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Old 10-26-2003, 11:29 AM   #91
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I echo that 10000000% jackson lol.


please andy! LOL!
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Old 10-26-2003, 01:10 PM   #92
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You're not the only one wanting to smack common sense into Andy. lmao
Let's care about him winning big events more than reaching
#1. Ferrero can't hold onto it for long 'cuz
he defends more points.

Andy - had worst results when he was
unhealthy or with poor strategy
After losing to Schuttler (Andy wasn't exactly in-form), he's not making the same mistake again
His 5 hour AO match & ankle prob made me
upset, for sure.

Hmm, Andy's wanting to kiss-ass his opponents to please them is disgusting enough (stating he doesn't do more than bang the ball- well, he kept that attitude in Basel)
Why's he so politically correct? LOL

I saw his Queens match-he broke Andre's serve 3 times- but with the stupid 6, 7 point set rule,
that's not enough to win in 2 sets even though he disguised
his shots cleverly. Andre had only the tiebreak to
rescue him from a 6-1, 7-6 loss. Andre cussed up
a storm, said he was willing himself to lose...puhleeze.

Andy withdrew from
Thailand/Japan, claiming he needed a long recovery.
AHEM, he didn't worry about his leg when he jumped up & down & practiced in California.
Andy should've played in Tokyo just in case he'd lose early in Madrid.

I watched his clay matches, & the weaknesses
are his patience & inconsistency due to bad training. When he's not following his game plan, he hurries serves, keeps leaving the court
open, won't make
aggressive volleys & drop shots. Yet, he
proved himself in Austria,
Rome last year & Houston when he mixed up
his shots a lot-was successful because of his good groundstrokes-not just serves.
It's not going to be terrible next
year in RG. I still think clay is easier for him than grass.

Ferrero -had more comfortable draws in Madrid & French Open (lost on clay easily this year too), not consistent on grass/hardcourt (Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal, Cincinnati), his serve needs to be good to win (Calleri, Zabaleta, Horna beat easily him on clay)
(He played a lot & injured easily)

Federer- won Marseille, Rotterdam, Dubai, Halle & Wimbledon against no top players (imo, grass's Andy's worst surface ,
unlike what the media said), hot/cold on hardcourt,
shaky when he forces his shots too much
(Cincinnati, Rome, RG, U. S. Open), chokes away big leads (Davis Cup, Miami)

When he's
determined, no one can stop him--did
any Andy fan expect much (#10) before he
contended
for #1? At least I knew he'd get a slam this year.
Bitter people here, including those who lost money betting against him, went on a tirade, whining!

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Well Andy CAN do it, that's not the question. but he's got to want it bad ENOUGH to work out the problems in his game to get it. Hopefully he can in Paris, and be set up nicely for Houston where he can kick butt.
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well all i have to say is being an Andy fan is great in itself. i mean yeah it would have been AWESOME if he could have gotten that end of the year #1, and he still has a shot at it. but if he doesn't get it, he still does have a majority of next year to get it as well. yes i do agree that Andy hasn't kept up that awesome summer hardcourt form, but i mean its really tough to do that, moreso in men's tennis. i mean the guy won 2 TMS series back to back and then won the US Open, what more can we ask for???(ahem #1, lol) i'm just really happy for Andy this year regardless of what happens in his last 2 tournaments. i mean seriously who would have thought that Andy would have done this incredible when he started the year, and injured himself, and went out early quite a few times. i mean its not like every year some guy wins 6 titles in a year, which aren't small events, but rather BIG events(except 2, i count Queens as big because its the biggest lead up to Wimbledon). well all that said all we can do is cheer for him and thats that. we shouldn't question if Andy really wants it or not, thats the STUPIDEST question i have ever heard. if he really didn't want it, why would he be in such a predicament now for getting that #1? it is true that some of the old Andy does shine through at times, but that will be totally different come 2004, because Brad will have a good 2 months to work hard with Andy and change him. and the applausing for good shots, i would like him to continue it because its just good sportsmanship, and that's what Andy is. maybe to exsessive applauding, but when someone hits an incredible shot, applaud them.
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A Swiss paper reports that Nalbandian said this: "Andy Roddick's serve was much too fast for my wrist. It has caused the injury to flair up again. And now the wrist feels worse than it did two weeks ago."

I guess there are no "assist" points on the ATP tour.
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Nope guess not.
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It still pretty much rests in Andy's hands with regard to the #1 ranking lol (won't be anymore if he screws up in another tournament like Paris...*knocks on wood*) lol.

There really is nothing JC can do about it if Andy wins both Paris and Houston. Yea yea I know..what are the chances of that happening lol. But Andy will get the #1 for sure if he wins in both, and it doesnt' matter what JC does. Ferrero can make the finals in both and it won't matter. But if Ferrero wins in Paris, it's totally Ferrero's ballgame. It's his #1 ranking to keep or lose. Andy is at his bidding, lol.

The #1 was all in Andy's hand in Madrid. Now he needs some "cooperation" from JC, lol.
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Here's the question. Suppose Andy bombs in Paris and then wins in Houston?

Will Ferrero deserve the real numberone position?
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Here's the question. Suppose Andy bombs in Paris and then wins in Houston?

Will Ferrero deserve the real numberone position?
If he ends up ahead points-wise.

Remember, it's all in the points. Whoever ends up on top ranking wise will have deserved it.
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Andy is mentioning the y-e #1 more and more. I think he really wants it. If he wants it as badly as he says he does, he will not bomb in Paris.
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That's my take on it.

It's kind of nice that it is so close here at the end of the year and that the top three players all have recent accomplishments to thier credit. Well, Federer not so much, but definitely Ferrero and Roddick.
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My prediction is he'll have unexpected wins next year.
Being 6' 3", technical problems are agility & endurance, but he's speedier.
Speed+variety+plan=easier wins HEHE

Andy - capture Paris/Houston!
No more wasting energy.
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:49 AM   #103
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Yep, I expect Andy to keep improving. Hopefully Brad will get his ass out there on clay practicing that, also volleying, esp serve-and-volleying to help him at Wimby, and they gots to do something about indoors (which I still don't understand why he sucks at lol).

And more mental work. He's come a long way already, but the crowds still get to him and I'm convinced that's part of the reason Andy has trouble overseas.

He's got a lot going for him that's gotten him this far but he has a lot to go. I see his potential as limitless right now. He's won on all 4 major surfaces and done fairly well indoors on carpet. All we can hope for is about 10 more years like this, eh!
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haha.... thanks! I read it on the site but no one's actually contacted me about it. But I can wait
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