Andy Roddick Predictions for 2009

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  1. tvp900

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    Roddick has been playing out of his mind this year. A final in Doha, semis in Australia and San Jose, a title in Memphis and a couple Davis Cup victories. Let me know what you guys think. I especially want to hear about grand slam predictions.
     
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    Well, he can't do the grand slam anymore, sorry...
     
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    4th round at Roland Garros
    Quarters or 4th round at Wimbledon
    Semi final at the US open.
     
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    semis at u.s. open
    quarters at wimbi
     
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    4th round at Roland Garros
    Quarters at Winbledon
    Win US Open:twisted:
     
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    4th round at Roland Garros? He's only been to the third round once, and that was way back in 2001 or something. Since then he's gone out in the first or second round each year. 4th round would be quite an achievement for him.

    If he plays like he has so far for the rest of the year he could make the quarters, possibly the semis (with a bit of luck), of both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
     
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    French Open- 2nd round
    Wimbledon- quarters
    U.S Open- semis (but not if he plays Federer in the quarters)
     
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    I would agree. This is a fairly realistic prediction, and a fairly good year. That's not to say he couldn't get to a slam final though; if he ends up on Nadal's side of the draw with Djokovic, he could possibly make it to the final of either Wimbledon or the USO. However, if he ends up on the same side as Federer or Murray, I doubt his chances to make a final.
     
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  9. maverick66

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    another top ten finish. good results on the hardcourt masters. early exit french. depends on draw at wimbeldon and us open. good draw semis at both. the top 2 are just to good right now and i dont see anyone taking nadal down at the french and wimbledon hopefully will be a repeat performance of last year.
     
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    Of the 4 the order he would have the best chances vs would be:

    Wimbledon:

    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Nadal
    4. Federer


    U.S Open:

    1. Nadal
    2. Djokovic
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
     
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  11. Beasty54

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    I agree. I just cant see him beating Fed any place. But the other three maybe..
     
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    Comparatively, I don't think he has been playing out of his mind. If that were the case, he would have won the Aussie Open and some other stuff besides. Although I would like to see him win more against the very top players, I don't see him doing it.

    Even as not a fan of him, I would be estatic to see him break through against that triumvirate of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic and take a GS.

    Yep, break the Triumvirate! Who else could do it at a grand slam? Why not Roddick? (Hm, well there are a lot of technical reasons but..you know what I mean I hope :))
     
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    I admit I am not really a Roddick fan but I would be happy for him if he won another major somehow. For all the hard work and sustaining a consistently high level of tennis and ranking for so long, he would deserve to break out of the 1-time winners club.
     
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    Maybe SF or QF at US Open?
     
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    I'll give Arod QF or SF for IW. He always has a chance at Wimbledon, RG we can forget it. And he's always a contenter for USO. However, we need to start a thread on how Roddick can beat Federer. Not to down Federer, but Roddick's a good player who is always stopped by the top 5 and as his H2H with Roger is the worst he needs to start there, to figure out how he's gonna get a GS again.
     
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    He dropped all that weight in the off season which should help his clay-court game...

    But yeah, I probably was unrealistic in my prediction for RG. Probably 3rd round unless he meets a clay court specialist in an earlier match.
     
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    RG 3rd round
    Wimbledon Quarters
    US Open Quarters
     
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    I believe SF both Wimbeldon and US open could be possible, but make into final is possible if there is no Roger Federer...LOL
    And i also believe that he will do well on clay this year, last year he play a great tennis on clay now with some improvement i think he can do same thing this year...
     
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    RG 1st round
    W 2nd round
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  20. JoshDragon

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    That's a very generous prediction for Roddick, considering that he hasn't won a round at RG since 2005.
     
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    Roddick might settle in to his new coach and new physique. He might get very hot this year. Hopefully he doesn't end up in Fed or Nadal's quarter at Wimbledon.

    RG-2nd round
    Wimbledon-semi
    USO-Quarter
     
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  22. coloskier

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    As long as Roddick doesn't meet Fed, he has a chance against any of the others (Nadal, Murray, Djoker) at Wimbledon or the USO. Forget about RG, it's just not his type of court. Roddick has the same complex about Fed that Fed has about Nadal.
     
