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tvp900
05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Given his lack of clay court play over the last month or so, He was able to come back from a 1-6 set against Haas and took a set off the second best clay courter before giving in to exaustion in the third. (And please, no crap about how Fed gave Roddick the tiebreak. He was constantly holding serve and keeping Federer under pressure)

My official prediction is.... Round of 16. What do the rest of you think?

federerdomination
05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Winner. Duh...

Serendipitous
05-19-2009, 06:39 PM
4th round


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tvp900
05-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Winner. Duh...

I like the optimism

gj011
05-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Depends on the draw. Not further than 4th round, probably earlier.

egn
05-19-2009, 06:41 PM
2R or 3R...doubt anything of note but this year might be the year...

jamesblakefan#1
05-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Poll? It depends on the draw, I'll reserve judgement until then.

GameSampras
05-19-2009, 06:42 PM
3rd or 4th round

RCizzle65
05-19-2009, 06:51 PM
He's had a good year, if he's got a decent draw, I'd say 3rd or 4th round

AznHylite
05-19-2009, 06:52 PM
I'm hopeful for a QF, but just because he made it that far in Madrid (a faster clay court than Paris) doesn't mean he can do it again. A more reasonable choice would be 3R.

JeMar
05-19-2009, 06:55 PM
2nd round.

Yeah, I said it.

Toxicmilk
05-19-2009, 07:13 PM
if he only gets americans in his draw, winner. yessss

tacou
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
depends how he plays it. I doubt he goes out first round again and no way he passes 4th round, but with Roddick at the French it's really all in the draw

JoshDragon
05-19-2009, 07:15 PM
Second or third round.

pricey_aus
05-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Yeah definetly no further than 4th round. Do you think he'll get a good court or will get thrown on the outside? I think Andy plays his better matches when he has a big crowd, IMHO

joshburger
05-19-2009, 07:24 PM
1st/2nd round his flat ground strokes are never succesful on the slow clay of roland garos

pricey_aus
05-19-2009, 07:25 PM
Roddicks forehand aint flat broskie

joshburger
05-19-2009, 07:26 PM
and he's only made it past the 2nd round once, and that was in 2001. and even with his new level of fitness, I still dont think he has enough to go far in the french open. his problem is his flat strokes not his fitness anymore

joshburger
05-19-2009, 07:27 PM
its pretty flat compared to the players who consistantly succeed at thefrench open

pricey_aus
05-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Ferrers forehand is a hell of alot flatter than Roddicks. And Monfils' is flatter. He does hit his forehand pretty heavy you know.

RCizzle65
05-19-2009, 07:31 PM
1st/2nd round his flat ground strokes are never succesful on the slow clay of roland garos

Agassi says hi

veroniquem
05-19-2009, 07:32 PM
Interesting that Roddick is entitled to exhaustion after 2 sets of tennis while Nadal is not allowed to be a little tired after a 4 hour match!
Roddick never makes it far at RG, given his clay preparation this year, it will be hard for him to do better.

joshburger
05-19-2009, 07:36 PM
Agassi says hi

agassi is the exception. and clay was his worst surface, if you notice the french open was the last major for him to win, and overall hi clay reluts arnt as good as his grass or hard court re****s. and topspin fitness and consistantsy work on clay, not flat strokes (usually)

pricey_aus
05-19-2009, 07:37 PM
^^
Interesting that you bring Nadal into a thread that is clearly about Roddick.

Little obsessed much?

Beasty54
05-19-2009, 07:51 PM
QUARTERS MAN.

I want him to atleast make the 4th round. Thats respectable.

veroniquem
05-19-2009, 07:54 PM
^^
Interesting that you bring Nadal into a thread that is clearly about Roddick.

Little obsessed much?
I was quoting the OP who said Roddick "gave in to exhaustion in the third set against Fed", since everyone is trying to make a fuss currently about Nadal being tired, I found the parallel interesting.

Serve_Ace
05-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Went off topic, stop trying to get revenge

rommil
05-19-2009, 08:39 PM
He's going to lose to Jan Silva.

EtePras
05-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Roddick beats Haas or Federer in 4 sets in the final, maybe even straight sets.

Marcel Granoller Bar
05-19-2009, 10:32 PM
Verdasco beats Nadal in the quarters (They seem to be meeting in the QF of every tournament these days)

Roddick then beats Verdasco in the SF, when a cold frunt hits Paris, thus reducing atmospheric pressure to Madrid standards, rendering Roddick's kick serve unplayable.

