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Andy Roddick= Smartass # 1

RickDaStick
06-24-2005, 06:50 PM
. What about your career like goalkeeper?

ANDY RODDICK: My career as a goalkeeper? I don't think anybody would want me on their team as a goalkeeper. But, you know, I had a good save today.

Q. That was a spectacular diving save. It was part of a broader piece of volleying work in the fifth set. Would you elaborate on how well you volleyed in that final set?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, I had always said that, you know, my whole mantra was if I'm holding serve and feeling like I'm dictating my service games by staying back and playing my most comfortable game, then I'm going to do that. But if the situation called for it, I was going to try to switch it up.

That was a decision that I felt had to be made there in the fifth because, you know, he was just ‑‑ first ball he got, he was just cranking and hitting. I mean, the fourth set was pretty amazing stuff from his part. I at least wanted to give him a different look and make him think about his returns a little bit.

Q. Considering the moment, Wimbledon second round, fifth set, could that have been the best volleying effort you've had as a professional tennis player?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. You know, it was up there. I didn't lose many points at net. You know, I think the biggest thing was just that I was able to do it. I was able to kind of make myself do it. You know, it was definitely big.

Q. Is that one of the things that you've thought about in terms of going that one step further and winning this championship?

ANDY RODDICK: After a match like today, I've got to focus on winning the next match (laughter).

Q. The serve‑and‑volleying issue.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I think that's something I need to have as an option. I'm not going to come out and serve and volley every match because that's not ‑‑ that's not my game. That's not my most comfortable area.

But, you know, if someone's getting on serves and he's getting the better of me from the baseline ‑‑ I mean, he was just basically cranking on every ball. I at least want to give him a different look. So I think it's important to at least have that option.

Q. How did it feel? What does the court look like from the net? Strange thing for you to find yourself in that position.

ANDY RODDICK: I get up there sometimes. But most of the time it's to shake hands. You know, it's a lot quicker. But I didn't really think about it that much. It just felt like the right thing to do at the time. You know, I was feeling pretty uncomfortable in the baseline rallies, and I think a lot of that had to do with the way he was playing.

So at least when I was coming in, I felt like I was taking it to him a little bit more.

Q. Can you go back to last night in the tiebreaker, did he just pick up the pace or do you think your game fell off or a combination of both? How disappointing was it not to have had it finished off then?

ANDY RODDICK: The tiebreaker is one thing. I think after the second set, you know, he was getting his wrist looked at. If I would have stepped up there and really put the clamps down, I don't know if I would have allowed him to play it like that, like he did in the breaker. In the breaker, he played great. I think I missed one bad forehand. But he hit a couple winners off serves, second serves, one on set point on a first serve.

I think he played great in the breaker. But I'm going to have to kind of clamp down there if I want to keep going in this event.

Q. He wasn't very happy about the fact that yesterday you packed your bags and you left the Centre Court. What happened? Did you tell him some bad words, because he said he couldn't understand too well, but he understood a bad word, F.

ANDY RODDICK: I have a question for you. Would you try reading in the dark? Would you read a book in the dark?

Q. Well, the thing was that he said it was 10 to 9.

ANDY RODDICK: Would you read a book in the dark?

Q. If I can read, yes.

ANDY RODDICK: You would read a book in the dark?

Q. When I can see it, yes.

ANDY RODDICK: How can you see a book in the dark?

Q. Come on. I'm telling you what he said.

ANDY RODDICK: I'm asking you a question. I'm going to get to my answer here in a second, if you give me an answer that is honest.

Q. You're saying it was dark. He's saying it wasn't dark. Don't ask me if I read a book in the dark. I don't care. I don't read a book not even in the light sometimes.

ANDY RODDICK: You should try it sometimes. It's good. You can't see the title of the book, that's the point.

Q. The day before they played until 9:30. Yesterday at 10 minutes before 9, you packed before the umpire says the match is suspended. That is what happened.

ANDY RODDICK: No, the umpire said, "Play is suspended." You think I make the decision if we walk off or not?

Q. I'm just asking you.

ANDY RODDICK: No, you're not. You made a statement.

Q. Did you say a bad word to Bracciali?

ANDY RODDICK: I said a bad word. I don't know if it was to Bracciali. I was walking off and he was throwing a fit. Maybe ask him what he said first. I'm not one to just go at people. That's not my style, okay? If he's upset about it, he can come talk to me about it.

Q. He wanted to.

ANDY RODDICK: He doesn't need to use an interpreter. All I know is that you wouldn't do many things in the dark. Try returning a 135‑mile‑an‑hour serve when you can kind of see the ball. It's not the easiest thing. I don't think there's anything bad about walking off a dark tennis court because you can't see and you can't play. That seems like a pretty logical decision for me.

Q. I just asked if you said a bad word.

ANDY RODDICK: And I'm answering.

Q. Isn't it the rule that Alan Mills can come out and make the decision?

ANDY RODDICK: The chair umpire said, "Play is suspended." Okay? I looked at him, he said, "Play is suspended." Now, next time that happens ‑‑ he said it today without Alan Mills there and we walked off during the rain.

Q. The previous day the Johansson/Rusedski match, Alan came on and Johansson said, "It's tough to see the balls." He said, "Play on till the end of the set."

ANDY RODDICK: Well, we did play on. That's what I'm saying. That's why we probably were out there as long as we were because you play till the end of the set. But there's no use in starting a new set if you're not going to finish the match that night. A lot of it depends on where you are in a match. I'm not going to sit here and defend myself on something that's completely obvious.
Q. At one point this match began to resemble rather unpleasantly the French Open. Two and a half sets in, second round, was it passing through your mind also?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I thought about it. I thought about how to avoid that. You know, this is big for me. I know all you guys were there with your stat books counting the last couple losses in fives, all that nonsense. You know, it was definitely big for me to put one on the board.

Q. But you also showed a real fighting spirit, especially in the fifth. When you're trying to do that, how much of it is saying, your self‑talk, "This is mine, I'm not going to let him have it," and how much of it is pumping yourself up or thinking about tactics?

ANDY RODDICK: I think ‑‑ I don't know how to put percentages. But I think all three of those play a part in it. A lot of it has to do with confidence, as well. If I had come in here having lost a couple matches on grass, who knows what would happen.

But, you know, I felt like if I did the right things and maybe tried to be a little bit more aggressive, then things would go my way.

Q. What about the part where you're saying, "This is mine; I'm not going to let him have it"?

ANDY RODDICK: It's nice to say that, but then you have to follow through on it. That's the tough part.

Q. Were you thinking at all or have you been thinking at all about your own record in five‑setters and was it important for you to win a five‑setter?

