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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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What happened to Andy Roddick?

Why has he become such a mug pusher? What happened to his power serve/forehand game from 2003/2004?
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

He changed when the overall style and shot selection of the game changed.

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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

before he ONLY had the huge serve but know hes working on other aspects of his gameplay to make him better
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before he ONLY had the huge serve but know hes working on other aspects of his gameplay to make him better
Before he had a huge serve and one of the biggest forehands in the game which he could hit winners from the back of the court from that wing, something he can't even come close to doing nowadays.

Nothing has improved in his game. His volleys are still average, his backhand still sucks, and still no return of serve.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

I think he is still progressing... he could me much fresher than a guy like Del Potro for the US.
I hope to see him in the last few days of the Open.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

The game has changed, and Andy has changed along with it.

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The game has changed, and Andy has changed along with it.
How has the game "changed" have anything to do with Andy's inability to win baseline rallies? Not everyone's a mug pusher like what Andy's become.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

His serve doesn't work as well at night, so if organizers want to have a greater chance of him losing, they'll put him at night matches all the time.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

His forehand looks really forced and unatural, its amazing the difference between his massive serve and his meek ground strokes.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

He hit an amazing forehand down the line against Federer in their QF encounter in Madrid 2nd set TB this year.

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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

I think it has to do with Larry Stefanki. When Stefanki coached Gonzalez, he put more thought into his game rather than just belting the shit out of the ball. Same with Roddick. Not just bashing it, but working on other areas of his game and playing smarter tennis.

Like Gonzalez, with Stefanki, Roddick made a GS final. Just couldn't quite get there.

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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

He lost that big forehand under Jimmy Connors. Its far more spinny now. I don't know if its intentional, or whether its gone for good.

His backhand has improved though. I never saw him hit the ball from that wing that cleanly, as evidenced at Wimbledon this year, He actually made the Federer match competitive.

In an ideal world I would have kept the improved movement and backhand, and gone back to the 03 forehand, but sometimes tradeoffs dont work that way.
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He is not playing that bad these months. I mean, it's not like he would be a genius. His only GS title was against a "mug" on HC in 2003.
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Re: What happened to Andy Roddick?

you stupid tools, roddick has been doing great this season and one loss because he was fatigued doesnt change anything, and im not roddick fan...just sad to see this kind of bs.

he is making results so obviously his current playingstyle is working fine.
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clown thread. expected from ichitard.
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