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How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

I love Agassi and dislike Roddick, but I think Agassi would lose.

Roddick's anticipation, lateral movement and defensive skill have improved a ton. Pounding crosscourt backhands wouldn't earn Agassi unforced errors anymore, as Roddick's backhand has become incredibly steady. As good as Agassi's return game was, Roddick's serving is better. I think Agassi would have to be hitting the down the line backhand very well to win this, and even then only in tiebreaks.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

Medium pace/bounce hardcourt.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

Are you kidding me? Agassi would have 20 GS if he was playing in this mug era and would probably own Roddick 20-0 in the h2h, if not more.






















Just kidding... But seriously, I think Agassi would get the best of Roddick.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

It was supposed to be Berdych's month to bandwagon, instead we get more of Roddick badwagoning Must be the only one-slam guy constantly compared to those close to double digit numbers. Apparently, there is no middle with him, he's either totally dismissed or put on par with the Agassi, Becker and the like
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

Look at the match-up objectively. Agassi's game was based around hitting crosscourt backhands, either waiting for the error or hitting the surprise down the line. He didn't really have any other plays. Roddick would likely be handling his service games easily and junkballing Agassi into errors on his own service games.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

Yeah, makes you wonder how that clown ever won all four slams
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

I believe it'll be 50-50, Agassi's fast paced game favours Roddick. He's doesn't have the game that can expose Roddick's weaknesses, as evident from their past encounters. Roddick is only most troubled by people who can pound top spins side to side (especiallly down the line) to expose his sloppy footwork. Nalbandian's baseline game is an absolute nightmare for Roddick.

This is the type of match you'll see when Agassi and Roddick play:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSRRDQF7YQ

And this is the type of match you'll see when Roddick and Nalbandian play:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gixMMTqENnM

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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

You're letting Agassi's success cloud your judgment. He was no Federer.
His game was built around breaking down the opponent's backhand, a tactic that wouldn't work against today's Roddick.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

no contest........agassi with his infinitely superior groundgame and outright offense, would prove too much for roddick........baldy in 30s had little trouble in handling roddick and his serve.......

don't get carried away with roddick's little success in miami.......anyway it's good to see that stefanki turned roddick into a somewhat meaningful tennis player at last.......if only he could get mentally tougher in slams.......
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

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You're letting Agassi's success cloud your judgment. He was no Federer.
His game was built around breaking down the opponent's backhand, a tactic that wouldn't work against today's Roddick.
But Roddick is a Sampras I assume.

This thread has already received far too much attention as far as I'm concerned. Happy bandwagoning
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

Roddick, seeing as how young Agassi wasn't that good. Now older Agassi is a different story, I'd still give it to Roddick though. Roddick is destined to follow Agassi's footsteps in how their careers get better as they get older.
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LOL at MTF, Roddick wins Miami and now hes being compared to legend such as Agassi. Come on, the guy absolutely SUCKS the French Open/Australian Open and is OK on the Usopen surface and his only surface which you can say he is actually a good player in on Wimbledon and still there are better players than him on that aswell.

Roddick is going to go missing till Queens now.
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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

How is this even in question? Destroy Roddick with ease.. Hell past prime mid 30s Agassi holds a 5-1 h2h over Roddick. Some feel Roddick is a better more well rounded player today.. I will argue that and say he was better when he WASN'T as well rounded with the deadly serve FH combo attack because he was going more for broke. Roddick may be more well rounded but there are a handful of players even more well rounded thus why Roddick has never been able to get a slam outside that USO in 2003.. I still think Roddick was at his best under Gilbert. And Im sticking to it. I'll take Roddick 03-05 over 09-10 Roddick

How would Agassi do? Agassi is essentially better than Roddick on every surface.. So he would do fine. Agassi is too much to handle from the baseline and he is twice the player Roddick is.. So Roddick has a better chance with his hold form beating Agassi then his baseline pusher style today. Everything Roddick does from the baseline, Agassi can do much better. If it gets into a baseline rally, Roddick is knee deep in shit.

Roddick would be lucky to even get take a slam match to 5 sets early 90s, 95,99,00 Agassi on ANY surface. Bottom line.. Agassi is a nightmare matchup for Roddick just as Federer is. Agassi is the ultimate return of serve. And Roddick in a baseline bash contest with Agassi is a no-win situation unless its Meth-head Agassi

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Re: How would prime Agassi do against today's Roddick?

We have to put things into perspective. Roddick is a good player but he's not a great player, Stefanki has shown he's a good coach by getting Roddick to lose weight and bringing strategy to his game. But Rddick has too may limitations at grand slam level.

Also, in a big match where it really matters, more often than not the player with the natural talent comes through and Agassi is a ntural talent.

I would also point out one thing, Agassi played in 15 Major finals against the worlds best,thats up there with the very best of all time. Agassi likes pace and Roddick has never been the best if you return his serve back in play consistently.
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