Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by ACE of Hearts, Mar 15, 2006.
Coming in a short while.
Andreev breaks Roddick, 1-0, first set.
That was fast. Let's see if Igor confirms the break.
You guys better hope for a quick match. espn is scheduled to leave the air at 3. They might stay on until 4 at the latest(NIT starts at 4)
A quick match is the only way you will see any of Fed-Gasquet.
3-1 Andreev, still up a break.
4-2 Andreev, serving well so far.
Interesting to check the statistics for Andreev so far: 11 first serves in out of 13, 10 of 11 points won on first serve and 2 of 2 on second serve (1 ace). Anyone watching that match: is he playing as good as it seems on the live net soreboard?
5-3 Andreev, he still has that break.
5-4, Andreev, now serving for the first set.
Andreev wins the first set, 6-4
Andreev is playing pretty well. Roddick is up to his usual "I think I can hang with a good baseliner" strategy. He needs to come to net more after he hits a tough to return shot.
On second thought, maybe not. His volleys haven't looked that impressive so far.
1-0 Roddick, on serve in the second set.
1 -1 in the 2nd and A-Rod has won a total of 3 receiving points so far in the match. Sad. Very sad.
I think I actually want Andreev to win just so that Blake/Haas winner will have an easy opponent in the quarter. So that Nadal is guaranteed to face either Blake or Haas in the semi (if he doesn't get Bagged in his quarter of course). I can't trust A-Rod against Nadal.
Roddick needs to chip and charge, he cant hang with good baseliners.Andreev is making him play his game.
I guess if Roddick loses, at least he's wearing a nice looking shirt.
Haha, and you think his volleys would do better? Ridiculous.
Well, he is ****ed them.He cant do much.:mrgreen:
Hang on doesnt Roddick always get bashed for being a baseliner Basher and now he cant hang with them.
I expect Andreev to start playing bad any minute and A-Rod to win because he gets 1 break per set from now on. However like I said, I don't wonna see A-Rod vs Nadal. It will be embarrassing if A-Rod plays like today. I think I would expect Haas to give Nadal most trouble in this half of the draw. Blake close 2nd.
id love to see Nadal Roddick, if roddick can play his best and take nadal out it would be momentous for his confidence
lol i heard the f bomb loud and clear
How do you figure that Haas would give NAdal most trouble..Blake has already blown Nadal off the court last year...I'd think he'd be a good bet to give him trouble.
Haha.. same here. I think that kinda saved him his serving game, though.
hahah he had 3/4 of an empty court and he shanked it into the stands
top notch andreev
lol CMON AROD
Andreev reminds me of Gonzalez with his brutish, go-for-broke-little-to-no-tactics game.
SET RODDICK YES he won it on a DS
People seem to forget about the set that Rafa won in that match.
Yes, amen my mum now wants to buy me it lol and the cap
well...Rafa did well to take a set off him, but you have to admit that Blake dictated that match...his style of play is just what would give Nadal trouble on hardcourt...he hits the ball flat, fast, and deep, plus his speed is comparable...Rafael's spin did not seem to phase him much..Blake eats up high balls, and has so much firepower that he can hit winners even when pushed into the backcourt....even Nadal couldn't retrieve Blake's forehands...he is less consistent though..but he usually plays well on home turf.
I remember that match and i was screaming cause Nadal was standing so far from the baseline everytime, thats a bad thing to do against a guy like Blake.
Andreev breaks Roddick, 2-0 in the 3rd set.
First game, third set . . .
How the heck did Roddick get to love-40 on Andreev's serve. . . and lose the game. He couldn't get one stinkin' point?
I do think Blake will give Nadal trouble if they play again, unless it's on clay. But I think people overemphasize that Blake blew Nadal away, as it did go 4 sets. And also, Rafa was having some physical problems at the time. He was not 100%. Now, I'm not saying that as an excuse, because James deserved that win as he outplayed Rafa. But I'm not sure it means that James has Rafa's number. Maybe he does, but it's too early to say that.
Andreev is up 3-0, Andreev continues to serve very well.
Yeah, Roddick is struggling in this match, that's for sure. He isn't the same player he was a couple years ago. I've heard throught he grapevine that he has real confidence problems now.
Nalbandian and Srichaphan is getting interesting, too. Looks like that is going to a third set.
Roddick and Hewitt are both struggling, and u have all these upcoming players, doesnt look good.
Things aren't looking good for Gimelstob/Huss out on Court 4. Bjorkman/Mirnyi have break points.
It's so weird to watch the new doubles format with no ad scoring, and then a tiebreak if the sets split. But it does make the match more exciting.
US Open is fastest hardcourt on tour, Indian Wells is one of the slowest. Advantage Rafa. And Blake has a like 3-20 record against top 10 players. And has never made a masters series final. Should they play in the semis, I'd don't like Blake's chances.
Nalbandian and Paradorn are going to a third set. Nalbandian is looking a bit testy out there. He got pretty upset over a line call.
Now, Roddick has 0-30 oln Andreev's serve to get the break back.
Andy hit long. 30-30.
well beating the world's #2 player in 4 when you're not even in the top 20 is a pretty dynamic victory...but in any case, it's not so much what the final score was, as it was how on fire Blake was (pretty much for the whole tournament) and how helpless Rafa looked trying to scramble to get a racquet on Blake's blistering forehand winners...the fact that i don't even remember the set Nadal took off him speaks of the kind of dominance I felt Blake had in that match...but that is not to say that he has his number by any means...I imagine it will be closer if and when the meet again, since the USO courts are taylor made for Blake's game, and as you said, RAfa was not 100%....but even if he was...those winners by Blake were not coming back over the net, I don't are who you are.
Blake had a good tournament, no doubt. But I do remember the set Rafa won, and I think Rafa was in the match until the final set, where his play really tailed off. Again, James won fair and square. But just because you forget Rafa won a set doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Third set after five games, Roddick has a first serve percentage of only 33%. He's gonna have to do a whole lot better than that.
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Edited to clarify. 33% is his third set only 1st serve percentage, not the whole match so far.
you can throw the past records out the window for Blake...this is not the same man we saw even a year ago. As for the court speed, sure it will give him less of an advantage, but Blake has so much firepower, he has no problems ripping clean winners on the I.W. courts....he'll have to be a little more patient than at USO, and expect a few more balls to come back, but I still give him a great shot against Nadal...although I picked Nadal to make the finals.
Andy down 3 breakpoints. He really is not sharp. Ditto with Nalbandian. He was just broken at love. As was Andy.
5-1, Andreev serving for the match.
40-15. Two MP's. BH winner by Andreev. He wins. 6-4, 6-7, 1-6. Andy really did not look good out there.
I'm going to go outside for Gasquet/Federer, and will blog from there in that thread.
After that, I will blog Grosjean/Nadal, but I'll do it on the Nadal site, of course:
This is really going to effect sales of the new Babolat Roddick racket. Roddick ought to take some more time off, he is losing to players I have never heard of.
Kinda supports the argument that Andy doesn't have much other than a serve. His third set 1st serve percentage was only 23% (3/13). Let's hope he can regroup soon. He adds an element of excitement to the tour.
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