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Roddick breaks the World speed record

MissPovaFan
06-11-2004, 02:41 PM
Andy Roddick has just broken the World record speed at 153MPH!!! An ace against Srichaphan!

joeb_uk
06-11-2004, 02:41 PM
great! i wish it was fun to watch!

¿esquímaux?
06-11-2004, 02:41 PM
:tape:

Neely
06-11-2004, 02:42 PM
AWESOME!!!

I just saw this awesome ace on TV

UNREAL!!

Neely
06-11-2004, 02:43 PM
what a lightning serve

but at least Srichaphan took it with humour that he has no chance on Roddick's serve in general the whole match long

Chloe le Bopper
06-11-2004, 02:44 PM
:yawn:

athie
06-11-2004, 02:45 PM
VERY impressive Andy

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

YulBrynnerWasBald
06-11-2004, 02:45 PM
Good for Roddick, though I suspect he would want multiple Slams more than serving records.

Neely
06-11-2004, 02:46 PM
"the sky is the limit" - that's also true for Andy's HUGE serve :yeah:

Good for Roddick, though I suspect he would want multiple Slams more than serving records.
sure, that's right of course

but still great for me, because I love speed :D

Havok
06-11-2004, 02:46 PM
:rocker2:

Yashirobai
06-11-2004, 02:49 PM
He actually broke that record last year in Queen's as well.

It must be an special court for making those kind of serves ;)

Layla
06-11-2004, 02:49 PM
Congrats! :D

Chloe le Bopper
06-11-2004, 02:54 PM
Am I the only one who really doesn't even find an ounce of interest in this stuff? "Andy hit the ball REALLY hard, isn't that awesome!>" (bah, don't take that literally, I realize a lot of it is technique so save me the lecture). I mean, seriously :yawn:

I guess it's cool if you like serving contests ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-11-2004, 02:55 PM
Yashi, i thought he just tied the record?!

Anyway, cooooool! That's awesome -- I'm so proud

WyveN
06-11-2004, 02:56 PM
Well done Roddick, apparently you could tell this one was something special just by looking at it, without even knowing the speed.

Yashirobai
06-11-2004, 02:58 PM
Yashi, i thought he just tied the record?!

Anyway, cooooool! That's awesome -- I'm so proud


Actually yes, I thinw it was 149 MPH, same as Rusedski...

WyveN
06-11-2004, 02:59 PM
153 mph apparently

YulBrynnerWasBald
06-11-2004, 03:02 PM
Am I the only one who really doesn't even find an ounce of interest in this stuff? "Andy hit the ball REALLY hard, isn't that awesome!>" (bah, don't take that literally, I realize a lot of it is technique so save me the lecture). I mean, seriously :yawn:

I guess it's cool if you like serving contests ;)

Multiple Slams or multiple service records which do you prefer?

WyveN
06-11-2004, 03:07 PM
Multiple Slams or multiple service records which do you prefer?

i dont think these type of records are very important to slam winners, I am certain Rusedski is upset though, it was his only ticket to some sort of fame after retirement. Just like Ferreira is going all out to get the consecutive slam record.

YulBrynnerWasBald
06-11-2004, 03:09 PM
i dont think these type of records are very important to slam winners, I am certain Rusedski is upset though, it was his only ticket to some sort of fame after retirement. Just like Ferreira is going all out to get the consecutive slam record.

True, I can't see Roddick caring too much about it to be honest, though he could get another endorsement using that as a gimmick.

Ballbuster
06-11-2004, 03:09 PM
was it with an IBM speedgun? or one of those getronics ones

Lady
06-11-2004, 03:11 PM
He said in the interview that it was surprising, cos he served against the wind ;)
He didn't even notice until Paradorn & the crowd started clapping :)

athie
06-11-2004, 03:13 PM
Andy's just finished speaking after the match....

The serve was AGAINST the wind

hehe nice one...

LOL Lady :D

Dirk
06-11-2004, 03:16 PM
That serve could take him a Wimbly title. I think this event is Andy's to lose.

Dirk
06-11-2004, 03:18 PM
Queen's Club I mean.

Shy
06-11-2004, 03:19 PM
That serve could take him a Wimbly title. I think this event is Andy's to lose.
I don't know.It depends on how the other manage to return his serves and how he serve.They are few people who can return his serve, but not a lot.

