Roddick vs Martin

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  1. Bottle Rocket

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    The match just started... Roddick wins an extremely quick first game. One rally and 4 great serves, back up to 140 mph. Is he back?

    We'll see...
     
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  2. FalconX

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    He's winning but this is far from impressive. why the heck is he playing that far back? Is he stupid?here he is, playing a clay courter, who he should be 9/10 times on hard courts and he's allowing him to dominate rallies from the baseline standing right on top of it. Whta's with this stubbernness?
     
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    It's 5-2 with Roddick in the lead.

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    Roddick is hitting A LOT of backhands. Roddick on one monster forehand moved back after hitting it. His serves are closer to the way I remember them being. Martin moves extremely well and comes up with a lot of easy forehand winners after getting Roddick into a corner. Roddick will most definitely come through. If he doesn't finish this guy off, I will go nuts.
     
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    More observations;

    On a lot of the backhands he hits he could easily take another step or two and hit a forehand. Instead he hits a not so great backhand.

    Roddick is also making a ton of errors on relatively easy shots.

    5-3 with Roddick in the lead and serving at 40-15...
     
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  5. superman1

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    Roddick stands 10 feet back and doesn't even realize it. That's probably the biggest thing he could work on. He's fit enough and fast enough to run balls down at the baseline, there's no reason for him to need 5 seconds to wind-up. He's in the lead but he's working hard for every point, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned in the second set.
     
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    When u are worried that he might lose to Alberto Martin, then we have a problem:mrgreen: , his next match will be the tough one, not this one, i think:rolleyes:
     
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    Roddick at 2-0 in the second set, the won the first one 6-3.

    I think when Roddick breaks this guy it's more because of the others guys errors than Roddicks return game...
     
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    Roddick up 3-1 in the second set... Won the last game with a 142 mph serve.

    Why does it seem like Roddick gives up on running for balls that he could easily get?

    I can't stand to watch this.
     
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    Roddick win 6-3, 6-1.

    At the end of the match he said to chair umpire "We're going to be good friends now..."

    Funny he said that and had nothing to challenge for the whole match. I think he was enjoying his 10 aces.

    He served well and towards the end was actually playing a little agressive with a few forehands that reminded me of the "old" Andy, but not a big improvement.

    Vedasco is next, I think.
     
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    He beat Verdasco comfortably at Indian Wells, which surprised me because Verdasco wasn't playing extremely poorly and Roddick wasn't doing very well (using his big serve to bully Verdasco around a little bit maybe).

    I consider Verdasco to be a superior player to Andreev (bigger forehand and a lefty to boot) and I was surprise to see Roddick fall to the Russian in the quarters.
     
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    In the post-match interview Roddick sounded extremely confident things would turn around for him. He was a very nice guy and after hearing him speak again, I was reminded why I like him so much.

    Even though he may "suck" right now, I am 100% behind him. I want him to do well.

    When does he play Verdasco?
     
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  12. Max G.

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    It's all about consistency, which Andreev has in spades and Verdasco seems to have when he wakes up on the right side of the bed only.
     
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  13. superman1

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    Good win for him, he hit some good shots and would have hit more if he stood closer to the baseline - even Nadal stands closer than him. I marked Verdasco last year as the guy who seems to beat up on Roddick more than anyone else, although now everyone seems to beat up on him. After Verdasco, his future is uncertain. The best possible outcome for him will be a semifinal loss against Federer, but can he make it that far?
     
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  14. Max G.

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    Well, Federer might lose early - it'll happen at least once or twice this year, this might be the tournament! ;)

    (This seems about as good of a chance for Federer to lose early as there'll ever be - he tends to struggle more in the early rounds of tournaments, and in this tournament he happens to get Haas in one of the early rounds, and Haas has been one of the hottest players around. If Federer lowers his game to Haas's level, as he seems to be doing in early rounds, he might just lose...)
     
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  15. superman1

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    I doubt he'll lose, but we'll see. Federer was playing very well in that first set against Clement. He has his form with him, he just got too casual in the second set. He also knows he's dealing with a different caliber player now, he knows his match is hyped, so he'll bring it. If he's losing early anywhere, it'll be in the next few months on clay, but even that is hard to imagine.
     
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    If Roddick continues to play like he did against Martin, he will lose to his next opponent, who is not a clay court specialist. Way, way to defensive.
     
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