Roddick out of Nasdaq-100 Open

tytan

New User
did i read correctly that Roddick retired his match to Fernando Verdasco?
what happened? knew he was about to lose and retired to avoid the embarrassment?
 

tytan

New User
i was monitoring the live scores at www.nasdaq-100open.com.

Fernando won the 1st set 7-6, and up in the 2nd set 4-3 when it the status became "retired", and Fernando's name was in bold, meaning he had won the game, i assume.
 

nn

Hall of Fame
Who knows let see what he has to say...

Now same thing was said about Hewitt in IW now Roddick in Nasdaq..

Tomorrow someone will say Roger retire to avoid the embarrassment in future even ..

Without having any proper knowledge about injury or condition of player don't pass any judgment…
 

roger2016

New User
Where's the *spoiler*? It doesn't air here until monday... :|
but then again, I guess the title doesn't leave much to the imagination either...
 

edberg505

Legend
Where's the *spoiler*? It doesn't air here until monday...
but then again, I guess the title doesn't leave much to the imagination either...

You're kidding right? They're gonna show this match on Monday?
 

Ariel

Rookie
From associatted press:
"In light that his 152 mph services were easily returned by Verdasco (and more frecuently by the rest of the tour), Roddick tried to hit a 160 mph bomb, with the result of his right arm flying across the other side of the court; Roddick will retire from professional tennis after the incident."
 

roger2016

New User
Tv Schedule for ESPN 2 on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2005

4:30 pm
2005 NASDAQ-100 Open; Early Round Coverage Day #1

Tv Schedule for ESPN 2 on Monday, Mar. 28, 2005

8:00 pm
2005 NASDAQ-100 Open; Early Round Coverage Day #2
 

tytan

New User
Please accept my apology for announcing the outcome of the match in the title. wasn't familiar with the 'spoiler' rule. don't post that often.
again, sorry.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
I'm in the media room, and the word we are getting is that he retired because of his wrist. We'll know more shortly. Verdasco is about to give an interview, and we'll get more info on the injury.

It was a great first set TB, where Andy had 3 set points. He was so mad when he didn't convert them. He smashed his raquet. But they were on serve when he retired, at 4-3.

BTW, it's been a great day of tennis here. The Moya/Blake match was amazing.

This is my first time at this tournament, and I can see why it receives so many awards. Great event!
 

Coria

Banned
tytan said:
Please accept my apology for announcing the outcome of the match in the title. wasn't familiar with the 'spoiler' rule. don't post that often.
again, sorry.
No problem. I wasn't familiar with it either. Deuce arrogantly let me know about it--rather than give me the benefit of the doubt. It was on top of the board, but I looked past it.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
Just got back from Andy's interview. He sprained his right wrist. I have more to write on it, and I'll post it here. I've been posting my reports on the Messageboard on http://www.vamosrafael.com. But I'll put my summary of the Roddick interview here, in a minute.

Have to go schmooze with Hantuchova and Golovin for a moment. *rofl*

Well, they aren't there. So I'll do my report instead.

Andy sprained his right wrist in the first set. He said it was tweaked, but he thought perhaps it would improve after a bit. It didn't affect his first serve, but made it impossible for him to do his kick serve, which is why he hit so many double faults in the first set TB. I think he said, three.

He had it taped, and the trainer told him to see if that helps, but said there's a risk if he continues. So when he still wasn't able to hit his kick serve, he decided it was best not to risk further injury.

He said he threw his raquet in double frustration after the first set -- knowing that it was unlikely he could continue, and that even less likely since he lost the first set.

He said the good news is that the sprain is relatively mild. It will take a few days to recover, and since he isn't playing for 3 weeks, he'll have plenty of time to rest it and it probably won't affect his upcoming schedule.

He also said he didn't think he would have been able to continue with the tournament, even if he managed to win this match.

He's very disappointed obviously, but as he said, these things happen. He also was complimentary of Verdasco, saying he thinks a lot of Verdasco's game, and that if he becomes consistent, he's going to move way up in the rankings.

I'm listening to Verdasco's interview now. He's saying that if he plays all his matches the way he did in the first set against Andy, he'll have more success on Tour. He also said that he thought his left-handedness made it more difficult for Andy with his injury.

BTW, Fernando's English is quite good.

He's now talking about his match against Andy at IW. I think he's saying how tired he was during that match.

Talking about his Davis Cup experiience -- says how hard it was to play on the court in Bratislava. But he played good against Hrbaty, but in all the important points, Hrbaty tended to win. No??

Well, he's continue to talk, but I was distracted. I'm waiting to see if he says something about Nadal.
 

raftermania

Banned
This reminds me of the Simpsons episode when an inside operative with a laptop gets the inside scoop on the new Itchy & Scratch movie from under the conference table of the movie executives and then broadcasts the news to the internet newsgroups. I really feel like the comic book guy right now, I just need that 100 tacos for 50 dollars deal beside me - nah I should get back to my paper! Thanks for the scoop Susan, tell Hantuchova and Golovin I'll meet them back at my pad tonight.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
I'm sure that's why Tatiana and Daniela are late. *lol*

There's a media happy hour here, sponsored by the WTA, which is why they are appearing.

In any event, Verdasco is still talking, but it's all in Spanish.

So I'm moving back to the Rafa Messageboard for my reports. You are welcome to visit there if you want more scoop. I did a play-by-play for much of the last set between Moya and Blake, if anyone's interested.

Actually, I posted it in the Blake/Moya thread.

But I wrote quite a bit about yesterday's match between Donald Young and Lisnard. So if you are interested in that, it's on the Nadal Messageboard.

