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Toronto R3: Cilic sends Roddick home 6-4 4-6 6-4

LinkMage
07-24-2008, 08:03 PM
Great job Marin!

Should have won in straight sets but had a big choke losing 4 straight games when he was 4-2 up in the 2nd set.

osalsyst
07-24-2008, 08:03 PM
Big win for Marin! He played really well today. He showed some nerves closing out the first set and blowing 4-2 in the second but got his act together immediately into the third. :worship:

Roddick, on the other hand, was atrocious. His only success came when Cilic got tight. Big opportunity lost for him with Fed out. :help:

rocketassist
07-24-2008, 08:04 PM
This Cilic is good.

Viken01
07-24-2008, 08:04 PM
never in doubt and should have been a straight sets win

Mashachosen1
07-24-2008, 08:04 PM
Fantabulous! Marin :hearts:

zicofirol
07-24-2008, 08:04 PM
served 3 second serves when serving for the matcha nd roddick coudlnt win one, lol... good to see roddick out...

selyoink
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Its all over for Roddick the Mug.

Voo de Mar
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Cilic plays very good backhand from difficult positions :yeah:

Jelena_78
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Wow! Marin :worship:

venusfan
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
wtf.. they still have him serving for the match here.. so I have a 5 min delay here. Anyway good for roddick.. he needs to go lose about 10-15 pounds.

Fizz
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Great match! Nice result! Good job!

RafaTheBest
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Did anyone see Roddick cuss out the official in the 3rd set? That was priceless! :lol:

freeandlonely
07-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Yessssssssssssssss
hold nerve and serve, finally

Deivid23
07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Marin Cilic for you :worship:

~*BGT*~
07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Winning that second set after being so close to losing it should have given Andy confidence, but he just wasn't consistent enough to stay in the rallies long enough. I'm a fan of Cilic so congrats to him. Andy, maybe you can fly with Federer to Cincy. :tape:

oranges
07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Too nervous to clinch it in straights but wonderful otherwise. Great returning Marin and great win. :woohoo:

toro913
07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
The ref kept apoligizing to Andy, it was funny.

tangerine_dream
07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
It's become so predictable how Andy continues to blow these golden opportunities that are handed to him. He's his own worst enemy. Really atrocious playing from him today, he's not worthy of a top ten rank playing like this.

HoistDaColors
07-24-2008, 08:07 PM
after marin couldn't convert to go 2 breaks up, he did a roger federer. He sprayed shots everywhere and andy didn't even need to work for it. luckily chila woke up in time to stop the bleeding.

andy's backhand is bad and his manner, even worse. :help:

FERLKE
07-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Good job Cilic :worship:

he need to improve her drive :o

Andre♥
07-24-2008, 08:07 PM
:woohoo:

Snoo Foo
07-24-2008, 08:08 PM
Oh Andy, I am reminded of an old saying from my culture that applies to situations like this:

Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye

:banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: AJMO. MARIN. :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Mashachosen1
07-24-2008, 08:09 PM
The ref kept apoligizing to Andy, it was funny.

:lol:

Pfloyd
07-24-2008, 08:10 PM
Roddick.....so lame

bluefork
07-24-2008, 08:10 PM
Well done, Marin. Today his attacking game beat Roddick's pushing game, as it should have. Not that I mind, but when is Roddick going to realize that moonballing from the back court isn't going to be enough to beat the better players anymore?

freeandlonely
07-24-2008, 08:13 PM
The ref kept apoligizing to Andy, it was funny.

It's kind of scary for me, Roddick should control himself.

The Freak
07-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Roddick didn't look good at all...
He got pissed at the umpire late in the 3rd for not overruling a call on the far sideline, I didn't understand the complaint. :confused:

ReturnWinner
07-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Cilic returned Roddick serve pretty well, you knew he was not going to be beaten by Rodduck from the baseline. and still the score should've easier.

anon57
07-24-2008, 08:15 PM
Good match from Cilic, he should have taken the match in straight sets as for most of the first two sets he was the better player, some poor play from him to lose the second set. Still a good result for Marin:yeah:, missed opportunity for Roddick as his draw had opened up quite a bit.

