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What should Andy do next?

blosson
02-19-2006, 08:53 AM
After yet another tentative performance...

whosthis77
02-19-2006, 09:04 AM
I really think he should see a sports psychologist or something.. he needs to get back on track - fast. :sobbing:
Maybe find a new coach.. but I dont think that will really make much of a difference.

OddJob
02-19-2006, 09:51 AM
A sports psych couldn't hurt. He's just going through a bad patch it happens to the best of them.

Hola Mr. SK
02-19-2006, 10:06 AM
Be fostered by another family?:lol: maybe he should be born again.:D
well, see a sports phycologist and hire Paul Annacone in the future.

partygirl
02-19-2006, 10:34 AM
What should Andy do next?

...kiss my ass.

and everyone else's ass that he would still like, to be a fan of his. :fiery:

blosson
02-19-2006, 10:56 AM
Be fostered by another family?

This option was specially added for heya :lol:

Noelle
02-19-2006, 12:17 PM
Cirque :hearts: although I don't think Andy is talented enough. :p

cobalt60
02-19-2006, 01:19 PM
Hire Adam after he graduates. Maybe ARod will start laughing and enjoying it all ( and therefore settle down) while Adam's ego gets elevated even further ;) ( Now remember I do love the scottish laddie )

cobalt60
02-19-2006, 01:21 PM
Cirque :hearts: although I don't think Andy is talented enough. :p
Speaking of, the fam and I are going next thursday night in Vegas:cool: Can't wait.

Golfnduck
02-19-2006, 02:29 PM
Please hire a sport psychologist Andy, please.

fangirl
02-19-2006, 03:56 PM
Porn.

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 04:49 PM
This is the first of those "bad losses" with John as coach - so supposedly John isn't afraid to tell Andy like it is. Let's see what he does. It's not a coaching problem, it's an Andy problem, but considering John is his brother and allegedly listens, yea.

After hearing what he said the day before this match, I believe now more than ever that he himself knows what to do - he's just having an execution problem. and I think the only ways for him to fight through that is for: 1) a sports psychologist to help him through it, 2) He might sometime just snap out of it (But it's been almost 2 years now so I doubt that), or 3) Someone can convince him to just start smashing at the ball again. Maybe John's the guy that can help but considering he didn't go out and smash the ball against Murray (which is how he could've beaten him), I dunno.

MisterQ
02-19-2006, 05:06 PM
underhand serves, drop shots, lots of sidespin slices, moonballs, lob volleys

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 05:16 PM
He's got the moonball thing down pat already. :(.

Jimnik
02-19-2006, 05:24 PM
Ask Brad Gilbert :sad: he'd know what to do.
well, see a sports phycologist and hire Paul Annacone in the future.
Actually, I think Paul Annacone would be a good option. He'd get Andy to start playing to his strengths again. One of Tim Henman's problems was that he wasn't playing the game he was comfortable with.

Tactically, Mark Petchey knew exactly how to prepare Murray for the match. AndyR is missing a guy like that, at the moment.

Havok
02-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Sports Psychologist and a girlfriend. Girlfiends can do wonders you know :p.l

blosson
02-19-2006, 05:37 PM
Moonball, moonforehand, moonserve, moonhead, moonmood, everything is moonning for Andy :shrug:

fangirl
02-19-2006, 05:40 PM
But the good thing to come out of this is that we get a long awaited Hewrray match. Todays winner was Murrittness.

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 05:42 PM
Tactically, Mark Petchey knew exactly how to prepare Murray for the match. AndyR is missing a guy like that, at the moment.The saddest thing of all is that Petchey is not even in San Jose with Murray.

blosson
02-19-2006, 05:42 PM
I still would have prefered a Roddiwitt match instead. :p

MissFairy
02-19-2006, 05:46 PM
The saddest thing of all is that Petchey is not even in San Jose with Murray.
If he can coach Andmy to beat Andy over the phone, Andy has serious problems.

However, the next move is to pick up his pension.

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 05:47 PM
I think Andy's such an open book right now of how to beat him that Murray may not have even had to talk to his coach over the phone. I feel like even I would have a chance to beat him right now.

Totally transparent - guess on his serve and block it back, then go after his backhand. Easy as cake.

MissFairy
02-19-2006, 05:50 PM
I think Andy's such an open book right now of how to beat him that Murray may not have even had to talk to his coach over the phone. I feel like even I would have a chance to beat him right now.

Totally transparent - guess on his serve and block it back, then go after his backhand. Easy as cake.
Ack.

I read somewhere he said something along the lines of 'he blocked my serve back and then we were pretty much even [in the rally]'? Shouldn't he, as the world number 3, more senior experienced player with a major title in the bank, feel that even in the rally he has the upper hand? I mean REALLY. Jeez.

