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Cincy QF: Roddick def. Djokovic 6-4 7-5

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Nole loses another match with #2 on the line :o

As much as it pains me to say, Duck was the most consistent player during the whole match, his serve is in the best moment since Wimbledon last year, he's taking a Sampras-like approach to serve, risking a lot hence making more DF than usual, that one to get broken when serving for the match the first time was :retard:

http://i37.tinypic.com/zj83eg.jpg

Ozone
08-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Roddick into the semis against good buddy Fish after a embarassing TANK for Nole. Roddick basically handed him the *54 game in the 2nd set. Then Novak gets broken at love at 5-5:haha: He should be ashamed of himself and possibly fined for the lack of effort. Just no intensity ever shown for Tankle.

SheepleBuster
08-20-2010, 09:56 PM
wow. Novak can't beat Roddick to save his life.

docking34
08-20-2010, 09:56 PM
dJOKO officially Roddick's bitch now. THANK GOD this tanker went out. and Roddick advances.

suck it haters.

Ozone
08-20-2010, 09:56 PM
This match..

cocrcici
08-20-2010, 09:56 PM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5fO0nyOsh54bVenlFi1OVMxlRySsIZ HNx2zGXsp9jiqUCFJs&t=1&usg=__ekUX6eh-sgsll-lzldJPpUzZge4=

Voo de Mar
08-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Embarrassing scoreline for D'Joke against MonoPushDick Z:o

Allegretto
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Even MonoDuck is too big for Faker. :worship:

Roddickominator
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Not a pretty match. MonoRod grinded and served his way to victory....Djokovic just never looked very interested in playing hard in the heat.

green25814
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Amazing match. Djoker could be the greatest WTA player of all time.

ossie
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
bad day for tennis

solowyn
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Tennis at its most hilarious.

ZaZoo)
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Djokovic's serve is shit and his whole game is way to inconsistent. Major changes needed.

docking34
08-20-2010, 09:57 PM
2nd set should have gone 6-3 to Roddick but Nole seemed to step it up.

Ben.
08-20-2010, 09:58 PM
It is strange how Djokovic can't handle Roddick anymore. Glad to see Andy back into the top 10. While Djokovic keeps his unwanted streak of losing against the first decent player he plays.

henke007
08-20-2010, 09:58 PM
:haha:

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Roddick admitting to Brad Gilbert he didn't play well at all today. LOL

If I was fan, coach or parent of Djokovic I'd be pissed.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Nole just cannot seem to be able to beat top 10 players any longer :o

Geo
08-20-2010, 09:59 PM
embarrassing display from Djokovic :o :help: :tape: GTFO of the top 4 until you can start beating Roddick again. No top 4 player and slam champ should ever be Roddick's bitch and lose 4 straight times to him :retard:

about the match-if we didn't know any better, it looked like Djokovic was the one who had mono :lol: he looked tired and had no energy. Sometimes he hit some good shots, but most of the match he sprayed the ball. Totally blew the 2nd set. After breaking back to 5-5, he lost his service game at love.

Roddick was solid, not a jerk today (well he was winning the whole time so need for it :p ) and he did well to recover from his late match last night.

shadows
08-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Expected result.

Djokovic is a joke, and the faster he drops out of the top 4 the better right now.

ossie
08-20-2010, 09:59 PM
the djoker was so horrible today its not even funny dont know what he was thinking but he will never win a slam again with this attitude

The Magician
08-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Nole is an absolute joke :haha: This guy has to have set the record for consistently mediocre results in GS and Masters, and now even in MM events :o

Rod did nothing this match, Nole just couldn't get the ball in and had no fight. Fish should win tomorrow, he deserves it for his good aggressive play.

Steelq
08-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Ducks mono is a serious issues,almost like Feds one.

ApproachShot
08-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Oh my. Missed the match. Was Nole as bad as in the first set against Federer last week?

Against all odds, MonoRod is in yet another semi of an American hard court Masters this season. I guess when his serve is 'on' he can be a very hard player to beat.

MIMIC
08-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Pathetic, really.

tektonac
08-20-2010, 10:01 PM
routine. disappointed by novak, expected a lot more, but perhaps, some other time ....