ANDY RODDICK: Of course, it crossed my mind because it gets brought up every time I play one. If I saw what you did wrong...

Q. You go out there in the fifth...

ANDY RODDICK: I wanted to prove something out there today, for sure. There was definitely a chip on my shoulder. It's not totally turned around. But the more matches I win that are tough, in tougher circumstances, the more you remember what it's like to do that. You know, I think it was big to get through. It would have been a devastating loss.

Q. When you have a match that you start out really in command and conceivably could close it in straight sets, but it doesn't happen that way, is it hard to put out of your mind the fact, "Why am I here? Why did I let this go on?" Do you waste time berating yourself at all?

ANDY RODDICK: I wasn't happy last night. But I think you have to try to move forward. You know, you have to try to block it out as much as you can. Obviously it's going to creep in there because you just experienced it. The big thing is how you react to it.

Q. There was another big point in this match, 30‑40 in the sixth game of the final set. Backhand return to his backhand side. Can you go through the point, what you saw? Was it in your wheelhouse? Did you have to stretch for it?

ANDY RODDICK: Yes, Charlie, it was in my wheelhouse (laughter).

I wanted to make sure I got some length on my backhand return because any time I got into a habit in that match of leaving it short, then he was just killing forehands. I was pretty much out of the point before it started.

My big thing was length. I got some direction on it, as well. You know, on the forehand, I had been going to his backhand a lot because I thought that was the weaker side for him to pass off of. But I saw him leaning a little bit to that side, and hit a pretty solid ball to his forehand. You know, he wasn't able to come up with a pass. That was a really big point.

The fact that I won it aggressively was big for me.

Q. Were you more surprised about his return or about his serve?

ANDY RODDICK: Probably his serve. Credit to him. I mean, he's not a big guy, and he's hitting it 135 up the T pretty much the whole time, whenever he wants. You know, I thought I was going to get more looks at his serve than I did.

Q. Were you happy to get the rain break after he broke your serve in the fourth set? What were you thinking and telling yourself at that point when you went in?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't know if I was happy. I wasn't that upset because he just played a great game. I mean, I think I made four ‑‑ five out of six or four out of five first serves or something like that. He came up with a couple winners and a couple backhand passing shots. So I wasn't as upset.

I didn't feel like I had kind of let it get away; I felt like he kind of stepped up and played. So I wasn't too upset. Who knows what would have happened if we stayed out there. There's always that "would have, could have" stuff here at Wimbledon when it rains.

Q. Are you getting any static in the locker room from the preppy look of the Lacoste clothes?

ANDY RODDICK: No, just in here (smiling).

mitalidas
06-24-2005, 07:11 PM
smartass? nothing smart in those responses
but ass, yes

jbone_14
06-24-2005, 07:12 PM
I don't see how smartass that is. Obviously he has a point.

VingaRafel
06-24-2005, 07:12 PM
There is a reason why he is the only American player I don't like. He is just.... jjjj

Fee
06-24-2005, 07:13 PM
Thanks for posting this. Pretty cool. I wish they would give the names of the reporters who ask the dumb questions.

oneandonlyhsn
06-24-2005, 07:14 PM
I saw another interview of his and this is what he had to say about the incident

Roddick: He asked why we were we stopping play, and I told him what I thought of why his asking why we were stopping play :o . There was no bad blood but we wont be hugging in the near future.

This is why I've never really appreciated Andy at times, he shows signs of great sportsmanship and at times he behaves and says such crazy things. Atleast for players who dont speak English as their first language you can excuse them but oh well.

Thanks for posting this. Pretty cool. I wish they would give the names of the reporters who ask the dumb questions.

When Bracciali was interviewd a reporetr asked him what words were exchanged when Roddick had packed and was leaving. Bracciali said Roddick was angry and he said something offensive to him. Andy :mad: From Andys interview it seems he did say something at the heat of the moment

VingaRafel
06-24-2005, 07:16 PM
The thing is, I like him off the court, he is fun, nice young guy, but I don't like him at all when he plays.

Luckily there are many other American players I support all the time.

mitalidas
06-24-2005, 07:16 PM
"I said a bad word. I don't know if it was to Bracciali. I was walking off and he was throwing a fit."

I watched this and the only person who stomped off in a hissy fit was roddick. how the hell can he say bracciali was throwing a fit??? I watched it!!!

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:20 PM
As for Andy "cussing" at or towards Daniela, not a big deal. If Daniela was asking why play was suspended, I can see Andy saying something like "Take a fucking guess" or something. I don't think it was "Fuck you," let's face it, something like that (direct flaming) would have gotten him in a little more trouble, especially on the courts of Wimbledon, plus I just don't see him saying that for no reason. The only reason this is such a big deal is because it's Andy Roddick and not some "nobody." Atleast he didn't turn around and spit in Daniela's direction, like someone I recall.

Now as for the interview, I don't see anything wrong with it. The reporter was making a point out of nothing. The reporter apparently thought that it was Andy who decided or "told" the umpire that they were done for the day. That, as Andy said, isn't how it works. He walked off earlier than Daniela because he already knew the match was suspended. The reporter was questioning the wrong things -- perhaps what he should have asked was why Andy didn't wait for Daniela in a courteous fashion. Asking why Andy left or cursed is making a big deal out of absolutely nothing.

aceit
06-24-2005, 07:23 PM
So Andy's smartass #1. Who's smartass #2?

I wish they would give the names of the reporters who ask the dumb questions.
That would be nice to know.

whirlwind
06-24-2005, 07:24 PM
Andy did the exact same thing last year in the semis against Ancic when Mario was gettin' better in the match. He walked of the court cause of a few drops of rain while the umpire didn't say the play was suspended, and the play was continued on all other courts, so this hardly surprises me.

kerrie1981
06-24-2005, 07:26 PM
This isn't the first time he's pulled this crap. I remember he did something similar, I think at Wimbledon last year, when he was down in the match and a few tiny rain drops started falling and he just stormed off the court. Roddick is an awful jerk, but I think it's the umpire who's at fault here. In the tape I saw, it was only AFTER Roddick had packed his bags that the ump called play suspended. An umpire with some professional dignity would have said, "Mr. Roddick, you will return to the court immediately or else forfeit the match...you insufferable brat you."

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:29 PM
This isn't the first time he's pulled this crap. I remember he did something similar, I think at the US Open last year, when he was down in the match and a few tiny rain drops started falling and he just stormed off the court. Roddick is an awful jerk, but I think it's the umpire who's at fault here. In the tape I saw, it was only AFTER Roddick had packed his bags that the ump called play suspended. An umpire with some professional dignity would have said, "Mr. Roddick, you will return to the court immediately or else forfeit the match...you insufferable brat you."

