Andy Roddick's 2010 - Predictions

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  1. tvp900

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    Roddick had one of his best years to date. This time last year, people had counted him out as a contender for slams. He proved to us, and himself, that he had what it takes to win on the big stage. Here's this year's results followed by my predictionsfor next year, injury prohibiting:

    2009
    Australian Open - Semifinals
    French Open - Round of 16
    Wimbledon - Finals
    US Open - Third round

    2010 Predictions
    Australian Open - Semifinals
    French Open - Quarterfinals
    Wimbledon - Champion
    US Open - Semifinals

    What's everyone else's opinion?
     
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    AO - Quarterfinals
    French Open - Round of 16
    Wimbledon - Semifinals
    US Open - Finals
     
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    AO - Quarter Finals
    FO - 3rd Round
    Wimbledon - Semi or Quarters - Depends on his ranking
    US Open - Quarter Finals
     
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    Roddick 2010

    Australian Open-Quarterfinalist
    French Open-4th Round
    Wimbledon-Semifinalist--losing to del potro
    US. Open-4th Round
     
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  5. Court Valkyrie

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    Win on the big stage? Not trying to be an ass, but he didn't win on any big stage. He choked at Wimbledon to a less than stellar Federer. Roddick in 2010...
    AO- 4th Round
    French - 1st Round
    Wimbledon 4th Round
    US Open - QF

    I personally think he's done...heck he was done after 2003. Too much pressure, and he just crumbled under the heavy expectations. That US Open win on 03 was a fluke. He's never been any good to compete with the best players in the world and because of that will never compete for a slam again.
     
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    AO-Semifinals
    FO-Quarterfinals
    Wimbledon-Champion
    Us open-Champion or finals
     
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    Australia - QF
    French - Third Round
    Wimbledon - Semis
    US Open - Semis
     
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  8. tvp900

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    Are you kidding me? He was nowhere near done until 2008, and even then, he upped his game again and got back in shape. If it wasn't for a certain Swiss player, he would have at least 5 slams by now.
     
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    Australian Open- 4th round
    French Open- 3rd round
    Wimbledon- semis
    U.S Open- 4th round

    Roddick will never win another major. Last years Wimbledon was as close as he will come again. Wimbledon is his only shot but it probably wont happen with Federer, Nadal, and even Murray.
     
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  10. i_need_rice

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    I really think Roddick has improved so much this year and Stefanki did a great job. I hope this year Roddick does win Wimbledon, but there's just too many great competitors in 2010. Nadal's healed by then, Murray, Del Potro, and of course Fed.
     
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  11. flying24

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    LOL Del Potro is not a contender for Wimbledon.
     
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  12. Court Valkyrie

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    It's not hard to improve on crap...everyone talks so much crap about Ivo being nothing but a serve...well, what is Roddick? A serve and a mediocre forehand and a backhand that looks like a teeball player. His backhand has improved greatly, but will be his biggest weakness, and the thing that got him far in these big slams, his increased fitness.
     
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  13. kevvycore

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    yo

    true, but murray is never a contender but still is picked as the fav for each slam.
     
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  14. yemenmocha

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    Roddick not past the QF in any slam unless he gets a lucky draw due to upsets and such.

    He throws away his serving advantage by staying back after serve. I can't believe how many times he would receive a weak floating return that landed somewhat deep, and then there was essentially a rally that would have started just the same if it was started by a friendly drop-hit. All else equal, S&V is better than big serve w/groundies. Those weak, defensive returns of serve would be put away by a S&V.
     
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  15. jamesblakefan#1

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    Andy Roddick will win Wimbledon.
     
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  16. Ledigs

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    How was Andy Roddick even number 1 ever while winning only one slam? Nadal has been number 2 even while winning 6. Crazy. Federer is so consistent it's unbelievable. Is Nadal the best number 2 ever?
     