Schu
07-24-2008, 08:15 PM
Good job Cilic. Thought Andy was going to run away with the third after Cilic blew the 2nd set but Andy couldn't do much and Cilic was goooood.

tennis 2008 just keeps getting better ...

the lucky guys left in THAT part of the draw, who takes it now?

star
07-24-2008, 08:16 PM
Roddick didn't look good at all...
He got pissed at the umpire late in the 3rd for not overruling a call on the far sideline, I didn't understand the complaint. :confused:

I thought he was mad at the umpire because the umpire overruled a shot on the far sideline. Which played no role in the outcome because he challenged and was correct. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I don't know how much more we will be seeing of Andy at the top of the game. He's routinely losing early these days.

P.S. I like Cilic, and I'm happy for him, even though rolling my eyes and shaking my head about Andy. :)

ReturnWinner
07-24-2008, 08:16 PM
but when is Roddick going to realize that moonballing from the back court isn't going to be enough to beat the better players anymore?

he realizes that, just can not stop it. this is the best he can play for now :lol:

Merton
07-24-2008, 08:16 PM
Very glad for Marin. :yeah: Hopefully Andy will pick up his form on his best season, that was a pathetic display for him.

General Suburbia
07-24-2008, 08:21 PM
And that promising play from the beginning of the year after winning Dubai and beating Federer vanished. By far the worst slump he's had in year. Scratch that, this is becoming the worst slump he's ever had in his career.

Good for Cilic though, I wasn't TOO surprised he won this.

MacTheKnife
07-24-2008, 08:22 PM
I thought he was mad at the umpire because the umpire overruled a shot on the far sideline. Which played no role in the outcome because he challenged and was correct. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I don't know how much more we will be seeing of Andy at the top of the game. He's routinely losing early these days.

P.S. I like Cilic, and I'm happy for him, even though rolling my eyes and shaking my head about Andy. :)

Agree completely. He needs to beg Conners to come back. At least then he played with some game plan in mind instead of aimlessly hitting the ball with no apparent strategy.

As for the call, I thought the umpire overruled his serve and called it out. Then Roddick challenged it and it was in. He was pissed because he had just played a let when he wasn't required to because a fan yelled, then the umpire overruled his next serve.

Snoo Foo
07-24-2008, 08:22 PM
Roddick didn't look good at all...
He got pissed at the umpire late in the 3rd for not overruling a call on the far sideline, I didn't understand the complaint. :confused:

In the point just before, someone in the crowd called "out" when Angry served and Cilic might have lost the point as a result of this distraction, so Angry asked Carlos if they could play a let, you know, as a sportsmanlike gesture toward Marin, which was very nice, and Carlos said no it's your point, we don't play a let when the crowd makes noise unless you both agree to it, and Angry said, sure let's play it over, because that's the kind of man he is.

So when they went back to replay the point, Angry served an ace which Carlos overruled as out even though it was on the far sideline. So Angry was mad that (a) Carlos made an incorrect overrule on the far sideline and (b) that he did it on what was essentially a point that was only being played because of Angry benificently requesting a do-over on behalf of Cilic.

Ivo#1Fan
07-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Wow, Roddick really sucks. He's got nothing on these slow, hard courts. He better hope the US Open Series courts are faster, although I'm not sure that will even save his slow, fat ass. He and Nalbandian need to go in together and hire Agassi's conditioning coach.

RafaTheBest
07-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Roddick didn't look good at all...
He got pissed at the umpire late in the 3rd for not overruling a call on the far sideline, I didn't understand the complaint. :confused:

Because the ump screwed him out of one of his challenges. That could very well have had an impact on the match. He had no business calling that out if he wasn't 100% sure.

mdjenders
07-24-2008, 08:24 PM
roddick's forehand is so sad. when he tried to hit it hard like he did in his heyday, he was missing by several feet.

star
07-24-2008, 08:24 PM
Agree completely. He needs to beg Conners to come back. At least then he played with some game plan in mind instead of aimlessly hitting the ball with no apparent strategy.

