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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2008, 02:09:48 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2008, 02:19:04 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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Nice words! :thumbs-up:

I didn't know that about Andy and I LIKE it. Glad to know he's not an "elitist" tennis type. However, hanging out in Austin on 6th Street is an event that everyone should have a chance to enjoy. Austin is a hub for live music and there are Austin bars are incredible. Much of Austin is dedicated to small bars and live music, probably originating from U.T. being close and lots of "customers" for bars. I'm sure Andy enjoys the Austin vibe and has probably done a little nekkid bongo playing like Matthew Mc from time to time.  :)~

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2008, 03:33:45 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2008, 03:39:40 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

Roddick's return game has impressed me much more this week in Kooyong so I'm hoping he's worked hard on it during the off season and that would be a huge improvement in his game if he can step his returns up.
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2008, 03:40:01 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

exactly!
And that's exactly what happened at their USO 07 match.
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2008, 03:43:24 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

exactly!
And that's exactly what happened at their USO 07 match.

You're going through a few avi's today wilson  :)
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2008, 03:44:59 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

haha yeah, I'm actually searching like crazy for a serena animation image like the one i have for venus...
I need to outdo ur avatar.
That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

exactly!
And that's exactly what happened at their USO 07 match.

You're going through a few avi's today wilson  :)
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #87 on: January 12, 2008, 03:47:05 PM »
I think Andy's straight up power game plays right into Fed's hand.  I think Andy has to step in more and take over points immediately with very agressive play.  Andy must return better as well I would say. 

haha yeah, I'm actually searching like crazy for a serena animation image like the one i have for venus...
I need to outdo ur avatar.
That's the key to me.  Everyone talks about Andy's serve and power but usually when the 2 play Roger out-aces Andy because Andy doesn't really have a great 'break game' (return game).  That's one of the biggest differences between the 2 players to me (in addition to the speed/footwork of the 2).  Roddick can hold serve all he wants, but if he can't break - he won't win because even when they go to tie-breaks - Roger eventually will get a mini-break before Roddick.  Just my 2 cents.

exactly!
And that's exactly what happened at their USO 07 match.

You're going through a few avi's today wilson  :)

Haha sounds like avatar searching is keeping you well busy today, it'll be hard to out do mine, but think whatever you come up with you'll say yours out does mine, whereas I'd say the complete opposite lol  :cool:
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2008, 08:10:21 PM »
Q. He (Mardy Fish) was saying that he feels like he's kind of a small town guy. Melbourne fits his personality a little bit better maybe than New York does.

ANDY RODDICK: Well, there you go. It's true. I mean, Mardy is -- he's the old man in the group now. He goes to bed at 9:00 and wakes up at 5:00 in the morning and he's engaged. You know, so it's Grandpa Fish.  :lmao:

But I could see that. I could definitely see that.

Q. He said you guys were already planning the bachelor party, huh.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, that's about all I'm going to say about that (laughter.) I like his fiancée and I want to stay on her good side, I think.

Q. Does Mardy get any input on the bachelor party?

ANDY RODDICK: Absolutely none. That's against the rules -- that's against guy code.

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2008, 04:20:03 AM »

I just so totally like Andys comedy :P
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2008, 11:35:31 AM »
Screw you Andy.

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2008, 11:50:04 AM »
Screw you Andy.

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Oh snap!  It will be okay BGT!    ;-()

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #92 on: January 18, 2008, 12:09:20 PM »
Screw you Andy.

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Oh snap!  It will be okay BGT!    ;-()

He just makes me so mad sometimes. He has always seemed, to me, to be such a well-read and intelligent person off court. So why does this not translate to on court. He couldn't touch this guy's serve and he was all over Andy's!! You'd think that after 3.5+ hourse, Andy would STOP seving out wide because Kohli was expecting it every single time. It was just stupid tennis.

