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カテゴリ:記事( 32 )

気になった記事 もっと変化しないとアンディやばいかも?
2006年 01月 24日
バド・コリンズさんの記事。
プランBがないやらコーチを変えたほうがいいのでは?というちょっと辛口意見。
でもおっしゃる通りでございます。

続き - 記事全文
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by lamerarod | 2006-01-24 09:30 | 記事

今年はもっと積極的なアンディが見られる?
2006年 01月 07日
Roddick plans more risk, seeks more rewards ahead

上の記事によると今年のアンディのテニスは

"Constant aggression" 「常にアグレッシブでいること」

思えば昨年は本来のアンディの持ち前である圧倒的なパワーや攻撃性があんまり見られなかったと思います。どのショットを選んだら良いか分からず躊躇しているような姿や受け身的な所をよく見てきた気がします。でも今年は当たって砕けろ精神までは行きませんがある程度リスクを負ってもっと積極的なテニスをするアンディが見られるかもしれません。というかそういう元気でハングリー精神のあるアンディが見たいです。

因みに昨年暮れから今週5日までアンディはハワイでトレーニングをしたそうです。ハワイでは全豪で使用しているのと同じコート、リバウンド・エースで練習をし、また自転車ロードレース選手でツール・ド・フランス7連覇達成のランス・アームストロングと共にトレーニングを行ったそうです。着々と全豪へ向けての準備をしているようですね。

来週からはクーヨンという全豪の前哨戦と呼ばれているエキジビの大会に出場予定です。

もうすぐ全豪。また試合が見られるのが楽しみです。テニス選手としては他のスポーツよりも休みが少なくってちょっと大変ですが、私のように見る側としては殆ど一年中テニスを見られるので嬉しいです。
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by lamerarod | 2006-01-07 08:28 | 記事

怒り爆発! デ杯ちょっとした出来事
2005年 09月 28日
「私は全米オープンの4日目に着いたんだけれど、その時には君はすでに去ってしまったよねぇ。」その後も彼はアンディMojoの話題(アメリカン・エクスプレスは今日は使えないよ)をずっと持ち込み、VISAクレジットカードを揺らしていた。(うわ~挑発的!)

これはベルギーとアメリカチームがお食事会をしたときにベルギーの監督Martensがアンディに対してとった言動です。訳に自信ないので原文を載せておきます。間違っていたらご指摘くださいませ。"I arrived at the USO on the 4th day but I guess that you were already gone by then." He also said referring to the whole Andy's Mojo thing that American Express could not be used today and he waved with his visa creditcard.

監督としては冗談のつもり(ヨーロッパ的なジョーク)で言ったそうですが、アンディには通用せず怒り爆発!殴りパンチ!までは行かなかったようですが、アンディは頭を冷やすため30分ほど散歩しなければならなかったみたいです。冗談と言えどもこれは失礼かも。でも逆にこの挑発的なお言葉によってアンディは試合で怒りを有効活用できモチベーションが上がったかもしれません(笑)だって最初の試合すごい気合入っていたので。そういえばキムも同席していたそうで、後で監督の言動についてアンディに謝ったそうです。キムっていい子だね~。

追記:
ソースを記載していなかったので、以下ソースのリンクを貼っておきます。
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2384428&postcount=433
私はOur Belgian coach Martens....のところをそのまま訳しました。
このソースは、Mens Tennis Forumのあるベルギーの方が、地元ベルギーの新聞(2紙)を英語に訳してくれたものです。了解していただきたいのは、実際このような出来事があったのは確かだと思いますが、ジャーナリストが大袈裟に取上げている可能性もあるので、全てをうのみにしないほうが良いと思います。そして野次馬根性な私も同じく少し大袈裟に取上げたこともご了承くださいませ。

