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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

I've been wondering this for awhile. Going on clay court seasons alone, is Roddick even a Top 50 player? That sounds ludicrous I know, but he hasn't made it past the 1st or 2nd round at the French in years. He hasn't beaten any really good players, and he hasn't won anything outside of Houston since '01 right?

I definitely know for 100% sure he's not a top 20 player on dirt, but honestly I'm not really sure he's a top 30 player either
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

Top 3 in the world, he has won Houston 3 times and only the best win Houston.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

Negative. There are more than 40 players that are better on clay.
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

Correction: He won St Poelten in 2003!

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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

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Top 3 in the world, he has won Houston 3 times and only the best win Houston.
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

not even Kuerten, Nadal, Borg could win Houston.
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

Roddick hasn't even tried. I don't think he cares because he knows he'll never be good on it so he looks forward to the grass and U.S. hardcourt season.
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Roddick hasn't even tried. I don't think he cares because he knows he'll never be good on it so he looks forward to the grass and U.S. hardcourt season.
I think thats part of it. He seemed to have better results on clay when he was a teenager.
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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

It's always nice to see trolls come out of the woodwork to post more Roddick threads.

But in case you're not a troll, we've already discussed this: Roddick isn't a top 100 player without his serve nor is he a top 50 player on any surface because he sucks. So it's really nothing short of a miracle how he's managed to be a top ten player for the past several years with such little talent. Nobody can figure it out.

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Top 3 in the world, he has won Houston 3 times and only the best win Houston.
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George finally sees the light.
Anyone who truly loves clay tennis knows that Houston is only just behind Roland Garros.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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What do you mean "behind Roland Garros"? Houston is KING.
Oscar is the King, but we know Houston has a special place in the clay calendar and now they have moved it back to River Oaks, just makes the event even better.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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It's always nice to see trolls come out of the woodwork to post more Roddick threads.

But in case you're not a troll, we've already discussed this: Roddick isn't a top 100 player without his serve nor is he a top 50 player on any surface because he sucks. So it's really nothing short of a miracle how he's managed to be a top ten player for the past several years with such little talent. Nobody can figure it out.


George finally sees the light.
When a thread criticizes Roddick, you always accuse the thread starter of being a ''troll'' and use sarcasm to respond. If you honestly disagree with their assessment of Andy's game, why don't you give reasonable explanations why you disagree. Oh, that's right. It's MTF, you can't be reasonable.
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When a thread criticizes Roddick, you always accuse the thread starter of being a ''troll'' and use sarcasm to respond. If you honestly disagree with their assessment of Andy's game, why don't you give reasonable explanations why you disagree. Oh, that's right. It's MTF, you can't be reasonable.
I'm reasonable with reasonable posters. With trolls, I give them what they deserve, a kick in the pants.

And yes, the OP is a troll because he's been registered since 2002 but only has 71 posts and out of the blue decided to post an unoriginal, beaten-to-death subject about Roddick's record on clay when clay season has been over and done with for a while now.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Re: Is Roddick A Top 40 Player on Clay?

Houston or St Poelten or whatever, at least Andy has more clay titles than some other players who were brought up on the surface.
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Top 3 in the world, he has won Houston 3 times and only the best win Houston.
But he "feels like the #2 player in the world, right now."
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