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The well, at least the Bryans know how to win! AO thread (Andy, you still suck)

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Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 03:27 PM
So, Nadal's officially out. Andy will be #2 seed.

Make good use of it, Andy!!!!!!!


(give me a better title, folks!)

guida
01-10-2006, 03:46 PM
I'm obviously sorry for Nadal but boy, am I glad Roger's out of Andy's way till the finals. Let's hope the #2 seed will at least ensure a repeat of the Wimby final - hopefully with a different outcome. :)

Fumus
01-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Wow, what a break for Andy...um...thinking of title...:explode:..crap.

blosson
01-10-2006, 05:02 PM
What about "Andy goes UP DOWN under" to celebrate the 2nd seed

Fumus
01-10-2006, 05:05 PM
How about "Throw another grand slam on the barbie!", celebrating Andy's second grand slam when he wins AO this year.

warmy
01-10-2006, 05:22 PM
News Break: Andy plays well in Australia, stole Federer Mojo

:devil:

warmy
01-10-2006, 05:47 PM
um...

Andy's on Rebound, Ace! (The Australian Open Thread)

Looking Hott and playing Mad (The Australian Open Thread)

Andy's on FIRE... you can tell by his tan (: (The Aussie Open Thread)

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 05:51 PM
Andy's on Rebound, Ace! (The Australian Open Thread)OH OH OH I like this one! :lol: I shall change it :cool: thanks! :kiss:

warmy
01-10-2006, 05:55 PM
and...

The Aussie ass kicking, name calling, fist pumping, cock fighting, tan having thread (P.S. Anday is Fuckin awesome!)

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 05:56 PM
oh, I like that one even better :lol:


I had to shorten it so it'd fit :awww:

warmy
01-10-2006, 06:03 PM
:sad: You killed its personality.


:p :hug: I'm glad you liked it.

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 06:04 PM
It wouldn't all fit :sad: If you want to change it to something shorter, tell me what you want it to say

warmy
01-10-2006, 06:06 PM
It's good, I'm just teasing. Although it should be Anday, not Andy. They have two completly different meanings.

Fee
01-10-2006, 06:19 PM
Tans are bad, mmmkay.

warmy
01-10-2006, 06:22 PM
Tans are bad, mmmkay.

Really? I wouldn't know, I've never actually had one. :o

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 06:25 PM
Fee the party-pooper:ras::ras:

Fee
01-10-2006, 06:58 PM
Yeah, darn me and my skin cancer/excessive wrinkling warnings. :p

warmy
01-10-2006, 07:13 PM
Yeah, darn me and my skin cancer/excessive wrinkling warnings. :p

Excessive wrinkling?!?! And I just thought everyone in Florida looked that way because they were actually old! :o

Andy must never tan again.

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah, darn me and my skin cancer/excessive wrinkling warnings. :pOh come on, one week in Hawaii won't give him either of those things :p

Fee
01-10-2006, 07:18 PM
not if he's wearing...... (wait for it)....... (wait for it)....




THE PROPER SUNSCREEN!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 07:18 PM
I'm sure that he was ;)

Fee
01-10-2006, 07:23 PM
word.

williaer
01-10-2006, 08:05 PM
How about "Throw another grand slam on the barbie!", celebrating Andy's second grand slam when he wins AO this year.
:haha: :haha: that one is my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but the current title is also fab

cobalt60
01-10-2006, 08:07 PM
Really? I wouldn't know, I've never actually had one. :o
Don't they have sun in Alaska? :o Just kidding.

warmy
01-10-2006, 08:14 PM
:haha: :haha: that one is my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but the current title is also fab
I liked that one too! But for some reason, I keep visualizing Andy holding a Barbie and looking confused.

Don't they have sun in Alaska? :o Just kidding.

Yes! ...or ...well sometimes. :ras:

surfpinky
01-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Excessive wrinkling?!?! And I just thought everyone in Florida looked that way because they were actually old! :o

Andy must never tan again.
hee hee hee.

blosson
01-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Really? I wouldn't know, I've never actually had one. :o

:lol: it gives you freckles too

blosson
01-10-2006, 11:52 PM
I am sailing, I am sailing...

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 11:56 PM
OMG Bloss that's ADORABLE!!

acoffeygirl
01-11-2006, 12:02 AM
That is great Blosson!

surfpinky
01-11-2006, 12:13 AM
blosson :bowdown:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-11-2006, 12:14 AM
Nice work, Blosson. (:

snaillyyy
01-11-2006, 12:31 AM
So Cute Bloss!!

tangerine_dream
01-11-2006, 12:56 AM
Bloss is going to open up her own art studio right next to Nat's and then there will be an ART WAR!!! :armed:

surfpinky
01-11-2006, 01:44 AM
hee hee heee
:boxing:

blosson
01-11-2006, 01:53 AM
but i like doing guest appearances on Nat's shack

surfpinky
01-11-2006, 01:54 AM
those are the best [:

MissFairy
01-11-2006, 12:31 PM
I am sailing, I am sailing...
Love. Love. Love. (:

Boyyy, Australia is small, huh? ;)

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 02:55 PM
Roddick steps up as main foil

By Jake Niall, The Age
January 12, 2006
Page 1 of 2

SUDDENLY, the Australian Open needs Andy Roddick, who will enter the tournament as the second seed behind Roger Federer, a position akin to carrying saddle cloth No.2 alongside Phar Lap.

The untimely withdrawals of Rafael Nadal, who would have been the glamorous upstart second seed, and Marat Safin, hitherto the designated joker in the pack, deprives the men's draw of quality and charisma, and Federer of his most obvious and proven threats.

Roddick has not troubled Federer greatly of late, though this could also be said of Lleyton Hewitt and, indeed, the whole men's tour. But he is highly seeded — and greatly needed — nonetheless, because there are few other recognisable and still potent brands among the men.

Roddick knows where he stands, which is immediately after the daylight that follows Federer. He, quite rightly, and with some modesty, sees himself as one of the rest, a mortal scrapping it out for the right to challenge the supernatural.

"Well, he's made it like that," Roddick said of the Federer hegemony. "It might be Roger versus the field but for the rest of us, it's us versus our first-round opponent. He's obviously made it like that by playing so well over the last couple of years but … I can't stress enough that that really doesn't have a whole lot to do with any of us until we're put in the situation where we're facing him."

Roddick might have talked up Federer's loss yesterday as an encouraging sign for he and his fellow scrappers but he is too astute for that. "This is a tune-up week, this is an exhibition week, and everybody is trying to find their form and make sure that we are ready to go next week. I wouldn't read too much into it," he said of Federer's defeat.

It's to Roddick's advantage that, as the prospective second seed, he would not have to face Federer until the final — a stage he's yet to reach at Melbourne Park, having twice been done in the semis, including last year, when he succumbed to Hewitt's bulldog intensity.

On paper, his chances would appear to have been substantially boosted, too, by the withdrawals, as the betting suggests. Did he see an opening? "I don't know if I think like that," he said yesterday after a sound 6-2, 6-2 victory over emerging French youngster Gael Monfils at Kooyong.

"I don't try to base my prospects for a tournament upon other people pulling out or not pulling out. Obviously, it opens the door for a lot of the other guys but the way I see it is you're going to have to beat the players that are playing best regardless, and I try not to think too much about stuff that's completely out of my control."

Roddick did allow that he was well-prepared for this Australian Open. The back that had troubled him late in the year was "fine", and this had enabled him to work to a Melbourne-specific "game-plan".

Roddick also is playing his customary role as torchbearer for American men's tennis, a job he has to himself this year following the non-appearance of the great Andre Agassi. Less familiar is the sense that Roddick, at 23 and with the likes of Nadal, Monfils and the other French wunderkind, Richard Gasquet, on the scene (and in Nadal's case winning French Opens), has become an elder statesman.

"This is kind of becoming commonplace," Roddick said of questions about the teenage Euro-guns. "I started getting asked about the younger generation and I guess someone forgot to send me the notice that said that I was old."

Little more than two years ago, the A-Rod was voted America's "sexiest athlete alive" by People magazine, garnering him space in the glossy pages occupied by the likes of of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Roddick now takes a slightly lower profile since his celebrity peaked two or so years ago, when he graced magazine covers and hosted TV shows.

