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The "Good fight anyway Andy!" Houston thread

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morningglory
04-08-2006, 12:16 AM
............
nightmare draw...

Carito_90
04-08-2006, 12:25 AM
Where's the draw? :sobbing:

blosson
04-08-2006, 12:27 AM
Carole posted in the mud thread

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3317981&postcount=76

Carito_90
04-08-2006, 12:31 AM
Thanks.

blosson
04-08-2006, 12:32 AM
because I don't like pdf files

Carito_90
04-08-2006, 12:33 AM
Oh and I might as well say... EW.

That is one fugly draw. Damn.

Havok
04-08-2006, 01:47 AM
Haas was really the only true danger player, and Andy drew him in the QF :help:. Marcos being his semifinal opponent doesn't help either, but something tells me Marcos won't be as potent of a player on the dirt, he'll probably lose and not hold his seed. The biggest and only test for Andy is his QF against Haas and I really do not like his chances. Haas killed him in the 04 finals, and Haas is playing much better while Andy is playing worse.:o Bah who knows maybe he will sirprise us :p.

Fee
04-08-2006, 01:50 AM
Bye bye Andy. This one is all Vince Spadea's to win.

Carito_90
04-08-2006, 02:18 AM
Yeah, we should all cheer for Da ViNnAy!1111!!!11!!!

(:

MissFairy
04-08-2006, 06:23 PM
Yeah, we should all cheer for Da ViNnAy!1111!!!11!!!

(:
We should do this regardless of Andys draw, whether it be hard or not. Vinnay is forever love, yo.

Carito_90
04-08-2006, 06:30 PM
We should do this regardless of Andys draw, whether it be hard or not. Vinnay is forever love, yo.

Word. (:

Noelle
04-09-2006, 02:14 AM
Why does this have its own thread? :scratch: We all know Andy's not gonna make it past the second round. :p

Golfnduck
04-09-2006, 02:54 AM
Please do well here. I would love to see Andy beat Tommy on the clay. I love Tommy, but Andy needs to win this tournament.

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 03:35 PM
Andy's not going to win this tourney. It's my word.

(For Sarah again so she can see my av eeevverywhere, literally!)

MissFairy
04-09-2006, 03:54 PM
Your actually the last post in every thread, and i'm following your trail gaping at your av :p :lol:

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 05:03 PM
Told ya I was gonna do it!

MissFairy
04-09-2006, 05:07 PM
Told ya I was gonna do it!
I never doubted you!

Is it wrong that i am still gaping at your av? I'm totally entranced.

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 05:09 PM
It's not wrong to gap at the lovelyness of Dean/Andy (:

MissFairy
04-09-2006, 05:10 PM
It's not wrong! It's not left! It's right! It's da law, homies! (:

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 05:20 PM
HAHAHAHAH

You should be charged now.

MissFairy
04-09-2006, 05:25 PM
AH MAN. I will contest this is the court of law, yo. Those magistrates are going down. All the way downtown. WORD.

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 05:34 PM
word word WORDITY WORDERER!

MissFairy
04-09-2006, 05:38 PM
Supercalifragilworderer.

Chela needs to quit being a loserer. He should pray at the Church of Deanerer and win this tierer.

Carito_90
04-09-2006, 05:39 PM
MOTHERFUCKINGASSHOLES WHY CAN'T THEY SEE A FUCKING BALL GODDAMN IT.

Natasc
04-10-2006, 01:43 AM
I love the title of the thread :haha:

Noelle
04-10-2006, 08:14 AM
:unsure:

guida
04-10-2006, 10:19 PM
Bye-bye, Andy's yearly chance at a clay title. :wavey:

Deboogle!.
04-10-2006, 10:30 PM
ok I'm gonna sticky this thread for Houston but for the tourneys after (Rome, Hamburg, World Team Cup) let's use tangy's clay thread :)

Andy plays tomorrow at 7pm Amanda time (aka Central)

acoffeygirl
04-10-2006, 10:48 PM
WOW...Mardy, Andy and James all back to back on the main court!

J. Corwin
04-10-2006, 11:06 PM
Amanda time

That is my favorite time. (:

morningglory
04-10-2006, 11:10 PM
Bye-bye, Andy's yearly chance at a clay title. :wavey:
hope springs eternal ;) ... at least until Andy meets Tommy... then Tommy might get a Tummy ache again... we'll see... ;)
(having to hope for an opponent to get injured, how pathetic we are! :ras: )

guida
04-10-2006, 11:30 PM
(having to hope for an opponent to get injured, how pathetic we are! :ras: )

I know. I guess Andy just affects us like that. :lol:
But seriously, since I also love Tommy, I'm just hoping for the better man to win. ;)

Deboogle!.
04-10-2006, 11:32 PM
Well it's Houston. Andy's capable of doing good things there. Tommy beat him there in the final 2 years ago, I was there, and Andy was dead tired (having just won Miami then Davis Cup) and still had chances in that match. Andy shouldn't be tired like that this year, and Tommy hasn't played for a while so who knows what will happen. Andy has tough matches before then anyway - Capdeville is no pushover and neither is Marach who he'd play in the 2nd round.

guida
04-10-2006, 11:43 PM
Well it's Houston.

Lol, I like the way that sounded. Like, if there's one place where anything can happen to Andy, that's Houston. :lol:

snaillyyy
04-11-2006, 12:53 AM
I thoughy someone might be interested in these;):p

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 12:54 AM
Thanks! :)

snaillyyy
04-11-2006, 12:55 AM
oh and maybe these too:p

WuMiE
04-11-2006, 12:56 AM
I'm totally interested. Thanks :)

am&a
04-11-2006, 01:29 AM
Andy plays tomorrow at 7pm Amanda time (aka Central)i'm famous! (:

surfpinky
04-11-2006, 01:32 AM
*dies*

I love andy's back, and by back, I mean back, not butt back, but back back...the opposite of chest |:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 01:33 AM
i'm famous! (:of course! (:


Yes Nat, he has a nice back. And we know what you mean by back. No worries :)

surfpinky
04-11-2006, 01:36 AM
of course! (:


Yes Nat, he has a nice back. And we know what you mean by back. No worries :)
[:

surfpinky
04-11-2006, 01:36 AM
oh amanda, I crack up everytime I look at your signature... ¡|:!

Noelle
04-11-2006, 01:36 AM
Andy's got back! Back back. ;)

Seriously, I am dying here in the Philippiens. We don't get no stinking tennis coverage! :( I've got a sinking feeling I'm going to have to wait until the French Open for some tennis, and I've run out of steam for my blog... :ras:

surfpinky
04-11-2006, 01:36 AM
deb, have you looked at my pictures yet? [:!

Carito_90
04-11-2006, 03:29 AM
Is that Andy? And clay? Like, together?


Wow.


I am interested! Me me! :lol:

morningglory
04-11-2006, 04:41 AM
Well it's Houston. Andy's capable of doing good things there. Tommy beat him there in the final 2 years ago, I was there, and Andy was dead tired (having just won Miami then Davis Cup) and still had chances in that match. Andy shouldn't be tired like that this year, and Tommy hasn't played for a while so who knows what will happen. Andy has tough matches before then anyway - Capdeville is no pushover and neither is Marach who he'd play in the 2nd round.
Paul Capdeville of Chile? hmmm.....
Might be a struggle... :tape:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 04:43 AM
Paul Capdeville of Chile? hmmm.....
Might be a struggle... :tape:Yeah, but people also say that he's better on faster courts. I wasn't particularly blown away by his game against James yesterday - he gets balls back but doesn't really have much of a weapon, so I mean if Andy plays his game, even on clay, he should be OK.

