At one point in your life, you'll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't.

— Andy Roddick

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In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.

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You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park

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Most players who play tennis love the game.

But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and don't feel I've done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling.

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My serve has killed a small dog ... I'm joking, I'm joking! The dog was huge!

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My aggression out there is my weapon.

I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies.

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When you make the schedule, you're not planning on playing deep into every single week, or at least I haven't in the past. I'm not physically or mentally ready to pick up my bags and go to Monte Carlo. I definitely have to look at what's best for my chances at (at the French Open).

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Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches.

And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich... My mother's is the best. I've tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it's never the same.

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I enjoy hitting tennis balls. I haven't lost any of the innocent parts of tennis. I just do it in front of less people.

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I've become better at the net. I've got a 135 mph serve so I'd be stupid not to follow that in. Overall I'm a better player than I was last year.

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No, if I wore a sleeveless shirt, people would try to feed me after the match.

If you got the guns, go for it. I got two breadsticks sticking out of my sleeve. I'll stick with sleeves.

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I've been good about keeping my nose to the grindstone.

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I'm not going to go run and hide because I'm catching some heat.

I'm not going to stay at home and pout.

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About Andy Roddick

Quotes 77 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

If nothing else, I'm a decent quote.

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Almost everybody's here doing the same thing.

Who am I to come up with an excuse when there's 64 other players here doing the same thing? 63 others, sorry.

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I think if I believe in something strongly enough, I'm pretty outspoken about it.

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I got to play in a crowd, play in Wimbledon finals, be the guy on a Davis Cup team for a while. Those are opportunities not a lot of people get.

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You know, you can only throw in so many haymakers before one misses and you get knocked out.

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I used to, like, hit for a half hour and then go eat Cheetos the rest of the day, come out and drill forehands. Now I'm really trying to make it happen, being professional, really going for it, and I miss my Cheetos.

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I don't really rate press conferences.

It's not as though I leave the room fist-pumping my way down the corridor after a good one.

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Having two older brothers is a healthy reminder that you're always closer to the bottom than you are to the top.

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There have been great champions in every generation.

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I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally - I've been completely committed... The results have shown.

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I kind of know youre only as good as your last result.

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I always said if I had to pick one Grand Slam to win, it would be the U.S. Open.

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If I can break one out of every three return games, I'm going to give myself a shot in a lot of matches.

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No, actually I wanted to play five. I definitely wanted to try to lose that fourth set and test the waters in the fifth.

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I don't know that I'll ever be the guy who needs to go to a tournament to be seen and to spectate. I feel like I can accomplish spectating from home.

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I've pretty much been portrayed as every style thing you can be.

After Wimbledon you are Andy Everyman, who everybody is rooting for. I think the meat and potatoes of who I am hasn't been covered yet.

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One of the cool things I remember is the Swiss people brought their big cowbells.

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Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.

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I'm gonna have to start winning some of the matches to call it a rivalry!

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I definitely think the European weather has more of a factor than the European clay. I think the European weather changes from week to week, I mean, last year it was sunny and hot and this week it's kind of playing tricks on us a little bit. I definitely think that is a factor.

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I used to hear a lot that all I could do was hit a serve, I couldn't volley, I can't hit a backhand, I don't return well, and then people would turn round and tell me I'm underachieving.

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I don't want to live and die with every point that's being played out there now.

I'm going to let my coach live and die with every point.

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One little secret of the guys who have won one slam, is that we don't want other guys to win one because its like a bit of a special fraternity.

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There's no home team in tennis, no built-in fan base, so the players have to step up and do their fair share.

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When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.

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I do understand that when someone gives you a [expletive] load of money, you take that money. Someone like Larry Ellison wants to invest into his event and make it the biggest possible, and he gets stopped by the ATP. If you're a start-up, what would make you want to navigate through that and to go through that firing line? How can you step into tennis with any confidence? It's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

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I like grass, I enjoy it and it suits my game.

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There's no doubt there are issues with clay.

Our issues have issues that are issues right now. That's not a secret.

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I'm still missing that little something.

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The whole point of team competition is to pick your teammates up.

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I want everyone to look back and think that I was awesome.

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Why would I get a wild card into an American tournament, (as the) top-ranked American? Why would that happen? That makes too much sense. Maybe I should play more Davis Cup, that's the story. Oh wait, I do.

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I still don't believe I won the U.S. Open. It's so far-fetched for me.

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Is that the longest fifth set ever? It was? So, no, I've never played one longer than that!

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I try not to take myself too seriously. I like to have a good time.

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I cook a little - I've never taken classes or anything - but enough to get by.

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I'm just glad to see that Pete (Sampras) shut everyone up last year.

That was satisfying. You can't bag on guys like Pete or Tiger (Woods) or Michael Jordan. They can play as long as they want, they can do whatever they want. Nobody should be able to tell them differently.

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