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PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

Well, they're the only two players to win the two MS this summer, and going into the Open, Roddick is playing better than anyone else. So, i agree with Patrick.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

All I know about PMac is that he played a version of tennis very inferior to his brother John McEnroe.

What is his record of previous predictions like?

I think he might be right although it would not surprise me if Nadal comes to the US Open and starts playing very well.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

Patrick and the rest of the ESPN crew are usually very, very wrong about their predictions(My all time favorite P Mac prediction is Hrbaty over Safin in the QF of 2005 AO)...Although this one's a no-brainer really, who else you got?

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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Well, they're the only two players to win the two MS this summer, and going into the Open, Roddick is playing better than anyone else. So, i agree with Patrick.
Last year Federer and Nadal were the 2 master winners; Nadal made an early exitin the US Open.

Based on current form Federer should beat Roddick. This is based more on Roddick playing a style of tennis Federer enjoys playing against compared to a certain other player.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

Once again : I don't see Roddick handling with Nadal. I'm not even sure if A-Rod proceeds to the SF
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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

I think that's a safe prediction and is no more likely than Fed v/s Nadal, or Fed v/s Gasquet or Fed v/s someone else that comes through. I think Federer's draw to the Open final is favorable to him, but Andy's is not. Andy is seeded to have many tricky matches to get to the final. I would be encouraged about Andy's chances if he were to beat Marcos/Andre/Andrei. Then again, Gasquet is playing so well on HC. And Rafa simply cannot be counted out.

In contrast to Fed, who I think can be taken out more easily in the earlier rounds, I think Andy's chances actually dwindle in the later rounds of Slams, because his style of playing takes a lot out of him physically, and that affects his best weapons. Then, when the physical side weakens, the mental side does too. Very intrigued to see the 2006 Rafa v/s Andy matchup, lets see if they get that far.
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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

His analysis of the draw was awful. Yeah, Nieminen prefers clay.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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I think Andy's chances actually dwindle in the later rounds of Slams, because his style of playing takes a lot out of him physically, and that affects his best weapons.
Some of his service games require minimal effort with most points not lasting more than 3 shots.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

No. Roddick will be gone.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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I think Andy's chances actually dwindle in the later rounds of Slams, because his style of playing takes a lot out of him physically, and that affects his best weapons. Then, when the physical side weakens, the mental side does too.
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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

for once PMac may be right.

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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

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Some of his service games require minimal effort with most points not lasting more than 3 shots.
Yes, with lower ranked players and earlier in the draw, this will win him matches more easily. But as he advances and runs into better players with better returning skills, the serve will not hold him well any more. His game seems to be very demanding on the body, and as it wears and tears more, he will have a harder time (it seems to me) in best of 5's, in the second week. This is why it was very encouraging to see him try incorporate S/V more.
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Re: PMac: This will be a Feds-Roddick final

No....I don't think Roddick will make it, and I'm not even sure Federer will either

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