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Federer doesn't believe Roddick served a world record speed

Q. Roddick hit a 153 miles an hour serve at Queen's. Can you talk about how power and speed, the ever increasing power and speed in the game is affecting certain shots, the way that you play?

ROGER FEDERER: Wonder if those speed guns are right, really. I've heard players who say the speed gun was all over the place in Queen's. But I think he even hit it wide on the ad side. How is that possible?

I know he hits the serve very hard. Well, I think it will only ‑‑ the game will only get faster from here. I don't think you can do much to slow it down.




roger is obviously in denial, probably in fear of such massive serving so he denies that it is possible.
i just hope he doesn't screw up and lose before the final so that he can experience those serves flying past him, maybe then he will believe 153 mph are very much possible and will crush him like a fly

he is correct when he says there is not much you can do to slow it down and there wont be much that he can do to stop roddick from winning wimbledon
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I see the anti-Federer fans are jealous of his position of number one and fav for Wimbledon. Never mind.
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Federer: "I've heard players who say the speed gun was all over the place in Queen's."
It's true that speed guns were fuc*** up at queens! They even turned them of when Karlovic played vs. Gambill in the first round cause they measured every second serve 150 mph/h!

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Federer: "But I think he even hit it wide on the ad side. How is that possible?"
I watched the match and I don't think Roddick hit a 153 mph serve! First he did hit it out wide and the wind was blowing towards him! He didn't even notice he hit a "huge" serve, neither did Srichaphan! They just turned to go to the next point when everybody in the crowd started applauding, just then they have noticed the speed gun!

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roger is obviously in denial, probably in fear of such massive serving so he denies that it is possible.
i just hope he doesn't screw up and lose before the final so that he can experience those serves flying past him, maybe then he will believe 153 mph are very much possible and will crush him like a fly
Federer has no reason to be afraid of Roddick! The score is 5/1 to Federer's favor! Roddick has no chance against Roger, on Grass especially. Aldo I think It's not impossible that Federer screw's up against some outsider before the final!

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Remember when Andy made a serving record last year at Queens? What happened when he played Rogi? Rogi had him sweating buckets putting his huge serve under so much pressure. Rogi has outplayed many big bombers before. I still think Mark hits them bigger than Andy. Rogi if he stays healthy will always be a factor at Wimbly win or lose it this year.
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Re: Federer doesn't believe Roddick served a world record speed

Roger! I solute you!

He's not in denial. He just knows that Roddick serves at his old speed of 230 kph, and that the speedometer isn't working properly. He also knows that he can get back Roddicks serves, whatever the speed gun says the speed is.

PS: I bet that Roddick would not hit a single 145 mph at Wimby... Plus, I want journalists to ask him if he's serve is weakening, when he doesn't serve as fast as in Queens.

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anyone have any more imagination then to say look at 5-1 in rogers favor

its not like roger and andy are playing each other each week to be able to draw conclusions from that, henman was 5-0 against federer at indian wells, did that help him?

they have played 3 times over the past 18 months and it is 2-1 in favor of federer. now roddick was in very bad shape in houston while roger played great. andy needs to be at 100% to beat roger and i am certain he will be if they meet in the final.
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hitchhiker.... LOL, I'm not sure if Roger is the person that should be afraid of Roddick. Roger could handle Roddick's serve every time so far and I don't find a reason why he shouldn't be able to do that again this year.

I'm a Roddick fan myself, but I don't deny the fact that Roddick was WITHOUT ANY CHANCE last year in Wimbledon and at the Masters Cup. Roddick had often to go uncouontable times over deuce to hold his serve whereas Federer had a much easier games and neither in Wimbledon nor in Houston I did not have the impression at any point of the whole match that Roddick is able to win.

Good, Roddick defeated Roger during his redhot streak before the US Open on American hardcourt in a third set tiebreaker, but still Federer was so far always superious against Roddick in the other matches.

prediction: if Roddick and Federer meet in Wimbledon, and if both guys play 100% of what they are capable of, I can only see one winner ---> Federer
but if Federer is bad and plays only 80% and Roddick 100 or 110% it could be the other way of course.

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prediction: if Roddick and Federer meet in Wimbledon, and if both guys play 100% of what they are capable of, I can only see one winner ---> Federer
but if Federer is bad and plays only 80% and Roddick 100 or 110% it could be the other way of course.
1 year ago roddick was odds on favorite to beat federer in the semi finals, roger had worse odds to win against roddick then he has of winning the championship this year

i dont think there has been a match where a top form roddick played a top form federer and until we see that it is difficult to judge things
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well said Neely. And 5-1 you can not deny a 5-1 record... It means a lot.
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Re: Federer doesn't believe Roddick served a world record speed

Well Hewitt said pretty much the same thing at Queens, - don't know quite how it can be possible and why they don't/can't get it fixed, but they do always say the speed guns are "too fast" at Queens.

As for Roger being jealous (maybe try spelling that word right and omitting the foul language next time azza ) - well in my opinion Roger is a far better, all-round player than Roddick - and the current World Number 1 - so why the hell should he be jealous? Tennis skill is more than big, booming serves you know.

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Tennis skill is more than big, booming serves you know.
good for roddick he has that far more skill then nalboondian
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1 year ago roddick was odds on favorite to beat federer in the semi finals, roger had worse odds to win against roddick then he has of winning the championship this year
Roddick may have been promoted as favourite to win that by the blind pundits of American TV, but I don't think he was elsewhere. Certainly not in the UK.
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good for roddick he has that far more skill then nalboondian
If you're going to argue, at least can you put together coherent sentences and spell properly. I don't mind typos, but I'm getting rather tired of this.
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