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Well Andy can volley just fine.

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Of course, he complemented Andy's winners but
wasn't gushing like he did with Agassi.
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We must've watched different matches because during the Queen's Agassi match I saw, Becker was gushing on and on about Andy's serving and was complimenting his volleying just fine.

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Re: Weeks at #1

He had to say something nice about volleys, but
after Andy dumped serve in the 3rd set, it was like,
Andy's trapped in a hole! LOL

I don't think Andy's serve is as strong as it should be
He didn't serve many winners@Wimbly
because the grass there just slows down the ball,
so he should mix it up as well as disguise his returns.
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you guys got to see the Queens club match?

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you guys got to see the Queens club match?
I'm jealous too!

Two of my favorites, and they have played a couple of good tight matches (a few months before Queens Club, Andre beat Andy after being down a set and 0-40 on his serve at one point, I believe). And I have never seen any of them!
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I bought a tape off Ebay.... it was a great match!! Aside from Andre tanking the first set, the tennis was just wonderful!!! I made a few videos for Roddick Online so you'll get to see a few clips at least

And heya, Andy's serve needs to be stronger? are you shitting me???? He's gonna have shoulder problems in a few years as it is! lol! Grass slows down the ball?? Uh.... grass is the fastest surface lol. and Andy needs to get a LOT better at returns before he can even think about disguising them!

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8 weeks over most of the globe!

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I bought a tape off Ebay.... it was a great match!! Aside from Andre tanking the first set, the tennis was just wonderful!!! I made a few videos for Roddick Online so you'll get to see a few clips at least

And heya, Andy's serve needs to be stronger? are you shitting me???? He's gonna have shoulder problems in a few years as it is! lol! Grass slows down the ball?? Uh.... grass is the fastest surface lol. and Andy needs to get a LOT better at returns before he can even think about disguising them!
Great that you got to see it!

I'm curious --- if you remember well enough, what did Andy do with his backhand? Did he slice a lot and try to get to net, or did he go for the powerful two-hander? Wondering which strategy would work best against Andre --- either one would have to be executed well, regardless.
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Andy played among the best I'd ever seen him. As the commentators said, he had to be at his best against Andre and that was definitely true! I honestly don't remember well enough. A couple of the videos I made for the site are of backhand winners and those two are both solid two-handers up the line. But he was pretty good at the net, so I do imagine the slice was working pretty well.

I also remember that he passed Andre at the net quite a lot. He alsp did well at the net, I remember Becker making a comment about how he knew he had to get better at the net and that he was making good progress.

The biggest thing was that he was serving so well (hence why Becker declared it the "best serving display" he'd ever seen! If I recall correctly he had around 70% for most of the match (and obviously he was serving fast that day - tying the record and all!).

If I can get a couple hours t watch what I want on TV I'll watch it again and give ya more specifics

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Hey bunk, wanna do a trade? I'll give you my copy of the 2003 Clay Court championship Andre vs. Andy for a copy of that Queen's Club match!

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I dunno...Queen's grass seemed lightning fast compared to Wimbly's.
There were longer rallies/sets@Wimbly, it looked like.

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