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Roddick vs. Murray: who did you respect more in defeat?

MIMIC
01-27-2012, 01:19 PM
I used to hate both these guys (as do a lot of people :lol:) but their epic 5-set losses to their respective nemeses seemed to have given lots of people a change of heart. Roddick played fabulously against Federer back in their 2009 Wimbledon marathon and I definitely gained more respect for him. Same with Murray.

So I ask: which guy made the bigger impression on you despite their loss?

LawrenceOfTennis
01-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Roddick's loss was much tougher.

finishingmove
01-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Andy Murray should end his career with more slams than Andy Roddick.

That's my impression.

MaratandMilos
01-27-2012, 01:24 PM
I felt pretty bad for Roddick, because you knew that would be his last real chance at another slam. With Murray, he's going to have plenty more chances. And now that he's showing signs of actual heart, he may be able to capitalize on them in the future.

Hewitt =Legend
01-27-2012, 01:24 PM
Where is B-Nard in the poll..?

Mystique
01-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Roddick without doubt. And its not because I dont particularly like Murray. In fact, I dont like Roddick much either.
But I have watched tennis for the last ten years and I saw how Federer battered Roddick EVERYWHERE for like 5 straight years. He just broke him down. Coming into the 2009 final, no one gave him a chance. All those celebs and legends came to the match expecting to see Federer win his 15th. It was treated as a foregone conclusion and it was a final FFS!

Roddick played some of his best tennis in that match, caught Federer playing one of his worst slam finals (after the 2008 FO, and he would follow it up with an equally bad if not worse one in the USO later that year :o). Did he choke? Yes very much so. But did he go away quietly? No, he still kept fighting like a madman. Roddick isnt as talented as Murray and nopt even close to Federer. The gulf in pure talent has always been evident. Yet he battled bravely against a player so superior to him, a player who had dominated him all his career like he was nothing. Deserves huge respect. And the worst thing is, that may have been his last chance at a slam, at Wimbledon.

I am a huge fan of Federer and the fact that at the end of that match I ended up feeling more sad for Roddick than happy for Federer's record breaking feat says everything about the emotional quotient of it.

Orbis
01-27-2012, 01:35 PM
I never liked Roddick but even I was truly gutted for him after the Wimbledon 2009 final. Federer is a true nemesis for him, while I don't think Djokovic is a real nemesis for Murray...in fact Federer is probably a bigger nemesis for Murray than Djokovic, having beaten him in straight sets in two grand slam finals. But as for respecting them in losses, I'm not sure who I respect more...I only feel bad for Roddick if he loses to Fed and I guess I respect Murray in his losses but not anything in particular.

Mystique
01-27-2012, 01:42 PM
I never liked Roddick but even I was truly gutted for him after the Wimbledon 2009 final. Federer is a true nemesis for him, while I don't think Djokovic is a real nemesis for Murray...in fact Federer is probably a bigger nemesis for Murray than Djokovic, having beaten him in straight sets in two grand slam finals. But as for respecting them in losses, I'm not sure who I respect more...I only feel bad for Roddick if he loses to Fed and I guess I respect Murray in his losses but not anything in particular.

Indeed. Federer to Roddick is the ultimate nemesis.
Yeah, I know people say Nadal is Federer's nemesis and Djokovic v.2 is Nadal nemesis and all. But Federer still won a freaking 16 slams with Nadal around. Nadal has 10 slams in his kitty.
What did Roddick win? One Slam. And why just the one? Because of Federer. Federer was there to stop him EVERYWHERE, across every surface, all the damn time. 4 slam final, 3 slam semis, one(?) QF. Basically, Federer beat him in the business end of every major, stopped him all the time.

It doesnt come harder than that and I am sure I am not the only Federer fan who ended up feeling a little bitter about Fed winning the title in the end.

MIMIC
01-27-2012, 01:44 PM
I couldn't think of any words other than "nemesis" and "rival" to describe them :sobbing:

Roddickominator
01-27-2012, 04:13 PM
Roddick is always far more respectable in defeat. He doesn't mope around the court like he doesn't want to be there, inexplicably mail in performances in big matches, or cry after he loses. Roddick's effort is never in question....the 2009 Wimbledon final was a perfect example of the undertalented Roddick hustling his way through a match with possibly the most talented player ever and giving him a good run for it. You always respect a guy that tries as hard and cares as much as Roddick does.

MuzzahLovah
01-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Will the Murray bashing ever stop escalating? He suffers this devastating loss to Djokovic, and you guy can help but add insult to injury, comparing him to Roddick?

