Nadal and Roddick

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  1. FalconX

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    they now have the same number of titles at ATP level and Nadal is about 4 years younger.
     
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  2. Turning Pro

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    lol.........
     
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  3. Nadal_Freak

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    Also Nadal 2 slams Roddick 1. lol
     
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  4. Zaragoza

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    It´s not the number of ATP titles what matters the most:

    Nadal won 2 Grand Slams and 9 Masters Series.
    Roddick won 1 GS and 4 MS.
     
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  5. Baghdatis72

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    Roddick's time has ended after the new generation has arrived shortly after Federer dominated and things don't look good for him anymore.

    Now he has to beat players like Djokovic, Federer and Murray to have a chance of winning the AO, Wimbledon or the US Open and he was never that good on clay anyway so things look pretty bad for the former number 1.
     
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  6. slice bh compliment

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    Zaragoza's post...solid, telling stats.

    This is not at all surprising.
    But Roddick did host an SNL. I still canNOT believe that.
     
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  7. iamke55

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    So when was the last time Nadal was the year end #1? Or any time #1 for that matter?
     
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  8. soyizgood

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    Roddick does not deserve being in the same sentence as Nadal. And I'm an American saying that.
     
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  9. Baghdatis72

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    I am not a Nadal or a Roddick fan and I can say that this is pretty much irrelevant when comparing the two of them.
    Roddick was number 1 from 3rd of November 2003 until 2nd of February 2004 (3 months) before Federer took over and dominated the number 1 spot whereas Nadal has been number 2 under Federer since 25th of July 2005 (almost 2 years now).
    Also Ferrero was number 1 for 8 weeks in 2003 but that doesn't make him better than Nadal.
     
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  10. Sakumo

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    Oops thanks for the catch lol.
     
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  11. Dangus

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    He was talking about Roddick, not Federer.
     
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  12. tennis_hand

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    poor roddick.

    but there are other poorer ones: Hewitt, Safin. Where are they now?
    so u can say Roddick's serve is his liability and also his advantage - at least not dropping in ranking as much as Hewitt and Safin.
     
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  13. CEvertFan

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    Chris Evert has as well. What's so hard to believe about that???
     
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  14. CEvertFan

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    I will agree with you once Nadal becomes more than a clay court specialist.
     
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  15. Zaragoza

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    A Wimbledon final and 3 MS on hardcourts prove it, and HE IS 20 :grin:
    Just because he plays his best on clay it doesn´t mean he is a clay court specialist. Even kindergarten kids can see that.
     
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  16. helloworld

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    Agree. His hardcourt and grass results alone is almost as good as Roddicks'.
     
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  17. edmondsm

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    Well Nadal is obviously better than Roddick. Roddick has been to one more GS final than Nads.
     
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  18. tennishead93

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    if roddick listens to fort minor before his matches he would kick ass.
     
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  19. slice bh compliment

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    Sports people tend not to excel at comedy. Dramatic acting may work, but comedy is tough.

    I realize the writers make it easy for athletes, but it is still a stretch.
     
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  20. CEvertFan

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    How many of his titles are on clay?? How many titles on other surfaces? How many Slams won besides the French? Enough said.
     
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  21. Morrissey

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    So what are you trying to say? That Roddick is better than Nadal?

    How many slams did Roddick win besides the USO, oh that´s right NONE! How many wins over Fed? Take out the N in none and you have just ONE. Roddick has 4 hardcourt MS titles and Nadal has 3 hardcourt MS titles. Nadal has 2 slams, Roddick has 1. Nadal has a winning h2h against Roddick. This is really no comparison. Nadal does everything better than Roddick except in the serve category, even then Nadal´s serve is quite effective due to the lefty spin and angles. Everything you needed to know happened in Indian Wells when Nadal just demolished frat boy Andy on his preferred American hardcourt surface. Next thing I want to see is Nadal destroy him again on the bigger stage in Flushing this summer.
     
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  22. megraf

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    Well to be honest, Andy has lost his touch.
    When he played Fed at the AO I was shocked to see him go down like such a wimp. It was like he was... SCARED! Scraed of what I wonder, but after playing so well and beating lost of other players, to fall so badly to Fed, it was shocking.
    And as for Rafa, he's been having a very good career so far. e undoubtedly is a clay specialist, but he's also number two and he isnt so just because of his clay streak.
    Wimbledon Final.
    Indian Wells-won.
    Miami, Dubai-Quarters.

    Of course, he isnt fully shaped on other surfaces, but so far, we cn all beleive that he will be the next number one and for sure it wont be Andy Roddick.
     
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    *clap clap clap* I applaud you, Morrissey. I cannot agree any more.:p
     
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  24. BlackSheep

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    He was talking about Roddick!
     
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  25. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    nadal listens to eye of the tiger.
     
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  26. megraf

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    Big deal.

    I'd suggest Linkin Park for Roddick. Might get him into the 'mood'. :smile:
     
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  27. Zaragoza

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    I will answer before adding you to my ignore list.
    At 20 he has won more Grand Slams and Masters Series than Roddick at 24.
    3 Masters Series on hardcourts and a Wimbledon final at 20. Tell me of some active player in the ATP who was greater than him at 20. Enough said.
     
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  28. Flexxed

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    Roddick is an overachiever IMO and I don't think he should be made fun of for it. He's nowhere near as talented as nadal but still had great results because he put in a lot of work.
     
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  29. falcoexeter

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    With the last question rephrased to US Open instead of French, it seems to me that it would not sound much different if those questions pertained to Roddick (little chuckle).

    This thread is a very interesting one. Now, I will be wondering how these players' careers will turn out... whether one of these players tops the other in achievements or both possibly end up winning a close number of tournaments in different ways (i.e. surface of tournament, small/big tournaments).
     
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