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Roddick Vs Youzhny: Can Youzhny pull the upset?

Tennis Fool
09-07-2006, 04:09 AM
H2H tied 2-2:

2005 Cincinnati Hard Q Roddick 2-6 6-3 6-4
2003 Australian Open Hard R16 Roddick 6-7(4) 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-2
2002 Madrid TMS Hard R32 Youzhny 6-3 6-4
2001 London / Queen's Club Grass R64 Youzhny 7-6(5) 6-3

Hard: Roddick leads 2-1
Grass: Youzhny leads 1-0
Slams: Roddick leads 1-0



Who is Mikhail Youzhny? He's a 24-year-old Russian with a killer backhand and more than a passing resemblance to Justin Timberlake. After a number of fourth-round appearances in Grand Slams, he has achieved a career breakthrough.

Almost all the spectators were for Rafa," Youzhny said. "I understand … he is No. 2 in the world. But I was really, really glad during the match when a lot of the people started to say, 'Misha, Misha.' They call 'You, You, You,' because Youzhny is too tough for [them]. --ESPN

dmit424
09-07-2006, 04:10 AM
I think Roddick is playing too well at this point, but I can see Yoosh getting a set.

Scotso
09-07-2006, 04:10 AM
Hopefully.

VenusSerenaRocks
09-07-2006, 04:10 AM
I have faith that Roddick will make the US Open final!

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2006, 04:10 AM
Don't think so... but it would be interesting.

Jagermeister
09-07-2006, 04:10 AM
H2H tied 2-2:

2005 Cincinnati Hard Q Roddick 2-6 6-3 6-4
2003 Australian Open Hard R16 Roddick 6-7(4) 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-2
2002 Madrid TMS Hard R32 Youzhny 6-3 6-4
2001 London / Queen's Club Grass R64 Youzhny 7-6(5) 6-3

Hard: Roddick leads 2-1
Grass: Youzhny leads 1-0
Slams: Roddick leads 1-0

Sure why not? If Youzhny can neutralize Roddick's serve I think he has a shot. And of course he himself must do a good job serving.

Jlee
09-07-2006, 04:11 AM
Nah, Andy's feeling too confident.

hanabishi
09-07-2006, 04:13 AM
My mind says Roddick, but my gut says Youzhny.

Roddick has been in great form since winning in Cincinnati. He's the seeded player with a slam win under his belt.

Youzhny has been under the radar but has defeated the Top 3 Spaniards in great form. Remembered mostly for his historic 2002 Davis Cup win over France.

Roddick, this year, has been severely criticized by so many people about his game and has been in some sort of slump until Cincinnati.

Youzhny has been criticized for never living up to his full potential, especially after that sensational Davis Cup win. He's also experienced personal tragedy in his life, his father dying suddenly months before his Davis Cup win (I think he alluded that his "salute" after the Nadal win was dedicated to his father).

Here's their Head-to-Head

Tied 2-2

2001 London / Queen's Club
England Grass R64 Youzhny 7-6(5) 6-3

2002 Madrid TMS
Madrid, Spain Hard R32 Youzhny 6-3 6-4

2003 Australian Open
Australia Hard R16 Roddick 6-7(4) 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-2

2005 ATP Masters Series Cincinnati
Ohio, USA Hard Q Roddick 2-6 6-3 6-4


Youzhny won the first two matches, Roddick the last two (although both matches went the distance).

Again, while I think that Roddick has the game to take down Youzhny, I feel Youzhny will win this. I have that feeling that this is one of those times where the stars are aligning for Youzhny to take this.

Youzhny in 4.

Havok
09-07-2006, 04:15 AM
I don't see it. Mikhail might be able to sneak out a set at best, but with Roddick's performance he put on tonight I'd heavily favor him in the match. Roddick plays completely different than Nadal. He doesn't play the offensively defencive style of play. PLus Roddick has a serve, something Nadal desperately lacks :o.

hanabishi
09-07-2006, 04:15 AM
Sorry guys, I just realized there was already a thread for this.. Mods, please merge. Thanks.

~*BGT*~
09-07-2006, 04:19 AM
Andy in 4.

Pfloyd
09-07-2006, 04:21 AM
HAH, a Federer - Youhzny Final would be insane. Federer would win, but I believe it would not help the American viewers if Youhzny reaches the final, I mean, quite frankly, its difficult to imagine him in the final let alone win it...

