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EtePras
05-17-2009, 05:11 PM
He was the only player who took a set off of Federer in Madrid. So my new clay court rankings look like this:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Nadal
4. Djokovic/Del Potro

Long live the new kings of clay, Federer and Roddick!

Dilettante
05-17-2009, 05:11 PM
Brilliant.

No.. not brilliant.. just plain genius.

woodrow1029
05-17-2009, 05:12 PM
I hope Fed and Rod end up in opposite halves of the RG draw. I am looking forward to that match up in the final.

federerdomination
05-17-2009, 05:15 PM
lolol

I agree with the rankings.

GameSampras
05-17-2009, 05:16 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

Dilettante
05-17-2009, 05:17 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

The other guy was genius, but this guy is just a GOD!!!

vtmike
05-17-2009, 05:18 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

The other guy was genius, but this guy is just a GOD!!!

He is not just a GOD, but the GOAT of all GOD's since his era was the strongest ever!

federerdomination
05-17-2009, 05:18 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

The strongest era ever - yes stronger that that of the 90's

jamesblakefan#1
05-17-2009, 05:19 PM
Don't forget Haas at 5, since he took a set off of Roddick 6-1. I'd argue he's top 3 just for that.

IvanAndreevich
05-17-2009, 05:20 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

I think the conclusion to that is that Roddick > Sampras on clay any day.

JeMar
05-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Oy vey.....

federerdomination
05-17-2009, 05:20 PM
ok so

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Haas
4. Nadal
5. Djokovic/Del Potro

Dilettante
05-17-2009, 05:20 PM
He is not just a GOD, but the GOAT of all GOD's since his era was the strongest ever!

Hahahaha, true! The current field is so deep!

ok so

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Haas
4. Peter Griffin
5. Djokovic/Del Potro

Fixed for you.

2ndserveace
05-17-2009, 05:27 PM
If Roddick is in Fed's half this year then I think Fed's chances of winning RG are significantly less. Roddick seems to have Roger's number over the course of their careers, and Roddick's fluid, quick movement will blow Roger away

jamesblakefan#1
05-17-2009, 05:29 PM
Bjorn Phau, AKA the Bjorn Borg of this generation, needs to be somewhere in the top 5 discussion, as he beat Haas in Houston.

Dilettante
05-17-2009, 05:29 PM
Hass beat himself and CHOKED in Houston, so your whole point fails.

If Roddick is in Fed's half this year then I think Fed's chances of winning RG are significantly less. Roddick seems to have Roger's number over the course of their careers, and Roddick's fluid, quick movement will blow Roger away

I agree; it's a pity that Roddick has a weak serve, unlike Nadal.

woodrow1029
05-17-2009, 05:29 PM
Don't forget Odesnik. He should be in top 10 for making Houston finals..

Dilettante
05-17-2009, 05:30 PM
Odesnik is a CHEATER!!!

GameSampras
05-17-2009, 05:30 PM
If all Fed has to deal with is Roddick at RG , and Djoker and Nadal beat the crap out of each other and have some long drawn out match prior to the RG finals, you may as well hand Fed the French Open title.

abmk
05-17-2009, 08:16 PM
LOL @ the thread :)

iamgoat
05-17-2009, 08:20 PM
Well, since Wawrinka beat Fed a few weeks ago, but Stan lost to Del potro in madrid, so real rankings are:

1. Del Potro
2. Wawrinka
3. Federer
4. Roddick
5. Haas.

CyBorg
05-17-2009, 08:37 PM
1. Hernandez
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.
.

2... everyone else.

Nadal_Freak
05-17-2009, 08:40 PM
All this shows you is how fast the conditions in Madrid actually are. Roddick would get embarrassed at RG against Federer. Of course he won't actually get there to be able to play Fed.

RoddickAce
05-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Roddick the second best claycourter?????!??!?! Are you guys serious??? How could you not rate him as the best? Roddick was obviously tired after he had that grueling match with Haas, so that's why he went away in the third against fed. Fed got lucky Roddick had such a tough match against Haas the other day. Roddick will surely take the FO title this year.

RCizzle65
05-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Of course the ******* and the sampras lover are the only ones that take the topic seriously and don't take the topic as jest.

iamgoat
05-17-2009, 08:42 PM
1. Hernandez
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.
.

2... everyone else.

hernandez is awesome. greats sportsmanship and beautiful to watch.