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    please don't embarass yourself that way:roll:

    Federer unlike Sampras made 3 straight finals(losing to the same player the GCCPOAT=greatest clay court player of all time) in Paris and Roddick like Sampras would have given their right nut to make semis and finals there so don't make an arse of yourself like that:roll:
    both Sampras and Roddick compared to Federer were and are sup-par players on red clay and we know Sampras' win in rome was nothing but a fluke

    I say Roddick will make it to the 4th round in Paris if he gets a decent draw
     
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    Borg is still the GCCPOAT. Nadal will probably pass him one day, but ATM Borg is still undisputed.

    Also Roddick will likely not go past the 1st round in RG. 2nd at the best if he gets extremely lucky draw in the 1st round.
     
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    Roddick's been playing well, and it looks like he's been working hard and the results are showing. However, when it comes to facing the big guys, I don't think Roddick will fare very well. Federer and Murray seem to own him, and Nadal has his fair share of wins against him too.
     
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    His forehand will drop from 40 mph to 30 mph within the next year.
     
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    Roland Garros: Quarters

    Wimbledon: Semis

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  28. Leublu tennis

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    I think his time has passed and he may have trouble staying in the top 10, where he has now been for three years.

    There are 4 Masters tournaments in March and April and Roddick is defending 910 points. Simon is defending only 65 points. He is in eighth place, 135 points behind Roddick. Next is Monfils, who is defending 200 points and is 510 behind in the standings. Verdasco is #10, defending 240 points, and stands 730 points behind Roddick. Tsonga is #11, defending 380 points and 760 points behind in the standings.

    To put it another way:

    Roddick 910 pts to defend - 65 for Simon = +845 -135 pts. behind =+710
    Roddick 910 - 200 for Monfils = +710 - 510 = +200
    Roddick 910 - 240 for Verdasco = +670 - 730 = - 60
    Roddick 910 - 380 for Tsonga = +530 - 760 = -230

    If Roddick slides out of the top 10, I think he is going to miss the points he could have gotten in Dubai, where he is now carrying a "0".
     
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  29. Rickson

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    My prediction is for Andy to win zero slams this year. Ah, that was too easy.
     
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    But he has no points to defend at wimby or RG.
     
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    Ridiculous prediction.
     
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  32. SaintClaires

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    That is a very good point. Roddick will probably go up in the rankings if he makes a dent in either tournament.
     
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    Yeah, Monfils, Verdasco and Tsonga are superior and if you're a physically improved player, you still lose to them.
    Great logic from Fed fans.
     
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    I don't understand:):):):)
     
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  35. MajinX

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    its actually 7 years hes been in the top 10 actually.. and the reason hes been in the top 10 for so long is because he has been able to defend most of his points and gain a few here and there and lose a couple some other parts. him being a higher rank than monfils, verdasco and tsonga is because he has more points and its not normal to have the 9th and 10th guy a couple hundred points behind him, its always a danger that other guys take ur spot or there wouldnt be a point to the rankings.
     
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  36. Joseph L. Barrow

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    I will be positively elated if Roddick ever manages to pull off that much sought-after second Grand Slam title. If he can maintain form and continue to stay in the picture for another three years or so, then I think there's a reasonable chance that eventually the stars will line up for him, so to speak, and he'll pull it off. In a predictive sense, it's very early in the year to try and tell what he'll be doing three, four, or six months from now; however, I will say that if he maintains his current conditioning and form and starts to consistently utilize the powerful forehand again the way he's supposed to be doing under Stefanki, then he may be able to go a couple rounds at the French, and at least Quarters or Semis at Wimbledon and the US Open would be very doable. On the other hand, there is always the chance he will suffer an injury, slip back into bad habits, etc., and fall off the trail again, in which case we could be faced with early upsets like the ones he suffered last year. I'm optimistic, though; so far this year, his stock is well on the rise.
     
