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remrusty
06-23-2009, 08:38 AM
his tennis is just ugly?
its only good to watch when he cracks a fruity. haha
anyways who do you guys like to watch the most?

skip1969
06-23-2009, 08:43 AM
"hate" is such a strong word . . . but i'm not a fan of his game, no.

ESP#1
06-23-2009, 08:48 AM
Not a fan of his game at all but I like the way he fights his way through matches

galactico
06-23-2009, 08:50 AM
OP, some of us don't root for the winners AKA 'big 4'.

Casey10s
06-23-2009, 08:58 AM
I like watching his game. I like his passion

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 08:58 AM
I'd rather win ugly than lose pretty

slicekick95
06-23-2009, 08:59 AM
OP, some of us don't root for the winners AKA 'big 4'.

That had nothing to do with the thread. Yes, Roddick is not in the top 4 but that is not the only reason people dont have to like him. His attitude is bad and his game is pretty ugly to be truthful.

Sleepstream
06-23-2009, 08:59 AM
I enjoy watching his serving, particularly the second serves.

Roddickfan155
06-23-2009, 08:59 AM
well as u can see from my name here u could guess that i like watching roddick play.

galactico
06-23-2009, 09:02 AM
That had nothing to do with the thread. Yes, Roddick is not in the top 4 but that is not the only reason people dont have to like him. His attitude is bad and his game is pretty ugly to be truthful.

his attitude is bad. Listen.....

if i were coaching a player who was insulting the umpire because of a bad call, i would be pretty relieved that the player i was coaching cares for his career.

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 09:05 AM
Besides, the biggest whiners on tour are Djokovic, Santoro and Safin, and they get huge love on these boards. But Roddick yells at a few umpires and somehow he's the exception?

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 09:06 AM
Besides, the biggest whiners on tour are Djokovic, Santoro and Safin, and they get huge love on these boards. But Roddick yells at a few umpires and somehow he's the exception?

Oh, and Hewitt

vtmike
06-23-2009, 09:08 AM
If don't like to watch him play =======> Then DON'T watch his matches!

galactico
06-23-2009, 09:08 AM
hewitt was resict as well

man, you know your in trouble if your rep is lower than someone who has been racist in public

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 09:09 AM
Your sig is damn true galactico, along with your post

ElSuegro
06-23-2009, 09:18 AM
"crack a fruity"? I don't understand that phrase, but I like to watch Roddick. If his style is a little ugly, maybe it's because one of his former coaches was Brad Gilbert, who wrote a book titled Winning Ugly.

NamRanger
06-23-2009, 09:18 AM
That had nothing to do with the thread. Yes, Roddick is not in the top 4 but that is not the only reason people dont have to like him. His attitude is bad and his game is pretty ugly to be truthful.



I'd rather have him have that bad attitude rather than watch humble Blake skulk around the court.

clayman2000
06-23-2009, 09:22 AM
I'd rather have him have that bad attitude rather than watch humble Blake skulk around the court.

Very true..... but Roddicks attitude is great. He yells at the refs becuase they are idiots. IF refs were good, then the challenge system wouldn be needed.

Secondly, Roddick's play can look ugly against early round opponents, but when he plays top ranked players, he can be fun to watch

galactico
06-23-2009, 09:22 AM
I'd rather have him have that bad attitude rather than watch humble Blake skulk around the court.

exactly, being nice doesn't help your game at all, it helps your popularity, something which isn't needed for success

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 09:24 AM
Very true..... but Roddicks attitude is great. He yells at the refs becuase they are idiots. IF refs were good, then the challenge system wouldn be needed.

