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Roddick def. Verdasco 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-2

FedererGrandSlam
09-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Verdasco made several dumb errors in the 5th set which cost him the match.

Roddick fought well though. Jimmy :worship:

knight_ley
09-03-2006, 11:20 PM
:yeah:

LLeytonRules
09-03-2006, 11:20 PM
Congrats to Roddick but Verdasco really let him off the hook.

shotgun
09-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Typical Verdasco, playing his arse out in the 4th set only to melt down in the 5th.

tangerine_dream
09-03-2006, 11:21 PM
This is Roddick's last hiccup, otherwise he's going out in the next round.

Great fighting spirit, Andy. :yeah:

uNIVERSE mAN
09-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Thanks a lot Verdasco you bum!!

oschemi
09-03-2006, 11:22 PM
Congrats to Roddick but Verdasco really let him off the hook.

Yep, a more consistent player will have beaten him today.

Regenbogen
09-03-2006, 11:22 PM
Roddick wasn't very good, Verdasco was amazing for most of the match but screwed up on big points. Good for Roddick though, for fighting it out :D I'm okay with this result :D:D

Carlita
09-03-2006, 11:23 PM
dumb errors.... right.... :rolleyes: I think the wind helped with some of the errors..

Fer... :hug: Great fight!!! I'm proud! :worship:

Andy count your lucky stars..... ;) Good luck against Becker.

Warrior
09-03-2006, 11:24 PM
Good luck to B. Becker in the next round!:devil:

LLeytonRules
09-03-2006, 11:24 PM
The winners in this match where so one-sided for Verdasco, i felt he let Roddick off the hook a number of times.Verdasco doesnt have the mental makeup.

Deivid23
09-03-2006, 11:25 PM
What else is new? :rolleyes:

Match was in Fer´s hands once again and he blew another good chance, hopeless :o

Corey Feldman
09-03-2006, 11:27 PM
Nando fought hard, was dominating on his serve for the fourth set and TB, gets a break up in the fifth then fades away.
you rock Nando :rocker2:

Tommy_Vercetti
09-03-2006, 11:27 PM
Still, there is no excuse for Roddick to be losing tiebreakers at the US Open against anyone, much less two of them. That is showing a lack of balls.

It shocks me when he wins any matches that he's not playing well enough to win the tiebreaks.

marcelwks
09-03-2006, 11:27 PM
after 1 set and then fourth i was scared that this is the replay of Muller's match ...

Come on Andy :woohoo:

nobama
09-03-2006, 11:27 PM
McEnroe said during the match that this quarter was "wide open". I guess he forgot about Hewitt and Gasquet? :confused:

uNIVERSE mAN
09-03-2006, 11:29 PM
How easily does the duck get overpowered. The guy was a retriever this whole match.

Tommy_Vercetti
09-03-2006, 11:29 PM
Hopefully he meant getting to the QF.

chisey
09-03-2006, 11:29 PM
Man, I thought that match was going to kill me. Verdasco played really well, and Andy fought like hell. Two guys coming off of long matches to play tomorrow. I wonder how the match will be.

Regenbogen
09-03-2006, 11:30 PM
McEnroe said during the match that this quarter was "wide open". I guess he forgot about Hewitt and Gasquet? :confused:
Haha, he said that? Good Lord :lol:

MarieS
09-03-2006, 11:32 PM
McEnroe said during the match that this quarter was "wide open". I guess he forgot about Hewitt and Gasquet? :confused:
J Mac is sounding more and more like P Mac every day. I'm disappointed, I used to like him. Now he just says stupid shit that makes you go :rolleyes:. My favorite so far has been him saying that the longer the flip-nadal match went, the more it would favor flip. Yes he did actually say that. He might have misspoken but he said it w/such conviction and no one even called him on it.

and Verdasco :rolleyes:, what a choke! he really left andy off the hook on this one...

Stronger
09-03-2006, 11:32 PM
Haha, he said that? Good Lord :lol:

Umm, "wide open" means anyone could win, and that's certainly the case. :rolleyes:

Hank777
09-03-2006, 11:33 PM
Good win in the end, but good cuz of the hustle and work-efforts ANDY put in. Andy really needs to do more on the return-of-serve game ... VERDASCO was running A-rod in rounds @ times :eek: .