Again, just because the announcement on the MICROPHONE hadn't been made yet didn't mean the decision wasn't made. Alan Mills nodded to the umpire after the set was over, and it was then when Roddick looked up to the umpire and was told one-on-one that play was to be suspended. THAT is when Daniela began a fit, and when Roddick cussed at Daniela's fit, and when Roddick began packing. Seconds later, the announcement on the microphone was made.

The player never decides when play is suspended.

As for the past situation you eluded to, I believe that was at Wimbledon. Any rain, the tiniest amount, at Wimbledon results in play suspension. Andy may jump the gun on getting out of there, but it's not as if him walking off early has any bearing on the decision that is made. Geezus.

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Andy did the exact same thing last year in the semis against Ancic when Mario was gettin' better in the match. He walked of the court cause of a few drops of rain while the umpire didn't say the play was suspended, and the play was continued on all other courts, so this hardly surprises me.

An announcement there was made shortly after Andy walked off (in fact, I believe the ump made the announcement before Roddick reached the exit doors), and it wasn't long before play on the other courts was inevitably stopped. You can't play tennis on slick grass; and grass becomes slick with even the slightest amount of rain.

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:32 PM
Here we go, let the Roddick-bashing threads continue. :rolleyes:

So he said something he shouldn't have, but as of now, no one knows what was said except for Andy. Bracciali didn't even understand him that well, so we're not exactly able to go by the whole 'he said, she said' crap. None of us were there, and no one was on that court listening to the conversation. Hell, no one even knows if what Andy said was necessarily directed at Bracciali. And no matter what he said, that doesn't change the fact that the match was already going to be stopped for the day and completed the next day.

Alan Mills was out there for a reason...and that seems pretty obvious to me. What point would there have been to start the next set and stop it one or two games in? I know many of you choose not to believe this, but Andy (and no other player, for that matter) wouldn't just walk off the court without confirming whether or not play was suspended. Whether Bracciali's doubles match went to 9:30pm the previous night or not, that doesn't mean it's going to stay light for that long every single day. From what I can tell, there is a lot of whining and complaining about this for absolutely nothing.

Get over it...it's done, point blank.

Skyward
06-24-2005, 07:33 PM
As for Andy "cussing" at or towards Daniela, not a big deal. If Daniela was asking why play was suspended, I can see Andy saying something like "Take a fucking guess" or something. I don't think it was "Fuck you," let's face it, something like that (direct flaming) would have gotten him in a little more trouble, especially on the courts of Wimbledon, plus I just don't see him saying that for no reason. The only reason this is such a big deal is because it's Andy Roddick and not some "nobody." Atleast he didn't turn around and spit in Daniela's direction, like someone I recall.

Now as for the interview, I don't see anything wrong with it. The reporter was making a point out of nothing. The reporter apparently thought that it was Andy who decided or "told" the umpire that they were done for the day. That, as Andy said, isn't how it works. He walked off earlier than Daniela because he already knew the match was suspended. The reporter was questioning the wrong things -- perhaps what he should have asked was why Andy didn't wait for Daniela in a courteous fashion. Asking why Andy left or cursed is making a big deal out of absolutely nothing.

Who is Daniela?

joeb_uk
06-24-2005, 07:35 PM
Nice to see a reporter isnt letting andy get away with shit at least, he stood up to andys crap and questioned it (but as usual, andy trys to be a smart ass, it will be interesting to see what happens when the duck is up and has the momentum).

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:35 PM
So Andy's smartass #1. Who's smartass #2?

I was wondering the same thing. :scratch:

RickDaStick
06-24-2005, 07:35 PM
Who is Daniela?

It is Pailias way of insulting Bracciali?

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:38 PM
Who is Daniela?

Daniele ^

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:39 PM
It is Pailias way of insulting Bracciali?

Yes, because I'm known for my constant flaming and insults around here.

:wavey:

whirlwind
06-24-2005, 07:43 PM
An announcement there was made shortly after Andy walked off (in fact, I believe the ump made the announcement before Roddick reached the exit doors
Well, there it is, you said it yourself, he makes his own rules on the court. Anyway, I'm not gonna discuss about this anymore, Andy's not worth it and neither are you.

kerrie1981
06-24-2005, 07:44 PM
The player never decides when play is suspended.

Yes, of course. But do you really think it's being conspiracy-minded to think that it would be in Alan Mills's best interest to err on the side of Roddick, so to speak. The momentum in that match had shifted, and then, "Omigod, sir, it's 8:50, we must suspend this indeed!"

No, no, no, that is not normal. If Roddick had been up two sets to love at 8:50, that match would have NEVER been suspended when it was. You'd have to be naive to think otherwise.

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Well, there it is, you said it yourself, he makes his own rules on the court. Anyway, I'm not gonna discuss about this anymore, Andy's not worth it and neither are you.

And again, you've shown your lack of knowledge for how the rules are enforced in tennis. Decisions are made before announcements. Sometimes announcements are slightly delayed. During this announcement-delay, one is capable of moving his or her feet and exitting a court. Shortly after, the announcement (which proceeds what? Oh yes! It proceeds a decision that was already made before the players can exit!) is made.

Do you actually think the umpire would just watch Andy pack up and say "Oh! I guess the match is cancelled then!" Players don't make the rules. I'm surprised you haven't gone on to say that Andy did a rain dance and was the cause of the rain. :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
06-24-2005, 07:48 PM
Quote by Debstah
Anyway, the Italian Journalist lied to Andy about some of it. Bracciali admitted he doesn't know if Andy swore at him!
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Q. Darkness. Roddick immediately goes to pack his bag, you wanted to play on.

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) Yes.

Q. Were you angry with Andy?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (Translated from Italian.) I was a bit angry because, you know, when they stopped the match, like it was 10 to 9 last night, and I was asking why because it was earlier the other days. And Andy said something, you know, with the "F" word, so I was angry with that basically.

Q. He said the "F" word to you?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) I don't understand very well. I don't know if it was for me.

Q. If not you, who?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) The umpire maybe.


Quote by Eowyn
oh and one more thing! i have been reliably informed (by a ball boy, a boy girl, a court coverer and a line judge) that andy actually said FUCK due to the fact he lost the set it was not directed at ANYONE just a general swearing moment!

Thanks for clearing that up, ladies :wavey: Let the haters have it. http://67.19.129.138/mtf/images/icons/icon10.gif

Yes, because I'm known for my constant flaming and insults around here. :wavey:
:haha:

I'm surprised you haven't gone on to say that Andy did a rain dance and was the cause of the rain.
The GM 'tards here already went on record for that during USO 2003.