As for the call, I thought the umpire overruled his serve and called it out. Then Roddick challenged it and it was in. He was pissed because he had just played a let when he wasn't required to because a fan yelled, then the umpire overruled his next serve.

Right. That's exactly what I thought too. :)

As for begging Connors to come back.... I think Connors saw it was a lost cause and that's why he left.

Snoo Foo
07-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Because the ump screwed him out of one of his challenges. That could very well have had an impact on the match. He had no business calling that out if he wasn't 100% sure.

He didn't actually screw him out of the challenge cuz the challenge was correct. His attitude was hey, I'm being a nice guy re-playing this point and now, on this freebie point, you're overreaching on an overrule.

JimmyV
07-24-2008, 08:26 PM
This Roddick is not a top ten player.

Jimnik
07-24-2008, 08:28 PM
Expected tank, to get back home to Cincy. ;)

Congrats Cilic. Very much in control, except for that minor blip at the end of the 2nd.

The conditions here seem to be very slow and heavy. Cilic looked like he had all the time in the world returning Roddick's serves.

RafaTheBest
07-24-2008, 08:29 PM
He didn't actually screw him out of the challenge cuz the challenge was correct. His attitude was hey, I'm being a nice guy re-playing this point and now, on this freebie point, you're overreaching on an overrule.

But he had to use up one of his 3 challenges that he wouldn't have had to use had the ump not made that overrule.

Mashachosen1
07-24-2008, 08:31 PM
For a second I thought Roddick's gonna throw his racket on the CU :o

+alonso
07-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Ok Ok, :lol: We all saw this wasn't Roddick's day :p. Anyway, that doesn't take away the fact Marin played simply greeeat! :bounce: Cilic kept his cool for most of the match [except in the end of the second set :o]. Good match from Cilic overall.
Roddick, :shrug: He was outplayed for most of the match.

Snoo Foo
07-24-2008, 08:33 PM
But he had to use up one of his 3 challenges that he wouldn't have had to use had the ump not made that overrule.

If your challenge is correct, you don't lose it. He had 3 challenges, he made a correct challenge, he still had 3 challenges.

Deivid23
07-24-2008, 08:35 PM
The conditions here seem to be very slow and heavy. Cilic looked like he had all the time in the world returning Roddick's serves.

That´s just he´s a v good returner

anon57
07-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Because the ump screwed him out of one of his challenges. That could very well have had an impact on the match. He had no business calling that out if he wasn't 100% sure.

The umpire didn't screw him out of one his challenges, Andy was right about the ball being in and kept the challenge, I can understand that he's annoyed that the umpire overruled a call on the farside of the court but it's not like he lost a point or even had to replay is and the umpire did say sorry afterwards saying that he saw tha ball as out:shrug:. There was no need for Andy to make such a fuss over a point which he ended up winning anyways.

Jadranka
07-24-2008, 08:39 PM
Wow :D

DragonFly
07-24-2008, 08:40 PM
The umpire didn't screw him out of one his challenges, Andy was right about the ball being in and kept the challenge, I can understand that he's annoyed that the umpire overruled a call on the farside of the court but it's not like he lost a point or even had to replay is and the umpire did say sorry afterwards saying that he saw tha ball as out:shrug:. There was no need for Andy to make such a fuss over a point which he ended up winning anyways.


He was so annoyed before that and that mistake by the umpire just triggered it all off. I can't blame him, he was so frustrated at himself once that happened he just wanted to explode.

It really isn't that big a deal IMO.

Well done Cilic for holding your nerve in that final set. Obviously I'm very dissapointed but Cilic did well.

tennizen
07-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Cilic is becoming better and better at winning. Even last year at Queens I noticed that but he is not losing matches he shouldn't in general. That bodes well for him. As for Roddick, I think his time at the top is done, more or less.

HoistDaColors
07-24-2008, 08:41 PM
then he went over to the tournament director and had a monologue, yapping on and on. the director just smiled at him. andy already won the game and just couldn't let go. what a nutter.

star
07-24-2008, 08:42 PM
Cilic is becoming better and better at winning. Even last year at Queens I noticed that but he is not losing matches he shouldn't in general. That bodes well for him. As for Roddick, I think his time at the top is done, more or less.