Andy needs 2 dominate when rallying from the baseline. :cool:

I hope Jimmy pats him on the shoulder, but immediately takes a CRITICAL look at Andy's win, this won't beat FEDEX ... but he's still got time to raise his level even more!! :worship:

GO ANDY, GO JIMMY !! :worship:

Scotso
09-03-2006, 11:34 PM
It was a good match from Fernando, but like in the past he lost it in the big moment :sobbing:

Fernando :sad:

blosson
09-03-2006, 11:35 PM
How easily does the duck get overpowered. The guy was a retriever this whole match.

Yeah, Andy got lucky today. Verdasco was on fire but his unforced errors let him down.

Eve83
09-03-2006, 11:39 PM
Ewww...Andy´s game today was so pre-USO Series, standing metres behind the baseline, running around like a rabbit with nowhere to go, hitting with too much wannabe-spin with a lack of length. However I am happy his mind didn´t let him down this time and that he actually made it through a five-setter. Today´s match was a match he had lost just a few months ago so I guess this is a progression.

Clara Bow
09-03-2006, 11:40 PM
This was a fan match to watch. Nando is so frustrating because he can come up with some brilliant winners then ease up and hit stupidly.

Congrats to Andy.

Corey Feldman
09-03-2006, 11:40 PM
My favorite so far has been him saying that the longer the flip-nadal match went, the more it would favor flip. Yes he did actually say that. He might have misspoken but he said it w/such conviction and no one even called him on it.John Mac just has this mad obsession with Serve/Volleyers still dominating the world.

rofe
09-03-2006, 11:43 PM
What happened to Cincy Andy? He was waiting for Verdasco's errors most of the match and Verdasco duly obliged. The loopy forehand was back again and the loopy backhand returned as well. His serve helped him a lot as expected but I expected better groundies from Andy. I hope Jimmy has a good heart-to-heart talk with him. Kudos to Verdasco for keeping it tight.

robinhood
09-03-2006, 11:43 PM
The match was all Verdasco.
It was either his winner or error, or occasional Roddick aces that ended the point.
But Andy fought well in that fifth set.
Good for him.

ASP0315
09-03-2006, 11:43 PM
Wow what a match. :eek:
Congratulations Roddick. :)
Nice fight Fernando. Obviously you ran out gas in the fifth. But you can a lot of positives from this match.

Next Up for Roddick- Becker. This is going to be one hell of a match. Both play similarly. When i watched Becker today he reminded me of Roddick.:). So spectators please wear bullet proof vests tommorow. :lol:

Merton
09-03-2006, 11:48 PM
Congrats Andy, he had an excellent serving day, especially considering how windy it was and he played well on the defense at times. However, his tendency to let his opponents dictate has not gone away. He will not survive past the quarters playing like this.

Nando should have won this match, it would have been a big breakthrough for him, but should have and would have often repeat themselves in his matches.

Hank777
09-03-2006, 11:50 PM
I hope Jimmy has a good heart-to-heart talk with him.I could not possible agree MORE with u, he really needs that heart2heart talk !!

Funny, when u look @ Agassi's strokes; far more angle/placement with far less energy-input the A-rod. Andy rocks, but there's still room 4 improvement. :cool:

bellascarlett
09-03-2006, 11:52 PM
Fernando! :mad: :tears:

I really like this guy. Saw him after practice at the Open a few days ago. Seems to be a nice guy. Kinda cute too. He had chances to win this match. As someone said, he was the one hitting winners and making the mistakes. OTOH...Andy if-it-werent-for-my-serve Roddick looked funny running and running and running and hitting the ball back desperate for it to just get in.

The next match Becker-Roddick is gonna be a serve-fest.

~*BGT*~
09-03-2006, 11:53 PM
Good thing I fell asleep during the 4th set. i would have died during that tiebreak. :)

name_change
09-03-2006, 11:55 PM
his forehand used to be so good!it looked weak as hell in this match! and the less said about his backhand the better. :tape: :o

but still, let's WIN the title andy!

musefanatic
09-03-2006, 11:57 PM
Well done Andy!! :) Great to see him fight through a five set match! Fernando was great, i remember watching him at Queens against Nadal and thought he was a really good player but Andy just had more tonight :)

soothsayer
09-03-2006, 11:58 PM
his forehand used to be so good!it looked weak as hell in this match! and the less said about his backhand the better. :tape: :o

but still, let's WIN the title andy!


