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Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

at this draw.

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

easy roddick in two

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

Poor Blake since his rankings fall has been unlucky with draws.

Why is Roddick playing so many MMs?

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

Blake has lost good ranking and now wherever he goes has to deal with difficult draw

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

Roddich in sets: TWO.

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bad luck for blake, but this is what happens when you have a low ranking, there is every chance that u play one of the top players in the first round.

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

8 games max for Blake.
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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

Only going to get worse for Blake, a huge chunk of his points to defend at Queens and Estoril. See how he likes the draws ranked 80-90.
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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

Real shame, just shows how hard it can be to get back amongst the elite.
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Roddick played 4 tie-breaks in the last two matches, who knows, maybe withdraws if another match with Verdasco in San Jose will be tight as well

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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

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Poor Blake since his rankings fall has been unlucky with draws.

Why is Roddick playing so many MMs?
It's called smart scheduling.

With two big TMS events back to back in Indian Wells & Miami, playing two smaller warm-up events in the United States is smart. Plus he's American. Most Europeans play one small euro event before coming to the States for the TMS events though some Europeans who are also based in the USA tend to play the small US indoor HC swing.

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It's called smart scheduling.

With two big TMS events back to back in Indian Wells & Miami, playing two smaller warm-up events in the United States is smart. Plus he's American. Most Europeans play one small euro event before coming to the States for the TMS events though some Europeans who are also based in the USA tend to play the small US indoor HC swing.
Andy's going to Dubai right after Memphis though

Anyway, the irony is that James was the one who picked the draw :rolls;

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Why is Roddick playing so many MMs?
Roddick is no longer a factor in Masters 1000 or higher
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- well may the 'best' win.
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Re: Memphis R1: Blake vs. Roddick WWW

probably 6-3 6-3 Roddick, given how poorly Blake is playing these days


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Why is Roddick playing so many MMs?

cuz he's gotta get those ranking points somehow and show how he's still the "big man" when he plays the lower ranked players He's not gonna be winning any bigger events these days, so he might as well add some more MM titles to his resume.

Plus, he'll bitch all day long about not wanting to play in Europe during the clay season (as some Europeans bitch about playing in the US for long stretches), but Roddick loves playing in the US. He has no problem playing a lot of weeks in a row in his home country, appreciates his top billing here and of course he'll gladly accept those huge appearance fees
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