Roddick then faces Hewitt in the RG Final (Note: Hewitt is the only player to have ALMOST beaten Nadal the last 2 times they met on clay)

mrDamien
05-19-2009, 11:15 PM
He is completely no way on clay.

manny pacquiao P4P king
05-19-2009, 11:15 PM
qf


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R_Federer
05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Third round. Most overrated player.

manny pacquiao P4P king
05-20-2009, 01:43 AM
Third round. Most overrated player.

the title of Most Overrated Player goes to nalbandian

Blinkism
05-20-2009, 01:59 AM
He'll probably lose 1st Round to a recreational club player with superb tactics.

Leublu tennis
05-20-2009, 02:10 AM
Given his lack of clay court play over the last month or so, He was able to come back from a 1-6 set against Haas and took a set off the second best clay courter before giving in to exaustion in the third. Excuse me? Exhaustion? Didn't he have a w.o. from Davydenko? Or was that from the "stress" of his extended honeymoon?



My official prediction is.... Round of 16. What do the rest of you think? My official prediction is R1, unless he meets a qualie, then R2. Thats what I think.

robin7
05-20-2009, 02:37 AM
At first, I thought it's Roddick's prediction on Roland Garros. The title of thread is quite misleading and should have read "How far can Roddick go...".

At most R16 is my prediction.

robin7
05-20-2009, 02:45 AM
Doubly posted.

MarrratSafin
05-20-2009, 02:50 AM
Depends on his draw. I say 4th round!

Leublu tennis
05-20-2009, 02:53 AM
At first, I thought it's Roddick's prediction on Roland Garros. The title of thread is quite misleading and should have read "How far can Roddick go...".

At most R16 is my prediction.You gonna put your money behind this and pick him for R16 in your bracket?

Dutch-Guy
05-20-2009, 03:01 AM
I never made it to 4R or quarters in Rg.So that won't change this year.Me say 3R.

iriraz
05-20-2009, 03:43 AM
If he plays in the first round a qualifier it could be tough for him.The qualifier at least has won a few matches on clay and could move Roddick around.Best draw for Roddick could be against another american or against other hardcourt players.Against an unseeded or a qualifier from Spain i don`t see him winning

shadows
05-20-2009, 03:47 AM
I could see 4th round

I could also him drawing a guy like Monaco early and getting burnt.

It very much depends on his draw I think

Josherer
05-20-2009, 03:47 AM
4TH or quaters.

Staiger
05-20-2009, 05:25 AM
Day -Return ticket to Paris ......

TheNatural
05-20-2009, 05:46 AM
1st round loss

tvp900
05-20-2009, 07:18 AM
Excuse me? Exhaustion? Didn't he have a w.o. from Davydenko? Or was that from the "stress" of his extended honeymoon?

My official prediction is R1, unless he meets a qualie, then R2. Thats what I think.

The "stress" comes from not playing a clay court match this season before then.

vandre
05-20-2009, 12:12 PM
1st/2nd round his flat ground strokes are never succesful on the slow clay of roland garos

+1 i think we'll see the court conditions and speed at roland garros are vastly different from those in madrid.

Joseph L. Barrow
05-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Given his lack of clay court play over the last month or so, He was able to come back from a 1-6 set against Haas and took a set off the second best clay courter before giving in to exaustion in the third. (And please, no crap about how Fed gave Roddick the tiebreak. He was constantly holding serve and keeping Federer under pressure)

My official prediction is.... Round of 16. What do the rest of you think?
Round of 16 is pretty optimistic, considering Roddick's history at the French. More than any generalized aversion to clay, he seems to have specific problems with Roland Garros. Still, the Madrid showing was promising, as has been his form in general throughout this season, so some degree of optimisim may be warranted. I'll go one less than you and say Round of 32, though Round of 16 would be lovely and is a possibility with a good draw.

With an exceptionally friendly draw, something like wildcard-Ginepri-Fish-Robredo, he could perhaps even be seen in the quarters, but that is well on the downside in terms of likelihood, I'd say. And, of course, he could always draw a clay court specialist in the first round and bomb right out as he has done before.

Serendipitous
06-02-2009, 04:01 PM
4th round


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Fourth round is correct.