Originally Posted by rofe
Blake has been Roddicks's bitch but he has the return game to make life difficult for Roddick. It is mostly mental in my opinion and I agree that Roddick will edge past Blake.
Blake does a great job timing some returns off of first serves and blasting weak second serves. What he is not as good at is getting a lot of serves back in play. Obviously he is not going to time huge returns on Roddick's first serve, so he had better hope Roddick doesn't serve at 78% tommorrow. Blake also needs to make a lot less unforced errors on his own serve games, attack Roddick's BH, come to net, and put pressure on Roddick's serve games by at least holding his own.
They almost always play tight first sets, so if James wants to win, he has to win that first set. If he does win the 1st set, I am sure it will be in a TB.