I agree. Cilic is a likable guy. I'm happy to see him do well. Of course, I don't like it to be at Andy's expense, but if it weren't Cilic, it would be someone else.

The umpire didn't screw him out of one his challenges, Andy was right about the ball being in and kept the challenge, I can understand that he's annoyed that the umpire overruled a call on the farside of the court but it's not like he lost a point or even had to replay is and the umpire did say sorry afterwards saying that he saw tha ball as out:shrug:. There was no need for Andy to make such a fuss over a point which he ended up winning anyways.

True enough. The best revenge would have been simply in challenging and rolling his eyes at the umpire. As in, "You fool." Just because Andy was nice in playing a let doesn't mean he should get a free call -- which seemed to be his argument. :rolleyes: Andy gets like this because he is nervous and overwrought about losing. It's one of his faults.

njnetswill
07-24-2008, 08:54 PM
Roddick just can't improve his on court attitude. Scary to think that he was ever #1.

Great tournament for Cilic :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
07-24-2008, 09:05 PM
Roddick will peak for USO ;)

good one Marin

Zolka
07-24-2008, 09:25 PM
I'm mightly impressed, i didn't see Marin a lot, maybe 2 or 3 times, the first thing you notice it's his movement. How in the world can a 6'6 guy move like that? That's really impressive. Those forehand will be a serious weapon, i would say he is definitely Top 10 material, if not more. Really impressed. :) I hope Andy can pull it together, he is one funny dude. I hope, he'll be a force at the U.S Open just like last year.

Zolka
07-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Almost forgot his returning game, that is something too. You don't see too often a 6'6 guy return like that. And he is 19 years old? Wow.:eek:

evilmindbulgaria
07-24-2008, 09:30 PM
"Roddick is a Psycho", episode 964584194715. Nothing new..

GlennMirnyi
07-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Dedicated to Tangy. :lol: Seems Steps isn't the only one losing in early rounds... :lol:

tangerine_dream
07-24-2008, 09:34 PM
Dedicated to Tangy. :lol: Seems Steps isn't the only one losing in early rounds... :lol:
The only difference is that Andy will still be in the HOF and Fatlips won't. :nerner:

Andi-M
07-24-2008, 09:36 PM
Go Marin!!!:yeah:

Although not getting too carried away as beating A-Rod these days dosent mean much at all.

GlennMirnyi
07-24-2008, 09:37 PM
The only difference is that Andy will still be in the HOF and Fatlips won't. :nerner:

HOF for what? For the worst loss in tennis history to Gilles Muller in the USO?

tangerine_dream
07-24-2008, 09:46 PM
HOF for what? For the worst loss in tennis history to Gilles Muller in the USO?
:lol: In between all of these bad losses Andy actually manages to pull together some great wins. He didn't do it here. Maybe it'll happen again at Cincy. Or USO. I remain optimistic even when I'm tearing him to pieces for being a fuck-up.

Stepanek can go back to shagging all of the WTA. That's his one claim to fame. That's surely better than being in the HOF, right? :p

seljanin
07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Whatta damn bad evening. Another tournament, another disappointment :( The Dubai tournament seems like an ended delusive dream at the moment... :sad:

Stepanek can go back to shagging all of the WTA. That's his one claim to fame. That's surely better than being in the HOF, right? :p


You're wrong about Steps though. He is a great player with a great game. In fact, he has made deeper runs than Andy in GS tournaments this year :P

GlennMirnyi
07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
:lol: In between all of these bad losses Andy actually manages to pull together some great wins. He didn't do it here. Maybe it'll happen again at Cincy. Or USO. I remain optimistic even when I'm tearing him to pieces for being a fuck-up.