Secondly, Roddick's play can look ugly against early round opponents, but when he plays top ranked players, he can be fun to watch

Yes. Yes, I love this assessment

NamRanger
06-23-2009, 09:24 AM
exactly, being nice doesn't help your game at all, it helps your popularity, something which isn't needed for success



I think Roddick has shown plenty of times that he is a great sportsman. He's also a fiery competitor that does not back down, especially when he plays a top 10 player. Sometimes he wins purely on his determination to win. That in itself makes him fun to watch IMO.

galactico
06-23-2009, 09:27 AM
I think Roddick has shown plenty of times that he is a great sportsman. He's also a fiery competitor that does not back down, especially when he plays a top 10 player. Sometimes he wins purely on his determination to win. That in itself makes him fun to watch IMO.

agree, and roddick is also a gentleman offcourt, he helps children in need in his own foundation. He always gives credit when credit is due. This guy can't do a thing right on this forum.

But, if someone like federer critisises someones game, or even cries for **** sake, it isn't frowned apon, even though, in truth, this is bad sportsmanship. People on this forum have already started to annoy me

NamRanger
06-23-2009, 09:30 AM
agree, and roddick is also a gentleman offcourt, he helps children in need in his own foundation. He always gives credit when credit is due. This guy can't do a thing right on this forum.

But, if someone like federer critisises someones game, or even cries for **** sake, it isn't frowned apon, even though, in truth, this is bad sportsmanship. People on this forum have already started to annoy me



I think Federer can criticize someones game. It doesn't really matter. What matters is what is done off the court, and both Federer and Roddick are truly great sportsman. Federer promotes the game well, and has done tons to help out those in need. Roddick has raised millions of dollars for children in need, etc. And he actually attends his charity events and interacts with the kids. Not a bad guy IMO. Maybe just gets too fired up on the court.

galactico
06-23-2009, 09:32 AM
I think Federer can criticize someones game. It doesn't really matter. What matters is what is done off the court, and both Federer and Roddick are truly great sportsman. Federer promotes the game well, and has done tons to help out those in need. Roddick has raised millions of dollars for children in need, etc. And he actually attends his charity events and interacts with the kids. Not a bad guy IMO. Maybe just gets too fired up on the court.

ye ok, but i think players should keep opinions to themselves, if the opinion ins't a nice one

tacou
06-23-2009, 09:43 AM
Roddick's game isn't always aesthetically pleasing but his drive to win is so apparent I find it enjoyable. His serve is a thing of beauty, perfect, and when he's playing his best his game is so aggressive it's attractive.

35ft6
06-23-2009, 10:12 AM
In person, he's really fun to watch. He's very animated, expressive, tries to get the crowd involved, etc. Times I've seen him live, he made the crowd as loud and boisterous as fans of team sports. But I agree, on TV, he's kind of boring.

remrusty
06-23-2009, 10:29 AM
yeah i didnt mean hate as harshly, i was just wondering what others thought

Serendipitous
06-23-2009, 10:29 AM
Yes!


10 chars!

Feņa14
06-23-2009, 11:05 AM
I'm going to Wimbledon on Thursday, let's just say I hope I don't have to watch him again.

certifiedjatt
06-23-2009, 11:32 AM
i do't like watching him play. it seems like he puts every ounce of energy, every part of his body, in every shot, and they all end up being returned. but i hate watching gasquet play even more. he has what i call "jazz hands." he overprepares before hitting a stroke, especially his backhand (like guga), with the excessive pointing at the ball, and the excessive racket motion. it's just disgusting.

i hate when people describe tennis players as "fluid" and "elegant" and "artists." bunch of bullsh8. but, when comparing federer to roddick, that descriptions becomes mildy applicable--but only in comparison.

Nadal_Freak
06-23-2009, 11:35 AM
I can't stand his game. The problem is he has no game other than his serve. That is what makes his game so boring. High level baseline tennis is more exciting.

tacou
06-23-2009, 11:38 AM
i do't like watching him play. it seems like he puts every ounce of energy, every part of his body, in every shot, and they all end up being returned. but i hate watching gasquet play even more. he has what i call "jazz hands." he overprepares before hitting a stroke, especially his backhand (like guga), with the excessive pointing at the ball, and the excessive racket motion. it's just disgusting.

i hate when people describe tennis players as "fluid" and "elegant" and "artists." bunch of bullsh8. but, when comparing federer to roddick, that descriptions becomes mildy applicable--but only in comparison.

you criticize Richard AND Gustavo's backhand?? wha wha WHAT?

tacou
06-23-2009, 11:39 AM
I can't stand his game. The problem is he has no game other than his serve. That is what makes his game so boring. High level baseline tennis is more exciting.

