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Favorite Roddick match.

MisterQ
12-26-2003, 03:08 AM
What is your favorite match you have seen Roddick play, and why?

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 03:48 AM
I mean..... it HAS to be the AO QF.... can I begin to give the reasons???

~2 double faults.....TWO!!!!!!!!!
~over 3/1 winners-errors ratio
~got angry but didn't let it get him down

just.... wow.

the USO SF is a second. He played pretty poorly the first two sets but really showed the progress he's made by not letting it get him down. From the ace at MP down he just didn't look back. It's like someone up above poured some dust on him or something. I know Dahveed got tired and mostly choked it away but still, Andy stepped up big time and deserves credit.

the Queen's SF against Agassi was also mucho impressivo - he knew he had to play his very best to beat Andre and he did it.

you should've made it a poll so we could only pick one! Tangy will love this thread when she gets back!

MisterQ
12-26-2003, 04:13 AM
I also have to pick the AO2003 El Aynaoui match. I'll bet most people will.

Maybe I should have made it "What is your SECOND favorite Roddick match?" LOL

I suspect that Andy's matches against Andre in Houston (Clay Court) and Queen's Club this year would have been favorites of mine if I had seen them.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 04:26 AM
awww I'm sorry Q, wish I could share or I'd be more than happy to copy the Queen's tape for you. did you get to see the serve (and Andre's return ;))?

I think my second fave then, would be a tie (yea I suck lol) between the USO SF and the Queen's match. They were both symbolically really important, in addition to good tennis (esp the Queen's match)

MisterQ
12-26-2003, 04:32 AM
Yeah, I got to see the serve and return! pretty cool! thanks. :) do you know if the other Queens Club clips will be posted soon?

amazing how much power andy gets with relatively little racket motion. :worship: that racket must accelerate incredibly quickly from its abbreviated starting position through the ball.

and amazing how andre returned that ball. he actually had a bit of a backswing on it, lol! :worship:

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 04:35 AM
yes a lot of :worship::worship: to BOTH of them!

I don't know when the clips will be posted, but surely not til we upgrade to a new host with tons more bandwidth and storage. And hopefully that'll be soon! That's the best of the bunch I'd say.... though there are a couple good ones of Andy doing backhands down the line (yes can you believe it?) and a couple of good volleys (yes can you believe it again??? lol)

star
12-26-2003, 04:56 AM
I didn't actually see the ENTIRE match with Younes, and what I did see was tape delay, so I knew the outcome. It's just not as exciting for me that way.

So, I will have to say the Cinncinatti (well that word got away from me completely) match with Fish. Mainly because I saw it live and it was a match that could have gone either way. Roddick was playing calm and controlled, with passion, but no antics, and there was the poignancy that he was going to have to beat his childhood friend to win.

star
12-26-2003, 04:57 AM
and as an afterthought........ We should ban polls in this forum. I'm sick to death of them in GM. :)

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 05:15 AM
ohhhhhh the Fish match I forgot about that!!!! That match was wonderful... truly wonderful. You could tell throughout the whole thing it was hard for Andy. I remember that match more b/c of Mardy though, which is probably why I didn't think to mention that here... he totally made me a fan!!

star
12-26-2003, 05:18 AM
A worthy opponent makes for a great match.

I think Younes was a worthy opponent as well.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 05:24 AM
for sure, especially when both are playing good tennis, which they both were in both Cincy and AO... that was really the tournament for Mardy, all the guys he beat before that in a row and stuff... really brought him to a new level. I mean, I'm glad Andy won because of the summer he had that we can now retrospectively look at, but it would've been so great for mardy to win that too - his first title a TMS title and in that way and stuff.

Nishy
12-26-2003, 05:50 AM
Hello I am Japanese and long time no posting here. I just want to say English is not my first language so you may find some strange sentence.
Anyway I am very glad that Andy's forum is getting big number of posts.

There are many favorite Andy matches so I can't choose one but I select these matches below except 2003 QF of Aus Open :) .

US Open Final vs Ferrero
I actually didn't expect Andy to win this match after I watched SF vs Nalbandian. But Andy was very calm and focused on this match. His serve was unbelievable and supernatural even some people said this match was boring because the main was serve.

TMS Montreal SF vs Federrer
This is first time Andy finally beat Federrer.

Queen SF vs Agassi
This is also first time to beat Agassi and he didn't give up.

MC RR vs Coria
This match made me very excited. He finally won and it is spectacular come back play. This is entertainment match.

Oh, all matches above are from 2003. How excited year for me and I just want to thank you Andy for giving and showing me great matches.

star
12-26-2003, 05:54 AM
Hello, Nishy. :wavey:

Great post.

Your sentences aren't any funnier than mine. :)

Nishy
12-26-2003, 05:59 AM
Thank you Star :D

MisterQ
12-26-2003, 06:13 AM
Hi Nishy!

