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Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

How do you all think that Roddick will do at Queen's and Wimbledon this year? He does have a lot of points of defend. It is a shame about his decline since 2003/2004, when he was the second best player in the world, and expected to beat everyone apart from Federer on a grass and hard court. In 2005 he was 'figured out' and declined massively on the hard courts, but still managed to keep his level at Wimbledon and remain a major force. Hopefully this year isn't the year where he also declines on grass.
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I certainly hope so. I certainly will be praying and crossing everything there is to cross for him. Go Andy.

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Yes - because I can count the number of active players who can actually play well on grass on one hand.
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He's still the 2nd best grass courter in the world. I do fear for him though.
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I think this is Andy's year at Wimbly... I'm rooting for you kid, so get it together.
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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

as long as his serve holds he will be fine on a grasscourt as his serve will win him all the points
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NO!
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No, he won´t.
I am pretty sure there are more people than Roger who can beat Andy on grass this year.

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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

No!

He's going to be losing points.

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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

So far this year:
- He has lost points at the Australian Open (05-Semi-final, 06-4th round)
- He has lost points at San Jose (05-Winner, 06-Semi-Final)
- He has lost points at Memphis (05-Semi-Final, 06-Quarter Final)
- He has lost points at Indian Wells (05-Semi-Final, 06-4th Round
- He has gained points at Miami (05-2nd round, 06-Quarter-Final)
- He has lost points at Houston (05-Winner, 06-Quarter-Final)
- He has gained points at Rome (05-3rd Round, 06-Quarter Final)
- He has lost points at Hamburg (05-1st Round, 06-Did not compete)
- He has lost points at French Open (05-2nd Round, 06-1st Round)

Obviously he lost a significant amount of points in the early year hard court season, but there is also a chance that he lost points in the clay court season, even though he didn't have that many to lose. I am worried about him.
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Depends on his fitness. I hope his ankle has recovered.
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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

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Depends on his fitness. I hope his ankle has recovered.
Well, he's been in London for a week already and has been practicing with Andre and Andy Murray, etc. Don't know much more than that.

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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

Depends on the seeding, he is 5 right now in the rankings, so if he does not get 2nd seed he might play Federer in SF, and Federer would beat him. I also think Nalbandian would beat him on grass and Agassi, also depends how lubijic plays on these warmup events but if he does good I believe he could potentially beat ROddick, Ancic is also playing much better now and has a good shot to beat him,lol and I forgot Hewitt who for sure would beat him.
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Re: Will Roddick be able to defend his grass court points?

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Depends on the seeding, he is 5 right now in the rankings, so if he does not get 2nd seed he might play Federer in SF, and Federer would beat him. I also think Nalbandian would beat him on grass and Agassi, also depends how lubijic plays on these warmup events but if he does good I believe he could potentially beat ROddick, Ancic is also playing much better now and has a good shot to beat him,lol and I forgot Hewitt who for sure would beat him.
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Nalbandian won't beat Roddick on grass, Nalby couldn't beat Roddick on HC 3 out 4 trys.

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Roddick has beaten Hewitt and Agassi on grass.

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Roddick has beaten Ancic on Grass

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Roddick proved in 2004 that if he plays his best he can beat the mighty Fed on grass, he just needs to make that step.

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