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  17. JeMar

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    He's the best number two to stay at number two for so long. Before he was number one, he was definitely the best player to never have been ranked number one. I'm sure there are more worthy GOAT contenders that have spent time at number two.
     
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    did you see him take apart murray this year???
     
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    Same reason Safina's still #1 w/o a slam. It's a rankings system, it measures performance in all events, not the entire career. Roddick earned his #1 the same way every #1 before and after him has.
     
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  20. Ledigs

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    I guess. I wonder what will happen when Fed starts to fall off (Roddick too)

    We'd have Nadal, Murray, Djokovic, Del Potro.... It will be very interesting.
     
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    The way things are going now I wouldnt be so sure Federer will fall off before Nadal. It wouldnt shock me if Federer wins his final slam after Nadal does (perhaps sometime in 2012 for both). I will gaurantee you one thing. Not a prayer Nadal is anywhere near #1 at age 28 as Federer currently is.
     
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  22. Dutch-Guy

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    Andy Roddick is a serve only pusher.Don't know how 2010 'll look like for him but there you go:

    AO:1/4
    RG: R3
    Wimby: semis
    USO: 1/4
     
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  23. asdfuogh

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    What kinda player goes completely defensive after a pulverizing serve..!

    Anyway, lol to the guy who said "Murray is never a contender but always the fav." Got that right!
     
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  24. PCXL-Fan

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    It would be epic if Roddick won another Slam. He deserves it.

    AO: quarters
    French: 4th rd
    wimb: semi
    us: semi
     
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    AO: Skips due to shoulder injury
    FO: Second round
    Wimby: Third Round
    USO: Fourth Round
     
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    The more this guy gets hyped, especially at the US Open, the worse he does. Anyone remember the Mojo disaster a couple years back? Now a third round loss. His time has come & gone. For 2010 here is what I predict:

    AO QF
    FO Third Round
    Wimb Semi
    USO QF
     
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    I hope Roddick has a good 2010, he's a hard worker and a great person.

    AO: 4R
    FO: 2R
    Wimby: SF
    USO: WIN, he deserves another slam, but more likely QF
     
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  28. tomas9848

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    idk about all that. He will make it to final 8 in all majors excluding Roland Garros.
     
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  29. tvp900

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    interesting. why a shoulder injury out of nowhere? he hasn't shown any signs of an injury as far as I can tell
     
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  30. kishnabe

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    Australian Open= Quaters

    French Open= 3rd round

    Wimbledon= Champion

    Us open= Semi

    I hope he get his dream of winning wimbledon.
     
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    AO: Quarters, maybe Semis if he is lucky
    FO: Round of 16
    Wimbledon: Finals, he is 2nd or 3rd best grasscourter (if Nadal can get back to peak)
    US Open: Semifinal
     
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    AO quarters
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  33. drwood

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    You're being one

    Not good enough to compete with the best players in the world? The guy has made 4 slam finals since. Now if you were to say that he can't seal the deal, that's one thing. But you don't repeatedly make slam finals without being one of the best players in the world. Period.

    2010 is probably his last best shot at a slam win. He'll make at least 1 slam final.
     
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    2010 Predictions
    Australian Open - Semifinals
    French Open - Quarterfinals
    Wimbledon - Champion
    US Open - Semifinals
     
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    roddick 2010

    Roddick should skip the French, period.
    not worth it for him

    AO - semi
    W - final
    US -qtr

    would love to see him win at W....
     
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  37. grafselesfan

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    He hasnt had hardly any big wins to make those 4 finals though. 2004 and 2005 Wimbledon he didnt meet Hewitt or anyone else ranked near the top at the time. His biggest win I guess was Ancic which isnt really a big win as it is someone he is supposed to beat. 2006 U.S Open his toughest opponent was who, Youzhy or a pre-prime Verdasco? Really his biggest win to reach a slam final since was his semifinal win over Murray at Wimbledon this year. So really he hasnt proven much as far as his ability to compete with the best players in the slams.
     