I say this with all respect, but wtf?

No game other than his serve? he's consistent on both wings, has a ncie drop shot and changes it up coming to the net sometimes.

however, you then say staying on the baseline is more fun than a one dimensional game...? that's a contradiction in itself, but it's also what Roddick does most of the time so, back to my original sentiment, wtf?

Nadal_Freak
06-23-2009, 11:45 AM
I say this with all respect, but wtf?

No game other than his serve? he's consistent on both wings, has a ncie drop shot and changes it up coming to the net sometimes.

however, you then say staying on the baseline is more fun than a one dimensional game...? that's a contradiction in itself, but it's also what Roddick does most of the time so, back to my original sentiment, wtf?
Roddick is horrible from the baseline. He only wins because of his serve. Thus why he can't win on clay. The clay sped up this year so he had more opportunities for free points on his serve. He has the second best serve in tennis and that what gets him the victories. He has one of the worst breaking percentages.

tacou
06-23-2009, 11:54 AM
Roddick is horrible from the baseline. He only wins because of his serve. Thus why he can't win on clay. The clay sped up this year so he had more opportunities for free points on his serve. He has the second best serve in tennis and that what gets him the victories. He has one of the worst breaking percentages.

Roddick horrible from the baseline?? he may not have as much power or variety as some but he is possibly the most consistent baseliner in the game. he finished with only 9 errors today in four sets. yes very horrible.

break percentage is indicative of how often you break/how well you return, not how consistent you are from the baseline

Nadal_Freak
06-23-2009, 11:56 AM
Roddick horrible from the baseline?? he may not have as much power or variety as some but he is possibly the most consistent baseliner in the game. he finished with only 9 errors today in four sets. yes very horrible.

break percentage is indicative of how often you break/how well you return, not how consistent you are from the baseline
It indicates how good you are from the baseline. So what if you are consistent and have no power from the baseline. Players will just blow you off the court. I know from experience.

ChanceEncounter
06-23-2009, 12:02 PM
I have no problem with Roddick's game.

tangerine
06-23-2009, 12:04 PM
Roddick is dynamic. Murray's game is pretty awful to watch.

nalbandian and safin, the most overrated players on TW
I must commend you for this excellent signature.

Nadal_Freak
06-23-2009, 12:04 PM
I have no problem with Roddick's game.
Anyone that relies heavily on there serve like Roddick does is boring imo.

certifiedjatt
06-23-2009, 12:05 PM
you criticize Richard AND Gustavo's backhand?? wha wha WHAT?

yes, but only ''how'' they hit it, not the outcome.

All-rounder
06-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Roddick is horrible from the baseline. He only wins because of his serve. Thus why he can't win on clay. The clay sped up this year so he had more opportunities for free points on his serve. He has the second best serve in tennis and that what gets him the victories. He has one of the worst breaking percentages.
If you can say RG was speed up then I can say wimbledon was slowed down agreed ;)

Toxicmilk
06-23-2009, 12:35 PM
his attitude is bad. Listen.....

if i were coaching a player who was insulting the umpire because of a bad call, i would be pretty relieved that the player i was coaching cares for his career.

Good post.

I can't stand his game. The problem is he has no game other than his serve. That is what makes his game so boring. High level baseline tennis is more exciting.

No matter how good your serve is, if you can't break someone...You don't win. Yet Roddick wins matches. Maybe, just maybe his baseline game isn't as bad as you think it is. Many like to say that he has worse groundies than those in the bottom half of the top 100 and even further down. Yet we see Roddick deliver bagels to such players...And believe it or not, he isn't serving 6 games in a row, he's breaking others.

galactico
06-23-2009, 12:39 PM
Good post.



