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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2007, 08:10:28 PM »
Herc asked me what I thought about Andy's chances. I need to see the draw before I make any predictions. But Andy has never done well in even numbered years, whereas he's gotten to the semis in the odd numbered years.



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2007, 08:14:15 PM »
Herc asked me what I thought about Andy's chances. I need to see the draw before I make any predictions. But Andy has never done well in even numbered years, whereas he's gotten to the semis in the odd numbered years.

He should do well in 2009.  :))

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2007, 09:02:44 PM »
Herc asked me what I thought about Andy's chances. I need to see the draw before I make any predictions. But Andy has never done well in even numbered years, whereas he's gotten to the semis in the odd numbered years.

yeah, and by that standard Safin was supposed to win the AO in 2007.

I think Roddick will do fine and will get to the point where he'll have to face one of the following who i think will be his true test: federer, nadal, djokovic, murray, nalbandian and a few others depending on how they are playing, perhaps gasquet and ferrer. but i think except for federer and nadal, he stands a good chacne against most everyone else and who knows, i am hoping he can still fight it out and overcome nadal and the ao might not be a bad place to start. he'll be seeded. .6th i presume, so he could meet one of the big 3 in the QFs. if he plays well i think he's a good call for a late second week showing.
oh yeah, and if he meets ancic this time, ancic will eat him alive, gotta take some revenge for getting beaten that closely in the fifth set last year. no fair.


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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2007, 01:25:12 PM »
This was in this week's issue of Us Weekly, which I had to get because thye had Heidi and Spencer from The Hills on the cover. :)) It was an article about Jessica Simpson jinxing Tony Romo during a game. It talked about Andy and Agassi.

This is on Agassi:
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Andre Agassi hit a career low in 1997, the year he wed Brooke Shields. He became tennis' #1 in 1999, the year they divorced.

This is on Andy:
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Andy Roddick reportedly broke up with Mandy Moore in 2004 because she was a distraction. He then made the finals at Wimbledon.

Glad he did that.. :whistle:



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2007, 11:04:57 PM »
Just saw the list of confirmed players for the Kooyong event, which is held January 8-12. This all took a while. Man, I was bored. :whistle:

1. Roger Federer
~Best Previous result: 2005 Champion
~2006 Results: Haas df Federer 3-6 6-4 6-4; Federer df Ljubicic 6-4 6-4; Federer df Mirnyi 6-7 6-4 7-6
~2007 Results: Federer df Stepanek 7-6 6-7 7-6; Federer df Safin 6-3 7-6; Roddick df Federer 6-2 3-6 6-3 :))

6. Andy Roddick
~Best Previous Result: 2006-2007 Champion
~2006 Results: Roddick df Monfils 6-2 6-2; Roddick df Kiefer 0-1 (ret.); Roddick df Haas 6-3 7-6
~2007 Results: Roddick df Haas 6-2 6-3; Roddick df Murray 6-4 6-4; Roddick df Federer 6-2 3-6 6-3 :))

7. Fernando Gonzalez
~Best Previous Result: 2007 round robin
~2007: Gonzalez df Haas 6-4 7-6; Stepanek df Gonzalez 7-6 6-4

9. David Nalbandian
~Best Previous Result: 2004 Champion
~2006 results: Kiefer df Nalbandian 6-3 3-2 (def)
~2007 results: Safin df Nalbandian 5-7 6-1 6-2

11. Andy Murray
~Best Previous Result: 2007 3rd/4th place play-off
~2007: Murray def Ljubicic 6/4 6/2; Roddick def Murray 6/4 6/4; Murray def Safin 7/6(2) 6/2

12. Tommy Haas
~Best Previous Result: 2006 Finalist
~2006 Results: Haas df Federer 3-6 6-4 6-4; Haas df Coria 6-4 6-4; Roddick df Haas 6-3 7-6
~2007 Resuts: Roddick df Haas 6-2 6-3; Ljubicic df Haas 7-6 6-4; Gonzalez df Haas 6-4 7-6