Yeah... from what I remember, he used to have a huge forehand. Now it seems pretty average.

Radek Stepanek
09-03-2006, 11:59 PM
Verdasco is awesome! I've never seen this guy before, he is really good! Amazing ground strokes, he just needs to stop making silly errors, and learn how to play bigger matches, and he can easily be top 10. He's great, and he's hot.

Oh . . . good job Andy, not that I really care.

vesanto
09-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Roddick=huge serv, nothing more. He sucks and his game is awful to watch...still enough to beat a talented Verdasco.

Jimnik
09-04-2006, 12:18 AM
his forehand used to be so good!it looked weak as hell in this match! and the less said about his backhand the better. :tape: :o
:haha:

This was the Gilles Muller match all over again. Only this time, Andy's left-handed opponent ran out of gas.

Iheartandy&roger
09-04-2006, 12:39 AM
:haha:

This was the Gilles Muller match all over again. Only this time, Andy's left-handed opponent ran out of gas.


I couldn't agree more. Thank God Verdasco ran out of gas and Andy was able to catch some breaks... Wake up Andy you can't afford another early exit in a major and you have played so well lately why let that all go down the toilet?!

dmit424
09-04-2006, 12:53 AM
This match is pretty much why I ranked Verdasco last in that one thread featuring 8 talented players. I mean, for one, the guy is 22 and isn't a young prodigy any longer. More importantly, the guy has mental lapses like no other. I haven't seen any like it on tour... I mean, the guy just starts attempting horrible shots and losing concentration as soon as he gets any momentum. He might be talented enough to be considered to be a top-10 prospect, but I will surprised if he ever gets there and stays there.

lordmanji
09-04-2006, 12:55 AM
Roddick, the next Michael Chang? :confused:

dmit424
09-04-2006, 01:00 AM
Roddick=huge serv, nothing more. He sucks and his game is awful to watch...still enough to beat a talented Verdasco.



I think Verdasco is much the same, only with a weaker serve and a better forehand. I don't really think Verdasco is too much of a thinker. Mentality is his worst characteristic, but should improve with time. Once it does, he'll be a solid player perhaps about as successful as a Tony Robredo.

dmit424
09-04-2006, 01:01 AM
Roddick, the next Michael Chang? :confused:



Lol. Only in the possibility of never winnig another Slam. No other similarities :)

Tommy_Vercetti
09-04-2006, 01:04 AM
Yeah, but has Andy ever owned anyone as much as he has Robredo?

I mean I know they have played several times and Roddick has just dominated Robredo, like I only remember him doing to Sjeng Schalken who I guess must have retired?

Verdasco has already played much better against Andy.

I checked the record and in 7 matches, most of them best of 5, Robredo has yet to take a set from Roddick.

RedFury
09-04-2006, 01:19 AM
Yeah, Andy got lucky today. Verdasco was on fire but his unforced errors let him down.

Hardly "lucky." Unfortunately, that's the pattern for Verdasco -- otherwise likely one of the top five most naturally talented players on Tour.

Allure
09-04-2006, 01:23 AM
Congratulations to Andy I guess for making it through. But is anyone else, who used to be a big fan, starting to get bored with his game? I can't believe how he manages to win in big tournaments by playing the same generic style over and over- big serve, forehand, big serve, forehand, occasional volley, big serve, etc. :rolleyes:

NYCtennisfan
09-04-2006, 01:26 AM
Roddick's serve and the fact that he didn't get completely flustered when VErdasco went up a break in the 5th saved him.

Verdasco is simply a more talented striker of the ball compared with Roddick and was dominating almost every single rally. His FH was about as on as I have ever seen it and his BH was much better than when these two faced off earlier this year. Verdasco made several key mistakes in the 5th set by going for TOO MUCH when he didn't have to as he was winning all of the rallies.

Just goes to show you how much an extremely good 1st serve can do and how much not believing you can close out a match does.

dmit424
09-04-2006, 01:29 AM
Yeah, but has Andy ever owned anyone as much as he has Robredo?

