Federer reserved his strength playing against Roddick?

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  1. Xanataos

    Xanataos Rookie

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    Whenever Roddick got breakpoints, he aced it, especially his recovery of triple break points with 3 consecutive aces in the first set.

    May be he could wop Roddick's butt easily if he went for it.
     
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  2. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I don't think so. He still has to hit great winners, and it's still pretty hard to break Roddick's serve. He could take him better than 7-5 6-3, but best I would seem him do is 6-3 6-3 I guess
     
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  3. jings

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    It is part of Fed's appeal that he appers to go easy on people, and have another gear to go to. The reality is that his movement is so good that he creates the time to deliver the winners. He goes as all out as the rest of them, he just looks as though he doesn't. Like all great players they make their chosen sport look easy.
     
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  4. James Brown

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    PCMD, did you see how many break points rogi had? lollll..he made some bad choices because he played too reserved in the rally. if he had ripped the ball...
    the way i see it, if roger goes for his shots, i dont know if anyone can touch him.
     
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  5. speedofpain88

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    No one can really touch him now so I don't see the need for him to be ripping the ball.
     
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  6. serveboy

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    Ah, if only Sampras was playing...

    It would be fun to see Sampras' total domination extend over Federer.
     
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  7. speedofpain88

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    I think this is true as well.
     
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  8. strife726

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    Who was the guy who ended Pete's bid for a 5th stright wimbledon?
     
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  9. alan-n

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    As great as Sampras is... which is considered the greatest. Even he at his best can not beat Federer right now, that is just the way it is. The greatest in any sport will be suceeded. Federer's ability to adjust to make any shot and return of serve is better than anyone in the history of the game.... yes I said it, Federer's return of serve is the best, better than Agassi's because he is more consistent while Agassi is mostly spectacular and less consistent.
     
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  10. NoBadMojo

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    agassi said in a recent interview in a very diplomatic way that fed is better than samps was. i think he knows a little bit about this. ed
     
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  11. NoBadMojo

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    and goran said the same thing.
     
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  12. Hal

    Hal Rookie

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    Could you find the specific quote, because this is not what I though I heard Agassi say.

    As for Federer's return, he would not be able to just block the balls back against Pete, because Pete would be hitting them for Volley winners at the net.

    Who would end up winning more of the matches? I don't know, but it sure would have been fun to see.
     
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  13. tennis*bill

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    Agassi said that
    1. Pete had a better serve
    2. Pete had a better volley
    3. Roger has a better backcourt game
    4. Roger has a better return and moves better.

    He said that both players had their strengths and played the important points better when it counts.

    I don't recall him saying that Roger was better than Pete overall.
     
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  14. VictorS.

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    Is Federer really the better mover? Obviously Federer is so quick at the baseline...but Sampras was a heck of an athlete...the way he'd rush and cover the net and those patented "Sampras Overhead Slams."

    There's really no way of predicting...but after watching Federer struggle to break Mirnyi's and Karlovic's serve: why would he break Sampras?
     
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  15. speedofpain88

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    To everyone here that is so sure that Fed could beat Pete: What information do you have to back up this wild assumption? One win after Pete had lost motivation doesn't show anything. Tim Henman is 6-2 against Fed. Tim he is an inferior serve and volley player to Pete. Fed has had trouble against some of today's serve and volley players. He has trouble breaking their serve. None of them can even come close to Pete.
     
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  16. AAAA

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    I was expecting Roddick to gain revenge for his Wimbledon final lose to Federer. He should have a better chance at the USO.
     
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  17. bee65n

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    To everyone here that is so sure that Pete could beat Federer: What information do you have to back up this wild assumption? The only time they played, Federer won: this is all the information you have. Saying that Pete had lost motivation and lost in 5 sets is a poor excuse. The only fact is that if the two played, it would have been an extremely entertaining match since both seem to have the ability to raise their games when it counts
     
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