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Roddick on the up after battling mononucleosis

Silvester
12-30-2010, 04:35 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- World No. 8 Andy Roddick says he feels at full strength for the first time in more than six months after overcoming the strength-sapping illness mononucleosis.

Roddick said he fought the illness for most of this past year, when he failed to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the French and U.S. Opens.

He said Wednesday he had worked hard to regain his fitness during the recent offseason and is looking toward next week's Brisbane Invitational as a springboard into a better 2011.

"For me it's just a matter of getting right, getting healthy," Roddick said. "I battled sickness for a big part of last year and from there I just felt like I was playing catch-up.

"You train hard and you get hurt in training coming back. You don't train, you rest and you try and come back and your body is not right and it shows.

A former No. 1, Roddick's ranking dropped as low as 13 in August before climbing back into the top 10. He says he feels ready to again crack the world's top five.
"It's the first time I've felt right since last May so when you are fit it takes a lot of the mental pressure off," Roddick said.

"You feel like you can play any way you want so I feel fresh and I feel enthused and ready."



http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=5965593

Jimnik
12-30-2010, 07:17 AM
Vamos Andy!

Pray he can retain the confidence he gathered last March.

Certinfy
12-30-2010, 09:46 AM
Might as well just hand him the AO, Wimbledon and the USO now...

The Magician
12-30-2010, 09:56 AM
ESPN is so desperate :lol:

TennisOnWood
12-30-2010, 10:13 AM
Would be nice to see him in Top 10 at the end of the year for 10th consecutive time

nobama
12-30-2010, 11:03 AM
ESPN is so desperate :lol:Yep. It'll be even worse should he defend his title in Brisbane.

timafi
12-30-2010, 12:32 PM
top 5:cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Silvester
12-30-2010, 05:05 PM
top 5:cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::rolleyes::rolleyes::roll eyes:


Thats why I put it in bold :)

GlennMirnyi
12-30-2010, 05:08 PM
Should that justify that gargantuan choke against Nadull at the WTF?

tennisfan856
12-30-2010, 06:12 PM
Ranking #5 seems obtainable, but you have no chance at the top 4 andy.

Ibracadabra
12-30-2010, 08:05 PM
If he plays some clay events who knows.

oranges
12-30-2010, 08:32 PM
Mono excuse is getting fashionable :lol:

henke007
12-30-2010, 08:33 PM
Roddick will lose to LU and Sela again in 2011 you heard it here...

Jimnik
12-30-2010, 09:11 PM
Should that justify that gargantuan choke against Nadull at the WTF?
No way was he striking the ball like he did in Miami.

Good to see you back Glenn.

BK 201
12-30-2010, 10:24 PM
Mono excuse is getting fashionable :lol:

So then, where is your medical degree?

BK 201
12-30-2010, 10:25 PM
Ranking #5 seems obtainable, but you have no chance at the top 4 andy.

Yep, Roddick has no chance to compete with Murray (who he beat last time they played), Djokovic (who he owns), Nadal (who he's beat this year). I see.......

fast_clay
12-30-2010, 10:30 PM
this is great news...! however, reports i am getting suggest andy's backhand has been suffering from mono from as far back as 2001...

it is not expected to make a full recovery...

GlennMirnyi
12-30-2010, 10:32 PM
No way was he striking the ball like he did in Miami.

Good to see you back Glenn.

Well if you want to point out instances where Roddick seemed absolutely spent, the USO should be perfect.

And thanks mate. :)

~*BGT*~
12-30-2010, 10:49 PM
Might as well just hand him the AO, Wimbledon and the USO now...

:rolls:

oranges
12-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Yep, Roddick has no chance to compete with Murray (who he beat last time they played), Djokovic (who he owns), Nadal (who he's beat this year). I see.......

So, how do you explain that he hasn't already surpassed them in the rankings :devil:

nobama
12-31-2010, 01:53 AM
So, how do you explain that he hasn't already surpassed them in the rankings :devil:I was just going to ask this question. BTW, Roddick is 5-3 against Djokovic but Djokovic beat him 2 & 3 in London this year. I wouldn't call that owning anyone. 20-2, now that is ownage.

tennisfan856
12-31-2010, 03:46 AM
Yep, Roddick has no chance to compete with Murray (who he beat last time they played), Djokovic (who he owns), Nadal (who he's beat this year). I see.......

Because Roddick is not as consistent as the other 2 to accrue points on the atp 500 and 1000's. I'm not talking about head-to-head matchups, more of Andy's inability to play a complete season. This was a problem before he even had mono. Also, he is really inferior to them on clay, how is he going to gain ground on them during that season?

docking34
12-31-2010, 03:57 AM
hope roddick wins this australian open championship, hoping he thumps all his opponents. maybe this year will really be his year and he turns things around against his haters. but, really, its espn and you cannot trust anything they put out.

Ibracadabra
12-31-2010, 06:13 AM
If anyone ever deserved another slam it's roddick.

timafi
12-31-2010, 12:44 PM
If anyone ever deserved another slam it's roddick.

I pray that never happens