因みに以下は英語の記事ですが、この出来事について少し触れています。
Roddick has mojo working
・・・He was so upset by Martens' comments at the dinner, said a Davis Cup team spokesman, that when the team got back to the hotel in Brussels, Roddick went for a 20-minute cooling-down walk before going up to bed.・・・
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by lamerarod | 2005-09-28 06:05 | 記事

アンディからのメッセージ
2005年 09月 09日
アンディ公式ページにアンディ自らのメッセージが載っていましたのでコピペします。嬉しいです。こうやって直接メッセージが聞けるのは。

やっぱり全米敗退は辛かったようですが、立ち直れているようで良かった。そしてお仲間のブレイクやジネプリの活躍を喜んでいるし、これによってアンディも少しプレッシャーから解放されてモチベーションも上がってくれると良いです。

Message From Andy
By Andy Roddick
2005-09-08
Hey all!! first and foremost i wanna apologize for my us open. i was more prepared for that tournament than i have ever felt before. unfortunately, that did not translate. i am not going to lie. this loss cut deeper than any one i have ever had. i am normally pretty good about bouncing right back, and having a good outlook on things starting the next day. this one took a little while though. i had to remove myself from everything. it was tough to get away from it, considering it was a pretty hot topic of conversation around the country. i am lucky enough to have great friends who really took time out to hang out.

I am ready now though. i am ready to put all of this behind me, and start my preparation for trying to get back to number one next year. as weird as it sounds, losses almost motivate more than success. i cannot wait to play davis cup in a couple of weeks, and am looking forward to a strong fall season.

Even though my loss was upsetting personally, there has been a tragedy in the world in the form of hurricane katrina. i think we all need to realize how lucky we are to be healthy. i truly feel blessed. it makes our day to day problems seem rightfully petty. i also love how our country reacts to adversity, and we all truly become one to help in the fight. i ask that each of u take a second and just realize how lucky we all are.

I am going to end this ramble on a positive note. i cannot express how excited i am for robby ginepri and james blake. they have been friends of mine for a long time, and the whole group was catching flak earlier in the summer for not producing results. people were saying that i was the only American, save andre, capable of making a real run in a slam..... they quieted a lot of doubters, and i can't wait til next year when we are all healthy and playing well. i hope everyone reading this was as lucky as me and got the chance to watch the agassi/blake match last night. it was unreal tennis played by the two best sportsmen in the game. i have never been so conflicted watching a match, but it was an absolute privilege to watch. i am so happy for james to be doing well after the year he had last year. to come back from what he went through even better than before is a real testament to his character.

Lastly, i want to thank all of u for your support. i love u guys and cannot thank u enough

andy

リンク:http://www.andyroddick.com/news_detail.php?news_id=2269
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by lamerarod | 2005-09-09 08:24 | 記事

気になった記事 其の一
2005年 09月 04日
テニス界では記者さんとして大御所(?)と言われるバド・コリンズさんの記事です。
気になった箇所を抜粋しました。


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Don't count Roddick out
ロディックを甘く見るな。

In the end, this loss is a terrible blow for Roddick, and he is going to have to deal with going home to Austin after a huge first-round upset when I’m sure he expected to make it deep into the second week of the Open.

There’s not much that Roddick can do to salvage this year, that’s for sure.

And even if he adds on another title or two to the four trophies he’s won this season — at San Jose, Houston, Queen’s and Washington — none of them is one of the big prizes that the top players covet.

But I do want to make it clear that Roddick is only 23, and while he spoiled his 23rd birthday by falling to Muller, he’s still a very young guy.

I’m disappointed by Roddick's result at this U.S. Open, and I believe he’s going to have to do some serious soul searching as to how to turn things around. That said, I am definitely not ready to give up on Roddick.
今回の全米での結果は非常に残念だが、ロディックは必ず立て直すために(良い方向へ向けるために)自己分析をしていくたろう。私はまだ彼を見限って(あきらめて)はいない。

I think that he’s young enough and talented enough to find a way to pick himself by his boot straps and come back around. But it’s going to take a lot of work.

