Originally Posted by Coleburg83
I knew Roddick had beaten Robredo before, but I had no idea he was 6-0 against him and has beaten him on every tennis surface without losing a set.
Robredo's problem is that he has no real weapon to hurt Andy. His serve isn't powerful enough to bother Andy's average return game, but his return game isn't powerful enough to bother Andy's service games either. He doesn't particularly come to net, which can bother Andy, and he's not a good enough defender like a Hewitt to force Andy into rallies and consequently, into errors. If you look at their games, Tommy's just doesn't match up well to Andy's at all, irrespective of surface.
If Andy's hitting 49 winners to 19 errors off someone as good at defending and rallying as Canas, I don't think it looks too good for Tommy this time around either. Not to mention all the intangibles like the setting, atmosphere, and crowd all heavily favor him too. And Tommy doesn't really strike me as the "rise to the occasion and play really loosely because of it" type of guy.