Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by dozu, May 2, 2011.
don't tell me he didn't know that he hit the ball on the 2nd bounce.
It looked like it bounced twice, can agree with you on that. Don't know about how he saw it though.
Later said that "Leyhani missed the mark". He was wrong, the ball was out and the point was rightly awarded to Cipolla. But that's an other point, not the same subject exactly.
even if he didn't see... it feels completely different, between hitting a ball that is dropping after the first bounce, and a ball that is short-hopping after the 2nd bounce.
there is no way for a pro not to know that.
anyone hear him drop the f-bomb?
cipolla is playing great!
I missed that. Please post the Utube video when available.
Unknowns who have never won big matches are made to look great by the way Roddick plays.
Roddick is on his 4-5th Fbomb and being an ass to everyone out there. Why doesn't he serve and volley more? He is not number 12...
Time to scrape his name of my racket:twisted:
the guy is a cheater and a whiner.
Wheres NamRanger and BreakPoint?
Way to keep playing Cipolla. Great win. He looked scared after he nailed Roddick on match point. I love the way he went right at him!
cipolla was rude, I didn't like, when he challanged the outball, and Roddick marked it and said it was out, yet he still made the umpire get out of his chair, and about the drop shot, he got to it.
I saw, he def knew it bounced twice. He just knows he needs every point he can get on clay.
Another reason why I was never a Roddick fan.
I am not a roddick ran, just think both players were a little rude, the match point was also not so great.
the drop shot was close, but from what I watched on espn3, I say he got to it.
I am afraid Roddick is a sore loser, that handshake was not acceptable, neither was his use of language or the racket smash. None of which he was punished for.
Cipolla deserved that win and was not rude, would you take word from Roddick that a ball was out, I think not.
I wish I could be a "saw loser," just joke, I have bad language all the time.
I think it is really hard to really know if the ball bounce twice specially if you are running forward and stretching for the ball, if you add that it was on clay I would say that it is more than fair to give him the benefit of the doubt.
typo, not bad language. Bad language makes it sound as if a say profanity.
Yeah, pretty weird he never got a warning considering he dropped the f-bomb loudly atleast five times.
Nothing new. Same old Roddick's antics.
i've said this for a while...andy roddick has said the f word more than anybody else in the history of television....well, maybe except hbo/sopranos
This reminds me of the Olympics when Gonzo touched Blake's ball before the first bounce, then later claimed he didn't know if he touched the ball... If you're a professional tennis player and you're not sure whether or not you touched the ball, I think it's time to start looking for a new job...
didnt he say..." you f**ing suck!!" or something? lol
he touched the serve before it bounced, or a ground stroke?
i think that one was a ground stroke, which then went out.
that make since, I was so confused with the touch before the bounce, I am like that's a volley right?
he is also a dopey meathead
The demise of Roddick is going to be so funny to watch - the guy is an idiot....
You guys must be young. Roddick is tame compared to Johnny Mac and Jimmy Connors. Pretty funny though - Andy got bounced by a guy who is what - 160th in the world?
I agree about serving and volleying more. He needed to attack more and get that guy back on his heels. Instead, he tries to go with the baseline rally and he loses.
Just one of those things though for me, with jmac and conners you were on their side and laughing-but not at them.
I agree-but his volley game can be quite pathetic at times-or should I say a lot of the time.
What is it about top players called Andy crashing out to qualifiers in the 1st round?? :shock:
Roddick acted like a tool during the match. Complaining about the ball bouncing once when it clearly hit twice, questioning good calls by the umpire and getting mad at Cipolla for asking the umpire to check a mark because he didn't believe Roddick (who would after Roddick tried to cheat on the double bounce)
Yes, I missed this gem as well today! Just trying to catch up now. You mean Roddick freaked out again? He is soooooo pathetic. I can't stand him.
Not even serve and volley. It was pathetic seeing him hit a sweet shot out wide, then wait for the ball at the baseline only to hit the ball right back at the dude. Even when guy hit it back high and slow off serve, Roddick sat and waited. He got killed with that slice backhand bait fish!
It was fun watching him fail over and over.
These are the reasons I watch the tour though, to get pointers on what works and whats foolish.
Yep, I think he did a couple of times. The one time was really obvious.
He will soon host his charity tournament and all will be forgiven.
I don't understand what ARod was so upset about, he plays a guy that qualified to get in the tourney, and ARod last played at the Erricson on hard about a month ago. What did he expect was going to happen not playing any clay and playing a guy on a winning streak on his least favorite surface?
When Roddick goes mad with the umpire, he tends to cut a pathetic figure. McEnroe was different as he had an intelligence behind his outbursts rather than just rambling. Connors was even worse in some ways, able to play the crowd like a puppet master against his opponent and the umpire. Like I say, Roddick's demeanour when he loses his temper just makes people think "get on with it, for goodness sakes, and stop your whinging". With McEnroe and Connors, it was more like being stunned into silence with the volume of their objections and wondering what they are going to say.
Roddick on clay is painful to watch. He needs to serve and volley more because his back court game is not at all intimidating. There were so many times when Cipolla would just slowly chip back 1st serves and if Roddick were at the net he could have easily put them away. Instead he decided to grind it out and ended up getting pushed to death.
in other words an embarrassment
Nah, I think McEnroe was just as bad if not worse than Roddick. Connors was bad as well, but with him, he was working the crowd at the same time to try and pump them up. All three of them are not always the most pleasant personalities that is for sure.
there was intelligence behind macs outbursts..? going to have to disagree with you there
I remember Jimmy Connors got mad in the final of some tournament (Miami?) and just packed up his stuff and left like halfway through the first set. He hosed all those people. Now that is being a real tool.
McEnroe's outbursts could actually help him to start playing better. Roddick's outbursts never helps him. A lot of times it just gets worse, almost every little thing starts to annnoy him and he picks on umpire, linesmen or ballkids. And then he loses the match.
Didn't watch the match but caught the highlights on the ATP site. Wow, the MP was played straight at Roddick but I'm not sure it was intentional and Cipolla apologised straight away.
I know it's a legitimate ploy when your opponent is at net but can be taken the wrong way sometimes. He apologised and it's up to Roddick to suck it up and move on. He's a pro and will do so.
Not looking good for his FO campaign. Should play more clay matches if he wants to go deep.....
Do, you, go, to, school?
...and that's a rookie post...
is it really necessary to correct others' grammatical errors? and then demean by asking if he goes to school?
let's keep the posts constructive and on topic please! if you disagree
Roddick?? El, oh, el.
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