Originally Posted by Roddickominator
Was a crappy match....even had like 4 breaks in a row at one point in the 2nd set. Harrison's coach has him pushing all day long. He's looking like a poor man's version of the bad version of Roddick. Bad backhand, loopy forehand, way behind the baseline chasing down a bunch of balls, only he has a much less consistent serve than Roddick so he can't rely on that to keep him in matches.
He IS a fast kid, but doesn't really hit good shots when far behind the baseline....hits way too many short balls and doesn't hit many great shots from very defensive positions(usually just turns out to be an easy volley for the opponent).
He started looking good during the game where Rochus was serving for the match....started ripping returns and actually hitting the ball and playing aggressively. It was too little, too late though. Rochus was in decent rhythm all match long and was confident enough to win.
I didn't really talk about Rochus much because matches like this really aren't on his racquet. He plays at his level pretty consistently...a decent player on a good day will beat him, but someone playing badly can easily lose to a guy like this. Harrison has to get to where he is beating guys like this consistently.
WTF are you smoking? Rochus played a fantastic match, donut