"He's now gone from being a really great talent or whatever to, in my mind, not a great player anymore," Wilander said of Roddick. "Now it's becoming ordinary, totally ordinary."
Wilander expressed frustration with Roddick's tactics against Baghdatis, particularly his tendency to hit huge forehand returns from way behind the baseline he was also mystified by Roddick's decision to hit sliced backhands from positions of strength.
"When he's not in control of the point, he tries to hit a two-hander," Wilander said. "He's got the whole strategy turned around."
Wilander also said Roddick's increasingly frequent forays to the net were too predictable. "He's neutralized his own game and power; he's neutralized himself," Wilander said.
these are the kind of statements that need to be said to big boys face...
i think he can take it, we all know im not the most savy person when it comes to tennis tactics & technique but that last comment about him neutralizing himself & his own power seems so dead on- you can literally see it...
then add poor mentality and what is increasingly bad body language (i dont care if your getting passed left & right you dont hang your head after each one like a bitch and let your opponent know its getting to you...even if it is)
disasterous & shameful is what it is and its mounting.
the other thing about positioning-
i understand that he (when younger) was a grinder and just got used to staying that far back...so if he continues to imploy this, should'nt he be able to tap into that inner grinder
and use it, chase those balls down and get em back?
i mean even this doesnt seem too available, so why do it...i understand habit but habit without perpose is just nonsense that needs to be stopped cold.