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Roddick stronger and quicker for 2011?

abraxas21
12-24-2010, 05:59 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2010/Andy-Roddick.aspx

So we started the workout and he was doing really well, and I was actually going to cut him short because if he’s not finishing the work out healthy then it doesn’t really matter. Andy looked at me and said, ‘You don’t win the %#@!!% Australian Open by cutting short your work outs.’"

:lol:

Nadull_tard
12-24-2010, 06:35 PM
I won't be surprised If Roddick moves like a rabbit during AO.

Zagor
12-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Roddick's actually quite consistent at AO,has yet to go further than SF yes but I don't recall any early round exits from him there like 2005 USO against Muller.So he should reach QF atleast.

Nadull_tard
12-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Roddick's actually quite consistent at AO,has yet to go further than SF yes but I don't recall any early round exits from him there like 2005 USO against Muller.So he should reach QF atleast.

He lost to Kohlschreiber in 5 sets in 2008. It was R32.

Zagor
12-24-2010, 07:19 PM
He lost to Kohlschreiber in 5 sets in 2008. It was R32.

Ah yes,can't believe I forgot that match.Was pretty intense,Kohl was ripping those BHs all day long and served great as well,Roddick also had that argument with umpire LOL.Still his record at AO is overall quite good.

docking34
12-26-2010, 05:01 AM
i hope roddick will do well this year. he has the potential for sure.

AsianSensation
12-26-2010, 05:40 AM
he can be stronger and quicker all he wants, if his forehand still doesn't land past the service box he's not winning squat.

DorianGray7
12-27-2010, 03:38 PM
Roddick is so inconsistent.

If he plays out of his mind and really steps it up he can go to the SFs to lose honorably to one of the top 4. I can't see another Wimbeldon 08 when he got to the final though.

Either way, I really can't see Roddick actually winning his #2 Grand Slam. If he reaches the final he will lose to Federer. Roddick surprising has a better record against Nadal, Djokovic and Murray then against Federer's HTH of what... like 20-1 now? lol

theseth1119
12-27-2010, 03:51 PM
Rogie's 20-2 vs. Roddick. At one point Rogie won 13 straight sets (2004 W until 2006 USO). Also, it was the 2009 Wimbledon F b/w Rogie and Roddick, not 2008.

oranges
12-27-2010, 03:57 PM
Rogie's 20-2 vs. Roddick. At one point Rogie won 13 straight sets (2004 W until 2006 USO). Also, it was the 2009 Wimbledon F b/w Rogie and Roddick, not 2008.

And your point is? Just to mention Rogie?

Nadull_tard
12-27-2010, 04:12 PM
And your point is? Just to mention Rogie?

I guess he was referring to Dorian's post.

harman99
12-27-2010, 06:39 PM
No

dodo
12-27-2010, 06:43 PM
I guess he was referring to Dorian's post.
Pretty sure it was both..

AnDrEi.b
12-27-2010, 07:21 PM
i hope roddick will do well this year. he has the potential for sure.

Hope so too :)

r2473
12-27-2010, 07:40 PM
Roddick is so inconsistent.

This Roddick is just so fucking inconsistent...........compared to Federer and Nadal. But compared to "humans", he looks pretty good.

Roddick year-end rankings:

2010: 8

2009: 7

2008: 8

2007: 6

2006: 6

2005: 3

2004: 2

2003: 1

2002: 10

2001: 14

SetSampras
12-27-2010, 08:17 PM
This Roddick is just so fucking inconsistent...........compared to Federer and Nadal. But compared to "humans", he looks pretty good.

Roddick year-end rankings:

2010: 8

2009: 7

2008: 8

2007: 6

2006: 6

2005: 3

2004: 2

2003: 1

2002: 10

2001: 14



Yea Roddick's been consistent. Consistent at never sealing the deal at slams. Consistent at losing.

Bottom line is.. Roddick can be faster, stronger, quicker etc. all he wants. It won't matters. Hes going out prior to the finals at every big tournament. So who cares

r2473
12-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Oh, you want to talk about players in the past ~10 years that have consistently sealed the deal at slams? That is going to be a very short list my friend.

DorianGray7
12-27-2010, 09:36 PM
I really hope Roddick does well but like a LOT of American players this generation would say:

"Roddick broke my heart too many times I rooted for him"

Ask all of the mates I play with, they all say that. Hell my old coach said that... You never know anything with Roddick these days.

I thought Roddick would step it up after that good match against Rafa at the WTF but nope... he loses to Berdyech? :worship::worship::(:mad: Lost cause.

Roddick is still my 3rd favorite player after Fed and Murray so I wish him luck all the same... I'm just not gonna expect much and be happy for whatever I get.

BK 201
12-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Yea Roddick's been Consistent at losing.



