When will Roddick get it through his head to play aggressive again?

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  1. RCizzle65

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    He was able to do it against Nadal in the semis of Miami, and it was working against Cilic at the Australian Open, but he obviously doesn't believe that's the way to play. Both times in the interview he said his usual move around the ball with his 'heavy' forehand around the court wasn't working, so he went to his lower percentage play and hit his forehand flat.....well Roddick, it worked the past two matches you used it in, when will it get through his head that it's the way he needs to play against the top players?
     
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    well his non=flat forehand works agianst most of the players...and is more consitent and less tiring then his flat. I guess when he finds his balance!
     
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    You never heard of netting the ball when you always hit it flat from awkward places?
    He lost 20 kg of body weight to get around the court, unfortunately 5 years too late.
     
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    oh man all of us on this forum keep talking about it and finally he did it and results speak.

    He knows it is lower % game but come on he can play with that style with higher % now since he has all round game. His volleys are getting better and better. Just stop missing super easy ones and that will come with more confidence. He is close to his best if he does this combination at wimby or heck on clay as well.
     
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    He can obviously play that type of game though without missing a lot, he's already tried that game plan twice, during the Cilic match he was hurt and it was working! The flat ones he hit weren't that low percentage either, he wasn't going mach 6 on the ball like 04-05, looked more like controlled aggression to me.
     
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    based on what i saw lately, there is no way roddick will play an aggressive forehand on the first set, probably this will happen in the second or third sets... this thing happen on Wimbledon as well, roddick flattening his forehand on the fourth and fifth sets....
     
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