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roddick being an asshole on court vs. stepanek

croat123
06-11-2005, 01:58 PM
after he got the break in the third set, he started imitating the way stepanek skips to the chair and giving him a stare down.

Jim Jones
06-11-2005, 02:00 PM
actually its stepanek's attitude that usually irritates players.

Yoel and co.
06-11-2005, 02:02 PM
Yes, I'm no big fan of Roddick, but I don't think he was acting stupid there.

And Stepanek certainly had his share of annoying gestures.

tangerine_dream
06-11-2005, 02:06 PM
croat being a whiny crybaby again :baby: :haha:

Neely
06-11-2005, 02:11 PM
ohhhhh no :sobbing: he was a total asshole on court :sobbing: :tears:

dylan24
06-11-2005, 02:12 PM
good job a-rod.
i'm tired of fucking playtapus' shit as well

pablo2k1
06-11-2005, 02:13 PM
whats all the fuss about? So andy got pumped up in the 3rd, thats good for tennis

BiancaUL
06-11-2005, 02:19 PM
Not playing with any emotion or some bravado doesn't work for him... he sucks when he doesn't. He needs to be pumped out there. If that means being what you perceive as being an asshole, then dammit, he needs to embrace it and be the best asshole he can be.

:)

Rogiman
06-11-2005, 02:21 PM
If that means being what you perceive as being an asshole, then dammit, he needs to embrace it and be the best asshole he can be.

:)

Luckily it comes rather naturally for him ;)

BiancaUL
06-11-2005, 02:24 PM
I'm sure it's a natural gift for many lucky people. ;)

heya
06-11-2005, 02:33 PM
OMG, the arrogant, self-absorbed jerk is mocking the other tennis players!
He's the one who thinks he's the best player of all time.
Oh...he told the media that the locker room was full of haters. :tears:

Corey Feldman
06-11-2005, 02:36 PM
Stepanek getting some of his own medicine..
he was acting it up when he was beating Rusedski, and winding up the crowd..
so Cya Radek

Skyward
06-11-2005, 02:42 PM
Why is ESPN ignoring Stepanek? Jerks are good for tennis. :D

Sosa
06-11-2005, 02:45 PM
Oh please. it is no secret that Stepanek is generally disliked by other players because of his on court behaviour. It was all fair game in my opinion. I wouldn't take Step's shit either. This whole Roddick being an asshole on court is bullshit. Yes he gets pumped up at times, but so does Hewitt, Nadal and lots of others. It's good for the game. Also, I don't see any other player applauding the opponent as much as Roddick.

Deboogle!.
06-11-2005, 02:47 PM
Also, I don't see any other player applauding the opponent as much as Roddick.Oh, you must not realize that Andy's being fake when he does that.

:rolleyes: :yawn: :p

and anyway, Andy runs to the chair all the time.

I'm sure if Naldo were here, this is what he'd do, so I'll do it in his honor: :drive:

heya
06-11-2005, 02:55 PM
ESPN shows enough assholes. The "calm" players aren't assholes, for sure!

Golfnduck
06-11-2005, 02:56 PM
Luckily it comes rather naturally for him ;)
As it does for you. If Roddick was an asshole today, then so is Hewitt who yells "Come on's" when his opponet double faults.

Lady Natalia
06-11-2005, 02:59 PM
Roddick was the biggest asshole today. Can you believe it, he actually pumped his fist and screamed "Yeah!" when he won. What a jerk!!!

Deboogle!.
06-11-2005, 03:00 PM
Roddick was the biggest asshole today. Can you believe it, he actually pumped his fist and screamed "Yeah!" when he won. What a jerk!!!OMG how DARE he give a fist pump at his coach!!

OMG he thanked the crowd, too... Straight to hell for him. :o

Golfnduck
06-11-2005, 03:00 PM
Roddick was the biggest asshole today. Can you believe it, he actually pumped his fist and screamed "Yeah!" when he won. What a jerk!!!
LMFAO!!! Huge asshole today :p

Neely
06-11-2005, 03:02 PM
LMFAO!!! Huge asshole today :p
:rolls:

This incredible big idiot Roddick, he should have gotten disqualified from the match after the first point already ;)

Melvins
06-11-2005, 03:04 PM
after he got the break in the third set, he started imitating the way stepanek skips to the chair and giving him a stare down.

Stupid post. :tape:

Lady Natalia
06-11-2005, 03:06 PM
Andy is not only an asshole but a jerkoff for hitting a drop shot at the end of the 3rd set. What is he thinking? This is not clay and that is not fair. How does he expect his opponent to get to it when he hits it so short. I hate him...he is a jerk! ;)

tennischick
06-11-2005, 03:12 PM
oh Gawd, Duck Season's here :rolleyes:

Golfnduck
06-11-2005, 03:24 PM
oh Gawd, Duck Season's here :rolleyes:
That's right. Quack, quack.