Regenbogen
09-07-2006, 04:23 AM
Youzhny can definitely do it, with the level he's been playing at this tournament. I hope it doesn't happen though :D

Jimnik
09-07-2006, 04:24 AM
HAH, a Federer - Youhzny Final would be insane. Federer would win, but I believe it would not help the American viewers if Youhzny reaches the final, I mean, quite frankly, its difficult to imagine him in the final let alone win it...
How about a Davydenko - Youzhny final. :p ;)

LCeh
09-07-2006, 04:25 AM
I think Roddick will win. Sure, Youzhny has been playing great, but Roddick has been serving great as well. Off the ground, Roddick is also playing fantastic, so the question is, will Youzhny have much chance on Roddick's serve? I would think not, while Roddick will definitely have chances on Youzhny's serve.

Roddick wins, Youzhny takes a set at best.

Neely
09-07-2006, 04:26 AM
I hope Andy finally gets rid of Youzhny :) Go Andy! :rocker2:

but I realize this affair as well could be different and/or closer than I want it... :unsure:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2006, 04:26 AM
How about a Davydenko - Youzhny final. :p ;)
Yeah, right, even if it were a Safin-Youzhny final people would be trying to scalp their tickets :p

Tennis Fool
09-07-2006, 04:27 AM
Just the thought of YOUZHNY being shown on Super Saturday makes me :haha:

Scotso
09-07-2006, 04:28 AM
How about a Davydenko - Youzhny final. :p ;)

:hearts:

Jimnik
09-07-2006, 04:34 AM
Has anybody else noticed that this could be a preview to the Davis Cup semi-final?
I mean why couldn't Youzhny be picked ahead of Marat?

Not that I want it to happen but, lets be honest, Marat's year (especially his clay season) has been a disaster.

Bagelicious
09-07-2006, 04:35 AM
My mind says Roddick, but my gut says Youzhny.


Again, while I think that Roddick has the game to take down Youzhny, I feel Youzhny will win this. I have that feeling that this is one of those times where the stars are aligning for Youzhny to take this.

Youzhny in 4.

I'm with you on this. Youzhny's play today impressed me greatly, and while Andy looks very confident out there... (haunting music plays in the background)

Macbrother
09-07-2006, 04:38 AM
Roddick in 3. He's just serving so big right now, playing so confident, and has excellent consistancy with both forehand and his newfound 2-handed up the line backhand. No knock to Youzhny, he's playing great right now, but I think Roddick is an entirely different challenge.

TMJordan
09-07-2006, 04:40 AM
Misha!

He is playing better than anybody this week, the raw talent with this guy is unbelievible, I really hope he can win.

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 08:20 AM
If he believes he can and doesn't let the occasion get the better of him, then anything can happen.

At the same time Youzhny did win the last match in the DC final to give Russia the title, this time he is on his own and he blew that match in Australia, when he had Roddick on the ropes.

Davydenko-Youzhny final would be great for tennis.

drf716
09-07-2006, 08:24 AM
i will say andy will win, only bacause everything i say result to the opposite.

Horatio Caine
09-07-2006, 08:40 AM
Can't see past Roddick...his serving has been brutal and if he comes forward to volley a lot, and does it well...can't see him losing more than 1 set.

drf716
09-07-2006, 08:45 AM
and why all this worry over who will watch if there is no american?
i don't care.
like someone said... they know good tennis and they will appreciate it. or should.
<---someone

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 08:47 AM
If there is a Davydenko - Youzhny final I will spend a whole Sunday in GM on MTF putting up the :haha: smiley everywhere I go :lol:

Roddick looks good but Russians are too unpredictable :devil:

oz_boz
09-07-2006, 10:33 AM
Man, will I root hard for Misha in this one? If he can get Roddick into rallies and get anywhere near his performance against Nadal, he should wipe out Andy. But I think Roddick will dominate with his serve, he has gotten loads of confidence after beating one of his nemesis the Potato.

User id 7816
09-07-2006, 12:43 PM
no sweat, it's gonna be the classic -You beats Rafa and loses to Roddick. happens all the time. and they won't be saying You You this time around. but, hope dies last so, lets go You.

bad gambler
09-07-2006, 12:51 PM
It will be close

Deivid23
09-07-2006, 12:51 PM
If Misha doesn´t let the big occasion get into his head, of course he can win this match, Roddick has a big edge in the service department but Misha has weapons good enough to dismantle him from baseline, should be a close match, I´d say it goes to five sets

Andre♥
09-07-2006, 12:52 PM
If Youzhny plays like yesterday, he will rip Arod a new one.

canbera
09-07-2006, 12:56 PM
answer: of course he can.

landoud
09-07-2006, 01:13 PM
Roddick in 3

Pea
09-07-2006, 01:56 PM
Make it happen, Mikhail!

