Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by dima, Jun 14, 2007.
Thats just my prediction anyway.
I see it coming to. Roddick is too stubborn.
It'll eventually happen. Look at Federer.
If Roddick loses to anyone but Fed at Wimbledon then I could see it happening.
Can he just play ugly again with Brad Gilbert.
This is a fairly obvious statement. Tennis coaches, like coaches in every sport, have the shelf-life of fruit. It's rare to see a coach last very long in any sport, especially tennis...except if they're related. There are a few exceptions of course, but sport is a business now more than ever, and, unfortunately, is subject to a business cycle. When things are going well, we love the coach, but when things start to recess...bye-bye coach. In Roddick's case, there has yet to be much of an up-turn with Connors, yet. Connors is supposed to make Roddick competitive with Fed, which might be asking much of any coach on the planet.
I'm kinda suprised it hasn't happened already.
The results aren't coming.
The problem with Roddick is his forehand has dwindled into a weak shot and his backhand always sucked. He gets bullied around from the baseline by most players. His serve is what keeps him in it but against the best he is fatally flawed.
Wasn't Roddick out of the top 10 when he started working w/ Jimbo? Since working with Jimbo, didn't Roddick win a master series and get to the finals of the US Open. Didn't Roddick get to the year end championships and have 2 match points on one of the top 3 GOAT candidates.
Of course he had a crappy clay season which included an injury and a rough 1st match draw at the FO, but that's no surprise.
Last time i checked a quarter final (Queens) isn't too bad of a result and i'll be surprised if it doesn't turn into to semi or better.
Are you sure the results aren't coming?
I was at Queens today, and I got to hang near to Roddick and Connors as they chatted on an outside court (with almost nobody else around) after his match with Bogdanovic. They sounded very much like a team, and talked about strategies for the future. There was no sign of a breakup that I could see.
Here is a pic I took, I have a load of Queens pix, I may upload soon....
Did Andy say "Im Andy ROddick. Check this out" ?
No, he said "Jimmy, have you checked out the Talk tennis Warehouse? It's amazing, they seem to have me totally worked out.... dude we gotta get on it...!"
I never like Roddick, even in the juniors I thought he was a jerk but that being said, the guy is 3 in the world...I think the results have come, have been there and with the clay season behind him will continue to come.
That I can believe. Probaly he said great advice is being given out here that you cant find anywhere else. Like how the number 1 player in the world should make a simple change and switch to a two handed backhand to beat Nadal at the FO. :mrgreen:
not 3 in the world anymore, is he?
He dropped to 5 now.
Hahaha. I hate that commericial it's so annoying.
I think eventually they will break up. But for alittle bit now they will stay together
to what i remenber roddick has never been strong on clay, and this is the time (grass the hardcourt season) when he starts showing everybody how much of a strong player he is.
Cool Roddick troll thread. I haven't seen this kind of thread before on TW. Your really on to something here!
man create such thread for attraction. He got injured fire coach!!! nice try...
wow thats very cool.
I think Connors sees Roddick as his son or something. Since his kids aren't any good at tennis anyway, he might as well adopt Roddick as his son, lol.
Does Connors have anything else but this green sweater?? He seems to always wear it...
and you guys talk like this is a bad thing? to be no 5 in the world? he's over achieved considering his talent level.
OK, so what are the strategies for the future?????? LOL
lol. this is the best comment on him.
Not to mention he has virtually nothing to defend at Wimbledon this year and will be back to three when it is over.
If Roddick doesn't conform Conners is gone. It seemed to have worked at first. I'm not so sure now. Your tennis skills can only carry you so far. You can practice just so much but if the other player is better the other player wins.
Roddick needs Connors more than Connors needs Andy.
Connors got him to play closer to the baseline, play a little smarter perhaps. Roddick's game is totally dependent on his serve which is great when it is on.
If he isn't hurt, Andy will have a great grass and hardcourt season and finish around number three in the world. Not too shabby.
I doubt if Connors will be back as a full time coach next year...... it is a lot of traveling and that gets old quick. Unless he really wants to get the hell out of the house and have an excuse to gone from home for weeks at a time. He has been married for 30 years so maybe that was his true motivation to become Roddick's coach. ;o)
Thanks for the cool pic, Rhino. I love the Roddick-Connors team, they complement one another very well. These two never stop gabbing and joking around. They have a real close relationship, unlike Federer and Old Man Roche who barely spoke to one another.
Well, hes made it to the final with alittle help from Connors...he probably knows alot more than Gilbert.
They are totally different type of coaches so I am not sure your comment is accurate. Lets not forget that Roddick had success with Gilbert as well.
no coach can get roddick to win an other GS. he played out of his mind (against an injured JC Ferrero) to win the US Open. the other players have caught up to his serve and taken away the advantage. i'm actually surprised he is still in the top 10.
You are welcome. They seemed very father/son to me. Here is another pic..
I love the photos you have posted of Team Roddick! I love Jimmy and Andy. They seem to work really well together, and have a good time. When I was at queens watching andy practice, when Andy was taking a break, Jimmy and John were hitting together. Was nice to see!
Thanks Rat, I probably walked past you! I loved your thread on your Artois experience, I too took millions of pictures and if I get some time I'll make an online album as I have pictures from many tournaments.
Anyway, as I know you're an Andy fan, here's another pic...
aww I love that Andy pic =) Thanks!!! I'd love to see all your pics, and from the other tourneys. I still have to upload my pics from yesterday. I took tooooo many!! Are you going to Wimbledon this year?
I always take too many pictures at tennis tournaments! Yeah I'll be at Wimbledon this year, of course!
I sent you a friend request on myspace so you can see some of my other pictures from the grand slams.
Hi I'm andy roddick, and I'm not a troll or a stalker or whatever....
I just think that if i can't make it to the finals at slams then jimmy will leave me... so check this out. maybe, oh just maybe if I get some tight fitting pirate shorts like Raaafaaa, i can muster up a slam final win.
that would make johnny and my fellow americans very happy !!
(Yonex) RDS001 / Babolat VS@62 / brand new tight fitting, nike pirate shorts.
Man you are obsessed with Nadal. It was funny the first time but now it is annoying.
you again, I never said Rafa was a bad player or anything... I think he is a fierce competitor. it's just that I think it is about time that he really needs to face his problem.. sorry if it annoy's you. maybe you should write his fan club and let him know that, yes, the rest of the world can't help but notice him going all up in his butt and the beginning of every point on world wide television.
Damn, he's just gotta know about it !! please spare us.
Connors-Roddick will split because Connors has been a great champion, great competitor, great fighter, great argumentative, never accepted anybody as a coach except his late mother Gloria. Eventually he will not take any nonsense from Roddick; and Roddick will get tired of listing to those great stories of Jimmy's heroics.
I think the problem with Andy is just the nature of the game. He was having major problems and just about anybody in the Top 100 could beat him. Then Jimmy revamped his game and he could take just about anyone on, even get match points on Federer. Obviously this gets him a lot of attention and everybody starts studying his game and making up new gameplans to beat him. Thus, he is having a hard time again. It's only natural in this game.
He's back to 3 now..
come on i thought this was about A-rod?Rafa FEd threads are already too many
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