No matter how good your serve is, if you can't break someone...You don't win. Yet Roddick wins matches. Maybe, just maybe his baseline game isn't as bad as you think it is. Many like to say that he has worse groundies than those in the bottom half of the top 100 and even further down. Yet we see Roddick deliver bagels to such players...And believe it or not, he isn't serving 6 games in a row, he's breaking others.

thankyou, agree with your post too, roddick doesn't play as many tiebreaks as ivo aswell.

GameSampras
06-23-2009, 12:46 PM
If Roddick actually had the ability to follow up his big serve with some effective attacking volleying, then sure, Roddick would have been a great tennis player to watch. Unfortunately he will serve a bomb and then stay back glued to the baseline

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-23-2009, 12:47 PM
I'm sure these players are happy to take all your criticisms all the way to the bank :)

By the way, you don't stay a consistent top 6 player for 4-5 years by "having a one-dimensional game".

Please...

NamRanger
06-23-2009, 12:51 PM
If Roddick actually had the ability to follow up his big serve with some effective attacking volleying, then sure, Roddick would have been a great tennis player to watch. Unfortunately he will serve a bomb and then stay back glued to the baseline


Both me and you know Roddick has hands of brick. He sucks at volleying. His best bet is to serve huge and try and clobber the ball with his forehand. Ugly, yes. Effective though.

galactico
06-23-2009, 12:51 PM
i hate that all of the nadaltads AKA nerds....chip in with there lame excuses why they hate roddick, most of them are probably american too.

Nadal is 1D - haven't you noticed that if he loses, its always because of himself not playing well, therefore, if he doesn't play well he doesn't win, meaning he has no get outs jail free cards to play

tacou
06-23-2009, 04:02 PM
yes, but only ''how'' they hit it, not the outcome.

ok i withdraw my objection, reluctantly

certifiedjatt
06-23-2009, 04:13 PM
ok i withdraw my objection, reluctantly

thank god. i was all worried that you wouldn't.

GameSampras
06-23-2009, 04:17 PM
i hate that all of the nadaltads AKA nerds....chip in with there lame excuses why they hate roddick, most of them are probably american too.

Nadal is 1D - haven't you noticed that if he loses, its always because of himself not playing well, therefore, if he doesn't play well he doesn't win, meaning he has no get outs jail free cards to play

Fed has been the same way. Rarely giving praise to the guys who beat him either. Look at how he dogged Nadal when Nadal first bursted onto the scene

ESP#1
06-25-2009, 12:08 PM
i do't like watching him play. it seems like he puts every ounce of energy, every part of his body, in every shot, and they all end up being returned. but i hate watching gasquet play even more. he has what i call "jazz hands." he overprepares before hitting a stroke, especially his backhand (like guga), with the excessive pointing at the ball, and the excessive racket motion. it's just disgusting.

i hate when people describe tennis players as "fluid" and "elegant" and "artists." bunch of bullsh8. but, when comparing federer to roddick, that descriptions becomes mildy applicable--but only in comparison.

I am baffled by this post. Im just curious no offense but... do you play tennis?:confused:

certifiedjatt
06-25-2009, 01:06 PM
I am baffled by this post. Im just curious no offense but... do you play tennis?:confused:

i do play tennis. what's baffling you? it would improve internet communication if people wrote down why they feel something about a certain post, or what is making them feel that way in that post, instead of just saying "I feel this way about this post. the end."

Aykhan Mammadov
06-25-2009, 01:16 PM
I don't like Roddicks game.

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-25-2009, 01:20 PM
The Andy that has the really monotonous, boring game is Murray, not Roddick.

Did anyone watch the match today? Sheesh! I'll be damned if he went to the net ONCE.

You wanna talk about a one-dimensional player---All Murray has is his speed, which allows him to run down so many balls and simply push them back over the net.

Yet half the people on these boards worship Murray, while criticizing Roddick's play.

Shame

SempreSami
06-25-2009, 01:21 PM
I don't mind watching Roddick play, you know he's trying his hardest.

Sat through the second set of him vs Karlovic at Queen's the other week and felt like falling asleep though.