Take care, everyone!
 

raftermania

Banned
This reminds me of the Simpsons episode when an inside operative with a laptop gets the inside scoop on the new Itchy & Scratch movie from under the conference table of the movie executives and then broadcasts the news to the internet newsgroups. I really feel like the comic book guy right now, I just need that 100 tacos for 50 dollars deal beside me - nah I should get back to my paper! Thanks for the scoop Susan, tell Hantuchova and Golovin I'll meet them back at my pad tonight.

double post by accident
 

USCfan

Professional
Wow- I have seriously been waiting for something like this to happen to Roddick... I'm surprised though- I completely expected every post to be about how bad Babolat racquets are or a Clijsters reference or something like that.
 

david aames

Professional
Just one of those bizarre days... Moya shaking Blake's hand while he is lying on the court in pain, Malisse defaulted because he cursed at a linesman a few games from winning his match and now this...
 
Coria said:
No problem. I wasn't familiar with it either. Deuce arrogantly let me know about it--rather than give me the benefit of the doubt. It was on top of the board, but I looked past it.
Nice shot at Deuce....that's relevant.

Funny thing about you kid is that you've got to get your story straight. First you claimed I was some poster from long ago and that now I have a different name, based on one quote I used from Agassi. Then when that false allegation fell apart and I asked you what name you used back then(since you'd been on the board for less time than I) you claimed you were never anybody else...you've just been lurking for years and apparently were so well versed you could identify the posters.

Then in the thread where Deuce let you know the rule, you say you haven't been reading this forum much so you didn't know the rule....


As for Tytan, nice apology, completely accepted. The first mistake is a freebie!
 

FalconX

Rookie
WOW is Roddick the 2nd coming coming of Philippoussis?He also played pretty much the same wacky brand of tennis putting all his weight and power behind each and every shot and ended up getting sidelined for a couple of years before making a shortlived comeback at wimbledon two years ago. Is his body beginning to slowly break down? These must be worrisome times for Roddick fans. Let's see what happens.
 

Chadwixx

Banned
USCfan said:
Wow- I have seriously been waiting for something like this to happen to Roddick... I'm surprised though- I completely expected every post to be about how bad Babolat racquets are or a Clijsters reference or something like that.
i really hope its not the racket, i see a ton of junior players using them.
 

edge

Banned
Babolat owns the juniors mkt because juniors want a cannon serve and forehand like Andy and they don't come in enough to volley. Babolat also makes it exceedingly easy to purchase their tournament players package and 60% off.
 

mido

Rookie
Players don’t get usually injured by accident.
Players are FORCED by their Opponents to do more and get injured.
Roddick playing more powerful guys like Ljubicic or Verdasco had to go for more and got “mild wrist sprain”, then couldn’t convert 3 match points in the tiebreak, then retired loosing in the second set.
After 2.5 hours of playing (at 85F, probably about 100F on the court) Moya got Blake to run on the final point, Blake got cramps and lost.
 

USCfan

Professional
nn said:
Marat Safin shouldn't use HEAD Racquet in that case.

Safin needs to use Head... it's more of a challenge for him to smash... He would shatter a Babolat in 100 pieces.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
david aames said:
Just one of those bizarre days... Moya shaking Blake's hand while he is lying on the court in pain, Malisse defaulted because he cursed at a linesman a few games from winning his match and now this...
Got that right. I was on Court 1, watching Safina vs. Irvin (SORRY, Spoiler here)

Irvin won the first set in a TB. And then Safina dominated the second 6-0. She was up a break in the third set, and while serving, she didnt' like a call, and hit a ball out of the stadium. She got a warning.

No problem, except she turned away from the umpire, and did the international Fu symbol. And one of the linespeople informed the umpire. So she was given a point penalty.

She went on to lose the game, and then she just lost focus entirely.

Irvin won. Very strange match, indeed.

At least Nadal (spoiler again) did okay in his match against Rainer.
 

nn

Hall of Fame
I mean if some player get any kind of injury..everybody jump on to blame racquet or shoes..
 

Andy Hewitt

Professional
Woah woah woah this is all going on now and we cant watch any of it til Sunday!? And their showing way old stuff then? Will at least the final be live?

And Rafter, I didnt see any pics of Roddick's racquet smash but I did find this funny pic of that Iralki Labadze guy that one person was talking about a few weeks ago...
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=flla13903260423.nasdaq_100_open_flla139&prov=ap
This guy is definately a mess ;)'

Woop, nevermind i found it in the galleries of Roddick. He actually managed to do that to the racquet just throwing it down like that?
 

raftermania

Banned
Yes, Roddick is very practiced in the art of racquet smashing. In this piece, Roddick has created what is known as the "pac-man." The "pac-man" is carelessly crafted by gripping the racquet tightly with rage and then hammering it into a jagged surface.

haha nice labadze pic there! See, he attempted to create the "pac-man" but he used too much force and the racquet loop collapsed. Upon his failure, he then tore his shirt apart. He may not think so, but what he has just created is a masterpiece! Safin would be proud.
 
VamosRafa said:
Got that right. I was on Court 1, watching Safina vs. Irvin (SORRY, Spoiler here)

Irvin won the first set in a TB. And then Safina dominated the second 6-0. She was up a break in the third set, and while serving, she didnt' like a call, and hit a ball out of the stadium. She got a warning.

No problem, except she turned away from the umpire, and did the international Fu symbol. And one of the linespeople informed the umpire. So she was given a point penalty.

She went on to lose the game, and then she just lost focus entirely.

Irvin won. Very strange match, indeed.

At least Nadal (spoiler again) did okay in his match against Rainer.
What was nadal wearing? 3/4 pants if so what colour were they?
 

Stuck

Rookie
A Rod better get his game together soon. He is not winning like he should be. I think it is those Match Day pumps stinking up his game!
 
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