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  38. drwood

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    In the 2006 US Open he also dominated Hewitt as well en route to the final.

    By definition, making multiple slam finals means you can compete with the best players.

    However, to WIN slams, you have to BEAT (not just compete with) the best players...this is why Roddick is very similar to Chang. Both are able to make slam finals, and win a slam when circumstances align correctly. However, their records against top-10 players have always been poor, which is why neither ever made much of an impact in the YEC (despite qualifying for it multiple years in a row) or were able to have winning records in slam finals.
     
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  39. grafselesfan

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    Hewitt was not a top player anymore in late 2006. He was outside of the top 15 and never once returned. In 2004 and 2005 he was still very much a top player but Roddick never beat him in a major at any point from 2001-2005.

    I can understand why you feel Roddick making finals shows he can compete with the best players. I am just pointing out the line of thought the previous poster might have had. While he has made those finals he hasnt beaten top players (other than Murray in the semis of this years Wimbledon) to make them.
     
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  40. drwood

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    I think we're basically saying the same thing...Roddick has been very consistent, but hasn't been able to regularly beat top players -- this is why he has only one slam, has a losing record in slam finals and has never even made a YEC final despite multiple appearances. That being said, he can compete with the best players, as his multiple slam finals have shown -- he's had a better slam year than anybody not named Federer, Nadal or Delpo.
     
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    This might be a little too optimistic... Roddick will never, and I really mean never, make the quarterfinals of the French Open. I think US Open is his best chance to win another Slam, he deserves it, but his chances look rather slim to be honest...
     
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    Wimbledon is his best chance of another slam. There only Federer and maybe Nadal (a bit hard to tell with Nadal right now) really excel. At the U.S Open Federer, Del Potro, Murray, and Djokovic all are on their best surface. No way he wins at a place with that many superior talents on their prefered surface.
     
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    How does Nadals game compare to Roddicks on grass?
     
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    Nadal of 2008 would beat Roddick on the slow grass of Wimbledon atleast 4 times out of 5. It would take an inspired Roddick and a subpar Nadal for Roddick to win there. While Roddick in 2008 wasnt playing as well as 2009, on the Queens grass which is much faster than Wimbledon Roddick couldnt even get a set in their best 2 out of 3 match in the Queens semis. I honestly dont see Nadal returning to his 2008 form probably ever though. How close he can get to that remains to be seen.
     
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    Nadal beat the best grass court player in the world to win Wimbledon, Roddick didn't. Nadal at his best tops Roddick at his best on grass, or any surface, for that matter.
     
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  46. Roddick had a great GS year in 2009-until the USO, that was really a huge setback for Andy and im sure he was hugely disappointed.
    Imo you are very very optimistic, i guess drwood is gonna like that though:)?
    My predictions (assuming he will stay healthy) is: AO: QF FO: Round of 32 Wimbledon: SF USO: SF
     
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    I like to be optimistic

    AO - QF
    FO - 3R?
    W - SF
    US - SF

    Thats being optimistic of course
     
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    How old is Roddick now? 27.? I think he will keep playing a few more years.

    2009 was a pretty good year for him. I hope he can continue improving.
     
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    The same Roddick who hadn't even played for a bout a month yet still only lost by a break in each set?



    Come on now. Be a little fair. That's like saying Djokovic's demolition job of Nadal in the SF of Cincinnati meant something (it really didn't mean much)..





    I think if Roddick plays more aggressive he's got an outside shot at winning a slam, and his best chances are at Wimbledon and the USO. Probably Wimbledon is his best bet since the tiers go something like this....

    1. Federer
    2. Nadal

    Huge monumental gap

    3. Roddick
    4. Everyone else (it's a mess after that)
     
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    1. Federer
    2. Nadal

    Huge universal gap

    3. Roddick
    4. Everyone else (it's a mess after that)

    +1 to that
     
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