, 04:34 PM
Good luck Andy!

snaillyyy
03-25-2005, 05:11 PM
I will leave you all to comment, you will do a much better job than me :devil: ;)

Shaquille O'Neal and Andy Roddick
Ocean Drive Magazine Hosts Nasdaq Opening Party on Fisher Island
3/24/2005

Tytta!.
03-25-2005, 05:14 PM
OMC LMFAO!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-25-2005, 05:17 PM
I'm still laughing at the pics. :lol: Nice.

Jennay
03-25-2005, 05:20 PM
Thanks Carole! :rolls: :hug:

I can't decide if I like the outfit. He looks cute. :)

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 05:43 PM
:haha: I just laughed the weirdest laugh ever :rolls: Thanks sis :kiss:
He does look cute there Jen :)

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 05:46 PM
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Imagine how someone like Ollie or I would look next to Shaq :haha:

Andy looks great, I love the preppy outfit :) what's the thing on his right forearm though :scratch:

Jennay
03-25-2005, 05:52 PM
A sweatband, I believe. I wear them with normal clothes as well. Kind of like an accessory. :)

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 05:57 PM
A sweatband, I believe. I wear them with normal clothes as well. Kind of like an accessory. :)

OK, THAT's retahhhhhhhhded. But otherwise I love the outfit. Especially compared to Shaq's PeptoBismol suit and Andre's bizarre-looking shorts. Andy looks classy. That's two well-dressed nights out in one week. Did Andy hire a fashion consultant or something? :p

Jennay
03-25-2005, 05:59 PM
LOL, it really isn't retarded. ;) But I agree, he looks great. :p

aceit
03-25-2005, 06:05 PM
Yes, he hired me. I dressed him. :p

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 06:44 PM
uh no Lauren...I dressed him..personally ;) :p

am&a
03-25-2005, 07:10 PM
crap, i think i'll have to make a new avatar.

J. Corwin
03-25-2005, 07:56 PM
Talk about not being able to win tiebreaks anymore...:retard:

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:26 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

he retired! what happened?

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 08:26 PM
Andy retired.

Renata and I knew something was up when the previous 2 changeovers were really long. oh my god. Right after an article that he was feeling so fit :sad:

His serving at the end of the set with all the DFs.....

who knows.... Let's just hope it's nothing too serious.

ohmygosh. This is bad. He'll almost certainly drop to #4 now.

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 08:29 PM
:bigcry: As I said in the chat...I'm worried, I'm scared, I'm sad (for us, Andy AND Jen :hug: ) among other things...I hope they come up with articles soon..
Jen :hug: :hug: I'm so sorry

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:30 PM
this must be bad very very bad andy doesn't give up that many entry points without reason he keeps fighting weven when he's hurt so this must be a bad injury :sad: i'm worried now :scared:

am&a
03-25-2005, 08:32 PM
i'm scared. ):

thelma
03-25-2005, 08:33 PM
Awwww.. Andy retired. :sad: I’ve tickets for this weekend and can't see him :sad: :sad: :sad:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 08:34 PM
so does Jen, Thelma... she's crushed. I am so sorry for you guys.

I am really worried that this is something big. He wouldn't retire from a tournament this important - to both him emotionally and to his rank - if it wasn't pretty serious.

liptea
03-25-2005, 08:36 PM
:sad: Carlos won and JCF won. If it weren't for Andy, it would be a good day to be alive.

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:37 PM
i am really worried as fee said andy wouldn't give up that many entry points so easily he'd play with a cast on with that many at risk

tangerine_dream
03-25-2005, 08:38 PM
Nobody knows what happened? I'm very worried he may have twisted his ankle again. *prays to Lord Carlos Andy isn't hurt very badly* :sad:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 08:38 PM
I think he would've gone on with a hurt ankle unless it was REALLY bad. He lost 495 rankings points and in front of not only a US crowd, but his very home crowd, as defending champ. It has to be something bad. the only thing so far is a pic on getty of him looking mad holding a smashed racquet and it just says he retired in the 2nd set but not why. We'll get info soon I'm sure.

MisterQ
03-25-2005, 08:39 PM
:bigcry:

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:40 PM
no tangy and i'm going through every news site i can think off, at least all the ones that usually update quicker than others.

