roddick and nadal

nSLICE

New User
I personally think that roddick will dominate nadal on hard courts. Does anyone else agree with me, he has too much power on his serve and off the ground on his forehand to steal time away from nadal. With nadals huge swings on his forehand and extreme grips he just wouldnt have the time to prepare to rip a good spinny forehand. They played last year at the open and roddick gave him a lesson, but nadal wasnt as good as he is now, but i still think the result wouldnt be much different.
 

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
Hmm, dont agree with you, but it would be a very close match, from the baseline, Rafa would dominate, but Andys Serve is very difficult to return for Rafa.
 

AngeloDS

Hall of Fame
I think with Roddicks fire not burning like it use to be, it'd be really hard for Roddick to win. He'd need to bomb 135-145+ mph serves to Nadal to give him trouble. Not these 110-120 mph serves we've been seeing.

Nadal has that fire to get every point, and with his extreme grip and his exagerated hits. It's really good on the run and he can make some amazing defensive shot making. Roddick doesn't really have that much in that department, as well as the fire to get every single point.

Roddicks secondary shots are above average, they're sometimes really nice. But he gives up way too easily after he thinks he just put away the shot for the win and throws in the towel and then the shot passes by him lol.
 

couch

Hall of Fame
I would have agreed with you a couple of years ago but like AngeloDS said he is lacking his usual fire-power on his serve and his forehand.
 
andreroddick155 said:
no, roddick will dominate, i saw roddick vs nadal last yr at us open, and roddick creamed him!

Nadal was a completely different player back then. Last year Nadal was nervous too. I think Nadal would win. Roddick's not playing as good now, and as everyone knows, Nadal's on fire this year.
 

camelF4i

Rookie
Roddick is pretty damn tough when he is on his A game. Those serves fly by before you can even move.

I wouldn't count out Nadal though, he's proving everybody wrong this year. He belongs in the top 5 and should not have a problem competing with the top 5. They'll probably be tough matches, and maybe a few points will separate the winner from the loser but is a sign that it's really anybody's game.

VashTheStampede - Trigun right? Pretty good anime.
 

guernica1

Semi-Pro
5)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs (q)Stefan Koubek (AUT)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Alberto Martin (ESP)
(12)Tim Henman (GBR) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI)
(15)Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs (WC)Gael Monfils (FRA)
Jiri Novak (CZE) vs Karol Beck (SVK)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
(2)Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Hopefully we will have our wish this week and Nadal vs. ARod in the quarters of Cincy. Henman seems out of form otherwise he has given Roddick problems in the past, otherwise I can't see those guys giving Roddick problems to get to the QFs.

Berdych is not a good first round opponent for anybody, after that the others in Nadal's little section are not as bad.
 

arosen

Hall of Fame
Andy will be very much at home in NY. Rafa probably wouldn't. Andy, unlike Agassi, loves the topspin forehand, he already hits with western grip anyway so topspin balls are no biggy for him. With his serve on, he definitely has the edge against Nadal. He was out of sorts in Montreal, he would be dialed in in NY. My money is on Andy.
 
i hope i get to see this. I am little more enitced by it then nadal vs. agassi, even though roddick and nadal have played a bit b4 this.

Maybe Roddick has lost his fire, but he is still a good tennis play without it, it wont be a cakewalk for either, but it will be an amazing match to watch, and record possibly.

Just from the stats, its 1-1. At the Us open last year, Nadal was destroyed, and at the ESP v. USA DC Final, on clay, it was not so much of a killing, with Nadal winning the last 3 sets. Maybe Roddick is better on hard courts? hopefully.
 

AngeloDS

Hall of Fame
arosen said:
Andy will be very much at home in NY. Rafa probably wouldn't. Andy, unlike Agassi, loves the topspin forehand, he already hits with western grip anyway so topspin balls are no biggy for him. With his serve on, he definitely has the edge against Nadal. He was out of sorts in Montreal, he would be dialed in in NY. My money is on Andy.
It's not countering topspin also, it's about heart and fire.

Roddick sometimes he thinks the point is over and just starts walking away or stops moving his feet. And woosh, the ball flies right by him.
 
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