I agree with star. :)

faboozadoo15
12-26-2003, 06:29 AM
the aussi match against younes.... instant classic. too bad he was so damn tired against rainer. i would like to think andy would have put up a little more resistance than he (rainer) did in the final against andre...

J. Corwin
12-26-2003, 10:09 AM
Well my fave match would be...surprise surprise...*drumroll*...the match with Younes at AO this year.

Second fave would probably have to be the USO final against Ferrero. That has got to be Andy's best performance ever, from a dominating standpoint. Impressive serving display AND groundstrokes display. And that performance led him to his first GS win.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 03:16 PM
Hi Nishy!! Welcome! :hug:

faboozadoo (btw, I didn't think you liked Andy at all lol), I agree... I think if Andy had been able to beat Rainer, he would've put up more of a fight against Andre, purely because the fact that they'd played many times and Andy knew his game pretty well (even if he hadn't yet won against him at that point) - I just can't imagine him only winning a few games against Andre. But, ah well, everything happens for a reason and I think everything in 2003 turned out just the way it was supposed to!

Havok
12-26-2003, 11:13 PM
there are way too many:sad: , too many this year alone, not even counting the matches i haven't seen from 2001-2002 :sad:

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 11:20 PM
awww common Naldo don't take the easy way out LOL!!!!!

Havok
12-26-2003, 11:30 PM
ok ok, just for you deb :hug: maybe not the best matches, as all of thebest matches Andy has played were listed, but his 2nd round win vs Rusedski at Wimbledon was one i really loves in 2003. oh also 1st round win over Henman at the US Open. everyone remember how hard people were campaigning against Roddick and for Henman on this board???:haha::haha: and they creamed their pants over and over and over and over AND OVER again at the sight of this matchup since Henman was his lone loss of the summer hardcourt circuit. oh that really hit them smack in the face for everything they said beforehand

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 11:38 PM
lol thanks Naldo :kiss:

I didn't see the Wimbledon win against Rusedski :( I wonder how I missed it... why do you like it so much?

star
12-26-2003, 11:39 PM
ok ok, just for you deb :hug: maybe not the best matches, as all of thebest matches Andy has played were listed, but his 2nd round win vs Rusedski at Wimbledon was one i really loves in 2003. oh also 1st round win over Henman at the US Open. everyone remember how hard people were campaigning against Roddick and for Henman on this board???:haha::haha: and they creamed their pants over and over and over and over AND OVER again at the sight of this matchup since Henman was his lone loss of the summer hardcourt circuit. oh that really hit them smack in the face for everything they said beforehand

That was one of the great things about this summer.

And still he is overrated. What's he gonna have to do to be not overrated? :haha:

J. Corwin
12-26-2003, 11:49 PM
lol thanks Naldo :kiss:

I didn't see the Wimbledon win against Rusedski :( I wonder how I missed it... why do you like it so much?

It was a tight match, Andy's backhand was working for him, and he had a nice comeback in the third set. Oh...and Greg imploding and spewing "expletives". ;)

Havok
12-26-2003, 11:58 PM
uhoh deb, you just found yourself yet another match you gotta get your hands on

star
12-27-2003, 01:23 AM
Was that the wanker match?

Seriously, Andy should have watched that and said.... see, self. That's what it looks like. It's not pretty.

Deboogle!.
12-27-2003, 02:18 AM
damn Naldo.... guess I better start another list lol

and star..... hopefully he did!!!!

J. Corwin
12-27-2003, 03:22 AM
Was that the wanker match?

Seriously, Andy should have watched that and said.... see, self. That's what it looks like. It's not pretty.

Yes it was the wanker match.

heya
12-27-2003, 11:16 AM
TMS Montreal SF - Fed's fans pretended he didn't dominate tiebreak
TMS Montreal Final - demolition of Daveeed
(I saw TranSport's extra highlights-awesome Andy volleys!)

All of RCA - final-funny 'cuz the wind blew down the sign behind him, the point was replayed even though
he had break point
- he got to hold cute Dalmatian puppy
(too bad no TV coverage before final & after trophy
ceremony)

All of St. Poelten- Excellent results throughout (Albert Costa in the draw must have been easy), :devil:

Queen's- semi- even though he didn't play his best in 2nd/3rd set, nice revenge after the crowd rubbed it in his face after the choke@U. S. Mens Clay Court(I saw it
on FoxSportsnet), :bowdown:

TMS Cincinnati - Wasn't@his best but played great
long matches

U. S. Open - All Matches
semis-Daveeed's 1 break/tight tiebreak didn't result in a choke 'cuz he lost the next 2 sets easily, &
Andy had a bunch of break points in 1st set too

final- emotional, commanding

Mr. Man
12-27-2003, 07:20 PM
I've seen alot of his matches and liked alot. I really don't have a favorite.

