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« Reply #368 on: March 21, 2009, 12:45:17 AM »

Roddick knocks out defending champ Djokovic

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INDIAN WELLS, California (AFP) - Andy Roddick knocked out defending champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament.

The seventh-seeded American needed just 68 minutes to dispatch the out-of-sorts Serbian 6-3, 6-2.

Djokovic, seeded third, double-faulted to give Roddick a match point, on which he fired a backhand long. He finished with 30 unforced errors.

"I thought I played well and solid, but I don't think Novak had his best day," former world number one Roddick said. "I'm happy that I won."

In the semi-finals Roddick will face either world number one Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro, who were playing later.

Nadal booked his quarter-final berth with a determined 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-0 victory over Argentina's David Nalbandian, in which he saved five match points.

Djokovic had been gunning for his third straight appearance in the final at the first Masters series tournament of the year.

In 2007 he reached the final without dropping a set, but lost to Nadal, and last year he beat Nadal in the semi-finals before triumphing over surprise finalist Mardy Fish.

Djokovic has made a somewhat slow start to the season, but was on the upswing after capturing his first title of 2009 in Dubai two weeks ago.

By booking his semi-final berth, Roddick matched his best performance at Indian Wells, where he made it to the final four in 2005 and 2007.

He broke Djokovic in the opening game of the match and wrapped up the first set with another break.

He gained the upper hand in the second set with a break to lead 4-2 and closed it out with yet another break.



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« Reply #369 on: March 21, 2009, 12:45:47 AM »

Rafael Nadal and Andry Roddick win to set up semifinals match

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - No. 7 Andy Roddick beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2 Friday and will face No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Nadal, trying for his second Indian Wells title in three years, rolled to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Juan Martin del Potro.

No. 2 Roger Federer, who won the title three consecutive years beginning in 2004, faces No. 4 Andy Murray on Saturday in the other semifinal.

Roddick's game was solid all-around against No. 3 Djokovic. The error-prone Serbian made 30 unforced errors, 18 more than his American opponent.

"I don't think he had his best day, by any means," Roddick said. "I mixed up the paces pretty well. I hit my forehand when I had to. The chip was a pretty good neutralizing shot for me.

"I was hitting it pretty firm, and I didn't really miss any returns. I think that's a big thing for me."

Djokovic was frustrated with his shoddy play.

"It's just one of the days when you really don't feel comfortable on the court," he said. "I just didn't have any momentum - no feel for the ball, no movement. Just no solutions.

"It was all me making an incredible amount of unforced errors.

"This was one of the worst matches, certainly, I played."

Roddick shortly afterward played doubles with partner Mardy Fish. They defeated Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-4, 7-6(4) to earn a spot in the final.

The singles semifinals appearance will be Roddick's third at Indian Wells. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt in 2005 and to Nadal in 2007.

Nadal covered the court extremely well in his win over del Potro, keeping the ball in play even when the Argentine had him racing from side to side.

Often, Nadal would be on the run and slash a winner crosscourt or down the line. He hit 25 winners, 13 with his forehand.

Nadal, who has won four of six career meetings against Roddick, figures he's in for a difficult test in their semifinal.

"He's playing very well. He started the season very well, semifinals in Australia. He played the final in Doha, too, and he won in Memphis," Nadal said.

"It's going to be a really tough match. I have to play very well, serve well and focus all the time, play aggressive on the return."

Nadal, who supplanted longtime No. 1 Federer at the top of the rankings last year, is playing in the desert tournament for the fifth time. He has made it at least to the semifinals each of the past four years and took the title in 2007 with a win over Djokovic.



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Re: QUOTES ON, ABOUT, AND FROM ANDY RODDICK
« Reply #370 on: March 21, 2009, 12:46:39 AM »
INTERVIEWS

March 18, 2009

A. RODDICK/D. Ferrer

7 6, 3 6, 6 3

An interview with:

ANDY RODDICK

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. He's tough, isn't he?
ANDY RODDICK: He is. I mean, I don't know if there's anybody out there that gets more out of his game than that guy. And I mean that in a huge complimentary way.
You know, the guy's just a bulldog, and he just does the basics so well. He's just a good player.