18. Ivan Ljubicic
~Best Previous Result: 2006-2007 round robin
~2006: Coria def Ljubicic 6/2 6/2; Federer def Ljubicic 6/4 6/3; Ljubicic def Monfils 6/3 6/1
~2007: Murray def Ljubicic 6/4 6/2; Ljubicic def Haas 7/6(5) 6/4; Stepanek def Ljubicic 6/2 6/2

56. Marat Safin
~Best Previous Result: 2007 3rd/4th place play-off
~2007: Safin def Nalbandian 5/7 6/1 6/2; Federer def Safin 6/3 7/6(2); Murray def Safin 7/6(2) 6/2



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #65 on: December 24, 2007, 01:23:06 AM »
Just saw the list of confirmed players for the Kooyong event, which is held January 8-12. This all took a while. Man, I was bored. :whistle:

1. Roger Federer
~Best Previous result: 2005 Champion
~2006 Results: Haas df Federer 3-6 6-4 6-4; Federer df Ljubicic 6-4 6-4; Federer df Mirnyi 6-7 6-4 7-6
~2007 Results: Federer df Stepanek 7-6 6-7 7-6; Federer df Safin 6-3 7-6; Roddick df Federer 6-2 3-6 6-3 :))

6. Andy Roddick
~Best Previous Result: 2006-2007 Champion
~2006 Results: Roddick df Monfils 6-2 6-2; Roddick df Kiefer 0-1 (ret.); Roddick df Haas 6-3 7-6
~2007 Results: Roddick df Haas 6-2 6-3; Roddick df Murray 6-4 6-4; Roddick df Federer 6-2 3-6 6-3 :))

7. Fernando Gonzalez
~Best Previous Result: 2007 round robin
~2007: Gonzalez df Haas 6-4 7-6; Stepanek df Gonzalez 7-6 6-4

9. David Nalbandian
~Best Previous Result: 2004 Champion
~2006 results: Kiefer df Nalbandian 6-3 3-2 (def)
~2007 results: Safin df Nalbandian 5-7 6-1 6-2

11. Andy Murray
~Best Previous Result: 2007 3rd/4th place play-off
~2007: Murray def Ljubicic 6/4 6/2; Roddick def Murray 6/4 6/4; Murray def Safin 7/6(2) 6/2

12. Tommy Haas
~Best Previous Result: 2006 Finalist
~2006 Results: Haas df Federer 3-6 6-4 6-4; Haas df Coria 6-4 6-4; Roddick df Haas 6-3 7-6
~2007 Resuts: Roddick df Haas 6-2 6-3; Ljubicic df Haas 7-6 6-4; Gonzalez df Haas 6-4 7-6

18. Ivan Ljubicic
~Best Previous Result: 2006-2007 round robin
~2006: Coria def Ljubicic 6/2 6/2; Federer def Ljubicic 6/4 6/3; Ljubicic def Monfils 6/3 6/1
~2007: Murray def Ljubicic 6/4 6/2; Ljubicic def Haas 7/6(5) 6/4; Stepanek def Ljubicic 6/2 6/2

56. Marat Safin
~Best Previous Result: 2007 3rd/4th place play-off
~2007: Safin def Nalbandian 5/7 6/1 6/2; Federer def Safin 6/3 7/6(2); Murray def Safin 7/6(2) 6/2

Great tournament line up for Kooyong once again this year! Should be a great event and it'll be interesting to see whether Roddick will keep his title, how Murray starts what is a very big year for him and whether or not Fed can take the Kooyong title and then still go on to win the Australian Open title 2 weeks later in Melbourne.
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #66 on: December 24, 2007, 11:09:24 AM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #67 on: December 24, 2007, 11:12:53 AM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))

Yeah I saw that Dallas had said that with Fed never having won in Melbourne when he's won the event in Kooyong, so can see why Dallas may be hoping for Fed to not win Kooyong again, however maybe this is his year to turn it around and do that double. Andy has got his little streak going like Rafa at Roland Garros, shame for him its nbot anything good in his career context  :)
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #68 on: December 24, 2007, 04:55:11 PM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))

