Posts Tagged ‘Andy Roddick’

Oh my, what happened to the head of Andy Roddick? The man has shaved off all his hair and it looks like he was on the brink of baldness anyway.

Point is, Roddick still isn’t winning any matches. Ok, he has the girl. Wife Brooklyn Decker is a super model, but Roddick hasn’t won a title since Miami and today he lost to his friend Mardy Fish.

Did I mention he’s bald? Amazing. I guess he’s hoping to channel Andre Agassi. Roddick did use his former coach, Brad Gilbert, he did marry a celebrity and now the two have the same cut.

Plus, Roddick is playing more like a baseliner these days, getting enough balls back in hopes the other guy makes an error.

Oh well, hair is overrated. But he looked damn bald on TV tonight!


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A mild surprise today from the Indian Wells desert when former champion and current World No. 2 Novak Djokovic was beaten in straight sets by Ivan Ljubicic.

Djokovic had been the hottest player on the ATP circuit after a Dubai title, two Davis Cup wins and two more wins in the desert, but that 9-match win streak all went to pot today against the big-serving Croatian veteren.

Djokovic will now rest – he allegedly had some allergy problems and felt the affects of all that tennis – for a few days and get ready for the Miami Sony event which begins a week from today.

Rafael Nadal also won in three sets beating back the Big Tree, John Isner. Nadal was in control for most of the match until a poor service game when the 4-time French champion hit consecutive double faults and then made a careless unforced error to give Isner a break in the second set.

But Nadal broke Isner in the third and cruised to the win. Nadal won the title at Indian Wells last year.

Marcos Baghdatis, a surprise winner over Roger Federer, had no left emotionally in a three set loss to Tommy Robredo.

Andy Roddick and Andy Murray play later on tonight.

Robin Soderling also won trouncing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Can you believe, the 2010 pro tennis season is starting in just about a week. The year kicks off with events in Abu Dhabi – an exo! – plus the Hopman Cup, Brisbane, Doha and I’m sure I left another out.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play in Abu Dhabi. I know Andy Roddick, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters are signed up for Brisbane, so that should be quite the event.

As for the off season, I guess not much of one if you are a top tennis player. Unlike his peers, Roddick actually had a few months off. I know he banged up his left knee in Shanghai, but consider the guy’s season ended in mid-October so he should be fresh for the upcoming New Year.

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