But next week, in the absence of a hip young Spanish tyro and a brooding Russian, not to mention Agassi, he's the required rock 'n' roll foil to the Federer concerto.

MissFairy
01-11-2006, 03:05 PM
he is highly seeded — and greatly needed

Heehee. Articles need to rhyme more often.

Thankyou Deb :kiss:

tangerine_dream
01-11-2006, 03:49 PM
he is highly seeded — and greatly needed

Heehee. Articles need to rhyme more often.
I smell a Mr. Q bong song in here somewhere :aplot: :lol:

heya
01-11-2006, 04:41 PM
Roddick now takes a slightly lower profile since his celebrity peaked two or so years ago, when he graced magazine covers and hosted TV shows.

But next week, in the absence of a hip young Spanish tyro and a brooding Russian, not to mention Agassi, he's the required rock 'n' roll foil

The looniest drivel I've EVER READ! :cuckoo:
(I'm speaking as Groucho. Andy's Harpo Marx.)

Fumus
01-11-2006, 04:55 PM
:haha: :haha: that one is my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but the current title is also fab

Yes perhaps someone can persuade Bunk to change the title after Andy wins. :)

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 05:00 PM
Perhaps someone can ;)

Fumus
01-11-2006, 05:12 PM
I love you DEB! MUAH!

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 05:13 PM
Right back atcha :smooch:

Fumus
01-11-2006, 05:15 PM
hahaha....

Does Andy have some new outfits for AO? Maybe like...an Aussie Subway map?

Golfnduck
01-11-2006, 05:15 PM
I'm looking forward to late nights in front of the computer, screaming at the tv, and bouncing around :p

Fumus
01-11-2006, 05:16 PM
I am not looking forward to that. I can just imagine...

Me 2am "it's been at 5 all, 15-40 for 20 minutes....what's going on?!? Wtf...c'mon..."

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 05:19 PM
hahaha....

Does Andy have some new outfits for AO? Maybe like...an Aussie Subway map?LOL I was hoping he would but it doesn't seem likely since he wore all white in kooyong :( we'll see though. Rumors are that lacoste will come out with stuff for him at *some point* :yawn:

lol, the SB for the slams should work better than that Ryan ;) At least, we can hope. And with the depleted field, esp. no Andre, we should get decent coverage of Andy matches :p

MissFairy
01-11-2006, 05:22 PM
I am not looking forward to that. I can just imagine...

Me 2am "it's been at 5 all, 15-40 for 20 minutes....what's going on?!? Wtf...c'mon..."
Ahhh so many anight wasted looking at a frozen screen. Memories :hearts:

Fumus
01-11-2006, 06:16 PM
LOL I was hoping he would but it doesn't seem likely since he wore all white in kooyong :( we'll see though. Rumors are that lacoste will come out with stuff for him at *some point* :yawn:

lol, the SB for the slams should work better than that Ryan ;) At least, we can hope. And with the depleted field, esp. no Andre, we should get decent coverage of Andy matches :p

Yea, I know and there is usually pirated tv online and stuff, aswell our own scoreing threads here at MTF. I don't ever stay up for the matches though, I usually go to sleep and check the results/then watch the tape the next day, unless it's the semis or finals.

Yea, Andy needs new clothes, maybe lacoste will feel the heat after that article. ;)

Golfnduck
01-11-2006, 07:04 PM
Me 2am "it's been at 5 all, 15-40 for 20 minutes....what's going on?!? Wtf...c'mon..."
LOL!!! I remember those times, heartattacks, hitting the computer. Good times.

MissFairy
01-11-2006, 07:07 PM
LOL!!! I remember those times, heartattacks, hitting the computer. Good times.
Hahahahaha. I don't know why but the idea of you hitting the computer made me giggle out loud :o

Golfnduck
01-11-2006, 08:03 PM
Hahahahaha. I don't know why but the idea of you hitting the computer made me giggle out loud :o
LOL!!! The internet and computers are frustrating when they don't work.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 05:53 AM
Pics from the Amex charity thingy with Venus today :D

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 06:43 AM
There are also some pics at Getty :)

acoffeygirl
01-12-2006, 06:54 AM
Whatever are you doing up so late?!? :lol:

williaer
01-12-2006, 07:30 AM
there was just some footage on the news of andy - about the aces thing above and also some celebrity poker thing. he was wearing a nice long sleeve lacoste top and had an adorable pokerface going on.

i wonder where people hear about things like the aces event... i havent heard about where it was in the news/newspapers/online... hm...

partygirl
01-12-2006, 08:05 AM
awwwwe. :hearts:

i love me some- VENDY
-why dont they just have half & half mixed race babies already???...the world needs more of us, and tall too. ;) :angel:

blosson
01-12-2006, 08:41 AM
there was just some footage on the news of andy - about the aces thing above and also some celebrity poker thing. he was wearing a nice long sleeve lacoste top and had an adorable pokerface going on.

i wonder where people hear about things like the aces event... i havent heard about where it was in the news/newspapers/online... hm...

I think Amex invite them

williaer
01-12-2006, 09:00 AM
ohhh ok i seee...

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 10:22 AM
awwwwe. :hearts:

i love me some- VENDY
-why dont they just have 1/2 & 1/2 babies already???...the world needs more of us, and tall too. ;) :angel:

Woah woah hold on there. NO ONE beats THE Kindy. K? Cool. :o

partygirl
01-12-2006, 11:58 AM
Woah woah hold on there. NO ONE beats THE Kindy. K? Cool. :o

checked & noted.
...but you make your fake andy babies the way you want and ill make mine. ;) :p

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 03:44 PM
more pics :p

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 04:00 PM
:haha:

Sharapova and Roddick love match?
Luke Dennehy
13jan06

MARIA Sharapova and Andy Roddick could have more in common than just tennis.

The glamorous Russian spent two hours watching Roddick play poker at Crown casino on Wednesday night, before they left together, sources said.

Reports the two were a couple first surfaced at the US Open last year, when he turned up unexpectedly to the launch of her fragrance.

Sharapova, 18, was at Crown not to play poker, but to keenly watch Roddick, 23, who knows his way around a poker table.

Roddick has had high-profile girlfriends in the past, including Hollywood actor and singer Mandy Moore.

Sharapova has been linked with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, and always refuses to comment on her personal life.

At Crown yesterday Roddick was back on the poker tables, taking part in the Australian Poker Charity Cup.

He joined footballers such as Nathan Buckley, Peter Everitt, Anthony Rocca and Dermott Brereton in the tournament.

Sipping on a cafe latte, the tennis champ did well from the start.

Finishing a respectable third, Roddick finally fell to Lillian Frank's husband Richard after three hours of play.

Mr Frank chose the Royal Children's Hospital as the recipient of the $5000 winnings.

At 18, as well as becoming a Wimbledon champion, Sharapova has matured into a savvy businesswoman but tennis and health remain her top priority.

Her 2005 year was hampered by injury and at one stage Australian Open organisers were doubtful she would come.

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 04:20 PM
Please tell me this isn't true. :sad:

Sharapova is just soooo annoying.

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 04:24 PM
BTW - I expect Mr. Roddick to make it to the finals this year at the Oz Open.

I hope he realizes that and makes sure to kick ass. ;)

Golfnduck
01-12-2006, 04:40 PM
Andy :rolleyes: Please, not Maria.

Winston's Human
01-12-2006, 04:53 PM
Please tell me this isn't true. :sad:

Sharapova is just soooo annoying.

I agree!!!

blosson
01-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Here we go again. Well rumor's can become reality too so it's not impossible and Andy probably thinks Maria's hot. I just don't see her being a good match up for Andy as they are both too high profile and on demand at the moment. Who knows, when they both or one of them retire? Or when Maria shrinks a bit...

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 05:30 PM
I posted the article for laughs. It's all based on "sources" so it's not even stating it as fact. That, and the article has other facts wrong (as in, it fails to mention that Andy shoewd up at her perfume thing because HE IS ENDORSED BY THE SAME COMPANY and also that the rumors started way before then, at the ESPYs).

I think it's funny. And I don't think Andy would continually lie about it. I think if there was something there he'd say he had no comment or something, but instead he keeps flat-out denying it, as does she.

Angle Queen
01-12-2006, 05:40 PM
MARIA Sharapova and Andy Roddick could have more in common than just tennis.:rolleyes: Riiiiiight.