Roddick's a feisty and competitive guy, so I’m betting he’s willing to log the time needed in order to turn things around, but only time will tell.
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記事全文リンク:Roddick isn't second best anymore

実のところ、この記事の最初のほうはアンディに対して良いことは書かれてません。記事のタイトルのようにもはや2位には匹敵しない、ナダルがフェデラーの対抗馬となるだろう、的なこと書かれているのでファンとしてはグサグサって感じですが、最後のほうに良いこと書いてくれたので載せました。
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by lamerarod | 2005-09-04 02:44 | 記事

雑誌「CARGO」の表紙に
2005年 08月 07日
雑誌「CARGO」にアンディが表紙を飾っています。
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またRoddick Onlineが写真と記事をスキャンして載せてくれました。↓
http://www.roddickonline.com/photos/categories.php?cat_id=243

かっこいい!と思ったと同時に不自然なポーズに何故か笑ってしまった(アンディごめん)。
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by lamerarod | 2005-08-07 13:04 | 記事

雑誌 - American Way
2005年 05月 20日
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American Wayという雑誌にアンディ記事が掲載されています。この写真けっこう良いです。

記事全文
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by lamerarod | 2005-05-20 06:10 | 記事

記事 - Boston Globe
2005年 05月 19日
まだ全部読んでませんが良い記事のようなので載せます。

Serving notice
Tennis aside, Roddick comes up aces off court, too

写真リンクはこちら

記事全文
By Stan Grossfeld, Globe Staff | May 12, 2005

Second in a series on athletes whose commercial appeal extends beyond their accomplishments on the field.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Andy Roddick sits at an outside table at Austin Java sipping organic coffee, picking occasionally at his cheese omelette, home fries, and beans, but mostly playing poker on a wireless connection on his Mac. He's wearing ripped jeans and a T-shirt, and he's beating nine other people in cyberspace who have no idea they are playing the No. 1-ranked American tennis player and universal heartthrob.

Nobody bothers him for autographs, even though he has just returned home from Houston, where he won his third United States Men's Clay Court Championship in five years. ''Austin is very territorial," said Roddick. ''It's a football town. It's like an unwritten rule to leave people be. It's awesome."

Not so in Houston. "41's wife is kind of friendly with me," he said, referring to former first lady Barbara Bush. "She came up to me and said, 'I'm cutting to the chase. What's going on with your love life?' I said, 'I got no game.' "

Roddick does have game -- at least on the court. His 155-mile-per-hour serve in last September's Davis Cup semifinals is the fastest ever recorded. In 2003, he won the US Open and finished the year as the No. 1 player in the world. But after losing his top ranking to Roger Federer and slipping to No. 3, the 6-foot-2-inch Roddick replaced his coach, Tarik Benhabiles, and with the help of a personal trainer, got into the best shape of his life. His chest is ripped and he has lost 5 pounds.

Roddick, 22, spends his spare time practicing, working out, doing track work or playing online poker. He seems to prefer the poker. "It's just less stressful than tennis tournaments 'cause I can do it for fun. He's wagered $1 to win $50. "I've won two tournaments," he said proudly. "It's huge money."

Gone are the days of the paparazzi chasing him and his former girlfriend, actress Mandy Moore, whom he split with last year. He currently doesn't have a girlfriend, even though People magazine named him its Sexiest Athlete in 2003. He has hosted ''Saturday Night Live," appeared on Letterman, hung out at the Playboy Mansion, and had his clothes ripped by a[idoring female fans. But for now, love has become just a tennis term to him again.

"Are you still living like a monk on weekends?" asks a 20-something girl blending a smoothie for him behind the counter. "Yeah," he says with a shrug. Then it's back to poker. "This is a huge time killer for me."