Stepanek can go back to shagging all of the WTA. That's his one claim to fame. That's surely better than being in the HOF, right? :p

Better to be in the HOF of dating hot women than being in the HOF of losing to Tipsarevic in Wimby's 2nd round, righty? :p

tangerine_dream
07-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Better to be in the HOF of dating hot women than being in the HOF of losing to Tipsarevic in Wimby's 2nd round, righty? :p
Losing to Tipsy is certainly better than being born damn fugly. :D

Stensland
07-24-2008, 10:14 PM
i wasn't able to watch it but the result doesn't surprise me at all, and that's only partly due to roddick's weaknesses. cilic has a neat game and crawls his way up the rankings these days. it might have been good for him that he wasn't overexposed pre-fame-wise like del potro for example, therefore being able to work on his game quietly but steadily.

good to see him through.

Black Adam
07-24-2008, 10:15 PM
Don't worry, Cincy and USO are faster surfaces and he will do better :p

P.S. that was a horrible performance from Andy, he is playing just as badly as Federer. These days he just keeps on piling these awful matches losing to nobodies whose fanbases get over excited over meaningless wins :rolleyes:

Albop
07-24-2008, 10:19 PM
:haha:

Acer
07-24-2008, 10:20 PM
Bye then

nisha
07-24-2008, 10:24 PM
this is what happens when you dont play regularly.
he hasnt had a run of more than 3 matches in a row for a very long time,
he needs to lose weight and play more tourneys.

Corey Feldman
07-24-2008, 10:31 PM
I find this a sad result for some reason

its a new generation's game now - look at nearly all the players who will be in the QF here

Roddick and Fed were the last survivors of that era that started 7-8 years ago along with Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin, Norman and now they are all past the old sell by date.

leng jai
07-24-2008, 10:32 PM
Rocket Roddick is content with his 1 slam.

bavaria100
07-24-2008, 11:00 PM
Throughout the match, I kept on thinking what the hell happened to Roddick's forehand. He's nothing more than a pusher nowadays. It's impossible to detect an ounce of aggression in his game. If I remember how I loved to watch him play a couple of years ago when he used to rip his forehand and went for his shots and then look at what he's become, I get totally depressed.

As of now, I don't see how the guy will ever win another GS title. I even think that another AMS title is rather questionable for him.

Jimnik
07-24-2008, 11:06 PM
Throughout the match, I kept on thinking what the hell happened to Roddick's forehand. He's nothing more than a pusher nowadays. It's impossible to detect an ounce of aggression in his game. If I remember how I loved to watch him play a couple of years ago when he used to rip his forehand and went for his shots and then look at what he's become, I get totally depressed.

As of now, I don't see how the guy will ever win another GS title. I even think that another AMS title is rather questionable for him.
Perfectly put.

finishingmove
07-24-2008, 11:19 PM
hehe well done marin

Voo de Mar
07-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Throughout the match, I kept on thinking what the hell happened to Roddick's forehand. He's nothing more than a pusher nowadays. It's impossible to detect an ounce of aggression in his game. If I remember how I loved to watch him play a couple of years ago when he used to rip his forehand and went for his shots and then look at what he's become, I get totally depressed.


I think it's a matter of changing tactics. Roddick was an impressive player as a mixing of huge serve and strong forehand in years 2001-2003. Then Federer has began to play very well and dethroned Roddick as No. 1 player in the world humilating him on many occasions. Roddick understood that his natural style isn't sufficient to be a competing player for Federer and began to look for the new solutions in his own game. It's a big problem because Roddick isn't extremely talented guy and mixed up himself. Meanwhile have been appearing Nadal and Djokovic and now we have a picture of Roddick who doesn't know which tactics is right and becomes to lose more and more like a helpless child.

TMJordan
07-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Cilic was very solid.

adee-gee
07-24-2008, 11:45 PM
Sad indictment on Roddick's game that he's losing to guys like this. I've resigned myself to the fact he'll never rediscover his ability to hit a forehand properly and will spend the rest of his career battling to stay in the top 20 without ever challenging for anything major.

adee-gee
07-24-2008, 11:48 PM
P.S. that was a horrible performance from Andy, he is playing just as badly as Federer. These days he just keeps on piling these awful matches losing to nobodies whose fanbases get over excited over meaningless wins :rolleyes:
The difference being that Federer can still get his game back, I don't think Roddick can. At least Federer is still going for his shots, he's just missing more. Roddick is doing fuck all.

star
07-25-2008, 12:00 AM
The difference being that Federer can still get his game back, I don't think Roddick can. At least Federer is still going for his shots, he's just missing more. Roddick is doing fuck all.