God, I wish I was in his hotel room right now so I could slap him in the face for all the dumb things he did/said. :mad1: :mad1: :mad1:



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #93 on: January 18, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »
I guess you just have to know he did the best he could. His tirade wasn't very nice, but this is his whole life, not just a hobby, and I'm sure it hurts like hell in a match where you've served like he did and just couldn't pull it out. He's been working his butt off but he's just getting passed by some other guys. It's more sad than maddening.  :(

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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2008, 12:57:51 PM »
That was very disappointing indeed from Roddick today, especially when you looked at his pretty nice draw and the fact many tipped him to have a good tournament. Just shows these days you really can't rely on A Rod to go deep in the major events, he certainly has way too many pretty early loses for his liking and this one should be gurting him like mad.
On the other side of things Rafa's chances of going very deep just keep looking better and better!
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2008, 01:45:31 PM »
Hang in there, BGT.  Tough night for Andy, but you still have Gasquet. 
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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #96 on: January 18, 2008, 02:22:42 PM »
Hang in there, BGT.  Tough night for Andy, but you still have Gasquet. 

As of now.. the way Jo is playing, he'll blown out the water. :mad1: Good thing that doubles run in Sydney (and him beating Murray convincingly) has endeared him. I like him now. As long as Rafa or Richie are in the final, I'll be good.

yellowball, I assume this loss was extremely tough for him because I heard he refused to do an interview and press conference. :scared:



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #97 on: January 18, 2008, 02:25:50 PM »
Screw you Andy.

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You know he isn't giving up, this was a tough loss. I fully expect him to be back in full form and dominant at the Fren.. I mean at Wimbledon.


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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #98 on: January 18, 2008, 05:32:48 PM »
Screw you Andy.

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 :(

You know he isn't giving up, this was a tough loss. I fully expect him to be back in full form and dominant at the Fren.. I mean at Wimbledon.

You caught yourself. :whistle: But I am happy they finally posted his press conference:

Q. Tough one, Andy. Talk about how you're feeling.

ANDY RODDICK: No, yeah, it's rough. You know, you play a match that long, you come out the wrong end, it doesn't feel good.

You know, I'm trying to think of a new and exciting way to say that. But, I don't know, it's not good. It's not fun.

Q. His level was pretty high, though. Except for the second set, especially on his own service games, pretty good.

ANDY RODDICK: "Pretty good" is an understatement. I don't know that I've ever seen him play like that before, especially serving-wise. You know, it's unfortunate.

Q. Have you ever played that well and lost?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah.

Q. The various things that annoyed you during the match, was that emotion that you were able to feed off or do you think it took away from what you were trying to do?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't think it had anything to do with it. I came out and served aces after I got mad at his little section. If anything, I needed something to get inside of me. It was a long time between me talking to the umpire and when the match actually finished.

I think it was pretty insignificant.

Q. It was quite a bit steamier in there than it's been for other matches. Was it tough to stay alert, a hundred percent? You looked like you were sweating buckets.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I was. I have like a sweating problem. It's been a real problem in my personal life.

But, I mean, it's what I do. I don't know how to prevent that really. You know, it's tough to keep fluids in you. But, you know, so be it. Thanks, dad.

Q. Did 2003 go through your mind at all?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I thought about it.

Q. When did you think about it? In the fifth?

ANDY RODDICK: About 3-2 in the first set.

Q. Can you give a view on what happened when he first had a match point and called the challenge.

ANDY RODDICK: I thought he played a shot and then maybe searched around and then challenged. I thought he played a shot. You know, his shot was obviously going out. So I was just trying to get my point across that he had played a shot.

I said, It's irrelevant whether he hit one more shot, you know, if I felt like he was going to miss that one.

I could have been right or I could have been wrong. Would have been an idiot at least to not put that seed in the umpire's mind at that point, right?

Q. You tried a lot of ways to get into his service games. Especially the last set, seemed like you were climbing uphill the whole time trying to get the ball back in play, and then he was dictating pretty quickly.

ANDY RODDICK: Is that a question or are you having like a monologue here?

Q. No. I don't need to monologue. I'm just asking how you approach.

ANDY RODDICK: I agree with what you said. I don't know -- I guess that's the best way for me to answer that. Yeah, you're right.