IvanAndreevich
05-17-2009, 08:49 PM
Roddick the second best claycourter?????!??!?! Are you guys serious??? How could you not rate him as the best? Roddick was obviously tired after he had that grueling match with Haas, so that's why he went away in the third against fed. Fed got lucky Roddick had such a tough match against Haas the other day. Roddick will surely take the FO title this year.

Awesome post. Following ******* logic, Roddick actually played the real final against Tommy Haas.

Chelsea_Kiwi
05-17-2009, 08:49 PM
Roddick the second best claycourter?????!??!?! Are you guys serious??? How could you not rate him as the best? Roddick was obviously tired after he had that grueling match with Haas, so that's why he went away in the third against fed. Fed got lucky Roddick had such a tough match against Haas the other day. Roddick will surely take the FO title this year. Very good point. Also Soderling got closer to taking a set off Federer then Nadal so he should be #4.

prosealster
05-17-2009, 09:24 PM
He was the only player who took a set off of Federer in Madrid. So my new clay court rankings look like this:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Nadal
4. Djokovic/Del Potro

Long live the new kings of clay, Federer and Roddick!

dont forget that since haas tired roddick out with a 3 setter, roddick's match with fed is meaningless...so andy could still be the real number one

jamesblakefan#1
05-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Roddick hadn't even played the whole cc season and he still took a set off of Fed.

At RG he shall be unstoppable!!

dincuss
05-17-2009, 09:31 PM
dont forget that since haas tired roddick out with a 3 setter, roddick's match with fed is meaningless...so andy could still be the real number one

Roddick is in much better physical condition than Nadal if he can take a three setter and then still put up a fight against the number 1.

luckyguy
05-17-2009, 10:15 PM
nucking futts!!!

sliderman365
05-17-2009, 10:30 PM
He was the only player who took a set off of Federer in Madrid. So my new clay court rankings look like this:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Nadal
4. Djokovic/Del Potro

Long live the new kings of clay, Federer and Roddick!

your dumb american fan all you think is Rod-----dick ah

EtePras
05-17-2009, 11:51 PM
Awesome post. Following ******* logic, Roddick actually played the real final against Tommy Haas.

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Roddick only lost to Federer because he was exhausted from playing the real final against Tommy Haas the day before. Updated clay court rankings:
1. Roddick
2. Haas
3. Federer
4. Nadal/Djokovic
5. Del Potro

Rhino
05-18-2009, 12:16 AM
Roddick would have destroyed Nadal in the final, unlucky for him he had to play Federer in the quarters.

OddJack
05-18-2009, 12:24 AM
poor Andy Rod.
He's second best in nothing.

Dilettante
05-18-2009, 01:32 AM
My list of the best on clay:

1. Ljubicic
2. Roddick
3. Federer
4. Some bullfighter
5. Tony Manero

Dutch-Guy
05-18-2009, 02:16 AM
Lol people riding Roddick.This thread really delivers.:)

Dilettante
05-18-2009, 02:21 AM
You should've said that Tony Manero is better on indoor carpet.

egn
05-18-2009, 02:29 AM
LOL @ the thread :)

no more like lol @ gamesampras for taking it so seriously

sh@de
05-18-2009, 03:19 AM
no more like lol @ gamesampras for taking it so seriously

HAHAH i know... this thread is so good. It made me chuckle :D

MarrratSafin
05-18-2009, 04:00 AM
To the OP: I'm a Roddick fan but I hope this thread is for a joke.. I certainly found it funny.:lol:

Jimmyk459
05-18-2009, 04:05 AM
I call it now: "Andy Roddick Wins RG2009!!!!"

Jimmyk459
05-18-2009, 04:05 AM
he wins against......Taylor Dent!!!

woodrow1029
05-18-2009, 11:49 AM
Yes.. Roddick over Dent in the final, of course they both advanced to the final by beating Blake and Fish in the semis..

deltox
05-18-2009, 12:44 PM
Yes.. Roddick over Dent in the final, of course they both advanced to the final by beating Blake and Fish in the semis..

naw fish dont have the game to make the semis, i think fabrice or sam querry for sure will be the other player in the semis.

Hot Sauce
05-18-2009, 12:56 PM
This is.. the best thread on the forums right now. Epic.