Stupid, bored journalists.

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 05:40 PM
I posted the article for laughs. It's all based on "sources" so it's not even stating it as fact. That, and the article has other facts wrong (as in, it fails to mention that Andy shoewd up at her perfume thing because HE IS ENDORSED BY THE SAME COMPANY and also that the rumors started way before then, at the ESPYs).

I think it's funny. And I don't think Andy would continually lie about it. I think if there was something there he'd say he had no comment or something, but instead he keeps flat-out denying it, as does she.

Phew...that's good! :lol: Shriekapova irritates me...

tangerine_dream
01-12-2006, 05:49 PM
You know what's annoying? The fact that my blog gets a ton of hits by people looking for information about him and Maria dating. That's it. I try to keep the gossip crap down to a mininum but this is such a popular topic that I decided to add a separate page dedicated solely to his mating rituals. Now watch my hit numbers skyrocket. :(

Personally, I could care less about Andy's love/sex life but everybody else seems to be obsessed with it and I'm constantly getting e-mails from kids asking if Andy's really dating her or whatever. I don't get the interest. And this is coming from someone who's a fan of both players! :shrug:

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 05:50 PM
Maybe she is good for a laugh;)

Angle Queen
01-12-2006, 05:58 PM
Maybe she is good for a laugh;)Well we know she's always good for a grunt. :p

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 06:25 PM
Ah, I wish I liked Maria. I really do.

I don't even remember Andy being asked about Maria, let alone him denying it. :sobbing:

I bet they screwed once or twice but nothing more. Big deal. :shrug:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 06:30 PM
Ah, I wish I liked Maria. I really do.


:lol:

I have no desire to like Maria. I really don't. ;)

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 06:31 PM
:lol:

I have no desire to like Maria. I really don't. ;)

Well at least I wouldn't feel this surprising and sudden urge of hitting her.

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 06:39 PM
Well at least I wouldn't feel this surprising and sudden urge of hitting her.

:haha:

No, I wouldn't go that far either.

She just makes me glad there's remote control where I can quickly get her off my TV screen. :p

tangerine_dream
01-12-2006, 06:44 PM
I bet they screwed once or twice but nothing more. Big deal. :shrug:
Fuck buddies are important to have on the lonely tennis tour, esp. when Mardy's not around. :awww:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 06:53 PM
Fuck buddies are important to have on the lonely tennis tour, esp. when Mardy's not around. :awww:

Yes indeedy. ;) :lol:

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 07:06 PM
Fuck buddies are important to have on the lonely tennis tour, esp. when Mardy's not around. :awww:
Oh Tangy How right you are;)

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 07:07 PM
Well we know she's always good for a grunt. :p
and a scream :tape:

warmy
01-12-2006, 08:06 PM
I love how we're all perverts. :|

blosson
01-12-2006, 08:43 PM
and a scream :tape:

But if there are so much noise then everyone would have heard it right?

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 08:45 PM
I love how we're all perverts. :|Hey now, speak for yourself :o :)

Natasc
01-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Well we know she's always good for a grunt. :p
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
Jesus!!
once she's starts to scream andy is out....it's impossible to handle with those screams :tape:

surfpinky
01-12-2006, 08:55 PM
maria is too tall. I bet if she was a couple inches shorter, andy would totally be over her. [:

guida
01-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Andy + Maria = :ras:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 08:57 PM
maria is too tall. I bet if she was a couple inches shorter, andy would totally be over her. [:Maybe. But Andy's also said a few times that he doesn't want to date a women's tennis player again (he dated Ashley Harkleroad ages ago)... so maybe, maybe not :p Mandy's pretty tall, at least 5'10, so I don't know if height would bother him too much.

merce
01-12-2006, 08:57 PM
i think andy should date daniela

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 08:59 PM
Wait this is a tennis thread!!! Light up the barbie? :tape:

I am going home now......Arrividerci.

surfpinky
01-12-2006, 08:59 PM
Maybe. But Andy's also said a few times that he doesn't want to date a women's tennis player again (he dated Ashley Harkleroad ages ago)... so maybe, maybe not :p Mandy's pretty tall, at least 5'10, so I don't know if height would bother him too much.
mandy wasn't taller than andy with heels, maria is taller than him with heels. d: probably even flats. d: not really, but you get the my point.

surfpinky
01-12-2006, 08:59 PM
i think andy should date daniela
I LOVE DANIELA! now, daniela IS gorgeous. [:

guida
01-12-2006, 09:03 PM
I LOVE DANIELA! now, daniela IS gorgeous. [:

I'd love for them to be an item too, but men just never choose the ones we like, do they? :rolleyes:

blosson
01-12-2006, 09:04 PM
I think Andy denied he's not dating Maria last year but he also denied he was seeing that blonde girlfriend he had in 2004 too and that was a lie. Brad denied he was seing Angelina, a few weeks later they are together and a few more weeks later she is pregnant. Who knows what celebs are doing behind the scenes. That said, he still better win tomorrow, blah Andy :lol:

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Wait this is a tennis thread!!! Light up the barbie? :tape:

I am going home now......Arrividerci.
:haha: :haha: :haha:
guys u are really are too funny :haha:
Andy and Maria really dont match IMO
also dont think that would date tennis players, thats too hard for both

well, lets see if andy appears in Maria's matchs or vice versa :hehehe:

joke, I realy hope that is just gossip..andy and MAria..NOHHH :shout:


p.s. guys u are really perverted!! :lol:

acoffeygirl
01-12-2006, 09:05 PM
OK soooo tennis...yeah tennis....any reports on the draw yet?

Jennay
01-12-2006, 09:09 PM
I'd love for them to be an item too, but men just never choose the ones we like, do they? :rolleyes:
If that happened I'm pretty sure most of us would have a piece of Andy by now. :p

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:10 PM
I think Andy denied he's not dating Maria last year but he also denied he was seeing that blonde girlfriend he had in 2004 too and that was a lie. Brad denied he was seing Angelina, a few weeks later they are together and a few more weeks later she is pregnant. Who knows what celebs are doing behind the scenes. That said, he still better win tomorrow, blah Andy :lol:You mean Lauren? Andy never denied dating her. Not that I remember reading about. Of course him dating some random girl wasn't gonna garner the same amount of attention as Maria. I think he realizes it'd be pretty dumb to flat out lie about not dating her, people wil find out eventually and he'll look like an idiot, just like pregnant Brangelina looks now :p

Amber, it's only 8am in Australia, nothing about the draw for several hours at least I'm sure ;)

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:12 PM
I think Andy denied he's not dating Maria last year but he also denied he was seeing that blonde girlfriend he had in 2004 too and that was a lie.
true, but now is too long!!
and we havent saw nothing, no secret pics, ZERO

Brad denied he was seing Angelina, a few weeks later they are together and a few more weeks later she is pregnant. Who knows what celebs are doing behind the scenes.
right that was really funny :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
but is totally different things
Brad has just over with a marriege and the gossips appear
So he had to stay dening it all

but that doesnt mean that they couldnt... :scratch: ... have some fun :hehehe: if u get what I mean :lol:
He couldnt predicted that a baby was going :lol:


I STILL HAVE HOPE that Andy and Maria has nothing!!
*Im on mu knees starting to pray for that all be a big joke*

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 09:13 PM
You mean Lauren? Andy never denied dating her. Not that I remember reading about. Of course him dating some random girl wasn't gonna garner the same amount of attention as Maria. I think he realizes it'd be pretty dumb to flat out lie about not dating her, people wil find out eventually and he'll look like an idiot, just like pregnant Brangelina looks now :p

Amber, it's only 8am in Australia, nothing about the draw for several hours at least I'm sure ;)
Poor you as I am still here :p Deb what are you doing being all serious. Would you just debitize me and get it over with please? Than I will be off MTF or MTF off whatever forever. And hubs will have his wish. ;)

guida
01-12-2006, 09:13 PM
If that happened I'm pretty sure most of us would have a piece of Andy by now. :p

:lol: True that. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:14 PM
Poor you as I am still here :p Deb what are you doing being all serious. Would you just debitize me and get it over with please? Than I will be off MTF or MTF off whatever forever. And hubs will have his wish. ;):haha: :haha: I'm not even really sure what that means :lol:

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:15 PM
Brangelina
I still laught everytime I heard that!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

god Deb Im ur fan!! :bowdown:

acoffeygirl
01-12-2006, 09:16 PM
Amber, it's only 8am in Australia, nothing about the draw for several hours at least I'm sure ;)
I know...I was just trying to change the topic. :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:17 PM
I still laught everytime I heard that!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

god Deb Im ur fan!! :bowdown::lol: I laugh too.