Anyway, Dougie updated :)
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Spreen Says

Doug Speen, Athletic Trainer
April 10th, 2006 09:08 pm

Davis Cup was a success with Andy winning two big matches as the US Davis Cup team beat Chile. It was a great weekend and Andy really played two great matches. We are now in Houston for the US Clay Court Championships. That makes 3 different surfaces in 3 weeks for Andy. That can be pretty tough not only on making adjustments in your tennis game, but can be very difficult on the body. We go from the grass to long points on the clay and the footwork and movement is totally different. It is a big adjustment for Andy but he will be ready to play on Tuesday night.

Black Adam
04-11-2006, 08:47 AM
Mud thread :rolls:
Andy and James really need to do well on the mud considering that they have a Muddy DC program ahead. Andy has being developping topspin à la Nadal, want to see how it works ;) Both Andy and James only have to improve their patience and James really needs a win in a 5 setter and if it comes on clay the better it is.

So I pray for an Andy vs James in the final :yeah:

partygirl
04-11-2006, 12:46 PM
I thoughy someone might be interested in these;):p
Somebody:bolt::bolt:
(repeat my previous rep x2 carly)

I love andy's back, and by back, I mean back, not butt back
I love Andy's back, and by back, I mean both :)

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 04:11 PM
Blurb from the Houston paper
============
Roddick loves surface

Fresh from playing the hero for the U.S. Davis Cup team in California, Andy Roddick spent 90 minutes on the Gallery Furniture Stadium court, then pronounced it fixed.

Good thing, considering Westside spent half a million dollars redoing the red-clay surfaces after last year's myriad problems.

"For four years it was a great court, then they had an off year, but this year it's back to being exceptional," Roddick said. "I felt bad for Linda ( McIngvale, the club's owner/director) because the players who played here for the first time, that was going to be their first impression of this event."

Westside is practically Roddick's second home, and he is very close with Jim McIngvale and his wife. He admitted he hated to be a critic but noted, "They weren't exactly in denial about it."

Jennay
04-11-2006, 09:42 PM
win please kbye!!!!

morningglory
04-11-2006, 09:47 PM
I have a night class today Andy, so please don't suck :D
Win it 2 and 2 please

Carito_90
04-11-2006, 10:18 PM
No livescore? :sad:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 10:27 PM
Nope, people call periodically in the scoring thread... always a problem with this tourney :(

blosson
04-11-2006, 10:49 PM
They spent all their money buying the French clay. Nothing left to improve the website.

cobalt60
04-11-2006, 10:53 PM
They spent all their money buying the French clay. Nothing left to improve the website.
You all are so quick witted. So isn't strange that he is playing Capdeville? Poetic something. ;) Ok I need to fend off the mothers coming to scope out the swingset I put up for sale today. Maybe I will get my asking price afterall :cool:

Deboogle!.
04-11-2006, 10:54 PM
They spent all their money buying the French clay. Nothing left to improve the website.Trust me, Mattress Mack has plenty left if he wanted to spend it ;)

blosson
04-11-2006, 10:54 PM
Wow Andy's got a little 4 to 6 pack going on there, funnily they disapear in the next picture.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=85951

blosson
04-11-2006, 10:59 PM
Trust me, Mattress Mack has plenty left if he wanted to spend it ;)

I guess he has to save to pay for Haas and Marcos showing up fees. Andy only needs an ice cream.

partygirl
04-12-2006, 12:08 AM
so...mmm-yeah,

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 01:30 AM
I have a night class today Andy, so please don't suck :D
Win it 2 and 2 pleaseWell sorry, 6-3 6-2 will have to do ;):) Seems like it took about an hourish, people were calling the tourney to get the scores. Marach in the 2nd round, he's only won 2 ATP matches this year. They've never played before.

Volcanic Tennis
04-12-2006, 01:36 AM
Well sorry, 6-3 6-2 will have to do ;):) Seems like it took about an hourish, people were calling the tourney to get the scores. Marach in the 2nd round, he's only won 2 ATP matches this year. They've never played before.

:) :bounce: Go Andy!
Good luck against Marach :)

MisterQ
04-12-2006, 01:37 AM
excellent :)

snaillyyy
04-12-2006, 01:37 AM
Nice start :)

renee_chin
04-12-2006, 01:38 AM
Yay! :banana:

MisterQ
04-12-2006, 01:39 AM
short posts

Lina
04-12-2006, 01:40 AM
An Excellent start! =)
LEt's keep it going Andy!

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 01:41 AM
short postsnothing to bitch about :p

MisterQ
04-12-2006, 01:41 AM
nothing to bitch about :p

right

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 01:43 AM
yes.

snaillyyy
04-12-2006, 01:45 AM
Little bits green/backwards cap :yeah:

Lina
04-12-2006, 01:48 AM
lovin' it

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 02:06 AM
lol, QB Vince Young was at Andy's match and they did a little thing on court afterwards... bigger ones now edited in:D


Capdeville wore that pink Lotto shirt today (not with the holes but yea)... thank god Andy won :lol:

snaillyyy
04-12-2006, 02:12 AM
It is nice to see Andy looking happy :) Thanks Deb :kiss:

WuMiE
04-12-2006, 02:18 AM
Thanks for those pics Deb :)

Havok
04-12-2006, 02:23 AM
:). He looks really happy, and I'm liking the backwards cap :yeah:. UGH this Roddick/Haas quarterfinals is like THE FINALS of this event, everybody else in the field is simple "meh". Sucks that they had to be drawn to meet in the QF. Nice solid win for the first clay match, should do the same vs Marach.

snaillyyy
04-12-2006, 02:30 AM
Capdeville wore that pink Lotto shirt today (not with the holes but yea)... thank god Andy won :lol:

Oh My and he had the pink headband to match :lol:

tangerine_dream
04-12-2006, 02:34 AM
Very nice, smooth transition from his favorite grass to the hated clay. He looks happy, and he's playing great again. :banana:

There's absolutely nothing to bitch about. :D

What are we going to do with ourselves?? :scared:

partygirl
04-12-2006, 02:40 AM
What are we going to do with ourselves?? :scared:
turn on eachother :shrug:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 02:40 AM
Andy's the last match on tomorrow night and bigger pics edited into my earlier post :)
===============
Roddick rolls to clay-court victory
Defending champion sweeps past Capdeville, catches pass from Texas QB
The Associated Press
Updated: 10:47 p.m. ET April 11, 2006

HOUSTON - Defending champion Andy Roddick raised his game in the second set and took an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Paul Capdeville of Chile Tuesday night in the first round of the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.

Then, Roddick had another thrill: catching a pass from University of Texas quarterback Vince Young in a charity exhibition following the match. Young, expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft later this month, made an appearance at the tournament and played toss with Roddick.

“It was easy, I could put my hands there and it fell in,” Roddick said. “It felt soft. I was afraid I’d drop it. If I had I’d have been the dork but he put it right on the money. I’m just glad I could come up with it.”:lol:

Second-seeded James Blake met Antony Dupuis of France in a later first-round match. Blake has a 22-8 match record and two titles this year although he lost two singles matches for the United States in last week’s Davis Cup quarterfinals match with Chile.

Roddick took charge in the fifth game of the second set. After a forehand error by Roddick put the score at deuce, Roddick hit consecutive drop shot winners to break Capdeville for a 3-2 lead.:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Capdeville won only four more points in the final three games.

Roddick won it at the first match point when Capdeville could not return a serve, boosting his record on clay in Houston to 24-2 over the past six years.

“You come in, you know the setup, it feels like home,” Roddick said. “You get into your routine and it definitely helps.”:)

Roddick started the match by losing his serve:o but quickly recovered.:yeah: With the score at 30-30, Roddick hit a net chord that bounced out of bounds and then sent a backhand wide to lose the opening game.

“I felt pretty good all the way around, except for that first game,” Roddick said.

Roddick broke back in the second game on Capdeville’s forehand error and Roddick broke again in the fourth game, allowing Capdeville only one point in the game for a 2-1 lead.

Roddick is looking for his first ATP tournament victory this year, although he won singles matches over Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile last week to advance the United States to the Davis Cup semifinals against Russia. The Davis Cup matches were played on grass.