FormerRafaFan
08-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Not a pretty match. MonoRod grinded and served his way to victory....Djokovic just never looked very interested in playing hard in the heat.

What can you expect from a guy with breathing issues and allergies acting up? I feel sorry for him, being an athelete and playing in such a bad heat when he's having those health issues. He looked like he was about to pass out in Toronto, and I can't imagine it's any better in Cincy these days..

misty1
08-20-2010, 10:01 PM
welcome back to the top 10 roddick:)

bluefork
08-20-2010, 10:02 PM
Major improvement from Roddick in the winners department. Went from 7 last night to 8 today.

God, he's such a pusher.

B787
08-20-2010, 10:02 PM
4th time in a row Andy is beating Djoko.
Absolutely deserved, great serving by Andy - I thought he choked it when made DF serving for match. Some good baseline points won by Roddick.

Djoko too much unforced errors, after all these losses vs Roddick, I have a feeling that he doesn't even know how to play against him.

FormerRafaFan
08-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Also, his 1 % serve won, over 80 %.. That's quite impressive. He didn't hit many winners though, but he didn't fail with many UE's either, so that's good.

Pirata.
08-20-2010, 10:04 PM
When was the last time Nole won against a player who has been in the Top 10 this year?

TennisOnWood
08-20-2010, 10:05 PM
When was the last time Nole won against a player who has been in the Top 10 this year?

Never happpen

TennisOnWood
08-20-2010, 10:06 PM
Go home bloody clown :o

shadows
08-20-2010, 10:06 PM
When was the last time Nole won against a player who has been in the Top 10 this year?

He hasn't beaten anyone in the top 10 this year.

tangerine_dream
08-20-2010, 10:07 PM
MonoDuck does it again. :worship:

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy020.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) http://i25.tinypic.com/2vrvl1w.jpg
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9273/rodhaters.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/rodhaters.jpg/)

christallh24
08-20-2010, 10:08 PM
I actually literally had tears in my eyes right now. This one loss hurts about as much as watching Rafa struggle all those months. I just don't know what to say.

MIMIC
08-20-2010, 10:08 PM
When was the last time Nole won against a player who has been in the Top 10 this year?

Last time he beat a top 10 player was (2)Nadal and (7)Davydenko in the round robin stage at the World Tour Finals last year.

moon language
08-20-2010, 10:10 PM
I actually literally had tears in my eyes right now. This one loss hurts about as much as watching Rafa struggle all those months. I just don't know what to say.

Get some fresh air.

FEDERERBEAUTY
08-20-2010, 10:10 PM
Well done Andy:)

Serenidad
08-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Worst loss of your career too Novak.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Last time he beat a top 10 player was (2)Nadal and (7)Davydenko in the round robin stage at the World Tour Finals last year.

9 months? :eek: :eek: :eek:

timafi
08-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Novak you idiot.I cannot believe you made so many errors by letting Roddick slice and dice you:o:o:o

The Freak
08-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Expected. Don't know why so many people thought Djokovic would win :confused:

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Roddick not at his best is still better than djok not at his best.. Roddick clearly knows how to win when he's not playing well.

MalwareDie
08-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Fish to take out the trash.

River
08-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Worst loss of your career too Novak.

You know who could have done worse? Brands.

*Gets on the Anti-Brands bandwagon*

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Expected. Don't know why so many people thought Djokovic would win :confused:

I did, but roddick is more over his illness than I thought. He is playing really smart tennis right now for a guy running on empty.

Arkulari
08-20-2010, 10:17 PM
I dunno Glen, the guy looks perfectly fine to me :shrug:

MIMIC
08-20-2010, 10:17 PM
When was the last time Djoker beat ten top 10 players?

World Tour Finals 2009
(2)Nadal - RR
(7)Davydenko - RR

Paris 2009
(10)Soderling - Q
(2)Nadal - S

Basel 2009
(1)Federer - F

Shanghai 2009
(10)Simon - Q

Beijing 2009
(9)Verdasco - Q

U.S. Open 2009
(10)Verdasco - Q

Cincinnati 2009
(9)Simon - Q
(3)Nadal - S

Hasn't beaten a top 10 player ever since.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:19 PM
I dunno Glen, the guy looks perfectly fine to me :shrug:

Not hardly. When he's totally fit he almost never breathes heavy. Watch him now, his wind is far below normal and he takes some points off, which a healthy roddick never does.

cocrcici
08-20-2010, 10:19 PM
What is the cost of a lung transplant?:confused:

Roddickominator
08-20-2010, 10:24 PM
Not hardly. When he's totally fit he almost never breathes heavy. Watch him now, his wind is far below normal and he takes some points off, which a healthy roddick never does.

