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Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

"Andy's one weapon is bigger than possibly anybody's in the game, which is an important weapon to have, which is his serve, because it's so crucial. But I think when guys get involved with Andy in other parts of the game, I think they're pretty comfortable."

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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Andre, tell us something we dont know
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There ya go Kiara.
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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

WHOA

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Once Marcelo Rios said that before playing Roddick (very similar words) and Andy defeated Marcelo, after the match Roddick said: I wanted to move him around the court, to prove him that I am more than a good serve.

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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

When Mcenroe said that about ivanisevic in 2001...Ivanisevic did his nut and said in an interview "hes an idiot that talks shit" LOL

I think roddicks game will see many improvements with the time on his side but you do see him exposed at times like when nalbandian almost had him in us open semi. he needs to make dramatic improvements on clay for anybody to disagree with agassis observations.
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Oh, there it is.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Agassi is spot on. Anybody who disagrees with him needs to take a moment, remove their head from Roddicks ass, and watch him.

The rest of his game is getting a lot better. But if you take away his serve, he really doesn't do anything better than the rest of the top ten. His forehand isn't as good as Moya or Ferrero's, and let's not talk about his backhand.

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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Here's the complete exchange:

Q.* At this point do you think Roger has a clear-cut better game?
ANDRE AGASSI:* I think he's proven himself to be a cut above everybody right now.* There's no question about that.* He has a lot of weapons out there.* I mean, Andy's one weapon is bigger than possibly anybody's in the game, which is an important weapon to have, which is his serve, because it's so crucial.* But I think when guys get involved with Andy in other parts of the game, I think they're pretty comfortable.
Roger is the kind of guy that never allows you to get comfortable, no matter what is going on out there.*
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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

I'd like to point out that this isn't really such a bad thing. I said "if oyu take away his serve". Obviously you can't do that, and obviously he's won a lot with that serve. But the rest of his game is below that of a few guys ranked below him.

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Q.* At this point do you think Roger has a clear-cut better game?
ANDRE AGASSI:* I think he's proven himself to be a cut above everybody right now.* There's no question about that.* He has a lot of weapons out there.* I mean, Andy's one weapon is bigger than possibly anybody's in the game, which is an important weapon to have, which is his serve, because it's so crucial.* But I think when guys get involved with Andy in other parts of the game, I think they're pretty comfortable.
Roger is the kind of guy that never allows you to get comfortable, no matter what is going on out there.*
Context! God bless.

Even taken out of context... there was nothing wrong with what Andre said. Spot on.

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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Damn right, Becca.

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It's nice to know where the dagger is.
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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Well anyone who bothered to really watch Andy with an open mind this week at Indian Wells saw that he is clearly more than a serve and nothing else. Oh I forgot though, all the great volleys he hit all week were just pure luck and he'll never ever do it again

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Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

Safin said those were fluke volleys.

Jeez, if Andy gets no respect from the players, how can his fans win us over

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Re: Re: Andre: Andy is all serve and nothing else

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Well anyone who bothered to really watch Andy with an open mind this week at Indian Wells saw that he is clearly more than a serve and nothing else. Oh I forgot though, all the great volleys he hit all week were just pure luck and he'll never ever do it again
andre didn't say that andy relies purely on his luck without a good serve, what he's saying is that other top players could play andy's game pretty comfortably, thus they have a greater chance of beating him

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