So, is Roddick going to hit his forehand hard on grass like Dubai, or spin it in?

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  1. BeHappy

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    What do you think?

    Will he hit 4 to 5 100mph+ forehands per match, like he did in Dubai,(Where he beat Djokovic and Nadal Back to Back) or he will he go gently into the night like he did against Kohlschreiber and Gasquet last year?
     
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  2. BeHappy

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    Sorry about the spelling, already emailed mods
     
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    Who knows, he'll want to hit it like in Dubai, you can't have your best tennis everyday, Roddick said he had not played that well for 2 years (Dubai), so its doubtful he'll reproduce that form if its a once every two years thing, theres also a good chance grass is actually slower than Dubai
     
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  4. NamRanger

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    Flat shots are still effective though. Roddick if he plays like he did in Dubai has a real shot of winning Wimbledon. If Federer continues to play poorly, I would nominate Nadal and Roddick to be favorites at Wimbledon.
     
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  5. BeHappy

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    actually, he said in a couple of interviews after his loss to Kohlschreiber that he was going to have to strat hitting his forehand again.

    After his victory over Djoker, he said that he was going to back to his old way of playing he siad something like,:Yeah, I haven't played this well in about 2 years, and, y'know I was really hitting my forehand today and getting it done with my forehand, and, y'know, that's the way I used to play and maybe...'

    So, maybe he's finally figured it out, Blast it on fast surfaces, push on clay.

    Or, maybe he hasn't, I don't know.
     
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    Roddick will naturally hit harder on grass because its a faster surface. He hit the same way in Dubai and Miami its just that the surface in Dubai was quickly so the ball naturally shot through the air and court quicker then in Miami.
     
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  7. Gugafan

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    Roddick is coming back from a rotator cuff injury I believe. It will be interesting to see if he is going to take abit off the serve intitially as a precaution for the shoulder.

    Roddicks wins over Fed, Nadal and Djokovic this year will certainly give him the confidence needed to be a title contender at Wimbledon.
     
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    Does anybody know here if Roddick has fully recovered from his shoulder(I think)injury? I'm not his hater nor his fan I'm just curious as I think he has the best shot at Wimbledon after the big 3.
     
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    I don't see Roddick repeating Queens like he did last year if Nadal and Djokovic are both in the draw. However I would love to see a Roddick vs Nadal match on grass even though I think Nadal would have the upper hand.
     
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    I would give Roddick the upper hand as we saw against Mahut that Roddick can't return 14mph serves on grass.
     
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    14 mph.? Are you sure?
     
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  14. BeHappy

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    lol, I meant 140mph+ serves ;)
     
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    Roddick with a huge serve and huge forehand would beat Nadal at Queens. Queens is the only true grass tournament right now. His netgame has improved drastically, and I truly do like his chances of winning Wimbledon if he is healthy and sticks to his power game.
     
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    I sure as heck hope so, Roddick is so so much better if he just uses his dang head.

    With that type of power you have to stop giving the oppenent time to setup and just block your shots back LOL
     
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  17. BeHappy

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    I'm watching Roddick play Fish right now.

    He's spinning it in, just like at the AO.

    Fish is putting him under REAL pressure, lots of breakpoints.

    He'll be lucky to make the quarters.

    Oh, well.
     
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    SIGH. Good ol' Roddick. Have you forgotten your power game?
     
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    Roddick is going to get beaten by murray again tomorrow, I hare to say it but he's going to try and beat Murray at his own game, (pushing), and he's going to come out second best.
     
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    Roddick sucks.

    But we suck even more for discussing him.
     
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    Why must Roddick play the same way against every opponent?

    I am not saying he is doing the right thing or the wrong thing about Fish, but I have seen Roddick very clearly change his tactics and his stategy for different opponents more than almost any other player I can think of. Call me crazy, but I think he can be very interesting to watch.

    With all of that said, I do wish he would go for broke more often...
     
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    4 years ago TT members were probably saying "Roddick should learn to hit a normal topspin rallying forehand so that he can construct points instead of playing his one dimensional power game"

    Well, there's tennis forum rule #1: any strategy a pro is using is the exactly opposite of what will let him win more.
     
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  23. BeHappy

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    yeah, we didn't say push the ball like martina hingis.
     
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    You have to understand, Roddick won Dubai beating both Nadal and Djokovic with his big hitting game. All of a sudden he reverts to his topspin forehand and starts losing. HRM, I WONDER WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE?
     
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  25. alienhamster

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    It's not that hard to figure out. It's confidence. He goes into spinny mode when he doesn't feel the forehand is totally there. He'll go flat when he feels like he knows his range.

    He knows he can beat any other player on faster surfaces. I'd love to see him take Wimbledon this year, but it's doubtful he can be consistent enough over 7 5-set matches.
     
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  26. lambielspins

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    Funny comments considering he lost that particular match in straight sets. So he really will win Wimbledon playing the same tennis that he lost in straight sets in the semifinal a full 5 years ago with.
     
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  27. BeHappy

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    actually he won the first set of that match.

    Next time, before you get all smarmy and condescending, make sure you have your facts straight ;)
     
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    Roddick should actually retire, he is either mentally retarded or tanking.Who chooses to play badly?It's just ridiculous, is he going to start rolling his serves in too?
     
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  29. BeHappy

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    Well, is Roddick going to learn from his pathetic 2nd round loss to a journeyman in Wimby and start blasting his forehand again, or is he going to continue his martina hingis impression.
     
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