Originally Posted by General Suburbia
A lot of similarities I'm seeing here. Roddick gets one win from Fed after 3 or 4 tries, as Djokavic (in a deciding tiebreak, no less), and then goes on to win the next bajillion matches. Both are arrogant and want nothing more than to be the best, i.e. beat Federer but just can't quite pull it off. The final today reminded me of the 2004 Wimbledon final; a close match that Federer was able to pull through without a scratch.
Of course, you can say a whole lot about Djokavic that you can't say about Roddick: Novak is more talented, he's younger and therefore will peak long after Fed starts declining, etc. But I'm still intrigued as to how nole's career will turn out.
Novak will beat Federer much more consistently than Roddick can. Even today, he really troubled Federer. Its safe to say Roddick won't be beating Federer anytime soon, but Novak can already beat Federer and is only going to get better. Plus Roddick and Djokovic have such different games. Roddick's strengths are easily neutralized by Federer, but Djokovic can hang with Federer.