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Andy’s Got A New ‘Do

Andy Roddick’s sporting a super short buzz these days. Not such a good look if you ask me. Is that a receding hairline I see? Soon A-Rod’s gonna be looking like this: Read the rest of this entry »


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Trophy Case: Jo Strikes Back

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga avenged his Australian Open final loss with a 6-4, 7-6 defeat of Novak Djokovic in the final of the Thailand Open.

Jelena Jankovic pulled within 21 points of Serena Williams for the number one ranking with her defeat of Svetlana Kuznetsova in the China Open final.

Andy Roddick won yet another Mickey Mouse title with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 win over Dudi Sela in the China Open final.

Maria Kirilenko battled for her third title of the season with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Samantha Stosur in the Korea Open final.

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Told You.

I told you it would be comical when Rafa Nadal played Andy Roddick in reverse singles and it was. Rafa destroyed Roddick, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4. With a muscle strain. In his ass. Nadal revealed in the post match press conference that he almost didn’t play because an MRI on Saturday revealed a minor strain in his “famous arse”. Spain has now clinched the tie, no matter the outcome of the Ferrer-Querrey match. Roddick fell to 0-5 in must win Davis Cup matches.

Oh, hey Feliciano.

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Novak Fakervic, Will You Please Stand Up?

This isn’t the first time Novak Djokovic was accused of faking an injury/fatigue when things got tight and somehow I don’t see it’s going to be the last. Tommy Robredo, who took Djokovic to five sets earlier today, was the latest victim of Novak’s antics:

“Q. You sound like you don’t believe Djokovic’s ailments . Is that true?

TOMMY ROBREDO: That’s not that I don’t believe. I have pain, as well. I was running like hell and my feet were burning but I say nothing, no? I think that if you’re not fit enough, then don’t play.

But after every time he was asking for a trainer, he was running like hell and he was making the shot, but he does what he does a lot of times.

So I think we should take care a lot more of these things, because one thing is that if you fell down like I did, I can have blood and it’s normal that trainer gets in because there’s blood or whatever. But for having pain, I had pain, as well, all over my body because I think I run a lot more than him, and I said nothing, no?

So did I trust him? No. No. I think he took his time because he did it because he was a little bit more tired and that’s a part of the game. It help him a lot.”

Andy Roddick also had something to say on the matter:

Q. When asked about his injuries today, mentioning the right ankle as opposed to the left ankle, the other day ‑‑
ANDY RODDICK: Isn’t it both of them? And a back and a hip?

Q. And when he said there are too many to count.
ANDY RODDICK: And a cramp.

Q. Do you get the sense right now that he is…

Q. Lot of things. Beijing hangover.

Q. He’s got pretty long list of illness.
ANDY RODDICK: Anthrax. SARS. Common cough and cold.

Q. Got a lot of things going on with him.

Q. Do you think he’s bluffing?
ANDY RODDICK: No, I mean, I’m sure ‑‑

Q. The way you’re saying it, almost means you feel like…
ANDY RODDICK: No, if it’s there, it’s there. There’s just a lot. You know, he’s either quick to call a trainer or he’s the most courageous guy of all time. I think it’s up for you guys to decide.

Maybe he really was hurt, but history isn’t on Djokovic’s side. Who can forget the time Novak retired a set down to Roger Federer because of a sore throat? Let’s face the facts, people, Djokovic isn’t from the steely stock of a Nadal or a Federer.

On the plus side, this outfit is much better than the previous two kits.

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Upsets Continue at Wimbledon

Andy Roddick was shown the door by Janko Tipseravic in the second round of Wimbledon, 7-6 (5),  5-7, 4-6, 6-7 (4). This tournament has seen more upsets in three days than most grand slams get in their whole two weeks. If things hold to this form we’re going to see some crazy drama unfold.

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I Hate Andy Roddick but….

I must say he looks pretty attractive with a mohawk. This new style is the result of a lost bet with his fiance, Brooklyn Decker. She beat him in their NCAA bracket.

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