Roddick could have a little more luck.

Aykhan Mammadov

Hall of Fame
Roddick being behind 0:2 in sets won next 2 sets. He is a MAN. He lost in the 3-rd either 15:17 or 16:18 in games ( no tie-break in Davis Cup). He lost simply because Tursunov was more lucky. Roddick has a champion's character, I liked u Roddick this time.

But even on clay a player from first 5 (in rankings) MUST defeat such a non-clay court player as Tursunov. So as u see, Roddick u are not so strong player, u must train hardly to improve yr all-court game. Very non-confident left strokes.
 

Topaz

Legend
Tursunov has just as big a serve and forehand (on clay) as Roddick, and a much better backhand with more variety. It was actually a good match-up skill wise for him. But again, it could have gone either way in that fifth set...they both had their chances.
 

ragnaROK

Professional
it seemed like only a matter of time before Tursunov would break him at the end of that long 5th set. Tursunov was getting mostly easy holds while pressuring Roddick's service game. Big ups to Roddick for coming back from 2 sets down on clay. However part of what gets you into the top 10 is that mental tenacity of a champion and it was really Roddick's match to win or lose coming off such a huge momentum swing and what was probably a crushing blow to Tursunov to lose the 3rd and 4th sets. Tursunov should be praised as well. I swore the guy had ice water in his veins in some of those exhanges deep in the 5th set.
 
Topaz said:
Tursunov has just as big a serve and forehand (on clay) as Roddick, and a much better backhand with more variety. It was actually a good match-up skill wise for him. But again, it could have gone either way in that fifth set...they both had their chances.
Actually, Tursunov's BH gave a good account of itself that day. Plenty of good rally shots that kept Roddick at bay, and a few really solid down-the-lines.
 

Zets147

Banned
sinatra161 said:
where do you guys watch these matches?Tennis channel?
It was on OLN.

Tursunov is one cool-cat. I was watching how he reacted when he missed easy putaways, and he just turned around and kept serving. It was cool. lol
 

emtown

New User
dmitry is the man. he's had some great results this year and i predict we'll keep hearing good things!
 
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