“I felt pretty good coming off of last weekend,” Roddick said. “The transition coming off grass last week to clay was pretty evident in this match but I thought if I could get through this one I’d be all right.

Roddick has reached the clay court tournament finals five straight years with three titles, including last year’s 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sebastien Grosjean of France.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 04:03 AM
I still cannot believe it..
pics: http://www.andyroddick.com/photosvideos/2006-mens-clay-andy-vs-capdeville/
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Coach's Corner
April 11th, 2006 09:03 pm

Andy did a good job of quickly transitioning to the clay. He did a great job of using his heavy forehand to wear Capdeville down. He even threw in two dropshots for winners!

tangerine_dream
04-12-2006, 04:09 AM
Wow.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 04:10 AM
I know. He hit a fucking amazing forehand dropshot winner on sunday against gonzo too.

WHO IS THIS AND WHAT DID HE DO TO ANDY RODDICK (USA)????????????

renee_chin
04-12-2006, 04:22 AM
Drop shot winners in 2 matches back-to-back??? :speakles:

renee_chin
04-12-2006, 04:41 AM
Roddick scores easy victory; Blake loses
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/tennis/wires/04/12/3000.ap.ten.u.s.men.s.clay.court.1st.ld.writethru. 0585/index.html

HOUSTON (AP) - Defending champion Andy Roddick raised his game in the second set and took an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Paul Capdeville of Chile Tuesday night in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Then, Roddick had another thrill: catching a pass from University of Texas quarterback Vince Young in a charity exhibition following the match. Young, expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft later this month, made an appearance at the tournament and played toss with Roddick.

"It was easy, I could put my hands there and it fell in,'' Roddick said. "It felt soft. I was afraid I'd drop it. If I had I'd have been the dork but he put it right on the money. I'm just glad I could come up with it.''

Second-seeded James Blake, trying to rebound from two Davis Cup losses last week, couldn't get past Antony Dupuis of France, who used a strong serve for a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1 upset. Blake is ranked No. 8 in the world. Dupuis is 159th.

Roddick took charge in the fifth game of the second set. After a forehand error by Roddick put the score at deuce, Roddick hit consecutive drop shot winners to break Capdeville for a 3-2 lead. Capdeville won only four more points in the final three games.

Roddick won it at the first match point when Capdeville could not return a serve, boosting his record on clay in Houston to 24-2 over the past six years.

"You come in, you know the setup, it feels like home,'' Roddick said. "You get into your routine and it definitely helps.''

Roddick started the match by losing his serve but quickly recovered. With the score at 30-30, Roddick hit a net chord that bounced out of bounds and then sent a backhand wide to lose the opening game.

"I felt pretty good all the way around, except for that first game,'' Roddick said.

Roddick broke back in the second game on Capdeville's forehand error and Roddick broke again in the fourth game, allowing Capdeville only one point in the game for a 2-1 lead.

Roddick is looking for his first ATP tournament victory this year, although he won singles matches over Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile last week to advance the United States to the Davis Cup semifinals against Russia. The Davis Cup matches were played on grass.

"I felt pretty good coming off of last weekend,'' Roddick said. "The transition coming off grass last week to clay was pretty evident in this match but I thought if I could get through this one I'd be all right.

Roddick has reached the clay court tournament finals five straight years with three titles, including last year's 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sebastien Grosjean of France.

After losing a tie-breaker first set, Blake rallied in the second set, breaking Dupuis in the fourth and sixth game to take control. The Frenchman broke Blake in the fourth game of the final set for a 3-1 lead and Blake made his final stand in the fifth game when he took Dupuis to four break points before Dupuis held.

"It's tough to do from Davis Cup the highs and lows and come to a different surface,'' Blake said. "It's part of the job but I think I'm getting better at it. He served great. That took me out of my rhythm.''

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 04:43 AM
:p http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3337695&postcount=82

renee_chin
04-12-2006, 04:46 AM
Ouch! :explode:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 04:47 AM
No one's been debitized in a while ;)

renee_chin
04-12-2006, 04:50 AM
I know... :sobbing:

acoffeygirl
04-12-2006, 04:53 AM
So I just spent 2.5 hours washing all my dishes and boy am I glad to come online and find out that he won!! That makes today a bit better! :)

I just told my roommate that Andy won and James lost, and she asked if they had switched places! :lol: James :sad:

morningglory
04-12-2006, 05:00 AM
I think Andy and James have a "reciprocal" relationship, when one sucks, the other one rocks and vice versa :lol:

heya
04-12-2006, 05:14 AM
He's better on clay than on grass and hardcourt, yet he still doesn't know it.

Oh well, getting in shape and playing maturely in Europe are unAmerican things for RODD.

But humping daddy Pmc and chomping on burgers and steak are fine. :tape:

superpinkone37
04-12-2006, 07:28 AM
Capdeville wore that pink Lotto shirt today (not with the holes but yea)... thank god Andy won :lol:The shirt Capdeville was wearing when they miscaptioned it as being Vinnaay? :smoke: If there is a picture of someone looking odd, it is automatically assumed to be Vince. Understandable.


But wait. Andy won a match on clay? And hit a drop shot that worked? MORE THAN ONE?! Andy Rdddick (USA)!!!??

Nah... ;)

MissFairy
04-12-2006, 08:28 AM
I know. He hit a fucking amazing forehand dropshot winner on sunday against gonzo too.

WHO IS THIS AND WHAT DID HE DO TO ANDY RODDICK (USA)????????????
Can we keep this new Andy just for a teeny while? Or forever? :p

Bobcats
04-12-2006, 09:40 AM
Andy was the champion last year, and he did a good job recently. Though it's in clay, tough ha got a bad draw, I think he can win at last

nobama
04-12-2006, 10:38 AM
:)

Lina
04-12-2006, 11:15 AM
...Dropshots?!

snaillyyy
04-12-2006, 11:37 AM
:eek::eek::eek::eek: Not just one dropshot but TWO! I seriously had to read that more than once :lol: and yes Saraherer please lets keep him forever!;)

Lina
04-12-2006, 11:39 AM
TWO?
*blink*
Dude! Well I hope this Andy is going to stay for a long time! =)

MissFairy
04-12-2006, 11:54 AM
:eek::eek::eek::eek: Not just one dropshot but TWO! I seriously had to read that more than once :lol: and yes Saraherer please lets keep him forever!;)

(: Forever and ever and ever and ever
Hahaha and they were consecutive weren't they? imaginative, full of finesse and clay-shots? That is so unlike him. d:

Lina
04-12-2006, 11:55 AM
That is very strange. But I am liking it. haha.

blosson
04-12-2006, 12:07 PM
I think Andy and James have a "reciprocal" relationship, when one sucks, the other one rocks and vice versa :lol:

Unfotunatelly they share their MOJO. When one is using it the other slumps. Can we clone it?

MissFairy
04-12-2006, 12:12 PM
Siamese Mojo twinees? Oh heck.

Lina
04-12-2006, 12:38 PM
That sucks. I Don't like this siamese mojo-ness.

partygirl
04-12-2006, 01:08 PM
talk of hot boys sharing eachothers MoJo,
will take me to the bad place.http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/taunt011.gif

cobalt60
04-12-2006, 01:36 PM
Nice opening for Andy! What happened to James?

Jennay
04-12-2006, 03:59 PM
dropshots.. :confused:


:bigclap:

tangerine_dream
04-12-2006, 05:56 PM
Andy. Drop shots. Hee. :D

Young shows off arm

Though his mother was a fine tennis player, Texas Longhorns hero Vince Young says he never tried to play the game except casually on occasion as a kid. Nonetheless, as Jim McIngvale's invited guest, Young made a predictably big splash at Westside on Tuesday night, throwing a few passes between the Andy Roddick and James Blake matches.

Young threw one of them perfectly to Roddick, who ran a length-of-the-court pattern.

"If I'd have dropped that one, I would have been a total dork," Roddick said.

He, in turn, blasted a serve past Young, just to show him his stuff. Having become an Austin resident when he's not globe-trotting on the ATP Tour, Roddick is gradually being transformed into a Longhorns fan after rooting for Nebraska (where he was born) since childhood.

Roddick's grab, by the way, meant $10,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Texas ex McIngvale, who owns the tennis club and Gallery Furniture, convinced Young to fling the football around for a good cause. For every "completion," Mattress Mack told Young he'd donate 10 grand to the cancer center. McIngvale ended up being on the hook for $40,000.

Triple Olympic medalist Chad Hedrick of Spring also made a Gallery Furniture Stadium appearance.

surfpinky
04-12-2006, 08:16 PM
Triple Olympic medalist Chad Hedrick of Spring also made a Gallery Furniture Stadium appearance.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blosson
04-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Ok. This is a dumb question but who is Mattress Mack and why he is called like this?

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 09:06 PM
He owns the single biggest furniture store in the country down in Houston, they sell mostly mattresses ;)

surfpinky
04-12-2006, 09:42 PM
people took videos of andy and vince young, they are hilarious.

(I don't know these people, I just found it on youtube)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-k6S8TW5slU
andy catching the pass

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O2-AyK6l6Xs
andy serving to vince [:

Fee
04-12-2006, 09:59 PM
I think Andy may do well this week, as if he's inspired by the company he's keeping or something... :aplot:

blosson
04-12-2006, 10:00 PM
What do you know we don't know Fee?

Nat, thanks for the videos.

tangerine_dream
04-12-2006, 10:30 PM
I think Andy may do well this week, as if he's inspired by the company he's keeping or something... :aplot:
Whoever this girl is that he's dating, she must be something. :cool:

blosson
04-12-2006, 11:16 PM
:lol: she must be good for stress relief.

Pandy in love is playing today right?

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 11:18 PM
Yeah, in a couple hours.

blosson
04-12-2006, 11:20 PM
OK. 2 hours man! I hope to wake up to some good news.. :D

Deboogle!.
04-12-2006, 11:25 PM
I'm just guessing - there's doubles on the court right now, still going on, then Marcos is supposed to play in a half hour, then Andy, so yeah.

morningglory
04-12-2006, 11:44 PM
Ya know what? Ever since the mojo commercial came out, Andy has been in a slump... I hate MOJO! :(

zoltan83
04-13-2006, 12:55 AM
:banana: Congrats to Andy for his first match...And doing dropshots? :eek: :yeah:

Jennay
04-13-2006, 02:32 AM
I'm just guessing - there's doubles on the court right now, still going on, then Marcos is supposed to play in a half hour, then Andy, so yeah.
Is Andy playing yet?
edit: nvm 5-2 for him :p

partygirl
04-13-2006, 02:36 AM
...do well this week, as if he's inspired by the company he's keeping or something... :aplot:


http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/signs054.gif:rolls:http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/sick004.gif

morningglory
04-13-2006, 03:14 AM
is the match over yet?

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:21 AM
almost:)

6-3 6-4 :)

Now tommy :scared:

snaillyyy
04-13-2006, 03:28 AM
bit late, but from last night:)

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 03:29 AM
Thanks for the piccies Carole :kiss:

Andy won again? Ho hum. :yawn: :lol:

It feels good to be bored again. ;)

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:31 AM
Don't worry tangy, Andy plays Tommy next in the QF. Shit draw. Should be the final.

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 03:33 AM
I didn't look at the draw closely...assuming Andy gets past Tommy (!) who would be waiting for him in the semis and final? Where does Baggy fit in here? :)

Kristen
04-13-2006, 03:36 AM
:wavey: Hey all!
I'll be hanging around the Roddick forum the next couple of days... you know, looking for things from the Houston event. Good to see Andy winning consecutive matches, and I'm not too pissed off. Oli got a fair amount of games. :hatoff:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:37 AM
Hi Kristen you are welcome here anytime, don't have to explain yourself :hug:

Tangy, Marcos would be a SF

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:40 AM
pics :)

Kristen here are pics of your guy

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/TXWH119041223_1024x768.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/TXWH118041223_1024x768.jpg


Andy's never lost to an austrian |:!

morningglory
04-13-2006, 03:46 AM
ah well.... here's the end of the road for Andy... :sad:
At least he did live up to his "seeding"

Kristen
04-13-2006, 03:47 AM
DEB!!!!!! :hug: :smooch: Thank you!
They're lovely. Oh, how he can wear the sleeveless :drool:

I need to stop procrastinating. LOL I have to get a haircut in 15 minutes :tape: Always procrastinating ;)

I'll be back!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:49 AM
You're most welcome :) He does look quite lovely indeed :hearts:

Hope the haircut comes out nice :lol:

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 03:50 AM
Oliver's hot :hearts:

Hi Kristen :wavey:

acoffeygirl
04-13-2006, 04:08 AM
It is always nice to log in and find that Andy won. Too bad Haas is next! Boo!!!!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 04:15 AM
pics from AR.com http://www.andyroddick.com/photosvideos/mens-clay-court-andy-vs-marach/

Audio: http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/

Low on energy, eh? :tape:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 04:47 AM
from the AP:
==========
Roddick escaped one break point in the sixth game of the second set but finally held on Maranch's backhand error. Roddick ended the match with an ace. Roddick hit 70 per cent of his first serves.

"I was a little low on energy all day," Roddick said. "I wasn't expecting back to backs but I understand why. I'm glad to have a day off before I play Tommy (Haas) on Friday."

Roddick lost to Haas in the finals of the 2004 clay court event. Roddick says he's ready for a good performance.

"I'm looking forward to it," Roddick said. "Tommy's been playing great. I feel like I'm playing well, I've turned the corner and this will be a great test. He's in form and on a surface he likes. I want to play well against an elite player.":):):) :yeah:

Kristen
04-13-2006, 04:50 AM
:yeah: Managed to get a nice hair(s)cut and had a great hairdresser!

:lol: Oliver is very easy on the eyes (so aesthetically pleasing :eek: ), and he's a lovely chap too :hug: (Why am I talking like an old Englishman!?!?!!?) :wavey: gotta go... mother is here! LOL!!!

renee_chin
04-13-2006, 05:15 AM
No reports of drop-shot winners today?! :awww:

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/other/roddick_houston_wire.jpg

Fee
04-13-2006, 05:40 AM
..."I was a little low on energy all day," Roddick said....

:aplot:

morningglory
04-13-2006, 06:17 AM
from the AP:
==========
Roddick escaped one break point in the sixth game of the second set but finally held on Maranch's backhand error. Roddick ended the match with an ace. Roddick hit 70 per cent of his first serves.

"I was a little low on energy all day," Roddick said. "I wasn't expecting back to backs but I understand why. I'm glad to have a day off before I play Tommy (Haas) on Friday."

Roddick lost to Haas in the finals of the 2004 clay court event. Roddick says he's ready for a good performance.

"I'm looking forward to it," Roddick said. "Tommy's been playing great. I feel like I'm playing well, I've turned the corner and this will be a great test. He's in form and on a surface he likes. I want to play well against an elite player.":):):) :yeah:
don't just start :yeah:ing yet ;)
Like we could take Andy's word for it anytime in the past... ;) esp. when it comes around to his game... (remember when he said about this year's AO, and then USO 05?...) :p :tape:
I hate it when Andy gets optimistic, becuz it always turns out bad

blosson
04-13-2006, 06:39 AM
:aplot:

Is she sitting in the stands with his coach and trainer? (in other words, will Andy introduce her to the world?) :p

partygirl
04-13-2006, 07:26 AM
boo. -HISS

williaer
04-13-2006, 07:38 AM
don't just start :yeah:ing yet ;)
Like we could take Andy's word for it anytime in the past... ;) esp. when it comes around to his game... (remember when he said about this year's AO, and then USO 05?...) :p :tape:
I hate it when Andy gets optimistic, becuz it always turns out bad
i know what you mean - but andy wasnt really like "im feeling awesome i can go all the way etc" it just seems he's taking each match as it comes and it's good he's looking forward to testing his form against a top, in form player

Lina
04-13-2006, 09:51 AM
nono don't jinx it! it'll be fine. XD!

*ignorance is bliss*

Caren
04-13-2006, 11:24 AM
:aplot:

Fee don't leave us hanging :sad:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:08 PM
don't just start :yeah:ing yet ;)
Like we could take Andy's word for it anytime in the past... ;) esp. when it comes around to his game... (remember when he said about this year's AO, and then USO 05?...) :p :tape:
I hate it when Andy gets optimistic, becuz it always turns out badWell I just like his attitude about it. He knows Tommy's one of the best players he's even played this whole year, maybe the best, he knows he has to play well, he knows Tommy is better on clay than he is. I just think it's at least a good attitude that he's going in with :)

partygirl
04-13-2006, 03:44 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/other/roddick_houston_wire.jpg
unless roddick changed his lycra mid match....i think AR.com posted the wrong pics.

-hey im no sick-o...i just find it curious.
I would love if they were that foolish- maybe im wrong.
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7703/005ya.jpg

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 03:45 PM
yeah, it seems the gallery they have labeled as pics from his match against Marach are not actually from that match.

partygirl
04-13-2006, 03:55 PM
yeah, it seems the gallery they have labeled as pics from his match against Marach are not actually from that match.
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/bounce002.gif
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/happy061.gifhA. I really think they just thought, nobody would notice.

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Maybe. That or they didn't notice and just made a mistake. With that site, it's impossible to know what they're thinking

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 04:20 PM
..."I was a little low on energy all day," Roddick said....
:aplot:
*snort* hehe! I hope he keeps his new girl in the background. It's working out beautifully for his game, his good cheer...and for us because then we don't have to deal with the cameramen always focusing on her and not on Andy. :p

Blurb about Friday's QF:
Old friends

Tommy Haas wasn't crazy about having to play Alexander Waske on Wednesday, and he's even less crazy about facing Andy Roddick on Friday.
Waske is a good friend and German Davis Cup team doubles partner, while the top-seeded Roddick has beaten Haas in three straight meetings.

"It's always hard to play somebody you know really well," Haas said of Waske, who started poorly and lost 6-1, 7-6 (7). "And Andy's got a little bit of an edge over me now."

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 04:24 PM
*snort* hehe! I hope he keeps his new girl in the background. It's working out beautifully for his game, his good cheer...and for us because then we don't have to deal with the cameramen always focusing on her and not on Andy. :pThat obviously seems to be his intent so let's just respect that and not feed the teenybopper rumor mill with talk of it here ;) Let someone else make a mistake and let it out there, I don't want it on our heads and I selfishly don't want to have to clean up a mess :p Plus, Andy's won 4 matches in a row for the first time all year, let's focus on the important stuff :)

Fee
04-13-2006, 04:46 PM
*snort* hehe! I hope he keeps his new girl in the background. It's working out beautifully for his game, his good cheer...and for us because then we don't have to deal with the cameramen always focusing on her and not on Andy. :p

Girl? Who said anything about girl? I was talking about Mardy.

I've read through the stories and interviews so far this week and I see 3 possible scenarios...

1. Mardy is 'staying with' Andy thus Andy is playing very well, and, sadly, James is not. (Mardy, after winning Tallahassee on Sunday, is feeling quite vigorous).

2. James is 'staying with' Andy as he did all weekend, which is taking so much of his energy that Andy is playing well (since last Friday) and sadly, James is not.

3. Andy and James were together Sunday. James and Mardy were together Monday. Andy and Mardy were together Tuesday, and Andy was a little bit tired for his match on Wednesday. It's getting a bit complicated and I really think it's time to bring Robby into this arrangement to create some stability and help Robby play better. It's no coincedence that all of these guys are skipping Monte Carlo. I think they got a great off-season deal on a Fire Island bungalow (tennis court included).

Anyway, back to tennis.

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 04:49 PM
Girl? Who said anything about girl? I was talking about Mardy.

I've read through the stories and interviews so far this week and I see 3 possible scenarios...

1. Mardy is 'staying with' Andy thus Andy is playing very well, and, sadly, James is not. (Mardy, after winning Tallahassee on Sunday, is feeling quite vigorous).

2. James is 'staying with' Andy as he did all weekend, which is taking so much of his energy that Andy is playing well (since last Friday) and sadly, James is not.

3. Andy and James were together Sunday. James and Mardy were together Monday. Andy and Mardy were together Tuesday, and Andy was a little bit tired for his match on Wednesday. It's getting a bit complicated and I really think it's time to bring Robby into this arrangement to create some stability and help Robby play better. It's no coincedence that all of these guys are skipping Monte Carlo. I think they got a great off-season deal on a Fire Island bungalow (tennis court included).

Anyway, back to tennis.oh MAN :haha: :haha: :haha:

partygirl
04-13-2006, 04:53 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/transport026.gif

cobalt60
04-13-2006, 04:57 PM
You guys are something else :haha: I am having such deja vu here. Don't ask.

nobama
04-13-2006, 05:54 PM
:)

MissFairy
04-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Girl? Who said anything about girl? I was talking about Mardy.

I've read through the stories and interviews so far this week and I see 3 possible scenarios...

1. Mardy is 'staying with' Andy thus Andy is playing very well, and, sadly, James is not. (Mardy, after winning Tallahassee on Sunday, is feeling quite vigorous).

2. James is 'staying with' Andy as he did all weekend, which is taking so much of his energy that Andy is playing well (since last Friday) and sadly, James is not.

3. Andy and James were together Sunday. James and Mardy were together Monday. Andy and Mardy were together Tuesday, and Andy was a little bit tired for his match on Wednesday. It's getting a bit complicated and I really think it's time to bring Robby into this arrangement to create some stability and help Robby play better. It's no coincedence that all of these guys are skipping Monte Carlo. I think they got a great off-season deal on a Fire Island bungalow (tennis court included).

Anyway, back to tennis.
HAHAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHA :worship:

MissFairy
04-13-2006, 06:15 PM
Plus, Andy's won 4 matches in a row for the first time all year, let's focus on the important stuff :)
:D :D :D

partygirl
04-13-2006, 06:22 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=86100hmmm, okay. :p :p
-one foot yo-

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 06:30 PM
Coach's Corner
April 13th, 2006 01:02 pm

Haas is going to be a tough test on Friday. As usual, Haas is coming into Houston playing well. Andy will have to serve a little better against Haas than he did against Marach. If he keeps hitting groundies well, he will have a great shot.

cobalt60
04-13-2006, 07:45 PM
Don't know where else to put this comment :silly: but I just got off the phone with a friend who is at the tournie doing business. She says the Macs ( especially Linda) are the nicest most down to earth "millionaires" she has ever met :haha:. The players and media are being treated like kings and queens. Nice to hear as I had been informed otherwise. But I believe her. Maybe I will go here next year( and leave the family home;) ) :p

Deboogle!.
04-13-2006, 07:48 PM
Don't know where else to put this comment :silly: but I just got off the phone with a friend who is at the tournie doing business. She says the Macs ( especially Linda) are the nicest most down to earth "millionaires" she has ever met :haha:. The players and media are being treated like kings and queens. Nice to hear as I had been informed otherwise. But I believe her. Maybe I will go here next year( and leave the family home;) ) :pWell this was my experience too. The Macks actually stood at the exits most nights and thanked you for coming and stuff, i was really impressed by things like that. They treat the tourney-goers quite well also :) The people who say crap about it and stuff are people who've never even been to the event. I'm sure you'd have a great time if you were to go:)

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 07:50 PM
MTF Irony of the Day
The fact that some people in GM get all excited when a clay courter beats James Blake in the first round but get all snooty and dismissive when Roddick wins two clay matches back to back after making a rather quick transition from grass.

