Federer vs. Roddick Match Result

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  1. WW Volley

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    In just 1 hour and 25 minutes, Federer dispatches Roddick 7-5, 6-3. Two key breaks were all Federer needed to close out the match.

    Once again, this rivalry is looking very one sided. Brad Gilbert will have to go back to the drawing board if he wishes his player to ever be #1 again.
     
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  2. PJVA

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    There are a lot of factors involved in tournments. The draw, fatigue factor, etc. Roddick will have a chance when ever Federer looses before the final.
     
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  3. bravestennis

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    hasn't even been aired here, wounder how exciting it is.
     
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  4. Feña14

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    That was awesome!! Federer absolutely demolished him. Look out for the shot he hits at 4-3 in the second and match point. This man is a God, A Legend, A Saint and the greatest that I have ever had the pleasure to see and that includes Sampras.

    Roddick threw his racket at the end of the first set and it bounced over the boards and nearly hit someone in the crowed!! It is really getting to Roddick and I am loving every single second of it :D

    Anyone who can annoy Roddick is a hero in my book and the way that Federer demolishes him is really great to watch.

    Fed is THE Bomb!!!

    -Liam
     
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  5. PJVA

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    It will be aired at 5pm et, on ESPN2.
     
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  6. AAAA

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    According to some well-informed experts hard courts are not Federer's best surface and he has already peaked.

    I wonder if the Toronto hardcourts are playing really slow or like grass or even clay?

    From one news source Federer is the first player since 1995 to win 8 titles in a season and the hard court season is not over yet.
     
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  7. Loud

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    The courts in Toronto are slow. Also, with all the hype about Roddick's huge serve, what was that final ace count?
     
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    Once again P-Mac picks Roddick-and once again he's wrong.
     
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  9. speedofpain88

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    Federer did not demolish Andy. Please .... 7-5, 6-3 is one break in each set. Demolish would be 2 or 3 breaks. He really raised his game and he just took advantage of his opportunities. Andy missed countless break points (like the one at 0-40) and ended up with more break chances than Fed.

    Still, it was a pretty fun match to watch and Fed as always had some great shots. Andy needs to stop blasting his serve. If he took 10-15 miles off of it and went for accuracy he would be a much improved player. How Gilbert doesn't catch on to that is beyond me. At the net both players looked bad in my opinon. Andy worse than Fed, but Fed made 3 ridiculous errors.
     
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  10. WW Volley

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    Because he's completely overrated. Gilberts next book will be "Winning with One Shot: The Serve and You."
     
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  11. speedofpain88

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    Yeah he's overrated, but still it's so painfully obvious. Take a little off the serve. They're both too stubborn.
     
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  12. bee65n

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    I don't believe Andy missed countless break points. At the 0-40, Federer just raised his game and hit 4 aces. Andy had no chance to do something.
     
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  13. buster

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    Bottom line right now is that Roddick is a very very good player, but is up against someone who very well could be the greatest player ever to step on a tennis court. Virtually on every big point in which Roddick seemingly hit a perfectly played shot Roger would come up with a shot of the ages. He is obviously the best player in the world right now and is playing with an unbelievable amount of confidence and will be extremely difficult to beat in the big events. Roddick has improved quite a bit with his backhand and court awareness and coverage, but needs to continue improving his volley, which at times really costs him in big matches. Overall, great match between two great tennis players with Roger coming up with spectacular shots to win once again.
     
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  14. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Check your #'s dude. This is straight off the canada website: Federer 2/10 on break points, Roddick 0/4. Federer hit 3 aces to save his break points, and I can't remember how he saved the other. Federer hit 13 aces, Roddick only 4, 1st serve %, 58 for Fed and 68 for Andy. Pts won on 2nd serve: Roger - 70 %, Roddick 48%. That just shows how much Roger can out-rally Roddick. How bout those winners Fed hits though? At 4-3 in the second, Liam is right. # great shots in that game. That backhand x-court pass, wow, unthinkable. Then the big forehand pass. The backhand to win the match, and all the other 18 winners in that second set, with only 3 errors. Flawless tennis. Roger is THE MAN, may be time to chance my sig now....
     
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    PCMD, I am totally with you on that whole "unreal" thing. I mean, watching Fed hit the shots he hits makes me wonder if he is one of us humans at all or some alien dude in human disguise. Geez, he makes Roddick's bombs look like 3.5 level shots sometimes....definitely a "change of signature" situation!
     
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  16. Pyro

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    Few notes on the match. Regarding how close the match was, it was sort of a paradox. There were only 2 breaks in 2 sets but it seems like Fed always had the edge and he was pressuring Roddick's serve even at his first service game. BTW, that stupid mercedes commercial almost made me choke again becuase it was the first commercial, I gotta stop eating while watching tv.

    Second, Fed was playing awesome tennis. I was scared he was gonna pull another Wimbledon final and screw up the first set. I got really pissed off at the espn guys though because they wouldnt' show any of his shots and every single winner (even shots he almost made but didn't, ex. he had an easy volley and dropped his wrist and it clipped the tape) they showed again. I think they showed like a total of 5 replays. They didn't even show that one shot where Roddick hammered a forehand right on the line and Fed swung at it and got the winner, even Cliff and Pmac said it was the shot of the day.

    Once again, Cliff is getting more desperate than Pmac. Three direct quotes: 1) (roddick just lost 1st set) "The momentum is not on Roddick's side, but..........................."(loss of words I suppose)
    2)(about the same time) "If Roddick can hold and get one break that could be enough to give him the match"
    3)(match ends) "Roddick lost but no doubt he made Roddick use his genius. If he hadn't used his genius, Roddick would have won." I think a line must be drawn when it gets to hypothetical situations. Call the shots, not what the shtos should have been.

    Finally, I couldn't believe how Fed returned Roddick's serve. It really makes you think where would Roddick be if he didn't have his serve, which he really doesn't have when he faces Federer. Anyway, it was a good match, despite his loss, Roddick played well, my hats go off to both of them(damn, I can't find my hat to go off)
     
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  17. joe sch

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    Awesome match ! Very high level of tennis, mostly winners and those guys were blasting heat back & forth all match! Federrer can tame Roddicks serve like noone else. Fed just has unreal confidence going and makes some heavenly shots in the highest tension points of the match. Again, this was a superb match and not alot separated these 2 players. This is the present day Sampras Agassi duel.
     
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  18. alan-n

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    Without a doubt Federer has the goods and game... Even if Tennis experts say Federer's game has peaked, I doubt it... The level of play here and in the Wimbledon finals is as good or better than anyone ever, including Sampras. Federer moves so fast so easily, masterful technique and balance, he hit winners from anywhere on the court in any situation.

    Game for game, talent for talent, Federer has the ability to exceed Sampras. Just look at how easily he is able to get to and return Roddick's 140+ mph blasts.
     
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