DarthFed
06-25-2009, 01:30 PM
I do...i like the explosiveness

And all the unwarranted hate he gets makes him more interesting to watch, and i never get tired of watching him serve.

skip1969
06-25-2009, 02:05 PM
his attitude is bad. Listen.....

if i were coaching a player who was insulting the umpire because of a bad call, i would be pretty relieved that the player i was coaching cares for his career.
you are assuming that the umpire that roddick is going off on has actually made a mistake. just cos roddick thinks a call was missed doesn't necessarily make it so.
. . . Roddicks attitude is great. He yells at the refs becuase they are idiots. IF refs were good, then the challenge system wouldn be needed . . .
you might want to try stating your opinions as opinions and not as facts. when hawkeye first came about and the analysts were keeping tabs, i think the consensus was that the linesmen were correct more often than the players were. so maybe they aren't such "idiots" after all, eh?

ESP#1
06-25-2009, 02:18 PM
i do play tennis. what's baffling you? it would improve internet communication if people wrote down why they feel something about a certain post, or what is making them feel that way in that post, instead of just saying "I feel this way about this post. the end."

Ok let me try it your way

Your previous post is articulate but is complete nonsense which leads me to believe that you know nothing about tennis

certifiedjatt
06-25-2009, 03:13 PM
Ok let me try it your way

Your previous post is articulate but is complete nonsense which leads me to believe that you know nothing about tennis

great clarification.

vbranis
06-25-2009, 03:23 PM
I don't like his game at all. He has hands of stone, can't play touch shots whatsoever. His forehand is twitchy and displeasing to the eye. His backhand is stiff and mechanical, and he hits those ugly slices half the time anyway. His foot speed is below average. All he has is a terrific serve, but that gets boring to see after a while.

Don't get me wrong, his game's effective, he totally deserves to be ranked #6.

P_Agony
06-25-2009, 03:32 PM
I like his game. He doesn't have the most beautiful strokes around but his ground game IMO is very underrated.

MajinX
06-25-2009, 04:04 PM
i enjoy watching him, he does a little bit of everything.

NamRanger
06-25-2009, 04:05 PM
The funny thing is Roddick is more of an allcourt player than most of the top 10, yet supposedly he's a one shot wonder.

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-25-2009, 04:33 PM
The funny thing is Roddick is more of an allcourt player than most of the top 10, yet supposedly he's a one shot wonder.

Absolutely agreed. These boards are like an alternate reality where Roddick has no talent outside of his serve, Nalbandian and Safin are amazing and the smaller racquet you have, the better player you are

tacou
06-25-2009, 06:06 PM
his FH looked decent today, he sprayed i t a bit but it looked like he was going for bigger shots

deltox
06-25-2009, 06:47 PM
roddick on grass is ALWAYS fun to watch, he always tries to go the biggest he ever does on serves and forehands at wimbledon each year

Nadal_Freak
06-25-2009, 06:51 PM
The funny thing is Roddick is more of an allcourt player than most of the top 10, yet supposedly he's a one shot wonder.
And he loses the majority of points in all parts of the court. :lol: Just his serve keeps him alive.

quest01
06-25-2009, 06:58 PM
Of course I like watching Roddick play hes our best American player. As an American I'm always going to support each and every American on tour, it doesn't matter what hes ranked. Fish and Roddick are both still alive and the William sisters are both doing great, and one of the sisters will win it all while Roddick will make it to at least the quarters.

tacou
06-25-2009, 07:34 PM
And he loses the majority of points in all parts of the court. :lol: Just his serve keeps him alive.

he's 6 soon to be 5 or 4 in the world he wins the majority of his points you ******

Gugafan
06-25-2009, 08:00 PM
Pushing for large periods against a player (kunitsyn) with hardly any firepower is hardly exciting.

Roddick has already dropped a set in both his opening matches. He is hardly looking like a world beater.

Conquistador
06-25-2009, 08:14 PM
roddick is underrated, but this is what he feels about his critics

http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/andy-roddick-feet.jpg

RoddickAce
06-25-2009, 08:38 PM
The funny thing is Roddick is more of an allcourt player than most of the top 10, yet supposedly he's a one shot wonder.