Auscon
06-11-2005, 03:25 PM
diddums

good win Roddick

star
06-11-2005, 03:36 PM
:bigclap: Andy!

NATAS81
06-11-2005, 03:42 PM
Cry me a river.

The 2 hottest serves in the tourney sqaure off.

Karlovic vs Roddick.

gl Andy

janks
06-11-2005, 03:49 PM
oh whatever... two jerks on court....who gives a damn....... (maybe a few americans and three czechs?)

mandoura
06-11-2005, 03:55 PM
Great win Andy. :yeah: And if someone gives you $hit, give it back boy, with interest. If this makes you an a$$hole, be it. Your fans love it. ;)

Pea
06-11-2005, 04:15 PM
Croat, didn't you know? Only Americans be assholes on court and get away with it. A la McEnroe, Connors, Agassi, rodduck, it's only tradition.

mandoura
06-11-2005, 04:20 PM
Croat, didn't you know? Only Americans be assholes on court and get away with it. A la McEnroe, Connors, Agassi, rodduck, it's only tradition.

:lol:

Deboogle!.
06-11-2005, 04:21 PM
I can't believe that Andy actually APOLOGIZED after one of his serves accidentally hit a ballgirl.

What audacity he has to do such a horrific thing. :o

NYCtennisfan
06-11-2005, 04:29 PM
I used to be bothered a lot by Roddick's mannerisms on court and have never really cheered for him but this is getting ridiculous now. At least he didn't throw a 15 minute temper-tantrum or go up and yell in the umpire's face. I wonder what people here would say if he did that?

Adman
06-11-2005, 04:37 PM
actually its stepanek's attitude that usually irritates players.

I know it is always Stepanek that irritates me!!

Raquel
06-11-2005, 04:42 PM
I enjoyed this match. Andy is far more entertaining on grass than you would think. He doesn't actually hit constant aces and his matches have had lots of great rallies this week. Why it's taken me about 3 years to realise this, I don't know :o

I am even looking forward to the final. I want to see Andy work out Ivo's serve and he will certainly be the crowd favourite. You can actually hear sighs when Ivo holds a service game :lol: People really wanna see him broken.

Billy Moonshine
06-11-2005, 05:03 PM
Andy, u can't win with the mtf haters but its nice to see u getting some support here and even some new fans!
Good luck in the final :)

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 05:07 PM
croat being a whiny crybaby again :baby: :haha:

same as Americans after the 05 DC...:lol:



:wavey:

NYCtennisfan
06-11-2005, 05:15 PM
I enjoyed this match. Andy is far more entertaining on grass than you would think. He doesn't actually hit constant aces and his matches have had lots of great rallies this week.

A little known fact. It was like this in last year's Wimbledon too. He didn't hit that many aces or service winners like a Goran. Plenty of rallies.

Tennis Fool
06-11-2005, 05:19 PM
I thought Stepanek was known as a nice guy :confused:

heya
06-11-2005, 05:19 PM
Ljubi, my cousin, lost all his big matches and still loses on all court surfaces. HE had to benefit from big chokers who recently had injuries.
But, players in the locker room love him so much!!!

Skyward
06-11-2005, 05:20 PM
I just love this American-Croatian friendship. :lol:

Paialii
06-11-2005, 05:28 PM
It's a sport, people -- relax.

As several others have said, Stephanek's behavior is usually less than what some would deep to be "proper" on the court. It's in Andy's personality to joke around and mock him.

As for him (Roddick) giving other opponents credit... I wouldn't call it fake as much as it is simply cliche. Nothing wrong with it, it's showing respect.

Again, athletes will be athletes... you're going to see gamesmanship, and I think it's foolish to point it out as a player being an asshole.

EternalFlame
06-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Good for Andy!
Sorry but Stephanek gets on my nerves. His behaviour oncourt is irritating. So.. Go Andy :p

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 05:39 PM
HE had to benefit from big chokers who recently had injuries.
!!!

Yeah, I guess Agassi was hurt during DC
Byrans twins 2
and yeah Roddick was dying out there of pain

:haha:

i guess Ljubicic was big ahole at Dc when he was up 5-1 in 5th and just let andy hit aces as he stood there, then started to walk away at 40-0 as andy was in serving motion..just an ahole move..

tangerine_dream
06-11-2005, 05:42 PM
same as Americans after the 05 DC...:lol:



:wavey:
Please direct me to the whiny crybaby thread in GM that called the croat team assholes for beating the US team?

Thanks! http://67.19.129.138/mtf/images/icons/icon10.gif

:wavey:

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 05:43 PM
same as Americans after the 05 DC...:lol:



:wavey:

:haha: i got 7 good reps for this one... :lol:

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Please direct me to the whiny crybaby thread in GM that called the croat team assholes for beating the US team?