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:48 PM
Anyway, I'm not gonna discuss about this anymore, Andy's not worth it and neither are you.

Wow, little quick to judge there, aren't you? :rolleyes:

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:49 PM
Quote by Debstah
Anyway, the Italian Journalist lied to Andy about some of it. Bracciali admitted he doesn't know if Andy swore at him!
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Q. Darkness. Roddick immediately goes to pack his bag, you wanted to play on.

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) Yes.

Q. Were you angry with Andy?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (Translated from Italian.) I was a bit angry because, you know, when they stopped the match, like it was 10 to 9 last night, and I was asking why because it was earlier the other days. And Andy said something, you know, with the "F" word, so I was angry with that basically.

Q. He said the "F" word to you?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) I don't understand very well. I don't know if it was for me.

Q. If not you, who?

DANIELE BRACCIALI: (In English.) The umpire maybe.


Quote by Eowyn
oh and one more thing! i have been reliably informed (by a ball boy, a boy girl, a court coverer and a line judge) that andy actually said FUCK due to the fact he lost the set it was not directed at ANYONE just a general swearing moment!

Thanks for clearing that up, ladies :wavey: Let the haters have it. http://67.19.129.138/mtf/images/icons/icon10.gif


:haha:


Thank you. :hug: :lol:

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:49 PM
I'm surprised you haven't gone on to say that Andy did a rain dance and was the cause of the rain. :rolleyes:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Just wait, I'm sure it's coming... :p

CooCooCachoo
06-24-2005, 07:57 PM
Andy :tape:

That's not very graceful behaviour :tape:

Scotso
06-24-2005, 07:57 PM
Saying something bad to Bracciali is undefendable. Also he admitted that he wanted to slam the door on his way off the court, and they showed him almost doing it. He was behaving like an ass, and if Andy fans don't want to admit it, whatever. But you all know he was.

liptea
06-24-2005, 07:58 PM
Well, there it is, you said it yourself, he makes his own rules on the court. Anyway, I'm not gonna discuss about this anymore, Andy's not worth it and neither are you.

:eek: That's pretty harsh. If anything...you aren't worth it, because everyone supporting Andy out there is offering some pretty decent facts and logical explanations. Whereas, you continue to think that random players want to play tennis in the dark after the umpire has suspended play and meanwhile proceed to cuss out their opponent for no reason. If you want to misconstrue what they're saying, I could think that you aren't worth it to them.

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:58 PM
The player never decides when play is suspended.

Yes, of course. But do you really think it's being conspiracy-minded to think that it would be in Alan Mills's best interest to err on the side of Roddick, so to speak. The momentum in that match had shifted, and then, "Omigod, sir, it's 8:50, we must suspend this indeed!"

No, no, no, that is not normal. If Roddick had been up two sets to love at 8:50, that match would have NEVER been suspended when it was. You'd have to be naive to think otherwise.

Personally, if we're bringing up Mills' personal intentions here, I don't think Mills is biased or siding with Roddick for personal interest. Not sure if you were implying that at all or not. Three sets of this match had been completed. Early on in that tiebreak (was Daniele up like 3-0 or something?), Mills showed up at the side of the court. ESPN didn't show Mills until later in the tiebreak, but Mills was indeed at the side of the court from pretty much the start of the tiebreak, with the intention of stopping this match after the third set was completed. At that point, he had no idea who the set would go to. This leads me to believe it didn't matter to him who won that set, the match was to be suspended.

As for the hypothetical you gave (which I don't like to comment on, because it's a hypothetical with a much different cirumstance), I can only think, based on Mills' actions yesterday, that Mills would have been out there at the end of the second set with the intention of stopping the match after whoever won the second. Decisions to suspend play are not made by one person, they go through brief consulting (unless it's rain, which at Wimbledon stops just about any match at any time). A friend that I have at Wimbledon reported to me just how dark she thought it was around the time that the match was suspended. Let's not forget that the cameras use equipment to enhance the picture so we can see it better.


All in all, here's my summary:

1) Andy Roddick was disrespectful for leaving the court that far ahead of Bracciali. No argument there; that's showing a lack of respect for the crowd, in my opinion. It's Centre Court, Wimbledon.

2) Roddick himself was not the cause of the delay, nor was the outcome of the third set.

3) If Roddick cursed or insulted Bracciali in any way, it is indeed something that isn't totally understood by anyone BUT Roddick. If Bracciali felt insulted, it really is something he should take up with Roddick. Maybe jump him later, who cares, that's personal and had no bearing on the match.

4) The delay decision was made by Mills most likely when he saw that the third was going to a tiebreak. To let it go on to a fourth (which, mind I remind everyone, Bracciali won) would have probably ended up with them having to delay the match somewhere into the fourth set.

5) Bracciali showed some great stuff out there, major props to him, AND to Roddick for being able to tough it out.

Paialii
06-24-2005, 07:59 PM
Saying something bad to Bracciali is undefendable. Also he admitted that he wanted to slam the door on his way off the court, and they showed him almost doing it. He was behaving like an ass, and if Andy fans don't want to admit it, whatever. But you all know he was.

I don't think anyone disagrees with the fact that Andy was being quite rude, but I think what we can all agree on, is the fact that his attitude had no bearing on the match; thus it should be something that Andy and Bracciali sort out personally.

RodLo
06-24-2005, 07:59 PM
Saying something bad to Bracciali is undefendable. Also he admitted that he wanted to slam the door on his way off the court, and they showed him almost doing it. He was behaving like an ass, and if Andy fans don't want to admit it, whatever. But you all know he was.

No one's denying he 'acted like an ass.' But you are all making it much worse than it needs to be, and it's honestly getting ridiculous. And once again, it has not been confirme or denied that he did not direct his comment to Bracciali. So before you start assuming, get your facts straight.

RodLo
06-24-2005, 08:01 PM
All in all, here's my summary:

1) Andy Roddick was disrespectful for leaving the court that far ahead of Bracciali. No argument there; that's showing a lack of respect for the crowd, in my opinion. It's Centre Court, Wimbledon.

2) Roddick himself was not the cause of the delay, nor was the outcome of the third set.

3) If Roddick cursed or insulted Bracciali in any way, it is indeed something that isn't totally understood by anyone BUT Roddick. If Bracciali felt insulted, it really is something he should take up with Roddick. Maybe jump him later, who cares, that's personal and had no bearing on the match.

4) The delay decision was made by Mills most likely when he saw that the third was going to a tiebreak. To let it go on to a fourth (which, mind I remind everyone, Bracciali won) would have probably ended up with them having to delay the match somewhere into the fourth set.

