Originally Posted by ftd999
How is Verdasco playing? Why is Roddick struggling? Is he making errors off the ground? Inconsistent serving? Or is he just getting outplayed?
Verdasco played a fairly good game. He has a lot of power, but still has to learn to control it. He could have beaten Andy, but he choked in the tie breaker. The thing that amazed me was if Verdasco had held it together in the tie breaker, he had an extremely good chance of beating Andy. At one point, I felt that Andy was just waiting for Verdasco to make the error such as overhitting a ball. I suppose when I saw Verdasco raise the level of his game, I'm still waiting for Andy to raise the level of his game. Verdasco dictated play throughtout most of the match, he even handed the match to Andy. I like Andy, but I just can't imagine Verdasco dictating that much play to Federer, Hewitt, Safin (on a good day), and Ivan L.(yes, he has entered my list of players that hold my respect based upon the level of their game).