Aw, you flatter me :o

:hug:

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 09:17 PM
:haha: :haha: I'm not even really sure what that means :lol:
I just reread it. Yikes I am not either? I think I need to go home NOW! I have no excuse for not making sense:shrug:. MTF off it is then :p

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:18 PM
LOL Awww.... bye Sue :hug:

Jennay
01-12-2006, 09:18 PM
LOL I didn't know Angelina was actually pregnant. I thought it was just a rumor. ;) Hot baby alert. :inlove:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:20 PM
Yeah, she's confirmed it to People Mag and they have pics of her in a tight shirt and it's quite obvious she's pregnant (which means she's at least 3-4 months along). Yet, they've never publicly stated that they're even a couple :haha:

blosson
01-12-2006, 09:20 PM
I think Andy denied during an interview for the ESPY awards. He was asked if he had a girlfriend by that MTV presenter Brooke something and he dennied. Then later, not sure if it was RCA or any other mickey mouse tourney, the blonde girl (yes, Lauren) was there beautifully smiling to the cameras. Blah Andy. You still better win tomorrow

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:21 PM
LOL I didn't know Angelina was actually pregnant. I thought it was just a rumor. ;) Hot baby alert. :inlove:
get out!!
He's already commited with my baby (when I have one, he - or she thats deppend of the sex of Brangelina baby - will for sure that the litle Brangelina :p )
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

It will realy be one amazing BABY!!

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:23 PM
I think Andy denied during an interview for the ESPY awards. He was asked if he had a girlfriend by that MTV presenter Brooke something and he dennied. Then later, not sure if it was RCA or any other mickey mouse tourney, the blonde girl (yes, Lauren) was there beautifully smiling to the cameras. Blah Andy. You still better win tomorrowBut the difference was that every match she attended, it was shown on the bottom of the screen who she was and stuff, so obviously someone knew for sure it was his girlfriend and someone confirmed her name and relationship. But with Maria, he's flatout denied dating her and I've never seen her at one of his matches - the tv cameras would be ALL over that. So if they're dating, they're doing a damn good job of hiding it I think.

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:24 PM
But the difference was that every match she attended, it was shown on the bottom of the screen who she was and stuff, so obviously someone knew for sure it was his girlfriend and someone confirmed her name and relationship. But with Maria, he's flatout denied dating her and I've never seen her at one of his matches - the tv cameras would be ALL over that. So if they're dating, they're doing a damn good job of hiding it I think.
she was watching that Davis Cup wasnt she?? :scratch:
yeah I remenber, she was with a jacket....

acoffeygirl
01-12-2006, 09:25 PM
OK fine people....he is dating me. Get over it!

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 09:26 PM
she was watching that Davis Cup wasnt she?? :scratch:
yeah I remenber, she was with a jacket....Yeah but wasn't she watching Agassi's match? Plus that was months before the rumors even started. The only times they ever come up are when the two of them are playing at the same tournament, so like, it's not like they're seen around Florida together or in Texas or wherever, they're only seen when they've got scheduled appearances at the same place in the same city :lol: I mean, I don't actually care. I don't mind Maria as much as a lot of you guys and stuff, so yea lol. I just see no actual evidence that they're dating so until then I'll just assume it's rumor :)

Natasc
01-12-2006, 09:28 PM
Yeah but wasn't she watching Agassi's match? Plus that was months before the rumors even started. The only times they ever come up are when the two of them are playing at the same tournament, so like, it's not like they're seen around Florida together or in Texas or wherever, they're only seen when they've got scheduled appearances at the same place in the same city :lol:
soo...lets say that they "do it" fast :aplot:
just like the old nike slogan said (just do it) :lol:

right, im getting dumb right now.... :p

Winston's Human
01-12-2006, 09:28 PM
i think andy should date daniela

Now that would be an excellent choice. Daniela is both beautiful and intelligent.

blosson
01-12-2006, 09:30 PM
OK fine people....he is dating me. Get over it!

:haha:

I was trying to prove Andy lies from time to time. :lol:
I feel safe with Andy dating you. Please make sure he wins Kooyong and AO.

merce
01-12-2006, 10:00 PM
they would make a beautiful couple, i saw their pictures at the tsunami relief event last year and they look so cute

tangerine_dream
01-12-2006, 10:01 PM
*insert random whine here*

I DON'T WANNA DO SUICIDE AUSSIE OPEN NEXT WEEK!

:bigcry: :awww:

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 10:07 PM
Tangy, can you get someone to take it over for you? show them how to do it and stuff?

tangerine_dream
01-12-2006, 10:47 PM
Nobody wants to run the game. :lol: Suicide tennis will just die a suicidal death. :tears:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 10:54 PM
Now that would be an excellent choice. Daniela is both beautiful and intelligent.

True. But that's more of a choice for when he's older like 28-30.

Right now he's young and should be out and about having a fun wild times going crazy. :angel:

I can see Andy with a beautiful model or some type of movie celebrity. Don't know which one... :lol: ... but one of them.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 11:59 PM
According to the amazing Ellen, Andy drew a qualifier in the first round and two people she hasn't heard of in the 2nd round. Hewitt, Haas, in the top half, possibly Ljubicic in the QF

FoFathy
01-13-2006, 12:20 AM
According to the amazing Ellen, Andy drew a qualifier in the first round and two people she hasn't heard of in the 2nd round. Hewitt, Haas, in the top half, possibly Ljubicic in the QF

Thanks for the info :)

nobama
01-13-2006, 12:34 AM
Nalbandian in the bottom half.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 01:06 AM
He's seeded to meet Dent in the third round :unsure: Then again if Clement can beat Dent, Andy should be able to.

Here's the whole draw..... Andy's draw isn't too bad...he'll be able to ease into it http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s4.html

J. Corwin
01-13-2006, 01:32 AM
Let the draw conspiracies begin!

I'll admit to it, I was at the draw ceremony and rigged it for Andy...but hey, I put Ivan in Andy's quarter so it wouldn't look THAT obvious. ;)

Seriously if Andy doesn't breeze through to the quarters......

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 01:33 AM
It could be tough. Dent in the third round, Robby in the 4th... he should win both but it could be hard. I just can't see him losing to those guys in a slam.

Winston's Human
01-13-2006, 01:37 AM
True. But that's more of a choice for when he's older like 28-30.

Right now he's young and should be out and about having a fun wild times going crazy. :angel:

I can see Andy with a beautiful model or some type of movie celebrity. Don't know which one... :lol: ... but one of them.

So true. Speaking from experience, men do not make good choices until they are around 28-30.

J. Corwin
01-13-2006, 01:41 AM
Coulda shoulda lol... Last time Taylor and Andy met up in the 3rd round here the audience practically demanded a refund. ;)

And Robby's last win over Andy was an anomaly...law of "once a bitch always a bitch" says bitch order is always restored? :shrug:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 01:45 AM
Hopefully, Jace :)

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 01:46 AM
It could be tough. Dent in the third round, Robby in the 4th... he should win both but it could be hard. I just can't see him losing to those guys in a slam.

I can't see Andy losing to either Taylor or Robby either.

I think that he'll roll right through.

Really happy with his draw.

:yeah:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 01:47 AM
So true. Speaking from experience, men do not make good choices until they are around 28-30.

Yes, definitely. Andre is a good example for that.

heya
01-13-2006, 01:59 AM
he couldn't make easy passes vs. a decent qualifier/volleyer since 2002. He mustn't stay behind the baseline and then tank again. He looked lethargic at RCA/indoor hardcourts.
I can't believe he skipped Sydney/Doha.
Dent/Ginep won't let him get away with huge serves again.

