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fps
06-22-2009, 09:06 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8110311.stm

serve/and/volley
06-22-2009, 10:48 AM
Spadea ain't afraid of ya!

He's lasted longer than James Blake at Wimby. RESPECT!

Pseudonym
06-22-2009, 10:51 AM
We need more characters like him in tennis to cut out the monotony and dead tones.

sureshs
06-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Shouldn't he be retired by now?

fps
06-22-2009, 11:16 AM
We need more characters like him in tennis to cut out the monotony and dead tones.

he's very funny i'll admit, but in a fred durst kind of way....

Rhino
06-22-2009, 11:21 AM
He is the man. He destroyed his opponent today. For me he is the best US tennis player since Sampras, except that he has personality too.

chrisdaniel
06-22-2009, 11:31 AM
that might have been the greatest interview a tennis player has done in years. You know the women giving the interview was probably a good looking lady cause that was Vince putting the charm on.

mikeler
06-22-2009, 11:32 AM
I played him in a junior tournament about 20 years ago. He of course served me 2 bagels. During one of his serves, the racket slipped out of his hand and went into a fence pole and broke. I kind of snickered to myself since he was beating me so bad. My next service game the same damn thing happens to me!

serve/and/volley
06-22-2009, 11:35 AM
He is the man. He destroyed his opponent today. For me he is the best US tennis player since Sampras, except that he has personality too.

You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!

RalphNYC
06-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Funny story. How did your tennis career turn out?

I played him in a junior tournament about 20 years ago. He of course served me 2 bagels. During one of his serves, the racket slipped out of his hand and went into a fence pole and broke. I kind of snickered to myself since he was beating me so bad. My next service game the same damn thing happens to me!

mikeler
06-22-2009, 12:24 PM
Funny story. How did your tennis career turn out?


Vince is a 7.0 and I'm a 5.0!

Ballinbob
06-22-2009, 12:39 PM
hahahah I love it! Hilarious interview

"I used to be a black panther"...too funny lol

chrisdaniel
06-22-2009, 12:53 PM
I actually think Vince just enjoys being out there. He is better than you make him seem. (the post above me)

He is not easy to beat by any means. Who knows if Blake could have beat him today? Vince has been around for a long time and has some very good wins.

Tennis_Bum
06-22-2009, 01:01 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8110311.stm

He's funny. Yes, he's different, but he's just trying to entertain others. His book Breakpoint is interesting. I wouldn't call it bestseller material but it has some interesting point about being a tennis pro.

Lsmkenpo
06-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Best in what way? Best tennis rapper? I don't even agree with that. Guess you've not heard of Roddick, Blake, Fish, Dent... a long list of American guys that could beat the crap out of Spadea with one arm handcuffed to the net post. He's amusing, I'll admit. But what's his ranking history, again?

Spadea has ATP career singles wins over Federer, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal, Roddick, Rafter, Kraijcek, Kafelnikov, Courier, Chang, and Kuerten. Career high ranking of #18

Gorecki
06-22-2009, 02:02 PM
i believe that people around here are forgeting that mr Vincent Spadea should not be talked about in sucth terms.

i think that for our safety we should talk about him like this:

Vinnie is dem dawg and he gotz 'em bling factor... he iz the macdaddy...

Becksx1
06-22-2009, 02:07 PM
Spadea could have been number 1 in the world if he hadnt spent so much time dealing rock crack on the side runnin from the po po straight ballin yo

35ft6
06-22-2009, 02:17 PM
We need more characters like him in tennis to cut out the monotony and dead tones.Totally. I like weird people. And he's definitely different. Reminds me of a friend from high school. Miss that kid.

truthorbust
06-22-2009, 02:26 PM
Funny..that guy ? He is bloathed with love for himself. .. thats not funny.. its quite sad..Dorian Gray syndrome.

Conquistador
06-22-2009, 07:20 PM
he's very funny i'll admit, but in a fred durst kind of way....

http://trendliest.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/durst-fred-photo-xl-fred-durst-6209268.jpg

Forehand Forever
06-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Spadea could have been number 1 in the world if he hadnt spent so much time dealing rock crack on the side runnin from the po po straight ballin yo

I agree 100%

boojay
06-22-2009, 07:53 PM
I found his book much more entertaining to read than Blake's. In fact, I stopped Blake's book about 80% of the way through, which is pretty unheard of.

boojay
06-22-2009, 07:59 PM
k, just saw the vid, dude's on crack. I thought his raps in the book were pretty horrible, but there's nothing like experiencing the horror live.

norbac
06-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Lol at "I used to be a puma." Entertaining guy.

viva la rafa
06-22-2009, 09:27 PM
i love his hat.. hilarious!

Vermillion
06-22-2009, 09:33 PM
saw him live and up close. chill guy.

RalphNYC
06-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Not filled with self-love, but self-loathing, and dealing with it creatively it looks like. Which is a good thing!

vbranis
06-23-2009, 06:27 PM
OK, so Gasquet is suspended for cocaine and not this guy? You'd think he'd set off all the alarm bells after that interview.

Nevertheless, entertaining guy. Adds some color to the ATP, I hope he stays around.

Feņa14
06-23-2009, 07:12 PM
I like that he's a bit of a different personality, but I don't really find him funny at all.

pabletion
06-23-2009, 07:35 PM
hes funny....... but not haha funny.........

el sergento
06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
I like that he's a bit of a different personality, but I don't really find him funny at all.

The guy is hilarious..........

"people are like he's old AND he plays tennis.......it's like a double intimidation thing"

Spadea is the bomb.

el sergento
06-23-2009, 09:29 PM
OK, so Gasquet is suspended for cocaine and not this guy? You'd think he'd set off all the alarm bells after that interview.

Nevertheless, entertaining guy. Adds some color to the ATP, I hope he stays around.

What, that's how normal people talk (minus the rap), at least the people I hang out with. He's not some broken record of tennis cliches.

It's refreshing to listen to a tennis player bright enough to actually play on words and be sarcastic.

Most players are extremely one dimensional; hell, Federer is stuck in the first degree ("he played well but I still destroyed him, it's a pity really") and all Nadal can do is keep repeating "I try 100%, no?"

If Spadea could win more than 3 matches in a row he'd be a superstar.

el sergento
06-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Spadea at Starbucks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxz8Teb5KQ

crash1929
06-23-2009, 09:42 PM
i liked it. he once lost 21 atp tour matches in a row and kept going.

crash1929
06-23-2009, 09:54 PM
hard to believe it was 5 years ago he beat kiefer in scottsdale.

Feņa14
06-23-2009, 09:59 PM
The guy is hilarious..........

"people are like he's old AND he plays tennis.......it's like a double intimidation thing"

Spadea is the bomb.

Yeah, that doesn't really do it for me.

fps
06-28-2009, 08:52 AM
Spadea at Starbucks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxz8Teb5KQ

amazing. i honestly have no idea what he's doing, but i like it.