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monfed
03-06-2012, 03:48 AM
Can he repeat 2009 except go one step further this time and capture glory?


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Sentinel
03-06-2012, 03:50 AM
Do you want an honest answer ?

It has 2 letters in it only.

phnx90
03-06-2012, 03:51 AM
Do you want an honest answer ?

It has 2 letters in it only.
10char
"Ya"?

monfed
03-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Do you want an honest answer ?

It has 2 letters in it only.

"Ya" will do. ;)

monfed
03-06-2012, 03:53 AM
10char
"Ya"?

phnx90 beat me to it. :)

joeri888
03-06-2012, 03:54 AM
He has a chance, but it's slim, especially with the top 4 so amazingly consistent. The draw will probably hurt him less there than at a US Open for instance, since a guy like Del potro, or Fish in an early round is much more doable for him. However, it's still most likely three of the big four. If he serves like his life depends and does anything else the way he did in 2009, he has a shot against Nadal or Djokovic on a grasscourt, but doubt he'll do it thrice. So a deep run? Yes. A win? Very unlikely.

Magnetite
03-06-2012, 03:54 AM
It's probable, but highly unlikely.

Enigma_87
03-06-2012, 03:57 AM
I think it has 3 letters in it:

Nay

brettsticker86
03-06-2012, 05:58 AM
I'd say there's a chance, but it's awfully slight. He's got to have his 2 go-to shots on fire for 2 weeks (serve and forehand) even though his forehand hasn't exactly been a "go-to" shot as of late. It's also going to take a good (lucky?) draw. but it's possible, just look at Goran Ivanisevic back in '01.

BULLZ1LLA2.0
03-06-2012, 06:09 AM
Nadal had to play the giants Soderling and Berdych.

Based on history (and the 2010 RG Final pre-match speculation) Soderling was Nadal's worst nightmare. He is the only man ever to beat Nadal at RG. More legit that Federer vs Roddick. Soderling has made 2 RG finals and beat Federer at RG too.

Berdych, no doubt a bunny. But Nadal has only had the pleasure of facing him in ONE Wimbledon final. Other than that, Nadal has had a raw deal of facing Federer in 3 Wimbledon finals and Djokovic last year.

DjokovicForTheWin
03-06-2012, 06:22 AM
If Roddick played like he did in 2009 at wimby, Nadal would likely have no chance against him.

Nostradamus
03-06-2012, 06:37 AM
Roddick has a chance because Novak has trouble with his big serves on grass. and if Andy can upset him, he could take the title.

Limpinhitter
03-06-2012, 06:55 AM
Can he repeat 2009 except go one step further this time and capture glory?


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Not a realistic chance! I don't know what happened to Roddick, but, I remember when his forehand was a rocket launcher. But, his stroke production, especially his forehand, changed somewhere around 2005 or so, and he just doesn't have the game to beat the top players at the big events anymore, IMO.

devila
03-06-2012, 07:15 AM
you have to suspend disbelief and pretend roddick only joined the tour because he was a beloved and unhypocritical hard working prodigy. misunderstood

cknobman
03-06-2012, 08:14 AM
Holy freaking stupid threads batman.

Roddick wins one exo match again Federer and the very next morning we get this?????

Back to reality.

decades
03-06-2012, 08:19 AM
only if it turns into an exhibition and his opponent in the final hands over his racquet to Rory Mcillroy for a set or two.

Gorecki
03-06-2012, 09:01 AM
Holy freaking stupid threads batman.

Roddick wins one exo match again Federer and the very next morning we get this?????

Back to reality.

http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000125354/polls_batmanrobin_4009_238289_poll_xlarge.jpeg

jokinla
03-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Unfortunately not, he is just so off the map, and his serve isn't enough to get it done alone, like say Ivanisevic's was.

Tammo
03-06-2012, 10:36 AM
I think the real question that should be asked is.

Does Wimbledon have another Roddick?

celoft
03-06-2012, 03:26 PM
No.

This year I expect Federer or Murray to win Wimbledon.

Nathaniel_Near
03-06-2012, 03:27 PM
you have to suspend disbelief and pretend roddick only joined the tour because he was a beloved and unhypocritical hard working prodigy. misunderstood

mona ostrich, give us moarrr...

Nathaniel_Near
03-06-2012, 03:28 PM
I voted yes, purely because the word can was used in the question rather than the word will.

kiki
03-06-2012, 03:34 PM
He could always hire a rifle and shoot at Wimbledon...that would be his best move...

West Coast Ace
03-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Did anyone say 'no' yet? Because that is the answer. There is no way he can win 7 straight matches anymore - period. But he can probably knock off one or two contenders (if his serve is absolutely on fire), before losing in the QFs or possibly SFs.

kishnabe
03-06-2012, 06:10 PM
If everyone significant player boycott the event ala 1973. Roddick may have an outsider chance.

MichaelNadal
03-06-2012, 06:58 PM
I wish he could do it, but 2009 was it for him.

Disgruntled Worker
03-06-2012, 07:03 PM
My logical side says "absolutely not". But the American in me wants to say "maybe". It would involve a lot of luck, dedication, and, of course, belief in oneself. If Novak plays like he did in 2011 or Nadal in 2010, it's really asking a lot. But say they weren't 100 percent...

ledwix
03-06-2012, 07:03 PM
When was the last time he even made the quarters of a major? Forever ago. He's been losing to guys like Tipsarevic, Lu, and Gabashvili in slams. Not enough firepower to get it done against the top 4.

PureStormGTexas
03-06-2012, 07:06 PM
As much as I like Roddick, I don't think it'll happen. It looks like Brooklyn will have to bring home the bacon from now on. I'll always cheer for a fellow Austinite though.

Next great American IMO is Ryan Harrison for the men and Sloane Stevens/Christina McHale for the women.

Mustard
03-06-2012, 07:16 PM
When was the last time he even made the quarters of a major? Forever ago. He's been losing to guys like Tipsarevic, Lu, and Gabashvili in slams. Not enough firepower to get it done against the top 4.

Roddick reached the quarter finals of the 2011 US Open, and got hammered by Nadal.

Regarding Roddick's Wimbledon chances, I don't think it's going to happen. 2009 was a golden chance for him.

ledwix
03-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Roddick reached the quarter finals of the 2011 US Open, and got hammered by Nadal.

Regarding Roddick's Wimbledon chances, I don't think it's going to happen. 2009 was a golden chance for him.

That's true. That weak quarterfinal performance made me remember him as having lost in the 4th round instead I guess.

IvanisevicServe
03-06-2012, 08:46 PM
I say yes. I've seen this sort of scenario play out before.

Federer's grass days are done.
Djokovic is beatable on grass...especially on grass.
Nadal...we'll see where he is tennis-wise in a couple years.

Probably won't be this year, but I think Roddick has one last magical Wimbledon run in him when everyone has written him off.