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Roddick Withdraws

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Oooooh No! that's so sad!, meaning the American flag will not be flying at the O2. sadface

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posted Nov 17, 2009

sod cool

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posted Nov 17, 2009

I wonder how sad the average American is? If tennis were more popular in the USA, with their huge resources they'd have more players, and thus more TOP players. Simple as that.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

It is bad news that Roddick won't be there, but it is great news for all Robin Soderling fans! biggrin

I would have liked to see both of them there, instead of someone like Verdasco, who will presumably choke against his Spanish buddy, Nadal doh

But the tournament organisers must be over the moon at having a warrior like Robin at the tournament. He's not afraid of the top players (e.g. this year's French Open). It's also his favourite surface. The tournament wouldn't have been the same without him. He brings so much passion and intensity to tennis.

Can't wait to see him play! Good luck Robin! smiley

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posted Nov 17, 2009

A crying shame.

But Soderling has had the year of his life. He deserves the chance to visit London. Perhaps we could see the long awaited Soderling v Rafa crescentmoon rematch...

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posted Nov 17, 2009

GJ,
I think I've found a friend for you winkeye

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posted Nov 17, 2009

It's on the ATP website now so definitely official. sadface

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posted Nov 17, 2009

cry

He must be so disappointed, he has been saying for ages how much he was looking forward to coming back to London following the Wimbledon final.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Can he withdraw from the game of tennis altogether? That will be a present for us. We won't have to see him lose gutless everytime and give roger federer grand slam. Giving him 4 is enough.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Saint _Seppi

Get a life doh

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Saint_Seppi, your constant barraging of Federer has become a source of consistent amusement by now but is it really necessary for you to be so disrespectful towards other players?

Andy Roddick has finished the year inside the top 8 and has not dropped out of the top 10 for the last SEVEN YEARS. He has won 27 career titles including the US Open.

Why in God's name should he stop playing tennis just because you happen not to like the fact that he has lost a few matches to a particular player you can't stand?

I don't mind so much when you spout your rubbish about Federer because it is so ludicrous one can only laugh at it. However it does annoy me when you come out with lines like:

"Can he [Roddick] withdraw from the game of tennis altogether? That will be a present for us."

The "us" is just you, and perhaps a few others who are prepared to be equally disrespectful towards an extremely hard-working, consistent and successful tennis player who always gives 100%.

grr Rant over. Now I can go back to laughing at you. I hope.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

comment by yummymummyfridays (U13688101)
posted 3 Minutes Ago

Saint _Seppi

Get a life ""


Quite a funny suggestion considering you are still here posting comments as well.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

What a surprise (not!) and he won't be the last. The incentives aren't enough at the end of the season and I will happily bet that at least two more players will pull out either before or during the event with spurious "injuries". The very same players will then emerge the week after right as rain playing an exhibition for megabucks.

More fool the idiots who paid top dollar for the London event.

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comment by wow (U14005003)

posted Nov 17, 2009

SODERLING- the one who initiated the decline and fall of rafa!

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Watch out Roger...

No one beats Robin Soderling 13 times on a row.

:P

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comment by wow (U14005003)

posted Nov 17, 2009

@ seppi: gutless display against federer.

what i can remember of last encounter between them is that soderling came very close to beating federer.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Sad for Roddick, very pleased for Robin. Shame that a mindless little troll by the name of Saint_Seppi felt the need to chyme in with vindictive and ignorant comments that further diminish this forum.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

As long as the top 5 are all in we can accept this one. Just hope the top 5 stay fit throughout the tournament.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

It is sad for Andy, but he's had his chances in the past and he'll have a few more too no doubt. On the other hand Robin has had an eventful year and pulled off one of the signature results of the tennis year, so it's great to see him get a moment in the sun; it's well deserved on an emotional level even if he didn't quite make it through the front door.

Surely even the Nadal fans are just a teensy bit keen to see a rematch? Certainly the rest of us are.

Get well soon Andy. Take good advantage of your moment Robin. goodluck

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posted Nov 18, 2009

biscuits

is the draw live online anywhere

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Not that I'm aware of GJ, but it's happening in a couple of minutes. They've blocked off all the roads around Westminster, but I suspect that might be more to do with the little chat that Liz2 is having with her people later today. smiley

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posted Nov 18, 2009

laugh

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comment by Kaiser (U10796859)

posted Nov 18, 2009

Please Biscuits use her official name when in public. Everyone knows it is Brenda.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

The coutdown on the WTF homepage runs to 1pm today. What is it counting down to? the site clearly says the draw is 9:45, although it doesn't specify a timezone.

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comment by Kaiser (U10796859)

posted Nov 18, 2009

The countdown on mine says it has 3 days and 14 hours left. That takes it to 00:00 Sunday morning. Strange.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

draw is done lads

http://twitter.com/ATPWorldTour

cool

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comment by FedSod (U14061536)

posted Nov 18, 2009

Group A = Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Verdasco
Group B = Nadal, Novak, Davydenko, Soderling

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posted Nov 18, 2009

You're right Will it's just rendering badly in my browser. I guess it's just a countdown to midnight on the day the tournament starts.

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comment by R1pley (U6720930)

posted Nov 18, 2009

I was sorry to hear about Andy R having to withdraw, I always feel he brings a lot of heart to any tournament.

Now that the draw is made.. what do we think!

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posted Nov 18, 2009

perfect draw IMO

i wanted sod to avoid federer and murray

cool

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Rafa-Rob Rematch <rubs hands>.

Federer-Del Potro rematch will be very a) interesting (neutrals); b) nerve-racking (Fed fans), now that Del Potro has got that first win on one of the biggest stages...

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Scotland's No1 will be licking his lips at the draw.

Stuffing the Fed and Del Potro will be a nice way to end the season. Wee Nads would do nicely in the final as well!

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Wales

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posted Nov 18, 2009


Does the draw also tell us who's playing who and when...?

I gots tickets for friday evening!!

CANNAE WAIT. I hope its a good one.

Massive dissapointment re: A-ROD, Im a huge fan.

Still, he probably would not have made it through the group, although he has a decent recent record vs NoDjo and on a good day on a HC could cause Rafa problems. Both Davy and Novak are playing well, so anything can happen there.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Group 1 Del Potro twice withdrew recently so I think his advance to the semiís is in doubt because he has some injury, Murray and Federer have the most chances to advance. Group 2 is more complicated yet if any one is favorite in this group is Djokovic, Nadal needs to perform much better than he did in France to beat Soderling or Dyvedenko. notice all three players beat Nadal convincingly. My other favorite in this group is Dyvedenko

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posted Nov 18, 2009

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comment by AJ fae Fife (U3822700)
posted 1 Hour Ago

Scotland's No1 will be licking his lips at the draw.

Stuffing the Fed and Del Potro will be a nice way to end the season. Wee Nads would do nicely in the final as well!


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Or he'll squeal like a stuffed pig with an injury

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comment by Kaiser (U10796859)

posted Nov 18, 2009

Or he'll squeal like a stuffed pig with an injury
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Presumably a stuffed pig is dead and also lacking vocal chords. The question is therefore how does it squeal?

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Com'on Tim!

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posted Nov 18, 2009

AJ fae Fife (U3822700)
Murray beating Fed, Potro and Nadal? Will that be before or after Scotland sign a top football manager and start beating the likes of Wales? Murray is destined to be a nearly man!

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comment by DJ (U6420581)

posted Nov 18, 2009

When are we going to find out who is playing in what session?
I got tickets to Tuesday afternoon.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Ehuplike, stop being childish.

I think the draw is enticing. On paper Group A is a far worse draw for Murray in particular seed-wise. He's drawn 1 (out out of 1/2), 5 (5/6) and 7 (7/8) although each of the players in his side of the draw are struggling with injuries or performance. However Fed will probably come back strongly for this event.

The other side of the draw is much healthier with the exception of Nadal. He may find it particularly difficult to advance with Djokovic and Davydenko in his side of the draw.

Long live the Masters Cup.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Ehuplike - while I would not beat the drum in quite the same manner as the gentleman above, Murray has beaten all three of the players you refer to and, as far as I am aware, has winning records against two of them.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

christophermagnifique - Murray has winning records against all three:

Murray 6 - 3 Federer
Murray 4 - 1 Juan Martin Del Potro
Murray 7 - 1 Fernando Verdasco

Murray 17 - 5 The Rest.

I'm taking absolutely nothing for granted although luckily it looks like Murray may have JMDP on the first day (if all goes logically)

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Amusingly Murray avoided the side of the draw with:

Nadal 2 - 7 Murray
Murray 5 - 4 Davydenko
Murray 2 - 1 Soderling

In terms of head-to-head Murray has the perfect draw.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

The guy didn't mention Verdasco, he mentioned Nadal.

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comment by Kaiser (U10796859)

posted Nov 18, 2009

Nadal 2 - 7 Murray
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posted Nov 18, 2009

Murray will be very disappointed if he doesn't at least reach the final. I don't think it's going to be the breeze-through that many are expecting, nor is it going to be the capitulation that the WUMs are hoping against hope will happen. I think he'll beat Federer and Verdasco, but possibly lose to Del Potro. Federer will qualify with two wins and Del Potro will also get two wins but will fall short on set difference. In the other group Djokovic will ease through with three wins, Davydenko will sneak it by beating Nadal but will lose to Soderling, and Nadal will beat Soderling but both will fall short on set difference.

Federer will play Djokovic and Djokovic will win in three, and Murray will defeat Davydenko in two tight sets.

In the final, Murray will win in three (if it's best of three) or four (if it's best of five).

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posted Nov 18, 2009

Djokovic will surely be in the final.

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posted Nov 18, 2009

I would say that this last event will be full of suprises with Federer shock exit in Paris 2 weeks ago and Nadal playing on-and-off, i would leave it Djokovic to win the tournament. Murray has seen signs of potential but i don't think he will escape the group stage with ease, or at all. My prodictions with the group stages is: group A Federer 1st (knowing Federer, just like in grandslams he will become super Fed and win everything) 2nd Del Potro (Playing great tennis, won US open and still a danger to many) 3rd Murray (I justr dont think he will have it in him to beat these players, Verdadsco 4th (Might beat 1 player, but thats it). Group B Djokovic (Playing amazingly but struggled a bit in the final of Paris, so may choke), Nadal 2nd (not on form but still very hard to be beaten. Devydenko 3rd, Soderling 4th. So Semis, Federer and Nadal, close match, prob a world number 1 decider, Federer wins 3 in 3 sets, Nadal not back to his best yet since injury. Del Potro v Djokovic. Close call, i say Djokovic also in 3 sets. Final Federer v Djokovic, i couldnt call it, but Djokovic in 3 sets, won it last year, but then got smashed stright sets by Federer in the US semi final. But Djokovic will win for me and i dont even like the guy. Any thoughts or comments on my selection of results??

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comment by davser (U1195784)

posted Nov 18, 2009

ehuplike = ph ud.

nuff said

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