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Misha plays with mind and stays strong
he'll come thru.

Misha's BH will cause havoc with Ducky.

Blue Heart24
09-07-2006, 02:13 PM
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY IN 3 OR 4...this man was playing FANTASTIC agains Nadal,and will get past Roddick...I think Misha can even upset Fed in the final!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Does Duckboy speak any Spanish :tape:

njorker
09-07-2006, 03:20 PM
How about a Davydenko - Youzhny final. :p ;)


Eeewww..... :spit:

(no hard feelings on that comment, I hope)

name_change
09-07-2006, 03:29 PM
i really hape andy serves his ass off in this match.

name_change
09-07-2006, 03:29 PM
Eeewww..... :spit:

(no hard feelings on that comment, I hope)
that would be a nightmare!

morningglory
09-07-2006, 03:36 PM
no no no no ;)
All the Russians are headcases. He'll rollover in 3 very quick sets :)

TenHound
09-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Nobody so richly deserves a Davy - Youzhny final as the USTA & US TV networks. Roger's ratings not good enough for you...you only care about Americans & screw everyone else...you want to see ratings lower than Hewitt-Nalby final....wait til you see those...Crushy Roddick, Misha......go baby.... :)

Winston's Human
09-07-2006, 04:12 PM
Does Duckboy speak any Spanish :tape:

Maybe "uno mas cerveza por favor".

DDrago2
09-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Youzhny is deflated after his biggest carrier success. Roddick in 3 sets.

croat123
09-07-2006, 04:50 PM
youzhny's wins at this tournament have been (much) more impressive than roddick's

hopefully he can pull the upset so that someone who has actually beaten a top10 player is in the final :)

rofe
09-07-2006, 04:53 PM
How is Misha's return of serve in general and against Andy?

gervboy
09-07-2006, 04:57 PM
Roddick in 4 sets

DrJules
09-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Nobody so richly deserves a Davy - Youzhny final as the USTA & US TV networks. Roger's ratings not good enough for you...you only care about Americans & screw everyone else...you want to see ratings lower than Hewitt-Nalby final....wait til you see those...Crushy Roddick, Misha......go baby.... :)

I certainly would love that since the crowd at the US Open this year have tended to be a rather crude and repugnant collection of people with few redeeming qualities.

If it was just a few matches it would be one thing, but there have been so many like it this week. And the J Block have the behaviour of a group of escaped convicts from a penitentiary.

joeb_uk
09-07-2006, 06:06 PM
I had a feeling before the event roddick would be making the semis/final, so I dont think I will change my mind of thinking roddick will win.

Fergie
09-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Misha can win, why not? :)

Deea
09-07-2006, 06:14 PM
I think Youzhny can win! :angel: And I'm not kidding! :p

Warrior
09-07-2006, 06:45 PM
If that was a best of 3 match, then it could happen. But in the best of 5 Misha's chance are very slim, even if he is at the top of his game.

gillian
09-07-2006, 07:08 PM
I think Roddick is playing too well at this point, but I can see Yoosh getting a set.

Yup. Roddick's - dare I say it - got his mojo back.

DrJules
09-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Are people being serious. This is an easy and straightforward semi-final match for Roddick in 3 sets.

Roddick will reach the final without playing a top 10 ranked player.

musefanatic
09-07-2006, 07:17 PM
I think Mikhail might just upset Roddick in 4

pancit
09-07-2006, 09:05 PM
Don't know if Youzhny will win. But if he does win, TV ratings gonna be really low on sunday.

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2006, 10:17 PM
Don't know if Youzhny will win. But if he does win, TV ratings gonna be really low on sunday.

they wont be everywhere else in the world :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Golfnduck
09-07-2006, 10:39 PM
Roddick in 3 or 4.

Kip
09-07-2006, 11:01 PM
HAH, a Federer - Youhzny Final would be insane. Federer would win, but I believe it would not help the American viewers if Youhzny reaches the final, I mean, quite frankly, its difficult to imagine him in the final let alone win it...

Stranger things have happened.

I would dismiss Mikhail chances here,
but I'm certain most will.

As for helping "American viewers"
oh well. That's up to the American players
to fullfill whatever it is American may want
to and will tune in to see.

