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Hewitt Vs Roddick Queens Semis, Oh yeah

THis should be a lot of fun. Its been a long time since these two have have played. I don't think Andy has ever beaten Hewitt. So I think either Andy wins in 2 closes sets, or Hewitt wins in 3...
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judging by the way they played today, could be a bit of a mismatch
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omigod, i hate this match-up as a semifinal. I wish this was the finals! Best wishes to both!!!!! But slightly more, I will definitely be pulling for Andy

oh,and I think and hope Andy wins in 2

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Re: Hewitt Vs Roddick Queens Semis, Oh yeah

"oh yeah" is right, henree. Some are saying that Andy win easily but I don't see that. I think Lleyton has the psychological edge over Andy even though Andy's a different player now (3-0 Lleyton owns him). And Andy can serve a record 160 mph if he wants, but Lleyton will return it. He'll also run everything down.

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Re: Hewitt Vs Roddick Queens Semis, Oh yeah

tangy don't forget it's grass. the ability to run everything down isn't as much of an asset. As for psychological edge, three years is a loooooooooong time. Have they both improved the same amount since 2001?

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The game will be won and lost on Roddick's serve. If he has a great serving day, then he will win. If he doesn't, then Hewitt has a chance. I think Andy should be favourite to win.

Hewitt had a hell of a hard time trying to return Martin Verkerk's serve for more that two sets recently when they played at the French Open, and Verkerk blasted him off the court in those sets. Seeing that Andy has got better groundstrokes that Martin, it could turn out to be quite an easy day for Andy - if he can serve as good or better than Martin did that day.

I'm tipping that Andy will wipe the floor with Lleyton in the first set, taking it 6-1, and be 5-3 up in the second set before the pressure gets to him a bit, his serve starts to break down, Hewitt fires up and ends up winning the match 1-6, 7-6, 7-5.
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hewitt seems to have lost some speed, Coria seems much faster. He was terrible against andreev today (unforced error galore) and will need to improve by a lot to have a chance.
Having said that I am not sure Roddick's return of serve is good enough to really thrash him so probably something like 6-4 6-4 to Roddick
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Re: Hewitt Vs Roddick Queens Semis, Oh yeah

This should be interesting and a lot depends on Roddick's serve like you said and also whether Hewitt can get in quality returns. I do hope Hewitt can nick a win but I have a feeling Roddick will successfully defend his title this year.
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I am sure this is the one day "Potato Haters" will be pulling for the "Potato"... atleast, either Duck or Potato will be in the final, that's sweeeeeet

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It's grass nothing unusual about either making a final on grass, if it was on clay then it might irritate more people.

If Roddick serves mid 60s he should win the match. Hewitt will be there, but this really is in Roddick's hands.
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tangy don't forget it's grass. the ability to run everything down isn't as much of an asset. As for psychological edge, three years is a loooooooooong time. Have they both improved the same amount since 2001?
Safin and Haas were playing a different Andy this year and they still beat him. Why would it be any different for Hewitt?

I'm wicked excited about this match-up but I feel ill too ....

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Safin and Haas were playing a different Andy this year and they still beat him. Why would it be any different for Hewitt?
Haas is the better player on clay, always has been. Safin was at his best after the first set in AO, I don't think anyone can beat Safin's best.

Hewitt hasnt beaten anyone in the top 30 for 4 months, he looked awful against Andreev, Roddick looked awesome against Paradorn. It would be a huge upset if Hewitt won but if he does it then well done to him
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Safin and Haas were playing a different Andy this year and they still beat him. Why would it be any different for Hewitt?

I'm wicked excited about this match-up but I feel ill too ....
Well Safin was playing unconsciously good during the AO and plus the match was about as close as it gets lol... Hewitt is not playing *that* great this week from what everyone has said. And I can't compare with Andy/Haas because 3/4 of their matches were on clay!! And Andy played really poorly in the Houston final and he's not playing really poorly now, plus the grass suits him far more, obviously. I'm not saying Andy will roll over Lleyton - I just don't see how much you can really glean from comparing his activity from these players especially since Lleyton is nothing like Marat or Tommy really, and this is grass to boot.

I think the match is totally up in the air. I don't see either of them with some huge advantage. I think it's a lot of unknown quantity. IMO Stuff from 3 years ago, especially one match where Andy retired and another that was so close it could've gone either way reveals a whole lot. It's not like Lleyton totally creams Andy when they play like Haas seems to do and it's not like he has the game to frustrate him like Tim or Roger so I just don't see it so clear-cut at all either way lol

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Hewitt hasnt beaten anyone in the top 30 for 4 months, he looked awful against Andreev, Roddick looked awesome against Paradorn. It would be a huge upset if Hewitt won but if he does it then well done to him
Not that it means much, but he has beaten Bjorkman, Gaudio (who is now in the top 30) and Verkerk (who was in the top 30 before Hewitt beat him) in the last 4 months.

Andy seemed to have an easy time of it with Paradorn. It didn't seem that way with Ancic (from the scorecard). Did anyone watch that match who would like to comment on Andy's level of play in that match with Ancic?
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