5) Bracciali showed some great stuff out there, major props to him, AND to Roddick for being able to tough it out.

Perfectly worded, and agreed. :yeah:

Lee
06-24-2005, 08:01 PM
Personally, if we're bringing up Mills' personal intentions here, I don't think Mills is biased or siding with Roddick for personal interest. Not sure if you were implying that at all or not. Three sets of this match had been completed. Early on in that tiebreak (was Daniele up like 3-0 or something?), Mills showed up at the side of the court. ESPN didn't show Mills until later in the tiebreak, but Mills was indeed at the side of the court from pretty much the start of the tiebreak, with the intention of stopping this match after the third set was completed. At that point, he had no idea who the set would go to. This leads me to believe it didn't matter to him who won that set, the match was to be suspended.

As for the hypothetical you gave (which I don't like to comment on, because it's a hypothetical with a much different cirumstance), I can only think, based on Mills' actions yesterday, that Mills would have been out there at the end of the second set with the intention of stopping the match after whoever won the second. Decisions to suspend play are not made by one person, they go through brief consulting (unless it's rain, which at Wimbledon stops just about any match at any time). A friend that I have at Wimbledon reported to me just how dark she thought it was around the time that the match was suspended. Let's not forget that the cameras use equipment to enhance the picture so we can see it better.


All in all, here's my summary:

1) Andy Roddick was disrespectful for leaving the court that far ahead of Bracciali. No argument there; that's showing a lack of respect for the crowd, in my opinion. It's Centre Court, Wimbledon.

2) Roddick himself was not the cause of the delay, nor was the outcome of the third set.

3) If Roddick cursed or insulted Bracciali in any way, it is indeed something that isn't totally understood by anyone BUT Roddick. If Bracciali felt insulted, it really is something he should take up with Roddick. Maybe jump him later, who cares, that's personal and had no bearing on the match.

4) The delay decision was made by Mills most likely when he saw that the third was going to a tiebreak. To let it go on to a fourth (which, mind I remind everyone, Bracciali won) would have probably ended up with them having to delay the match somewhere into the fourth set.

5) Bracciali showed some great stuff out there, major props to him, AND to Roddick for being able to tough it out.

Thanks for a post that make sense here.

Black Adam
06-24-2005, 08:05 PM
Thanks for a post that make sense here.
Don't mention

deliveryman
06-24-2005, 08:12 PM
How is he being a smart-ass there? The person was asking ridiculous questions and making rather absurd statements.

Paialii
06-24-2005, 08:12 PM
LOL How come noone makes a big deal about Federer asking to stop play against Nadal because he was getting beaten badly or when he refused to play against Soderling because he didn't like a call.

:scared:

You probably shouldn't have brought that up -- now we're going to hear how classy Federer is and how Roddick is an ignorant American with attitude (go us!) and how it's all different with EVERYONE else but Roddick. Puhlease don't let that crap start. :sad:

RodLo
06-24-2005, 08:13 PM
:scared:

You probably shouldn't have brought that up -- now we're going to hear how classy Federer is and how Roddick is an ignorant American with attitude (go us!) and how it's all different with EVERYONE else but Roddick. Puhlease don't let that crap start. :sad:

It'll erupt soon enough. :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
06-24-2005, 08:15 PM
LOL How come noone makes a big deal about Federer asking to stop play against Nadal because he was getting beaten badly or when he refused to play against Soderling because he didn't like a call.
Post a memo if you should ever get an answer to that.

I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.

nkhera1
06-24-2005, 08:16 PM
Post a memo if you should ever get an answer to that.

I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.


The sad thing is that this is also somehow Andy's fault according to Federer and Ljubicic fans. I'm just waiting to see what explanation they have this time.

RodLo
06-24-2005, 08:16 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.

Because Roger is God around here. :banghead:

BelgianWaffle
06-24-2005, 08:31 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.

:lol: So true.

I didn't see the "incident" so I won't comment on it but I don't think Andy was being smartass in the interview. The journalist was being annoying. Good for Andy to reply to him like that.

From Bracciali's interview I gather he wasn't even sure if the f-word was directed at him .

Paialii
06-24-2005, 08:31 PM
Why the easy draw?

Psh. We all know that a rod-dick and a hard one don't mix too well. ;)

RodLo
06-24-2005, 08:46 PM
Why the easy draw?

Psh. We all know that a rod-dick and a hard one don't mix too well. ;)

:spit: :rolls:

Deboogle!.
06-24-2005, 08:59 PM
:yawn: Can we keep in mind that it was an italian journalist who asked all those questions? AFTER Bracciali HIMSELF said he wasn't even sure who Andy was talking to? Sounds like the journalist wanted a few good things to put in his paper for tomorrow.

And a big OH, OK to this thread.

Pea
06-25-2005, 12:07 AM
He'll never change, no matter how many celebrity charity events he publicly announces to have done.

jacobhiggins
06-25-2005, 12:19 AM
Roddick needs to grow up. It's really not that big of a deal and when he gets older he'll probablly look back and see how petty and stupid it made him look sometimes, it's called maturity, some people have it early some people obtain it late, not that big of a deal really, he's still a good guy, he's not a murder or anything like that lol.

RodLo
06-25-2005, 12:23 AM
He'll never change, no matter how many celebrity charity events he publicly announces to have done.

Yeah, because that's almost related. :rolleyes: This thread has nothing to do with his personality off the court, so why not focus on the actual topic?

guida
06-25-2005, 12:37 AM
Roddick needs to grow up. It's really not that big of a deal and when he gets older he'll probablly look back and see how petty and stupid it made him look sometimes, it's called maturity, some people have it early some people obtain it late, not that big of a deal really, he's still a good guy, he's not a murder or anything like that lol.

Thanks for putting things in perspective. That's all there is to it, really. :)

bad gambler
06-25-2005, 12:47 AM
what a thread :lol:

RodLo
06-25-2005, 12:53 AM
what a thread :lol:

What a waste of time. :rolleyes:

liptea
06-25-2005, 12:57 AM
Because Roger is God around here. :banghead:

Roger has magical powers; he made it rain in last year's final.

RodLo
06-25-2005, 01:40 AM
Roger has magical powers; he made it rain in last year's final.

:rolls:

Deboogle!.
06-25-2005, 02:24 AM
he's not a murder or anything like that lol.You'll find people here who would disagree with that :)

World Beater
06-25-2005, 02:26 AM
Post a memo if you should ever get an answer to that.

I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.

Which fedfans in this thread have gone ap^shit, exactly?

Nobody denies that Federer's draw is a joke until the QF.

