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Question But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

Roddick was a No. 1 junior player and had up-and-down results until he connected with Brad in 2003. Then he ascended to the top of the US Open and year-end rankings.

His 2004 was complicated by a player called Federer, who seemed to step in the way of winning so many tournaments, including Wimbledon. Then Roddick lost to Pim Pim, unexpectly in the US Open. Although he will probably end the year #2, it has not been the year many had expected.

Now with Fed, a resurgent Safin and Hewitt, an always dangerous Agassi, and the new class making waves (Pim Pim, Nadal, Monfils, Tsongas, Baghdatis), how do you think Roddick will fare?

1. Will he win a Slam?
2. Will he finish in the top 5?
3. Will he beat Federer at any time?
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I think roddick will continue to lag behind federer though there's is no shame in that - federer is very very special, type of player that comes once in a generation

i really think it will be a hewitt/safin/roddick battle to fill the next 3 places in the world rankings in 2005!!
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and can't really see roddick winning a slam next year
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if andy decides to get his ass into gear then he can achive anything he wants to....but i dont see it happening...he has become to hollywood!
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is he still dating mandy moore?
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Tough to say- in a way, I think his game is a little one-dimensional, and many players are starting to figure it out. Unless he makes some drastic improvements and starts playing with more feel and cunning, I'm afraid he could very well become the Jim Courier of the 2000's- by that I mean a player with a mighty weapon who made it to the very top but after a while could not sustain his level and started to fall behind while the game progressed.

Having said that, I believe he will remain in the top 5, at least during 2005. He may beat Federer but only if Roger is not playing at 100%.

As to will he win a slam? Tough to say- he has susrprised fans and critics alike in the past, he may very well do so again!
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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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I think roddick will continue to lag behind federer though there's is no shame in that - federer is very very special, type of player that comes once in a generation

i really think it will be a hewitt/safin/roddick battle to fill the next 3 places in the world rankings in 2005!!
Agreed.

And no, he's not dating Mandy Moore anymore. They broke in March and he's dated been Lauren Bedford but right now he's single ( as far as everyone knows)
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Agreed.

And no, he's not dating Mandy Moore anymore. They broke in March and he's dated been Lauren Bedford but right now he's single ( as far as everyone knows)
Wasn't he in Paris
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No, he wasn't even in Vegas as people say
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didn't i answer this question already

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

If Safin can keep his head on straight, I think he can challenge Andy for #2. As much as Lleyton has surged in the rankings, Andy can still beat him in my opinion. I don't see Hewitt challenging Roddick should they ever meet.

Federer can win any Slam next year. I say he takes at least two.
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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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and the new class making waves (Pim Pim, Nadal, Monfils, Tsongas, Baghdatis)
Monfils, Tsonga and Baghdatis are part of a new class making waves? One good "run" doesn't do it, you need to keep that up. And we all saw what Andy did to Nadal as the USO this year.

Federer got in the way of EVERYONE this year so you can aply that factor to many people who were trying to win a slam this year. He's capable of beating a resurgent Safin and Hewitt as he already did so this year. I just hope that in 2005 we will have really good 4 way battles with Federer (stop winning k), Roddick, Hewitt and Safin and you also have other great players you can throw into the mix like Agassi, Moya (to an extent) and also PimPim as I think he'll come into his own next year. Do I expect him to win a slam next year? I have no idea but he's fully capable of doing so. He'll most definitely finish top 5, and if he doesn't there's something seriously wrong with him. I do believe he'll be able to chalk up another win over Federer as will I believe Safin and Hewitt and most probably Agassi though it'll become extremely difficult to do so because to beat Federer you either have to make the finals or pray (though I don't think you would really want to) that you're in his quarter to get a shot at beating him.

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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

If ancic can get his head straight (which will probably never happen because he is mentally weaker than my grandma) he could challenge the top players
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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

So in other words, he never will.

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Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

TF, don't you think it's odd that you dislike Andy so much but start start more threads about him in GM than anyone else? Your guy is playing well and winning big tournaments, you'd think you could just ignore him and have something better to focus your energy on

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