Moya vs. Roddick

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  1. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    You knew this was coming from me. Moya is gonna win this match baby. He has been serving really well this week, 10 aces against Robredo, 17 against Hrbaty, I think only 1 double in each match. He's serving really well, and he can ball better off the ground than Roddick. Roddick shouldn't be able to break Roddick, but then again the same is supposedly true for Moya with Roddick. BUt then again, I have their masters cup match on tape, and Moya can go on days where he returns EXTREMELY well, and if he has one of those days, I see Roddick going out for sure. If not, Moya will take him in close tie-breaks or 3 sets for sure. God I will at least finally get to see Moya on tv now in a high quality match. Moya wins the tourney if he beats Roddick
     
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  2. sseemiller

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    As you know, I like Andy, but I'll be pulling for Moya.

    But Moya is such an up-and-down player. Still, he's hanging around, and I'd like to see him win another Masters. He's good for the game.

    But I like Andy's chances in that match, and also in the whole tournament, now that Agassi is out. He's definitely the man to beat at this stage, especially on his home turf. But Moya was the runner up last year, and he could do it. I hope he does.

    Rafa lost today to Gonzo. From the SB, it seemed like an exciting 3 setter, but we'll never know. Actually, I will coz I'm getting a tape. I have a whole cabinet of Rafa tapes now. But I think Rafael ran out of gas in the end, but well done to Gonzo. Good result for him. I think the "claycourters" are making their mark on hardcourts these days.

    Susan
     
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  3. @wright

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    I've been a Moya supporter for about 8 years now, but I haven't seen him play a great match in at least a couple. I hope he makes Roddick look silly.
     
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  4. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Awright, watch Davis Cup vs. Philippoussis from last year. That was insane play from Moya, he was ON FIRE then.

    You gotta love this draw now, look at these clay players: Gonzo, Coria, Moya, and Calleri. Pavel is cool, Spadea (wow), Roddick, and Kiefer, where is he pulling this stuff from. I hope Coria murders him though.
     
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  5. sseemiller

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    Moya won't make Andy look silly. Only a few players can do that, and none of them is named Moya.

    Moya likely will be down and out, rally when he has to (he's good at clutch situations most of the time), and then if he gets ahead, he'll let the lead slip. But hopefully rally at the end.

    I've seen too many Moya matches, as you can tell. :lol: Which is why I like following Nadal more. You just know he isn't going to go on walkabouts. He may lose, as he did today, but you know he's going to give his best effort. Can't always say that about Moya. But you can say that about Andy. He makes the best use of his limited talent.

    Again, I'm pulling for Moya. But if Andy wins the whole thing, I won't be upset.

    See how political I am these days. :lol:

    Susan
     
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  6. @wright

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    I know Moya won't make Roddy look silly, it was wishful thinking. Seriously though, how does Kiefer keep tiptoeing through these draws? Looks like Roddick will pull this one through, Coria could beat him if he plays outside himself.
     
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  7. chad shaver

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    Kiefer was ranked as high as #6 in the world at one time, I believe. I think and hope that he has regained some of his old form.
     
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  8. CBodom

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    lets
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    moya!
     
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  9. riaz10spro

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    Sorry PCMD...Roddick and his one trick pony serve will out slug Carlos in 2 straight mate! Carlos will have a couple of big fhands though and look good doing it but nothing left in his game to hurt the big boys on a regular basis now.
    I watched Roddick today against Canas...his net game is getting worse with Brad's instruction! Should have guessed, have you seen Brad volley! You volley better then both Brad and Andy put together! TAKE SOME WEIGHT OFF THOSE PROSTAFF 6.1's PLEASE!!!
     
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  10. Feña14

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    Come on Moya!!!! I love the Spanish players even though you all know who my favourite is, partly because I went to Ferrero's training camp in Spain last year, he's amazing. So Moya is in my top 5 and I hope he can beat Roddick.

    BTW I noticed Roddick's ears stick out when he wears his cap, I'm surprised it fits him been as his head is soooo big!!!

    Liam
     
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  11. bfonz7

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    Roddick in straight tiebreakers....the only guy left in the draw that could have given him fits was Bjorkman, and he got by him already. Its gonna be a good match, but given his draw I'd say its Roddick's tournament to win with all the claycourters left
     
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  12. jings

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    Moya's record this season when he's been fit has been strong. Early in the season at the Tata he served as well as I've seen and he has a good game face this year. He's my outside bet for Roland Garros too. Expect him to take it to A-Rod in big b/h to b/h rallies and then open up with some big western forehands. Rod's serve not so dangerous on this slower Miami surface. Moya in a disciplined 3 I would say.
     
