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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

at Wimby this year or next year?

Like Goran, Andy is near the end of his career. Like Goran, Andy has a booming serve. Like Goran, Andy finished runner up at Wimby 3 times, so is 4th time a charm?
Can Andy do it?

Would it make the same great sentimental story like Goran's run in 2001 if Andy finally won Wimbledon too? Or is he too much of a dick compared to him?

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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

Yes, Hass will be the Rafter of the scenario.

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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

IW 2010...Roddick was Rafter

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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

He actually had it and that was 2009, but ultimately he remembered that he was a choker.
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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

No because this isn't a mug era.
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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

Of course he can. He's not completely done yet, all he really needs is that serve and forehand to fire for 2 weeks and to avoid Federer and he'll always be a serious contender. We've seen it in the past with Roddick, can't play good tennis for months and then somehow pulls a good tournament together.
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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

Grass field of 2001 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2012. Anyone who disagrees is wrong, a fanboy and needs to get off Agassi's crystal meth right now.

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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

Would be good to see him win Wimbledon just once, 2009 was his for the taking, but he just couldn't do it.

A lot of ifs have to happen for him to even get to another Wimbledon final again...IF Roger loses early, and Rafa/Nole/Muzza all lose early (Unlikely!), then he's in with a shot, and the big IF - he gets a cupcake draw and manages to get to the 2nd week of the tournament. Looks unlikely at this stage.

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No, no, hell NO!
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This is the only thing of Goran's that Roddick can hope to emulate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yr4dk2pxUA

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No, his chances have passed.

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This is the only thing of Goran's that Roddick can hope to emulate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yr4dk2pxUA
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Re: Can Andy Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic?

oh yeah i think he can definitely. all it would take is an on fire week, he can make it to the second week of a Grand Slam still if the draw provided is nice and can get into his zone. the thing is a player who can serve as well as him definitely still has a chance at Wimbledon.

i really hope he does win it still and would be very happy if he did. he's had some heartbreaking losses there and 2009 was probably one of these situations in which I think the wrong guy or guy who played the worse match won a Grand Slam final.

i think Roddick can do it and I hope he will in the next year or two because these are probably his last chances. even if it were against Nadal I would hope Roddick would win. he has put so much of himself into Wimbledon and left with nothing.

it's ironic because a guy like Andy Murray has so much pressure to do well at Wimbledon but you can tell by his face and words that it never has meant anywhere near as much to him as it does a guy like Andy Roddick. Roddick is there in his heart and that's why i want to see him pull off a wonder win in the next year or two before he retires. he's surely capable but will/would need luck too

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