:banana:

heya
12-27-2003, 07:47 PM
Yes...
It'll be much more fun as long as next year worries
the haters more?
I can remember all the vulgar names he was
called. Of course, the moderators don't care.

J. Corwin
12-27-2003, 09:10 PM
All great matches pointed out, Heya.

star
12-27-2003, 11:30 PM
Yes...
It'll be much more fun as long as next year worries
the haters more?
I can remember all the vulgar names he was
called. Of course, the moderators don't care.

That is one of my pet peeves as well. :)

Deboogle!.
12-28-2003, 12:46 AM
well when the moderators are haters themselves...

star
12-28-2003, 12:55 AM
Really? who is that?

Deboogle!.
12-28-2003, 12:56 AM
I don't know, just speculating based on odds lol

I don't even know who the moderators are here, it seems to be a pretty lax place.

J. Corwin
12-28-2003, 01:21 AM
I believe it's Amanda.

tangerine_dream
12-30-2003, 07:53 PM
Waaa! No POLLS for this, MisterQ? :bigcry: ;)

*rubbing hands together with glee* Oh boy oh boy, where do I start? (and I just know I'm gonna forget a great match somewhere!)

First and foremost:

Do we need to say it again? The 2003 AO with Younes. One of the greatest matches in tennis history. I don't know what to add to this that hasn't already been said, written or analyzed to death. :yeah: (btw, Deb, I loved the write up you sent me!)

The 2001 FO with Michael Chang. It was such irony that Chang won the FO years earlier playing through cramps and now here he was, playing a mirror image of himself in Andy. I was amazed how Andy managed to play through such excrutiating pain (anybody who says Andy was "faking it" is an idiot; that guy's face was red with pain and he was crying, too. You can't fake that.) The French crowd really got into it in the last sets and when Andy won, it was funny watching all the kids run over to Andy's chair to take his picture. Andy threw one of his rackets into the stands and the kids were fighting over it. That match was a great precursor to the classic AO match he would play two years later.

TMS Cincy with Mardy Fish. OK, how can you not like a match where one player nails his best friend with a 130mph serve? :lol: Poor Mardy lifted his shirt up to see if it left a bruise! Watching the dynamics of two friends pummel each other on the court is so different than if they were not friends. They have a history together and if anybody knows Andy's game well, it would be Mardy. I also loved how they got a good long volley going at the net and afterwards, they slapped hands at the net congratulating each other for a great play. The audience loved it. So did I.

The 2003 Wimbeldon Wanker match. Yep. This was a good lesson for Andy. He got a good look at what a "wanker" truly looks and sounds like in the form of Greg Rude-ski. I could almost hear what Andy must've been thinking to himself, "What an ASS!" Or maybe that was just me. ;)

The 2001 US Open with Hewitt. I posted my thoughts on this match in the "What About Us?" thread. This was the match that introduced me to both Andy and Lleyton, and I was mighty impressed with both of them. This was the match that followed the still-talked-about Sampras-Agassi match from the night before, and I kept thinking "This match is nearly as great as the Sampras-Agassi one!" Johnny Mac thought so, too. Andy would've won that match, too, if he hadn't gone ballistic on the chair umpire in that last set. Lleyton was playing it cool (he was persona non grata that year when he made the supposedly racist comments about Blake and a chair ump. I don't think he ever fully recovered from that controversy.). Regardless of the fact that Andy lost, the level of play during that match from two teens was as good as any Agassi match and it was exhilarating to watch. I knew I was watching two future superstars in the making.

2003 US Open with Daveeed:baby:. Let's set the Nalby nitwits straight: he did not lose that match because he was "injured" (Andy kept playing to his injuried backhand and Nalby kept hitting winners with it); he did not lose because he was "tired" (he was more alert and energetic than Andy was in the first two sets); he did not lose on a "bad call" (they both got bad calls. And the last call wasn't 'bad' anyways.) In the first sets, Andy was playing uncharacteristically passively and rather badly while Daveeed:baby: was playing terrifically. Andy hit twice as many aces but also had twice as many unforced errors. Nalby didn't need aces when he had tons of winners. And don't forget that Andy couldn't even manage to break Nalby's serve. So he was up two sets and match point and Andy blew away the match point. After that, Nalby was playing and serving like a grapefruit. It was his match to lose and he lost very badly indeed. I loved it. :devil:

2003 US Open final with Ferrero. Not so much for the match (which was one-sided and dull compared to the Nalby match) as for the final championship point, with Andy's reaction to winning and running up into the stands to hug his family. The emotion was so real and unabashed and unrehearsed that I was very nearly in tears watching him. Brilliant moment.

There are several great matches that I still have to view: the TMS Montreal, the Queen's club (Deb, I'll e-mail you about that), the one where Andy first beat Pete (forget the name)....so many others.

Deboogle!.
12-30-2003, 08:05 PM
wow great post tangy... you get me rolling every time you talk about the USO SF LOL

the Cincy final IS A great match... for all those reasons. The serve into the body is hilarious, and that one point where they slap hands. you knew it was special for them. I wish my tape of it was better quality or I'd have made vids for the site.

I'm so glad you turned me onto the Chang and Hewitt matches - I enjoyed them both thoroughly, if for no other reason than to see just how damn FAR Andy's come in such a SHORT period of time!! FF to the poise he showed all summer long in 2003 and it's just amazing. I wonder how Andy would've handled the whole Ljubicic thing the year before. Just incredible the strides he's made in so long.

You were only nearly in tears after he won the USO? I was a baby!! I STILL tear up when I see match point!

I need to see the WimbyWanker match I guess! LOL! You guys are making is sound so amusing.. but did Andy play that well or did Greg just act like a fuckwad so much that he lost? LOL

and if you can ever get your hands on the Miami match where he beat Sampras....let me know! Here's a pic from when he won... he was crying! AWWWWW!!!

J. Corwin
12-31-2003, 02:44 AM
I need to see the WimbyWanker match I guess! LOL! You guys are making is sound so amusing.. but did Andy play that well or did Greg just act like a fuckwad so much that he lost? LOL

Both, lol.
You really gotta see it.

tangerine_dream
12-31-2003, 02:58 PM
You were only nearly in tears after he won the USO? I was a baby!! I STILL tear up when I see match point!

Oh, all right. You got me. I bawled my head off like a baby. :hysteric: ;)

I need to see the WimbyWanker match I guess! LOL! You guys are making is sound so amusing.. but did Andy play that well or did Greg just act like a fuckwad so much that he lost? LOL

LOL. Both. Check it out when you can.

star
12-31-2003, 03:00 PM
I think both. :)

Greg is a fuckwad. That's a base level. Then his behavior made it go down from there. :)

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 03:08 PM
HAHAHAHA I got you to admit it tangy ;)

alright I guess I'll just start a new list of stuff to order from the DVD guy lol!!

tangerine_dream
12-31-2003, 03:25 PM
Don't waste your money ordering from David, bunk. I can lend you my DVD copy, how's that? :bounce:

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 03:28 PM
hahaha did you read the PM I sent a few minutes ago?? or do great minds just think exactly alike ;)

:kiss:

J. Corwin
01-01-2004, 04:46 AM
I have that match on tape. :)

Havok
01-01-2004, 04:08 PM
hah, i have the wanker match on tape as well. in fact i have a shitload of Andy matches in 2003:o (AO,IW, Wimbledon, Indi, 17 of his 19 match winning streak, Paris) thats a lot of shit :eek:

Deboogle!.
01-01-2004, 04:09 PM
wow Naldo... trying to make the rest of us jealous or something? ;)

Havok
01-01-2004, 04:19 PM
well some of those are gonna be taped over, like IW and Indy, etc. but quite a few will stay. what can i say, i like to pop some in when i'm bored, and it happens pretty frequently :o

Deboogle!.
01-01-2004, 04:20 PM
nah I was just playing with you :) I'm sure I'll be more careful about taping his matches this coming year!

tangerine_dream
01-01-2004, 04:45 PM
hahaha did you read the PM I sent a few minutes ago?? or do great minds just think exactly alike ;)

:kiss:

Always! :hug:

J. Corwin
01-01-2004, 08:44 PM
hah, i have the wanker match on tape as well. in fact i have a shitload of Andy matches in 2003:o (AO,IW, Wimbledon, Indi, 17 of his 19 match winning streak, Paris) thats a lot of shit :eek:

I have that wanker match as well. I have just about ALL Andy's matches from this year on tape. In fact, I have pretty much every single tennis match shown on TV recorded on tape. An almost complete 2003 tennis library. :cool:

So hah. ;) :p lol

I'm not gonna stop in 2004 either. And I think I have over a 100 tennis tapes already! :eek:

J. Corwin
01-01-2004, 08:45 PM
And I agree. I like to pop in tennis tapes (not just Andy's, lol) sometimes when I'm bored.

Prophetic
01-01-2004, 09:19 PM
I have that wanker match as well. I have just about ALL Andy's matches from this year on tape. In fact, I have pretty much every single tennis match shown on TV recorded on tape. An almost complete 2003 tennis library. :cool:

So hah. ;) :p lol

I'm not gonna stop in 2004 either. And I think I have over a 100 tennis tapes already! :eek:

Damn...what I wouldn't give for some of that to find it's way to Deb for RO, lmfao.

Deboogle!.
01-01-2004, 09:45 PM
LOL :lol: Sorry, I can't do anything about that

J. Corwin
01-01-2004, 11:23 PM
lol, oh well