I mean I know they have played several times and Roddick has just dominated Robredo, like I only remember him doing to Sjeng Schalken who I guess must have retired?

Verdasco has already played much better against Andy.

I checked the record and in 7 matches, most of them best of 5, Robredo has yet to take a set from Roddick.



Well, I meant in overall success, not just vs. Roddick. Certainly, Robredo's cappuccino game is usually annihilated by Roddick... But Mr. Robredo is suddenly #5, so he must be doing whatever Ljubicic is doing in terms of getting a top-10 ranking.

dmit424
09-04-2006, 01:32 AM
Congratulations to Andy I guess for making it through. But is anyone else, who used to be a big fan, starting to get bored with his game? I can't believe how he manages to win in big tournaments by playing the same generic style over and over- big serve, forehand, big serve, forehand, occasional volley, big serve, etc. :rolleyes:


He doesn't win that many tournaments these days. He won Cincinnati without having to worry about the likes of Nadal, Federer, Nalbandian, or nemisis Hewitt.

I think people are jumping back on his bandwagon a little too quickly. If Becker beats him in 4 sets, it won't be that much of an upset imo. And if Roddick gets past that, I don't see him faring well against Hewitt (even though he won their last meeting).

Jennay
09-04-2006, 01:32 AM
I feel like Andy's reverting back to old ways again.. or maybe Verdasco's extreme offense just made it seem that way? Roddick really got a break in this match.

Allure
09-04-2006, 01:49 AM
He doesn't win that many tournaments these days. He won Cincinnati without having to worry about the likes of Nadal, Federer, Nalbandian, or nemisis Hewitt.

I think people are jumping back on his bandwagon a little too quickly. If Becker beats him in 4 sets, it won't be that much of an upset imo. And if Roddick gets past that, I don't see him faring well against Hewitt (even though he won their last meeting).

Actually I left the bandwagon a while ago ;)

liptea
09-04-2006, 02:47 AM
dumb errors.... right.... :rolleyes: I think the wind helped with some of the errors..

Fer... :hug: Great fight!!! I'm proud! :worship:

Andy count your lucky stars..... ;) Good luck against Becker.

I like that Verdasco is one of your favorites, but you still make time to say something nice about Andy. :) I like you, my moya momma.

lordmanji
09-04-2006, 02:58 AM
Lol. Only in the possibility of never winnig another Slam. No other similarities :)

That, too, but also cuz Roddick is basically a golden retriever now w/ a serve.

Veronique
09-04-2006, 03:19 AM
Verdasco didn't fall apart in the 5th. Andy, faced with the prospect of another early exit, suddenly remembered what to do. He stepped in close to the baseline to take the return of serve early. He started pressuring Verdasco serve and that paid dividends. Fernando was hitting winners all over the court b/c Andy was so far beyond the baseline, leaving him the whole court to hit.

Jimbo isn't going to pat Andy in the back. He's going to chew his head off for retreating so far beyond the baseline a la Old Roddick. He'll be fine against Becker tomorow b/c he will want to prove to Jimbo that he gets it.

World Beater
09-04-2006, 06:33 AM
verdasco was freaking awesome...his ball striking is second to none...on par with federer.

his forehand is so versatile. he can hit it with sick spin and blast it.

his serve is underrated, and can be effective...this guy is really talented.

he made roddick look like a fool for portions of the match. i didnt think roddick played a bad match, verdasco was just on fire, and very few players can play like verdasco. If he can improve his shot selection, and play to a strategy, the guy will be amazing.

Tommy_Vercetti
09-04-2006, 06:35 AM
Yeah, but he's been playing like that for a long time, he's been talked about for years and he hasn't improved all that much.

Putting up a tough match isn't near as important as the W.

Jagermeister
09-04-2006, 06:39 AM
Andy was pretty godawful, he was so defensive for most of the match. Only in the 5th set when he needed to break back to go 1-1 did he actually approach the match the way he'd done in Indy and Cincy.

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 06:50 AM
Verdasco what a guy, all that talent and of course playing an excellent 4th set and starting with a break in the 5th and then loses the initiative with some schoolboy errors. There is your reason Verdasco will struggle to take his game to the next level.