Golfnduck
01-13-2006, 02:00 AM
I like Andy's draw, it's not really easy but not really hard. Hopefully he will play well this tournament.

alexa18
01-13-2006, 02:09 AM
I don't think he'll make it past the 4th round :o

Jennay
01-13-2006, 02:10 AM
Good draw. Fly through to the semi's, maybe a little rocky around the 4th round, but we can deal. :yeah: :yeah:

OddJob
01-13-2006, 02:18 AM
Things look pretty good till the quarters. Berdy or Ivan will be a big test. Andy's had some bad luck against Ivan the last 2 times they've played. As for Berdy we all know what he’s capable of.

superpinkone37
01-13-2006, 03:39 AM
I keep missing new threads because I usually only check my subcribed threads recently..I was wandering why I hadn't seen an AO thread :o

The draw looks good to me. It'll be pretty easy for Andy to get at least to the semis if he's in good form. :yeah:

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:25 AM
Guys the draw makes me want to cry, dig a hole and live in it.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:25 AM
awwwwwww Jess :hug: :hug:

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:26 AM
awwwwwww Jess :hug: :hug:


Either way, whatever happens in Haas/Gasquet, I know Novak will lose in the second round! So at least, there is some sort of security in already knowing his destiny!

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:27 AM
Andy's draw is much much better! I hate to say it to you all because I don't want you to eat me, but if I had a magic wand, or a genie... I'd swich Andy's and Novak's places :angel:

surfpinky
01-13-2006, 04:29 AM
hi jess!!!

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:30 AM
:wavey:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Djokovic%2C+Novak&player2=gasquet

Anyone know how injured Gasquet must have been in that match?

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:30 AM
Either way, whatever happens in Haas/Gasquet, I know Novak will lose in the second round! So at least, there is some sort of security in already knowing his destiny!Awwwwww you never know. Miracles happen :)

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:36 AM
Awwwwww you never know. Miracles happen :)


He needs about 100 miracles. If he gets past Haas/Gasquet (whoah holy huge if) he plays Oli, who he has a losing record against, and then he would play the almighty unstoppable Federer! So unless the planets are correctly aligned and somehow Roger like... gets stepped on by a kangaroo... the BEST he could hope for is losing in the 4th round. *sigh*

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:37 AM
So Andy world, I come to tell you this... as soon as Novak loses, I will throw my weight behind Andy most of the time.:p

surfpinky
01-13-2006, 04:38 AM
woot jess!
I will root for novak. [:

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:45 AM
woot jess!
I will root for novak. [:


He needs you more than he has ever needed anyone. He is my Tinkerbell. Everyone needs to clap and say they believe in him OR HE WILL DIE. :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:47 AM
So Andy world, I come to tell you this... as soon as Novak loses, I will throw my weight behind Andy most of the time.:plol awww Andy will appreciate that. :p

I'll wish the best for Novak :D:D:D

savesthedizzle
01-13-2006, 04:51 AM
lol awww Andy will appreciate that. :p

I'll wish the best for Novak :D:D:D


Wish for him to take out Federer ;) That's the kind of wishes we need. If we all blow out birthday candles and wish it, it'll happen! And if Novak does so, it certainly opens doors for Andy!

partygirl
01-13-2006, 04:52 AM
:haha:

I was trying to prove Andy lies from time to time. :lol:


mmmmhmmmm.

Noelle
01-13-2006, 06:05 AM
Hey guys, Mats Wilander has weighed in with his thoughts on Australian Open favorites. PS Mats linked to my blog ;)

http://matswilander.com/?item=more-australian-open-favorites
More Australian Open Favorites

Talking about the other favorites - Rafael Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick. Unfortunately we will not be seeing Marat Safin at this years Australian Open. Of course David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria are always very dangerous. I do think that Rafael Nadal is the player to watch out for, especially for Roger Federer. Nadal is in my eyes the only player who actually believes, not only that he can beat Roger Federer, but that he is not going to get beaten by anybody in the world. I don't think that he looks across the net enough to worry about Roger. I think Nadal is another one of those players who is going to improve everytime he steps on court, and that's really all it takes. Unfortunately Nadal has withdrawn from this years Australian Open, he's too young to withdraw, for whatever reason, from a Slam. I mean, you miss school because you hate it, but if I loved it, I could go. Ease up on the pace, please!

Lleyton Hewitt has a little bit to prove in Australia, eventhough last year he did reach the finals but lost to Marat Saffin in a pretty decent match. But then again Hewitt just got married and has become a father, so who knows what that has done to his mental strength. It could have helped him, or he could have realised there are other things more important than beating Roger Federer. Hopefully he can deal with that situation, and hopefully he can make the Australians proud and capture the title which hasn't been done by an Australian since Mark Edmunsun did it, way before my time!

Andy Roddick is the top player that has the most to prove, he needs to really step it up this year to be a threat. Last year was not a very solid year for Andy, although he did have some good showings in the Grand Slams, especially Wimbledon. But I think Andy will have probably worked on trying to change his game a little bit this year and it will be very exciting to see what Andy can come up with in Australia.

Other players to watch out for on the mens side at this years Australian Open, certainly has to be Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, who had a big win at the Paris Indoors Master series. Also Ivan Ljubicic, who Tomas beat in the finals in Paris. Ljubicic made the finals of Madrid as well, where he lost in a close five setter to hometown favorite Rafael Nadal. Ivan Ljubicic, of course, together with Mario Ancic are coming off the greatest sports effort in Croatian history by winning the Davis Cup Final in Slovakia, against Slovakia. Certainly Ljubicic has the game to upset any player. Mario Ancic I think is also a player to watch, he is also slowly improving every time he steps on court, and he is a very, very hard worker. It should be very exciting to see how these three players do in the Australian Open.

Not to forget the two young Frenchman, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils. Young, upcoming players, really talented, and extremely dangerous competitors for any player, including Roger Federer. So look out for them not only at this tournament, but for the 2006 season. French people are really expecting them to break into the top ten any year now, I personally believe this year is a year up for grabs, maybe not the number one spot, but certainly any spot after that. I'm not sure the likes of Berdych, Gasquet, Moufils... Nadal... maybe even Andy Murray have that much respect for Roger. Sampras and Aggassi sure didn't have that much respect for me the year after I won 3 slams in one year. Tiger Woods dominated golf for about two years, Rogers time may be up. It looked like Tiger was going to win every major for the next ten years, and it could be the same for Roger Federer.....

superpinkone37
01-13-2006, 06:53 AM
He needs about 100 miracles. If he gets past Haas/Gasquet (whoah holy huge if) he plays Oli, who he has a losing record against, and then he would play the almighty unstoppable Federer! So unless the planets are correctly aligned and somehow Roger like... gets stepped on by a kangaroo... the BEST he could hope for is losing in the 4th round. *sigh*Novak- Vinnay final! :rocker2:
All they need is like, 34756 miracles between the two of them and it will be the battle of the hot and um, "hot" :hearts: Best final ever!

Noelle
01-13-2006, 07:19 AM
Danielle :yeah: :hearts:

heya
01-13-2006, 07:24 AM
Vinnay's hot, he melts. Men's tennis's so sick that vinnay metrosexual vomits at the sight of an ugly opponent. The Catch Brad Gilbert will take care of him. k i s s i n g.

williaer
01-13-2006, 10:35 AM
well i nearly embarrassed myself big time today!
i was walking just out of the court services room and i took 2 steps into the corridor looking at the ground or something and i look up and andy is right infront of me, i SO nearly bumped into him. he looked at me right in the eyes *swoon* and i must've breathed in real quick and smiled huge because dean and doug looked at me and smiled.

:lol:

that's twice in 2 days that i've seen andy! im not working tomorrow but my friend and i are going to the restaurant to meet him tomorrow. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

partygirl
01-13-2006, 12:04 PM
well i nearly embarrassed myself big time today!
i was walking just out of the court services room and i took 2 steps into the corridor looking at the ground or something and i look up and andy is right infront of me, i SO nearly bumped into him. he looked at me right in the eyes *swoon* and i must've breathed in real quick and smiled huge because dean and doug looked at me and smiled.


ellen you know you are bound to bump into him and knock both your asses over...and land right on top of him and his hotness.

-we'll call it an accident- *hint**hint* just dont injure any parts he needs for tennis.

williaer
01-13-2006, 12:09 PM
ellen you know you are bound to bump into him and knock both your asses over...and land right on top of him and his hotness.