I think Mikhal will reach the finals beating Roddick in 4
before losing to Roger in the finals.

Tennis Fool
09-08-2006, 01:05 AM
I certainly would love that since the crowd at the US Open this year have tended to be a rather crude and repugnant collection of people with few redeeming qualities.

If it was just a few matches it would be one thing, but there have been so many like it this week. And the J Block have the behaviour of a group of escaped convicts from a penitentiary.
If that happens the crowd's attention will focus on harrassing the ballgirls, like what I hear happened at the Gasquet/Hewitt match. The crowd was so ruthless at that match, the officials had to switch the ball girl.

However, I think that the crowd that can afford Finals tickets will be a better lot.

drf716
09-08-2006, 01:39 AM
a lot of people here work for tv and the tournament

Havok
09-08-2006, 02:28 AM
youzhny's wins at this tournament have been (much) more impressive than roddick's

hopefully he can pull the upset so that someone who has actually beaten a top10 player is in the final :)
Broken record much?:retard:

Havok
09-08-2006, 02:29 AM
they wont be everywhere else in the world :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Apart from Russia, yes they will be lower.

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 02:52 AM
hopefully he can pull the upset so that someone who has actually beaten a top10 player is in the final :)It's not Andy's fault that the player he was supposed to meet in the QF lost in the first round :wavey:

selesfan
09-08-2006, 04:09 AM
I think he can do it. At least it won't be a night match ;)

Clara Bow
09-08-2006, 04:23 AM
If that happens the crowd's attention will focus on harrassing the ballgirls, like what I hear happened at the Gasquet/Hewitt match. The crowd was so ruthless at that match, the officials had to switch the ball girl.

Yeah...that was...interesting. After guys in the audience kept whistling at the ball girl, some ladies in the audience started whistling at the ball boys. I felt sorry for the poor ball girl.

Also during the match, some drunken tools were chanting "USA! USA!" while Hewitt and Gasquet were involved in a great match. :rolleyes:

selesfan
09-08-2006, 04:27 AM
Yeah...that was...interesting. After guys in the audience kept whistling at the ball girl, some ladies in the audience started whistling at the ball boys. I felt sorry for the poor ball girl.

Also during the match, some drunken tools were chanting "USA! USA!" while Hewitt and Gasquet were involved in a great match. :rolleyes:

I was at a match some years ago between Arazi and Alami at the US Open and Jennifer Capriati sat in the row in front of us and was cheering Go Andre :rolleyes: I was embarrased because it was on the Grandstand court and they could hear. They played a hell of a match and the american fans were impressed even though Jen was pretty ignorant.

Corey Feldman
09-08-2006, 04:48 AM
Interesting match for me, the first time i ever seen Roddick (and youzhny for that matter) play was when they played each other at Queens club one year, ages ago.

anyhow, i remember thinking what an awesome performance, player and star this guy will be - Youzhny as he played unbelievable in the win :lol:

as for this match, Rod in 4.

World Beater
09-08-2006, 05:30 AM
if youzhny has the balls to beat nadal, i think he will have the balls to beat roddick...but the matchup is different, so perhaps that will be more important than the mental aspect

ugotlobbed
09-08-2006, 05:40 AM
i think youhzny will win if nadal was playing roddick he would win

TenHound
09-08-2006, 06:19 AM
Depends on 3 factors:
1) How he reads & returns AR's serve
2). He's been on court ~ 2x as long as AR (w/doubles included), so who knows how spent he is, physically & emotionally. Will he have a big crash after taking out #2 Singles & #1 doubles seeds in one day?
3) Is he ready to play this deep into a major & on enemy territory, as the crowd is guaranteed to be obnoxious & of course Connors will talk to AR about encouraging the boorishness...

I hope Misha turns the one-dimensional clod into kitty litter :)
And if match took 4-5 hrs, so Roger, who hopefully prevails in his semi, is the most rested in the finals, that's even more important :)

Adler
09-08-2006, 06:24 AM
Youzhny's got better all-court play, so if only he could return the monstrous serve, everyting should be OK unless he becomes too tired to compete at a certain level, which is very likely to happen

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-08-2006, 03:43 PM
I hope Youzhny eats at Red Lobster the nite before the match

stebs
09-08-2006, 03:56 PM
Roddick will win but I think it'll take 5 sets.

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 01:35 AM
I'm hoping for the upset :angel:

Raquel Sun
09-09-2006, 01:39 AM
RODDICK

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 06:12 PM
GO YOUZHNY!