Originally Posted by Leena.
Well, at least for this week... Andy is gonna have to learn to take the ball earlier. If he continues this 10 feet behind the baseline junk on this surface, I doubt he even makes the SF.
Oh yea? How did he make the semis before, ya know, pre-Brad?
He's not Andre don't expect to see him take the ball on the rise from the baseline, that isn't not going to happen. He needs to step in the court more and impose his will, checkout the last 2 sets of last nights match and you will see Andy begins more of this. They actually talked about this somewhat during that match last night saying that Andy was a retriever type when he was kid and reverts those insticts. So, I think he needs to iron that out and step in to court. As for taking the ball early like Andre, that's just :retard: because that'll never happen consistanly. Andy doesn't play like that, instead Andy just winds up crushes the ball.
Andy's a true serve and forehander not a baseliner...
For the other surfaces... Andy isn't too far off. I'd like to see him rely less on hitting a majority of flat power serves, because Roger is amazing at getting them back. Focus on placement, and mixing it up since Roger likes to move early on his returns once he reads them. And keep the 1st serve % up.
eh, that's when Roger takes the serve on a rise, steps around and cracks an inside out forehand for a winner. Andy needs to come to net and put those little chips away. There's a reason players swing on returns, you don't wanna leave yourself vonerable. Andy needs to make Roger play more honest with his returns by S&Ving more. Yea, change ups are good always, placement is good always, and keeping the first serve % up is always good too. Hitting spin serves all the time however...
Andy can break Roger... Roger's one small weakness is switching to a purely offensive position. When Andy isn't making UE's and fights hard on return games, he can break Roger. Just 1 or 2 breaks can be enough to win.
I agree with this. I have always told the Federwhore fans that, if the beast bleeds you can kill it. Breaking Roger means you can beat him, if Andy can win more games on Rogers serve by improving his return, which btw I still think is the weakest part of his game, he will beat him. Last night he couldn't break Labatze serve and that fool hung around 7-5, except Roger doesn't hang around he will break you eventually.