-we'll call it an accident- *hint**hint* just dont injure any parts he needs for tennis.
i know!
when i walked away i thought 'SHIT! i should've hit him so i could talk to him!!!' maybe i should've pretended to hurt myself so he'd see if i was ok.... oh the possibilities!

partygirl
01-13-2006, 12:17 PM
smart, smart girl.
always work any hot boy situation to your advantage. ;) ha, i cant wait to hear about your next encounter. :angel:

williaer
01-13-2006, 12:25 PM
smart, smart girl.
always work any situation to your advantage. ;) ha, i cant wait to hear about your next encounter. :angel:
i can't wait to have my next encounter :p
and of course, i cant wait to tell you all about it :)

cobalt60
01-13-2006, 12:35 PM
He needs you more than he has ever needed anyone. He is my Tinkerbell. Everyone needs to clap and say they believe in him OR HE WILL DIE. :sad:
Hmm use to talk about spreading fairy dust on Massu- you think Dovic could use some of that? I have a lot to spare these days ;) And I know I am too old to believe in it anyway. Actually I was always too old but it sounded good at the time. Whatever possessed me?:lol: Anyway it is all yours Jess. :p

Natasc
01-13-2006, 12:49 PM
i know!
when i walked away i thought 'SHIT! i should've hit him so i could talk to him!!!' maybe i should've pretended to hurt myself so he'd see if i was ok.... oh the possibilities!
thats certainly a good idea :haha:
but really, try this next time!!

p.s. "call it accident" was funny :lol:

blosson
01-13-2006, 01:00 PM
i know!
when i walked away i thought 'SHIT! i should've hit him so i could talk to him!!!' maybe i should've pretended to hurt myself so he'd see if i was ok.... oh the possibilities!

Definatelly. I hope he remembers you when you go to the restaurant.

Noelle
01-13-2006, 01:18 PM
So yeah, now I'm green with Ellen Envy. :p

CooCooCachoo
01-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Hello :wavey:

I want to bring to your attention the existence of Pick-Your-Winner [PYW]. This game is a popularity contest in which you can vote for your favourite players. Every tournament we start with the actual draw (or qualifying draw) and every match is won by the most popular player, using real-life scorelines.

Because your favourite will also play in some tournaments, I thought you might want to vote! If you want to vote (it's fun!), check the Tournament Forums for current matches and keep checking

:wavey:

____________________
Martijn & Your PYW Team

Noelle
01-13-2006, 01:23 PM
Thanks CCC!

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 01:31 PM
Hey CCC - Alonso got me looked on it this week...it is fun!!! :)

Fumus
01-13-2006, 03:30 PM
Ryan's AO Andy preview

Andy definitly got the tougher draw this year. Although Andy will miss Hewitt in his side of the draw many threats await Andy that could be just as dangerous.

As soon as the third round Andy may have to play Taylor Dent. Taylor is certainly a threat and looks in good form after his recent win at the Hopman cup. This match will be a confidence builder for Andy as he looks to improve his already stellar record against Dent/all the other b squad americans.

Did I say B-squad americans? Enter Robby Genepri in the fourth round, Robby has made a strong case recently to be considered on the A list of Americans (along with James Blake), Robby can get my vote for the A-list if he can beat Andy on the big stage, in the 4th round of the AO. That is to say of course Robby can get past big serving metro-sexual Thomas Johannson. If Robby falls to ToJo it would setup a wimbledon semi-final rematch in the 4th round. Yowza!

In the quarters it could be "a who's who" of big hitters. Andy could run into Ivan Lube-a-dick. Ivan has won the last two against Andy and it could very well be three wins for Ivan unless this new agressive minded Andy shows up to save the day. I did say "a who's who" right? Well, that's because the other player that could come through to the quarters is Thomas Berdych. Thomas is hot after his recent master series win. Berdman has all the shots in the book, he also has as many wins over Federer as Roddick does(that would be 1...haha). BIG BIG Yowza!!

In the semis we are looking at Daveed. Can you say USO semi final 2003? I remember that match very well and lets just hope Andy doesn't want to wait two sets to start playing tennis. Daveed is out shape, but, after his recent master's cup win, he will be near unstopable if he makes the semi-finals. Andy will have to be serving lights out and smoking forehands to stand a chance against an inform Daveed. If Daveed doesn't make it through, I am looking for James Blake in the semi against Andy. Blake has never posted a win over Andy in 8 tries but, if he makes the semi-finals I don't think James can be take lightly. Andy will still have to serve lights out and smoke forehands just the same to beat James.

Final...Fed. If he makes it this far, I will blab about what he needs to do.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 03:35 PM
awww Ellen! That's cute :p I'm glad you're having fun :D

Fumus
01-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Yea, and what about my preview?! I don't type that stuff for nuthin Deberer!

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 03:37 PM
Excellent as always, Ryan :)

Fumus
01-13-2006, 03:38 PM
Excellent as always, Ryan :)

Ok, that's all you have say. :)

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 03:43 PM
Nice review!

I'm still having problems thinking that Taylor poses any type of threat to Andy. Maybe Robby, but not Taylor. There's a huge difference between the opponents Taylor faced during the Hopman Cup and trying to challenge Andy. Robby's a question mark because you never know which Robby will show up - the hard working Robby or the content to be average Robby. But again, imho even a hard working Robby will have his problems against Andy.

I for one would love to see a SFs matchup with Andy and Nalby. That was a fun match at the US Open (though when I think about it, I am still shocked that David couldn't get it done after winning the first 2 sets). And David is always out of shape so that is never really a factor - he still manages to get it done. His problem has always been lack of focus and the will to fight. If both make it that far, it will definitely be a dog fight.

I really want Andy in the finals. Its my big hope for this year's Oz Open.

And I want someone - anyone! - to take out Roger before the finals (haven't looked close enough at Roger's draw to see who if anyone is capable in his half to take him out.) I don't want to see another Andy-Roger finals matchup. I tired of seeing our boy lose to Roger. :sad: Though Roger didn't look great in Shanghai - well not great for Roger. Don't know if its the injury problem - I try to ignore Roger as much as possible! :lol: But will have to start paying attention again.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 03:44 PM
The thing with Robby is that I cannot imagine Andy letting lightning strike twice. He shoudn't have lost to him in Indy last summer and I expect it really pissed him off, he hadnt lost to one of the other young Americans in over 2 years before then and I imagine he would just be extra focused to not let it happen again.

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 03:47 PM
The thing with Robby is that I cannot imagine Andy letting lightning strike twice. He shoudn't have lost to him in Indy last summer and I expect it really pissed him off, he hadnt lost to one of the other young Americans in over 2 years before then and I imagine he would just be extra focused to not let it happen again.

Andy was tired and irritable then, and not in the best frame of mind. Everything was bothering him, and he let himself get distracted. I thought then that if Andy had been at his best, Robby never would have won that match. Could be wrong.. ;) ... been that's what I think for what its worth. :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Oh, I totally agree. That's why I think Andy would not lose to him at the AO ;)

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:02 PM
:lol: I wasn't disagreeing just adding to your point.

I always wondered if Robby's summer success would have changed if he had lost to Andy that day. If he would have continued on playing well, or maybe he might have gotten a little discouraged. We'll never know. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:06 PM
I don't think he would've had quite the same summer after that. If you look at his history with Andy, it was total, complete, and utter ownership, all the way back to the juniors. Beating a guy like that I think is definitely a contributing factor to what he did after that. There are other factors too, of course;)

About Andy's draw, I'll be pretty disappointed if he doesn't make at least the semis.

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:10 PM
About Andy's draw, I'll be pretty disappointed if he doesn't make at least the semis.

Me too. :sad: Actually, I'll be very sad if he doesn't make it to the finals.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:12 PM
Well yes, I am trying to be cautious.....:lol:

Ok must go to my one and only class now but I have internet during it so I'm sure I'll be back on here in a little while :lol:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:12 PM
BTW - looked at Roger's half. There are only 2 players that can threaten Roger even a little - Lleyton and Guille. Forget Lleyton - he can't do anything against Roger. And forget Guille on hardcourts.

Unless we have a miracle, Roger's going to be in the finals. :sad:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:13 PM
:wavey: have fun in class! :)

Golfnduck
01-13-2006, 04:20 PM
Ryan's AO Andy preview

Andy definitly got the tougher draw this year. Although Andy will miss Hewitt in his side of the draw many threats await Andy that could be just as dangerous.