Guamanian G
05-18-2009, 03:14 PM
Roddick is a beast! haha

Satch
05-18-2009, 03:20 PM
amazing Thread :)

don't forget Karlovic as best claycourter.

PERL
05-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Very true. Federer-Roddick was the real final.
Now as ironically as it is Roddick’s improvements the last few years, his all around game and more patient baseline play did not make him any better except on clay. He’s now a decent player at least on relatively fast clay.

JeMar
05-18-2009, 04:38 PM
Roddick is by far the best clay courter in the world and will win RG this year. I have seen it in the stars and I even know who he'll have to beat to get win it...

Starting from the first round:
Davydenko
Ferrerro
Ferrer
Murray
Djokovic (walkover)
Federer
Nadal
Borg
Contrary to popular belief (and sanity), the RG draw is in fact rigged and all top four seeds will somehow end up on Roddick's half. Oh, and when the French see that Roddick's won it, they're going to make him play an additional match against Borg for the trophy. Kinda how they used to make you play King or whatever his name was in the Virtua Tennis games.

This is about as much seriousness as this thread merits.

Leublu tennis
05-18-2009, 05:48 PM
He was the only player who took a set off of Federer in Madrid. So my new clay court rankings look like this:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Nadal
4. Djokovic/Del Potro

Long live the new kings of clay, Federer and Roddick!Wait a minnit, wait a minnit. Where is Moorey? I thought he was #1 on clay, hard, and grass. Oh, you say thats according to Moorey? Well, O.K. then.

Chadwixx
05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

He did beat pete on clay, and (as you say) pete was a damn good clay courter.

Taking a set of the champ is something nadal couldnt do, and he did it early in the tourney before fed got tired.

Dilettante
05-18-2009, 08:39 PM
Roddick is by far the best clay courter in the world and will win RG this year.

Roddick has developed a new secret weapon: the "desert storm chip". He serves with so much speed and spin, that ball raises a lot of clay and clay goes to the opponent's face, blinding him and filling his nostrils and mouth with dust; and Roddick will do that again and again until opponent has to retire coughing and with lots of tears in his eyes.

...man, you can't beat that. Roddick's dominance on clay will last for ever.


On the other hand, Gaston Gaudio is the new overwhelming US Open favorite; I'll explain that later.

Joseph L. Barrow
05-18-2009, 09:42 PM
:lol: Well said!

In all seriousness, though, I do think this showing (along with others, like his Rome semifinals and five clay titles) puts the lie to the claim that Roddick simply "sucks" and is incompetent on the surface. If he committed more to the clay court season instead of generally only playing about one clay tournament before the French Open, he would have a few decent French Open runs under his belt. As is, though, it seems that once he came to understand he would never be a serious contender at the French, he lost interest in really putting in the effort on clay, and accordingly he often comes to the French Open rusty and underprepared to face guys who have sharpened and tested their games through full participation in the season, leading to his regular early-round exits.

Marcel Granoller Bar
05-19-2009, 09:02 AM
Always fancied Roddick's claycourt game.

1. His damn wicked kick serve is killer even on hard...Infact the ******* won a US Open with that.
2. His western grip whippy forehand is effective on clay.

Only reason he sucks on clay...Man you can't play bang bang tennis on clay.

Staiger
05-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Roddick hadn't even played the whole cc season and he still took a set off of Fed.

At RG he shall be unstoppable!!

I wouldnt like to come across Roddick (when he is fit) at the French for sure , he look like he is build for the clay ! :twisted:

Roddick vs Blake in final :)

Cyan
05-19-2009, 10:05 AM
This shows that Madrid is not true real slow clay.

Dilettante
05-19-2009, 10:13 AM
This shows that Madrid is not true real slow clay.

In fact it was not clay; it was clay-grass. Or maybe it was crushed black cat bones' voodoo dust.

ksbh
05-19-2009, 10:45 AM
That's hogwash.

Nadal played the longest ever semi-final at the Australian Open this year and still beat Federer in the final. So why will he have a problem at the French Open? Especially with a full day's rest after the semi-final.

I don't see anything stopping Nadal from a 5th straght French Open title.

If all Fed has to deal with is Roddick at RG , and Djoker and Nadal beat the crap out of each other and have some long drawn out match prior to the RG finals, you may as well hand Fed the French Open title.

gj011
05-19-2009, 10:48 AM
That's hogwash.

