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Madrid: Andy Roddick df Tommy Haas 1-6 7-6 (9) 6-4, saved 2 MP's

~*BGT*~
05-13-2009, 10:50 PM
What a way to start the clay season... two weeks before the French Open. :lol:

marcRD
05-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Haas is a joke, losing to Roddick (a good matchup for him) on clay. Retire please.

Montego
05-13-2009, 10:51 PM
Good breakpoints conversion, Andy

Good matchpoints conversion, Tommy.

Clydey
05-13-2009, 10:51 PM
Someone put leng jai on suicide watch.

Gotta say, I felt really sorry for Tommy. He just can't seem to build any momentum. He played great for 2 sets.

Johnny Groove
05-13-2009, 10:51 PM
High quality match.

More f-bombs in this one than Scarface too :lol:

alfonsojose
05-13-2009, 10:51 PM
Haas .. been :wavey: :lol: :help:

tangerine_dream
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
It's a miracle Andy won that match and I'll take it. After a month off with no court time and facing a mini-Fed nemesis on his worst surface (1/12 bp's :help: ) he fought like a bulldog to get that win. Very satisfying win. Impressive mettle from Andy, as always (saved two MP's in the tiebreak). :hatoff: Tommy was the better player but Andy wore him down in the end.


More f-bombs in this one than Scarface too :lol:
:lol: I know right? After the nth f-bomb the commentators stopped apologizing to the viewing audience.

out_here_grindin
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
Roddick :worship:

nerves of steel

habibko
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
really high quality match, Haas's W/UE ratio was 62/36 and yet he lost the match! some vintage Haas stuff in this match :worship:

however the result was never in doubt...

federernadalfan
05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
just atrocious from haas overall
could have ended this in straights. i couldn't stop laughing in that tiebreak.
once roddick took the second set, already knew it was over for muggy haas

Andi-M
05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
WoW good job Roddick

Peaking at the right time....Nadal watch out :eek:

Voo de Mar
05-13-2009, 10:55 PM
Good match, they have interesting H2H, Roddick beat Haas for the first time on clay in 5th attempt, won all tie-breaks they've played, and 2nd time won after saving match points; poor Tommy like Blake has to lose each year a match after wasting mp's :o

Tommy Haas vs. Andy Roddick 7:5

1) 2001 Memphis - Indoor Hard - R32 - Haas 6-7(5) 6-0 6-4
2) 2002 Monte Carlo - Clay - R16 - Haas 6-3 6-2
3) 2002 Rome - Clay - SF - Haas 6-1 7-5
4) 2004 Houston - Clay - F - Haas 6-3 6-4
5) 2004 Cincinnati - Hardcourt - QF - Roddick 6-3 6-3
6) 2004 The Olympics - Hardcourt - R32 - Roddick 4-6 6-3 9-7 - 3 mp
7) 2005 San Jose - Indoor Hard - SF - Roddick 7-6(3) 6-3
8) 2006 Houston - Clay - QF - Haas 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4
9) 2007 Memphis - Indoor Hard - F - Haas 6-3 6-2
10) 2008 Indian Wells - Hardcourt - R64 - Haas 6-4 6-4
11) 2009 San Jose - Indoor Hard - QF - Roddick 7-5 6-4
12) 2009 Madrid - Clay - R32 - Roddick 1-6 7-6(9) 6-4 - 2 mp


6) Haas led 7:6* (40-15) and had adv.mp
12) Haas had 2 mp's in the tie-break (6:5 & 8:7) - both mp's on return

marcRD
05-13-2009, 10:57 PM
It's a miracle Andy won that match and I'll take it. After a month off with no court time and facing a mini-Fed nemesis on his worst surface (1/12 bp's :help: ) he fought like a bulldog to get that win. Very satisfying win. Impressive mettle from Andy, as always (saved two MP's in the tiebreak). :hatoff: Tommy was the better player but Andy wore him down in the end.


Impressive indeed, Haas also tried to cheat on some points.

Well, he can beat as many mini-Feds as he wants, I look forward seeing him lose in straights against the real one in QF.

HeretiC
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Enjoyable match. Tommy was practically toying with Roddick in the first set. It took almost set and a half for Andy to realize that he is getting killed in baseline rallies and from the Tommy's volleys but he finally changed the game plan and started to move forward, charging the net. It was the right decision and yet Haas reached 2 MPs in the breaker. As the match progressed in the decider the balance of powers slowly shifted toward Roddick thanks to poor physical shape of Haas.

philosophicalarf
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Roddick turned up without a serve, and looking like he'd been on a diet recommended by Nalbandian.

Second set found his serve, but couldn't break as he was still returning like crap, combined with Haas serving superbly (14 aces!). Tiebreak..... well Roddick vs Haas there's one obvious winner to pick. It was close, but the apparent inevitable still happened.