His breakfast meeting with his coach, friends, and family is lighthearted. Roddick, whose footwork on the court has been labeled ''awkward," marvels at a friend's toddler learning to walk. ''I'm convinced being 2 is like walking around with eight beers in you," he said. Roddick sings the praises of buddy Dave Matthews's new album. He has 2,320 songs downloaded (an "eclectic mix"). Everything from Matthews, who was the musical guest when he hosted ''SNL," to an extensive Adam Sandler comedy collection, to Credence, to Stevie Wonder, to Eminem, to Sinatra, and his buddy, Elton John.

On April 26, Sir Elton -- Roddick's former celebrity doubles partner -- did a private show for 400 high rollers for the Andy Roddick Foundation "Champions for Charity Gala." The foundation, run by Roddick's mother, Blanche, has raised more than $2.2 million to provide resources and funds to aid at-risk children in South Florida and Texas.

The event raised $800,000, more than doubling last year's numbers, which more than doubled the year before. Elton closes out the show by getting somebody to pay $19,000 for him to sing ''Candle in the Wind" and $50,000 more to have dinner with him. "I'm sitting there and Elton John, the biggest rock star since I've been alive, since my parents were alive, is performing for my foundation. I couldn't believe it."

Roddick's date for the evening? A cardboard cutout of comedian Ellen DeGeneres. "I love her," he said. ''I think she's great."

Tennis love, for now
So what's with this heartthrob stuff? "My quote whenever I'm asked about that, and it rings so true, is the more tennis matches I win, the better looking I get to other people," he said. ''That pretty much sums it up. When I was a sophomore in high school, I was about 5-2. I was short and I was kind of just everyone's buddy. I guess it just started when I started playing. I don't really have much of an explanation for it. I can't pinpoint why. It's just pop culture."

Any truth to the rumors he's dated Siberian tennis beauty Maria Sharapova?

"Zero. There's zero point zero, zero truth to that," he insisted. ''I don't even have her phone number. I respect what she does and she's obviously a very pretty girl, but we've never even hung out outside of a pro-am tennis event."

Roddick is now on his third coach in two years. He fired Benhabiles after a first-round loss in the 2003 French Open. Then his career took off when he hired Brad Gilbert, Andre Agassi's former coach. Gilbert led him to the No. 1 ranking and a winning percentage of .823 and nine titles. But when Roddick failed to win a Grand Slam event in 2004, he unceremoniously sacked Gilbert, who was surprised.

"On the parting with Andy, being fired never really ends in a completely amicable way," Gilbert said in an e-mail. "It happens, I've moved on, that's about it."

Roddick is still uncomfortable talking about it. "A lot of it was, you know, personal stuff under the radar," he said. ''I mean, I think Brad's a great coach and a great tennis mind, but I feel like I wasn't putting in the work I needed to put in. I was surprised that I was [ranked No.] 2 last year. I don't know if I worked that hard last year. I didn't feel like I was being pushed."

He hired Dean Goldfine, an assistant on the US Davis Cup and Olympic teams. Roddick is pumped. "He's out here doing all our drills with us," he said. ''He's into it. He's making sure we're prepared to go to Europe. Little things. He scouts tirelessly, skips dinner to go to matches. He puts in a lot of work, so you really feel it's a team effort."

Roddick's personal trainer, Doug Spreen, says he ''is as motivated as any athlete I've ever seen. He's willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears."

Perhaps that's because of the phenomenal success of Federer. Roddick vs. Federer was supposed to be the tennis equivalent of Red Sox-Yankees, but that hasn't happened. He has only beaten Federer once in eight tries. "He has no weakness," said Roddick. ''He's a great athlete, he's a natural tennis player. He was just born to play the game. On top of that he's pretty mentally tough. I told Roger, 'I'd love to hate you, but you're such a nice guy.' "

Carrying the US torch
Some say American men's tennis is dead; the top 10 is now dominated by foreigners. Roddick disagrees.

