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Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Keeps coming back after so many set-backs.

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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Has he been sidelined by injury for months?
Has he been outside of the top 50 since 2001?
Has he had to fight his way up to the rankings to be a top player?

NO, so no, he's not the biggest fighter

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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

It's amazing how often Andy has come back from heart-wrenching defeats, the kind that sends other players into early retirement (Coria) or into a deep funk for several months (Murray).

It's admirable how he just keeps shaking it off and moves forwards and onwards. His spirit cannot be killed. He is too strong.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

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1. Has he been sidelined by injury for months?
2.Has he been outside of the top 50 since 2001?
3.Has he had to fight his way up to the rankings to be a top player?
1. Yes
2. No, because he's the biggest fighter on the ATP
3. Yes
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Without a doubt, hes a great man for the sport. Compared to the likes of these "Talented" players like Gulbis, Gasquet, etc. who will go away at the drop of a hat.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Biggest fighter alright. With the umpires maybe.
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

He's up there, but to me, the guy(s) with the most fighting skills and biggest heart is a tie between Rafa and Ferrer. Andy is different in that he has that serve he can rely on. Rafa and David have to grind and find ways to win when things look bleak and their games are off.
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

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Biggest fighter alright. With the umpires maybe.
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He's up there, but to me, the guy(s) with the most fighting skills and biggest heart is a tie between Rafa and Ferrer. Andy is different in that he has that serve he can rely on. Rafa and David have to grind and find ways to win when things look bleak and their games are off.


if there wasn't so much HC (where his serve works the best) he wouldn't even be top 10

a guy who refuses to play the clay season because he's not good enough in the surface is the biggest fighter out there?

a quitter?
that's just as if Rafa skipped the US Open Series because he's not as good in DecoTurf as he is in other surfaces

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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Why play and embarrass yourself on a surface you're not good on? Rafa could take some notes from Andy in regards to the hard court season, so we wouldn't have to see his disgraceful game on it
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

yeah, giving up is the best way to show how much of a fighter you are...

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Why play and embarrass yourself on a surface you're not good on? Rafa could take some notes from Andy in regards to the hard court season, so we wouldn't have to see his disgraceful game on it
Beautiful thing to say the same day he saves MP to win.
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

No. Never was, is not now, and never will be the biggest fighter on tour.
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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

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if there wasn't so much HC (where his serve works the best) he wouldn't even be top 10

a guy who refuses to play the clay season because he's not good enough in the surface is the biggest fighter out there?

a quitter?
that's just as if Rafa skipped the US Open Series because he's not as good in DecoTurf as he is in other surfaces
Most of his grand slam finals have come on grass and would have done better if 3GS were on grass as before HC appeared. It is only 1 surface his bad on.

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Re: Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Andy is up there, maybe not the biggest fighter necessarily...just depends on your exact definition of fighter. Roddick has been more impressive than anyone else in consistently coming back from crushing defeats from Federer in huge matches...I think that definitely counts for something.
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