Re: Why was (is) Federer such a bad matchup for Roddick?
Yes normally Federers serve was (is) more effective vs Roddick than Roddicks serve is against Federer. That kinda trumphed his biggest weapon. Add to that he had better movement and was superior in pretty much every aspect of the game. He could take the ball early and put Roddick under pressure right away or just wait him out or do whatever he liked.
I think Roddick has always been better when he could play on his own terms and he used to have a pretty big forehand actually. Federer never really let him play the matchup on his own terms though and no matter what Roddick tried he had a better answer.