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Andy Roddick: The biggest fighter on the ATP?

Jimnik
08-20-2010, 03:33 AM
Keeps coming back after so many set-backs. :worship:

Discuss.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 03:36 AM
Has he been sidelined by injury for months?
Has he been outside of the top 50 since 2001?
Has he had to fight his way up to the rankings to be a top player?

NO, so no, he's not the biggest fighter

tangerine_dream
08-20-2010, 03:36 AM
It's amazing how often Andy has come back from heart-wrenching defeats, the kind that sends other players into early retirement (Coria) or into a deep funk for several months (Murray).

It's admirable how he just keeps shaking it off and moves forwards and onwards. His spirit cannot be killed. He is too strong. :worship:

Jimnik
08-20-2010, 03:39 AM
1. Has he been sidelined by injury for months?
2.Has he been outside of the top 50 since 2001?
3.Has he had to fight his way up to the rankings to be a top player?
1. Yes
2. No, because he's the biggest fighter on the ATP
3. Yes

Calidreth
08-20-2010, 03:42 AM
Without a doubt, hes a great man for the sport. Compared to the likes of these "Talented" players like Gulbis, Gasquet, etc. who will go away at the drop of a hat.

Action Jackson
08-20-2010, 03:42 AM
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Priam
08-20-2010, 03:43 AM
Biggest fighter alright. With the umpires maybe.

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 04:07 AM
He's up there, but to me, the guy(s) with the most fighting skills and biggest heart is a tie between Rafa and Ferrer. Andy is different in that he has that serve he can rely on. Rafa and David have to grind and find ways to win when things look bleak and their games are off.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 04:09 AM
Biggest fighter alright. With the umpires maybe.

spot on

He's up there, but to me, the guy(s) with the most fighting skills and biggest heart is a tie between Rafa and Ferrer. Andy is different in that he has that serve he can rely on. Rafa and David have to grind and find ways to win when things look bleak and their games are off.

:yeah:

if there wasn't so much HC (where his serve works the best) he wouldn't even be top 10

a guy who refuses to play the clay season because he's not good enough in the surface is the biggest fighter out there? :haha:

a quitter? :lol:
that's just as if Rafa skipped the US Open Series because he's not as good in DecoTurf as he is in other surfaces :p

Calidreth
08-20-2010, 04:10 AM
Why play and embarrass yourself on a surface you're not good on? Rafa could take some notes from Andy in regards to the hard court season, so we wouldn't have to see his disgraceful game on it

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 04:11 AM
yeah, giving up is the best way to show how much of a fighter you are...

straitup
08-20-2010, 04:14 AM
Why play and embarrass yourself on a surface you're not good on? Rafa could take some notes from Andy in regards to the hard court season, so we wouldn't have to see his disgraceful game on it

Beautiful thing to say the same day he saves MP to win.

MalwareDie
08-20-2010, 04:26 AM
No. Never was, is not now, and never will be the biggest fighter on tour.

DrJules
08-20-2010, 04:35 AM
spot on



:yeah:

if there wasn't so much HC (where his serve works the best) he wouldn't even be top 10

a guy who refuses to play the clay season because he's not good enough in the surface is the biggest fighter out there? :haha:

a quitter? :lol:
that's just as if Rafa skipped the US Open Series because he's not as good in DecoTurf as he is in other surfaces :p

Most of his grand slam finals have come on grass and would have done better if 3GS were on grass as before HC appeared. It is only 1 surface his bad on.

Roddickominator
08-20-2010, 04:41 AM
Andy is up there, maybe not the biggest fighter necessarily...just depends on your exact definition of fighter. Roddick has been more impressive than anyone else in consistently coming back from crushing defeats from Federer in huge matches...I think that definitely counts for something.

latso
08-20-2010, 12:49 PM
he is a fighter. not the biggest but one of them for sure

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 12:55 PM
Don't think he's the biggest, but he's sure as hell up there.

if there wasn't so much HC (where his serve works the best) he wouldn't even be top 10

This could be said about a lot of guys. "If" is my least favorite word in tennis. It always flaws perspective.

but-it's-ok
08-20-2010, 01:02 PM
:secret: @the OP,I think you picked the wrong Andy!

For me biggest fighters currently are Nadal,Murray,Ferrer and Isner.

:confused: Why the sudden overflow of Roddick threads?:scratch:

bokehlicious
08-20-2010, 01:04 PM
It's amazing how often Andy has come back from heart-wrenching defeats, the kind that sends other players into early retirement (Coria) or into a deep funk for several months (Murray).

It's admirable how he just keeps shaking it off and moves forwards and onwards. His spirit cannot be killed. He is too strong. :worship:

In love since 2003 what a dedication :worship: almost as admirable as Andy's fighting spirit :hearts:

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 01:04 PM
Why the sudden overflow of Roddick threads?