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  37. Joseph L. Barrow

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    Although any given one of those guys passing Roddick in the rankings over the next four aforementioned Masters Series doesn't seem unlikely, I think the odds are pretty slim that all four of them will manage it at once, and that at the same time, no one above Roddick will drop down (note that Davydenko, for example, has a big title in Miami which he is unlikely to successfully defend). Moreover, even if Roddick were to drop slightly out of the top 10 after the aforementioned Masters Series, he has absolutely no points to defend at the French Open and only a second round result to back up at Wimbledon, which, in particular, is a result he has the potential to make huge improvement on. He also has extremely little to defend in the pre-US Open summer hardcourt season, where he had subpar results at Legg Mason and Countrywide and then withdrew from Cincinnati. All in all, there is a slight possibility Roddick may drop out of the top 10 briefly in the next couple months if things come together right, but barring injury or a very steep decline in form, it looks right now like the odds are overwhelming he'll still close out yet another year in the top 10 (and he's now finished in the top 10 every season for seven consecutive years, not three, though I guess you must be counting from the time he briefly dropped out in 2006).
     
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  38. adlis

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    my predictions.

    1. perfecting his transition from a power forehand hitter to a junkballing pusher.

    2. Trying to work out why his 100 square inch 28 inch long oversize racket isn't good for volleying.

    3. Boycotts a tournament.

    4. wins the nobelprize for the boycott.

    5. makes a childish comment about Novak djokovic at the USO
















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    The hateful Fed fans came out of the
    woodwork to try to get away with
    their unresearched data:
    For 7 years, I bet he wasn't a top 5 player, let alone a top 10 player! What more childish lies are coming, to help them feel better about
    Fed's losses to Nadal?
     
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  40. counter_puncher

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    French: 1st round.
    Wimbledon: 1st round.
    US Open: 2nd round.
     
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  41. Leublu tennis

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    Ooops. Don't know where I got so few years for him. He has been in top ten steadily since Nov 02. So he is starting his 7th year. I think I got it right.
     
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    I know that. The year gets easier for him. I just picked the first 4 months of the year because I had done the math way back when to see if Murray could catch Djokovic and my conclusion was that it could happen by April 27. So the jury is still out on my prognosis.
     
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    You are Too kind.
     
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  44. MajinX

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    now im not a fed fan but a roddick fan and i know for a FACT that he has been in the top 10 year end for 7 straight years, the only time he dropped out of the top 10 was for a few weeks during 06 and he got back in quite quickly and still made the year end for 06.

    if u really want to check go on atptennis and check his ranking history if u really think some of us are lying.
    and honestly counter puncher... the only time roddick did close to that bad was probably close to his first year and even then he did better than that. I find that even more unrealistic than roddick winning the USO.

    my predictions are

    French 3rd round
    Wimble - quaters
    Uso - quaters
     
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  45. Leublu tennis

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    Oh I agree with you. Will he drop out of top 10 by April 27? Highly unlikely. Would he slip a few more places in the rankings? Could very well happen. I am going out on the limb with my prediction that he will be out of the top 10 by the end of the year, though. Lets just wait and see.
     
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    I was just being weird. Yes, but he shouldn't be so awful to slide
    shamelessly beneath Blake, if you know what I mean. Roddick kept smiling every time Blake won his matches, even against himself.
     
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    Wimby: Semis
    French: second round maybe third
    US: quarters

    but he'll win Queens and a couple us open series tournaments.

    and look for him to do well at the end of the year tournament, assuming he makes it.
     
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  48. kashgotmoney

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    I think he will and should win the us open, quarters in french and semis in wimbi
     
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  49. Joseph L. Barrow

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    Well, since the defense of points from the previous year has no effect at all on year-end rankings, which simply reflect one complete season, the ATP Race is the most instructive current indicator as to where guys stand in the quest to finish in the year-end top 10. In that race, Roddick is currently #2 on the tour behind Nadal and ahead of Federer, Djokovic, Murray and everyone else. This isn't to say that I think Roddick will finish the season at #2, but I am saying that Roddick thus far this year is easily on course to finish in the top 10, and that as he now already has a Grand Slam semifinal, a 500-level title, and a tour-level final and semifinal, as well as Davis Cup Points, and has been consistently in-form and confident in the year to date, his prospects are on the rise. If he maintains his current standard of performance, a top five finish will not be out of the question; if he at least stays healthy and doesn't fall apart, a top 10 finish is highly probable, in my opinion.
     
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