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RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Pretty good match, except both were getting broken left and right.

Kavcic has some really crisp shots, though. Very decent clay-courter with one problem; he's even sh*ttier than sh*tty in terms of Serves. It was slower than a WTA serve sometimes.

Roddick too good mentally, though he did get annoyed easily. His backhand has improved tremendously, and his flat shots proved beneficial as opposed to his loopy play.

I'm not expecting much of Roddick to go deep, but it's nice to see him trying.

Andy needs to stop getting broken.

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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Bob Kavčič knows where his weakness lies and he's working on it. Broke Roddick a number of times, just couldn't get it done on his own serve. Still a good experience for him, first time on a big stage like this and Bob definitely didn't disappoint.
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Kavcic put in an excellent effort, but the serve has always been his problem, which he knows and that is a mass handicap to further progress unless there is significant improvement.

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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Mugfest, but Andy is a mental giant. This is how you win ugly, well done Andy!
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

some effort kavcik to be broken 10 times on clay V Roddick

very difficult draws this Roddick gets to get players who belong in Kazak F5's
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

How can you have such an awful serve, especially at 6'2? The serve is the only shot you have complete control over, there is no excuse to have it so fundamentally wrong.

As for Roddick, crap match, but he was always going to reach the 4th round and lose regardless of his level of play.
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Nice job Andy

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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Gabashvili has a good shot against Andy next round

Provided he doesn't play like an idiot - which is probably doubtful
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Andy for the title!!
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Andy on the way to his first qf at rg!
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Good job grinding it out Andy

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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Gabashvili next, haven't watched him lately, but last time I did, he looked like a ball basher like Troicki. Should be interesting.

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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Good match. Damp + cold + Suzanne Lenglen = loads of grueling rallies. Both players gave their all, though it looked like Andy was on the mental edge 3rd set. Wish all the "Roddick is nothing but a serve" morons could have seen this. Today he was everything but.

Kavcic is an exceptional fighter but lacks any real weapons. Not sure how far he can go, there are loads of pushers like him in the top 100.
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

'Grats to Roddick. I watched it up till the rain break and then switched to the Monfils/Fognini match so didn't see it all, but the first couple of sets were entertaining tennis for the most part. I thought Kavcic acquitted himself pretty well, certainly lots of good things to take away.

Roddick has done a good job of toughing things out these first two rounds, not necessarily in the best form but he's definitely got the desire there.
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Re: RG R2: Roddick (6) def. Kavcic 6-3. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Nobody to stop you from winning this title, Andy.

Liked what I saw of Kavcic today, will put him on my stalker watch list.

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