Who will win between Haas and most likely Roddick?

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  1. Vanja Ljubibratic

    Vanja Ljubibratic New User

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    I haven't seen Haas play this year yet, so I don't know what kind of form he's in on his comback trail. He played well at Indian Wells, but this is clay and he'll probably be playing Roddick in the finals. If he's back to his ass-kicking days of old, he can definitely wipe the court with Roddick again IMO. Roddick can still be taken advantage of from the baseline, and the power of his serve is really compromised on clay.
    BTW, is this tournament in Houston on clay or har-tru? I don't know why it's called the U.S. Clay Court Championships when I know thay've played on har-tru in the past. And IMO, the courts are nothing alike.
    I'll be pulling for Haas to kill Roddick tomorrow!!
     
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  2. guernica1

    guernica1 Semi-Pro

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    Haas has played Andy a couple times on clay. Both times Tommy stood very far back to return serve and was good enough to get it back.

    Tommy is probably more solid off both wings although give Andy an edge off the forehand.

    Its on red clay, Tommy does have a good chance against whomever it is tomorrow as long as his shoulder isn't sore.
     
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  3. sseemiller

    sseemiller Rookie

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    Houston is, and always has been, played on the same type of clay that is at Roland Garros. Mattress Mac had it imported in.

    It's his Atlanta title that was on the synthetic stuff. All of Andy's other claycourt titles, in Houston and St. Polten, have been on the red stuff.
     
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  4. Free_Martha

    Free_Martha Guest

    And yet another "Americans can't play on clay" myth is debunked. ;)
     
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  5. cheezecake

    cheezecake New User

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    GO ANDY!!!
     
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  6. Max G.

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    I think Andy will win this one. Before, Haas just stood way back on returns and blocked them back; now, I think Roddick knows how to use his kicker to take advantage of that.

    Roddick will have the fans on his side, and he knows this court very well - he's won here twice, lost last year's final to Andre Agassi.

    Haas, IMO, isn't quite ready to beat Roddick just yet. Yet. Maybe a couple of tournaments from now...

    But GO TOMMY! Maybe he IS up to it!
     
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  7. Matt H.

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    Haas has beaten Andy 3 times, and Andy has beaten him 0 times. lol


    He just has him figured out, and the clay helps even more. Difference between Haas and Federer is that Fed would block the return back, but Haas would still take a good swing at the return, despite standing so far back.
     
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  8. Verbal_Kint

    Verbal_Kint Rookie

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    Martha, a LOT of american players have trouble on clay. It's just hard to adapt your footwork and slide into the shot. Just compare Andre's movement to that of a natural clay-courter.

    Marnix
     
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  9. Max G.

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    Whoa was I wrong.

    Awesome.

    GO HAAS!
     
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  10. SonicSpeed

    SonicSpeed Rookie

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    congrats Haas!
     
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