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 03:20 PM
my opinion is that he likes to do it to entertain the crowd.

I don't think he gives a damn either way. Obviously he would prefer more slams and titles to serve records but I don't think he'll mind having a world record lol.

tangerine_dream
06-11-2004, 03:20 PM
Was that Gertronics machine used to measure the speed? ;)

Congrats to Andy on breaking yet another serve speed record. :eek: :worship:

And congrats to him on beating PDorn today. Keep up the great work and defend your title, kiddo. :rocker2:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:21 PM
153 :eek:!

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 03:22 PM
Was that Gertronics machine used to measure the speed? ;)


No but you know the questions about this gun will come too ;) And maybe they should. And maybe it really doesn't even matter at all lol

Vass
06-11-2004, 03:33 PM
I can't stand this. How can the ATP record official statistics with two completely different sensors? By the way 153 isn't so surprising knowing how Andy serves normaly. Compare it to the average serve speeds of others and you get the same ratio as in other tourneys...

Carito_90
06-11-2004, 03:42 PM
my opinion is that he likes to do it to entertain the crowd.

I don't think he gives a damn either way. Obviously he would prefer more slams and titles to serve records but I don't think he'll mind having a world record lol.

Someone had to say it ;) Totally agree.

Congrats Andy anyway! :)

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 03:44 PM
:)

Leo
06-11-2004, 03:49 PM
He makes a new record every two months, so no biggie.

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 03:51 PM
aww let us have fun and chatter about it for a day :p

Carito_90
06-11-2004, 03:51 PM
Lovely :)

CarnivalCarnage
06-11-2004, 03:57 PM
Wish I could approve. 153 MPH serve. Death o' tennis.

¿esquímaux?
06-11-2004, 04:12 PM
One day he's gonna put somebody's eye out :lol:

YoursTruly
06-11-2004, 04:15 PM
Notice how so far the record has been only broken by Roddick a number of times, which means nobody else can even reach the 150 mark? LOL. I didn't see that serve but it's probably not human-like. :D Makes me question, is it possible to go faster than 153 now? LOL :eek:

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-11-2004, 04:17 PM
Yeah, let's! Wow, so how about that Andy Roddick, huh?! Eh!

aww let us have fun and chatter about it for a day :p

Coleburg83
06-11-2004, 04:17 PM
He hit a serve that was 154 at the same tournament he tied Rusedski, but it was a fault.

Noodles
06-11-2004, 04:17 PM
So haw fast is that in km/h?

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 04:17 PM
I think PimPim has hit a couple faults in Davis Cup play (so, that kafluey Gettronics gun) that were close to or around 150.

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 04:18 PM
So haw fast is that in km/h?

246.2 km/h according to a Reuters article

MisterQ
06-11-2004, 04:54 PM
He should try playing in a stadium with no air, that would be interesting. :)

Deboogle!.
06-11-2004, 05:31 PM
that would be interesting. :)

for several reasons! :haha:

Pea
06-11-2004, 06:08 PM
:rolleyes:

Fedex
06-11-2004, 10:23 PM
And this is fun tennis to watch? :confused: Congrats Andy on again boring me to death with those serves. I'm sure GWH agrees.

Aerien
06-12-2004, 02:04 PM
He should try playing in a stadium with no air, that would be interesting. :)

Won't he suffocate? :p

Havok
06-12-2004, 02:12 PM
It must be so boring to watch someone set a new world record :tears:

star
06-12-2004, 02:40 PM
Notice how so far the record has been only broken by Roddick a number of times, which means nobody else can even reach the 150 mark? LOL. I didn't see that serve but it's probably not human-like. :D Makes me question, is it possible to go faster than 153 now? LOL :eek:

You would have to think it is because usually those records are with down the T serves and this one was out wide.

star
06-12-2004, 02:41 PM
He should try playing in a stadium with no air, that would be interesting. :)

Well, that would reduce crowd reaction. :lol:

Havok
06-12-2004, 04:34 PM
Andy hit two more 153 mph bombs out there today vs Lleyton, and both were out wide. :smoke:

BaselineSmash
06-12-2004, 04:38 PM
:tennis:

J. Corwin
06-18-2004, 03:10 AM
He can do the flat bombs out wide too. Great accuracy. :)

YoursTruly
06-18-2004, 04:57 AM
Amazement lasting for one second.