Carlita
09-04-2006, 07:11 AM
:yawn:

supersexynadal
09-04-2006, 07:38 AM
ITS NOT CALLED ERRORS PEOPLE!! Its because hes not naturally fit like the rest of the players!! My mother could beat him if she was super woman fit!! Ok not that but still! Tennis isnt about hitting a ball eventhough it seems like it when a professional player like verdasco makes errors

Seneca
09-04-2006, 07:40 AM
Mr. Verdasco, you got yourself a new fan last night. That was the first match I've seen from him where he actually brings his A-game to the court. Now I finally understand what the hype has been about.

Wonder what Mr. Disney has to say about all these 'needless and boring' 5-set matches in the early rounds :rolleyes:

Carlita
09-04-2006, 08:24 AM
ITS NOT CALLED ERRORS PEOPLE!! Its because hes not naturally fit like the rest of the players!! My mother could beat him if she was super woman fit!! Ok not that but still! Tennis isnt about hitting a ball eventhough it seems like it when a professional player like verdasco makes errors :confused: okay then.....:shrug: *confuzzled*

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 08:31 AM
Enjoy it while it lasts...Roddick is gone tomorrow...

~*BGT*~
09-04-2006, 08:49 AM
Enjoy it while it lasts...Roddick is gone tomorrow...
:haha:

Andy is hungry and out for revenge. Jimbo gave his spanking last night and got him right. he'll be ready to take down the collegiate.

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 08:56 AM
Becker in 5....

vincayou
09-04-2006, 09:02 AM
Just watched the last set but enjoyed it. Particularly the childlish nervousness of Connors in the stand. :)

connectolove
09-04-2006, 09:28 AM
Verdasco played great and it was very sad to see him losing but he was making HUGE mistakes. Yesterday I was able to appreciate how well made Verdasco is, he has no nose but his body! Boy, he is sexy!

Roddick played well but I would have preferred Verdasco to have won, not just bc he is hot ;) but bc I like him better over all.

SloKid
09-04-2006, 09:37 AM
People here are really unfair.
How many of you thought this would be a blowout for Andy. I'm sure many did and Nando pushed him to 5 sets and outplayed him in large chunks of the match. Yes, he made some stupid errors going for his shots, but had Andy not had his serve it would've/could've been different in the end.
And yet people here sound like Andy embarrassed him or something.
But anyway talk all the crap you want, not like anyone cares about a few small-minded "I criticise people at every chance I get" wiseasses.
I, for one, liked what I saw today. Nice fight Nando. :)

I think Verdasco is much the same, only with a weaker serve and a better forehand. I don't really think Verdasco is too much of a thinker. Mentality is his worst characteristic, but should improve with time. Once it does, he'll be a solid player perhaps about as successful as a Tony Robredo.
He's better than Tony already, hopefully he can reach Tommy's success soon. :)

Jagermeister
09-04-2006, 04:43 PM
People here are really unfair.
How many of you thought this would be a blowout for Andy. I'm sure many did and Nando pushed him to 5 sets and outplayed him in large chunks of the match. Yes, he made some stupid errors going for his shots, but had Andy not had his serve it would've/could've been different in the end.
And yet people here sound like Andy embarrassed him or something.
But anyway talk all the crap you want, not like anyone cares about a few small-minded "I criticise people at every chance I get" wiseasses.
I, for one, liked what I saw today. Nice fight Nando. :)


He's better than Tony already, hopefully he can reach Tommy's success soon. :)

Considering their H2H i don't know how anybody could really have said this would be a blow-out for Roddick. Andy definitely relied on his serve all match long; that's the only thing he had going on for him. Verdasco is still young and still has time to make his move.

delsa
09-04-2006, 04:53 PM
Disgusting. :sad:

Well done to the winner.

Neely
09-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Glad Andy won it at the end :yeah:

But Fernando was really good in this match. Roddick won it because he tried everything to stay in the match and did not surrender.

Even though Roddick won it, he really should think with his coaches about this position on the court because I'm sure it's not helpful for his game and future matches if he stands 3 meters behind the baseline waiting what Verdasco is doing. He had to dig out too many shots and it was not always because it was Verdasco who firt took over control in the rallies, sometimes it was just pure passiveness of Andy.