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Old 01-26-2009, 10:38 AM   #31
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Maybe Andy is planning to use this event as a warm-up for the Shanghai Masters tournament in mid-October?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #32
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Oh lord this guy really needs a scheduler!!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:06 PM   #34
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another tournament in September? Andy, you have enough money already!
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http://www.thetennischannel.com/news...px?newsid=4234
Fat ass Andy last year.
I bet he didn't want to admit how unfit and emotionally corrupted he was (both self-hurt and bad mistakes other people did to him).


knew he had blown that fourth set, and realized he had not broken Tipsarevic in the entire match, failing to exploit eight break point opportunities in the process. He was forthright in conceding that his nerves had cost him dearly on this occasion. "Any chance I got, he said, "I pretty much just choked it...I could sit here and dance around it all night, but I mean you guys watched it. It was what it was. It's like you want something so bad you almost squeeze too tight."

That was irrefutably the case in his downfall against Tipsarevic. Coming into the tournament, Roddick seemed to have the best chance of anybody outside the "Big Three" (Federer, Nadal and Djokovic) of capturing the title. He had, after all, beaten all three of those players during the 2008 season. He had reached consecutive Wimbledon finals in 2004 and 2005, losing to Federer on both occasions. He surely felt good about his chances a few months ago after playing his way into impressive early season form.

But Roddick's preparation for Wimbledon was damaged by a shoulder injury he suffered in Rome, where he reached the semifinals. He had to pull out of Hamburg and missed the French Open. He played well at Queen's Club, but an injured Mardy Fish retired after the first set of a round of 16 meeting with Roddick, and Andy Murray had to default against him in the quarterfinals. So Roddick, who lost to Nadal in the semifinals, did not get quite as much out of Queen's as he might have wanted. A few more sets at that tournament would have toughened him up significantly.

To be sure, Roddick's preparation for this Wimbledon was disrupted. But the fact remains that it will be no facile matter for this man to reemerge on a major stage. He triumphed at the 2003 U.S. Open and finished that season deservedly at No. 1 in the world, ahead of the Wimbledon champion Federer. Roddick concluded 2004 at No. 2 in the world, slipped to No. 3 in 2005, and finished the last two years at No. 6. That is evidence of his enduring status as a front line player, but it is also proof that others have overtaken him.

Roddick took on the issue of his future with absolute honesty in his post-match press conference after his bruising defeat against Tipsarevic. He said, “By no means am I going to complain about anything I have been blessed with, but it's almost at the point where I win another Slam or what? It’s a tough thing to deal with. Either you win a Slam or what, you're disappointing? You kind of have to deal with that every day."

He elaborated when asked about perhaps putting too much pressure on himself to win a second Grand Slam title. Said Roddick, “I’m gonna have pressure on myself regardless. And it’s not from anybody, it’s from within. You know, I want to win another Slam. I could probably coast and not train and be a top 10 player and kind of have a cushy lifestyle and be set for as long as I need to be set for. I’m happy as I can be away from losing tennis matches. But I don’t know if that appeals to me. I don’t know if I’m satisfied with that...I want to win another Slam."

It won’t be easy, and he fully understands that. Roddick’s serve remains one of the primary weapons in the sport. He is a big, strong guy, a fine athlete, and a very industrious individual who works his rear end off. And he is a terrific competitor. His heart is immense, and his tenacity is extraordinary. In turn, he had expanded his game decidedly across the years. Although his volley - especially the forehand volley - will always be somewhat suspect, he is willing to come forward and he can attack surprisingly well in some contests.

And yet, Roddick is surpassed from the back court by too many adversaries. Tipsarevic sparred with him comfortably in all of the rallies, and was always the first to take a slight risk, changing the direction of the exchanges by going down the line off the backhand. That match was symbolic of many Roddick encounters in this respect: he will chase down balls relentlessly, give little away, and look for an opening to attack. But his ground game is not penetrating enough. His two-handed backhand is essentially flat but not piercing. And his forehand is nowhere near as explosive as it once was.

Be that as it may, I still think Roddick has an outside chance to break out of the "one Slam wonder" club which includes Goran Ivanisevic, Michael Chang, and Richard Krajicek. None of those players finished a year as the best in the world, or ever resided at the top. And it is worth remembering that Roddick has been a stalwart Davis Cup competitor who was the “main man” when the Americans won the Cup in 2007.
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WTF?

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The cards, from Andy, are designed and personalized by customers specifically for their recipients.

A perfect gift for youth players and fans of all ages, and a great way to express good wishes. Great for birthdays, congratulations (nice going), good luck (encouragement), get well and holidays. The cards are beautiful one-of-a-kind keepsakes that will be saved and displayed for a long, long time, and are likely to outlast most other, pricier gifts.

At Great Friends Greetings, Roddick joins an exciting and eclectic roster of stars that includes fellow tennis stars Justine Henin and Vera Zvonareva, soccer legend Kristine Lilly, softball star Jennie Finch, gymnastics icon Shannon Miller, Olympic double-gold medalist LaShawn Merritt and country recording star Collin Raye.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #37
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AS I mentioned, Andy wants to be mama's saint boy. Too bad he didn't become an actor
instead of a clown tennis player. That face and smile alone, make him better
than Brad Pitt Clown.
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OMG "thud"
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Andy Roddick & Michael Tolcher Team Up

Tennis champ Andy Roddick makes a guest appearance in singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher’s new “Speed Feels Better” music video.

“I stalked Michael until he let me into the video,” Roddick joked to JustJared.com. “But no, Michael was nice enough to play a charity event of mine a couple years ago, did a great job, so when he asked if I could be in the video I jumped at the chance to be here and repay the favor.”

Also featured in this video are some sports greats: swimmer Amanda Beard, football player Barry Sanders, figure skater Kimmie Meissner and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel.

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This is a nice song!
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I've been listening Tolcher for years... so strange to see Andy is his video! But so excited about the new songs
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New ATP head looks to expand tour's appeal
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The new head of the ATP Tour wants to broaden the appeal of men's tennis, while acknowledging the weak global economy has impacted the sport.

"I know there is a thought that the sport has not necessarily commercialized its appeal to the extent that it could, and I'm hopeful we can do better in that regard," Adam Helfant said in a question-and-answer interview posted on the tour's website on Friday. "That's a real opportunity for us, obviously tempered by the economic climate."

Helfant, a former Nike executive and lawyer for the NHL, was hired in January to run the men's pro tour.

Without going into specifics, Helfant said the tour was feeling reverberations from the financial crisis.

"Any discussion on challenges and opportunities has to start with the global economic situation, which has an impact on virtually everything. We are certainly not recession proof, and we're monitoring the effects on our tournaments in particular, and seeing how it is affecting fans' habits," he said. "We know it's had a big effect on hospitality and the sponsorship environment is very different."
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POPULAR RODDICK TOPS ONLINE CHINESE POLL



American Andy Roddick has defeated strong competition from ATP World Tour Champion Rafael Nadal and former World No. 1 Roger Federer to be crowned the Sina.com’s favourite male tennis player in China for 2008. Sina.com is China's No. 1 news website.

Roddick has confirmed he will return to the 2009 China Open at the Beijing Olympic Tennis Center in October, in order to defend his title. The ATP World Tour 500 tennis tournament forms a part of the Asian swing, which culminates at the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 presented by Rolex.

Last year Roddick donated $50,000 to the Chinese Tennis Association to be used for the reconstruction of tennis courts and facilities in the earthquake hit Sichuan province.

Roddick was shocked but honoured to receive the award and said that he was looking forward to playing in the China Open later this year.
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what a kerj.
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