There is nobody who can remotely challenge roddick until the semis. He shouldnt be taken to five sets by braccialli.

nkhera1
06-25-2005, 03:09 AM
Which fedfans in this thread have gone ap^shit, exactly?

Nobody denies that Federer's draw is a joke until the QF.

There is nobody who can remotely challenge roddick until the semis. He shouldnt be taken to five sets by braccialli.

His draw was tough but what do you want him to do when everyone he was supposed to face is out. His supposed second round matchup was worse than anything Federer is probably going to face until at least the QF but most likely SF.

Pea
06-25-2005, 03:11 AM
Yeah, because that's almost related. :rolleyes: This thread has nothing to do with his personality off the court, so why not focus on the actual topic?

I believe I was. :confused: Character......................................

nkhera1
06-25-2005, 03:13 AM
Does everyone forget how Federer was complaining about playing in the dark against Nadal. IMO thats just as bad. Does anyone remember how Federer refused to play a point against Soderling because he was angry with a call or something like that. IMO thats just as bad, but I forgot that he is Roger Federer so it must be ok for him to do. I can't wait till Roddick does that so that he can have a thread all about it.


Also there is a reason why he has won the ATP Humanitarian award. I want you guys to figure it out.

jacobhiggins
06-25-2005, 03:20 AM
What are you talking about, Nadal agreed the field was dark and Soderling said Federer was right, get your facts straight on what happend during that point.

Pea
06-25-2005, 03:22 AM
Also there is a reason why he has won the ATP Humanitarian award. I want you guys to figure it out.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Leo
06-25-2005, 03:39 AM
The player never decides when play is suspended.


Not true. Ask Lindsay Davenport. I remember the 2002 US Open. It started drizzling, and she sat down immediately before the umpire said a thing. She refused to get up until she decided the court was playable, regardless of what the umpire or the tournament referee said. Top players can get away with making some of their own decisions at times, and Roddick did the exact same thing in this scenario. And his crabby and argumentative attitude and behavior were particularly unimpressive. This post-match interview makes me want to slap the boy. :p :rolleyes:

RodLo
06-25-2005, 03:42 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/bored/2.gif

JeNn
06-25-2005, 04:33 AM
A big shock here. Andy is a human being who acts like an ass sometimes :rolleyes:

I can't believe that people get worked up over things like this. Do you HATAS just wait around for any opportunity to have a go at a player?


Who gives a fuck?

YoursTruly
06-25-2005, 05:12 AM
Thank you IvanLjubicic for starting this thread and for posting (and highlighting) that specific part in the interview. I was going to do that but I knew it would be posted here with the main "bratty" parts highlighted. It seemes that Roddick has no poise in communication skills. He's done some not so great things already but this confirms it. It's almost like he's a mix of wannabe diva-meets-spoiled child talking back to anyone. This goes for both the moment with the umpire and Daniele as well as the press conference. He thinks he's so good and so smart. Poor boy.

lsy
06-25-2005, 05:29 AM
Does everyone forget how Federer was complaining about playing in the dark against Nadal. IMO thats just as bad. Does anyone remember how Federer refused to play a point against Soderling because he was angry with a call or something like that. IMO thats just as bad, but I forgot that he is Roger Federer so it must be ok for him to do. I can't wait till Roddick does that so that he can have a thread all about it.


Yeah and I wonder why we'd never heard complains from Roger's opponents for acting like an ass on court. They must be as blind or just worhip him like a God as the posters here do. Shame on them.


I'm still trying to figure out the logic of how some of the Federer fans here are going apeshit over Andy's supposedly "pisseasy" draw while ignoring the fact that Roger himself has the easiest draw of everyone.


And I'm still trying to figure out if you are the obsessed one with the Fedtards( :scratch: )/freaks, which is why you never fail to bring them into your posts daily or the Fed freaks in his forum are the one who can't go by a day without thrashing Andy and his fans as you claimed, coz honestly, I still don't know who those freaks are and where can I find those thrashy posts about Andy or his fans in Rogi's forum.

And I r'bered there's some Andy fans who used to question why does Federer had to be brought into any discussion about Andy...I hope you get your answer in this thread.

ugotlobbed
06-25-2005, 05:30 AM
anyone have the video interview

Black Adam
06-25-2005, 06:16 AM
Can't beleive the hatters actually have the time to search for his interviews and expose parts they figure show Andy as an ass :rolleyes: :yawn:

nkhera1
06-25-2005, 06:57 AM
What are you talking about, Nadal agreed the field was dark and Soderling said Federer was right, get your facts straight on what happend during that point.

Show me where they both said that.

1sun
06-25-2005, 10:11 AM
roddick was defiantely quite disrespectful to towards daniele and shouldnt have sworn at him, and even if he didnt swear at him he shouldnt have sworn in his sentence in the first place. daniele was just askin the ump why they were stopin earlyin and they could have easily played longer so he was hardly havin a fit as he supposedly did by roddick. but i bet any money if he was playin any top 5 player especialy federer he would have kept his mouth shout. just coz the guy is so lowly ranked he should definately still show respect to him. ok he can be an ass somtimes but like somone said he didnt murder anyone, hes a good guy he just has his tanturms from time to time.but hey, hes amercian, so wot do you expect?lol.only jokin.

PaulieM
06-25-2005, 10:16 AM
What are you talking about, Nadal agreed the field was dark and Soderling said Federer was right, get your facts straight on what happend during that point.
that and the fact that roger didn't walk of court, he kept playing. :shrug:
oh well not the first time a player has acted like an "ass" and it certainly won't be the last.

Carito_90
06-25-2005, 02:26 PM
Aww another Andy bashing thread.
You gotta love how much effort and time the haters put on these.


Oh, and I love how in the thread where it says Timmy swore several times at the crowd and even a ballgirl, people just go like "Aw poor Tim, he's human, it's the pressure, it's alright." yet when it comes to Roddick swearing (at no one in particularly apparently), no one doubts in calling him a "smartass" or an asshole, etc.

You guys will never cease to amuse me.

misyou25
06-25-2005, 02:29 PM
great answers by roddick...retarded reporter

misyou25
06-25-2005, 02:32 PM
Thanks for posting this. Pretty cool. I wish they would give the names of the reporters who ask the dumb questions.
they dont give the names of the really dumb ones...

to all: what the fuk, come on. he didnt see the ball anymore. and i think i would have walked off the court too.

RodLo
06-25-2005, 02:54 PM
Thank you IvanLjubicic for starting this thread and for posting (and highlighting) that specific part in the interview. I was going to do that but I knew it would be posted here with the main "bratty" parts highlighted. It seemes that Roddick has no poise in communication skills. He's done some not so great things already but this confirms it. It's almost like he's a mix of wannabe diva-meets-spoiled child talking back to anyone. This goes for both the moment with the umpire and Daniele as well as the press conference. He thinks he's so good and so smart. Poor boy.