As soon as the third round Andy may have to play Taylor Dent. Taylor is certainly a threat and looks in good form after his recent win at the Hopman cup. This match will be a confidence builder for Andy as he looks to improve his already stellar record against Dent/all the other b squad americans.

Did I say B-squad americans? Enter Robby Genepri in the fourth round, Robby has made a strong case recently to be considered on the A list of Americans (along with James Blake), Robby can get my vote for the A-list if he can beat Andy on the big stage, in the 4th round of the AO. That is to say of course Robby can get past big serving metro-sexual Thomas Johannson. If Robby falls to ToJo it would setup a wimbledon semi-final rematch in the 4th round. Yowza!

In the quarters it could be "a who's who" of big hitters. Andy could run into Ivan Lube-a-dick. Ivan has won the last two against Andy and it could very well be three wins for Ivan unless this new agressive minded Andy shows up to save the day. I did say "a who's who" right? Well, that's because the other player that could come through to the quarters is Thomas Berdych. Thomas is hot after his recent master series win. Berdman has all the shots in the book, he also has as many wins over Federer as Roddick does(that would be 1...haha). BIG BIG Yowza!!

In the semis we are looking at Daveed. Can you say USO semi final 2003? I remember that match very well and lets just hope Andy doesn't want to wait two sets to start playing tennis. Daveed is out shape, but, after his recent master's cup win, he will be near unstopable if he makes the semi-finals. Andy will have to be serving lights out and smoking forehands to stand a chance against an inform Daveed. If Daveed doesn't make it through, I am looking for James Blake in the semi against Andy. Blake has never posted a win over Andy in 8 tries but, if he makes the semi-finals I don't think James can be take lightly. Andy will still have to serve lights out and smoke forehands just the same to beat James.

Final...Fed. If he makes it this far, I will blab about what he needs to do.
I like the preview Ryan. I'm looking forward to watching Andy play.

Fumus
01-13-2006, 04:24 PM
Andy will have to play well to make the finals. It's going to be good for him. I just hope Andy stays healthy.

As per Roger, I think he's not playing really great and he make suprise some people with an early lost or early struggling.

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:38 PM
I just hope Andy stays healthy.

With all these guys out with injuries, that is definitely the most important. Kind of scary these days seeing guys playing great, then get injured and never quite able to come back to their old form. Wasn't like that when I first started watching tennis - seems just like the last few years.

As per Roger, I think he's not playing really great and he make suprise some people with an early lost or early struggling.

I hope you're right! :yeah:

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 04:48 PM
lol Ryan, do you not remember 2 years ago? Roger stunk up at Kooyong then all of a sudden found magical form at the AO and plowed everyone over. I'm not worried about Roger :rolleyes:

I love having internet in class :D

Fumus
01-13-2006, 05:05 PM
lol Ryan, do you not remember 2 years ago? Roger stunk up at Kooyong then all of a sudden found magical form at the AO and plowed everyone over. I'm not worried about Roger :rolleyes:

I love having internet in class :D

Yea, I also remember that players run on momentum. Those players that are great find momentum and never let it go. Definitly losing some matches before a big tournement is a bad idea. Some players like Andre and Marat just show up and play their best no matter what. Federer to me has looked rusty ever since hard court season where I think he didn't even play his best to win the USO. My hope is that other players (like Haas did) can smell this weakness and beat him. :)

tangerine_dream
01-13-2006, 05:34 PM
Ellen! :lol: So glad you're having a good time :D

Nice AO preview Ryan :cool: Figures Andy would get the tough draw, eh? And Roger practically gets a walkover directly to the final. :lol:

Looking forward to AO :bounce: So long as I don't see the words "Bracciali" anywhere in the draw, I should be fine.

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 05:36 PM
Federer to me has looked rusty ever since hard court season where I think he didn't even play his best to win the USO. My hope is that other players (like Haas did) can smell this weakness and beat him. :)

Definitely agree. Roger didn't play most of the summer after Wimbledon, was lucky that Andy and Rafa got knocked out early at the US Open, and really only played in Bangkok in the Fall until Shanghai. Ivan almost beat him, and David did.

A player can't be at his best if he's not playing.

Which is why its such a shame that Marat and Rafa are out. If you had Roger, Andy, Marat, Rafa, and Lleyton, we could have had a great close Australian Open. Last year even with Roger at his best, Marat beat him.

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 05:36 PM
LOL Tangy, Bracciali is in the 3rd quarter of the draw, he'd have to make the semis to play Andy ;)

cobalt60
01-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Tangy to answer your rep- yes I am looking forward to this year and the AO!

tangerine_dream
01-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Andy is the top sports story on USA Today's site! :bounce:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2006-01-12-roddick-redemption_x.htm

Roddick ready to redeem himself
By Joe Fleming, USA TODAY

Andy Roddick won five tournaments in 2005. He closed the year strongly, helping keep the USA in the elite group in Davis Cup in September and claiming a tournament victory in Lyon, France, in October. And he's No. 3 in the world.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/_photos/2006-01-12-in-andy.jpg
After getting some time off to rest at the end of 2005, Andy Roddick is ready to show off his improved game this season.

Those successes, however, are lost in the glare of his high-profile, first-round exit at the U.S. Open in September, the tournament he won in 2003 and the only Grand Slam title on his résumé. So Roddick, 23, enters the 2006 season, he says, "with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder."

"It gave me something to prove, which is nice. Who knows, maybe it was a blessing in disguise," he says.

Another blessing in disguise, according to Dean Goldfine, Roddick's coach, was a late-season injury that knocked Roddick out of the season-closing Masters Series Cup in Shanghai in November.

"Because he didn't go down there, that was two extra weeks he was able to spend at home and actually rest a little bit and get his body healthy," Goldfine says. "Right now he's in amazing shape, and he's moving so well out on the court. And I think that's one of the things he's going to have to do to get back to where he wants to be, which is No. 1 in the world."

Roddick has been there before. He closed the 2003 season at No. 1, the first of three consecutive years in the top three. But he's dropped a spot each year since.

And the challenge of getting back is formidable. Firmly entrenched at the top is Switzerland's Roger Federer, who took over from Roddick early in 2004 and now is in his 102nd consecutive week at No. 1. Federer has been the biggest obstacle between Roddick and that elusive second Grand Slam title.

Roddick is 1-10 against Federer, including three losses in a row at Wimbledon, in the semifinals in 2003 and the final in 2004 and 2005. "Of course I would have loved to have won more Grand Slams," Roddick says. "But you have to give credit where credit's due.

"I was putting pressure on him every point," Roddick says of the 2005 Wimbledon final. "He's just come up with the goods."

Absences — world No. 2 Rafael Nadal, defending champion Marat Safin and four-time champ Andre Agassi — clear some obstacles from Roddick's road. But crowd favorite Lleyton Hewitt is in the field, and Federer could loom in the final if Roddick gets that far.

"Roddick is already feeling the heat because he took a step back this last year," says TV commentator John McEnroe. "There's no doubt that if (Federer) plays up to his capability, he's going to win it."

Roddick's game is based on power, a big forehand and a booming serve, and that won't change. But Roddick and Goldfine have been making refinements, strategic and technical.

"His backhand is much improved ... as well as his transition game and his volleys," Goldfine says. "He's getting to a point now where he's very comfortable up at the net. And now it's just getting the confidence to be able to do it in big matches."

Goldfine expects Roddick's biggest weapon, a serve that has been recorded at a record 155 mph, to be stronger than ever.

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"Besides the huge first serve, he's actually improved his service games," Goldfine says. "Last year, he finished sixth in first-serve percentage, which is unheard-of for a guy with that big a serve. Andy did a much better job of mixing his first serve, not always trying to hit the 140 or 150 mph serve. He can do so much with it, in terms of the kick serve, moving it around a little bit more. ... It's going to help him get a higher percentage of first serves in, and it's going to be tougher for guys to break him."

Roddick knows the pressure will be on, as it always is for the top American. Even so, he's ready to get his season going. "I'm really looking forward to this year ... probably more so than any other point in my career," Roddick says.

