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So, did Roddick destroy Tennis??

Black Adam
05-09-2009, 12:54 AM
Back when Roddick was number 1, the whiners here were claiming that a huge serving ballbasher wasn't good to have a the top of the sport. 5 years later do you feel that tennis to a turn for the better? :devil: In my opinion both styles are enjoyable but on decoturf i would like less pushing and more winners smacked.

miura
05-09-2009, 01:20 AM
I prefer the old Roddick. Much more interesting and enjoyable to watch.
What does he need that monster serve for now? He neutralizes it almost instantly with the pusher shots right away..

Havok
05-09-2009, 01:23 AM
They just bitched because it was Roddick. Even if Andy had a game like Federer they still would have bitched!:retard:

Tennis is tennis, and whatever style the #1 player is playing then so be it. The only think that can "Destroy" tennis for a short period of time is if the top 10 is filled with meh players (ie Ferrer, Simon, Del Potro and the like).

ORGASMATRON
05-09-2009, 01:42 AM
Fail

finishingmove
05-09-2009, 03:34 AM
no, federer destroyed tennis and destroyed roddick

Thanos
05-09-2009, 03:40 AM
no, federer ruined tennis and crabs destroyed roddick

corrected.

Black Adam
06-27-2009, 07:11 PM
I even remember people claiming that in the Juniors clones of Roddick were being produced.

Couple of years after Roddick ascent to number 1 with jkust a serve and forehand, things took a turn in a completely different direction. A new player showed up, a player whose style is very appealing and Easy to emulate. Go to the current Juniors and you'll see an entire generation of Nadalesque players.
Will this save or kill tennis?
Discuss.

Johnny Groove
06-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Most juniors lack the mental fortitude to emulate Nadal's game, so that comparison is a bit invalid.

Black Adam
06-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Won't stop them from trying to play like him. Strange enough, in 2004 Nadal was actually an agressive player and a good retreiver. Now he mostly leans to the counter-punching/retriever side of his game.

Ichiban1920
06-27-2009, 07:29 PM
If one-dimensional moonballing and grinding become the new style of tennis, this sport truly is doomed.

tangerine_dream
06-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Andy destroyed a lot of MTFers dream that he'd be out of the top ten and go back to his real ranking of 119. :p

mistercrabs
06-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Of course he didn't destroy tennis any more than Tracy Emin destroyed art. He proved his mediocrity and everybody ignored him; just as it should be.

fred perry
06-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Roddick destroyed tennis. I am surprised that he has not been sued by it.