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Old 02-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #91
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Andre had already committed himself to playing Dubai before the Scottsdale event was moved to Vegas.
I know, but that's not really the point. Is that not just as selfish of Andre as it is of Andy to protect his body? That's my point - that all these guys are selfish and do things to further their careers and this man completely defamed Andy without proof and ignoring the fact that another big star blew off the tournament as well. If Andre had really wanted to play Vegas, I am sure he could have.

Anyway, guess what, the email was returned to me as undeliverable. .
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:51 PM   #92
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OH no, there was another article with a phone number

Ron Kantowski is a Las Vegas Sun sports writer. Reach him at ron@lasvegassun.com or (702) 259-4088.


EDIT: try this email, it was in another article of his. You can not leave that masterpiece undelivered.

kantowsi@lasvegassun.com

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OH no, there was another article with a phone number

Ron Kantowski is a Las Vegas Sun sports writer. Reach him at ron@lasvegassun.com or (702) 259-4088.


EDIT: try this email, it was in another article of his. You can not leave that masterpiece undelivered.

kantowsi@lasvegassun.com
Agreed, that one email reply is petter written than any of my university work.
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Oops and this is the crap article that comes with it...

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THE WEEK AHEAD
By Ron Kantowski <kantowsi@lasvegassun.com>
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TODAY-SUNDAY: PRO TENNIS

The Tennis Channel Open at the Darling Memorial Tennis Center.

Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and James Blake make a big racquet as pro tennis returns to Southern Nevada. Oops, Roddick has a hangnail and won’t be playing here.
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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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Actually, I don't want him to skip the clay court season either. But I would like to see him make some minor changes to his schedule:

1. He shouldn't bother entering Monte-Carlo. As usual, if he does well in Houston, there's absolutely no chance that he'll be ready for Europe so quickly. Also, if he never enters it, he's allowed to add an extra International Series event to his total points score.
2. Enter the Barcelona tournament. The field is very strong with all the best clay court players in the world. It would be an invaluable experience.
3. He probably won't get far in Barcelona so he should also enter either Munich or Estoril the following week.

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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
Bet you weren't saying that last year when us Blues took the Cup You know ManU and Chelsea have a few things in common now
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You guys are embarrassing me

thanks bloss, I'll try that other address.

btw why was it surprising that I signed it Debra? That's what I go by

and LMFAO Yeah, I'm not pleasant when I'm angry
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I know, but that's not really the point. Is that not just as selfish of Andre as it is of Andy to protect his body? That's my point - that all these guys are selfish and do things to further their careers and this man completely defamed Andy without proof and ignoring the fact that another big star blew off the tournament as well. If Andre had really wanted to play Vegas, I am sure he could have.

Anyway, guess what, the email was returned to me as undeliverable. .
Although I see what you are getting at, I don't think it's a comparable situation. Andre never committed to Vegas in the first place. And if Andre had pulled out of Dubai to play Las Vegas, he would be criticized for breaking that commitment too.

There have been quite a few other tournaments that Andre did pull out of at the last minute (sometimes excusably, sometimes inexplicably) -- they might have made better examples.

I understand that it's a bit tangential to your main point... but since you threw his name in the mix, it begs discussion.
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to deb. again.

Deb that was awesome! Good work lovely! muah
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There have been quite a few other tournaments that Andre did pull out of at the last minute (sometimes excusably, sometimes inexplicably) -- they might have made better examples.
Yes, except that this idiot said in his article something ignorant about Andy being only 23 and couldn't he just go drink a gatorade. Andre's 35 so I guess in these people's eyes young people can't be tired and older people have a better argument where that's concerned. Oh, ok. I wasn't talking about it from the perspective of Andre pulling out or not playing, but the perspective of that this guy thinks the city and the tournament were slighted by Andy and that Andre showing up in the middle east for what's rumored to be 700,000 is also a slight to the city and the tournament (especially considering these fools surely don't know how the commitment/tourney entry works)

And anyway, Scottsdale moved to Vegas before Andre had actually entered the tournament - months before. Perhaps there was a commitment agreement with Dubai in place already, but Andre is Andre and because he was not technically and officially entered into the tournament, I am sure that he could have gotten out of it if he had wanted to. I'm not saying he should have, merely that this guy completely ignores it and since this guy talked about slighting the city and the tournament, from the viewpoint of people who don't understand how the commitment system works, Andre slighted the tournament and the city in a way too, and he did it for reasons just as selfish as Andy. This guy was ignorant and seemed to just want to attack Andy without considering other things.

it's not the same, but I wasn't trying to say it was, merely the larger point of players doing things for their own reasons and that this guy didn't investigate the facts at all, nor did he present the whole story. To suggest Andy was playing with the tourney and lying all along and never intended to show up is a pretty egregious accusation, and the fact that he didn't even MENTION Andre not playing I think highlighted this guy's idiocy even further.
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Actually, I don't want him to skip the clay court season either. But I would like to see him make some minor changes to his schedule:

1. He shouldn't bother entering Monte-Carlo. As usual, if he does well in Houston, there's absolutely no chance that he'll be ready for Europe so quickly. Also, if he never enters it, he's allowed to add an extra International Series event to his total points score.
Monte Carlo is a mandatory Masters event. Andy will automatically be entered into it. I can tell you now that he will not play it, and he will be zero pointed for it. He will not be able to substitute any other result for Monte Carlo.
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Deb,

Obviously the guy's not a trained journalist; we're supposed to have better scruples than that. He probably just likes to hear himself talk without bothering about the facts.
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Catch your breaths Andy fans for this breaking news:



Marcos Baghdatis has committed to play the Houston Clay Courts, where Andy usually shines & feels most comfortable.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3687420.html


I hope if Andy does play Marcos there, Andy's not mentally freaked out by flashbacks to Australia. If Andy doesn't show a "New Andy" before then, I do fear the worst though.
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*thunderclap*
And on Andy's weakest surface he's got baggy......
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will Andy ever win a title this year?
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