MurrayMagic1
01-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Will the Murray bashing ever stop escalating? He suffers this devastating loss to Djokovic, and you guy can help but add insult to injury, comparing him to Roddick?

Exactly! what I was thinking as well :worship: will Murray hating please just like stop .. what has the guy ever done to you? He is honest. he isnt arrogant and he is just a great guy to support

MIMIC
01-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Will the Murray bashing ever stop escalating? He suffers this devastating loss to Djokovic, and you guy can help but add insult to injury, comparing him to Roddick?

wtf

Gabe32
01-27-2012, 09:30 PM
Will the Murray bashing ever stop escalating? He suffers this devastating loss to Djokovic, and you guy can help but add insult to injury, comparing him to Roddick?

What? Nothing disrespectful was said. If anything it is insulting for Roddick to be compared to Murray. Andy at least is a grand slam champion.

That being sad, I hate Roddick and like Murray. I think Murray may easily be the saddest player on tour though. He just seems so hopeless.

MurrayMagic1
01-27-2012, 09:33 PM
what the hell Roddick getting more votes than Murray :o that is just sad but to be expected cause many people dont like Murray:confused: :o I know that Roddick is Gs champion but hes gone now.. he aint coming back.. he will be lucky if he even gets through to the 4th round of a slam. Andy Murray is a much better player than Roddick everyone knows that.. let me just remind you of the Queens Semi final

MuzzahLovah
01-27-2012, 10:13 PM
What? Nothing disrespectful was said. If anything it is insulting for Roddick to be compared to Murray. Andy at least is a grand slam champion.

That being sad, I hate Roddick and like Murray. I think Murray may easily be the saddest player on tour though. He just seems so hopeless.

Roddick is horrible.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-27-2012, 11:39 PM
only once in my life have i ever wanted anyone to beat fed in a final

that was roddick 2009

dav abu
01-27-2012, 11:59 PM
Roddick delivered a grand slam. People can bitch and whine about weak eras etc but Roddick 1 - O Murray. As for better loser/better in defeat if that is what you are asking?! I think that Murray and Roddick could share this award equally and oh what an honour :p

Friday16
01-28-2012, 12:06 AM
I respect both but if i have to choose one of them, that's Roddick for me. 2009 Wimby was final and the score was closer. I also like A-Rod more.

mylessa
01-28-2012, 12:35 AM
I almost always root for Fed in finals and almost never for Roddick, but when they got to 6:6 in the 5th, I thought the Roddick loss would be one of the most heartbreaking losses ever in tennis. I mean he lost so many important matches to Federer and that one was so close, so I wouldn't mind Federer losing. Well, that was his last chance to win one more important title against Fed in his career. And after that stupid comment from Fed during the trophy speech... I felt so sorry for Andy.

Looner
01-28-2012, 12:51 AM
Andy Murray should end his career with more slams than Andy Roddick.

That's my impression.

This may be too late in your life, dude, but 0<1. Murray is not going over that number of slams.

atennisfan
01-28-2012, 03:06 AM
I respect Roddick more.

And I don't even like the guy or his brand of tennis.

Mountaindewslave
01-28-2012, 03:15 AM
Roddick had that match on his racket, Murray didn't have this match on his. Roddick you could see the emotion in his eyes and it was the final and it was the most important thing for him to win in his entire career and there was recognition that he might not (and probably won't) ever have a chance again to win the title that means everything to him.

of course Roddick deserves more respect for that loss. it felt and meant more. Murray has a lot of time.

in general i respect Roddick more as a player though. I think he works a lot harder and puts himself emotionalyl and physically into tennis more than a lot of players. but its unfortunate his career didn't pay off as much as we'd like. that darn Federer.

shiaben
01-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Time to hijack this thread :D

Better topic of discussion for these two.

With the one slam aside, who has an overall better career, Andy Murray or Andy Roddick?

yesh222
01-28-2012, 10:45 PM
I felt so much worse for Roddick. Murray will have more chances. That was Roddick's best chance at the one tournament he wanted to win more than all others combined, probably.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-28-2012, 11:09 PM
Roddick is horrible.

Horrible or not, he will retire with a slam title.

yesh222
01-29-2012, 01:05 AM
Time to hijack this thread :D

Better topic of discussion for these two.

With the one slam aside, who has an overall better career, Andy Murray or Andy Roddick?

Are you really asking this now? Roddick has the Slam, reached World #1, and more overall titles. How can you even think Murray? He might pass Roddick eventually, but not yet.