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Congrats Roddick...

Good US Open, showed tennis you are back and the confidence is there. Keep this up... 2 sets off Federer next time, then the big W... it's going to be a process with him. The turnaround IMO was amazing!
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Re: Congrats Roddick...

Nice match Andy!
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GOOOOOOOO ANDY!!!!!

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Re: Congrats Roddick...

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Good US Open, showed tennis you are back and the confidence is there. Keep this up... 2 sets off Federer next time, then the big W... it's going to be a process with him. The turnaround IMO was amazing!
Andy played very well. I think he should set his sights on winning Madrid and/or Paris.

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Great performance, Jimbo makes a great job

No doubt andy is No. 2 on HC now

It's not easy to make a come back in such sport as tennis. Players become better, teens storming the ranking etc.
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Re: Congrats Roddick...

Roddick did a pretty job out there. If had broken Federer in the third the result might have been different. But Congratulations goes to Federer. He is a tough man to put away. Roddick should be very proud of himself for taking a set off federer.(he should have taken the third to a TB. ) Anyway another great competitive match. Roddick will definetely win USO Next year.
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Andy played very well. I think he should set his sights on winning Madrid and/or Paris.

Agree. This was the match that told me how much Andy has improved........2nd & 3rd set from Andy. I'm happy he is back in the top 10 and the no. 1 American. I definitely think he can win Madrid or Paris.



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Re: Congrats Roddick...

In spite of losing the match, in the 2nd and 3rd that was the best two sets of tennis I have seen from Andy Roddick ever except for game 12 of the 3rd. He played some amazing tennis and was in full flow and had Roger under pressure a lot to come up with fabulous shots.

He's really improved his game over the years but it's only when he's confident that he expresses it fully and effectively, so it's really nice to see him hitting some good ball again.
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Andy has nothing to be ashamed of and I hope once the sting of loosing wears off he realizes that. Last year he went out in the first round of the USO and then did pretty much nothing for like 11 months. He's got himself turned around and made the final. His only bad luck was that in getting there he ended up facing Roger on the other end of the net. He had to know that it would be an uphill battle to take three sets off of Roger but he made a go of it for a while there until Roger, as he so often does ramped it up when he needed it and took the match.

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Agree. This was the match that told me how much Andy has improved. I'm happy he is back in the top 10 and the no. 1 American. I definitely think he can win Madrid or Paris.
He is world no 6 now. Yes, he will enjoy playing on Indoor synthetic and will win it.surfaces. I hope he doesn't get injured by then.
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He was obviously bummed about losing the Final, but the result is such an improvement over the past year where his results had not been a good indicator of his ability level. The positive mindset and confidence were missing, but I see more and more of that now.

I think one of the burdens that was weighing him down was getting to a point where he could compete with Federer. Yet the past year or so he wasn't playing at the level where he could get to Federer in the Finals. Now that he's back to the top, I think that burden will return, but with a positive coach like Connors, I think he'll be better prepared to handle that challenge.
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Good US Open, showed tennis you are back and the confidence is there. Keep this up... 2 sets off Federer next time, then the big W... it's going to be a process with him. The turnaround IMO was amazing!

Yes, he did an excellent job in the second and third sets. In the 4th set, I think Federeritis snuck in as it seems to do with ALL of the top players who aren't Federer. There's a moment where a very small part of the mind goes "OMG, I'm playing against Federer" and it's all over after that.

Someone will start to be able to beat Federer on a regular basis and that someone will be able to think to himself, "I can beat Federer." Federer has shown himself to be mortal, but the myth of his immortality is messing with the players' minds. Federer has the ability to not be bothered by almost anything mental. The person who beats him will have to do the same.
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Re: Congrats Roddick...

Roddick showed some good results, and while it is clear that he isn't on Federer's level yet he has made some improvements and I think he can be a top 3 player again.

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Great job, in deed. Go Roddick!
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Respect to Roddick, I hope he improves his fitness to a point where he can compete at this level for a long time.
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