anyone else hate watching roddick play?

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  1. remrusty

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    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?
     
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  2. skip1969

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    "hate" is such a strong word . . . but i'm not a fan of his game, no.
     
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  3. ESP#1

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    Not a fan of his game at all but I like the way he fights his way through matches
     
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  4. galactico

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    OP, some of us don't root for the winners AKA 'big 4'.
     
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  5. Casey10s

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    I like watching his game. I like his passion
     
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  6. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    I'd rather win ugly than lose pretty
     
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    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.
     
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  8. Sleepstream

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    I enjoy watching his serving, particularly the second serves.
     
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  9. Roddickfan155

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    well as u can see from my name here u could guess that i like watching roddick play.
     
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  10. galactico

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    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.
     
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  11. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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?
     
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  12. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Oh, and Hewitt
     
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  13. vtmike

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    If don't like to watch him play =======> Then DON'T watch his matches!
     
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  14. galactico

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    hewitt was resict as well

    man, you know your in trouble if your rep is lower than someone who has been racist in public
     
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  15. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Your sig is damn true galactico, along with your post
     
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  16. ElSuegro

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    "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.
     
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    I'd rather have him have that bad attitude rather than watch humble Blake skulk around the court.
     
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  18. clayman2000

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    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
     
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  19. galactico

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

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    Yes. Yes, I love this assessment
     
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    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.
     
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  22. galactico

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    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
     
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  23. NamRanger

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    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.
     
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  24. galactico

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

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    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.
     
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  26. 35ft6

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    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.
     
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  27. remrusty

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    yeah i didnt mean hate as harshly, i was just wondering what others thought
     
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    10 chars!
     
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    I'm going to Wimbledon on Thursday, let's just say I hope I don't have to watch him again.
     
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  30. certifiedjatt

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    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.
     
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  31. Nadal_Freak

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    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.
     
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  32. tacou

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    you criticize Richard AND Gustavo's backhand?? wha wha WHAT?
     
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  33. tacou

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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  35. tacou

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    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
     
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  36. Nadal_Freak

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    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.
     
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  37. ChanceEncounter

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    I have no problem with Roddick's game.
     
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  38. tangerine

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    Roddick is dynamic. Murray's game is pretty awful to watch.

    I must commend you for this excellent signature.
     
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  39. Nadal_Freak

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    Anyone that relies heavily on there serve like Roddick does is boring imo.
     
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  40. certifiedjatt

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    yes, but only ''how'' they hit it, not the outcome.
     
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  41. All-rounder

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    If you can say RG was speed up then I can say wimbledon was slowed down agreed ;)
     
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  42. Toxicmilk

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    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.
     
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  43. galactico

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

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    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
     
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  45. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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  47. galactico

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    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
     
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  48. tacou

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    ok i withdraw my objection, reluctantly
     
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    thank god. i was all worried that you wouldn't.
     
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  50. GameSampras

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    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
     
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