"I haven't played in front of a small crowd in the last three years," he said. ''I think the main difference in American men's tennis now and 10 years ago is tennis is an individual, star-driven sport. You can't pull for your local team. Ten years ago, you had four or five top players to choose from. Before that it was [Jimmy] Connors, [John] McEnroe, and [Vitas] Gerulaitis. You had a lot of players you could kind of cheer for, therefore the interest was more. Now it's kind of like with Andre. You don't know when it's going to be his last time out there."

Roddick says he tries not to let the pressure bother him. "It's just the way it is. I've been dealing with it for five years now. Of course I feel it sometimes. We have the richest tradition of tennis of any country by far and now it's kind of on me . . . it's squarely on my shoulders. I feel that, but I also embrace that."

He also had to overcome jealousy over too much, too soon.

"There was a little animosity because I got a little bit more attention than I deserved early on in my career and I realize that," Roddick said. ''I was 18, 19 and hadn't accomplished nearly as much as the other people. People were pushing me to be an American star because there was a void that needed to be filled."

Roddick, who has earned more than a half-million dollars this year, says he makes more money on endorsements. Recently, he was dropped by Reebok, but he immediately signed a five-year deal with Lacoste, which the Austin Business Journal said would pay Roddick $5 million annually. Others should be so lucky. "It stinks in tennis because there are guys who are [ranked] 30 or 40 in the world and they're making $300,000 in prize money, and then they have to pay for them and a coach to travel around the world for a year," Roddick said. ''It's not like golf, where you can just win a tournament."

No one questions Roddick's competitiveness.

"He'll compete at anything, any time, anywhere," said boyhood friend Neal Bobba, now an investment banker in New York City. "He was cocky when he was young. He was extremely confident but always admirable. He hasn't changed. Success hasn't gotten to his head. I don't think the people around him would let that happen."

Words of wisdom
Roddick credits Agassi for the inspiration to start his foundation.

Roddick first played Agassi when he was in high school in South Florida. "He was No. 1 at the time," Roddick said. ''He killed me. It was my second pro event, my mom was a teacher, she made me go to school the next day."

The two became friends. "I was on a plane flight with Agassi and I said, 'Is there anything you regret?' I thought he was going to say, 'Yeah, I got out of shape and slipped from No. 1 in the world to 140.' He didn't say that. He said he regretted that he didn't start his foundation soon enough."

Roddick will have no such regret, and he's already seen the benefits of his efforts. "Probably the kid that touched me the most was Garrett Starr," he said. ''My mom got a call from a concerned mother. Her son had tons of tumors and was cancer ridden. He was not even 2 years old yet."

The mother said the hospital "pretty much told her to make sure he's happy while he's dying. She called to basically say we can't find a hospital here in Wisconsin to take our kid to because they think he's such a lost cause."

Roddick used his tennis connections. He called St. Jude's Hospital, which sponsors the tournament in Memphis. ''All we asked for is to get the kid in and get an opinion," he said. "We were able to get him in."

Starr underwent treatments and responded well. Roddick offered to send a plane for him to attend his foundation dinner for children in South Florida last December. ''They said, 'No, we just don't think he's going to make it right now.' I said 'OK, I understand, obviously.' Then I was in the middle of making my speech, and all of a sudden I see my mom creep in with a little kid. It was the first time I had seen him walk, and I went head to head with him, and I just lost it.

''To hear the horror stories of what the kid was going through the first year and now all of a sudden he's walking. He had his fourth birthday last month and was running around cancer free. That was the coolest personal moment for me from my work so far."
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by lamerarod | 2005-05-19 06:30 | 記事

TENNIS LIFE 雑誌記事
2005年 05月 11日
以下はアンディのお母さんが雑誌TENNISLIFEでインタビューされた記事です。
アンディは男三人兄弟の末っ子ですが、思えば2番目のお兄さんのジョンも将来を期待されたテニス選手だったのです。

雑誌の写真リンク
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/bianca/life4.jpg
↑子供アンディ。今とあんまり顔が変わっていない(爆)あ、変わったといえば肉がついたことかな(苦笑)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/bianca/life3.jpg
↑兄ちゃんたちと。3人全員集合。兄弟だけれどみんな背格好や雰囲気が全然違うところが面白い。

