Had Roddick played at this level on grass

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  • Agreed

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Roddick didn't have it in him

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • Roddick wasn't that good on grass

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • Only Rafa and Nole can outplay Federer

    Votes: 5 41.7%

  • Total voters
    12

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, probably. I like how Roddick gives credit to Djokovic for his achievements now. He tweeted after AO 21.
I think that is how most people feel once they are away from the competitive nature of it all. I really dont see Fed and Djoker having such disdain for each other after they retire either.
 

Nole Slam

Legend
I think that is how most people feel once they are away from the competitive nature of it all. I really dont see Fed and Djoker having such disdain for each other after they retire either.
I want to see all three of them hanging out together when they retire.

Anyway, I think that we have derailed this poor thread. We can defend the Gold Medal this year.
 
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PETEhammer

Guest
Roddick tried his version of the chip/charge but got burnt by the surprise 2nd serve/volley, that's all that point is lol. It's just made to look worse because Roddick tumbled at the end lol
Roddick's volleys were just all around terrible. Not only the timing, not only the technique, he didn't get the basics of how to approach and where to stand at the net. On a fundamental level he was not a volleyer
 
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Deleted member 744633

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Can you send a link?
Machan, I wish I had saved the link. It was a New York times article that St Petros posted here some months ago. He's not here anymore so I don't know how to get a hold of him. I can run a search on duckduckgo.com and see if it comes up. Of course, I read about it in the days after the final (2006 US Open) but hoped there'd be more websites carrying it.
 
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Deleted member 744633

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The point of that quote was that he wasn't going to let himself be discouraged by the losses and go away. Fed kept kicking his ass but he kept showing up for more.
Good point and this may be one of those things people see from different angles. To me it showed the mentality of a man resigned to being repeatedly beaten but I can understand your point of view.
 

6august

Hall of Fame
The problem for Roddick is he fears Fred too much. He doesn't even try to hide that defeated mindset.

But who cares? He has something Big 3 can only dream of.
 
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PETEhammer

Guest
The problem for Roddick is he fears Fred too much. He doesn't even try to hide that defeated mindset.

But who cares? He has something Big 3 can only dream of.
A place in Feddy's warm heart
"Hey we not even gonna talk about that final...you're a Wimbledon champion Andy..."
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic 2015 > Roddick 2004 ~ Roddick 2009 ~ Djokovic 2014 > Djokovic 2012/2019 > Roddick 2003 > Roddick 2005

Djokovic is better but Roddick was still a great grass player when he played well.
Not trying to mock but this is probably close to accurate.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
There used to be a highlights package "The best set Andy Roddick ever played" which was about this set, can't find it anymore though. Also the passing shot Arod hits at 4:04 is a shot I don't think any next genners could pull off.
I was looking for that one, actually. But it's not up on YT anymore I think.
 
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PETEhammer

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There used to be a highlights package "The best set Andy Roddick ever played" which was about this set, can't find it anymore though. Also the passing shot Arod hits at 4:04 is a shot I don't think any next genners could pull off.
Matches aren't won off one set though...
 
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