Nadal played the longest ever semi-final at the Australian Open this year and still beat Federer in the final. So why will he have a problem at the French Open? Especially with a full day's rest after the semi-final.

I don't see anything stopping Nadal from a 5th straght French Open title.

Yes that is correct. Many people refuse to realize that GS scheduling is quite different than MS. On GSs players don't play every day.

ksbh
05-19-2009, 10:49 AM
ROFL X 275! This is the best post yet, on this forum. Can't wait to hear the US Open projection. LOL!

Roddick has developed a new secret weapon: the "desert storm chip". He serves with so much speed and spin, that ball raises a lot of clay and clay goes to the opponent's face, blinding him and filling his nostrils and mouth with dust; and Roddick will do that again and again until opponent has to retire coughing and with lots of tears in his eyes.

...man, you can't beat that. Roddick's dominance on clay will last for ever.


On the other hand, Gaston Gaudio is the new overwhelming US Open favorite; I'll explain that later.

ksbh
05-19-2009, 10:57 AM
I understand why some Federer fans refuse to realize that ... it's their best bet of believing that their man can win! :)

Yes that is correct. Many people refuse to realize that GS scheduling is quite different than MS. On GSs players don't play every day.

tintin
05-19-2009, 03:03 PM
whatever that poster smoked;ask for a refund :roll: :lol:
he would have never even won a set off Federer;had Federer not hit that forehand error and double faulted

Serendipitous
05-19-2009, 03:04 PM
What a dumb topic for a thread.

If Roddick makes the French Open final then he will be second best, but not until then.

roderer
05-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Is this another 'fail' thread?

kashgotmoney
05-19-2009, 04:46 PM
I think Roddick will rise again and win atleast one open this year, maybe two. He has lost weight and moves incredibly well. Fitness is not a question, He had some long matches in the Australian Open, in that heat, anything is possible as far as fitness in the last 3 Slams this year.

Now with roddicks serve, people have hard time returning it deep and all, given it's clay, Roddicks first shot after his serve should be decent every time because his serve sets it up.

He has a chance at winning the US Open as well i think.

Marcel Granoller Bar
05-19-2009, 09:23 PM
Roddick shot by shot has good game for clay. His heavy serve and western grip.

Undrayon
05-19-2009, 09:59 PM
You guys know Roddick is really left handed right? He just wants to give everyone else a chance.

nfor304
05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
by Pete Bodo

So, who among you is picking Andy Roddick to upset Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters event?

Don't all raise your hands at once.

Andy All right, that's unlikely to happen: there's this little matter of that 17-2 head-to-head advantage Federer enjoys. But call me perverse - I'm really curious to see how this match plays out, and expect the match to be interesting in an Inside Tennis kind of way. As you know, those 19 meetings between these two men all took place on surfaces faster than clay - in some cases, much faster and as fast as they come. I'm looking forward to what Roddick is going to do now that the habitual option of attacking and overpowering Federer is taken off the table.

Call me crazy, but I think this match could be competitive and entertaining. I have various reasons for thinking that, some of them having to do with the nature and current disposition of the players, and some having to do with the nature of the clay surface on which they'll meet.

Let's start with that clay. The most overlooked characteristic of clay courts is that they provide players with more time to reach and respond to an opponent's shots. That's a welcome property for artistic players and great shotmakers, but it can also be a boon to players who are not great natural movers. The best example of the latter is Ivan Lendl, a five-time finalist and three time champ at Roland Garros. He didn't move well enough to be a major force on grass (he never won Wimbledon), but clay gave him the opportunity to use his sledgehammer groundstrokes to best effect. And he served well enough to take command of points.

In some ways, Roddick resembles Lendl more than any other player, although "Lendl without the backhand" might be more like it. Fair enough, but rermember clay is the surface where you can most effectively hide a weak backhand by overplaying to that side. Let's remember that Roddick made his breakthrough in 2001, when he won back-to-back clay-court tournaments in the U,S. (Atlanta and Houston) on clay. He had played just one major up to that point, losing in the first-round at the 2000 U.S. Open. Yet in '01, he went three rounds in Paris - a streak he hasn't duplicated since. Roddick can play on clay - no doubt about it. In fact, at times he's enjoyed playing on clay.

Last year, when he had to pull out of Roland Garros with a shoulder injury, he told me: "I was really disappointed because I was moving well on clay, mixing it up playing right shots at the right time. I was really, really looking forward to the French Open. Any other year, okay, I might have felt relieved at not going to Paris. But that's not the case this year. Before I had to stop, I won the matches I'm supposed to win, and who knows what happens when I get in against a clay-court specialist? I had good luck against Robredo just taking him out of his game a little (Roddick beat Robredo in the quarterfinals in Rome, and had to quit the semifinal due to his injury). So I was really looking forward to the French. It was disappointing to miss it."

When you consider Roddick's energy level, and the obvious joy he takes in mixing it up with his opponent, you can see why he might like clay. The surface is, literally, one in which you can get down in dirty, and nobody ever suggested that Roddick is squeamish, or afraid to get his nice tennis togs stained by clay and sweat. But his game, and to some degree his personality, made him gravitate toward the faster courts. For a few years there, I think Roddick was tunnel-visioned, and Wimbledon and the U.S. Open were perhaps too much on his mind.

Roddick was a rejuvenated player at this time last year, and if anything he's in even better shape now. Coming off his honeymoon, he's probably still on an emotional high. The one thing is for sure: Roddick won't be afraid to take the game to Federer. Roddick always plays like he's got just as much right as Federer to be on that court, and in Europe Roddick is always paying with house money.

Federer is in a very different situation. The underlying theme in his game in the past few months has been impatience. Federer used to play five and six stroke combinations and score a knockout, point after point. Lately, though, he's lacked the authority and vvisible sense of purpose, along with the sure hand required to effect that strategy.A carelessness that points to a lack of concentration has crept into his game. It's as if he's in rebellion against himself - part of him still wants to be The Mighty Fed, tennis genius; another part of him is screaming, I'm sick of this s***, get me out of here!

All in all, it's not a bad time to be playing Federer - if you're in a patient frame of mind, unwilling to spot him two points in every game because of who he is, and perhaps even eager to lose yourself in the orgy of effort required to grind out matches against top players on clay. Up to now, I think Roddick always felt obliged to attack Federer. The most representative match in that regard was their 2007 semifinal in Australia, in which Roddick won a total of six games, and only two over the course of the final two sets of that three-set blow-out.

That match was a rout because Roddick went straight at Federer, but he executed at such a sorry level that he just set up Federer for target practice. Roddick won't even be tempted to take that approach against Federer in Madrid, and that's a good thing. Roddick has a a pretty realistic view of his chances on clay:

"When I play well on clay, I can win matches. But the difference kicks in on that middle ground, where, if it's a hard court, I can slam out a match 6-4, 7-5 without playing that well. On clay,I can't do that. I'll be the first to admit that I've had some terrible matches on clay, but I'm also capable of playing well, and have beaten some good guys."

nfor304
05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Thats from Tennis.com just before the Fed Roddick match last week....

380pistol
05-19-2009, 11:52 PM
Must nominate this for "Best Thread Ever". Classic!!!!!!!!!!

Chelsea_Kiwi
05-19-2009, 11:53 PM
What a dumb topic for a thread.

If Roddick makes the French Open final then he will be second best, but not until then. Are you like the only person who has read this thread that doesn't understand sarcasm?

nfor304
05-20-2009, 06:10 AM
2nd best? more like the claycourt GOAT.

MethodTennis
05-20-2009, 09:05 AM
the madrid clay was fast for one and roddick sucks on clay i wouldnt put him top 10 for clay in the world. mabay on those courts top 4 but not in general

Serendipitous
05-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Are you like the only person who has read this thread that doesn't understand sarcasm?

Now I do, thanks!

S H O W S T O P P E R !
05-20-2009, 12:56 PM
If people are even considering ROddick to be the 2nd best clay courter today, what the hell does that tell you about this current era of clay court tennis ?

Hey, I think you need to learn about this great new thing called sarcasm. It's so cool to be able to use it and not be a stiff Sampras-worshipping-Nadal-bashing noob.

Dilettante
05-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Is this another 'fail' thread?

Absolutely ye... not! Not at all. Nevah!!

We're serious here, pal.

anointedone
05-20-2009, 04:38 PM
Yes that is correct. Many people refuse to realize that GS scheduling is quite different than MS. On GSs players don't play every day.