Yea Roddick is clearly a little off....he's taking a lot more time between points and going for more on 1st and 2nd serves.

christallh24
08-20-2010, 10:25 PM
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9273/rodhaters.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/rodhaters.jpg/)

So America can say they have one player in the top ten of a sport they don't give a shit about. Yay us. :rolleyes:

Get some fresh air.

I'd rather had a :hug: but thanks for the advice. :hug:

:sighs:
My crappy day will be complete when Baggy beats Rafa. Well, at least I like Marcos.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:26 PM
Yea Roddick is clearly a little off....he's taking a lot more time between points and going for more on 1st and 2nd serves.

Yep, one of the most underrated things right now is roddick's athletic ability and fitness. It's easy to tell he's a bit under par right now.

River
08-20-2010, 10:26 PM
So America can say they have one player in the top ten of a sport they don't give a shit about. Yay us. :rolleyes:


They don't give a shit about "soccer" either. Well, they didn't until this year cause they felt left out.

Steelq
08-20-2010, 10:26 PM
What is the cost of a lung transplant?:confused:
According to this http://www.mhp-casketkits.com/caskets_coffins.php
just $1095.00.

careergrandslam
08-20-2010, 10:26 PM
this is a bad day for tennis.
fish and roddick winning is anti-tennis.
especially roddick.

someone beat that guy, PLEASE!

roger and rafa need to be in the semis so that one of them will be in the finals guaranteed.

cocrcici
08-20-2010, 10:28 PM
According to this http://www.mhp-casketkits.com/caskets_coffins.php
just $1095.00.

:lol:

River
08-20-2010, 10:38 PM
this is a bad day for tennis.
fish and roddick winning is anti-tennis.
especially roddick.

someone beat that guy, PLEASE!

roger and rafa need to be in the semis so that one of them will be in the finals guaranteed.

http://cdnet.myxer.com/tn/c/542317/big/?t=20080702165821

Today is a good day.

JasonAG
08-20-2010, 10:38 PM
Djokovic is a disgrace.

Amber Spyglass
08-20-2010, 10:40 PM
Djokovic has to be the biggest wasted talent out there right now.I don't know but it's like something has snapped in him since that dust-up they had at the USO a couple of years ago.Ok he has played bad in quite a few matches in the last two years but never has he looked as listless as he does against Roddick.He hits shocking UE's and unlike other lost matches,from the word go he never looks like he's gonna win these matches.I don't know if it has anything to do with what happened in 08 but IW 09 and this match here are the worst matches I have ever seen Djokovic play,nothing worked in those matches-mental,execution etc.Just bafflingly bad on all fronts and I don't care what people say I'm only seeing this awfully poor level against Roddick

LleytonMonfils
08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Still concerned about Roddick's recent form but at least he continues to grind his ass off day in and day out. Can't fault him for that.

tyruk14
08-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Djokvic is a chump. He always has been a chump. He will probably always be a chump.

So why, oh why did I waste my money on him?

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:49 PM
Letting martin go is starting to look like not all that smart of a move.

Pirata.
08-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Last time he beat a top 10 player was (2)Nadal and (7)Davydenko in the round robin stage at the World Tour Finals last year.

Novak :o

DrJules
08-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Expected. Don't know why so many people thought Djokovic would win :confused:

For the same reason he could be number 2 next week and seeded number 2 at US Open.

Has the computer incorrectly calculated!

DrJules
08-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Letting martin go is starting to look like not all that smart of a move.

His serve has marginally improved and he was quite good last week against Federer. Certainly better than earlier in year.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 11:08 PM
Well maybe he's serving better on matches I haven't seen. He sure hasn't in the ones I saw..

SheepleBuster
08-20-2010, 11:10 PM
oh dear me. Only if the quarters were reversed today. We'd get the Murray Novak semi we were hoping for.

Li Ching Yuen
08-20-2010, 11:12 PM
I actually literally had tears in my eyes right now. This one loss hurts about as much as watching Rafa struggle all those months. I just don't know what to say.

Are you going to be okay?

DrJules
08-20-2010, 11:15 PM
Well maybe he's serving better on matches I haven't seen. He sure hasn't in the ones I saw..

Djokovic seems to have problems that cannot be coach resolved.

careergrandslam
08-20-2010, 11:19 PM
Letting martin go is starting to look like not all that smart of a move.

why is that?
u think only americans know about teaching tennis?

heya
08-20-2010, 11:20 PM
Maybe Dick's such a pansy that anything positive he did looked magical. A David Blaine living in the shadow of Houdini. Even Fedboys love my poetry.

heya
08-20-2010, 11:23 PM
why is that?
u think only americans know about teaching tennis?

Brad Gilbert, Dean Goldfine, John Roddick - heroes of the highest order

Euroquitter
08-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Andy :D
well, Novak just doesnt like it to play Roddick, not in great shape anyway, glad that Andy won, although it is really not nice to see him play sometimes, beside his strong first serve he is just way too passive in most situations, would like him to be more aggressive again , although his bh slice isnt that bad actually, draw is pretty open now, Fish should be beatable as well, good luck, Monoduck :D

born_on_clay
08-20-2010, 11:27 PM
Nole definetely doesn't like to play against A-Rod :(

Johnny Groove
08-20-2010, 11:28 PM
Djokovic's body language was so poor today, it was ridiculous.

As for Roddick, he may be a prick, and an asshole, and a jerk, but damn. Dude sure does work his ass off.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 11:29 PM
why is that?
u think only americans know about teaching tennis?

How the hell would you conclude that. Martin is a good coach on tactics and mental aspects. What the hell does that have to do with being american.

christallh24
08-20-2010, 11:40 PM
Are you going to be okay?

Yes, I will. I'm over it already(:retard::smash:, Novak!). Thanks for you concern. :hug:

They don't give a shit about "soccer" either. Well, they didn't until this year cause they felt left out.

Yep.:fiery: I love football/futbol and can't stand the MLS. And consider me one American that doesn't root for America during the WC and World Baseball Classic. I'm an unpatriot that voted Obama. And will again. I don't care who knows it!:rocker2::p:angel:

:yeah: on the Carlton gif., River.

To get back on topic:lol:, I'd still bet more on Nole getting to the semi-finals of the USO over Roddick. Cannot wait for the draw.

straitup
08-20-2010, 11:40 PM
Andy :worship:

Damn Nole sucks against Andy lately

syc23
08-20-2010, 11:53 PM
You guys were all ridiculing him 24 hours ago now all of a sudden you're breaking out the spoon eating out of his ass..

So fickle MTFers :tape:

Orysbestos
08-20-2010, 11:58 PM
That 5-5 game :help:

Oizo
08-21-2010, 12:12 AM
Great win for Andy, I hope he can play at the US OPEN also on this level :cool:

Brick Top
08-21-2010, 12:13 AM
as usual ;)

careergrandslam
08-21-2010, 12:16 AM
djokovic's forehand is weak, its technically weak and breaks down under pressure.
i have not seen any improvements in nole's game since 2008, whereas as nadal has improved alot since that time.

nole has an awful record against roddick and tsonga.

he needs to fire up like he did against roddick in that 2008 US open match.
and i believe he needs to have a couple of his family members with him to the big tournaments to support him.

he has become too serious and lost that swagger he had during late 2007 and early 2008.

and most importantly, he has become far too passive, he was so aggressive in his younger days.
alot like murray now, too passive but used to be very aggressive.

careergrandslam
08-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Great win for Andy, I hope he can play at the US OPEN also on this level :cool:

wont happen.

Ivanatis
08-21-2010, 12:29 AM
http://www.fidragallery.co.uk/wp-content/lg-gallery/jez-alborough/illustrations/Superduck.jpg

Montego
08-21-2010, 12:37 AM
All these Serbian mugs - Djokovic, Ivanovic, Jankovic - seem to have a very similar career paths. Interesting

River
08-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Great win for Andy, I hope he can play at the US OPEN also on this level :cool:

I hope not.

This is still far from the best Roddick we've seen in years, and that really isn't saying much for Nole now, is it.

paseo
08-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Djokovic keeps his unwanted streak of losing against the first decent player he plays.

Last time he beat a top 10 player was (2)Nadal and (7)Davydenko in the round robin stage at the World Tour Finals last year.

Isn't technically Roddick not a top 10 player yet before this win?

For the same reason he could be number 2 next week and seeded number 2 at US Open.

Has the computer incorrectly calculated!

Not if Fed win the tourney. Doesn't matter now.

coonster14
08-21-2010, 12:48 AM
Nole, what happened? Get your act together!!! :o

Now he has lost the last 4 matches and 9 sets in a row against Roddick, he is just one loss away from being Roddick's pigeon as well.

Oizo
08-21-2010, 12:49 AM
I hope not.

This is still far from the best Roddick we've seen in years, and that really isn't saying much for Nole now, is it.

Well, I haven't seen the match, but I mean he can still improve, so hopefully he will :cool:

cutesteve22
08-21-2010, 01:03 AM
Nole... how could you be so fragile

DuMa
08-21-2010, 01:06 AM
sad to see that Nole is really a top 5 player in the world.

fran70
08-21-2010, 01:07 AM
Great great week for Roddick according to his present circunstances (I didn`t watch the match BTW). This Djoko is such so unstable. It`s hard to see Djoko as a hard favourite to win the USO with such unstable performances.

swebright
08-21-2010, 01:08 AM
May be he's been seeing/thinking about Brooke Decker while playing Roddick. Just sayin'..... Great win for Andy.

fran70
08-21-2010, 01:11 AM
May be he's been seeing/thinking about Brooke Decker while playing Roddick. Just sayin'..... Great win for Andy.

Inspiration is much to say mate ;)

Jimnik
08-21-2010, 01:17 AM
Always obvious Djokovic wouldn't be a difficult match-up for Andy. Doesn't have the returning skills and defensive slice BH of Federer, Murray or Haas.

This is Andy's 4th win over top 10 opponents this year.

Jimnik
08-21-2010, 01:20 AM
And back in the top 10 already. Knew his absence wouldn't be long. :cool:

Guaranteed top 8 seeding for the Open too.

malisha
08-21-2010, 01:53 AM
Roddick sucks

careergrandslam
08-21-2010, 01:56 AM
Roddick sucks

+1

Zagor
08-21-2010, 01:57 AM
There's something about Roddick's game that really bothers Novak who was in pretty solid form lately but just totally fell apart today against Andy.This is 8th set in a row Roddick has won over Novak(if I'm not mistaken),won't be good if he draws him at USO.

tennishero
08-21-2010, 02:07 AM
And back in the top 10 already. Knew his absence wouldn't be long. :cool:

Guaranteed top 8 seeding for the Open too.

do u only support the worst players?

fran70
08-21-2010, 02:14 AM
Roddick sucks

Agree. But he did of his career much more than anyone of us would had expected :yeah:

MIMIC
08-21-2010, 02:16 AM
There's something about Roddick's game that really bothers Novak who was in pretty solid form lately but just totally fell apart today against Andy.This is 8th set in a row Roddick has won over Novak(if I'm not mistaken),won't be good if he draws him at USO.

There's something about MURRAY'S game that bother's Djokovic. Djokovic just sucks now....he should not EVER be losing to Roddick, especially in straight sets.

swebright
08-21-2010, 04:18 AM
Being in the top 10 since ?2003 is a great achievement for Andy (except last 2-3 weeks when he has dropped to #13).

ChinoRios4Ever
08-21-2010, 04:28 AM
Monoddick :lol:

Filo V.
08-21-2010, 06:47 AM
Andy basically feeds Nole garbage, and Nole doesn't know what to do with it. Nole is mentally vacant when it comes to playing in the heat, and playing A-Rod. He was mentally gone as soon as the match started. Very poor performance on many levels from Nole.