Thanks! http://67.19.129.138/mtf/images/icons/icon10.gif

:wavey:


i never said they were calling them ahole...i was talking about whiny crybaby's...remember colebug? :angel:

I love you 2 :)

Yoel and co.
06-11-2005, 05:45 PM
I thought Stepanek was known as a nice guy :confused:

Maybe to his mother

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 05:46 PM
i love pissing of people..they dont even know me..its fun to see how worked up they get.

DDrago2
06-11-2005, 05:54 PM
"All charming people are spoiled people. This lies in the essence of their's charm."

Something like this is an aphorism taken from an Oscar Wild book. It comes to mind when watching the likes of Roddick or Nadal... the media darlings.

marcelwks
06-11-2005, 06:10 PM
I remember also Soderling in Milan and Grosjean in Paris were imitating Stepanek :p

Dragan
06-11-2005, 06:53 PM
hey can someone say what the handshake was like at the end of the match?

zethand
06-11-2005, 06:56 PM
It´s very well know Roddick is a fucking bastard!

max122
06-11-2005, 07:01 PM
haahah.. cocky dude.. he's good though..

RodLo
06-11-2005, 07:11 PM
*sigh* I love it...:rolls:

Yoel and co.
06-11-2005, 07:16 PM
hey can someone say what the handshake was like at the end of the match?

Very civil...from what I saw, Stepanek said well done (couldn't see what Andy said)

Deboogle!.
06-11-2005, 07:21 PM
hey can someone say what the handshake was like at the end of the match?Looks to me like it was friendly enough.

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/LON825061111_lower.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/52987920IW007_Stella_Artois061110_1024x768.jpg

alfonsojose
06-11-2005, 07:23 PM
"Mr. Smith" isn't an angel on court either :shrug:

Saumon
06-11-2005, 07:25 PM
Radek is soooo sexy :inlove: :drool:

heya
06-11-2005, 07:25 PM
Pissed off. OMG. MAD. Oh dear!! 1 lucky win...So many people care!
Sadly, Ljubi has so many losses. Even the Fed had lucky wins.
No one pays attention to the Ljubi's cousin again! Oh dear.
boohoo The thing actually posted a personal photo of his hated player. :haha:

alfonsojose
06-11-2005, 07:26 PM
And he has a great body too, what the legs he has :inlove: :drool:

Saumon
06-11-2005, 07:41 PM
And he has a great body too, what the legs he has :inlove: :drool:
and he looks even better in real believe me! :aplot:
that sexy voice too... mmmmm :hearts:

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 08:15 PM
Pissed off. OMG. MAD. Oh dear!! 1 lucky win...So many people care!
:

i think it was 3 wins..

agassi
byrans
andy

and yes many people cared..about 3million in Croatia and everyone thats not american.

good to see ur still not over it.....sometimes being lucky is better then good

heya
06-11-2005, 08:37 PM
Sorry, I don't care for Davis Cup. Too bad.

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 08:41 PM
Sorry, I don't care for Davis Cup. Too bad.

Yeah its too bad...cuz most players give it there all for DC. like andy

heya
06-11-2005, 08:59 PM
Actually, he cared about the team & Pmc :hearts: :o

Pea
06-11-2005, 09:35 PM
Actually, he cared about the team & Pmc :hearts: :o

Is that a good thing?

joeb_uk
06-11-2005, 09:37 PM
Everyone wants to nail stepanek (and apparently one english player actually nailed him against the locker once! :D). He is a total ass on court, and after seeing his antics live (i understand why no one likes the munter).

jole
06-11-2005, 09:59 PM
lol, who fucking cares? It isn't like Stepanek is harming anyone. Tennis is lucky to have a weirdo like him around, keeps things interesting. Roddick wasn't being an asshole either.

El Legenda
06-11-2005, 11:01 PM
lol, who fucking cares? It isn't like Stepanek is harming anyone. Tennis is lucky to have a weirdo like him around, keeps things interesting. Roddick wasn't being an asshole either.

if thats what tennis needs to have people watch it...then its not in good shape

bad gambler
06-11-2005, 11:11 PM
much ado about nothing

jole
06-11-2005, 11:13 PM
if thats what tennis needs to have people watch it...then its not in good shape
I see nothing wrong with having one random oddball near the top of mens tennis. It has nothing to do with tennis relying on CZECHMATERADEKSTEPANEK to get someone to watch a match, all I'm saying is it doesn't hurt having him around.

allanah
06-11-2005, 11:17 PM
Everyone wants to nail stepanek (and apparently one english player actually nailed him against the locker once! :D). He is a total ass on court, and after seeing his antics live (i understand why no one likes the munter).

