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Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

I think in 2003 he way overachieved for his talent, this year he's been more on a level for his talent, but i still think he's ranked too high.

anyway i think he's had a good year considering his game
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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

No, he's had a good year by any measure.

He's been both lucky and unlucky.

Unlucky because it's Fed's time, lucky because everybody else simply sucked this year.
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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

He has certianly had a good year, despite no slam title this year. He has 4 titles, and if it werent for Federer, Roddick would have atleast won Wimbledon, Toronto, and Bangkok. Just unlucky for him, Roddick's prime is parallel with Federer's.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

IMHO Roddick is not the type of player to be winning a GS tournament every year so winning 4 titles is not that bad at all.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

If that's what you think then everybody, save Federer, has had a terrible year. (and I'm not counting Gaudio's GS win as a "good year" because the dude can't do anything else)

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

Naldo it might be easy to quote the person your comment refers to

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

If Roddick's had a bad year then Rainer Schuettler's had a good year

Roddick's game apart from his serve is overranked but when you've got his type of serve your overall game doesn't need to be great

Im sure he'll be disappointed by his lack of success in the slams and his performances against Federer this year though

But overall he shouldn't be unhappy with his year
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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

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If that's what you think then everybody, save Federer, has had a terrible year. (and I'm not counting Gaudio's GS win as a "good year" because the dude can't do anything else)
So, how many errors do I need to correct here? Oh, here we go AGAIN, the discrediting of Gaudio's FO win. Please, he has made I believe 4 other finals, 3 in a row after the FO. If you want to say that, I can say, Roddick cant do shit on anything outside hardcourts, and grass. He's fortunate that the vast majority of the year is on those 2 surfaces, where as, for Gaudio there arent near the ammount of clay tournements, as there are hard. Had this been flipped around, and most of the year was played on clay, and not hard, Roddick would have had far worse results than Gaudio's overall results. Roddick is just very fortunate, that so many tournements are played on hardcourt. So in truth, Roddick is more one dementional than Gaudio. Anyone, with their heads on straight would know this.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

Where did I say Gaudio was one dimensional anyways?:retard: All I said was that I disn't count Gaudio, though you can by all means. And my reason for saying he didn't do much else means that he didn't win any other title this year. Looks a bit odd to me since he should have won some smaller clay events because the guy is so damn good on the clay. Maratski I don't think it's that hard to figure out who I was talking to.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

I think Hewitt is having a great year too. Maybe he is playing the tennis of his life this year, he is just unlucky Federer is out there.
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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

Oh and just for fun I went to check Gaudio's activity for this year. He's played 21 total events, though I throw out that exhibition tournament between countries played on clay, so in reality he played 20 events where points/titles were on the line. Out of those 20 events, he played 7 hardcourt tournaments and a whopping13 clay events. So saying that the tour is dominated by hardcourts and use that in defence of gaudio is pure bullshit. Gaudio knows his best surface is clay so he played on clay every chance he got. Just because there are more hardcourt events going on in the year doesn't mean shit because there are always these idiotic clay events going on during the hardcourt season where players go to play there because they favor the clay.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

I wouldnt call Roddick's year bad by anyones standards.
Gaudio has had a good year. Any year where you win a Slam and reach 3 other finals is a good year.
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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

I don't think he has a bad year, just really unlucky with the really good Federer. But I don't know if he really is the 2nd best this year, there are more who deserve the second spot. I think Hewitt had a really good year and Gaudio of course as well.


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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

Anyone who thinks that Roddick has had a 'bad year' should get their head checked. He's had a great year and has dominated almost the entire tour, on surfaces not named clay. The only reason why he hasnt won more tournements or a slam, is because he has been dominated by Federer.

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Re: Roddick - Do you think he's had a bad year?

His had a good year with only one real bad loss, USO QF. I think he will be pleased looking back on 2004.
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