*Ljubica*
06-18-2004, 06:46 AM
It must be so boring to watch someone set a new world record :tears:

Well that certainly seems to be the general consensus of opinion here in England. Most of the comments I heard around me at Stoke Park this week were - "these big serves are so boring", "I want to see some rallies" "do hope Roddick doesn't win Wimbledon - that big serve kills any real tennis skills". And they weren't my comments either (though I admit I agree) - they were just observations I heard around me from people of all ages and both sexes.

Vass
06-18-2004, 09:38 AM
Well that certainly seems to be the general consensus of opinion here in England. Most of the comments I heard around me at Stoke Park this week were - "these big serves are so boring", "I want to see some rallies" "do hope Roddick doesn't win Wimbledon - that big serve kills any real tennis skills". And they weren't my comments either (though I admit I agree) - they were just observations I heard around me from people of all ages and both sexes.
Add me to the club. And what killed skill are you talking about? Look at him on clay.

hitchhiker
06-18-2004, 09:45 AM
Well that certainly seems to be the general consensus of opinion here in England. Most of the comments I heard around me at Stoke Park this week were - "these big serves are so boring", "I want to see some rallies" "do hope Roddick doesn't win Wimbledon - that big serve kills any real tennis skills". And they weren't my comments either (though I admit I agree) - they were just observations I heard around me from people of all ages and both sexes.

still prefer it to the clay court season as the english ratings show

hitchhiker
06-18-2004, 09:46 AM
Add me to the club. And what killed skill are you talking about? Look at him on clay.

look at coria on grass you stupid slug. whats your point?

why arent you complaining about safins big serve and power?

Neely
06-18-2004, 09:57 AM
Well that certainly seems to be the general consensus of opinion here in England. Most of the comments I heard around me at Stoke Park this week were - "these big serves are so boring", "I want to see some rallies" "do hope Roddick doesn't win Wimbledon - that big serve kills any real tennis skills". And they weren't my comments either (though I admit I agree) - they were just observations I heard around me from people of all ages and both sexes.
sure, that's right and agree with you on what you say that this game has a lot of short points and things like that (and I can even understand that some people find it "boring"), but I also see it from another angle: for me, serve is also skill and should be given credit because Andy seems to have practised his serve better than any other player (at his height) and/or he has just the needed "talent" or the physical requirements to hit the ball that hard. And let alone speaking about his 2nd serve that was really awesome this week in Queen's. 2nd serve is also a very important part of the tennis game.

An ace or a service winner or a good serve and an easy volley at the net are the easiest ways to make points, so why not making life easier for yourself. That's exactly what Roddick does :) ... and if the return player are unable return the ball into play to make Roddick hit some more shots they didn't deserve to win because Andy used his weapons better than they theirs ;)

Neely
06-18-2004, 10:02 AM
look at coria on grass you stupid slug.
talk about it and have a different opinion, but no need to attack people like that... :o :o :banghead: :o

Vass
06-18-2004, 10:07 AM
look at coria on grass you stupid slug. whats your point?

why arent you complaining about safins big serve and power?

Roddick doesn't need anything but a big serve on grass. Even I can hit a drop shot or a smash at the net after he serves. Coria doesn't have such a big serve and grass doesn't allow him to do anything tricky. That's why Coria is helpless on grass: he doesn't have enough power. But we are not talking about winningon grass. We are talking about boring- not boring. Roddick hardly has any rallies on his serve. I didn't see Coria on grass, but I think he has rallies even though he loses them

Safin has power, true, but when he doesn't have power (when it's neutralized by slow surfaces) he has enough of game left to challenge even Coria.

WyveN
06-18-2004, 10:51 AM
Roddick doesn't need anything but a big serve on grass.


Of course he does. Karlovic, Arthurs and Ancic will need a miracle to win Wimbledon, Roddick is one of the favourites.


Coria doesn't have such a big serve and grass doesn't allow him to do anything tricky.


Schalken has a terrible serve yet grass is his best surface. Hewitt won wimbledon without a serve. Agassi is one of the top grass players of his generation with a average serve. Nalbandian made the final. Grosjean is a top grass player but serve is not his strenth etc etc

I didn't see Coria on grass, but I think he has rallies even though he loses them


whats so exciting about that? I have watched some "classic" clay court matches from the 1980s where it would take a 50 stroke rally to end a point on average and more often then not it would end on a unforced error. I find that boring.