Boo-hoo, please whine about it a little bit more. Heck, could I maybe see some tears? :rolleyes:

misyou25
06-25-2005, 04:02 PM
come on guys...at least he's not a retard like federer

njnetswill
06-25-2005, 04:05 PM
People who don't like Roddick like him less, people who like Roddick wouldn't stop liking Roddick after an interview segment. Let's move on now.

Skyward
06-25-2005, 04:15 PM
come on guys...at least he's not a retard like federer


What a nice logical conclusion to this thread. :D

RodLo
06-25-2005, 04:48 PM
come on guys...at least he's not a retard like federer

:lol:

misyou25
06-25-2005, 04:49 PM
isnt it :D thanks for the compliment :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
06-25-2005, 04:49 PM
come on guys...at least he's not a retard like federer

No...he's an even bigger retard. :o

Paialii
06-25-2005, 04:49 PM
Not true. Ask Lindsay Davenport. I remember the 2002 US Open. It started drizzling, and she sat down immediately before the umpire said a thing. She refused to get up until she decided the court was playable, regardless of what the umpire or the tournament referee said. Top players can get away with making some of their own decisions at times, and Roddick did the exact same thing in this scenario. And his crabby and argumentative attitude and behavior were particularly unimpressive. This post-match interview makes me want to slap the boy. :p :rolleyes:

Was that in 2002 or 2003? I remember one match with the same thing happening with who I thought was Davenport in 03. In any case, it's a little different, as apparently when she made her own call, no decision had been made by anyone but herself. Had I been the umpire/referee, I would have told her that she can either get off her ass and play or be defaulted. I think that would have gotten her up.

Roddick's situation is different -- and every official source has confirmed this -- the decision to stop play was decided before he stormed off. He may have looked foolish with his exit, but let's not make up a huge story to go with it, he didn't say "It's too dark, we'll finish tomorrow," the umpire and Mills did.

This thread should be done now. I just can't help but reply when someone responds to me personally. :)

nkhera1
06-25-2005, 05:17 PM
that and the fact that roger didn't walk of court, he kept playing. :shrug:
oh well not the first time a player has acted like an "ass" and it certainly won't be the last.

Roddick walked off the court after they said they weren't going to keep playing. If they were going to keep playing Roddick would have been notified or probably given a warning or something like that. Roddick doesn't control the Ref's decisions.

Seles3
06-25-2005, 10:39 PM
Q. Did you say a bad word to Bracciali?

ANDY RODDICK: I said a bad word. I don't know if it was to Bracciali. I was walking off and he was throwing a fit. Maybe ask him what he said first


THIS COMMENT PISSES ME OFF! What do you mean you dont knoow if you said it to him? That was a stupid comment on his part.

RodLo
06-25-2005, 11:01 PM
Q. Did you say a bad word to Bracciali?

ANDY RODDICK: I said a bad word. I don't know if it was to Bracciali. I was walking off and he was throwing a fit. Maybe ask him what he said first


THIS COMMENT PISSES ME OFF! What do you mean you dont knoow if you said it to him? That was a stupid comment on his part.

Um, hi. This thread is over. Thank you.

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 11:24 PM
Roddick was kind of a smart ass again in today's interview, although he said some really nice things about Andrew Murray.

Deboogle!.
06-25-2005, 11:39 PM
:scratch: he's almost always sarcastic and funny in his interviews. This is nothing new. I never realized that being sarcastic and witty was a bad attribute of a person :o

oh, ok.

nkhera1
06-26-2005, 12:07 AM
:scratch: he's almost always sarcastic and funny in his interviews. This is nothing new. I never realized that being sarcastic and witty was a bad attribute of a person :o

oh, ok.


Its because most people haven't heard of Sarcasm. I think I should define it and put it in my signature.

Bilbo
06-26-2005, 12:11 AM
Weird it's always Roddick who is involved in these things. No wonder so many people have a beef with him.

nkhera1
06-26-2005, 12:14 AM
Weird it's always Roddick who is involved in these things. No wonder so many people have a beef with him.

What else has he been involved in?

Deboogle!.
06-26-2005, 02:08 AM
:yawn:

Making light in the shadow of darkness at Wimbledon

BY CHARLES BRICKER
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

WIMBLEDON, England - (KRT) - Andy Roddick said a bad word? Shocking. Daniele Bracciali was offended by a bad word? Even more shocking.

But none of this was nearly as shocking as the silly reaction too many people have had to the extremely minor flap that developed when the Roddick-Bracciali match was suspended because of darkness at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday night, with Roddick leading two sets to one.

Roddick, who served like Rodzilla in the first two sets, let the third one slip away and, as the light began to dim on Centre Court, Roddick went directly to his bag, stowed his racket and got off the court.

Bracciali, predictably, wanted to play on and he was fuming. Why wouldn't he want to play on. He had momentum, so he was demanding to know where Roddick was going.

Both players have said publicly all they're going to say. Bracciali claimed Roddick used the classic four-letter profanity and Roddick said, yes, he did use that word. But in what context?

I doubt that Roddick directed the word at Bracciali. It's more likely he said two words, one of which was "this" as he fled the court.

Another minor issue here is whether chair umpire Fergus Murphy had declared "play is suspended" before Roddick left.

It's minor because it was obvious play was going to be suspended. The policy at Wimbledon, and particularly with big matches, is not to start a set in fading light unless there is a reasonable expectation that the set will be completed that evening. There was no reasonable expectation of that Thursday.

Even if Roddick had decided play was suspended before Murphy declared it, so what? Murphy had the option of calling Roddick back. "Mr. Roddick, I haven't suspended play yet." He didn't say that for the very good reason that he was going to suspend play.

And if he was going to suspend it, it would have been ridiculous to call Roddick back. Final point: Tournament referee Alan Mills watched the whole flareup on TV and said he had no issue with any of it.

JeNn
06-26-2005, 02:18 AM
Weird it's always Roddick who is involved in these things. No wonder so many people have a beef with him.

Roddick and Hewitt. Don't you know they are the devil's children? :rolleyes:

jacobhiggins
06-26-2005, 05:16 AM
He's still a kid people, he has a lot of time to grow up, who cares really!

Lee
06-26-2005, 06:02 AM
He's still a kid people, he has a lot of time to grow up, who cares really!


UUUHHHHH!!! OK! If you believe an almost 23 years old is still a kid. :shrug: With the average life expectancy for male, he probably still have another 50 years to grow up.