Ooooh, was it "Tiger" Tim? :p

tangerine_dream
06-11-2005, 11:50 PM
Tiger Tim jumping Brad Pitt's bones, who can blame him? :lol: :p

From Andy's post match interview, re: him mocking Stepanek:

"I didn't want to miss out on all the fun and the hopping and skipping and all that stuff," he said. "I mean it looked like a good time and it was."

:haha: Andy's such a :devil:

Golfnduck
06-12-2005, 12:31 AM
Tiger Tim jumping Brad Pitt's bones, who can blame him? :lol: :p

From Andy's post match interview, re: him mocking Stepanek:

"I didn't want to miss out on all the fun and the hopping and skipping and all that stuff," he said. "I mean it looked like a good time and it was."

:haha: Andy's such a :devil:
LMFAO!!!! :haha:

+alonso
06-12-2005, 12:44 AM
Andy :yeah: !!!!! :D
Good Luck in the final :p

PamV
06-12-2005, 12:53 AM
actually its stepanek's attitude that usually irritates players.

Stepanek isn't obnoxious. He doesn't pump his fist and yell like Nadal.

Neely
06-12-2005, 01:29 AM
Not like Nadal (that's very unique ;)), but in most matches I've seen Stepanek playing recently he certainly does pump his fist (and sometimes yells in Czech). He's just not so famous for doing it :p

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 02:09 AM
Croat 123 tends to read too much into things and seems to have a general dislike for American tennis players, so I'm gonna have to chalk this thread up as :bs:

binkygirl
06-12-2005, 06:20 AM
after he got the break in the third set, he started imitating the way stepanek skips to the chair and giving him a stare down.

I wish we got this match on US TV.

binkygirl
06-12-2005, 06:55 AM
Everyone wants to nail stepanek (and apparently one english player actually nailed him against the locker once! :D). He is a total ass on court, and after seeing his antics live (i understand why no one likes the munter).

Which English player?

Iheartandy&roger
06-12-2005, 09:14 AM
:lol: ohh Andy.....:lol: I wish I would have gotten the chance to see that match

buddyholly
06-12-2005, 01:58 PM
Andy is an American and should not show positive emotion. Just as it was suggested that the USA team should parade without waving the Stars'n'Stripes at the last Olympics so as not to offend the rest of the world, Roddick should keep his good feelings in check. The rest of the world should not be confronted with Americans flaunting their success.

buddyholly
06-12-2005, 02:03 PM
OMG, Roddick just won the first set and on the way to the chair, grew 8 inches in imitation of Karlo-bitch.

UPDATE: Andy pumped his fist at 4-0 in the second tiebreak. What arrogance!

star
06-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Andy is an American and should not show positive emotion. Just as it was suggested that the USA team should parade without waving the Stars'n'Stripes at the last Olympics so as not to offend the rest of the world, Roddick should keep his good feelings in check. The rest of the world should not be confronted with Americans flaunting their success.


:haha: :haha: :haha:

mandoura
06-12-2005, 02:37 PM
Hatrick for Andy. Good win Rod. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
06-12-2005, 03:01 PM
Andy is an American and should not show positive emotion. Just as it was suggested that the USA team should parade without waving the Stars'n'Stripes at the last Olympics so as not to offend the rest of the world, Roddick should keep his good feelings in check. The rest of the world should not be confronted with Americans flaunting their success.OMG, Roddick just won the first set and on the way to the chair, grew 8 inches in imitation of Karlo-bitch.

UPDATE: Andy pumped his fist at 4-0 in the second tiebreak. What arrogance!

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

El Legenda
06-12-2005, 03:34 PM
Karlo-bitch..yeah funny.. :o

Becarina
06-12-2005, 03:35 PM
OMG, Roddick just won the first set and on the way to the chair, grew 8 inches in imitation of Karlo-bitch.

UPDATE: Andy pumped his fist at 4-0 in the second tiebreak. What arrogance!


:haha: :haha:

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 03:35 PM
lol

heya
06-12-2005, 05:09 PM
Karlovic's a sweetheart, unlike Ljubicic. :o

JMG
06-12-2005, 05:18 PM
Stepanek got his own cheering thread five days ago! Unbelievable for a player who has a good ranking for years! He seems to be very likable.

mandoura
06-12-2005, 05:19 PM
Karlovic's a sweetheart, unlike Ljubicic. :o

Yes, I like Ivo a lot. Did anyone notice he looks much thinner?

I love Ancic too. :inlove:

Ljubicic.:scratch: :tape:

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 05:28 PM
Yes, I like Ivo a lot. Did anyone notice he looks much thinner?

I love Ancic too. :inlove:

Ljubicic.:scratch: :tape:
Ljubicic is a family man, how can you disagree or be inpartial? ;)

star
06-12-2005, 05:58 PM
Ljubicic won my admiration in Davis Cup this year. :)