And the funny thing is, many people call Roddick 1-dimensional.

I mean, what does 1-dimensional mean, if Roddick is 1-dimensional?

And hmm how many dimensions are there in tennis? What exactly does one classify as "a dimension". Game plans? Shot options?

Roddick can rip shots like he did against Fed at the USO 2007, counterpunch, attack the net, ... Oh, wait that's already 3 game plans he can execute, 3 different mindsets he has when approaching a match. He isn't thinking one-dimensionally and simply trying to get the ball in play, or simply trying to kill the ball. For example when down against Gulbis last year the USO, he unleashed a massive slice backhand fest and won the match that way. He varies strategies like ALL PROS.

hmmm, what did players like Becker and Sampras back then do? O right, serve bombs and attack the net 95% of the time on serve and try to hit passing shots while your opponent attacked the net during return games. Wait there were guys like Agassi who were baseliners! What did Agassi do? Hit the cover off the ball on every shot.

And yet nobody claims that players from back then were 1-dimensional?!?! Ok, can the players back then execute different game plans? Obviously, but do they do it often or do they stick to their A game most of the time? Does Roddick stick to his A game most of the time? WELL OBVIOUSLY!? It's their A games for a reason!

So basically, what is a "dimension"? And what "dimensions" do players like Federer and Sampras have that Roddick only has one of?:confused:

NamRanger
06-25-2009, 08:40 PM
And he loses the majority of points in all parts of the court. :lol: Just his serve keeps him alive.


Yes that is why he's World #6. Because of his serve. Wait, where's John Isner again? Karlovic? Not where Roddick is at.

TennisNinja
06-25-2009, 08:41 PM
I don't hate watching him play...

FD3S
06-25-2009, 08:42 PM
And the funny thing is, many people call Roddick 1-dimensional.

I mean, what does 1-dimensional mean, if Roddick is 1-dimensional?

And hmm how many dimensions are there in tennis? What exactly does one classify as "a dimension". Game plans? Shot options?

Roddick can rip shots like he did against Fed at the USO 2007, counterpunch, attack the net, ... Oh, wait that's already 3 game plans he can execute, 3 different mindsets he has when approaching a match. He isn't thinking one-dimensionally and simply trying to get the ball in play, or simply trying to kill the ball. For example when down against Gulbis last year the USO, he unleashed a massive slice backhand fest and won the match that way. He varies strategies like ALL PROS.

hmmm, what did players like Becker and Sampras back then do? O right, serve bombs and attack the net 95% of the time on serve and try to hit passing shots while your opponent attacked the net during return games. Wait there were guys like Agassi who were baseliners! What did Agassi do? Hit the cover off the ball on every shot.

And yet nobody claims that players from back then were 1-dimensional?!?! Ok, can the players back then execute different game plans? Obviously, but do they do it often or do they stick to their A game most of the time? Does Roddick stick to his A game most of the time? WELL OBVIOUSLY!? It's their A games for a reason!

So basically, what is a "dimension"? And what "dimensions" do players like Federer and Sampras have that Roddick only has one of?:confused:

The fact Roddick gets so many free points off his serve seems to bug people. I don't know why.

NamRanger
06-25-2009, 08:43 PM
The fact Roddick gets so many free points off his serve seems to bug people. I don't know why.



The funny thing is that Karlovic and Isner arguably have even better serves due to their height, yet they have never had any of the same success as Roddick has.

FD3S
06-25-2009, 08:45 PM
The funny thing is that Karlovic and Isner arguably have even better serves due to their height, yet they have never had any of the same success as Roddick has.

There's another thing; his prolonged success indicates that he's got the game to back up his serve. Even in 2006 - arguably his worst year - he was able to take a set off Federer at the US Open final with an abysmal forehand. Dude can play.

yonexxx
06-25-2009, 08:46 PM
i really enjoy watching play he tires until the points over but i didnt like how much he was slicing his backhand today.

Blake0
06-25-2009, 08:46 PM
I LOVE watching roddick....when he gets owned by federer :). Especially 2007 US open and AO.