Q. You do it often, but you hardly ever hit two shots consecutively the same. Is that particularly against him to stop him getting into any sort of rhythm?
ANDY RODDICK: Well, it's a fine line, because, you know, I think pace doesn't really bother him off the ground if you hit through it. But then if you leave it hanging too much you're going to be running a lot.
You know, I think it's important to kind of go in and out of styles against him during the match, and I feel like I was able to do that to varying levels of success tonight. But it ended up working in the end.

Q. So good turnaround Andy, from the second to the third.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, my rhythm on my serve went off in the second set, and he was starting to you know, I guess I was developing a pattern. He was on the wide one, and then I started kind of making my one up the T a little bit more. I tried to mix up my serve early on, and I think maybe I did a little bit too much and kind of went back to it.
But, you know, he played well. I thought I hit the ball well in the second set. It was just a matter of putting points together, and he just returned great in the second.

Q. So Novak again. You've seen him plenty the last whatever, six or seven months. Let's talk about that matchup.
ANDY RODDICK: Well, it's tough. He's a complete player. There's no real holes. He serves well, returns well. He's solid off the back. He's a match player. He knows how to get through matches, and today is a great example of that.
You know, there's not much else to say. He might even be the best in the world switching directions from the baseline. He'll certainly be tough.
Q. Put behind you what happened in New York, the off the court comments?
ANDY RODDICK: I think so. We talked about it that night. You know, and I think the whole thing, with our history and then whatever happened in Australia, I think that went through and it was fine.
I think the thing that needs to be recognized is regardless of our history, I think we've always respected each other's games, and I think we respect what the other has accomplished.
I think we understand in this game you're going to you know, when you're playing for that much and that much is at stake, you're going to have your rows with people. We talked about it. Are we best friends? Probably not, but I think we have a lot of respect for each other.

Q. With Ljubicic, remember, at the 2000…
ANDY RODDICK: '03.

Q. Yeah.
ANDY RODDICK: We're fine. We're probably friendlier than we've ever been. You know, it happens.

Q. But as far as just having that and burying the hatchet.
ANDY RODDICK: I think you just like you do with any relationship, regardless whether you're close with the person or not, if it's there you just address it. Even if you don't see it the same way, you just address it, and maybe agree to disagree. Move on, you know. I think we're professionals and we're adults, so it's over.

Q. Obviously things are on a nice uptake, just a little bit of rejuvenation. How is it feeling? Is it feeling pretty good inside?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah. You know, I think it feels good, because I feel like I've earned it this time. I feel like I put in the work and kind of switched things up a little bit. So it's gratifying, but at the same time, I haven't really I've played well, but there's still a lot to be done.
I mean, it's been good, but I want it to be the start of something, not kind of just enjoying it at the moment. I want to try to keep going.

Q. So you've put in some real good work this tournament. But in order to win it now, it gets pretty rough, huh?
ANDY RODDICK: Sure.

Q. I mean, Novak and then maybe Nadal, maybe Federer, maybe Murray. It's a pretty big mountain up there.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah. You know, what? I can deal with Novak, and then whatever happens, then you deal with it from there. I'm not going to get into hypotheticals of the weekend. I'm not good enough for that. I'm going to try to beat Djokovic first, and then we'll see what happens.
It's never easy to win a tennis tournament, especially when the top guys are around.

Q. You've had a lot of French connection in your career, studying with Tarik, Lacoste, Babolat, and the new company, I forget what it's called. So BNP Paribas has come in here out of nowhere in a pretty grim economic situation. Any insight on the French role in American tennis?
ANDY RODDICK: Oh, I don't know. I don't know how much my relationships with sponsors are to do with BNP Paribas' support here, but I know BNP Paribas has been a huge asset to tennis, you know.
Before, even without this event, I think there's a bunch of other French Open, I'm pretty sure Bercy, I'm pretty sure Davis Cup all these years, you know.
So I think when there's a partnership like that, someone who supports the game so much, we have to do everything in our power to keep those happy.

Q. Are you worried about the economy?
ANDY RODDICK: Personally?

Q. No, for the sport.
ANDY RODDICK: Sure. Sure. Um, you know, you see it kind of taking a toll everywhere. Obviously, you know, sooner or later it affects, you know, it affects everything.
You know, I think as long as we put a good product out there, we might, as players, might have to do even more to draw fans in, whether it's appearances or...