Third set Roddick better everything, and Haas kinda lost the plot at the end. Cie TTV commentator whispering "It's the voices, Tommy"....


Haas hit a lot of winners, but was helped by his opponent not bothering to run much.


Roddick not helped by the scheduling I think, the ball was noticeably slower through the night air - several players have said as much. He's also last on court tomorrow night, 10pm local, vs Davydenko. That's going to be really tough.

COA
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Epic win by Roddick xD

Johnny Groove
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Well, he can beat as many mini-Feds as he wants, I look forward seeing him lose in straights against the real one in QF.

That is, if the real one can beat the new clay GOAT Blake tomorrrow.

tsurupettan
05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Great fight from Andy... BP conversion was atrocious, even more so than usual from him, but at least he had success at the net today.

marcRD
05-13-2009, 11:03 PM
That is, if the real one can beat the new clay GOAT Blake tomorrrow.

More likely it is up to Roddick beating Davydenko, or you think it will be a walk in the park for Roddick to beat davydenko on clay?

groundstroke
05-13-2009, 11:09 PM
Tommy Haas's new tennis book labelled: Conversion

Johnny Groove
05-13-2009, 11:10 PM
More likely it is up to Roddick beating Davydenko, or you think it will be a walk in the park for Roddick to beat davydenko on clay?

I don't think either American will get the win, but I was also expecting Roddick to lose after that breadstick.

Jimnik
05-13-2009, 11:11 PM
YES!!! Well done Andy. What a fight, what a turn around. :worship:

Finally a good result this week. I knew we'd eventually get one.

gulzhan
05-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Good for Davydenko :p

miura
05-13-2009, 11:15 PM
Thanks A-Rod!!

Jimnik
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Interesting that the organizers picked Roddick to play night session on Manolo Santana. They obviously consider him a much bigger attraction than local boy Ferrer.

FlameOn
05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Awesome Andy! :yeah:

And to the person who said he turned up without a serve :rolleyes:. 9 aces and 72% isn't that bad. :cuckoo:

betowiec
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
go to hell tommy

leng jai
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Someone put leng jai on suicide watch.

Gotta say, I felt really sorry for Tommy. He just can't seem to build any momentum. He played great for 2 sets.

Why would I be on suicide over a Haas match on clay when hes a quarter of the player he used to be. I've always been a fan of style of play, not results. Its funny that even now Haas played a way more attractive match than Mugray ever has on clay.

heya
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Roddick turned up without a serve, and looking like he'd been on a diet recommended by Nalbandian.
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Haas hit a lot of winners, but was helped by his opponent not bothering to run much.


Roddick not helped by the scheduling I think, the ball was noticeably slower through the night air - several players have said as much. He's also last on court tomorrow night, 10pm local, vs Davydenko. That's going to be really tough.
Actually, the Roddick fans really bait their Federer fan friends by saying Roddick only plays well on hardcourts and that Haas is the better player with an extremely hard fighting dog opponent. Roddick rarely played with any physical strength and desire on hardcourts since 2004 (Indian Wells vs Haas?). Doesn't a dog spend 8 years playing important tournaments, running hard and staying thin?

Sapeod
05-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Great stuff A-Rod. You can keep it up :yeah:

shotgun
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Is there really a point for Haas to keep playing tennis these days?

General Suburbia
05-14-2009, 12:13 AM
I thought Tommy had this one in the bag, and lost all my money again.

Oh well, I'm still happy to see Roddick go through. On clay. After a month of no playing. Against Haas.

leng jai
05-14-2009, 12:18 AM
Is there really a point for Haas to keep playing tennis these days?

As long as he can still hit one sexy backhand winner a match, its still worthwhile to play.

Clydey
05-14-2009, 12:30 AM
Why would I be on suicide over a Haas match on clay when hes a quarter of the player he used to be. I've always been a fan of style of play, not results. Its funny that even now Haas played a way more attractive match than Mugray ever has on clay.

Relax. It was a joke. Fucking hell, your sense of humour desert you?

marcRD
05-14-2009, 12:33 AM
As long as he can still hit one sexy backhand winner a match, its still worthwhile to play.

I will never understand your love for the Haas backhand, I think it is fairly avarage and safe, neither with the variation of the Federer backhand 2005-2007 or the uniqueness and power of the Gasquet backhand or the Kuerten backhand.