Whine of the Week
There's a thread over at Tennis Warehouse called "Myths Perpetrated by This Board." A thread like that should be started over here because the myth that 1) Roddick is the worst player on clay; and 2) that Roddick has the worst backhand on tour is getting mighty tiresome and old. :o

cobalt60
04-13-2006, 07:58 PM
MTF Irony of the Day
The fact that some people in GM get all excited when a clay courter beats James Blake in the first round but get all snooty and dismissive when Roddick wins two clay matches back to back after making a rather quick transition from grass.

Whine of the Week
There's a thread over at Tennis Warehouse called "Myths Perpetrated by This Board." A thread like that should be started over here because the myth that 1) Roddick is the worst player on clay; and 2) that Roddick has the worst backhand on tour is getting mighty tiresome and old. :o
Well let's get on the warpath then tangy :aplot:

surfpinky
04-13-2006, 08:00 PM
http://menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=86100 http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h319/nataliatch/spidermonkey.jpg

tangerine_dream
04-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Heh. I've been on the warpath too much of late. Mostly on tennis-x because it's fun to do so over there. :lol:

I need to evolve into a kinder, gentler Tangy.

cobalt60
04-13-2006, 08:07 PM
Well this was my experience too. The Macks actually stood at the exits most nights and thanked you for coming and stuff, i was really impressed by things like that. They treat the tourney-goers quite well also :) The people who say crap about it and stuff are people who've never even been to the event. I'm sure you'd have a great time if you were to go:)
Well again very off topic BUT that's what I loved about Penn and Teller in Vegas- they personally greeted every attendee at their show. And made my kids feel very special. That's why I like it when players treat the kids who are their fans nicely. I know everyone is allowed a bad day but to take it out on youngsters when those players are only practicing leaves a very bad taste in my mouth :( After a loss I can understand more their need to get away although I think those players who lose and stay to sign autographs are more special and deserve more of my attention.

cobalt60
04-13-2006, 08:08 PM
Heh. I've been on the warpath too much of late. Mostly on tennis-x because it's fun to do so over there. :lol:

I need to evolve into a kinder, gentler Tangy.
Nah I like you just the way you are. But I am glad that you are on Andy's side.;) At least you are not hysterical about it. :p

Fee
04-13-2006, 08:14 PM
I had a pretty good time at the Houston tournament in 2003. When Jan-Mike forgot to leave my tickets for me (he thought I was coming Tuesday, not Monday, he's a bit dense with details sometimes), it was Linda who came out to give me my ticket. She was talking to him a little bit later on her cell phone and waived me over to take the phone and tease him about the whole thing. Mac was walking around selling programs every day that I was there, and helping people find courts and bathrooms and such. All the players I spoke to that year had a great time. Doesn't hurt that the Macs give points to the guys for every 'fan event' they do and then give away prizes for the guys with the most points (big screen TV's and such).

Mac's odd reputation doesn't come from the tournament, it comes from the first year that he hosted the Masters and the unfortunate incidents around Federer and Agassi, including that horrendous speech during the trophy presentation that just about ignored Fed. But, it's water under the bridge, Fed has stated repeatedly that he's over it, and no matter what the clay court snobs who have never been say, Houston is a good tournament that treats the players and fans well.

morningglory
04-13-2006, 09:03 PM
Andy Vs Tommy...
This is the match that Andy's gonna surprise us :yeah: :armed:

Golfnduck
04-14-2006, 12:24 AM
I hope Andy beats Haas, it would be a very big win for him.

snaillyyy
04-14-2006, 12:44 AM
The one legged dance must be contagious :p

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 12:49 AM
The one legged dance must be contagious :p:haha:

snaillyyy
04-14-2006, 01:05 AM
First one Andy's desperation at not getting the hang of the new one legged dance and #2 the appreciation from the one legged dancing wannabes :p

surfpinky
04-14-2006, 01:32 AM
http://menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=86117 http://www.sashacohen.com/photos/leah17.jpg

surfpinky
04-14-2006, 01:32 AM
oh yeah, I'm bored. |:

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 01:32 AM
:spit: :haha: :rolls:

snaillyyy
04-14-2006, 01:35 AM
OMC Nat :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Fee
04-14-2006, 01:50 AM
Nat :lol:

Coach's corner...

Andy has two feet. Each of his feet has 5 toes. He moves around the court and uses a blue racquet to hit the yellow tennis ball. Blue is pretty.

duh-AR.com

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 02:27 AM
As expected, Andy plays tommy tomorrow at 7

tangerine_dream
04-14-2006, 02:56 AM
IF Andy makes it past Tommy, there will be no Baggy waiting for him in the SFs. He had to retire due to back problems. Vinnaaaaaay :smoke: advances.

Baggy :sad: That's a long way to travel for nothing. :(

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 03:00 AM
Apparently his brother lives in Houston - that's the speculation (and a huge appearance guarantee) as to why he'd bother to show up there. Hopefully the injury isn't serious, though. Vinnay will probably beat Mardy - he'd be plenty tough for Andy on clay but Andy has Tommy anyway so no sense looking past that yet :unsure: :unsure:

acoffeygirl
04-14-2006, 03:33 AM
So according to the Houston home page....Andy and Tommy are going to play at 4:30 and then again at 7:00. :lol:

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 03:39 AM
Well the Macks are probably so pissed they're playing in the QFs (those two are by far the biggest crowd draws at that tourney) they wanna milk it twice :p

acoffeygirl
04-14-2006, 03:43 AM
Maybe they could do best 2 out of three matches? ;)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 05:57 AM
MARGARET I SEE YOU!!!!!!!! :p

morningglory
04-14-2006, 05:05 PM
no SF Baggy this time... Andy, this is your chance! :armed:

Corinna
04-14-2006, 06:04 PM
The one legged dance must be contagious :p
:spit: :lol: carly :worship:

let's go andy :angel: show us who's the better clay-courter

snaillyyy
04-14-2006, 07:57 PM
Corinna!!! :hug: how have you been?!

partygirl
04-14-2006, 08:36 PM
The one legged dance must be contagious :p
well he was smart...he perfected it before he got on that red stuff. :p

Corinna
04-14-2006, 08:49 PM
Corinna!!! :hug: how have you been?!
i've been very busy :rolleyes:
but now i am on holidays for some days :) and so i am very very fine :woohoo: :D :D (:
how about you, carly? :hug:

tangerine_dream
04-15-2006, 01:24 AM
Andy won the first set TB :woohoo: Tommy has a break in the second set.

Wish we could see this. :(

J. Corwin
04-15-2006, 01:27 AM
Isn't TTC getting this?

My sb has been stuck on 1-2 forever...

Maybe I should venture into the scoring thread...:scared:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 01:28 AM
Not til tomorrow

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 01:40 AM
classic Andy. up 4-3 with multiple BPs, Tommy holds then Andy gets broken to love at 4all. 2006 Andy is back. hooray.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:23 AM
As usual, Soooooooooooooooooo many chances :(

renee_chin
04-15-2006, 02:24 AM
This match is just... :o

And the good ol' SB seems to be stucked :mad:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:27 AM
It's over. 7-6 4-6 4-6 Andy had soooooooooooooooooooo many chances in the 2nd and 3rd. hard to know what happened but you have to imagine he blew at least some of them :shrug:

never lost before the finals til now :sad:

guida
04-15-2006, 02:27 AM
Congrats Andy for blowing even MORE chances than I thought possible. :o

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:28 AM
Congrats Andy for blowing even MORE chances than I thought possible. :oThat's what's so :smash: about it. I'd almost rather him just get beat badly. At least it wouldn't be so gut-wrenching than all these close "Should've" losses :o

renee_chin
04-15-2006, 02:29 AM
I know. BP after BP... :(

guida
04-15-2006, 02:30 AM
That's what's so :smash: about it. I'd almost rather him just get beat badly. At least it wouldn't be so gut-wrenching than all these close "Should've" losses :o

What are we to do with him? :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:33 AM
I dunno, guida. one step forward, 2 back, time and time and time and time again. And every time he has chances. He just can't win a close match it seems.