Nah i'm kidding, i like his power game...power serve..power forehand..now he comes up to net more often, but he doesn't have the court positioning at net..or he doesn't read the passing shots quite well.

Alright to watch overall, not a big fan, but love to watch his interviews :).

NamRanger
06-25-2009, 08:52 PM
There's another thing; his prolonged success indicates that he's got the game to back up his serve. Even in 2006 - arguably his worst year - he was able to take a set off Federer at the US Open final with an abysmal forehand. Dude can play.



He didn't just have an abysmal forehand that year, he just had an abysmal everything BUT his serve. He couldn't volley, his movement was not great, his backhand was just a blackhole of oblivion, and his return game was outright terrible.


And he STILL took a set off a PRIME Federer in 2006.

TennisNinja
06-25-2009, 08:52 PM
I LOVE watching roddick....when he gets owned by federer :). Especially 2007 US open and AO.

Nah i'm kidding, i like his power game...power serve..power forehand..now he comes up to net more often, but he doesn't have the court positioning at net..or he doesn't read the passing shots quite well.

Alright to watch overall, not a big fan, but love to watch his interviews :).

Yeah he's a really chill dude. I actually like watching how he can completely blow people off the court from time to time. Granted, it can be dull (Djoker-Roddick AO match anyone?), but I don't hate watching him.

It probably helps that I like to root for fellow American players haha.

delphi17
06-25-2009, 08:52 PM
the fact is,
people who hate him, all secretly wishes that they had 10% of his serve~

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-26-2009, 10:33 AM
The funny thing is that Karlovic and Isner arguably have even better serves due to their height, yet they have never had any of the same success as Roddick has.

good point.

GameSampras
06-26-2009, 01:03 PM
good point.

Well both are even more worthless from the baseline than even Roddick is. Karlo and Isner cant move for beans because of their size. Roddick can at least move a bit. If Isner and Karlo were smaller guys their game would benefit obviously but they should be playing basketball not tennis

galactico
06-26-2009, 01:28 PM
roddick's serve is a thing of beauty, and only sampras and ivaniesevic have better serves

egn
06-26-2009, 01:45 PM
That had nothing to do with the thread. Yes, Roddick is not in the top 4 but that is not the only reason people dont have to like him. His attitude is bad and his game is pretty ugly to be truthful.

His game is not that ugly..its his volleys that are ugly =]

Also on the break percentage being reflective of your baseline play that is not entirely true. You can be a good baseliner but be bad at returning serves if you can't read the serve well. Roddick is a solid baseliner or he would be where Karlovic is the problem is Roddick does not read serves well, which I find quite ironic as he himself has such a lethal one. Roddick should spend some time working on his net game so he can play some sick serve and volley. Sure he could shoot himself up the rankings than.

Defcon
06-26-2009, 01:47 PM
I don't like Roddick's game but at least you can see he's trying with what he's got. I'd much much rather watch him than Murray's junkball fest.

lilycolefan
06-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Roddick isn't that bad to watch against top players, but against lower ranked ones he is awful to watch.

Camnation
06-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Roddick isn't that bad to watch against top players, but against lower ranked ones he is awful to watch.
Especially when he bullies the newbies. :cry: I'd like him more if he didn't do that. I mean, we all gotta start somewhere.

devila
06-26-2009, 04:34 PM
He was robbed in the 2001 US Open, when no Hawkeye system was taken seriously. Since Roddick lost all desire and passion (as Jimmy Connors said), he won't challenge bad calls such as the one in Paris which destroyed his third set break against Tsonga. Roddick also told the umpire in Rome to get rid of his match point in the 2005 Rome event. Excuse me if I don't hug the umpires and Roddick.
Roddick doesn't care for his supporters, but people still stare at him obsessively. He hates to hear and listen to harsh words. He got the genetic injury tendency and stiff body. Look at his brother's problems....
Maybe, he should shut up about how Davis Cup and Federer rule his life....he sure wasted many years in the pro tour.

nadal for number1
06-26-2009, 07:03 PM
i enjoy watching him and his serve