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/bianca/life2.jpg
↑デ杯アメリカチームメイトと。アガシも加わりドリームチームと呼ばれてました。

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/bianca/life.jpg
↑デ杯にて。左写真:コーチの子供マックス君を抱っこ。
右写真:左からルビッチ、軽量挙げ(でいいんだっけ?)オリンピック金メダリストRulon Gardner、アンディ。

記事全文
TENNISLIFE magazine
Q (Interviewer)
A (Blanche Roddick)

Q- You have three boys, tell me a little bit about them.
A- Lawerence is 15 years older and john is six years older than Andy. They are all spread out. I loved it that way.

Q-John also played tennis. Was there competition between them?
A- No. It was good because there was so much age difference. When Andy was nine, John was with the national team playing all over the world.

Q-What was the most challenging thing about having two boys playing tennis?
A- We tried to keep comparison out of it. We were constantly asked: Is Andy better tan john was at this age? We really never answered it. Andy played almost a year in Florida before andy knew he was the brother of John Roddick, who was on the national team.

Q- Are there any special stories about the brothers?
A- Lawerence is a spring board diver, so when Andy was two, Lawerence was competing nationally in a spring board competition. Andy hasn't seen him for awhile because Lawerence was in an aquatics program in CA. Andy was in the pool and Lawerence jumped in to play with him. He splashed Andy and Andy said "Don't mess with Andy!" Lawerence remembers that to this day- "Don't mess with Andy!" One thing the three boys did together was play ping pong. Whenever they were together, they would be outside playing on the ping pong table. would find paddles in the pool and on the roof. They ran out of balls because they smashed them. Thats one thing that anyone who visited the house would remember the battles on the ping pong table.

Q- Andy wrote a book about tennis when he was a kid, tell me about that.
A- It was amazing. He was in 2nd grade and wrote about the top 10 players. He wrote a little blurb about each of them. His teacher would bind them and put them in the library. I have the original copy of the tennis book. I think that Andy checked his own book out of his schol twice.

Q- When he hit a spell where he wasn't winning juniors, how was that to deal with?
A- When he was 12, he never lost a match. My husband and I would actually go to the courts and hope that he would lost because we didn't want that pressure of always winning on him. Everyone expected him to win. He would win the first set and than in his head he'd keep saying "I can't lose, I can't lose" Well, he would freeze and lose. One day he said "Mom, I have it figured out. I don't have to play for anyone, I just have to play for myself." Than it was off his shoulders. He was 14.

Q- I know in my home that there is a lot going on. Theres school, tenis lessons and tournaments on the weekend. How did you juggle all of that?
A- Theres one rule that I think was very important. No matter how hectic the schedule, the evening meal was with everybody. No television. No tennis talk. They would talk about school, activities, friends, whatever. That was always a rule.

Q- Is it true that Andy was once clock-watching while he played a tournament so that he could get to his senior prom?
A- Yes. It was prom day and he was the last match on. So for him to make prom, he had to walk off the match. We told him it was fine.

Q- Are there any moments that make you proud?
A- (Mrs.Roddick than starts talking about 3 little boys Andy's visited that were sick and she says..) "When he reaches out, its so much more than tennis. Through tennis he reaches out to people, but its so much more than that."
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by lamerarod | 2005-05-11 05:15 | 記事

父ちゃん近くにいて良かった
2005年 04月 26日
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記事リンク:Fathers Are Good To Have Nearby

なんか可愛い話だったので上の記事リンクしました。アンディがサブウェイでサンドイッチを買おうとしたのですが、お財布をホテルに置き忘れたことに気づきちょうど近くにいたアンディのお父さんに電話をしてお金をもらったという話です。上はお父さんとの写真ですがやはり似てますね。
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by lamerarod | 2005-04-26 02:57 | 記事
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