J. Corwin
04-15-2006, 02:33 AM
poor McMattresses :sad:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:34 AM
They love tommy, tommy makes them plenty $$$$$$$, they'll be ok.

tangerine_dream
04-15-2006, 02:37 AM
Well, he lost to Tommy so I'm not feeling too badly about it. I'm happy to see that he managed to get a set off Tommy on clay :cool: Too bad he couldn't convert any bp's or hold his serve. Tough luck. :hug:

I'll bet it was a great match to watch though. You TTC people get to watch Tommy and Mardy in the SF! :bounce:

guida
04-15-2006, 02:39 AM
Oh well, guess it's back to business as usual for all of us martyr-fans then. I'm going to bed. :o

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:40 AM
But tangy it's the same old thing - it's not who it was or whatever, it's that he had so many chances and lost another confidence-shattering tough match. That's what sucks about it no matter who it was to :( Andy used to have the best serve in the game, he lost serve what, at least 4 times in this match? I can't just say "Too bad" about that. That's BAD. :( And it's the same one step forward, two back tango that's just URGHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Havok
04-15-2006, 02:43 AM
Andy :hug:. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that this was played on clay. IN one way you can look at his wasted chances to close Haas out, but considering he's playing on his worst/most hated surface, and having chances to even take this match and pushing Haas to the wire is encouragin, well to me at least :shrug:.

Haas was the ONLY player who stood in Andy's way, and it's like the 272047493th time i say this but whatever: CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WAS A QUARTERFINALS MATCH!!!!

I just wish he ca find some sort of magic on the Euro clay and make like a bunch of 3r :dance:. That's all I'm asking for Andy, so don't be a bitch and make me happy!

Havok
04-15-2006, 02:44 AM
But tangy it's the same old thing - it's not who it was or whatever, it's that he had so many chances and lost another confidence-shattering tough match. That's what sucks about it no matter who it was to :( Andy used to have the best serve in the game, he lost serve what, at least 4 times in this match? I can't just say "Too bad" about that. That's BAD. :( And it's the same one step forward, two back tango that's just URGHHHHHHHHHHHH.
A 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 loss and only being broken 4 times or something actually isn't so bad really. Still :sad:/:( though.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:44 AM
But Naldo it was Houston, not the same for him mentally. He'd always managed to squeak through close ones there no matter what. He'd never lost before the final. :(

I'm sorry, I just can't see anything good about this match. To me it is another match where he won the first set and was leading and had chances and yet again could not put it away.

Chaos Inc.
04-15-2006, 02:45 AM
Oh well, guess it's back to business as usual for all of us martyr-fans then. I'm going to bed. :o


True. The problem is he won't start winning these type of close matches against solid players until he wins one and he has no confidence that he can win against them in that situation

It is an endless, vicious cycle...........

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:45 AM
True. The problem is he won't start winning these type of close matches against solid players until he wins one and he has no confidence that he can win against them in that situation

It is an endless, vicious cycle...........Exactly, that's what makes me sad about it.

Havok
04-15-2006, 02:46 AM
But Naldo it was Houston, not the same for him mentally. He'd always managed to squeak through close ones there no matter what. He'd never lost before the final. :(

I'm sorry, I just can't see anything good about this match. To me it is another match where he won the first set and was leading and had chances and yet again could not put it away.
Blame it on the draw, honestly :o. I know it's Houston and all, and I think that's what made it such a close match and he could have won it. It's a small step back for sure, but could you imagine the early 2006 Roddick in this match ?:help: He'd have lost even easier than he did vs Haas here in 2004 :scared:.

Havok
04-15-2006, 02:48 AM
But Naldo it was Houston, not the same for him mentally. He'd always managed to squeak through close ones there no matter what. He'd never lost before the final. :(

I'm sorry, I just can't see anything good about this match. To me it is another match where he won the first set and was leading and had chances and yet again could not put it away.

Reading that just made that dreadful 2003 Houston finals vs Agassi creep back up into my mind. Roddick up a set, 3-0, triple bp and DIES :rolls:.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 02:49 AM
Blame it on the draw, honestly :o. I know it's Houston and all, and I think that's what made it such a close match and he could have won it. It's a small step back for sure, but could you imagine the early 2006 Roddick in this match ?:help: He'd have lost even easier than he did vs Haas here in 2004 :scared:.But I was at the match in 2004 and it was much of the same. Maybe straight sets but still, Andy had chances and blew them. Plus that time, he had won a TON of matches, San Jose, Miami titles, Davis Cup, he was physically DEAD TIRED. Not so this year. I know the draw sucked, and it did. That match shouldn't have been a QF at this event (obviously not, it was the final 2 yrs ago) but that doesn't matter. It was a huge match for Andy mentally and he even SAID SO beforehand and he still blew all the opportunities. So it just sucks for him - it's just one more big blow no matter how you look at it

But Naldo at least that was a final and it was AGASSI. At least he idolizes Agassi, losing to him of all people is not nearly as bad. He'd turned around his h2h against Tommy and still didn't have the confidence to put it away at the tourney where he probably feels the most comfortable mentally on the whole tour - all his friends and famiy, the comforts of home, etc.

Havok
04-15-2006, 02:50 AM
*isn't looking at it then*

:dance:. Ugh 3 weeks until he sucks and loses AGAIN on clay. Loves the clay :smoke:.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 03:15 AM
No wonder Andy lost. Mardy betrayed him. http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/

morningglory
04-15-2006, 03:36 AM
Andy took a set :D
anyway, Andy's serve won't be that easy to hold on clay, and I think Andy did what he could.
Rest now, Andy.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 03:52 AM
He tried to go to net a lot against Tommy on clay. Oh boy.
====================
Haas beats Roddick to reach semifinal

4/14/2006 11:46:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) - Fifth-seeded Tommy Haas dominated Andy Roddick on clay again, beating the No. 1 seed a fourth straight time in a quarterfinal match Friday night at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Haas rallied from one set down to win 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-4 in a matchup that Roddick said could have been the final. It was two years ago.

Roddick had two chances to break Haas in the final game, but he was unable to return Haas' serve and got aced on the second opportunity. Haas closed out the match two points later. He hit a forehand winner that cleaned the line and a forehand by Roddick hit the tape but the ball bounced back on his side.

``In some ways you wish it was a final,'' Haas said. ``When you play in front a full crowd that's what you work for. That's why it's fun.''

Haas will play American Mardy Fish in one semifinal Saturday.

Seventh-seeded Paul Goldstein of the United States plays Austria's Jurgen Melzer in the other semifinal.

Haas, from Germany, beat Roddick twice on clay in 2002 in Monte Carlo and Rome, and again in 2004 in the finals here.

Roddick failed to reach the finals for the first time in six years.:sad: :crying2: The big points of the match were won, not lost, he said.

``This is the first time I've left Houston on Friday,'' he said, adding that he'd be on his boat on Lake Austin Saturday. ``I'm mad but I'm not upset, if that makes sense.:scratch: :scratch: There are minimal questions I asked myself after that match.'':shrug:

Roddick led 4-3 in the second set and had two chances on Haas' serve in the eighth game - the longest of the match - to set up himself to serve for the match. But Haas stiffened to win the game and then won eight straight points to close out the set, 6-4.

Haas needed just five points to break Roddick in his second service game of the third set to go up 2-1. But Roddick broke right back to level it.

