Oh, Oh ! Roddick made a blunder !

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  1. tennisaddict

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    Roddick had no business to be at the Olympics. He went there just because he qualified for it. Come to think of it, a player like Hewitt who is way older and way more injured is showing tremendous spirit and giving his best.

    The smart person that he is off the court, Roddick should have played tournaments that are in his league like the Farmers Classic at L.A and the Citi Open at Washington. He could have got a good 750 points that would keep him in the 20-50 range that he belongs now.

    He will get pummeled once again at Toronto, Cinci and USO where the big sharks are there.

    I hope he gets qualifiers or wild cards in these tournaments in the first rounds. Hopefully he will play Winston-Salem. All these will keep him in the rankings where he belongs now.

    I am sure his buddy Mardy Fish would have suggested Roddick also take his route of playing the local American tournaments before the big players set foot .
     
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  2. BeHappy

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    I don't like Roddick as a person or as the player he chose to become after 2005, but this is an extremely sad and mean spirited thread.

    We all know that with a healthy shoulder and hamstrings he'd be at least 6 in the world right now. Hewitt is not way older either.
     
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  3. sundaypunch

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    "He just went there because he qualified for it"?

    Yes, that's how it works, lol.
     
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  4. The Bawss

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    Told.

    10 ohsnaps.
     
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  5. lambros

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    Wow, no love here.
     
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  6. kishnabe

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    Well tell another amercian other than Isner would get further than Roddick.

    Be Quiet.....he deserved to play Olympics...whether he put full effort or not.

    Plus do you know what problems he may be going through. That hamstring injury, old age, messed up his aggresive style. In spite of that he put full effort.

    He lost pathetically to Djokovic....and everyone expected it.

    It is nice to see him win in Atlanta and at Nottingham.

    The biggest problem for some Amercians are....they can't appreciate what they have. That good in the sense of motivations and big expectations for their players. Defintly bad in the sense when the guy fails to meet their expectations, they can't see th big picture.

    Be happy you have a Roddick....Canada would love to have him as their player.
     
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  7. ZeroSkid

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    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. SLD76

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    no, he wouldnt.
     
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  9. Paul Murphy

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    He lost to Djokovic - there's been quite a bit of that going around.
    The guy's a patriot, like Hewitt.
    That's to be admired.
     
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  10. TeflonTom

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    duck is a good guy. no shame in losing to the second seed

    as arguably our best grasscourter, far more ppl would be bagging him out if he'd opted not 2 play

    lotta things u can trash duck for, but the effort he puts in for his country aint one of em. rather have him representin us than that pea heart fishsticks
     
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  11. jokinla

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    If this thread was about Donald Young, then I could understand, but Roddick, please kid, he qualified, thus he has plenty of business being there.
     
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  12. YellowBall77

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    No, he really doesn't. That was a **** poor performance. If that's the best he can do, then he should have given it up for someone who could at least make an effort. I'm sick of his quasi pusher useless game. He looks like he's practicing half the time.
     
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    We are not questioning Roddick's patriotism here..But the way he played and the result that happened ( 1 and 2) is not expected of a player whom his fans praise as a great champion / player, particularly at this big a stage.

    Given that, he would have benefited by sticking to L.A and Washington DC.

    Why did Fish choose to stay back ? He just wants to extend his top 10-20 career for an year more.
     
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    Nothing to add really, the OP has been put firmly in his place.
     
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  15. DRII

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    Interesting you have so much sympathy for Roddick :confused: Where was all that when Nadal pulled out, huh? No Nadal is just doping and can't play; is that right :twisted:

    And you're wrong; everyone did not expect that Nole would win easily. Many incorrectly said Roddick had a chance and that it would be close...
     
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    hindsight is 20-20 brah. he wasnt 2 know he was gonna draw djok in the first round

    fishsticks bailed because he is a worthless pea heart with no patriotism. wants to pick up cheap titles while the real men r representin their countries
     
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    Well he was until he got injured wasn't he??????????

    Until 2011 he ALWAYS beat everyone ranked below him, never ever seemed to beat Nadal, Murray or Federer, and was 50-50 with Djoker.

    His pushing/big serving game was top 5 for a very very long time until extremely recently. I don't understand your post.
     
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    Roddick had all the business in the world being there. His game has substantially picked up as of late and he's ranked 21 I believe. He played actually pretty well against djokovic, but djok-itch was just on fire. Roddick gave all the effort he could and represented our country WAY better than the likes of Ryan Harrison (10 yr old temper tantrums) and Donald "I don't know how to win in tennis" young. Kudos, roddick.
     