It's a get well soon present for A-rod.. :lol: Tennis needs roddick, he stirs shit up big time..

Bilbo
08-20-2010, 01:11 PM
biggest fighter with the umpires for sure. apart from that he's not.

leng jai
08-20-2010, 01:18 PM
The Duck would be "the biggest" in a lot of things, but not fighter thats for sure.

decrepitude
08-20-2010, 04:03 PM
:confused: I never realised "fighter" was a synonym for "bully".

Horatio Caine
08-20-2010, 09:17 PM
1. Yes
2. No, because he's the biggest fighter on the ATP
3. Yes

He hasn't dropped out of the top 50 since 2001 because he is the biggest fighter? :lol:

Roddick has been relatively lucky with injuries tbh. Sure, he has had a few of them, but I don't recall him being out of the game for more than a couple of months at a time? So he has had that remaining time to maintain a decent ranking...

'Biggest fighter' isn't the right description.

However, he does have the best attitude on court (aside from the bullying of officials) imo, and that is something he should be proud of. I have never once seen him give anything less than 100%, and maybe only Nadal can rival that.

But as for 'biggest fighter'...that accolade should be spared for the much less fortunate players who have really had to fight for their careers. Dent and Blake are two that come immediately to mind, and both did well to make it back to the top 100 (and much higher for Blake). Fish is enjoying a record year after many setbacks with his knee. Rusedski kept fighting back from multiple injuries. How about Muller? Philipoussis? etc etc

Serenidad
08-20-2010, 09:19 PM
The biggest f***er for sure. NID.

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 09:23 PM
However, he does have the best attitude on court (aside from the bullying of officials) imo, and that is something he should be proud of. I have never once seen him give anything less than 100%, and maybe only Nadal can rival that.


Yea I can buy on this definition, but definitely not best fighter

Phillipousis? Blech. Blast from the past...more like belch from the past

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Isner is a much bigger fighter than Roddick and it has been proved time and time again, it wasn't just about the Wimbledon marathon

Mahut is another fighter

scarecrows
08-20-2010, 09:26 PM
no doubt that he's one of the biggest fighters, if he wasnt such he wouldnt have had all that success with such a limited game.

He's also the biggest jerk BTW

Ivanatis
08-20-2010, 09:27 PM
not that big of a fighter
what kept him up there over all these years is his outstanding serve

brent-o
08-20-2010, 09:34 PM
It's amazing how often Andy has come back from heart-wrenching defeats, the kind that sends other players into early retirement (Coria) or into a deep funk for several months (Murray).

It's admirable how he just keeps shaking it off and moves forwards and onwards. His spirit cannot be killed. He is too strong. :worship:

That's very true, and especially all of those consecutive defeats by Federer. I always thought it was admirable that Andy always went into every match with Federer with a new, positive mentality and maybe even tried some new things. Unfortunately, in the end, Fed was Fed and steamrolled him lol But I always thought it was commendable that Andy kept plugging away and made himself believe that he'd have his chances, at a time when most of the tour looked scared shitless against Fed.

Arkulari has a good point though. He hasn't really had to fight back from THAT much adversity, if the OP meant fighter in that sense.

Sapeod
08-20-2010, 09:36 PM
No.

Young 8
08-21-2010, 11:09 PM
Lol

jcempire
08-21-2010, 11:10 PM
Not Roddick
Nably is

emotion
08-21-2010, 11:16 PM
LOL this is quite the win now

Pirata.
08-21-2010, 11:22 PM
Ferrer is the biggest fighter.

DJ Soup
08-21-2010, 11:22 PM
Cañas too, man. He is less talented than Roddick or Ferrer and got to be a top 8. Plus his whole career story is purely gladiator-style

Jimnik
08-21-2010, 11:23 PM
No worries. Bring on the US Open!

goldenlox
08-21-2010, 11:24 PM
Roddick is a warrior :worship:
Him & :worship: Alisa Kleybanova :worship:

Roddickominator
08-21-2010, 11:25 PM
MonoRod made it to the semis of a Masters series tournament....not too shabby.

Orka_n
08-21-2010, 11:29 PM
Roddick is a clown.

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borracho
08-22-2010, 12:09 AM
Biggest queer, that's for sure. I'd pay money to see pusherboi fall out of top-30.

e476
08-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Ummm....no :help:

murray_2k8
08-22-2010, 12:52 AM
:rolls: Epic bump :rolls:

thrust
08-22-2010, 01:05 AM
Why play and embarrass yourself on a surface you're not good on? Rafa could take some notes from Andy in regards to the hard court season, so we wouldn't have to see his disgraceful game on it

Incredibly STUPID post! Fighters play on their worst surface, cowards don't. In no way is Nadal a disgrace on hard courts.