Yep, Roddick is just a 1 slam/5 MS title/1 DC cup/30 titles wonder isn't he. :rolleyes:


Gimme a break.

RedHotRafa
12-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Roddick will win Wimbledon one day you can count on that!

oranges
12-28-2010, 01:24 AM
Roddick will win Wimbledon one day you can count on that!

That ship has sailed in the last final.

Monteque
12-28-2010, 05:28 AM
no way he will be quicker. older yes. but one thing for sure, he'll be quicker in the beginning of the season before slowing down through out the season coz he'll be tired.

Monteque
12-28-2010, 05:32 AM
I really hope Roddick does well but like a LOT of American players this generation would say:

"Roddick broke my heart too many times I rooted for him"

Ask all of the mates I play with, they all say that. Hell my old coach said that... You never know anything with Roddick these days.

I thought Roddick would step it up after that good match against Rafa at the WTF but nope... he loses to Berdyech? :worship::worship::(:mad: Lost cause.

Roddick is still my 3rd favorite player after Fed and Murray so I wish him luck all the same... I'm just not gonna expect much and be happy for whatever I get.

roddick is a failure compared to his old pals (sampras, agassi,mcenroe,etc etc

Monteque
12-28-2010, 05:48 AM
Andy trains so hard for the upcoming GS, guys, whatever we must give him some credit....


ANDY RODDICK TRAINS HARDER THAN EVER FOR AUSSIE OPEN
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Posted By: Christopher Mayers
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Andy Roddick trains harder than ever for Aussie Open

America’s Number 1 tennis player Andy Roddick has never made the cut for an Australian Open title match; on four different occasions, he has been sidelined by World Number 2 Roger Federer at the semi finals. However, the upside of so many losses is that Andy Roddick will go into battle this year armed with a vast store of experience against the Swiss Maestro and many of his other opponents.

Roddick enters 2011 as one of the main contenders, and he seems determined to live up to the expectations surrounding his run in the new season. The player has been training harder than ever during this off season to make sure that he is prepared for the intensely demanding fortnight at the beginning of the year.

The American had informed the media soon after the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals that he expected to get healthy once again, after suffering through a year ravaged with injuries. He lived up to his promises soon after landing at home in Texas.

Roddick’s physio trainer, Doug Spreen, said, “The planning and talking about it started the day that the season ended, Within a few days of getting back to Austin he was already starting to do some conditioning work and strength training, so it started up pretty quick.”

Spreen also talked about the importance of the off-season from a player’s training perspective, saying, “The goal coming out of December is that when you go down to Australia you want to feel good. The goal is to find a happy medium where you continue to do a lot of work to get yourself in shape, but at the same time you want to show up in Australia feeling healthy and hopefully a little bit rejuvenated.”

The physio trainer says Roddick has never been so inspired during the tennis break. The player may be venting the accumulated frustration he has amassed after his illness and injuries throughout 2010; despite a promising start to the year, he was unable to deliver and seems to look forward to making up for it.

Andy Roddick will begin 2011 by defending his title at the Brisbane International.


http://blogs.bettor.com/Andy-Roddick-trains-harder-than-ever-for-Aussie-Open-a49961 link

Topspindoctor
12-28-2010, 05:54 AM
Pointless. He missed his chance to win a slam in 2009.

RedHotRafa
12-28-2010, 06:08 AM
Pointless. He missed his chance to win a slam in 2009.

He won USO 2003,

If not for Fed he'd be a 5 time GS champion

P.S. Are you going to the Aussie Open this year?

Topspindoctor
12-28-2010, 06:26 AM
He won USO 2003,

If not for Fed he'd be a 5 time GS champion

Yes he did. Don't get me wrong, he deserved it, but that USO was very controversial for a variety of reasons, which are pointless to talk about now as it's in the past. As far as his GS potential, he might have won even more than 5 with the confidence he'd have gotten from winning second and third slams OR he might have stayed at one. It's hard to speculate about things like that. In any case I think he really missed his chance at Wimbledon 2009 and winning another slam way past his prime is going to be almost impossible as there are many solid players who can upset him on a given day.

P.S. Are you going to the Aussie Open this year?

Sadly, no. I will be attending the MM tournament in Brisbane, though, as it's literally a couple of train stations away from my house. Too busy for AO this year. Brisbane was pretty good last year, there were some decent matches and I got Henin's autograph, so my hopes are high for this year as well.

viruzzz
12-28-2010, 06:32 AM
Roddick is tennis.
I don't like him so much, but he's a former N° 1.
So we can't say nothing negative about him.
A player who was 7 consecutive years in the top 10 deserves our respect.

nobama
12-28-2010, 07:05 AM
So he works hard? So what? I'm sure most of the guys do. They don't hand out awards for working hard do they?

