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IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

Solid performance from A-Rod, he has got to do well in the next few weeks.

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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

It's ridiculous how ATP cares about Blake. Before the tournament they announced he'd face Roddick in the second round. Who cares? Is it more interesting than Davydenko-Wawrinka or Raonic-Fish for instance? Blake has been useless for almost two years, really pointless taking time to deal with him

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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

footwork and speed are gone

no serve( not that he had a great one to begin with)

I fail to see how Blake at 31 will ever get back to his "best"
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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

not a bad match from Blake, if he was more consistent he'd could have pulled this out
pathetic pushing from Duck once again

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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

It's sad to me that Blake is such a shadow of his former self He has some good moments in that match though, for sure.

This is the most respectable Andy has looked all year. He was solid off the serve, great off the ground, good movement, and some of those passing shots were great. He needs to improve though if he wants to make it deep. With the draw though, he should be able to make the QFs.
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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

Good stuff from both, I was impressed with James at some parts of the match
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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

Andy called a double-bounce on himself when the chair umpire missed it.

Kinda feel bad for James but, as someone else said on twitter, at least he didn't lose to Donald Young.

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Judging by the response Blake got from the crowd, I'd say IW was within their rights to hype him. He's very popular, regardless of what MTFers think of him.

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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

Stupid Flake losing to that.
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Andy called a double-bounce on himself when the chair umpire missed it.
was it 0-0 in the 2nd set?

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If Roddick can serve over 70% and keep mentally tight in tie-breaks he could go far.

On a good serving day could give Djokovic problems in potential quarter final.
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Re: IW R2: Roddick df Blake 6-3 7-5

Some flashes of the old Blake, surely, but also some errors, footwork was a bit off, and he's not nearly as fast as he once was, though still rather quick.

Roddick pushed and pushed and pushed his way to victory

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Judging by the response Blake got from the crowd, I'd say IW was within their rights to hype him. He's very popular, regardless of what MTFers think of him.
He's got great PR. There's an illusion he's a threat and dropped in the ranking due to injuries, very naive

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Judging by the response Blake got from the crowd, I'd say IW was within their rights to hype him. He's very popular, regardless of what MTFers think of him.
Because of all the special attention he got/gets. Most casual fans probably think Blake is some kind of elite player because of how much press and featured matches he got. And not just in the US.

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