But, of course, who really cares. :p

liptea
06-26-2005, 06:54 AM
Jeez, if they gave an award for the best overreacter, half of MTF would be up for the honors.

Peta Pan
06-26-2005, 07:37 AM
blah blah blah blah blah
Get over it people, the rest of the world has.

Good article Deb :yeah:

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2005, 07:46 AM
:yawn:

Making light in the shadow of darkness at Wimbledon

BY CHARLES BRICKER
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

WIMBLEDON, England - (KRT) - Andy Roddick said a bad word? Shocking. Daniele Bracciali was offended by a bad word? Even more shocking.

But none of this was nearly as shocking as the silly reaction too many people have had to the extremely minor flap that developed when the Roddick-Bracciali match was suspended because of darkness at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday night, with Roddick leading two sets to one.

Roddick, who served like Rodzilla in the first two sets, let the third one slip away and, as the light began to dim on Centre Court, Roddick went directly to his bag, stowed his racket and got off the court.

Bracciali, predictably, wanted to play on and he was fuming. Why wouldn't he want to play on. He had momentum, so he was demanding to know where Roddick was going.

Both players have said publicly all they're going to say. Bracciali claimed Roddick used the classic four-letter profanity and Roddick said, yes, he did use that word. But in what context?

I doubt that Roddick directed the word at Bracciali. It's more likely he said two words, one of which was "this" as he fled the court.

Another minor issue here is whether chair umpire Fergus Murphy had declared "play is suspended" before Roddick left.

It's minor because it was obvious play was going to be suspended. The policy at Wimbledon, and particularly with big matches, is not to start a set in fading light unless there is a reasonable expectation that the set will be completed that evening. There was no reasonable expectation of that Thursday.

Even if Roddick had decided play was suspended before Murphy declared it, so what? Murphy had the option of calling Roddick back. "Mr. Roddick, I haven't suspended play yet." He didn't say that for the very good reason that he was going to suspend play.

And if he was going to suspend it, it would have been ridiculous to call Roddick back. Final point: Tournament referee Alan Mills watched the whole flareup on TV and said he had no issue with any of it.
I can't believe that anybody cared about this issue in the first place... so that people are STILL talking about it boggles my mind.

Mind you, as far as this article goes.... my, how impartial.

nermo
06-26-2005, 08:19 AM
ANDY RODDICK: You would read a book in the dark?

Q. When I can see it, yes.

ANDY RODDICK: How can you see a book in the dark?

Q. Come on. I'm telling you what he said.

ANDY RODDICK: I'm asking you a question. I'm
going to get to my answer here in a second, if you give me an answer that is honest.

Q. You're saying it was dark. He's saying it wasn't dark. Don't ask me if I read a book in the dark. I don't care. I don't read a book not even in the light sometimes.
:haha: :haha: I like that reporter

ANDY RODDICK: You should try it sometimes. It's good. You can't see the title of the book, that's the point.

Q. The day before they played until 9:30. Yesterday at 10 minutes before 9, you packed before the umpire says the match is suspended. That is what happened.

ANDY RODDICK: No, the umpire said, "Play is suspended." You think I make the decision if we walk off or not?

Q. I'm just asking you.

ANDY RODDICK: No, you're not. You made a statement.

Q. Did you say a bad word to Bracciali?

ANDY RODDICK: I said a bad word. I don't know if it was to Bracciali



What an interview!!!

joske
06-26-2005, 08:39 AM
hmmm I saw this on tv... but I couldn't follow as I hadn't seen the incident in question.. and still not sure what happened tho :lol: but Andy was a but.. hotheaded answering the question? :confused: I like hilm better when he's smiling :(

Deboogle!.
06-26-2005, 02:28 PM
I can't believe that anybody cared about this issue in the first place... so that people are STILL talking about it boggles my mind.Well, yes, exactly. lol

Mind you, as far as this article goes.... my, how impartial.No less so than the Italian Journalist's questions in the press conference ;) Only difference is that Charlie Bricker merely wrote about it, he didn't go attack Bracciali.:)

joske, he was laughing in the press conference during this whole dialogue - he knew how ridiculous it was! And so did Johnny Mac. He said he thought Andy handled the whole thing really well and said the Italian journalist was just trying to cause a stir.

:yawn:

Niti, maybe we should create our own awards show :p

liptea
06-26-2005, 03:46 PM
fo sho.

blosson
06-26-2005, 06:38 PM
and andy manages to stirr up wimbleon once again! :woohoo:

ciccio
06-27-2005, 05:53 AM
Well, yes, exactly. lol

No less so than the Italian Journalist's questions in the press conference ;) Only difference is that Charlie Bricker merely wrote about it, he didn't go attack Bracciali.:)

joske, he was laughing in the press conference during this whole dialogue - he knew how ridiculous it was! And so did Johnny Mac. He said he thought Andy handled the whole thing really well and said the Italian journalist was just trying to cause a stir.

:yawn:

Niti, maybe we should create our own awards show :p

the italian journalist wasn't trying to cause a stir, he had the guts to ask the tuff questions, not stupid questions like american journalists always ask. Andy should take a leaf out of taylor dents book, he is very polite and sincere when answering questions, and all round good bloke. I hate this bullshit by americans in trying to turn it around on the italians.

FORZA ITALIA

Nimomunz
06-27-2005, 01:38 PM
Jeez, if they gave an award for the best overreacter, half of MTF would be up for the honors.
Amen, a bunch of drama queens!!

Nimomunz
06-27-2005, 01:45 PM
the italian journalist wasn't trying to cause a stir, he had the guts to ask the tuff questions, not stupid questions like american journalists always ask. Andy should take a leaf out of taylor dents book, he is very polite and sincere when answering questions, and all round good bloke. I hate this bullshit by americans in trying to turn it around on the italians.

FORZA ITALIA
note that roddick didnt insult braccialli when one says fuck this its not like fuck you with is directed at some1 but more like fuck this directed at the situation its every1 else whose making it person against person!!

nkhera1
06-27-2005, 02:19 PM
note that roddick didnt insult braccialli when one says fuck this its not like fuck you with is directed at some1 but more like fuck this directed at the situation its every1 else whose making it person against person!!


Its possible he could have been saying this is ________(insert word) up

Iheartandy&roger
06-28-2005, 06:26 AM
REPORTER=SMARTASS #1.http://www.buyagift.co.uk/isroot/buyagift/Images/product/large/6025_Donkey.jpg he was making statements that made situations overanalysed and overeacted it is not Andy who is the smartass here he was simply responding back to that smartass reporter in the tone and manner that he was being spoken to and I say BRAVO ANDY. :worship: