Roddick -- Lost in the Red Clay Shuffle.

Lost in the Federer bashing and Nadal lovefest is the fact that Andy Roddick will drop to No. 3 behind both Federer and Nadal (by the way Federer is still the No. 1 player in the world contrary to things you may read from some people on these message boards).

Your thoughts on Andy Roddick? His future?

I think he will forever be behind Federer. That's pretty much a given. He has a shot at being No. 1 if he goes on a streak of some kind over the course of a year but I don't see that happening. He's too erratic and doesn't come up big in big matches. Even the U.S. Open he won, he was very, very close to blowing.
 
PistolPete said:
Lost in the Federer bashing and Nadal lovefest is the fact that Andy Roddick will drop to No. 3 behind both Federer and Nadal (by the way Federer is still the No. 1 player in the world contrary to things you may read from some people on these message boards).

Your thoughts on Andy Roddick? His future?

I think he will forever be behind Federer. That's pretty much a given. He has a shot at being No. 1 if he goes on a streak of some kind over the course of a year but I don't see that happening. He's too erratic and doesn't come up big in big matches. Even the U.S. Open he won, he was very, very close to blowing.
Actually, Roddick is now No. 4 in the entry ranks with Nadal, Hewitt, and Federer ahead of him in that order. I think Roddick can still get to the top if he continues to improve his net play and backhand.
 

david aames

Professional
So was Federer last year.

If I was in Andy's shoes, I'd call Mandy, meet over chicken wings and propose nicely. Even BG looked damn good with her clapping by his side.
Sigh. Memories...

PistolPete said:
Even the U.S. Open he won, he was very, very close to blowing.
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
The Clay Season is over. Now, Grass. Next, Hard. Do you honestly think the current (post-Clay) rankings will matter by year's end?

- KK
 

Chadwixx

Banned
the "US Hardcourt" series is about to start, get ready to see short brazillians trying to return roddicks 150mph serve at night under the lights. big points on us soil.

he will be fine by the time the us open starts.
 

nn

Hall of Fame
here comes grass and hard court surface which will give Andy big advantage. If he can't make it most of it (point wise) then he has failed this year
 

Richie Rich

Legend
he only made it to no 1 because he won all those hard court tournaments in 2003. couldn't defend in 2004. if he does well again he would move up to 2 even 1 if he can win us open. it's a long shot but fed and hewitt have some points to defend and nadal will not be a big player on the hard courts.
 

DurablePants

New User
DashaandSafin said:
Er..hes only a couple points behind Nadal... 2,3,4 are extremly close. 1 is the only far spot.
Hes only a couple points behind in the entry rankings because he did good late in the season last year. But hes 300+ points behind in the race and thats what really matters.
 

DashaandSafin

Hall of Fame
True. It is possible that Roddick can end the Year number one with a semifinal or final showing at Wimbeldon. One or two masters series titles and a final or Win at the USO would put him at no.1 i think. If federer falls early...all those points to defend..gone.
 

Chanchai

Semi-Pro
Well... with a somewhat weaker buildup to this point of the year (not completely bad and isn't too far off of last year's results), Andy's got lots of defending to do for the rest of the year.

If he can make it to at least the Wimbledon Final (hard part is, I see him staying at #4 and that gives him a very good chance of having to face Federer in the Semifinals), and he wins a TMS title over the summer and goes beyond the Quarters at US Open--then he has a pretty good chance of getting to #3 or even #2 during the indoor season, I figure.

Anyways, this summer (Wimbledon included) is gonna be a real test for him, I think.

-Chanchai
 
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