Judging by how both have played leading up to this point, Andy will probably find it difficult to beat Fish tomorrow, but congrats to him in getting back to the top 10. He did what he needed to do out there today.

dabeast
08-21-2010, 07:27 AM
wish both guys could've lost

Johnny_Bravo
08-21-2010, 07:54 AM
Nole was in a hurry 'cause he booked early plain tickets so tank here was too obvious.

On the other side,talking how he doesn't have returning skills is just hilarious.

TipTen
08-21-2010, 09:05 AM
ah.. Dick - Djoki I'm angry on you... :mad: go home... you are disaster...

cocrcici
08-21-2010, 11:04 AM
Nole... how could you be so fragile

Karma is a bitch.

Vida
08-21-2010, 11:37 AM
I get the feeling half of djokos matches are a torture for him.

Machiavelli
08-21-2010, 11:44 AM
Nole was dreadful, so many easy misses and tons of UE, he plays like an amateur at the net, so many times he wasted 30-0* returning, all Roddick had to do is serve Ok and push, disgusting

sammy01
08-21-2010, 12:17 PM
roddick is such a hard orker, it may not always be pretty to watch but he gets the everything out of himself. many other players such as nole could learn a lesson from him.

glad hes back in the top 10, now make the final please.

Amber Spyglass
08-21-2010, 03:50 PM
roddick is such a hard orker, it may not always be pretty to watch but he gets the everything out of himself. many other players such as nole could learn a lesson from him.

glad hes back in the top 10, now make the final please.

It's a different kind of principle though,I don't mean to insult him or anything but Roddick(besides his serve) is effectively a pusher.They're never expecting to do anything brilliant with the ball off the ground so they just plough along putting the ball in court.Harder hitters like Djokovic with purer groundstrokes can often get very frustrated when their game isn't clicking.Djokovic knows he can hit the ball so much cleaner so when he keeps making uncharacteristic unforced errors,it's always going to be harder to keep calm than for someone just putting it in court.And it's not like he could have backed off and started playing safer,in every match somebody has to be the aggressor and it wasn't going to be Andy.Djok had the right gameplan,so many times he set up the rally and just made the UE on the final blow.And for whoever said he returned bad,he returned fine,he got into plenty of rallies,it was the shots after the first shot that let him down
Here's his presser,sums it up well I think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lKqVQPKWo

straitup
08-21-2010, 03:58 PM
It's a different kind of principle though,I don't mean to insult him or anything but Roddick(besides his serve) is effectively a pusher.They're never expecting to do anything brilliant with the ball off the ground so they just plough along putting the ball in court.Harder hitters like Djokovic with purer groundstrokes can often get very frustrated when their game isn't clicking.Djokovic knows he can hit the ball so much cleaner so when he keeps making uncharacteristic unforced errors,it's always going to be harder to keep calm than for someone just putting it in court.And it's not like he could have backed off and started playing safer,in every match somebody has to be the aggressor and it wasn't going to be Andy.Djok had the right gameplan,so many times he set up the rally and just made the UE on the final blow.And for whoever said he returned bad,he returned fine,he got into plenty of rallies,it was the shots after the first shot that let him down
Here's his presser,sums it up well I think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lKqVQPKWo

This doesn't address the bolded part of the post you quoted...which was about hard work and not how Roddick and Djokovic play

malisha
08-21-2010, 04:01 PM
Djoko needs a good long vacation from the game

He will save his body and maybe the spark and desire will come back

Sophocles
08-21-2010, 04:10 PM
Bad result, but at least Roddick will be humiliated in the final.

Amber Spyglass
08-21-2010, 07:10 PM
This doesn't address the bolded part of the post you quoted...which was about hard work and not how Roddick and Djokovic play

Both are obviously hard workers off court,their rankings prove that so I was referring to on-court work rate.IMO a pusher/passive player is always going to look like a harder worker simply due to their gamestyle.It's not very often that their game is going to go wrong and they're going to start making UE's cos they're not going for too much in the first place.I'm just saying that sometimes aggressive players might have an off day,just fail to find that rhythm and timing on shots(it's a fine line between winners an UE's) and just because they blow the ball long or wide every 5 minutes people automatically assume they're just not "trying" or working hard enough out there...

cocrcici
08-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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