Tytta!.
03-25-2005, 08:40 PM
Yes Deb, we knew that and that makes it even worse for me :crying2: Hopefully nothing serious :crying2:

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:41 PM
he would never let him throw that many points away without it being serious

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 08:44 PM
Getty says "Wrist injury" that's all it says. Great. :sad:

am&a
03-25-2005, 08:44 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 25: Andy Roddick of the USA looks on between games against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during the NASDAQ-100 Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2005 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Roddick retired the match in the second set due to a wrist injury.

thelma
03-25-2005, 08:45 PM
so does Jen, Thelma... she's crushed. I am so sorry for you guys.



:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

I really hope Kimmie and Marat can play well for me.

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:47 PM
everything i've found jsut says wrist but nothings ays how bad my mate liz is trying to get hold of her mate who's at the tourny but i dunno if she'll know anything more!

this sucks only one of my boys is gonna be in rd 3.

J. Corwin
03-25-2005, 08:50 PM
I leave for awhile, come back, and check the scoreboard to find the next match is on. I knew Andy had to have lost...but retired with a wrist injury??! :( I hope it isn't too serious, but whatever it is just don't pull a Kimmy and come back too soon. :sad:

EDIT: Anyone know if it's his right or left wrist?

blosson
03-25-2005, 08:53 PM
I just saw the news Andy has retired.
I'm crushed too :sad:

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 08:54 PM
*sigh* :sad:

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:54 PM
:sad: Carlos won and JCF won. If it weren't for Andy, it would be a good day to be alive.


not for me! thats james, robby and andy all out! tommy and mardy play each other so one of them has to go! Jan-Mike didn't even make it through qualifying and Arnaud's got Feli so he's gonna go out too :sad:



my dad just heard on the radio they're saying it is VERY bad and they're all very worried about him going into the clay season and they think he could drop out of the top 10. I think thats a bit extreme personally but I am worried about him. Apparently he skipped the conference and just left. Not Good

andyroxmysox12191
03-25-2005, 08:55 PM
not yet jace....I've just heard "wrist"

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 08:55 PM
Jace, i would imagine his right, knowing him if it were his left, he'd try to keep playing even if he ended up losing. He'd get it taped and use a lot of slices.

Devotee
03-25-2005, 08:57 PM
THIS IS THE LAST THING ANDY NEEDED!!!!!


:sobbing: :crying2: :bigcry: :hysteric: :speakles:

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 08:59 PM
i am so not liking this!

i feel the urge to go eat an easter egg! and watch the games and sulk!

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 09:00 PM
Miami Herald posted this brief thing:

Roddick out at NASDAQ-100

BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN

mkaufman@herald.com


It was not such a good Friday for Andy Roddick. The NASDAQ-100 Open defending champion retired after falling behind 7-6 (11-9), 4-3 in his opening match against Fernando Verdasco. Roddick had his right wrist taped at 3-3 in the second set, and played one more game and part of another before calling it quits.

Roddick was already in a foul mood after the first set. He threw his racket in frustration, picked it up, and threw it again as he headed to his chair for the changeover.

Éowyn
03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
not good! think i shall go watch the games and hope theres better news when i come back!

RoddickBabe10
03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
OMG... :bigcry: :bigcry:

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Jesus' 12 apostles, whoever that can read this: PLEASE HELP ANDYYY!! :sad: :sad:

I don't know what to say... Éowyn, I hope what your dad heard isn't true! I am so shocked about this! I just... I don't believe it.

Please Andy, get well soon. Pleeease.

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 09:05 PM
It'd be nearly impossible for Andy to fall out of the top 10 in the clay season where he has basically nothing to defend. He very possibly could fall out of the top 10 on the race, though.

blosson
03-25-2005, 09:10 PM
someone at GM said Andy was taken to hospital after the match...

lizzieh
03-25-2005, 09:12 PM
oh man... I've just come from the hospital... and now I find that Andy is injured... my day gets better and better :sad: :sad: :sad:

J. Corwin
03-25-2005, 09:15 PM
Didn't Andy get wrist tendonitis after his AO 2003 QF? I forget if that was his left or right wrist...

Andy uses a lot of wrist torque action in his forehands and serves so that could have aggravated it, but this really came out of the blue. :(

Deboogle!.
03-25-2005, 09:16 PM
Didn't Andy get wrist tendonitis after his AO 2003 QF? I forget if that was his left or right wrist...

Andy uses a lot of wrist torque action in his forehands and serves so that could have aggravated it, but this really came out of the blue. :(

Yes, he did. and yes, it did come out of the blue - just this morning Charlie Bricker published that article where Andy said he felt so fit and had no naggling injuries.

:sad:

But I mean... Andy still should've/could've won the first set. he DFed on the SP on his own serve and also on the SP he lost.... he was still having mental issues before this injury happened.

:tears: