Queen's 2R: Roger-Vasselin dismisses Roddick 6-4 4-6 7-5 (Saves 1 MP) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Queen's 2R: Roger-Vasselin dismisses Roddick 6-4 4-6 7-5 (Saves 1 MP)

CooCooCachoo
06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Doud :drool:

Roddick had a MP at *4-5, then was broken to 15. Edouard also served very poorly in the final game. It was the perfect chance for Edouard to choke as per usual, but he didn't :worship:

Roddick was pretty terrible from the baseline, to be honest. Very weak backhands and some awkward forehand mishits too, towards the end. He should call it a career soon.

Filo V.
06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Great win for ERV. Didn't choke like usual. A-Rod had tons of chances in the third set, two BPs at 2-*1, 30-0 on return at 4-3, MP at 5-4 on return. ERV served well when it mattered and played a strong game to break A-Rod at 5 all in the third, hitting a great BH DTL for 30-0 and hitting offensive forehands to break. ERV was the better player from the baseline and hit some awesome volleys, great to see him come through.

Also nice to see a traditionally played grass court match, slicing and dicing, net play. Very nice match, but A-Rod falls further.

SheepleBuster
06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Good god. Roddick sucks badly. He made Roddick look like a top 300 player. Well, Roddick is escaping the grounds ... lol

STUHL
06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Great Grass Court tennis from ERV!

BroTree123
06-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Clutch when down MP at *4-5 there ERV.

Great way to finish. Absolutely toyed Roddick there.

CooCooCachoo
06-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Good god. Roddick sucks badly

Edouard is a very crafty player on grass. I personally think it's the surface that suits his game well, as he likes to mix it up and go to the net.

Needless to say Roddick at his prime would have won. But there are worse players to lose to on grass than ERV.

Looner
06-13-2012, 01:42 PM
:(

Chirag
06-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Roddick should retire :help: He is just a shadow of the player he once was :sad:

henke007
06-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Roddick to retire ASAP

J99
06-13-2012, 01:43 PM
ERV takes it, I guess Roddick ain't ready yet and his Wimby will be short lived this time.

Yves.
06-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Good grass court tennis in this match. Especially from Roger-Vasselin.

Blue Heart24
06-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Better player won.

Lopez
06-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Yessss.

Another Frenchie knocks Rodduck out of a tournament, must sting for tangy :hug:

CooCooCachoo
06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
ERV: "I tried to be calm, but I was very nervous"

"I think this is my best win on grass. Even my best win at all."

Also said that Mahut gave him some advice.

:worship:

SheepleBuster
06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Edouard is a very crafty player on grass. I personally think it's the surface that suits his game well, as he likes to mix it up and go to the net.

Needless to say Roddick at his prime would have won. But there are worse players to lose to on grass than ERV.

I didn't say he sucks. I am saying Roddick is a former Wimbledon finalist. Come on. No way to lose like that... especially in his last year. Oh well.

Wing Man Frank
06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Should never have gone to a third tbh.

dencod16
06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Roddick sucked at the baseline, too many slices, forehand was crap. At match point rush for that backhand down the line, should have made it, It missed by miles.

Adri89
06-13-2012, 01:46 PM
I will never understand the fans of a player who want him to retire because he isn't at his best level anymore and get bad losses...

Well done ERV :yeah:

Drugs Ruin Lives
06-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Bye!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3zsbeRGev1qfccvpo1_500.gif

dencod16
06-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Sadly it was a better match than 80% percent of the matches that happened in the french open.

william_renshaw
06-13-2012, 01:48 PM
ERV was impressive. Grass is clearly his best surface, fantastic touch and feel on the racquet.

As for Roddick, I think he should he bow out gracefully at the US Open, Would hate to see him scratching about on the tour for a couple of years. He has enough outside of tennis to keep him busy :D

SheepleBuster
06-13-2012, 01:49 PM
I think Roddick is slowly checking out. This is obviously his last year. He has started saying it now. It is going to get harder for him to win if he is already thinking about retirement. Too bad. I hated Roddick but he is a fun character.

Filo V.
06-13-2012, 01:49 PM
It was a nice match, but A-Rod has nothing to offer from the baseline. The first set and a half, he was destroyed in rallies. And ERV is one of the lesser baseliners in the top 100 overall. So he's going to have problems because he can no longer rely on his serve and his clutchness has slipped as his confidence has wained.

bavaria100
06-13-2012, 01:50 PM
I'm not surprised at all by this loss. Like I said time and time again, Roddick is completely out of shape and a mere surface change is not going to be the cure. What I would like to know now is if he will try to get a WC into Eastbourne. Not that it would make much of a difference, but he surely can't be thinking that he's going to do well at Wimbledon with only 1 match under his belt.

Chris Kuerten
06-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Roddick has zero power in his groundstrokes and his pathetic little slices didn't even make it past the service line.

kiriri***
06-13-2012, 01:54 PM
Roddick continues bad form in this year:mad: usual crap clay season and can't win even on grass:help:
I like ERV's style of play:) I'm grad to win him:D

LastRocket
06-13-2012, 01:54 PM
Duck peaking for Wimbledon :bowdown:

tennishero
06-13-2012, 01:55 PM
lol roddick is the laughing stock on the atp right now, free wins for any decent player. i expect him to retire at the end of this year if he continues like this.

Slade
06-13-2012, 01:56 PM
I picked Roddick as 50th favourite to win Wimbledon and maybe that is even too high :o

dencod16
06-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Roddick continues bad form in this year:mad: usual crap clay season and can't win even on grass:help:
I like ERV's style of play:) I'm grad to win him:D

What your mean by crap clay season, i didn't see him play. It was like he signed up for a cameo for the French and had no interest to win even a match. He basically hasn't played since March. But yeah he is sucking deep right now.

dencod16
06-13-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm not surprised at all by this loss. Like I said time and time again, Roddick is completely out of shape and a mere surface change is not going to be the cure. What I would like to know now is if he will try to get a WC into Eastbourne. Not that it would make much of a difference, but he surely can't be thinking that he's going to do well at Wimbledon with only 1 match under his belt.

He is playing doubles with Hewitt in queens. So that maybe for preparation, if he doesn't do well in doubles he should try to get in for tournaments next week.

outrider
06-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Roddick should ranked between 60 and 80 and not #3x ....so not surprised that he lost against a decent grass court player like ERV, Roddick had problems against similar player types (Mahut, Kubot) ...and today same story. Deserved!

timafi
06-13-2012, 02:06 PM
Ed is a good grass court player and Roddick is utter shit and thank Gawd Ed beat that rat bastard :hatoff:

good riddance Roddick,I truly hope you go out first week of Wimbledon and you retire at the USO

tripwires
06-13-2012, 02:07 PM
:facepalm:

Looks like my wish for Roddick not to lose in the first round of Wimbledon has just taken an arduous turn.

Hypnotize
06-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Good win for ERV. First time I've seen Edouard in a while and I really liked his game on grass. Hope does well here. He seems like one of the good guys.

Géraldine
06-13-2012, 02:18 PM
Well done Edouard !! Well played ! He is still improving his game !

Jagermeister
06-13-2012, 02:33 PM
ERV is a pretty smooth player, if a bit underpowered.

Roddick has been injured but I just don't get the feeling that he's into it anymore. I don't see a Goran-like run from him. Time to hang it up.

samanosuke
06-13-2012, 02:36 PM
i am sure clownerina dream has some gifs for this match

Hypnotize
06-13-2012, 02:38 PM
ERV is a pretty smooth player, if a bit underpowered.

Roddick has been injured but I just don't get the feeling that he's into it anymore. I don't see a Goran-like run from him. Time to hang it up.
I'm not disagreeing with you but people were saying the same thing about Goran at this stage in the year he won Wimbledon. He also had did badly at Queens that year.

FlameOn
06-13-2012, 02:43 PM
Call me crazy but I think Roddick could still have some good results in him if he just got rid of Larry Stefanki and worked with a new coach that could help him play more aggressively. That parnership has been crap since the placebo effect wore off in '09 (or rather that bubble was popped dramatically in Wimbledon final).

Jagermeister
06-13-2012, 02:44 PM
I'm not disagreeing with you but people were saying the same thing about Goran at this stage in the year he won Wimbledon. He also had did badly at Queens that year.

I agree, never say never. However I think when Goran pulled it off there was a bit more flux at the top of men's tennis. Right now there's no way for somebody like Roddick to break through knowing that either Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal will be on the other side of the net. Unless he can somehow avoid all three?

Call me crazy but I think Roddick could still have some good results in him if he just got rid of Larry Stefanki and worked with a new coach that could help him play more aggressively.

I will agree with this. Stefanki is more conservative about game plans.

cutesteve22
06-13-2012, 02:45 PM
:worship: Edouard
perfect day for tennis, push duck :wavey:

FlameOn
06-13-2012, 02:50 PM
Almost forgot to say what a great match from Roger-Vasselin :bowdown:.

Dougie
06-13-2012, 03:02 PM
I agree, never say never. However I think when Goran pulled it off there was a bit more flux at the top of men's tennis. Right now there's no way for somebody like Roddick to break through knowing that either Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal will be on the other side of the net. Unless he can somehow avoid all three?




True. and Goran still had his huge serve at that point, and the grass was still fast. Now the grass is slower and Roddick has lost his biggest weapon, his serve doesn´t scare any of the top guys nowadays. When you´re playing as badly as Roddick is at the moment, surface will not change it.

Burrow
06-13-2012, 04:00 PM
I'm not disagreeing with you but people were saying the same thing about Goran at this stage in the year he won Wimbledon. He also had did badly at Queens that year.

Ivanisevic's problems were far different than Roddick's. The two are incomparable. The only accurate comparison we can make is that they're pretty much the exact same age as when Ivanisevic won Wimbledon. At the beginning of 1999 Ivanisevic began having shoulder problems and afterwards I doubt he played a tournament (including Wimbledon 2001) in 100% health, ever again.

Roddick hired Dean Goldfine at the start of 2005 I believe and as the season progressed, he became increasingly more passive and never looked like the player he was once, whose strengths were his energy, power and dynamic shotmaking, as well as his serve, obviously. Ivanisevic had no such problems, his problems were purely injury based. I doubt anyone disbelieved Ivanisevic could produce the tennis which took him to 3 previous Wimbledon finals, in the possibility that he'd somehow reach full fitness.

Roddick has had niggles, but nothing in comparison to Ivanisevic. Roddick has lost his serve on his own accord, rather than through serious injury woes. He's let himself gain weight by his own choice and he decided he'd rather hit balls at half speed and run around the baseline on his own accord. Ivanisevic was still in shape and was absolutely thriving on being out there once again, feeling fit and optimistic. Roddick looks dreary and beyond any hope.

On top of that, the conditions of the courts are very much different from 2001.

This particular comparison is becoming tiresome.

Hypnotize
06-13-2012, 04:15 PM
Ivanisevic's problems were far different than Roddick's. The two are incomparable. The only accurate comparison we can make is that they're pretty much the exact same age as when Ivanisevic won Wimbledon. At the beginning of 1999 Ivanisevic began having shoulder problems and afterwards I doubt he played a tournament (including Wimbledon 2001) in 100% health, ever again.

Roddick hired Dean Goldfine at the start of 2005 I believe and as the season progressed, he became increasingly more passive and never looked like the player he was once, whose strengths were his energy, power and dynamic shotmaking, as well as his serve, obviously. Ivanisevic had no such problems, his problems were purely injury based. I doubt anyone disbelieved Ivanisevic could produce the tennis which took him to 3 previous Wimbledon finals, in the possibility that he'd somehow reach full fitness.

Roddick has had niggles, but nothing in comparison to Ivanisevic. Roddick has lost his serve on his own accord, rather than through serious injury woes. He's let himself gain weight by his own choice and he decided he'd rather hit balls at half speed and run around the baseline on his own accord. Ivanisevic was still in shape and was absolutely thriving on being out there once again, feeling fit and optimistic. Roddick looks dreary and beyond any hope.

On top of that, the conditions of the courts are very much different from 2001.

This particular comparison is becoming tiresome.
I'm not a Roddick fan. I'm not sitting here hoping he can pull off a huge upset in 2 weeks time. The words, "Andy Roddick, 2012 Wimbledon Champion" makes my blood run cold. I was merely pointing out Goran had a similarly poor Queens the year he won.

Burrow
06-13-2012, 04:27 PM
I'm not a Roddick fan. I'm not sitting here hoping he can pull off a huge upset in 2 weeks time. The words, "Andy Roddick, 2012 Wimbledon Champion" makes my blood run cold. I was merely pointing out Goran had a similarly poor Queens the year he won.

I never said you were, sorry if it seemed like so.

I just don't think it's worth pointing out. There's been a lot of comparison between the two and I assumed, perhaps wrongly, that you were murmuring others words that have been floating around for quite some time now.

Sombrerero loco
06-13-2012, 04:48 PM
andy :spit: no words. not winning even on grass

viruzzz
06-13-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm not okay with this result.
What the hell, Andy?! This year you played your best match in, at least, 3 years.
Why the hell can you repeat that? That was an eyegasm.

CooCooCachoo
06-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Roddick has zero power in his groundstrokes and his pathetic little slices didn't even make it past the service line.

You're wrong. Some did make it past the service line. And well past the baseline too.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2012, 05:56 PM
its not even funny anymore

dont retire Rod!

Hian-GOAT
06-13-2012, 06:02 PM
http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/2d3479f705dd9b0fb47edfeabaaed53c2a.png

Nr 1 Fan
06-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Why is Roddick still playing? He isn't winning anything anymore and I can't imagine he is enjoying his matches.
The question is: does he still like to train? Does he still have passion for the game? It's different with Hewitt, cause he onviously still loves the tennis, battling back from all the injuries. If Roddick isn't passionate anymore, he should consider retirement because I imagine this is Sad to watch for his fans.

Jamoz
06-13-2012, 08:00 PM
Have you guys checked Roddick's wiki page lately?? That profile pic :D Must be the work of some female fan :D

Orka_n
06-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Glorious result. ERV :hug:

Retire already Roddick. :shrug:

égalité
06-13-2012, 08:17 PM
YASSSSS :cheerleader:

I'd expect this kind of loss from Roddick on clay. Embarrassing http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif

Geo
06-13-2012, 08:46 PM
:spit: hilarious result. Andy1 and Andy2 both out on the same day? good day of tennis :inlove:

Topspindoctor
06-14-2012, 01:18 AM
Ivanisevic's problems were far different than Roddick's. The two are incomparable.

The two are pretty comparable. Both are serve bots with pathetic ground game.

leng jai
06-14-2012, 01:27 AM
The two are pretty comparable. Both are serve bots with pathetic ground game.

Everyone's game is comparable when you have no capacity to look at someone's game in any detail.

Corey Feldman
06-14-2012, 01:28 AM
The two are pretty comparable. Both are serve bots with pathetic ground game.still commiting diarrhea of the fingers here? whilst showing how spectacularly idiotic and uneducated on tennis you are - raising it to new levels from the norm for you

Goran was one of the most dangerous ground strokers in the 90's and could volley as good as anyone on his day, not that you would know as you only watched tennis since moonballer extraordinaire hit the scene.

Topspindoctor
06-14-2012, 01:30 AM
still commiting diarrhea of the fingers here? whilst showing how spectacularly idiotic and uneducated on tennis you are - raising it to new levels from the norm for you

Goran was one of the most dangerous ground strokers in the 90's and could volley as good as anyone on his day, not that you would know as you only watched tennis since moonballer extraordinaire hit the scene.

Lol? I have watched his matches, Goran was a true definition of a serve bot. His ground game was not even top 50 level. Pathetic forehand, even more pathetic backhand. Volleys were always set up by serve. He was a clown who wouldn't be top 20 in this era. :wavey:

tripwires
06-14-2012, 01:32 AM
Have you guys checked Roddick's wiki page lately?? That profile pic :D Must be the work of some female fan :D

Thanks for alerting me to this. :drool:

rocketassist
06-14-2012, 03:31 AM
Goran had good pop on his forehand and excellent volleys. He wasn't a servebot even if it was his money shot.

leng jai
06-14-2012, 03:32 AM
According to Tdoc everyone with a serve above a certain mileage is a serve bot.

ahadabans
06-14-2012, 04:45 AM
And some people thought Roddick would make a splash at Wimbledon. If he can't get out of the second round at Queen's where the court is fast, he's going to get destroyed at Wimbledon.

Farenhajt
06-14-2012, 04:50 AM
Well, as those in the knowledge say: "It always goes easier with Vaseline®"

Busterovic
06-14-2012, 05:11 AM
After USO Roddick will be out of the top 50.

He'll be out of the top 40 after he loses his 90 points at Wimbledon.

This is such a weird situation because Andy has a huge ego and I'm pretty sure considering he made a QF at a slam just 9 months ago that retirement wasn't in his plans. But now he should probably save face and retire ASAP.