I agree with that. The day off is more crucial after a long match than possibly even an hour longer match. The only slam without that day off between semis and finals is the U.S Open, and as we see there almost nobody recovers to win the final from a long match. The only real example I can think of on either gender is Henin over Clijsters in the 03 final but everyone knows Kim turns into a marshmellow most times at the sheer sight of Henin on the other side.

Toxicmilk
05-20-2009, 04:46 PM
forget green clay. madrid is obviously red concrete as far as im concerned.

veroniquem
05-20-2009, 04:50 PM
forget green clay. madrid is obviously red concrete as far as im concerned.
It's concrete with a thin uneven layer of dirt on top.

RoddickAce
05-20-2009, 05:00 PM
Are you like the only person who has read this thread that doesn't understand sarcasm?

Nope, the poster who posted right under his/her post didn't catch it either.

kraggy
05-20-2009, 05:06 PM
I think Roddick has a great shot at being number 1 on clay. His serve volley game is tailor made for clay not to mention his cap and hot wife. They are all tailor made for clay. Roddick is too much of a gentleman to admit it but the only reason he hasn't done as well on clay is because of 'bino'. It's a rare disease which is twice as bad as 'mono' and has severely hampered his clay performance.

Dilettante
05-20-2009, 06:09 PM
I think Roddick has a great shot at being number 1 on clay. His serve volley game is tailor made for clay not to mention his cap and hot wife. They are all tailor made for clay. Roddick is too much of a gentleman to admit it but the only reason he hasn't done as well on clay is because of 'bino'. It's a rare disease which is twice as bad as 'mono' and has severely hampered his clay performance.

And Ivo Karlovic doesn't dominate on clay because he has the 'stereo' disease, which is twice as bad as 'mono' too!!!

Federer is a sissy... you have 'mono'? C'mon, who do you try to fool, Swiss Miss? 'Mono' means 'monkey' in Spanish, what the heck could a monkey do to ruin your game, you Mr. "i'm-so-sick-i'll-start-to-cry" Rogelia Federer?? And what's wrong with ya, Mr. "my-knees-hurt-so-much-i-can't-even-swallow-my-banana" Rafaela Nadal? Madrid is too high for you? Would you like to play in the freaking Mines of Moria?

Learn something on Roddick and Karlovic, you spoiled crybabys!

God, it's killing me!!!

veryfatchocobo
05-20-2009, 06:25 PM
This is the greatest, most inciteful topic and thread I've ever seen so far in my life.

Toxicmilk
05-20-2009, 06:53 PM
It's concrete with a thin uneven layer of dirt on top.

that dirt being the ashes of the opponents he beats down with his elegant volleys and god-like backhand.

Serendipitous
05-20-2009, 06:55 PM
that dirt being the ashes of the opponents he beats down with his elegant volleys and god-like backhand.

That was very poetic. :)

Dilettante
05-20-2009, 08:26 PM
At least you people aren't talking about waffle-irons here.

devila
05-20-2009, 11:05 PM
:lol: Well said!

In all seriousness, though, I do think this showing (along with others, like his Rome semifinals and five clay titles) puts the lie to the claim that Roddick simply "sucks" and is incompetent on the surface. If he committed more to the clay court season instead of generally only playing about one clay tournament before the French Open, he would have a few decent French Open runs under his belt. As is, though, it seems that once he came to understand he would never be a serious contender at the French, he lost interest in really putting in the effort on clay, and accordingly he often comes to the French Open rusty and underprepared to face guys who have sharpened and tested their games through full participation in the season, leading to his regular early-round exits.
A tiny bit hard when you're always an injured, fat hog like
your mother. Yearly, he continually goes to concerts, NBA games and tennis exhibitions to beg for money. Decker is in Paris, adding her precious distractions to him (she's praying and talking about their concert trips now). Mom's so proud of the money and wife.

Toxicmilk
05-21-2009, 03:19 PM
A tiny bit hard when you're always an injured, fat hog like
your mother. Yearly, he continually goes to concerts, NBA games and tennis exhibitions to beg for money. Decker is in Paris, adding her precious distractions to him (she's praying and talking about their concert trips now). Mom's so proud of the money and wife.

You love Roddick, don't you? Every single thread there is about him...there you are.

EtePras
05-31-2009, 11:34 AM
We know that Roddick is better than Djokovic, and if he wins his next match, he is better than Nadal too.

federerdomination
05-31-2009, 11:43 AM
No the new rankings are like

1. Soderling
2. Federer
3. Roddick