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Old 02-27-2006, 01:54 AM   #61
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Noelle, what do you think of letting this thread sort of run in whatever direction it goes and start a new one for IW? You can start it before the draw comes out next week or whatever.... it just doesn't seem quite right to change into that discussion in this thread after all this stuff. Up to you.
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:16 AM   #62
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What's Andy's excuse for pulling out of TTC open?
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:25 PM   #67
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Default Re: The "rant here until Andy's next tournament" thread

A lot of us had wanted to see him pull out - he had too many tourneys. If he'd played, he wouldn't have had an official week off on the calendar for WEEKS. Plus, he would've had night matches and it gets cold there, he would've been miserable, etc. He's better off resting up and regrouping for the two important tourneys coming up.

Plus let's not forget he was sick at DC and then played two weeks in a row - 7 more matches (some of which were long) - without any real rest to let his body recover from that properly. So yeah.
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Last night i was lying in bed flicking through the channels and they were showing the Rotterdam final. At the end the presenter of the show and his guest (i forget his name but he's there regularly) and they started talking about Andy and Lleyton. They said pretty much the same as us, you know Lleyton hasn' had much match practice which may be the reaosn for his loss of form but that there is no vivid reason for Andy's loss of form. He's played the matches, he says he's put in the work etc and i just thought well if they can see it as well as us, how come journalists aren't seeing it and asking him, and if they are seeing it why not ask? I mean since when were journalists afraid to dive into someone's personal life. It just makes no sense to me. i know Andy can be bitchy towards them, but i mean....i just don't know i just wish he'd give us a reason from HIM as to whats up with him rather than us all guessing and assuming certain things.

I agree Deb, i think pulling from this week was better for him, i think he needs to re-evaluate his season and make sure he picks the tournaments that best suit him not play every single tournament because he feels he has a debt to pay with them or whatever. I seriously hope he picks himself up a little before next week because he really can't lose those points at IW.


P.S. just noticed that AR.com have run the story on Andy pulling from LA, apparently to them he's the fourth ranked player i give up on them really
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AR.com is really deceptive (and is setting themselves up for copyright infringement action), they just paste articles from other sources half the time. Look carefully and you'll see that it was written by the Las Vegas paper, Caren... they got his ranking wrong, not AR.com. Still a pretty egregious error but at least not really his own website. With their new layout, it's almost impossible to tell who's being credited with writing the article - big mistake on their part.

We talked a bit about the press and why they're not asking him about it. Maybe they just assume it's not worth getting on his bad side and that he won't answer the question anyway? Who knows, really. Maybe when IW starts, it's a much bigger tourney with much more press from around the world, some journalist will ask him then. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:00 PM   #71
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Pulling out of TTC Open was smart. I'm sure he was a bit fatigued (mentally) but had he played TTC Open then he *really* would've been physically fatigued and that would've hurt his chances at IW. IW is far more important and he needs to refresh and be ready for it.
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I would like to see Andy rested for IW. Maybe I'm getting really ahead of myself, but IW is the only Master Series event in North America he hasn't won. I'd like to see him win it this year, but as time goes by, my hope dwindles. I hope he can figure something out this week.
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how come journalists aren't seeing it and asking him, and if they are seeing it why not ask? I mean since when were journalists afraid to dive into someone's personal life. It just makes no sense to me. i know Andy can be bitchy towards them, but i mean....i just don't know i just wish he'd give us a reason from HIM
yeah, but he's a good liar too.

i need a press pass damn it!

im glad he is taking the week off too...
i just wish this "week off" was planned and put into the schedule.
he knew all that he had to do, unless he really was not planning on going very far in these tourney's.

at least then we could say he is being sensable somewhere.
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So, we all basically agree that Andy's sole problem here is his confidence which seems like it's totally gone now. I am having a hard time tracing back to the event that's caused it, really. The reason being, he seems to be riding on some kind of high after winning a tourney or beating someone whom he hasn't beaten in ages, but then it could just evaporate just like that.
He is a confidence player - take that away, he's in huge trouble - because that seems to be the way he sets his mind up to play. Plus, gone is the vital intimidation factor's.

I don't think him giving up is because he's not motivated, or just couldn't care less/not interested in the match. IMO, it's a case of he pushes himself into a dead-end, thinking he has no way out against his opponents, which isn't true. Again, this is because of his confidence-issue. And his stubborness is really killing him sometimes. He's too reluctant to change his strategy/tactics during matches.

Skipping the clay-court season is a bad idea, IMHO. Journalists will be quick to jump all over him and that's the last thing he'd need - to have more criticisms.

Who know, miracles might happen... He might wake up one fine day and re-discover all that magic touches....

One can only hope...
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I feel so much rejuvenated with my football team winning their first silverware in 2 season It's not one of the more prestigious trophies, but it's a trophy, nonetheless, and at this point, I'm not discriminating any tournaments every again
Man U huh? lol, not a fan but i was happy they won and dedicated it to Alan Smith
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