Sadly true. :bigcry:

Andy's living on hope.

bavaria100
07-25-2008, 12:11 AM
I think it's a matter of changing tactics. Roddick was an impressive player as a mixing of huge serve and strong forehand in years 2001-2003. Then Federer has began to play very well and dethroned Roddick as No. 1 player in the world humilating him on many occasions. Roddick understood that his natural style isn't sufficient to be a competing player for Federer and began to look for the new solutions in his own game. It's a big problem because Roddick isn't extremely talented guy and mixed up himself. Meanwhile have been appearing Nadal and Djokovic and now we have a picture of Roddick who doesn't know which tactics is right and becomes to lose more and more like a helpless child.

I think you're right. When Roddick tried to to improve his weaknesses, he actually robbed himself of his strengths.

prima donna
07-25-2008, 12:24 AM
Oh well, Roddick could always reminisce about his heyday which lasted all of five minutes -- 1 Grand Slam is a respectable accomplishment for a player of his stature.

finishingmove
07-25-2008, 12:27 AM
roddick will get his golden slam in 4 years

luie
07-25-2008, 12:30 AM
In federer's worst year in a long time,roddick has been useless.THE little hope I had after dubai is totally gone.

Action Jackson
07-25-2008, 12:31 AM
Great result, doesn't matter Roddick will still finish inside the top 10 again.

raven gypsy
07-25-2008, 12:47 AM
Author: ASAP Sports
July 24, 2008




M. CILIC/A. Roddick
6 4, 4 6, 6 4
An interview with:
ANDY RODDICK


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.


Q. Did a lack of the match experience in the last few months catch up to you today?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, something doesn't feel comfortable. I keep feeling if I get a couple three, four matches into a tournament I'll be all right. I'm not able to do that. It was pretty ordinary out there today.


Q. Is there any one area where you feel like it's not working, or is it kind of across the board?
ANDY RODDICK: It's a little bit across the board. Forehand is just not doing anything. I'm missing it. That's the one that I need to click right now.


Q. In the I guess the seventh game of the third set, 4 3. You accepted the reserve there. Can you just go over, clarify what happened with you and the chair umpire?
ANDY RODDICK: Well, someone yelled something in the middle of my toss. I said something and it hit the serve. He missed it. I'm guess it should have been a let. The umpire said, I'm not going to call a let.
It was obvious that I had said something, so I gave the guy the let just because I probably would have accepted the same.
He responded by overruling the far sideline on a first serve on the next ball, which is just bush league.
First of all, it's an unwritten rule. You're not supposed to touch that unless you're it's almost impossible to be 100% sure on balls that miss like this (holding thumb and index finger up) on the far side of the court when they're traveling 130 miles an hour.
Then to do it after, you know, someone had given something back I thought was just unnecessary. At that point I was down a break, so it didn't really affect the match at all. That's certainly not a reason for the loss.
I think my play was definitely the reason for that. But I just thought that was pretty bush league.


Q. Did you feel any added pressure knowing that the draw was relatively open after Roger lost last night?
ANDY RODDICK: No. I don't know if I'm playing well enough right now to look ahead in the draw. No.


Q. In the second set when he was up a break, had a chance to kind of close out the match in the next couple games. He gave you a bit of an opening. Were you expecting something like that again in the third, and were you surprised that he was able to serve it out so easily?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't know, you try to put enough balls in the court I don't know if you ever expect someone to give a break back, but I was certainly hoping for it.


Q. What can you say about your opponent's play today, and how does he compare to some of the younger up and coming guys on the tour right now?
ANDY RODDICK: Well, he definitely isn't scared to go after the ball. His aggressiveness is what won him that match today. He took it to me a lot more than I took it to him.
You know, he serves pretty well. You know, I like his I like how he was aggressive.


Q. What's the road map for you now in terms of fixing whatever it is that's wrong? You don't seem to have an idea of what's missing right now.
ANDY RODDICK: I told you exactly what it was.