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  13. MattNowicki

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    Moya has a chance..."and monkeys could fly out of my butt," to quote the great Wayne's World. Honestly, now...Roddick's got Moya's number and the only way I can see Roddick loosing is if he completely self destructs, which he doesn't do. You guys know I like Roddick and root for him, but I can be reasonable- when Roddick's up against, say, Federer, I know it's going to be either close, or A-Rod's going down. Here, there's just no hope for Moya. 6-4, 6-3 (First set MAYBE 7-5).
     
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  14. Free_Martha

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    Moya's a great player but Roddick is better. Hope we get another three setter from these two.
     
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  15. @wright

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    As much as I'd rather see Moya win, Matt is right.
     
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  16. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I'm telling everyone right now, Moya is a better groundstroker and returner than Roddick, and he will beat him. I'm going for it, my heart will be with Moya for this match.
     
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  17. Ballmachine

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    I haven't been all that impressed with Roddick so far, but he does get the job done. It would be nice to see a high quality thriller that goes the distance. My pick is for Moya to win this one in three sets.
     
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  18. sseemiller

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    Carlos is one of my fave players, but I saw him suffer some pretty dismal losses in Cincy (first round v. Santoro), at the Masters Cup in Houston, and again at IW (first found v. Labadze).

    When he's on, he is great. When he isn't, well, it isn't pretty. He's just inconsistent. Which is frustrating for us fans, but when his tennis is on, it's beautiful to watch.

    But I hope he's on, and it's a great match. But I'll go with Roddick in two sets.

    And I'm doing that even though I want Carlos to win.

    Susan
     
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  19. SonicSpeed

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    Should be a good one either way.
     
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  20. Feña14

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    When is it on?

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  21. sliceroni

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    Not a lot for me to say here. If Roddick's 1st % is high he'll win, if it isn't he'll lose. Plain and simple.
     
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  22. Fat Boy

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    Liam

    Williams v Daniilidou starts at 1pm Miami, 7pm GB. The predictable 6-0 6-0 will last about 40 minutes.

    Moya v Roddick will be next on, say starting at about 8pm our time.

    Hope you've got Sky Sports Extra...

    FB
     
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  23. Feña14

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    Cheers Fat Boy,

    I have got Sky Sports Extra, i'll keep on changing the channel from the cricket (England V West Indies) and the tennis.

    Come on Moya!!!!

    Liam
     
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  24. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    SO tonight at 8 when ESPN starts coverage (thats pacific time, 11 eastern), it's williams first, then Roddick?
     
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  25. baseliner

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    I'm unusual on this board as I neither love nor hate Roddick. Dispassionate evaluation, I think he wins in two. More important question. When is the match scheduled? I see NASDAQ is on today from 1-5. Do we see it live?
     
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  26. baseliner

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    Roddick v. Moya second on the schedule today. Serena and next victim 1:00 PM on stadium court, followed by Roddick/Moya then Spadea match. Should see it on ESPN.
     
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  27. James Brown

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    blah, my provider cut to darts just no, so no roddick vs moya. wtv, roddick will in but id like to see moya play. Sigh, i dislike canadian programming.
     
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  28. MattNowicki

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    Monkeys might just be starting to crawl...Moya took the first set 7-5 over Andy, but I think he'll get 'im back...C'Mon Andy.
     
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  29. MattNowicki

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    Oh boy...Moya's about to serve for the match. Fingers crossed, but, from what I'm seeing on the Live SB, Moya's been playing quite well, not getting down on himself much. Let's see what happens, though I think the monkeys are itching to get out
     
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  30. edge

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    Gilbert has gotten Roddick to attack and volley more. Now the big question is, is this an appropiate strategy for Roddick this late in the game. That is, I believe that if you don't start before you're 16, it is very hard to be a good volleyer. Agassi resisted Gilbert's attempt to get him to come in more. Roddick has missed alot of volleys at net today.
     
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  31. MattNowicki

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    This is just nutty...Andy breaks back. Oh, I give up, I'm just gonna watch now
     
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  32. Vlad

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    I can't believe Moya lost to that kid again.. I got the sense Moya didn't want to win this match.. what a girl.. He reminds me of one big russian with so much game and so little brains..
    Roddick didn't deserve this again but he'll take this gift..
    I don't get, why so many players give up when they play this Rod-hole ?
     
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  33. MattNowicki

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    Vlad, it's not a question of them giving up, but of Andy NOT giving up. Granted, Moya could've served out that match, but Andy showed real heart breaking back twice. It's
     
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  34. SonicSpeed

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    Andy just didn't give up. He dug in and gave it all he got. Carlos wavered a bit but that is part of the game. At THE biggest moments is where/when it all boils down to.
     
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  36. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Marth, burn in hell, I hate you.

    Yes I may seem pissed and I am, I may also seem arrogant, which I was. I wish I could see Martha in person and.........
     
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