Q. Was he that hard to read service-wise? He was hitting lines.

ANDY RODDICK: You show me what serve he wasn't hitting tonight, what serve he was favoring. He wasn't really favoring a serve. He was going flat out wide, on the deuce, on the ad side. He was hitting his slice serves around pretty well. He moving his second serves around pretty well.

I promise you, if there had been a pattern, four hours later, I would have gotten to it somehow - at least I'd like to think so.

Q. Hindsight is always 20/20, but anything you would have done different if you had it to do all over?

ANDY RODDICK: You know, I don't really know. You can say, you know, you want to try to step in a little more to control the points. But when he's kind of swinging from the hips on the first ball, I don't know if I had two feet set all night.

You know, so I don't know. I don't know. I mean, I'd probably have to think about it more. But right now, you know, if you look at the stats of the match, and you look at first-serve percentages, 42 aces, three double-faults, 79 winners, 24 errors, you know.

Q. 104 winners.

ANDY RODDICK: I was talking about me, not him. And he had 33 errors also. I'm aware of that.

I guess there's something you could always think that you would do differently, or maybe I'll just make something up to make myself feel better.

Bottom line is it was pretty high tennis from both of us, I think.

Q. Do you feel a little on a rollercoaster after this fantastic Davis Cup win and now this one?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, but that's sports, man. You know, if you don't want like an emotional rollercoaster, if you want to be serene and kind of chilled out all day, then get a job serving Margaritas at the beach or something.

When you decide to be a pro athlete you're going to have ups, you're going to have downs, you're going to have extreme highs and extreme lows. That's just the nature of the beast.

Q. Will you defend the title in the first round in Austria?

ANDY RODDICK: Will I defend the title? Are you asking for a prediction of the tie? Are you asking if I'm going to show up?

Q. Yes.

ANDY RODDICK: Yes, of course I'm going to show up.

Q. Where does that backhand fit in in the hierarchy of backhands in tennis, his shot?

ANDY RODDICK: Hierarchy? Let's call a spade a spade. Let's not put him in the hierarchy of tennis yet.

Q. His backhand.

ANDY RODDICK: Let's let him get into the quarterfinal of a slam before we put him in the hierarchy of tennis. No disrespect, but I mean...

Q. Well, let's go tonight.

ANDY RODDICK: Tonight he was great. There's no doubt about it. Tonight he was, you know -- I took his best stuff for five sets and I thought I was going to get him to break or to fold. I thought if I kept it on him long enough that that would happen.

Tonight he played like a great, great player. There's no doubt about that. And tonight his backhand was extremely impressive.

Q. Is the disappointment more in the loss, or that you had kind of an up-and-comer just zone on you for that long?

ANDY RODDICK: I think we're the same age, but he's an up-and-comer (laughter).

It's tough because, you know, I think there's definite disappointment in the loss. And I guess if you're given a choice to play well in a loss or play, like, terrible in a loss, you want to choose to play well.

But, you know, that makes it pretty disheartening also. Being pissed off is a lot easier than being disappointed.

Q. Now that you're out, any thoughts about the court? The speed slower than the past? Not quite as advantageous to your game?

ANDY RODDICK: You know, it's a court. I don't know if it's so much the court. I think, you know, the way the balls react to it. When you play with new balls it's like a different surface. Then all of a sudden seven, eight games later, it's just a lot different.

You know, but I guess that's the process that it takes to kind of get the surface you want. I don't know if you're going to get it perfect the first time out. But it is what it is, man. I don't mind the surface. I don't mind the effect that it has. It's just different.



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Re: Quotes on, about, and from Andy Roddick
« Reply #99 on: January 18, 2008, 07:01:43 PM »
Okay, so i was waiting until the end of the roddick match since i missed it... wow

I'm actually happy he lost. I don't have anything against Roddick but his attitude stunk on the court. I mean, I know he was mad but still, have some integrity dude. sorry bgt... i know that sucks.
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