Yeah I saw that Dallas had said that with Fed never having won in Melbourne when he's won the event in Kooyong, so can see why Dallas may be hoping for Fed to not win Kooyong again, however maybe this is his year to turn it around and do that double. Andy has got his little streak going like Rafa at Roland Garros, shame for him its nbot anything good in his career context  :)

Well since the Kooyong results don't officiall count...this is the one tournament that Roger can lose and I wouldn't be upset.  I think they all like to play there because it's a guaranteed 3 matches or more with no pressue....a great way to tune up for the big tournament.

Blackgirltennis - Andy can win this tournament again if he wants.  But in 2005 Andy did lose to Roger in the final (I have this one on tape).... but that's also the year Roger lost at the AO...so "Come on Andy"!!!!! :grind dance:

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #69 on: December 24, 2007, 08:06:20 PM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))

Yeah I saw that Dallas had said that with Fed never having won in Melbourne when he's won the event in Kooyong, so can see why Dallas may be hoping for Fed to not win Kooyong again, however maybe this is his year to turn it around and do that double. Andy has got his little streak going like Rafa at Roland Garros, shame for him its nbot anything good in his career context  :)

Well since the Kooyong results don't officiall count...this is the one tournament that Roger can lose and I wouldn't be upset.  I think they all like to play there because it's a guaranteed 3 matches or more with no pressue....a great way to tune up for the big tournament.

Blackgirltennis - Andy can win this tournament again if he wants.  But in 2005 Andy did lose to Roger in the final (I have this one on tape).... but that's also the year Roger lost at the AO...so "Come on Andy"!!!!! :grind dance:

Chris, Kooyong should be a tour event. It always has more top ten players than any of the other pre-AO tournies.  :Confused:

Dallas -- I don't mind if Andy doesn't ein. It's never healped him at the AO. :rofl_2:



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2007, 02:42:52 AM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))

Yeah I saw that Dallas had said that with Fed never having won in Melbourne when he's won the event in Kooyong, so can see why Dallas may be hoping for Fed to not win Kooyong again, however maybe this is his year to turn it around and do that double. Andy has got his little streak going like Rafa at Roland Garros, shame for him its nbot anything good in his career context  :)

Well since the Kooyong results don't officiall count...this is the one tournament that Roger can lose and I wouldn't be upset.  I think they all like to play there because it's a guaranteed 3 matches or more with no pressue....a great way to tune up for the big tournament.

Blackgirltennis - Andy can win this tournament again if he wants.  But in 2005 Andy did lose to Roger in the final (I have this one on tape).... but that's also the year Roger lost at the AO...so "Come on Andy"!!!!! :grind dance:

Yeah all you'd be happy about Dallas is for Roger to come through injury free with 3 decent matches under his belt and going into Melbourne pretty sharp. With it not being a Tour event it really doesn't matter to Roger's career results at all as you say so its not important if he wins the event or not. This is the one event where we get to see you hope that Roger doesn't win the event- something we all have to get used to  :))
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2007, 02:47:10 AM »
Well, Dallas doesn't like it when Fed wins Kooyong because the year he won it, he lost to Safin at the AO. :) It's interesting because I never realized Andy is undefeated at this tournament. He is to Kootong what Rafa is to Roland Garros. :))

Yeah I saw that Dallas had said that with Fed never having won in Melbourne when he's won the event in Kooyong, so can see why Dallas may be hoping for Fed to not win Kooyong again, however maybe this is his year to turn it around and do that double. Andy has got his little streak going like Rafa at Roland Garros, shame for him its nbot anything good in his career context  :)

Well since the Kooyong results don't officiall count...this is the one tournament that Roger can lose and I wouldn't be upset.  I think they all like to play there because it's a guaranteed 3 matches or more with no pressue....a great way to tune up for the big tournament.

Blackgirltennis - Andy can win this tournament again if he wants.  But in 2005 Andy did lose to Roger in the final (I have this one on tape).... but that's also the year Roger lost at the AO...so "Come on Andy"!!!!! :grind dance:

Chris, Kooyong should be a tour event. It always has more top ten players than any of the other pre-AO tournies.  :Confused:

Dallas -- I don't mind if Andy doesn't ein. It's never healped him at the AO. :rofl_2:

Yeah bgt Kooyong certainly has the best quality field around and much better than any Tour event, but think the players see it as a chance to forget about ranking points, and pressure of only playing one match if they're beaten first round, so maybe if it went to a Tour event it wouldn't be quite as popular. But who knows one thing is for sure its definitely the best field around for any of the pre- Australian Open events and a big confidence boost for the player that comes through the field to win the event.
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2008, 06:30:29 PM »
From Vince Spadea's book.

"Andy Roddick chooses not to partake of the amenities of the seeded locker room. He eccentrically goes into the unseedeed locker room instead. I've heard that he doesn't like the aristocratic, seeded locker room atmosphere. He's an everyman type of guy who doesn't like the first-class treatment. Besides, he started off in the unseeded locker room, so it's a superstition with him now. Roddick comes from money, but he likes hanging out in simple bars in Austin, Texas, where he lives. It's a little small-town America attitude, and he's originally from Nebraska. I think it's cool that he does that."

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2008, 11:33:17 PM »
Andy's December 2007 blog... which became available today.. oh Andy..

Howdy all and Happy Holidays!!

I have been very busy since the last blog and a lot has happened…here we go…

We won Davis Cup!!!!! It is still pretty surreal for me. It’s not often you accomplish a life dream and the feeling is amazing. I can only hope everyone gets to feel something like that in a lifetime. i have talked about it tons, but it was really special because our team is so special. I am lucky to have been able to spend the last seven years around these guys. Not only the players, but our staff has been amazing throughout as well so thanks to all!!!

I have been on the go since Davis Cup. I have played in a bunch of charity events and am convinced that tennis is an amazing sport. You hear so much about pro athletes being spoiled and getting arrested and that sort of thing…. unfortunately, the media chooses those stories over the good ones that are out there. So many tennis players use the little off-season they have to raise money for charitable causes of their choice. It’s a really great thing. I wish there was a way to get these kinds of things as much attention as what hot chick is wearing whose jersey at a football game and who’s pissed about it or whatever….

- I was really excited to get a chance to play some ball in Omaha, Nebraska… I was born there and have always wanted to get back there to play sometime. Everyone there made me feel so welcome… I had a blast …on a selfish note it was awesome to have coach Osborne, Eric Crouch, and Johnny Rodgers come to the exo…. I am such a huge fan of Nebraska football so to have them come out was really cool for me.

-I did have two days off and hung out in New York City… it’s really cool around the holidays. I rarely get the chance to just cruise around the city when I am there, and made a point of checking out the Christmas tree at Rockefeller center. It was great, and I am horrible for saying this, but I had more than one laugh at watching the ice skaters fall and wipe out, ha ha.

-Before I get to the awards I want to thank all of you for your support… I hope you have a great holiday season, and a memorable 2008!!!!

Butthead of the week— a couple weeks ago I read about some guy who tried to open a bank account with a million dollar bill…………………. really?????

Self chuck of the week— I also read that somewhere in Australia they banned Santa Claus from saying ho ho ho, because it was degrading to women…. come on!!! Whats next? Rabies shots for the Easter bunny? Ridiculous…primarily because the kids who are into Santa don’t even get why it would be bad to say ho ho ho…if you are against Santa being able to say ho ho ho…… wall!!!

Fine of the week— in the holiday spirit I am gonna spare Ginger this week :)) Merry Christmas g!! ha ha



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2008, 02:16:07 PM »
Andy's December 2007 blog... which became available today.. oh Andy..

Howdy all and Happy Holidays!!

I have been very busy since the last blog and a lot has happened…here we go…

We won Davis Cup!!!!! It is still pretty surreal for me. It’s not often you accomplish a life dream and the feeling is amazing. I can only hope everyone gets to feel something like that in a lifetime. i have talked about it tons, but it was really special because our team is so special. I am lucky to have been able to spend the last seven years around these guys. Not only the players, but our staff has been amazing throughout as well so thanks to all!!!

I have been on the go since Davis Cup. I have played in a bunch of charity events and am convinced that tennis is an amazing sport. You hear so much about pro athletes being spoiled and getting arrested and that sort of thing…. unfortunately, the media chooses those stories over the good ones that are out there. So many tennis players use the little off-season they have to raise money for charitable causes of their choice. It’s a really great thing. I wish there was a way to get these kinds of things as much attention as what hot chick is wearing whose jersey at a football game and who’s pissed about it or whatever….

- I was really excited to get a chance to play some ball in Omaha, Nebraska… I was born there and have always wanted to get back there to play sometime. Everyone there made me feel so welcome… I had a blast …on a selfish note it was awesome to have coach Osborne, Eric Crouch, and Johnny Rodgers come to the exo…. I am such a huge fan of Nebraska football so to have them come out was really cool for me.

-I did have two days off and hung out in New York City… it’s really cool around the holidays. I rarely get the chance to just cruise around the city when I am there, and made a point of checking out the Christmas tree at Rockefeller center. It was great, and I am horrible for saying this, but I had more than one laugh at watching the ice skaters fall and wipe out, ha ha.

-Before I get to the awards I want to thank all of you for your support… I hope you have a great holiday season, and a memorable 2008!!!!

Butthead of the week— a couple weeks ago I read about some guy who tried to open a bank account with a million dollar bill…………………. really?????

Self chuck of the week— I also read that somewhere in Australia they banned Santa Claus from saying ho ho ho, because it was degrading to women…. come on!!! Whats next? Rabies shots for the Easter bunny? Ridiculous…primarily because the kids who are into Santa don’t even get why it would be bad to say ho ho ho…if you are against Santa being able to say ho ho ho…… wall!!!

Fine of the week— in the holiday spirit I am gonna spare Ginger this week :)) Merry Christmas g!! ha ha


One thing I can say about Andy:  Off court - he's never dull. :rofl_2:

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2008, 11:01:14 PM »
Pics from Kooyong

Love at first sight



then going in for the kill (kiss kiss, bang bang lmao)



Then it got awkward.




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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2008, 12:51:28 AM »
Pics from Kooyong

Love at first sight



then going in for the kill (kiss kiss, bang bang lmao)



Then it got awkward.




If Andy looks to his side he's going to be having nightmares for a long time after seeing that Davydenko look  ;-()
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2008, 03:43:21 PM »
Roddick works for his day of atonement with Federer
 
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Andy Roddick has been brutally honest about his one-sided rivalry with Roger Federer as the leading players in men's tennis try to figure out a way of bringing the world No.1 back to the field.

The power-serving American has come up short three times in Grand Slam finals since his victory in the 2003 US Open, mainly down to his inability to get past the considerable roadblock that is Federer.

The brash-talking Roddick goes into the 2008 season on the end of a miserable 1-15 record to the Swiss, stretching over six years.
 
It was at the last Australian Open when Roddick, with new coach Jimmy Connors in his corner, was expected to close the gap on the maestro only to come off an abject 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 semi-final loss in just 1hr 23 min.

Roddick was candid in his disappointment at the very public execution.

"It was frustrating. You know, it was miserable. It sucked. It was terrible," he told his post-match press conference.

Not much has changed since then.

Roddick tested Federer in the quarter-finals of the US Open, but the result was the same, a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 loss.

But he refuses to throw in the towel as he comes to Australia, looking to improve on his best of three semi-final appearances in Melbourne.

"Well, it seems like most times we play he's on top of his game, which is a little annoying," Roddick said.

"I guess I just have to figure out, what about my game brings out the best in him and try to adjust.

"You see some of the guys who beat him are quick, (David) Nalbandian types who can run a little bit more. Unfortunately, that's not my strength.

"You kind of have to go with what you're good at, try to make adjustments.

