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What are your thoughts on the rematch?

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

my thoughts? Andy will want to win really badly I'm sure. But he has to get through Gambill first, and he gives Andy trouble. the hot weather will help Andy's back but he's definitely not 100% so I don't know if he'll be physically able to play well enough to win. conclusion? I'm really not sure what will happen.

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

What is his back problem?

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

Would love to see Roddick beat Safin. Those are my deep thoughts.

But am I ever gonna see a Roddick-Hewitt rematch? That's the one matchup I'm dying to see.

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

it's gonna be one good match or at least i hope it will be

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

How about talking more about this match, the next time it actually happens. What ifs don't add up until it actually happens.

Lurker, Roddick has had some alleged back problems in Scottsadle. Hopefully these will be sorted out I mean he definitely needs to improve the area around the abs, fitball and do some back strengthening work at the gym.

If they are that bad he shouldn't be playing, but no I don't want him injured at all, for one I don't wish playing to be injured and two as many of the believers will use it an excuse for when he gets beaten.

Yes, I said believers will use it as an excuse, not Roddick.

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

Back problems suck, I hope he gets better.

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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

It started in San Jose he said, but didn't seem to bother his playing. Then the day of his Memphis match against Enqvist he said he was leaving the locker room and turned his head the wrong way and his neck froze up. He got it worked on but it was a problem during that match and he said he almost didn't even play. I could dig up the quotes, but he said he couldn't really go for his serves or his shots without hesitating a little with it.

Then he had almost 2 weeks off before Scottsdale. I saw 2 of his matches in Scottsdale and my mom was with me for one of them and she has a bad back and said that Andy was moving like someone who had a back pain, just kind of the way he was wincing a little and adjusting himself (mostly when he bent over when he was receiving serve, my mom mentioned it). Specifically, I remember b/c it was almost the end of the match it was Gambill serving at 4-5 in the third at 30-30 and Andy moved a little and my mom said "oh no, that doesn't look good"... but he won the next two points and won the match but said afterwards in the interview on court that it was hurting and stiff. It was also cold, which didn't help, and it was his second match of the day on top of it. To me, as someone who doesn't have back problems and doesn't know how someone would look who did, he looked ok to me and he played great against Gambill, but then the next night he stunk up the place, so who knows how badly it's bothering him at any particular time or how it's affecting how he plays.

The warmer weather at IW should help stay a little looser, but he's serving a little slower than normal and stuff. Hopefully it's nothing serious but against a guy like Safin, obviously any little bit it takes off his best game is not a good thing lol

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I don't believe everything I am told or read, especially when I can't speak to or believe that source is reliable, hence I said alleged back problems. If Roddick has back problems and they are that serious then he shouldn't be playing and focusing on strengthening his back and perhaps make some modifications.

What I don't want to see or hear is people using Roddick's back problems as an excuse everytime he gets beaten.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: IW: Potential Roddick v. Safin Aussie rematch in 3rd rd.

Well the title of the thread is correct. It's stating that it's a potential, which it is after all...

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Go Marat!!! Marat could of closed his match with Andy in 4 sets, but let him escape, and it ended up going to the wire. I'm sure Marat wont make the same mistake

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What I don't want to see or hear is people using Roddick's back problems as an excuse everytime he gets beaten.
well no one has done it yet and hopefully no one will start. He lost the match last week to spadea b/c he flaked out and gave it away and he admitted as such.

But on the other hand it really IS keeping him from playing his absolute best, serving if nothing else. I agree, if it's that bad he shouldn't be playing and it might not be that bad, who knows, no one really knows what's wrong. With the people he has around him and the amount he pays him, one would hope that #1 they are giving him good advice and #2 he listens to it.

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The excuses have already started happening bunk, it will get to a point where it will be too much, as I said before I don't wish for any player to be injured irrespective of what you may think.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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well no one has done it yet and hopefully no one will start. He lost the match last week to spadea b/c he flaked out and gave it away and he admitted as such.

But on the other hand it really IS keeping him from playing his absolute best, serving if nothing else. I agree, if it's that bad he shouldn't be playing and it might not be that bad, who knows, no one really knows what's wrong. With the people he has around him and the amount he pays him, one would hope that #1 they are giving him good advice and #2 he listens to it.

well whatever, we'll know it all soon enough...
Bunk, just like few Rogi's fans who believe he choked and gave the match away to Andy last Montreal which you critised, you're doing the same thing here. Do give some credit to Spadea, from what I saw he did win the match, Andy didn't give it to him. Andy himself said Spadea was playing well vs him in those baseline rallies. It's no doubt Andy's first serves was not his best from 2nd set onwards, but the match stats actually indicated that both players weren't serving well, in fact Andy had a slightly better 1st serves % than Spadea. That's got to say something about the match, doesn't it? I almost felt like Andy had been under pressures of constantly getting the hardest serves in to blow his opponents away, but when it didn't he's frustrated. Not a good sign. I don't know if it's possible for him to serve his best at most matches? Anyway, I might be wrong but that's just my feeling after watching the match.
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