Now when the onehandedbackhand is dying I am however glad to watch anyone play a good onehanded backhand. I was quite sad to see Haas lose today, even if I dont like him. Wawrinka is like the only player who is hanging in there with a good onehanded backhand, other players are soon to retire and dropping fast in the ranking (Haas, Youzhny), wasted talents (Almagro, Gasquet) or just depending on their forehands (Federer, Blake)

GlennMirnyi
05-14-2009, 12:58 AM
For anyone who watched the first two sets, this is a surprise.

star
05-14-2009, 01:03 AM
:yippee: :yippee:

I'm so happy for Andy!

habibko
05-14-2009, 01:05 AM
Why would I be on suicide over a Haas match on clay when hes a quarter of the player he used to be. I've always been a fan of style of play, not results. Its funny that even now Haas played a way more attractive match than Mugray ever has on clay.

totally agreed, truer words were never spoken :worship:

shotgun
05-14-2009, 01:26 AM
As long as he can still hit one sexy backhand winner a match, its still worthwhile to play.

The way things are going, he'll be soon hitting those in challenger events.

fast_clay
05-14-2009, 02:10 AM
i actually feel Haas did well to take a set from clay dynamo Roddick...

kerrie1981
05-14-2009, 02:20 AM
Since when did Andy shave his legs?

morningglory
05-14-2009, 02:25 AM
:o well it's clay I have no expectations whatsoever :shrug: :lol:

iSzavay.
05-14-2009, 03:03 AM
:woohoo: Great win Andy :hearts:!

MacTheKnife
05-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Haas played WAY over his head for two sets and Arod has had to much sex and wedding cake. Time to get back on the diet Andy. Six weeks off at this level will kill you. Lucky he pulled that match out. High quality tennis most of the way though with what may be the best winner/UF error ratio I've seen on clay in a long time.

Now it time for Haas and Safin to buy a ski resort somewhere and retire.

Loved Koenig's comment on Andy's down the line FH for winner, "RODDICULOUS" !!! Koenig had some good stuff today. He's actually starting to grow on me.

Florida
05-14-2009, 03:19 AM
Andy shaved his legs so he can move better, but that will not change because once a prick always a prick. Don't like him never did his tennis stinks and he is using the opportunity when other players hit the bottom of the barrel!

Hass is a "special nut case"!

~*BGT*~
05-14-2009, 03:30 AM
Andy shaved his legs so he can move better, but that will not change because once a prick always a prick. Don't like him never did his tennis stinks and he is using the opportunity when other players hit the bottom of the barrel!

Hass is a "special nut case"!

:haha: :retard:

Roddickominator
05-14-2009, 04:48 AM
Too Big from Roddick....his gut, that is. Nice win for Andy after the honeymoon. Blake you're next.

finishingmove
05-14-2009, 07:19 AM
expected one..

Beat
05-14-2009, 07:38 AM
kinda funny.

HeretiC
05-14-2009, 08:28 AM
Someone put leng jai on suicide watch.

Gotta say, I felt really sorry for Tommy. He just can't seem to build any momentum. He played great for 2 sets.

As long as he can still hit one sexy backhand winner a match, its still worthwhile to play.

No need for suicide watch for you at all. I am quite sure that multiple orgasms you had in first 2 sets will keep you happy for a long time. I LMAO at how good some of those winners were and how ridiculous they made Roddick look.



Haas hit a lot of winners, but was helped by his opponent not bothering to run much.


It is not like Andy did not bother, he knew that he doesn't even have a chance to reach them cause of his poor movement on clay, but to be honest I don't think that even a much better mover would have reach those.

Kraxths
05-14-2009, 08:59 AM
Roddick turned up without a serve, and looking like he'd been on a diet recommended by Nalbandian.


:lol:

Horatio Caine
05-14-2009, 11:26 AM
I was aware of their past history in clay court meetings, but I was expecting Roddick to win, and a little more convincing than that. :tape: :o Sure, he hasn't played a match for 4 weeks or so, but I gather that he has been practicing in Madrid for a good few days?

Why does Roddick struggle so much with Haas on clay?

Anyway, doesn't look great for Roddick over the 3.5 weeks...will be surprised if Kolya doesn't finish him off today.

TheBoiledEgg
05-14-2009, 12:03 PM
losing on clay to Duck :spit: :help:

Jimnik
05-14-2009, 01:14 PM
I was aware of their past history in clay court meetings, but I was expecting Roddick to win, and a little more convincing than that. :tape: :o Sure, he hasn't played a match for 4 weeks or so, but I gather that he has been practicing in Madrid for a good few days?
6 weeks actually, of wedding cake and honeymooning. Takes more than a few practise swings to get over that.

Why does Roddick struggle so much with Haas on clay?
He struggles with Haas on every surface, mate. There's a reason he's called mini-Fed.

Anyway, doesn't look great for Roddick over the 3.5 weeks...will be surprised if Kolya doesn't finish him off today.
Kolya did lose to Blake last week. If anything this was an impressive feat. It took him just a set to get use to the conditions and back in shape.

miura
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
Too Big from Roddick....his gut, that is. Nice win for Andy after the honeymoon. Blake you're next.
:spit: