A Message for Roddick - One of the worst articles on Tennis

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by illkhiboy, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. illkhiboy

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    Jan 16, 2006
    So I was browsing through CNNSI.com to check out some tennis articles and I came across one of the worst I have ever read. This woman's giving advice to Roddick on how to beat Federer. Some excerpts,

    Yes it may be pretty, even poetic at times, but aesthetics don't win points in tennis, and with a return as potent as Roddick's he should be all over Federer's feeble backhand.

    Attack the net: Federer struggled early in his match against Hartfield because the Argentine offered up big kick serves and wasn't afraid to come to the net. With Hartfield's adept net play, Federer struggled to maintain his consistency throughout the first two sets.

    Use some gamesmanship: Tennis is as much mental as it is physical. You have to get into your opponent's head. After dropping the second set 6-1 and going up 1-0 at the beginning of the third, Federer waited patiently for Nadal to begin his serve after the changeover. Federer waited. And waited. And waited. In fact, in what can be only seen as an effort to rattle Federer and throw him off his game, Nadal took almost a three minutes to come back to the baseline and begin his serve. Federer was visibly annoyed. Nadal won the game at love and Federer's game began to really unravel. This is what Roddick needs to do against Federer. Slow the game down, letting Federer know that Roddick is in control.



    What the hell is wrong with this woman? Come to think of it, she resembles Condi Rice a lot.

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