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Roddick on Fire: Ousts Moya 6-7, 6-4, 6-1

Best I've seen the boy play. Period.

He was focused, (gasp) varied in his attack, continually positive and (second gasp) actually mature in his handling of points lost/stolen.

Moya played well. But he persisted in the very puzzling tactic of running around the backhand, only to hit high-medium paced forehands into Andy's forehand corner? .....Moya needed to truly work Andy's backhand over and over (he should watch Agassi tapes), and then go into the forehand corner, hard, every so often.

And during the last two sets Moya's shots hardly approached the lines. If he wasn't going to go for it pace-wise, then he needed to make it difficult for Roddick to spank that forehand. The Spaniard played well, but not to win against an on-form Roddick.

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Yep, he was really good. But still, he'll get his ass kicked by Hewitt and if not, Fed.


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WTF happened to Moya in that 3rd set, he just crumbled. I think Moya is officialy over the hill. Can't see him being a factor in the slams at this point.
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Re: Roddick on Fire: Ousts Moya 6-7, 6-4, 6-1

Well, nearly everyone gets their ass kicked by Federer.

I don't think it's a given that Hewitt will win this match. Roddick looked good in his last two matches.
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You crashed and burned Carlos. Crashed and burned. I hate quitters. You really could have fought a little more hon. sigh. And you were doing so well too. Where's your head at??

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Re: Roddick on Fire: Ousts Moya 6-7, 6-4, 6-1

Boy, it sure doesn't take long for the haters to show up with their bitter venom.

Andy! Another three sets with Carlos, another win. Well done. He's looking like his old self out there: confident and in control. We like to see that. Please continue.

So that's two dragons he's slayed this week: Gonzales (Olympics loss) and Moya (DC loss). Now comes the big Aussie dragon. Andy simply must keep his head on straight this time and not let bad calls or whatever unnerve him. He can beat Lleyton. Has done it before. Anyhoo...

The turning point, I think, came in the first set when Andy got hooked on a bad call and lost the TB because of it. Normally when Andy gets a bad call like that he goes absolutely berserk and chews the ump out throughout the entire match, the changeovers, and even as he's leaving the court, whether he wins the match or not.

He didn't do that this time. For once he actually put the bad call behind him, let the anger go and stayed focused on winning the next two sets. This is excellent improvement for him and very bad news for his opponents.

Lord Carlos was very good in first two sets (*sprinkles the fairy dust*) then kind of melted as Andy got into the zone in the third. A typical Roddick/Moya match, I guess.

Well done again, Andy. Keep your head on straight, stay aggressive, and you will win again.

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Nice win for Roddick. It should be a big confidence booster for him, coming back from a set down. It will be super interesting tomorrow to see how he matches up against Hewitt! Can't wait.

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Best I've seen the boy play. Period.

He was focused, (gasp) varied in his attack, continually positive and (second gasp) actually mature in his play.

Moya played well. But he persisted in the very puzzling tactic of running around the backhand, only to hit high-medium paced forehands into Andy's forehand corner? .....Moya needed to truly work Andy's backhand over and over (he should watch Agassi tapes), and then go into the forehand corner, hard, once every 7-9 times.

And during the last two sets Moya's shots hardly approached the lines. If he wasn't going to go for it oace-wise, then he needed to make it difficult for Roddick to spank that forehand. The Spaniard played well, but not to win against an on-form Roddick.
Yes, this was about as good as I've seen Roddick play. He really should have won in straights as he was up a break in the first and 4-1 in the tiebreak. I thought Moya looked weary the entire match. Not that he played bad, he kept the ball in play and made Roddick beat him, but he just looked tired to me. Roddick's play was a very high level, and everything was working for him. Not much else to say. If he plays like this tommorow, I think he'll take out Hewitt.
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Bye Carloser, I dont understand why he still is in the top ten. His play has been going downhill for a while now. Good job Andy, tough test tomorrow for both Hewitt and Andy. Hewitt is serving teribbly in this tournament, and if he does the same tomorrow he will be spanked by Andy if not then Hewitt may do some spanking. Either way it should be an interesting match.

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Roddick was impressive today. Great movement and footwork, some smart defense, unusually crisp volleys, approach shots that stayed low, solid backhand, great forehand passing shots. Lots of power, but it was under control. He successfully played an all-court game today.

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Andy! That's how you do it. Now if only you could beat the potato.....
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Bye Carloser, I dont understand why he still is in the top ten. His play has been going downhill for a while now. Good job Andy, tough test tomorrow for both Hewitt and Andy. Hewitt is serving teribbly in this tournament, and if he does the same tomorrow he will be spanked by Andy if not then Hewitt may do some spanking. Either way it should be an interesting match.





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Roddick was freakin' awesome. So proud of the duck.
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