Q. Sorry.
ANDY RODDICK: I mean, you asked me and I told you. No, I mean, what can you do? You go out there. You're not going to fix anything by sitting on the bench, that's for sure. You try to deal with it. All it takes is one event, couple matches, to turn things around. It's happened a million times.
You know, hopefully it'll happen next week.


Q. You came here, took part in the doubles, too. That didn't work out for you. Do you continue doing that now, stay with the doubles, or concentrate on the singles?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. I haven't made that decision. I don't know.


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Black Adam
07-25-2008, 12:58 AM
At least he is honest about it.

Smash.
07-25-2008, 02:24 AM
Amazing :bounce::woohoo:

jcempire
07-25-2008, 02:29 AM
Roddick suck, He miss another big chance when Roger out early

Jimnik
07-25-2008, 02:30 AM
Q. Is there any one area where you feel like it's not working, or is it kind of across the board?
ANDY RODDICK: It's a little bit across the board. Forehand is just not doing anything. I'm missing it. That's the one that I need to click right now.
Both the serve and the FH aren't penetrating. No power, they're just too weak. If he can't hit the crap out of the ball then he has nothing.

I hope he realizes this.

cobalt60
07-25-2008, 02:50 AM
Guess I am not surprised at this result.
Good for Cilic. :)

Mimi
07-25-2008, 02:54 AM
:ras:

Rumour
07-25-2008, 05:02 AM
My main reason for following this match was to finally see the player who has been the bane of PHM's existence the last few months in action. While the big serve was obviously quite expected, I was impressed by how solid Cilic is from the baseline and his movement. He was also able to overcome his nerves and pull off the 'upset,' even if an early round win against Roddick is no longer the surprise it once was.

The American's verbal antics today didn't bother me as I wasn't paying him much attention but, reading what his main complaint was in this match, it seems like his constant efforts to intimidate umpires haven't been completely successful ;) Anyway, I hope to watch Cilic play more closely tomorrow and see how he does against Fed's most recent victor...

rofe
07-25-2008, 05:07 AM
Q. You came here, took part in the doubles, too. That didn't work out for you. Do you continue doing that now, stay with the doubles, or concentrate on the singles?
ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. I haven't made that decision. I don't know.


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That is a downright insulting question.

alfonsojose
07-25-2008, 05:11 AM
Can't wait to see Andy out of top ten :D

Johnny Groove
07-25-2008, 05:54 AM
Cilic plays very good backhand from difficult positions :yeah:

That's what she said :yeah:

au_sports_opinion
07-25-2008, 05:55 AM
His attitude seems forced.

GlennMirnyi
07-25-2008, 06:02 AM
Losing to Tipsy is certainly better than being born damn fugly. :D

And yet he dates hotter women than Roddick. Talent? :p

Johnny Groove
07-25-2008, 06:07 AM
I find this a sad result for some reason

its a new generation's game now - look at nearly all the players who will be in the QF here

Roddick and Fed were the last survivors of that era that started 7-8 years ago along with Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin, Norman and now they are all past the old sell by date.

Thats really true.

The bottom half has Nadal/Gasquet/Murray/Nole, all "young", Simon isn't too much older than them, and Cilic is 19.

Only Kiefer and Blake are over the age of 24 lol

Allez
07-25-2008, 06:41 AM
The Roddick/Federer/Hewitt/Safin era is well and trully over ;)

whist
07-25-2008, 07:45 AM
Payback time for Čilić. He lost to Boredo on grass two years ago and beat him in the 2nd round, lost to Roddick on grass last year and beat him yesterday, lost to Simon in Wimbledon and Umag last year and will beat him today :p, then tomorrow against Blake or Kiefer hi has 0:2 against both of them and will progress to the final :worship:

Hasn`t played Rafa yet, but has lost to Faker in Dubai this year so you all know who to cheer for between those two if you are a Marin fan like I am :rolls:

wenty
07-25-2008, 08:22 AM
Woah Marin! :worship:

Lopez
07-25-2008, 08:32 AM
Has Roddick hit a winner since Dubai? Seriously, IMO he flattened it out a bit more and it paid dividends. And now, just loopy. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize what he should do, maybe he's stubborn?

