How is Roddick play so well?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by ZhuangCorp, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. ZhuangCorp

    ZhuangCorp Rookie

    Feb 21, 2004
    I've noticed at this US open, that Roddick is actually winning most of the points from the baseline rallies. Not only is he winning easy cheap points from his serve, but he appears to be winning most of the ground exchanges as well.

    How did Roddick suddenly improve so much?
  2. Jayzzz

    Jayzzz Rookie

    Aug 20, 2004
    Confidence, athletic talent, power. He's going to win it all, Federer won't know what hit him.
  3. VictorS.

    VictorS. Professional

    Jun 1, 2004
    I think his draw is somewhat favorable right now...guys like Safin were ousted early on. The players he's beating are really quality players, however they are all clay-court specialists and roddick's about as good as it gets on the hard courts.

    But let's not take anything away from a-rod. He's playing out of his mind and looks as focused as ever. Dunno if he'll finally oust the federer, but he's definitely putting himself in position to do so.
  4. jjames

    jjames Banned

    Feb 22, 2004
    yep, and the roddick-hewitt match will be a hellava match.
  5. jings

    jings Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    If Roddick hadn't dispatched Jenkins, Nadal, Canas and Robredo then there would have been something amiss. Arguably he hasn't really had to do a whole lot to get as far as he has. I don't mean that disparagingly. However, I do think he's very focussed on court at the moment and he's being very efficient in his matches - but the opposition hasn't really thrown much his way yet. Nadal in the third got close to stretching him and he wasn't comfortable with that "in his house". Roddick's intensity at the moment is good, and he looks to be in a very Wimbledon mindset, where I thought mentally he was very sharp. It's going to get tougher from here though.

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