Q. Has that message come down from on high that you guys need to do more?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't think so. I think correct me if I'm wrong, but this group of top players with Roger and Rafa, I don't think you've ever had to say they don't do enough to promote their sport.
You know, they're on the council. Seems like they have a little bit of everything. They're doing exhibitions that drive the game outside of the casual tournament.
I think the group of players we have now take that responsibility pretty seriously.

Q. So since the economy isn't that great, are you going to scale back the bachelor party, or...
ANDY RODDICK: (laughter.) The guys are still trying to convince me to have one. We'll see.

Q. They're still trying to convince you? You only get married once.
ANDY RODDICK: Dude, what the hell? What kind of time do I have?

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« Reply #371 on: March 21, 2009, 11:59:30 AM »
BGT!  Thanks for pics and I gotta say I'm likin' your boy better every day. You have to admire the effort and heart Andy is putting into every match. Good for him. Of course, I want Rafa to win tonight, but if Andy came out on top, I must admit I'd be happy for him. He's trying so hard, it would be good to see that rewarded!
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Fish'n'Rod :))




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« Reply #374 on: March 22, 2009, 04:13:51 AM »
Thats an impressive title from Andy and Mardy :applause: There were a lot of good and specialist doubles team in this draw so congtats to both on a well deseserved title :applause: and Andy for a superb overall tournament! I'm very happy for you too BGT as you always stick by your man no matter what :)
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« Reply #375 on: March 22, 2009, 08:11:52 PM »
Fish'n'Rod :))




Very clever!  Fish n Rod  :rofl_2: I haven't heard that before!

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« Reply #376 on: March 22, 2009, 08:25:38 PM »
Unfortunately, I can't take credit for it. The IW crowd came up with it. :)



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« Reply #377 on: March 23, 2009, 11:29:43 AM »
I read that Andy was throwing around some M**F** words around during the match, directed at Koelleer.   :\ 

What does Melon Farming have to do with anything?  What a weirdo. 

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« Reply #378 on: March 23, 2009, 12:02:40 PM »
I read that Andy was throwing around some M**F** words around during the match, directed at Koelleer.   :\ 

What does Melon Farming have to do with anything?  What a weirdo. 

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« Reply #379 on: March 23, 2009, 01:47:17 PM »
A-Rod & Fish Net Great Catch



Americans Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick clinched the doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open after saving three match points in a 3-6, 6-1, 14-12 win over defending champion Andy Ram and partner Max Mirnyi on Saturday in Indian Wells.

Fish and Roddick sent the doubles final into a match tie-break after winning the final five games of the second set, and saved match points at 8-9, 9-10 and 11-12 in the decider to the approval of the home crowd.

“We were excited,” said Fish, who jumped on Roddick’s back in celebration following the match. “We were fired up. It was an unbelievable atmosphere. Even those guys I'm sure had fun. It was a great match, 14-12 in the third.”

Roddick, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the singles semi-final prior to the doubles match, said: “I'd like to sit here and talk about my doubles prowess, but about 1-all in the second set, Mardy pretty much took over that match. In the breaker, I didn't do much to help us. I double faulted twice, which was ridiculous. I'm just glad he was able to step up and be clutch.”

Fish and Roddick improved to a 13-4 record as a tandem with their second ATP World Tour title. They won on their tour debut in 2002 at Houston.

Roddick clinched his fourth doubles title and his first since 2006 at Indianapolis (w/Reynolds). Fish, the singles runner-up last year in Indian Wells, had won his fifth ATP World Tour doubles title last month in Memphis (w/Knowles).

Mirnyi and Ram, who made a successful debut together last October with the Vienna title, had upset the World No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 6-4 in Friday’s semi-final.

It marked Mirnyi’s second runner-up finish at the BNP Paribas Open, having come up just shy of the title in 2002 (w/Federer). Ram was playing in his third straight BNP Paribas Open final. He and compatriot Jonathan Erlich won the title last year (d. Nestor-Zimonjic) after losing to Martin Damm and Leander Paes in the 2007 final. Erlich has been sidelined since the US Open with an elbow injury.