Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quote For The Day

"Andy Roddick is passing up boatloads of appearance money, sponsorship money and prize money by not going to play in Dubai. He is the defending champion and is giving up rankings points as well. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have injuries and are not playing for that reason. Roddick, in contrast, is healthy and ready to go. To his eternal credit, Roddick said that the reason he is not going to Dubai is to protest the discrimination of the government of the United Arab Emirates and by the tournament officials. And this is an act of kindness rarely seen in professional sports."--Dobey

We've discussed this at length, but some things are worth repeating. And this blog will continue its blackout of events in Dubai.

9 comments:

rabbit said...

All I have to say is: Bravo Andy!

tangerine said...

Andy! My hero! :D

oddman said...

Bravo indeed!

And what was this spin thing I heard about some 'hernia' injury that Andy denied?

Double bravo for that!

oddman said...

'We have heard Roddick was on the start of a hernia.' - Colm McLoughlin, managing director of Dubai Duty Free.

'There's no other reason. Obviously I don't have a hernia. I probably wouldn't have played too well today. I would ask you guys to check but that might be inappropriate. I'm 100% healthy.' - Andy Roddick.

Craig Hickman said...

Andy gives good interview.

Helen W said...

Andy -- what a class act!

And kudos to you, Craig, for not reporting on Dubai matches.

lynney62 said...

way to go, Andy!

dapxin said...

I became his fan when I read his quotable rant losing to fed . it was boring, painful, stupid and it was fun bla bla bla.

I admire people who get so real with themselves even in defeat.

You have to applaud him here also - stick it up the dubai n00bs.

Beth said...

I really like Andy. He's frank, he's funny, he's sincere and he just doesn't b'sht. Gotta love that. Good for him for doing this and good on ya' Craig for blocking out Dubai coverage! :-)