Venle
07-25-2008, 08:44 AM
Cilic is a very good player

Blue Heart24
07-25-2008, 09:17 AM
:woohoo:

Great win for Marin! :yeah:

Should have won it in 2,that was a horrible choke,and I'm actually very surprised that this choke didnt affect him in the third set.:)

Bernard Black
07-25-2008, 09:31 AM
Poor Roddick. Needs to sort out his form before the U.S. Open, not looking like he'll be much of a threat there at the moment.

Safin_Lova
07-25-2008, 09:57 AM
Roddick gone aswell, oh well- i cant beleive it first Roger now Roddick. I didnt get to see this one, but Roddick must have been out of form or his opponent must have played very well.

cc2monac
07-25-2008, 10:38 AM
congrats marin! this guy is getting better and better! so happy for him! keep it up marin.

Black Adam
07-25-2008, 10:46 AM
Has Roddick hit a winner since Dubai? Seriously, IMO he flattened it out a bit more and it paid dividends. And now, just loopy. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize what he should do, maybe he's stubborn? I think that's it although he isn't the only one who is sort of stubborn when it comes to changing tactics. Federer is better off without a coach because he doesn't like to listen. Roddick better off withhis Broher as a coach because there is minimal listening that takes place.

Lopez
07-25-2008, 10:51 AM
Adam, you're right, eg. Roger should just slice the frigging ball more on his backhand instead of hitting bad topspin shots, but no. "I'm the GOAT damnit, MY backhand CAN'T suck" ;).
Andy's brother (was it John?): "Flatten out your forehand man!"
Andy: "What did you ever do on the pro tour? That's right, nothing, so STFU" ;) :D

Machiavelli
07-25-2008, 12:04 PM
Bravo Marinko

Voo de Mar
07-25-2008, 12:12 PM
That's what she said :yeah:

Who?

Lopez
07-25-2008, 12:14 PM
Voo, do you watch the (american version) Office?

finishingmove
07-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Who?

4. Something people say after a phrase is said by someone else to add emphasis.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=that's+what+she+said

Voo de Mar
07-25-2008, 12:22 PM
Voo, do you watch the (american version) Office?

I don't.

4. Something people say after a phrase is said by someone else to add emphasis.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=that's+what+she+said

:D Thanks.

Lopez
07-25-2008, 12:31 PM
Yeah, well that "joke" is widely used on the show (as far as I know, I don't watch it either :) )

kinglear
07-25-2008, 04:07 PM
Winning that second set after being so close to losing it should have given Andy confidence, but he just wasn't consistent enough to stay in the rallies long enough. I'm a fan of Cilic so congrats to him. Andy, maybe you can fly with Federer to Cincy. :tape:

Yeah you would think Roddick would have won the match after taking the second, but he just got lucky because Cilic's tightness. I'm a big fan of Cilic. I think has such great form on his groundstrokes, unlike Roddick whose form for his forehands and backhands is so exaggerated.

jonny84
07-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Great win for Cilic. Getting some well deserved spotlights at this tournament. Hopefully he can win a title before the season is out.

tangerine_dream
07-25-2008, 04:55 PM
And yet he dates hotter women than Roddick.
Sure he does. ;)

Radek's girl:
http://i37.tinypic.com/29ar8ef.jpg

vs.

Andy's girl:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2n71oqd.jpg

So to sum up, even though Roddick's a loser he's a winner. :cool:

Radek is just a loser, period. :nerner:

sanshisan
07-25-2008, 05:54 PM
Sure he does. ;)

Radek's girl:
http://i37.tinypic.com/29ar8ef.jpg

vs.

Andy's girl:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2n71oqd.jpg

So to sum up, even though Roddick's a loser he's a winner. :cool:

Radek is just a loser, period. :nerner:


But you know the funny thing - Chances are Andy's trophy, Molly Moo Moo girlfriend will NOT produce a top athlete/tennis player, but Radek's girl will. That's why Agassi married Steffi - he married an athlete who can genetically PRODUCE and TRAIN a great athlete.