"I promise you this isn't for lack of thought or lack of conversation or lack of work.

"My answer probably gets redundant to this question. You get up, you work, you try to think your way through it, hope for that day. There's not much more you can do.

"I'm certainly not going to quit or feel sorry for myself. That is not going to happen."

Roddick will just rely on what he does well, serve big and be aggressive and hope that Federer has a rare off-day if they meet again here.

America's top player finished in the top-10 for the sixth straight season and led the United States to its first Davis Cup title since 1995 against Russia last month.

Roddick dismisses talk that he has not improved his net game, having realised he cannot match Federer from the baseline.

"I've become a better net player. There's not a doubt about that," Roddick said.

"Credit to Roger for putting me in tough situations. It is tough against him. But I can honestly go home and say I haven't left anything on the table as far as work."

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Andy... that's why I like him. :)



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2008, 05:43:14 PM »
Roddick works for his day of atonement with Federer
 
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Andy Roddick has been brutally honest about his one-sided rivalry with Roger Federer as the leading players in men's tennis try to figure out a way of bringing the world No.1 back to the field.

The power-serving American has come up short three times in Grand Slam finals since his victory in the 2003 US Open, mainly down to his inability to get past the considerable roadblock that is Federer.

The brash-talking Roddick goes into the 2008 season on the end of a miserable 1-15 record to the Swiss, stretching over six years.
 
It was at the last Australian Open when Roddick, with new coach Jimmy Connors in his corner, was expected to close the gap on the maestro only to come off an abject 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 semi-final loss in just 1hr 23 min.

Roddick was candid in his disappointment at the very public execution.

"It was frustrating. You know, it was miserable. It sucked. It was terrible," he told his post-match press conference.

Not much has changed since then.

Roddick tested Federer in the quarter-finals of the US Open, but the result was the same, a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 loss.

But he refuses to throw in the towel as he comes to Australia, looking to improve on his best of three semi-final appearances in Melbourne.

"Well, it seems like most times we play he's on top of his game, which is a little annoying," Roddick said. "I guess I just have to figure out, what about my game brings out the best in him and try to adjust.

"You see some of the guys who beat him are quick, (David) Nalbandian types who can run a little bit more. Unfortunately, that's not my strength.

"You kind of have to go with what you're good at, try to make adjustments.

"I promise you this isn't for lack of thought or lack of conversation or lack of work.

"My answer probably gets redundant to this question. You get up, you work, you try to think your way through it, hope for that day. There's not much more you can do.

"I'm certainly not going to quit or feel sorry for myself. That is not going to happen."

Roddick will just rely on what he does well, serve big and be aggressive and hope that Federer has a rare off-day if they meet again here.

America's top player finished in the top-10 for the sixth straight season and led the United States to its first Davis Cup title since 1995 against Russia last month.

Roddick dismisses talk that he has not improved his net game, having realised he cannot match Federer from the baseline.

"I've become a better net player. There's not a doubt about that," Roddick said.

"Credit to Roger for putting me in tough situations. It is tough against him. But I can honestly go home and say I haven't left anything on the table as far as work."

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Andy... that's why I like him. :)


I love that statement!  But you're right...Andy has a way with the press! :rofl_2:  He also said he didn't feel bad that Roger was out 'sick' or that he wasn't going to lose any sleep over it.  Awww...Andy - have a heart for a sick man! :innocent:

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2008, 10:25:58 PM »
I feel for him, and respect him for his efforts in futility. But the problem is Federer has the game that can dominate Roddick. He plays great defense so he can withstand Roddicks furious shots with relative ease, then when Roddick plays it safe Federer can just move him around and patiently knock off winners. He takes advantage of Roddicks relative slothfullness. Or should I say lack of quickness.
It's just a style that fits Federer to a 't' and frustrates Roddick to the 'n'th degree.
Eventually Roddick will pull one out. He has to. Federer will lay an egg one day, or loose a step and Roddicks power will overcome him. But for right now, it doesn't appear that what Roddick dishes out even fazes Federer.

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