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Old 04-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #136
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Default Re: Fun in the boring mud! (the Clay Season thread)

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In Europe, the way he smiled with a "I don't care, a long match's good enough.
I finally reached a tiebreak. Hurry and beat me" look on his face and immaturely whined at the audience proved that clay is a joke to him.
This was his attitude in Davis Cup, Rome and Hamburg. Paris's just a place to relax with friends.

He claimed "I don't move well on clay", (Brad Gilbert loved hearing that, as he believes Blake's greater on clay).

Yet, Andy ballooned to 197 pounds, stuffed himself with pizza and hotdogs (before the Chang 2001 FO match).

2 years ago, he was violently ill after cramming pizza in his stomach + stayed up at night with Lauren Bedford (the rebound "smiley girlfriend") the night before a French Open match with Todd Martin....too bad a clay courter didn't win the 1st match easily to end Andy's misery instead.
Heya, you have me in tears with this post. The stuffing himself with pizza and hotdogs had me going for the tissues.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:48 AM   #137
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:23 PM   #138
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Can Andy drop to 6th in the rankings after the clay season? David will probably shoot ahead, Ljubicic is not that far behind and neither is Davydenko. James could also drop a couple of places with Gaudio and Coria closing in. Oh well.

Maybe, just maybe Andy plays above expectations and makes to the 4th round of each clay tourney and manages to keep his rankings high enought for Wimbledon.
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He'll be 5 next week - David and Ljubicic already ahead of him. Davydenko lost early at Monte Carlo so he is a ways back already. He could drop to 6 but he will probably still be seeded 3 for wimby anyway b/c of the formula.
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Andy might even do well on clay. Who knows he makes to the 4th round at RG. I'm already assuming he will earn 1 solitary point from each mud tourney.

He could think "clay, Russia, clay, DC, clay, Marat, clay, DC, clay, champion, clay, USA DC champion...clay" to get some inspiration.
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It wouldn't be wise seeding Andy 3rd, afterall he is still number 2 on grass and Rafa is no challenge on grass.
Is Andy playing Barcelona.......he can grind a few points.
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Valencia was last week, and no Andy's not playing any of the smaller Euro clay events.

The Wimby seeding will be done by the formula and I'm pretty sure Andy's too far back to be able to get the #2 seed.
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Damn if he had bothered to show up in one of the Euro clay events before Rome he would got in the clay mood and done well later(RG)
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The Wimby seeding will be done by the formula and I'm pretty sure Andy's too far back to be able to get the #2 seed.
Boo. I was thinking that would be true. The third seed isn't necessarily in the top half is he?
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Boo. I was thinking that would be true. The third seed isn't necessarily in the top half is he?
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Does it matter? Is Andy gonna make it to the semis anyway?
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If Andy should win Queen's again this year then I would not doubt that Wimbledon would seed him No. 2 again.
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If they use the same formula as they've used the past 2 years, I don't think it'd matter. I think Andy's too far behind Nadal to be seeded 2 even by the very grass-results friendly formula. They don't just pull the seedings out of a hat.

What he has to do is try to gain points on the clay season so he is closer to Rafa. But the odds of him grabbing a few hundred points on clay are.... almost negligible.
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YES. It has been long enough since Andy last played a match for me to slip back into blind optimism, doncha know?
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