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 05:52 PM
Ack.

I read somewhere he said something along the lines of 'he blocked my serve back and then we were pretty much even [in the rally]'? Shouldn't he, as the world number 3, more senior experienced player with a major title in the bank, feel that even in the rally he has the upper hand? I mean REALLY. Jeez.Yes of course. Especially considering Murray is a COUNTERPUNCHER! Andy's supposed to be the aggressive baseliner, yet he was out-winnered 25 to 14. That's BAD. A guy like Marcos hits more winners, ok b/c Marcos is a shotmaker. but Murray? he's a counterpuncher. Andy should've looked at last night's stat sheed and gotten really angry about it.

MissFairy
02-19-2006, 05:56 PM
Yes of course. Especially considering Murray is a COUNTERPUNCHER! Andy's supposed to be the aggressive baseliner, yet he was out-winnered 25 to 14. That's BAD. A guy like Marcos hits more winners, ok b/c Marcos is a shotmaker. but Murray? he's a counterpuncher. Andy should've looked at last night's stat sheed and gotten really angry about it.
I hope he did. But it takes alot for him to get mad for such a volatile person. He got pissed after the loss to Muller and changed...oh wait, nothing.

I've seen Murray play alot, even live, and he waits and waits in the rally for time to pull the trigger. Usually it doesn't work against the higher ranked players because they hit a winner long before he's ready to step up himself. He usually just slices his way into the rally, and Andy got outwinnered? The mind boggles.

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 05:59 PM
I hope he did. But it takes alot for him to get mad for such a volatile person. He got pissed after the loss to Muller and changed...oh wait, nothing.

I've seen Murray play alot, even live, and he waits and waits in the rally for time to pull the trigger. Usually it doesn't work against the higher ranked players because they hit a winner long before he's ready to step up himself. He usually just slices his way into the rally, and Andy got outwinnered? The mind boggles.Yep. nothing really to add.

Devotee
02-19-2006, 06:04 PM
Since Sampras is playing River Oaks International the first week of April,
maybe Andy should enter there & see if he can beat Pete! :rolleyes:

blosson
02-19-2006, 06:05 PM
The saddest thing of all is that Petchey is not even in San Jose with Murray.

Ouch, beaten in straight sets by a teenager without a coach.:(

blosson
02-19-2006, 06:06 PM
Since Sampras is playing River Oaks International the first week of April,
maybe Andy should enter there & see if he can beat Pete! :rolleyes:

Sure, Andy should join the senior tour next year. I bet he can't beat J Mac.

_pyromatic
02-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Maybe he should get a supportive boyfriend. :shrug:

sadhbh
02-19-2006, 06:29 PM
I think he needs ot take a bit of a break to sort his head out and make him think about if this is what he really wants to do.

MissFairy
02-19-2006, 06:30 PM
I think he needs ot take a bit of a break to sort his head out and make him think about if this is what he really wants to do.
He just had a two month off season and it helped nothing :p

tangerine_dream
02-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Cirque du Soleil :lol: :cool:

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 06:34 PM
He just had a two month off season and it helped nothing :pIt helped for about 3 matches. Then he got passive and defensive again. Le sigh.

MissFairy
02-19-2006, 06:41 PM
It helped for about 3 matches. Then he got passive and defensive again. Le sigh.
Okay, so he plays 20+ tournaments a season. So how many months does he need off to win say, 5? Hmmm....

blosson
02-19-2006, 06:43 PM
He just had a two month off season and it helped nothing :p

It helped him win the Grand Kooyong crown. :haha:

superpinkone37
02-19-2006, 07:45 PM
Maybe he should get a supportive boyfriend. :shrug:Mardy should quit tennis and just travel with Andy ;)

blosson
02-19-2006, 07:51 PM
Cirque :hearts: although I don't think Andy is talented enough. :p

I think he can manage this job
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MisterQ
02-19-2006, 08:14 PM
It helped him win the Grand Kooyong crown. :haha:

Greatest moment of his life. Greatest moment of my life. :hearts:

MisterQ
02-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Moonball, moonforehand, moonserve, moonhead, moonmood, everything is moonning for Andy :shrug:

Moon the opponent...

heya
02-19-2006, 08:58 PM
Andy said
the 2003 wins involved him playing above himself and that it was flukey

in the ttc production of NO STRINGS:
he says you spend enough time around something...you just pick it up.

He also gave the excuse "I didn't plan on playing professionally"

When playing Federer, he conceded that
he "only hit the crap out of the ball".
That's funny, Roddick had 15 break points on grass and a 4-2 lead, and chose to dump them away with his
overrated forehand and poorly trained serve.


