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Old 03-03-2006, 05:10 PM   #211
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Here is the e-mail which I have just sent to Mr. Haney:

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I have just read your recent comments regarding Andy Roddick's decision to withdraw from the Tennis Channel Open. In those comments, you attempt to create a pattern based upon Roddick's withdrawal from the Year End Championships.

You must not follow tennis closely if you are attempting to castigate Roddick's decision to withdraw from Shanghai. Roddick injured his back playing in the Paris Masters right before Shanghai. Even though this injury occurred in an early round, Roddick fought his way to the semifinals where he lost to Ivan Ljubicic. I might also add that Roddick was one of the only then-top five player to enter this ostensibly required tournament.

I hope that, based upon his treatment by the local Las Vegas media, Roddick chooses not to play the Tennis Channel Open anytime in the near future.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #212
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Don't they have a tournament to write about? Like, oh, the Tennis Channel Open?
The Tennis Channel Open doesn't sell as well as Andy Roddick.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #213
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Here is the e-mail which I have just sent to Mr. Haney:
Nice, Steve

This is also the same guy who I saw make the final in Houston 2 years ago even though he'd just won Miami and a huge DC tie and was dead tired but was honoring his commitment to a tourney that has treated him well in the past. If it'd been San Jose or Memphis where he was dead tired, he would still have played. That's why he played Indy last summer even when he shouldn't have but then pulled out of LA b/c he doesn't feel a personal duty to that one like he does some of the others.

I kinda feel badly for Bellamy b/c he handled the situation fine and as any other TD would do and i think he's got an interesting and cool tourney going on and it's too bad the Vegas press don't have his class.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #214
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I also feel bad for Bellamy. I think he understands why Andy withdrew and that is why he has not let himself be drawn into this debate.
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I also feel bad for Bellamy. I think he understands why Andy withdrew and that is why he has not let himself be drawn into this debate.
yeah, i'm sure. He's too smart to get into it, but you'd think he'd want the papers to shut up about it. maybe he doesn't care who knows. Plus, he's actually played tennis and knows tennis players personally so he knows the issues in the sport, unlike these chumps.

it should perhaps also be mentioned that I'm pretty sure the Sun is not the MAIN paper in Vegas, that's the Review-Journal which published one fact-based article about Andy pulling out and hasn't said anything since.
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I did not know there were two papers in Las Vegas. I guess I am too used to living in one newspaper towns.
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Yeah

www.reviewjournal.com

seems like the more professional, less tabloidy paper

Sort of like.... the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald... or the LA Times and the LA Daily News....
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Honestly these people need to get a life and figure out something else to right about.
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guys.. I just had a thought... what if Andy loses in the 1st rnd of Indian Wells... what are we gonna do? and the press will pouce on it like a starving cat on a mouse...
Ah... the horror...
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guys.. I just had a thought... what if Andy loses in the 1st rnd of Indian Wells... what are we gonna do? and the press will pouce on it like a starving cat on a mouse...
Ah... the horror...
Oh god, I just read your post and my only initial reaction was "mmmmmm... pounce on him. Can I play too?"

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guys.. I just had a thought... what if Andy loses in the 1st rnd of Indian Wells... what are we gonna do? and the press will pouce on it like a starving cat on a mouse...
Ah... the horror...
Let's just hope it doesn't happen. He almost did last year, to Verdasco
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if he loses to bye, it will be a sad day indeed. ):
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geez... don't they realise already most fans are actually glad that andy pulled out of vegas... backlash? what backlash?!
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Richard Vach is in the TTC Commentary box right now saying how great tennis-x is
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