Originally Posted by Mike Jones
Roddick has had alot of chances under pressure, few GS finals and SF and DC FINAL and the 1st round DC, he didnt win.
well since people will bring up Ljubicic for some reason, he has not had many under pressure situations. Madrid was semi-pressure. Paris was nothing at all, he knew he was in TMC with safin out. even with lose he was in. Davis Cup final was 4th rubber, not 5th and his team was up 2-1, thanks to him getting 2 wins. singles and in dubs he stepped up when mario was down.
yes but consider roddick's opposition compared to ljubicic.
roddick had to play federer a bunch, lleyton a bunch. Its not abt pressure, he aint good enough sometimes.
The fact that roddick came close to federer, the supposed greatest ever on grass speaks volumes to his ability despite losing all the time.
i agree roddick has lost his confidence and isnt as good in pressure situations.
But consider that ivan is playing his best ever, his mental focus is letting him down. When roddick was #1, he didnt lose close matches. Ljubo shouldnt be losing the way he does when he is playing his best tennis right now.
The point isnt that ljubicic is worse than roddick, but that you probably cant compare the two, because one is on rise while the other is well...who knows