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Ups...Roddick critizes Sprem "for taking a point from someone"

Just read Roddick´s post-match interview...that´s what he said after being asked what´s the right thing to do in such a situation:

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Q. If you were confronted with a situation like Karolina Sprem was yesterday where your opponent got a free point due to an umpire's error, what would you have done? What's the right thing to do?

ANDY RODDICK: Personally, I'd have trouble just taking a point from someone. You know, I've heard that no one noticed and stuff, but if it's the biggest match of your life, I'm figuring you know what the score is. That just seems like that would be the case.

But I'd have a real issue just pretending like nothing was wrong and just taking the point.
He answers from his position, but I think it´s pretty nasty from him to accuse Sprem of actually "taking" the point and "pretending like nothing was wrong"...it doesn´t really matter now if Sprem was cheating or not (and please don´t discuss this now), but I really hate to see Andy saying that Sprem was cheating all the way. Don´t misunderstand me, I am a big Roddick fan, but this isn´t the nicest thing he ever said. He shouldn´t comment something he doesn´t know...
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Roddick is a dumbass

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He happens to have a point.
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What else have the boys of the atp got to talk about? Their Wimbledon has been one big
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Roddick is entitled to his opinion - and he's right.
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Roddick is a dumbass

Not true! that's a well thought out response.
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Roddick would not have said anything

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Oh, I didn't realize Karolina was calling out the scores and just decided to give herself a point...I thought it was the umpire who was responsible for the scoring.

And Roddick's statement suggests that Karolina was "pretending" not to notice and just willingly accepted the point. I suppose then by his logic, Venus was also "pretending" not to notice and just decided to give a point away.
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Sorry, but nowhere in the interview Roddick criticizes Sprem.
He did in an article I just psted.
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No, he didn't. He was speaking for himself.
If you read the article I just posted, he did criticize her.
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um doby, looks like he was asked the question. reading is fundamental...

Serena also had something to say about it... who is surprised...

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I'm sure everybody around the world can agree that the players should have said something. Now if K-lina did it maliciously is anyone's guess. I don't think she did but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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um doby, looks like he was asked the question. reading is fundamental
Hmm. Then maybe you should work on it then!
He could of just said no comment...but as usual they don't,and like I said the atp is one big yawn.
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I thought I was the only one who thought there was something mischevious about Sprem's look, when she saw the score board. She had this barely there smirk, I thought it was a smirk of confusion, but maybe it was a smirk of getting away with murder... Go Serena, Go Roddick...
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The girl knew about it....everybody who thinks she didn´t are deluding themselves and specially Roddick´s comments confirm this.

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