WyveN
06-18-2004, 10:54 AM
And I dislike Roddick and dont enjoy watching him play but comments such as "Roddick is all serve", "serve is all you need on grass", "without a serve your crap on grass", "no skill on grass" are all BS.

Lalitha
06-18-2004, 11:02 AM
Serve is indeed a weapon on grass, but I feel very soon everyone will come up with something to deal with Andy's serve. He relies too much on his serve.

WyveN
06-18-2004, 11:21 AM
Serve is indeed a weapon on grass, but I feel very soon everyone will come up with something to deal with Andy's serve.

I doubt it, if anything Andy's serve will improve marginally. No one ever figured out Ivanisevic's serve or Sampras's.

A different issue is that big servers are usually extremely injury prone and I got a feeling this will be a problem for Roddick as well.

Vass
06-18-2004, 11:24 AM
And I dislike Roddick and dont enjoy watching him play but comments such as "Roddick is all serve", "serve is all you need on grass", "without a serve your crap on grass", "no skill on grass" are all BS.
His ground strokes are not so out of the ordinary still. And even if they are, he doesn't have a chance to use them because his serve does the job. He doesn't make many brilliant shots on grass, because with his serve he can manage with a simple ground stroke down the middle. That's not boring.
Sjeng Schalken doesn't have a power serve, true but his game isn't boring because he emplays his other shots. I don't know how about you, but I'd prefer a match with 30 winners from bh and fh than 15 service winners, 10 aces and 5 normal winners.

Vass
06-18-2004, 11:30 AM
Serve is indeed a weapon on grass, but I feel very soon everyone will come up with something to deal with Andy's serve.

Hard to imagine, what can they do? Grow top 3m height to reach his 153 down the "T" and outwide? Dive to the ball with 153mph speed? What? When you can't reach the ball, you can't reach it. People can not do anything about aces, that's one. And I doubt that they can reduce the number of returns they hit out from Andy's serve ( Andy's service winners): they can not practice it. Hewitt< Safin, Federer, Agassi are still going to be the few guys who can return Roddicks serve, because they were doing it from the first time they playes him. Others would't.

Lalitha
06-18-2004, 11:34 AM
Definitely, he would get back problem sooner or rather.

Regarding his serve, One has to put the ball back in court and just keep hitting and force an error from him. But, I must admit he disguises his shot very well. Seems like going for a forehand shot, but it ends up as a different shot.

WyveN
06-18-2004, 11:35 AM
He doesn't make many brilliant shots on grass, because with his serve he can manage with a simple ground stroke down the middle.


See my Arthurs, Karlovic and Ancic comments that you conveniently keep ignoring.

Besides Safin can serve just as well as Roddick, are you saying Safin can't manage a simple ground stroke down the middle? (we all agree that Safin is not at his strongest on grass)


Sjeng Schalken doesn't have a power serve, true but his game isn't boring because he emplays his other shots.


the point isnt whether Schalken is boring, the point is that you said Coria is inneffective on grass only because he has a "weak serve and cant use tricks" but obviously there are other issues when you consider guys like Schalken are good grass court players with a weak serve.


I don't know how about you, but I'd prefer a match with 30 winners from bh and fh than 15 service winners, 10 aces and 5 normal winners.

if you enjoy fh winners your going to see a lot more of them from Roddick then from Coria

Vass
06-18-2004, 11:49 AM
See my Arthurs, Karlovic and Ancic comments that you conveniently keep ignoring.
Roddick does have top-10 groundies and you do need them to beat someone in top-10, only any surface and any serve. Plus many other factors come in there, I think. Perhaps one needs to know how to break serve too. Plus, I was taking about BORING SERVICE GAMES not winning. I'm not saying that Safin's service games are so fun to watch on grass.

if you enjoy fh winners your going to see a lot more of them from Roddick then from Coria I meant service winners aren't that pretty to watch. Andy has atleast two of them in each service game on grass. Coria doesn't.

star
06-18-2004, 01:45 PM
talk about it and have a different opinion, but no need to attack people like that... :o :o :banghead: :o

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