Monteque
12-28-2010, 10:51 AM
but the title he works hard than ever. i think that over the top i'd think. his peak is over just like fed.

oranges
12-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Of course it's useful, it makes him more competitive. Whether it will bring him a slam, I don't think so, but if he's going to try, he'll do the best he can to make it happen, no?

timafi
12-28-2010, 01:27 PM
the USTA made sure to gift wrap him the USO in 2003;it's just Karma that he hasn't won more after

I pray he never wins another slam again even if he were to make another slam final

Monteque
12-28-2010, 02:01 PM
if that is a karma, it didnt have effect to sampras or agassi. roddick just be there in a wrong era.

bandabou
12-28-2010, 02:34 PM
Nothing wrong with giving yourself the best chances to win. Wether it actually happens or not.

avocadoe
12-28-2010, 02:51 PM
If it makes him feel good and confidant, it's to the good..

GlennMirnyi
12-28-2010, 02:53 PM
What is the point really if he's going to keep choking easy matches?

Blackbriar
12-28-2010, 02:57 PM
The main problem for Roddick is that some players are better than him.

GlennMirnyi
12-28-2010, 03:01 PM
The main problem for Roddick is that some players are better than him.

Means nothing.

You can't earnestly say that Nadull is technically better than anyone in the top 10 and well...

Allez
12-28-2010, 03:03 PM
If he is on Nadal's half of the draw then he has a slim chance of sneaking through if Nadal has a very bad day at the office. However even then he has to hope Rogi doesn't make the final. Too many variables. He is one of the players I hope to see win a slam next year. The onther Andy also.

In an ideal world...
Andy R - Australian
Rafa - RG
Roger - Wimbledon
Andy M - USO

DorianGray7
12-28-2010, 03:06 PM
I hope Roddick can go far, we'll see what his real lv. is when he plays his first top 8 opponent.

He has a chance to beat Djokovic and Murray and a possible repeat of his Miami performance to beat Rafa. Roddick was pitiful at the WTF and its hard to see him improving that dramatically over just a 1 month period though,

Allez
12-28-2010, 03:10 PM
I hope Roddick can go far, we'll see what his real lv. is when he plays his first top 8 opponent.

He has a chance to beat Djokovic and Murray and a possible repeat of his Miami performance to beat Rafa. Roddick was pitiful at the WTF and its hard to see him improving that dramatically over just a 1 month period though,

I think the loss to Rafa in the 1st round made all the difference and he played pretty well there. If he wins that, then the whole dynamic of the tournament changes for him. I still believe/hope he can do it.

DorianGray7
12-28-2010, 03:12 PM
A brit supporting an American? I thought it was only MURRAAYYY and screw anyone else over there.

lol

Allez
12-28-2010, 03:20 PM
Not true just as it isn't true that for Americans it's Roddick or nothing. I want him to do well because I do not believe he deserves the one slam wonder moniker he would undoubtedly be saddled with but for a second gs win. Plus he is a great guy who has done a lot of charity work and has promoted tennis well in the US. In my previous post I outlined my gs preferences for 2011.

Topspindoctor
12-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Means nothing.

You can't earnestly say that Nadull is technically better than anyone in the top 10 and well...

At least he doesn't depend on his serve for 99% of his points like monoduck. Roddick can't trade groundstrokes with anyone in the top 10.

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 04:43 PM
Good to see Andy really going all out to give himself one more major shot at a major. At this point, AO probably suits his game better than the Open and is his second best chance at a major, so to see him taking it seriously, as he always does, is a positive. Whether this work pays off for him or not remains to be seen.

shadows
12-28-2010, 05:21 PM
Stronger, quicker, and still playing infuriatingly passive tennis?

star
12-28-2010, 05:28 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2010/Andy-Roddick.aspx

So we started the workout and he was doing really well, and I was actually going to cut him short because if he’s not finishing the work out healthy then it doesn’t really matter. Andy looked at me and said, ‘You don’t win the %#@!!% Australian Open by cutting short your work outs.’"

:lol:

Nice article. Thanks. :hatoff:

Roger the Dodger
12-28-2010, 05:36 PM
Strength. Fitness. Speed.
All very important to help him rush into the net even faster only to see the opponent make a meaty pass or lob. That won't change even in 2011.

MrChopin
12-28-2010, 05:41 PM
All the best hope for Roddick, but next we'll hear how "The gap has closed".

SetSampras
12-28-2010, 09:09 PM
At least he doesn't depend on his serve for 99% of his points like monoduck. Roddick can't trade groundstrokes with anyone in the top 10.

And thats the tale of the tape, and why Roddick never saw ultimate success. He's all serve. Not enough game to back up his serve regardless of his fit he is