Golfnduck
01-13-2006, 07:23 PM
Good article :yeah: I hope Andy plays well against Tommy tonight and is pumped up to start AO.

tangerine_dream
01-13-2006, 07:31 PM
I started a cheering thread for Andy and all of the other Americans in the AO forum so come one come all and cheer our guys on! :banana:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=65250

cobalt60
01-13-2006, 08:02 PM
Did it just for you Tang :) Hmmm someone I know named their dog that;) after tangeray gin. :lol:

heya
01-13-2006, 09:52 PM
chip on my shoulder."

"It gave me something to prove, which is nice. Who knows, maybe it was a blessing in disguise," he says. ? The commentator Cliff has a problem with hearing that.
He reached the Wimbledon final, is #3....what's there to prove? :mad: :retard:

not always trying to hit the 140 or 150 mph serve. He can do so much with it, in terms of the kick serve, moving it around a little bit more. ... It's going to help him get a higher percentage of first serves in, and it's going to be tougher for guys to break him." ? :scratch: What big improvement? He got broken at least 4 times per match a lot.

williaer
01-13-2006, 10:01 PM
i was just checking out melbourne's weather forecast:

Monday
A little rain developing. Min 15 Max 29

Tuesday
Rain clearing. Min 19 Max 27

Trend for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mainly fine. Becoming hot.
woohoo! bring on the heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 10:04 PM
Heat! :yeah:

nkhera1
01-14-2006, 01:53 AM
Does anyone know where I can get a printable draw other than the Australian Open website. For some reason it doesn't seem to be working for me.

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 02:03 AM
Sorry, the only place I know of is the AO site. Are you having trouble getting to it? here's the direct link, if that'd help http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/msdraw.pdf

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 02:53 AM
why is no one on msn ):

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 02:57 AM
i will be for Andy's kooyong match in like an hour :)

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 02:58 AM
why not now ):
I want to draw. damnit.

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 02:59 AM
Because I am working on my article :awww:

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:01 AM
oh:awww: how is that going :awww:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:03 AM
Pretty good! :D:D:D:D:D Actually got several pages done today :D

heya
01-14-2006, 03:04 AM
I have some positive-type arrogance in supply for Andy----> here :aplot: :aplot:

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 03:04 AM
Pretty good! :D:D:D:D:D Actually got several pages done today :Dyay Deb! :D

heya
01-14-2006, 03:06 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/ibmrealtime/sbFrame.html?st=st&mode=po&lang=en_AU&syn=none&wh=283&ref=www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/qs/index.html Live Aussie scores

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:07 AM
yay deb! :D it's friday the 13th too.
I know that's random but I felt like saying it. [:

tangerine_dream
01-14-2006, 03:08 AM
why not now ):
I want to draw. damnit.
I'll be on MSN in about an hour too :D

Nat, can you draw a pic of me running with scissors please? ;)

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:11 AM
tangy, it'll be my pleasure [:

snaillyyy
01-14-2006, 03:11 AM
Ok I am ready for Andy to play NOW :lol: I have to get myself into the AO time zone :lol:

heya
01-14-2006, 03:12 AM
one american won qualifying rd.
Zach Fleishman def Gicquel

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 03:13 AM
nat, I was thinking today that I need a new av for at least the first half of the AO. Would you like the do the honors? ;) :kiss:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:16 AM
one american won qualifying rd.
Zach Fleishman def Gicquellooks like Bogomolov qualified, too :)

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:17 AM
tangy running with scissors

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:17 AM
nat, I was thinking today that I need a new av for at least the first half of the AO. Would you like the do the honors? ;) :kiss:
yessssssss [:! what do you want? [:!

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:18 AM
tangy running with scissors:haha: :haha: :haha:

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 03:19 AM
ummm, I should probably stick with a vinnay av, but as for the specifics, I will leave that up to you, the creative genius ;)

heya
01-14-2006, 03:28 AM
Vince replaces Andy as top STAR
Vince has babies and eats them because he's too pretty for them.
Vince marries Pat McEnroe and becomes DC captain when Pat jumps off a bridge.

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:29 AM
ok danielle :sobbing:
tell me a story about you and vinnay :sobbing: maybe I'll get some inspiration, like I did with carole :sobbing:

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 03:30 AM
Vince replaces Andy as top STAR
Vince has babies and eats them because he's too pretty for them.
Vince marries Pat McEnroe and becomes DC captain when Pat jumps off a bridge.HAHAHHAHAA. *dies*

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 03:32 AM
ok danielle :sobbing:
tell me a story about you and vinnay :sobbing: maybe I'll get some inspiration, like I did with carole :sobbing:Do I have stories about Vinnay and me? :sobbing: I dunno, just draw a picture of him rapping or something. :sobbing: Or winning the AO! (which of course could happen as vinnay could rap them to death) ;) :spit:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:34 AM
or Nat could do a rendition of THE BEST PICTURE EVER :p

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:35 AM
:flower?

Noelle
01-14-2006, 03:46 AM
Psst, FUMUS/Ryan...

How would you like to be guest blogger on my tennis blog? You can post your preview of the AO there; I would love to put it up for the world to see. :D Please?

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:47 AM
:flower?LOL No, the one Danielle took of Vinny in LA. That's THE BEST PICTURE EVER :p

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:51 AM
o:o well, to me, the best picture ever is :flower d:
anyways, I made a rendition of it |:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 03:54 AM
That's not a picture, that's a drawing. The one I am referring to is an actual photograph:p

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 03:59 AM
whaeva deb *hand*
d:



Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

picture
15 entries found for picture. The first 10 are listed below.
To select an entry, click on it. For more results, click here.

Main Entry: 1pic·ture
Pronunciation: 'pik-ch&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pictura, from pictus, past participle of pingere to paint -- more at PAINT
1 : a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography)
2 a : a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something <the book gives a detailed picture of what is happening> b : a mental image
3 : IMAGE, COPY <the picture of his father> <the very picture of health>
4 a : a transitory visible image or reproduction b : MOTION PICTURE c plural : MOVIES
5 : TABLEAU 1, 2 <stage pictures>
6 : SITUATION <took a hard look at his financial picture>

:angel:

i;m just messing with you:kiss:

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 04:01 AM
deb omc :haha: the rep, I can't stop laughing :haha: :spit:

heya
01-14-2006, 04:09 AM
DRAWING. :devil: :heeeee:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 04:12 AM
deb omc :haha: the rep, I can't stop laughing :haha: :spit::angel:

tangerine_dream
01-14-2006, 04:14 AM
tangy running with scissors

:spit: :haha: I love it! Guess what I'm gonna use it for? :p

btw: JAMES BEAT ANDREEV AND WON SYDNEY!!! Yeehaa! :bounce: I'm so thrilled for him. :D :D :D

That's 2 in a row now. Ljubicic and now Blake. You know what this means? Bloggers win titles! Let's hope Andy writes a blog for AO (or Wimbledon)! :banana:

surfpinky
01-14-2006, 04:16 AM
your blog? d:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 05:28 AM
So Andy drew the qualifier Michael Lammer (WHO?????????????) in the first round :)

Chaos Inc.
01-14-2006, 05:51 AM
So Andy drew the qualifier Michael Lammer (WHO?????????????) in the first round :)



A guy who needs to get a real job. Bud Collins won't even know who this shithead is....

gsm
01-14-2006, 05:57 AM
mr lammer;
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playersearch=lammer

just heard on the telly that andy is playing monday night on RLA.

BTW, i am watching andy now verse haas (is 3-0 up in 2nd set TB), he looks fighting fit and ready to do some damage next week!

also watched james win sydney in an excitng match this afternoon, great win from him, he was stoked!!!

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 06:03 AM
Thanks gsm!

If Andy's a night match that means we'll get it Monday afternoon taped.

nkhera1
01-14-2006, 06:38 AM
Using the transitive property of mathematics and applying it to tennis:

If Tommy Haas beats Federer and Roddick beats Haas; therefore, Roddick beats Federer. :worship:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 06:41 AM
yea! As I said on MSN, he vicariously beat him :haha:

heya
01-14-2006, 06:58 AM
I guess the 1-hand bh should be used too.
Make his left hand as the 2nd FOREHAND.

Can we bed Andy?
I'm sure Brad Gilbert/Haas are proud of him.

More reasons to have Andy "headcase" as your favorite stalker. He's supposed to be vicious, but he's nice to his victims. :fiery: