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Blick Article: Watch Out, Roger!

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Roger, pass auf!
Auch Roddick ist der Nummer 1 gefährlich nah Roddick is also dangerously near number 1

VON DANIEL FRICKER AUS DEN USA

CINCINNATI – Roger Federer (22) und Juan Carlos Ferrero (23) versuchten in den letzten Wochen vergeblich, den Weltranglistenersten Andre Agassi zu stürzen. Als Nächster ist Andy Roddick (20) an der Reihe – die grösste Hoffnung des amerikanischen Tennis. Roger and JCF tried futilely in the last weeks to overtake Andre Agassi. Next in line is Andy, the greatest hope of US tennis.
Und in Zukunft auch der gefährlichste Gegenspieler von Federer. In Zukunft? Roddick ist es vielleicht jetzt schon. Im Montreal-Halbfinal gewann er nach vier Pleiten zum ersten Mal gegen unseren Wimbledonsieger. Anschliessend holte sich der Amerikaner seinen vierten Titel der Saison und rückte in der Weltrangliste bis auf Platz 4 vor. And in the future also the most dangerous opponent for Federer. In the future? Roddick is perhaps already that. In the Montreal semis he won after four washouts for the first time against our Wimbledon champion. At the end, the American got his fourth title of the season and climbed in the world rankings up to the fourth place.

Und in Cincinnati steht der in den USA designierte Nachfolger der grossen Tennis-Generation mit Agassi und Pete Sampras schon wieder in den Halbfinals (in der Nacht auf heute). Sollte Roddick in Ohio sein zweites grosses Turnier in Serie gewinnen, übernimmt er von Federer sogar die Spitzenposition in der weniger beachteten Jahreswertung (Champions Race). And in Cincinnatti (spelled that right for them) the USA designated successor of the greatest tennis generation with Agassi and Pete Sampras stands already again in teh semis. Should Roddick win his second big tournament in a row, he will overtake from Federer even the top position in the lesser regarded Champion's race

«Der Sieg gegen Roger, den besten Spieler der letzten Monate, mein grösster Titel – ich bin für die US Open heiss.» An Selbstvertrauen hat es dem jungen Mann mit dem Kanonenaufschlag (im Juni egalisierte er den Weltrekord mit 239 km/h!) und der krachenden Vorhand nie gefehlt. "The win against Roger, the best player of the last month, my biggest title - I am hot for the US Open." The young man with the cannon serve and the cracking forehand never lacks for confidence.

Dafür häufig an Tennis-Intelligenz. Seit ihn der schlaue Brad Gilbert betreut, sind Roddicks Hau-drauf-Phasen jedoch seltener geworden. Unter dem Ex-Agassi-Coach gewann er seit Juni drei Turniere und bis gestern 28 von 30 Partien – nur Federer im Wimbledonhalbfinal und Henman in Washington konnten ihn schlagen. Instead many times on tennis intelligence. Since the clever Brad Gilbert has looked after him, Roddick's (something like... Hit it Harder phases) have indeed become more seldom. Under the former Agassi Coach, he has won three tournaments since June and until yesterday was 28 out of 30 matches - Only Federer in the Wimbledon semi and Henman in Washington could defeat him.

«In den USA spiele ich definitiv am besten», prahlt Publikumsliebling Roddick, der in seiner Heimat schon beinahe den Status eines Rockstars geniesst. Woran seine Freundin Mandy Moore (20) nicht ganz unschuldig ist – sie ist Sängerin und Hollywood-Schauspielerin. Zusammen leben die beiden in Roddicks bescheidenem Appartement in Boca Raton (Florida), wo sie sich, so oft es geht, MTV-Videos von morgen reinziehen und Pizzas von gestern verschlingen. Wie ganz normale 20-Jährige eben.
"I definitely play better in the USA," boasted the public's darling, Roddick, who has nearly reached the status of a rock star in his homeland. (Hardly!!) His girlfriend Mandy Moore is not entirely without fault for that - she is a singer and a hollywood actress. They live together in Roddick's modest apartmetn in Boca Raton, Florida where as often as possible they [something] MTV videos from tomorrow and devour pizzas from yesterday. Like completely normal 20 year-olds even.
Roddick fehlt nur eines, um nicht als Zukunft, sondern als Gegenwart des US-Tennis anerkannt zu werden: ein Grand-Slam-Sieg. Davon gewannen seine Vorgänger Agassi und Sampras zusammen 22, und Roddick sagt eine Woche vor den US Open: «Ich bin bereit.» Roddick lacks only one thing to be known not as the future but rather as the present of U.S. Tennis: a grand slam victory. His predecessors Sampras and Agassi have 22 of those, and Roddick says a week before the US Open, "I am ready."
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Re: Blick Article: Watch Out, Roger!

Andy IS ready! He has played marvelous. Of Course he still has his semi-outbursts but he has imrpoved a lot. He should win the US Open or make the final. In my view he wants it more than ever before.

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Re: Blick Article: Watch Out, Roger!

Nice article. He is definitely ready. It is a matter of seeing if he can keep us his hot form.

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