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Old 09-03-2012, 10:31 PM   #1606
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He was probably referring to Nadal, even if he wasn't mentioned explicitly. Did anyone hear Gimelstob's idiotic comment today?
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #1607
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To be fair, the journalist had a point. Sampras won one Slam in 02 and Roger one in 03 so there clearly was a little gap.
Yeah, but Roddick's Slam wasn't in that gap. The gap was two slams long, the AO and the FO (the question might have been appropriate for JCF then ). Rodick won his USO after Fed won his first Slam.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #1608
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This ridiculous journalist was hell bent on winding Andy up in this USO 2012 post 3rd round presser

Q. Considering your talent and your tennis abilities, do you think you've been more lucky because you came at the end of the Sampras and Agassi era when it was easier to sneak inside and be No. 1, or more unlucky because after there was Federer who is probably the best of all times?

ANDY RODDICK: It's a question that's not even worth answering. You're asking me to compare the four greatest players of all time. I mean, no part of my career is unlucky. So, you know, I'm not going to compare generations because I don't think you can do that in sports.

Q. I wasn't comparing generations. There was a hole between Sampras and Agassi and Federer. You snuck inside at that period.

ANDY RODDICK: What year did Pete win his last slam?

Q. '02.

ANDY RODDICK: What year did Roger win his first slam?

Q. 2003.

ANDY RODDICK: So what hole are you talking about? Thanks.


Not sure why people are finding this funny. It's obvious that Sampras was declining and Federer was only starting to peak. That "hole" did exist, even if it was less than 12 months. Roddick made a fool of himself denying this. Poor guy. Hats off to his pride though - he managed to salvage it in his usual way - humour.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #1609
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Yeah, but Roddick's Slam wasn't in that gap. The gap was two slams long, the AO and the FO (the question might have been appropriate for JCF then ). Rodick won his USO after Fed won his first Slam.
Sure, but Federer did not start dominating the tour until 2004. I remember the first time I thought Federer was in the top 3 to stay and that was when he demolished Agassi in the WTF late in 2003.

I would say the hole was about 18 months.

Clearly, Roddick has been a bit unlucky with the timing of his career.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #1610
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Sure, but Federer did not start dominating the tour until 2004. I remember the first time I thought Federer was in the top 3 to stay and that was when he demolished Agassi in the WTF late in 2003.

I would say the hole was about 18 months.
I was being tongue-in-cheek anyway. It's an idiotic question on so many levels. Roddick was a top 10 player for over 8 years. He didn't do that in some "18-month hole".
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #1611
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I was being tongue-in-cheek anyway. It's an idiotic question on so many levels. Roddick was a top 10 player for over 8 years. He didn't do that in some "18-month hole".
The journalist asked Roddick if he felt lucky or unlucky, nothing stupid with that.

Clearly Roddick has been unlucky rather than lucky to only win one Slam considering he was a top 5 player for so long. Of course, Roddick prefers to humiliate journalists rather than to whine and complain and that is ok.
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I hardly think he was calling Gaudio one of the 4 greatest players of all time.
wow. You suggesting otherwise? Give me one player of the last 20 years who has been better aside from the aforementioned 3
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Q. One of the other big upsets this year was Lukas Rosol beating Nadal at Wimbledon. Do you think there is something in the Czech mentality that sort of makes you guys less afraid of big wins than other countries?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I just hope you're not comparing me with Lukas Rosol. Do you? (Laughter.)

Q. No, I'm not saying that. I'm just saying...

TOMAS BERDYCH: You did. You just said that there was a big upset and Rosol will beat Nadal and then you mentioned my match here.


Q. Okay.

TOMAS BERDYCH: Okay, good. So first of all, I don't think that we are in the same position, that it's actually that big upset. But all right, you said that. Well, I don't know what else to say. I mean, is it something wrong that we are from Czech and beating big guys? No? Good. Okay,

Q. It's a good thing.

TOMAS BERDYCH: It's a good thing, yeah. So, yeah, we will try to do it for next time again.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #1614
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Q. One of the other big upsets this year was Lukas Rosol beating Nadal at Wimbledon. Do you think there is something in the Czech mentality that sort of makes you guys less afraid of big wins than other countries?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I just hope you're not comparing me with Lukas Rosol. Do you?
He must have in his mind at that moment.
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What a dumb question, I don't believe it... Guy had it coming.
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Q. Not too many WTA players are named Sam. Can you take a moment and say like what the upside of having a name like that is, is there any downside, or give us on a rainy day a good story about your name.

SAMANTHA STOSUR: No, there is no downside. I'm happy ‑‑ I guess over the course of my life, my career, Samantha got shortened to Sam. The one person that always called me Samantha was my grandfather. It's good. You certainly don't get confused in the locker room. You hear your name and you know it's about you. It's fine.

Q. So is your grandfather a traditionalist and not happy for it to be shortened?

SAMANTHA STOSUR: Yeah, I guess he was. My mom and dad only called me Samantha when I was little and did something naughty, so I didn't hear it too often, I don't think. I guess it's one of those names that is not as common.

Q. Lindsay Davenport, when she returned after winning the US Open, she said as she flew over the stadium coming into the New York, her whole body began to tingle. How many times have you been to New York since winning here last year?

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They REALLY asked her about her NAME?

It was really nice of her to give a genuine answer. I would've been like, "What the fuck? Next."
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Q. You just said “relief.” Is there a moment where you thought, “exultation” too?

ANDY MURRAY: I don’t know what that means.

Q. Thrilled, you know, excitement.
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