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Re: Why was (is) Federer such a bad matchup for Roddick?

Because he had to face Federer in his prime at grand slams. If Nadull, Fakervic, or Nadull had to face Federer in 2004-2006 they would have been dominated just like everyone else. Hard to imagine when you just started watching tennis I know, but in his prime Federer really was on another planet and that level of play will never be replicated again, especially not by the clowns today
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Re: Why was (is) Federer such a bad matchup for Roddick?

Roger's serve is not predictable

Roger reads Roddick's serves

Roger takes the ball early and is constantly aggressive unlike pusher Roddic
Roger moves better

Roger is faster

Roger has depth on his shot and even if his backhand is "weaker" his backhand is still 1.000.000 better than that of Roddick's

Roger has variety in his forehand and hits it flat if he's in the mood

Roger knows how to defend

Roger can go from defense to offense

unlike Roddick Roger can approach the net well and hit volley that won't be run down like Roddick's "volleys"

Roger can hit slices

Roger can hit drop shots

Roddick is predictable with the backhand floating "slice" in the middle of the service court

Roddick is predictable with that forehand "slice" to Roger's forehand

Roddick is predictable with the forehand he tries to hit to Roger's forehand that gets him passed all day long

it doesn't need to be about sheer power with Roger


hell last time Roger played Roddick in Basel he didn't even block Roddick's serve

everyone beats Roddick now after watching Roger destroy Roddick's predictable game and they should pay Roger residual fees
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Because he had to face Federer in his prime at grand slams. If Nadull, Fakervic, or Nadull had to face Federer in 2004-2006 they would have been dominated just like everyone else. Hard to imagine when you just started watching tennis I know, but in his prime Federer really was on another planet and that level of play will never be replicated again, especially not by the clowns today
Of course Federer level of play can be surpassed, i mean he doesn't have a really good topspin BH and his FH isn't that good on high balls.

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Of course Federer level of play can be surpassed, i mean he doesn't have a really good topspin BH and his FH isn't that good on high balls.

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Key word is "doesn't" because in the present you're right. The whole point however is those things "weren't" true and Federer in his prime had the best forehand ever and an unattackable backhand. His slice used to be much better, he was far quicker to defend the backhand and high balls didn't work because he stood on the baseline and could half volley moonballs before they got up. Nadull's tactics really only started working when Federer's movement broke down, it was never in his hands and even now OldFed has the matchup against Nadull on his racket
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Of course Federer level of play can be surpassed, i mean he doesn't have a really good topspin BH and his FH isn't that good on high balls.

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Re: Why was (is) Federer such a bad matchup for Roddick?

just like today vs. grigor,
'dick jekyllandmrhyde" was always a moonball dropshot clown and fraud. a clueless choker who cared more about buying respect with his fangirls' money and sleeping with a vacuous fantasy-nba playing 'model'. forget about playing dignified tennis and retiring when he's declining. he knows he tried to look like an amazing player by being an apologist for federer. but because he's surrounded by greedy wealthy bitches, he doesn't care what he does. idiot was broken 3 or more times and still howled like a talentless douchebag who robbed the bank and stole some love in shanghai. he's kato kaelyn.
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Re: Why was (is) Federer such a bad matchup for Roddick?

Federer's return neutralizes Roddick's biggest weapon while Roddick's return makes Federer's serve look amazing.

Consider that in the 2009 Wimbledon match (the best match Roddick played against him) Federer had 50 aces! About half of them in the 16-14 set. Federer is not a player I'd ever call an ace machine but he consistently out-aces Roddick in their matches.
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