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    sounds painful
     
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    Roddick has won 2 of his last 3 tournaments, beating Querrey and Isner along the way, who have both won tournaments in that time as well, so clearly Roddick is playing as well as any other American, and deserves to be there. And you of all people are calling a loss to Djokovic 2.5, isn't that what you called him, getting killed by Djokovic, who is about go on a tear, and is guaranteed to win the Olympics, a loss to your hero is one to make you question Roddick's performance. I know Roddick has beaten Djoker, but not recently, so this result shouldn't come as such a shock, especially to DjokovicForTheWin.
     
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    I feel bad for tennis that Rafa isn't here. Though I don't feel bad for Nadal because...I just can't!

    Happy he not there to ruin Federer chance, Honestly! Yes Nadal is always Doping even though there is no proof.
     
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  22. DRII

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    Well at least you're honest about it...
     
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  23. A.Motoki.S

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    i think it's just sad how everyone talks down on the pros when a lot of people on here aren't even close to their level ...
     
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    Hewitt/Roddick Age

    Hewitt is only 18 months older than Roddick. Hewitt was born in 1981 and Roddick was born in 1982
     
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  25. MomentumGT

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    This is probably Roddick's last chance to play in the Olympics. He qualified and won 2 tournaments prior so he definitely deserves to be in the Olympics and represent the USA...just wish he wasn't dealt like he was some scrub the way Djoker did him.

    -Jon
     
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  26. Spin Doctor

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    I am no Roddick fan but I give him credit for facing the world's best and representing his country. Losing to Djoker is nothing to be embarassed about. He tried his best.

    Mardy Fish is lame. Who misses out on a opportunity to be in the Olympics in London to go play some lame ass tourney in DC? Talk about short-sighted. I would kill just to be in the opening ceremonies with all those amazing athletes even if I got bounced the next day.
     
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    What a sad thread. Roddick, who is just outside of the top 20, is the #3 guy in the US right now (and before the Olympics started). The #4 guy is Sam Querry, who was outside of the top 50 until this week. Andy has actually had a decent year even tho' he not up to his 2009 level. Who else do you propose the US should have sent?

    Andy did fine in the 1st round at the Olympics but had the misfortune of meeting up with Novak in the 2nd round.

    The top US player is currently John Isner. Roddick just beat him a couple of weeks back. In their 3 meetings in 2011-2012, John only beat Andy once. I don't believe that they've ever played each other on grass. However, Andy has much more grass experience and a better grass court record than John. Andy's grass court index is .802, while John's has a .619 index on grass. Again, since Fish declined to play, who else should the US have sent?
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    At the same time, Mardy did win a medal for his country some years back. Shame he couldn't get the gold, I was really pulling for him.
     
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    A fair bit of people were wrong on the last one, true, but the beautiful thing about our sport is that the conclusion is NEVER truly foregone. Roddick's loss was the percentage pick, but considering the history of upsets in the game I'd have to question anyone who genuinely thought that he had absolutely zero chance of winning.
     
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  30. tennisaddict

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    I told you Roddick could have gone into the USO playing his level matches at LA , Washington DC .

    He goes into Olympics, gets thrashed.. Does not play Toronto and now gets thrashed by hard court supremo Chardy at Cincinnati.

    Why is he not learning from Fish ?
     
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  31. monique s

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    Did you watch the match? Andy was injured, his back and an old shoulder injury he had going into the Games.Not exactly his fault.
     
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    Hey Bozo, if I wanted to see a spoiler, i woulda gone to the results section. Thanks for ruining my recording.
     
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  33. West Coast Ace

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    Welcome to the boards. But that type of argument isn't going to make any friends. Silly, really. Did any of us get the personal coaching, probably in the millions of dollars, that Roddick has? Let me answer that for you: no.

    I agree. I've ripped Roddick on these boards plenty; but it's the Olympics. And because it's ITF-run, he's certainly earned his way in with all his service (not that I agree with the way the ITF extorts people to play Davis Cup). Having said that, OP may have been right - winning LA and going deep at Wash DC might have been better for Roddick.
     
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  34. Big_Dangerous

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    You recorded Chardy vs Roddick?

    Why?!?!
     
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    bingo...

    Yahtzee!
     
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    Then take him...please!
     
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