Angry Angry Roddick.

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  1. supersmash

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    I'm glad no one ever accused all tennis players of having good judgment. Roddick is notorious for claiming balls that are clearly out are in. When is he going to learn? He's just a kid, but he's a pro.

    Anyway, the human eye is incapable of making the kind of calls he's claiming to be able to make from the other side of the court.

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  3. Volly master

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    wow andy is such a tool
     
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    it doesn't matter he's right or wrong... who the hell does he think he is talking like that..... that chair empire is well respected on tour , he's really good actually.
     
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    I don't know... the truth of the fact is... we're in 2006... we definitely need electronic calls. Forget using it when players question... use it for EVERY point. Place speakers where linesman usually are, when a ball is out, the appropriate speaker will call OUT!

    Honestly... in my opinion, most tennis players have very good eyes. Usually if a player doesn't usually question the lines much and he is very frustrated by the call, 90% of the time, he is accurate. There is also a 10% of the time where they're not sure but since it was a big call they will argue pretending they saw it.

    Like when Maria robbed Hantuchova of the first set at AO, and then Henin saved a break AND made a held because of two bad calls, that was extremely not cool as well and thus ultimately lead to us having one of the most one-sided final for a while.
     
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    Imagine if big mouth Roddick and nasty Hewitt ever played doubles together. That would be somehting to hear.
     
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    I love your avatar!!!!.... that's an awesome shot of the best server out there. look at those shoulders, what can possibly go wrong with that!!!!!. can you e-mail me that shot???
     
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    lol
     
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    Oh yay another "lets show how disrespectful and Andy is a brat" thread. Seriously, we know that if almost any player on tour got a bad call, some words would be thrown around. I dont see anyone bashing Kiefer, that guy's temper is through the roof. Roddick may or may not have gotten a bad call, hes angry. Thats understandable.

    Sheesh, this is why we need electric line calling, which will come into play later this year i think.
     
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    I wonder if 156 and dasha even watched the video? Come on guys, i know your big groupies but andy is an idiot in this situation.

    Once again proving that andy can do no wrong in some people's eye's even with obvious proof.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Humans have awful eyes. The best human eyes are coke bottle bottoms compared to an eagle's eyes, by way of one possible example. And, Rios is right. You don't dis an umpire like that. Talk about rooky moves....


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    You have to accept the truth. Roddick's mother talks to reporters as though her son's the product of her great parenting. But, she admitted that she liked seeing him with the spoiled, uneducated brat demeanor. She called it "natural." She also bragged, "He couldn't serve hard enough when he was little. The ball didn't hit the fence!"

    No wonder he still can't play tennis and always tries to be extremely charitable and phoney.
     
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    I did in fact watch the video. Dont tell me you havent seen other players do that. Kiefer, Malisse, Tarango, Agassi, the list goes on.
    Ive seen numerous players shout and curse at the linesmen and umpire for a seemingly bad call. I dont blame any of them, I would too unless i was Roger Federer and sure that I was going to win.


    Oh yea devila, when you donate that much money to charities then you can speak. Even if it is phony, its still donating money.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    He can't win big matches with the multiple millions he was paid per year. That's more than he donated to charities.
    Each coach he paid was rich and fantastic too.
     
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    So you have online video of Kiefer, Malisse, Tarango and Agassi cursing excessivly at the chair umpire? If not we should stick to the original topic and comment on that.

    Whats the point of him donating money? You can treat people like crap and cuss at them as long as your charitable? I dont see why your reaching so far to defend roddick, the video is proof, not really much debate on this topic.
     
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    this guy is so unclassy, he wont win another grand slam, he thinks he looks good with his backward cap weasle face and cross eyes.

    hes a moron, ive seen him do this to loads of umpires.
     
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    Can you blame him? I think all players do; Federer is known for bullying linesmen and such. Same with a ton of other players.

    When you're playing for the tens/hundreds of thousands. You obviously want to win, and you don't want screwups or such.
     
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    Nice try there ace. That's not what he meant, and you know it.

    By the same hypocritical token, just because Kiefer, Malisse, Tarango and Agassi don't have these videos you assume they don't?

    And something on the side, there is a video of Malisse going insane and yelling and swear and throwing racquets and intimidating linespeople, judges and officials.

    Now that I've put you in your place, please, please, please shut up.
     
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    If Roddick's anger fueled better play then there would be an upside. However, that certainly isn't happenning at present.
     
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    People bash Kiefer all the time. What are you talking about?
     
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    Exacty. Is the money phoney? Hmmm...

    In regards to the subject of the thread, gimme a break. I doubt you could find any player on tour who hasn't complained about a line call. It happens, I'm sure the players get emotional out there and when you get linesman/women seemingly not getting the calls right, I think its understandable to see any player say something about it. Its emotional moments like these when your personality comes out, and we all know Roddick is a sarcastic guy.
     
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    *yawn* We need more tennis on TV so we don't go back and rehash the same old issues again and again.

    We need more new issues! :p
     
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    LMAO, he's really good at what???
     
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    Graff is really good at being a liar! Slow-minded, grumpy old man!
     
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    Yeah, he was a pr*ck there, but so what? Being in a tense match and getting a call you think was bad will bring out the worst in anyone. I'm sure Roddick is a bit of a pr*ck in real life, but not to that degree. Most guys like to say a few curse words at the umpire, Roddick chooses to lecture them instead. Doesn't make him any better or worse. Why does the word pr*ck get censored?
     
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    You guys can actually make out what they're saying?
     