This problematic mentality happened back in the 1990's from age 8-17.
It got worse in 2003, despite the few close wins that were overhyped by the media.
The decision to play tennis with poor coaching and bad fitness work wasn't always Andy's.

morningglory
02-19-2006, 09:24 PM
Go bow down b4 Murray? He might as well let Murray have his poker-girl too, that's what Murray wants no? Then ask Murray for tennis lessons....

heya
02-19-2006, 09:27 PM
underhand serves, drop shots, lots of sidespin slices, intelligent moonballiing, lob volleys, weight loss....

Those are not in the Roddick vocabulary.
Masochism, xenophobia, bad coaching, clapping, apologize, Davis Cup and exhibitions are in the Roddick dictionary.

Resting upon Andy the Lexicon's book is a noose.

heya
02-19-2006, 09:53 PM
The ball tosses were predictable....and the ball was 3 feet high--easy for anyone with good legs + long arms to handle.
Amazing how immediately after an opponent hit a sneaky serve, Andy tried to hammer a risky moonball down the center of the court--usually that misses more than corner shots. How's a seriously unathletic guy winning when his body is leaning in the wrong direction and he's dragging 195 pounds of tight muscles/bones around?
This is not tennis...it's a wrestling match for him...fighting 2 people, not 1.

Anyone bold enough to believe a 160 mph fired from an overweight Roddick would be enough to beat 50th ranked players?
Oh wait, that was the belief of ARAWd's coaches.

surfpinky
02-19-2006, 10:41 PM
I couldn't decide, so I voted for all of them. [:

Deboogle!.
02-19-2006, 10:42 PM
How about.... play some doubles?

:)

surfpinky
02-19-2006, 10:43 PM
How about.... play some doubles?

:)
that would be awesome [:!
he should play with his brother d:
or johnny mac
OR PMAC(:drool: )

superpinkone37
02-19-2006, 11:08 PM
If he played doubles with PMac, he might quit tennis altogether. PMac is HAWT ;)...but he need not be playing tennis outside of exos.

heya
02-19-2006, 11:28 PM
Fantastic stupidity. Amazing how he trusted his serve---"I'm a big server".
Honestly, he was told "the harder he served, the better he returned the ball".
"The ball hit the board! Good Andy!"

So pitiful. In fact, he didn't bother to change body position.
He just jerked his arm up immediately + smacked it blindly

NOT varying the ball toss. Not looking at the opponent's behavior and position... . He was bored of tennis, for sure.
He didn't care about the next shots after serving. He was irritable even when he served at 65% in the 1st set.

He thought everything depends on his 1st serve %,

....why don't you hang around the challenger circuit and see what tennis really is, spoiled brat Andy?

He pushed a slice 4 ft in the air; moonballed badly. No flexible arms and legs anymore. He didn't and couldn't move at all

--hitting everything late, and joking at the net like there's nothing special about his game.
He was not thinking about winning....
He surrendered in the 1st set.

He didn't set up winning shots in practice, so he did nothing.
I saw this behavior in 2003 too. The bandwagon jumpers didn't notice.

The cash he raked in for doing nothing, obsession with partying
and tragic genetics didn't bother him or his clan.
He knows he won't have a mentor and genius coach.... that's ok with him because being "nice guy" is most important.

surfpinky
02-19-2006, 11:34 PM
andy should get a brain transplant

Noelle
02-20-2006, 01:59 AM
But the good thing to come out of this is that we get a long awaited Hewrray match. Todays winner was Murrittness.
This quote wins at life.

blosson
02-25-2006, 06:52 AM
Andy needs a slap in his face!

morningglory
02-25-2006, 07:02 AM
become a pro poker player...

morningglory
02-25-2006, 07:02 AM
or commit seppuku

Noelle
02-25-2006, 07:04 AM
andy should get a brain transplant
Too late. Apparently some mad scientist got to him after 2003 and replaced his brain with a dog's.

How else can we explain why he keeps digging himself into these holes? :shrug: :p

Carito_90
02-25-2006, 07:06 AM
Retire.

blosson
02-25-2006, 07:08 AM
At this stage, even a dog is smarter than Andy :o
I think he should disappear for a while to avoid any further embarassment. I mean he can harldy move past the 3rd round of a mickey club tourney these days. The future is not bright. :(

partygirl
02-25-2006, 07:13 AM
become a pro poker player...
he is admitidly not even good at that.

MissFairy
02-25-2006, 11:09 AM
Too late. Apparently some mad scientist got to him after 2003 and replaced his brain with a dog's.

How else can we explain why he keeps digging himself into these holes? :shrug: :p
:lol: :hug:

I think he should join the WTA tour, that way he could possibly finish his career top 20. Well, that's pushing it. We'll aim for just behind British 'superstar' Baltacha. Whoop.