Which Andy's career would you rather have?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Babolatbarry, Sep 3, 2012.

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Who's career would you rather have??

Poll closed Mar 22, 2013.
  1. Roddick, because of Brooklyn, World #1, US Open

    50 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Murray, Gold medal, and the possibility of winning grand slams

    37 vote(s)
    41.1%
  3. Neither because well they both are disappointing

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. 90's Clay

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    I was never projected to win multiple slams by thousands of tennis fans .. But Roddick was. I never even played tennis competitively. ROFL


    But its not just Roddick either.. Same can be said for guys like Safin, Nalbandian, Rios and others
     
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  2. abmk

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    not with the form federer displayed in USO 2008 final or AO 2010 final or the last 2 sets of wimbledon 2012 final .... ( & even the form of djoker in AO 2011 for that matter ) ...

    he did stop nadal @ USO 2008 and AO 2010 ...
     
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  3. Babolatbarry

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    Roddick still winning!
     
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  4. monfed

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    Roddick,obviously.
     
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  5. DragonBlaze

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    LOL is the one vote to "Neither because well they both are disappointing" that of GameSampras? :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  6. TheFifthSet

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    BS lol, you're saying you would rather have a life in which you complain on internet forums rather than win tournaments, have millions of admirers, a hot wife/girlfriend, a US Open (or in Murray's case, chances to win a major), money that would set you and your family for life, etc.?? Roddick WON 32 tournaments and a major. Murray has won 23 and is close to winning one. Which careers are you talking about?

    You're like one of those guys that sees a hot girl and pretends to think they're hideous so it seems as if you have high standards.
     
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  7. Babolatbarry

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    roddick winning by a landslide
     
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  8. BauerAlmeida

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    Roddick, no doubt.

    Slam winner, more slam finals, N°1, like 10 years in a row in the TOP 10 and 12 wining titles (don't remember exactly) Brooklyn Decker, etc.
     
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  9. monfed

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    Roddick schooling Mugray in the Wimby SF in 09 was an especially nice touch. Mega hype instantly nipped in the bud.
     
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  10. Babolatbarry

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    Hm..i wonder if answers will change now??
     
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  11. Tennis_Maestro

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    This guy shouldn't be entitled to an opinion when this is sort of stuff he comes with.
     
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  12. kishnabe

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    Taking Murray now...he has equalled Roddick....and eventually surpass him.
     
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  13. Babolatbarry

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    roddick for the win
     
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  14. Prisoner of Birth

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    I'd rather be Decker's husband, ya know.
     
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  15. Sabratha

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    All Murray has to do now is hold #1 for more than 13 weeks and he will have taken over Roddick.
     
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  16. Prisoner of Birth

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    Gain and hold. It's the former that'll be tough. But really, his chances are very good with Federer aging, the uncertainty with Nadal, and Djokovic losing his form.
     
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  17. Hawkeye7

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    He just has to win another slam...
     
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  18. Babolatbarry

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    Reviving a dead thread, but seeing if anyone new has any input or insight on the subject!
     
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  19. lendledbergfan

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    Without a doubt, Andy Murray. Sure, Roddick has the extra recognition of being the world No. 1, but Murray also has an Olympic Gold. Both have four finals. Although Roddick has been a model of consistency being in the top5 and top10 for so long, but so has Murray. And of course, Murray has more masters, more prize money.
     
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  20. Lovely_Bone

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    Lol, at the people who said "neither because they are both disappointing", please tell me about your pro career, grand slam trohies, millions of dollars, and smoking hot ladies lol...
     
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  21. NadalAgassi

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    Right not it is a toss up. Both have 5 slam finals, but won only 1. Neither has an ATP World Championship title. Roddick has a year end #1, Murray an Olympic Gold. Murray has more Masters titles, Roddick has more overall titles. I guess I rather Murray's since he is generously dubbed a part of a proverbial big 4 which some think is the strongest quartet in history (rightly or wrongly). Add to that Murray is likely to achieve alot more and blow Roddick out of the water, I will have to say Murray, but right their careers are a toss up.
     
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  22. Gizo

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    Bear in mind that Murray is a national and sporting hero in the UK, while even during his peak Roddick was a relatively nobody in the US compared to so many other sports stars. In fact even in 2003 I believe that the retired McEnroe earned more money from endorsements than Roddick did.

    For two weeks a year during Wimbledon, apart from when it clashes with the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championships, Murray is like a king in the UK.
     
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  23. SQA333

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    Murray obviously. He has already surpassed Roddick given that he has a Grand Slam, way more Masters 1000 titles, gold / silver medals, and a hell of a lot more talent and versatility.
     
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  24. Russeljones

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    Did you read the original post?
     
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  25. Babolatbarry

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    I'm a little shocked that it's so one sided actually.
     
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  26. NadalAgassi

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    This is Djokovic's 2nd best year ever. The losing his form is greatly exagerrated. What did he fail to do this year that he should have been expected to do. Dominate Nadal on clay again, like that is ever going to happen year after year, and Nadal was much better on clay this year than last anyway, and he still bettered last years FO result. Win Wimbledon again, given that grass is his worst surface he did well to win it once. He lost the U.S Open in 5 sets where last year he was also down match point in the semis, and is doing better this fall than last year by a long ways.
     
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  27. President

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    Right now they are pretty close but I think I would still pick Andy Murray. Olympic Gold and more Masters as well as good records against the other top players (bar Nadal, but he's still very capable of beating him) are better than 12 weeks at #1 in my book. By the time Murray's career is over I'm sure he'll have achieved much more than Roddick; he's just a more talented player.
     
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  28. Prisoner of Birth

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    I didn't say Djokovic disappointed. Just look from January 2011 to Septemper 2011 to January 2012 to September 2012. He's still bang in the middle of his prime but past his peak and moving away. But Murray looks to be coming into his own as a premier player. Djokovic could have a good 2 years' worth of #1 ranking left in him but there's been enough drop-off to doubt it (even though his soon-to-be-reclaimed #1 ranking is well-deserved.
     
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  29. Gonzo_style

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    I would rather have a score against Federer 10-8 than 3-21 :) also 8 masters tournaments (tomorow maybe 9)!
     
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  30. MichaelNadal

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    Yeah that's a big reason I choose Murray as well.
     
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  31. Babolatbarry

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    Roddick doubled Murray at one point
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    Murray: more master titles and Olympic gold (on top of the 1 slam) + winning head to head vs Fed :)
     
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  33. Babolatbarry

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    Where are the Arod guys at??
     
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