In the seventh game Haas needed just one break chance to go up 4-3 and he did it in flashy fashion. Haas barely returned the serve to his backhand and Roddick volleyed the ball wide to the other side. The German sprinted the width of the court and hit a down the line winner on the run to go up 4-3.

Haas' passing shots weren't plentiful but they were timely.

``I managed to get there and sneak a few by him which didn't give him confidence to continue serving and volleying,'' he said. ``It's always nice to beat Andy, especially here where he's won so many times.''

Roddick watched helplessly as Haas' accurate groundies went past.

``I don't know how many passing shots he hit from 8 feet behind the baseline,'' he said. ``All I can do is put myself in the best position and if he comes up with the goods, he wins.''

Noelle
04-15-2006, 04:03 AM
:shrug: Ah well.

Jennay
04-15-2006, 04:06 AM
wtf volleying is for everything - clay.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 04:08 AM
wtf volleying is for everything - clay.What the article fails to mention and what Andy seems to continually fail to realize is that hitting a crosscourt approach shot to a guy with a good backhand is GOING TO GET YOU PASSED WITH A DOWN THE LINE WINNER. EVERY TIME, I promise you Andy.

renee_chin
04-15-2006, 04:14 AM
I think he knows, just to stubborn to admit that it doesn't work for him :(

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 04:18 AM
But he keeps doing it all the time :shrug: and on bg points :shrug:

oh and no andy, it makes no sense that you're mad but not upset.

morningglory
04-15-2006, 04:18 AM
becuz Andy can't hit winners from the baseline on clay? :( He has to go to the net

Hola Mr. SK
04-15-2006, 04:23 AM
Pity that he had a couple BP's in the last game but blew'em away.
Good fight,anyway :)

morningglory
04-15-2006, 04:27 AM
a good fight requires fighting. |:
considering his efforts at IW or Memphis... this is considered good fighting :lol:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 04:28 AM
Losing the last 11 points of a set after having 2 BPs when you're already up a set and would get to serve out the match.... is really debatably not fighting.

This audio just... http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/roddick_houston5.3.wma okayyyyyy :shrug:

morningglory
04-15-2006, 04:36 AM
ooh... was that what happened? I think I know a word for it...
http://re2.mm-b1.yimg.com/image/538793050 minus ARTI

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 05:15 AM
LOL Yes, at 4-3* Andy had a couple BPs to go up 5-3 and serve out the match. But Tommy held, thus winning at least 3 points in a row to hold, then at 4all Andy was broken at love and Tommy held out the set at love. 11 points in a row to lose the 2nd set.

Top class fighting for sure :yeah:

robinhood
04-15-2006, 05:26 AM
ooh... was that what happened? I think I know a word for it...
http://re2.mm-b1.yimg.com/image/538793050 minus ARTI

:lol:

williaer
04-15-2006, 05:26 AM
Did anyone watch on TV?

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 05:27 AM
It wasn't on tv. coverage starts tomorrow.

THANKS ANDY I DIDN'T WANNA SEE YOU PLAY MARDY OR ANYTHING. :ras:

robinhood
04-15-2006, 05:29 AM
Losing the last 11 points of a set after having 2 BPs when you're already up a set and would get to serve out the match.... is really debatably not fighting.

This audio just... http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/roddick_houston5.3.wma okayyyyyy :shrug:

Upon listening to his press conference, I'm not sure if he will advocate a shorter season now.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 05:31 AM
Upon listening to his press conference, I'm not sure if he will advocate a shorter season now.Of course he will that's the Andy way :yeah:

Black Adam
04-15-2006, 07:17 AM
Let's hope he shows up in monte carlo to graab some few points.

Jade Fox
04-15-2006, 10:34 AM
I'm new here but I've been lurking for a while so hi :wavey: .

Anyone see the match? Cause from what I saw from the livescores he failed to convert crucial breakpoints and that made a huge difference.

Anyways, I can see many are upset, and you have every right to be. It seemed like he was making progress wasn't he? Davis Cup madness, he adjusted to clay coming from grass surprisingly easy, and he didn't lose to some dude rank 150 in the world for the second tournament in a row. And then he goes and ruin that by losing to Haas which just proves my theory about Andy being a slow learner. He's a two steps forward, one step back kind of guy and those kind of athletes can be maddening to cheer for. :banghead:

I'm not that upset that he lost. Normally I would be screaming "You idiot!" at my computer but I didn't feel the urge to. Maybe it's years of being a Red Sox fan(if you follow baseball you know exactly what that means) that has made me more paitient with my favorites if they are going through a rough patch. Either way, he should analyze this loss with the people around him and go after those breakpoints more(I think he had that same problem in Nasdaq too against Ferrer)

I hope this post made any type of sense.

MissFairy
04-15-2006, 12:20 PM
Hey Jade Fox :wavey: Nice to see that you're not lurking anymore (:

You just basically summed up what was wrong with that match from what anyone could tell due to the lack of coverage like anywhere. I think he's more of a one step forward, four steps backward myself. But that's me just being bitchy since i'ven ot slept d:

I'm not upset he lost, i'm annoyed he didn't win a match he really should have. Not that Haas isn't good, i knew the match was going to be tough, but from how the match was actually panning out last night, he should've brought it home. But he didn't. Like so many times recently.

He needs to like buy a return on Ebay or something and soon.

avocadoe
04-15-2006, 12:55 PM
maybe TTC will show it after-the-fact

Deboogle!.
04-15-2006, 03:09 PM
Let's hope he shows up in monte carlo to graab some few points.He already pulled out, so that ain't gonna happen.

Hi Jade Fox! Great to see you de-lurk :) I'm from Boston, I understand you perfectly ;) And I know what you mean. It's not that he lost. If he lost real badly or just had a really awful night where he played horribly and it was a bad day and he lost real badly, it wouldn't be the same. It's that he often wins the first set (his record of matches lost when he has won the first set is really disconcerting) and then can't put away the match when it's tight and he has chances. Or he'll lose the first set and fight hard to come back but still not be able to put it away.

He absolutely still plays tentatively on BPs, as evidenced most recently by the match in Davis Cup against Massu. And the fact that he was serve-volleying on clay down break point shows that, while he may have made some progress, he still has a looooooooooooong way to go. Andy at his best would have smashed a big serve and had a big forehand putaway on a break point - regardless of surface. Andy of 2003 would not have serve-volleyed on a huge BP at the end of the third set or whenever it was, especially not to a guy with timing and groundstrokes and passing shots like Tommy's.

He's definitely fighting better and not fading away like he was at some parts last year, but at the really big points, it's the same old thing still.

cobalt60
04-15-2006, 04:28 PM
The Red Sox :( and Andy :( Does anyone else see the parallels here? Well now I want a Fish vs Goldstein final with Paul taking home the trophy.

blosson
04-15-2006, 04:30 PM
Hi, I'm spending Easter in Copenhagen and could not be online for a while. I'm in an internet cafe and have just find out Andy lost to Tommy in a very close match. :( WTH. Losing almost at home to somebody he has beaten in the last 3 or 4 encounters. Oh well. What can you do. I really hope he can pick up some descent points during the clay season. Oh he probably won't.

cobalt60
04-15-2006, 04:33 PM
Hi, I'm spending Easter in Copenhagen and could not be online for a while. I'm in an internet cafe and have just find out Andy lost to Tommy in a very close match. :( WTH. Losing almost at home to somebody he has beaten in the last 3 or 4 encounters. Oh well. What can you do. I really hope he can pick up some descent points during the clay season. Oh he probably won't.
Well have a great Easter then! Copenhagen!!!

blosson
04-15-2006, 04:37 PM
I'm not upset he lost, i'm annoyed he didn't win a match he really should have. Not that Haas isn't good, i knew the match was going to be tough, but from how the match was actually panning out last night, he should've brought it home. But he didn't. Like so many times recently.

He needs to like buy a return on Ebay or something and soon.

Basically yeah :(

Andy needs to buy multiple pack returns on Ebay.