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    well I've got a few thoughts on this subject. yes it's true that Andy isn't the first tennis player to blow up, and I doubt the one that blows up most often, but what he did in that clip was uncalled for. Being angry is one thing, but he was beyond that. And it's not just him in all fairness.

    The other thought is what a couple of people have mentioned. It is time to bring electronics into this game. Playbacks, and whatever that machine was they talked about at the australian open, true shot, or something like that. It does seem that umpires are getting worse these days, I sware everytime I'm watching a match one of them makes a horrible call. It's one thing to miss the ones where the ball touched the line by a hair, but to be missing ones that touched the inside of the line is ridiculous.

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    I remember last year at Wimbledon Federer was dominating Roddick and Federer was sure he'd gotten a bad call. He yelled "That ball was OUT!"+some other things which I don't remember.
    Anyway, shotspot showed the ball well in. So if this can happen to someone of Federer's stature, accomplishments, temprament etc, I'm not surprised at Roddick's moderately ill tone/language.
     
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    Kinda like at Masters Cup. Federer nicely called Nalbandian a great player in a 1 on 1 interview, but as he benefitted from bad calls late in both tiebreaks (for example, when David lead *4-2), Federer couldn't care less because he won 2 sets. David looked at the line after Federer hit the ball near it, then Federer angrily screamed at him at the top of his lungs.
    David won the next 2 sets easily, but Federer stared at his coach as if he was supposed to win in straight sets.
     
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    Please stop lying, I know you dislike federer but that doesn't mean you have the right to make false accusations.

    BTW:I have that match on DVD and the only one who yells in that match is Roddick when he got totally outplayed by Federer he even trowed his racket.
     
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    None of this would happen if the umpire could penalise a player for abusing an official. If only the ATP or WTA can fine these players for abusive bahaviour then they won't care. If a player risks being penalised a game or even forfeiting the match by the chair umpire then the situation will change.
     
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    Are you talking about the 2005 Wimbledon Final? I have that on DVD as well and I can assure you that nowhere in that match does Federer even talk to the umpire (Wayne McEwan) or the linespeople: in fact, Federer never even says a word or makes a sound until the very end when he won the damn thing. Roddick was the one making all the fuss, throwing his racket and such.
     
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    Why is "tool" a good word to describe Andy in this situation? I have heard the word "tool" used in so many threads and almost always improperly. I think people say it to sound cool.
     
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    I love that stuff. I wish there was more of that in Tennis today. I am sick of boring sensitive champions like Fed. Bring on Roddick & Hewitt & Keifer!! I love it!
     
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    Exactly, thank you fishuuu. Sorry Chadwixx i dont have videos or pictures of players yelling at linesman but trust me, they have.
    And i am defending Roddick. There is no shame or disgrace in doing it. Why am i doing it? Not because im some stupid American groupie. Im doing it because im sick of seeing just about everyone bash on him. So what if he blows up once or twice? Ive still think hes a great player, (no.3) and he deserves respect. Not any of this garbage.
     
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    he's good at what he does ...lol
     
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    Sorry, for some reason I remembered it being the final. Anyway, I'm sure this happened sometime during Wimbledon 2005. And I think it was one of the latter rounds, into week 2.
    No one else remembers?
     
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    He was defaulted from the match shown in that video, if I remember correctly...
     
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    He was indeed defaulted and I believe leading in that match. Maybe I've seen Aerosmith too many times in concert, but I didn't hear that many expletives from Roddick in the video link provided. Seems to me he was getting on the umpire pretty hard, but from what I've seen of some of these matches, they deserve it.
     
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    Amazing the depths people will go to defend their favorite player, they will disreguard the video in the original topic and drift off into their own new topic. I believe its called ADD.

    Fishuu is a moron dasha, read some of his other posts. He also didnt sum up anything, he simply present a video of xavier getting mad (which isnt in english and i may have heard 1 cuss word not sure). I guess in his world if someone else acts that way it justify's andys behaviour in this situation. I think that alone shows how dumb he is.

    Btw, what did andy receive as punishment for his tiraid? Xavier was defaulted, was andy even docked one point?
     
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    I dont think a statement can be anymore ignorant. I guess in fish's world everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

    Someone doesnt have something, i assume they dont, and im wrong? Lol is all i can say at that.
     
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    Good job, Andy. Continue to bawl out idiot chair umps who are dumb enough to overrule line calls on the far side of the court (i.e., the blind spot that chair umps cannot see). We need more pr*cks like Roddick to stand up to these hobos. :cool:
     
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    Will anyone be uploading any of the comments from Malisse or Haas in Delray beach final on Sunday, or would that blow the argument that Andy is the only player on the planet that gets mouthy with chair umpires?

    Yeah, that's what I thought...
     
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    Hahaha, I love Andy Roddick. The only thing in that video that bothered me was the fact that somebody videotaped it from their t.v with a camera. What the... come on, that's just...
     
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    You may wanna take a look at the first post in this thread, the topic starter never stated andy is the only one. Dasha and fish said andy is not the only one doing this, no one said he is the only one acting this way. Also, click the link in the first post then read the peoples comments. I have no idea where this "andy is the only one doing this" came from, delusional posters.

    Its amazing how dim roddick fans are, you point to an apple and they start talking about watermelons.

    Bad behavior doesnt jusitfy bad behavior, get it?

    Also, why wasnt andy penalized for his comments?
     
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    Are you talking to me? I never said bad behavior justifies bad behavior.

    I have no idea why Andy wasn't penalized. Write to the chair umpire and ask him. :)
     
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