Roddick vs Agassi

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  1. bravestennis

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    Well Agassi won, i am going to root for Andy today. Don't know why, but I really want to see this potential match. Any of the roddick haters want to see this match?
     
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  2. KoolAidMan

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    I would also like to see this match and Id like to see Agassi win. Every time before theyve come one game away from playing eachother but never did. They played five times before with agassi having the edge 4-1.
     
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  3. bravestennis

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    when did they play? I only got into tennis in 2002, and haven't seen them ever play.
     
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  4. KoolAidMan

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  5. bravestennis

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    Well its offical! Roddick won 6-3 6-3. Will record in hoping its a good match.
     
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  6. KoolAidMan

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    I cant wait for this match tomorrow.
     
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  7. SliceServe

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    It will be interesting to see how Andre handles the Roddick serve tonight vs. how "seemingly easy" Federer dealt with it last week. Should be a good gauge to see just how ready Andre will be for the Open. If he does well returning it could be a good sign for things to come. If he does poorly, I'm not sure how much he can raise his game in the coming weeks approaching the Open. Very key match tonight!
     
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  8. altawolfe

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    don't get too excited. andre, whom I'd love to see win, is going to lose. and though andre has played well as of late, it's over. I would sacrifice my nuts to see him win, but . . . it's over.
     
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  9. PJVA

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    I am rooting for Agassi, but I think that he is not in top form so I don't expect him to win. It would just be nice to see more variety, and I am tired of seeing Roddick everywhere.

    If Roddick wins then I'll be rooting for Hewitt in the final.
     
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  10. bravestennis

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    AA just took the first set 7-5!!!
     
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  11. Mark55

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    bad calls, bad call, bad calls....
     
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  12. BSousa

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    And I hate the portuguese commentator.

    I know most don't like Andy, but there have been some very bad calls today. From the 4 shot thingies they showed here (the computer simulation of the point) roddick was wrong on one and right on 3, and the commentator still says roddick is wrong on most shots.

    Geesh, he wants to win, and when this game is being so badly judged I think its hes freaking right to complain.

    And yes, I would kick the stands too if in 3 game deciding points there were this kind of crap going on.

    Bruno
     
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  13. bravestennis

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    OMG what a 3rd set. Andre beats the #2, look out guys, he's back!
     
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  14. Nosoupforyou

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    That was some of the best tennis i've ever seen, mad props to Andre as well as Andy
     
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  15. driger

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    roddick has really got some work to do. his backcourt game really stunk. roddick is a distant number 2.
     
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  16. bravestennis

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    well i don't know too much about tennis stragey, but i thought roddick was standing too far back on rallies. Agassi was able to take them close to the line and got it back quicker and made it harder to roddick.
     
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  17. tommytom11

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    what a high quality match! Andre is far from over. there were a few bad calls but Roddick still won the points and it didn't really come into play. if he had played this way last week against Federer he would have won. that match is why we love tennis.. AWESOME!
     
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  18. ibelieveinliquidmetal

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    OMG i can't believe i missed this match!! I set my vcr to espn to record Little league baseball!!!!!! Can you believe this? Espn would rather show little league complete with fat little boys in tights than two former number 1 tennis players on their better channel!
     
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  19. SonicSpeed

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    Andre and his amazing returns...he's back!
     
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  20. VictorS.

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    Agassi really played almost perfect tennis out there. What really surprised me was his service game...16 aces!?! I'm wondering how much gas he's got left in the tank vs Hewitt though.
     
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    GO BABY HEWIEE!!!
     
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  22. TwistServe

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    That match shows andre can still contend with the big boys!
     
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  23. Max G.

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    Well, his strokes aren't as compact as Agassi's, he just can't stand right on the baseline. He just doesn't have the technique to take it as early as Agassi can. Agassi does that to everybody, in rallies - he pushes them further and further back, and then runs them ragged. Roddick's serve kept it close - though he was being outrallied and outplayed, he got enough free points on his serve to only be broken once. But he was never able to outplay Agassi from the baseline to get a break.
     
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  24. KoolAidMan

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    I couldnt believe Roddick never got a chance to break, thats great! Agassi was really impressive tonight, what a battle this was. I hope Agassi takes Hewitt tomorrow and wins this tournament, he needs it and he deserves it.

    Go Agassi!
     
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  25. Kobble

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    Looks like Agassi has got a second wind this year and it is turning into a hurricane.
     
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  26. Mikael

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    Wow. I had forgotten Andre could play like this... Yeah it seems his serve has picked up. At last, someone else than Federer who doesn't choke against Roddick! (ok, except that second set tiebreak which Andre badly screwed up).
     
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  27. Bertchel Banks

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    Andre screwed up the entire second set, not only the tiebreak.
     
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  28. zesty-man

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    that match literally put me at the edge of my seat. my mom likes roddick, and i like aggassi. i was screaming in the 2nd set when aggasi missed those two "gimmies".... however, there was like one ball i remember, roddick hit it deep in the corner, and aggasi was on the run, and he actually got it. i wondered how he got it, and so did roddick. i guess roddick wasnt expecting it to come back, and he volleyed it into the net......

    i gotta give andre mad props for this match, and roddick too. i mean, aggasi is really metally tough. after losing that 2nd set tiebreaker in that fashion, i probably would have broken down, but not andre.. i was so nervous that whole match, but andre pulled it out. i kinda like to see the old guy make a comeback.
     
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  29. yee

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    Andy can hardly squeeze out one breakpoint on Andre's serves and Andre serves is not even a lethal as many on tour. If you think Andy can win against Federer with this play, you have no clue. I don't have the stats, but I believe Andy hardly did any damage on Andre's second serves. That shows the weaknesses of his returns. If you haven't noticed, almost each time Federer plays against Andy, he outaced Andy and Andy's aces counts drop by at least half on average.

    No doubt though, it is a good match, highly entertaining. In most cases, most players have to stand far behing to return andy serves and within few strokes will be forced far away from the baseline and blast out of court, it hardly happens with Andre or Roger, they both have the abilities to take the balls very early and that's why they are so good playing against Andy.
     
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  30. yee

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    I should have read your post before posting. You said what I wanted to say about the match.
     
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  31. Metzler

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    Agassi guesses on serves to go for big returns and so is aced a lot, unlke Federer who pays for angles or floats it back if Roddick isn't coming in. The sheer power of Roddick's game is very impressive, and this is the first time post-Gilbert he's been taken down on a hard court by a fellow power baseliner.
    Agassi showed Roddick's return game is still only average.
     
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  32. Mark55

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    "roddick has really got some work to do. his backcourt game really stunk. roddick is a distant number 2." -driger

    wtf?? how can you say that, Roddick was playing very well from the baseline and it could not have been any closer but Agassi knew when to step up his game. Also Roddick came up with some unbelievable shots from the baseline and so did Agassi.
     
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  33. Yah they both da real thing. Andre was more on da day but Roddick da one for tomorrow mon.
     
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