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Roddick def Murray 6/3 7/6 (4)

Horatio Caine
02-24-2007, 09:38 PM
:sad:

Ends an 8-match winning streak for the dour Scot :sobbing:

Well done Roddick :yeah: Very interesting final!

yakuzaninja
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
One bad game service game against Roddick in a set and you know there's no going back.

Andy played pretty well, Murray was dreadful.

guga2120
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
thats suprising and a good result for Roddick.
Murray's serve needs some work, he misses his 1st serve alot.

Deathless Mortal
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
Nothing much to say here.

LLeytonRules
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
Murray's serve is a weakness.He is very up and down with it.44 percent is not gonna get it doned.Good win for Roddick.By the way, Murray was up 4-1 in the tie-breaker and lost 6 consecutive points!!!

Jaap
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
Murray should have really taken that 2nd set leading 5-3, having 1 set point at 6-5 and also 3-0 up in the tb with 2 breaks of serve.

Roddick serving was too good today. Another decent tourny for Murray though.

tennis lover
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
:banana: well done Andy! :yeah:

tangerine_dream
02-24-2007, 09:41 PM
Woot! Too big. Roddick wasn't about to let this punk beat him two times in a row. Let the Murraytards' excuses being :rocker2:

The British media can now officially suck on Roddick's fat one for the next week. Booyah! :smoke:

Clara Bow
02-24-2007, 09:42 PM
This is an important win for Roddick and it should be an enjoyable final.

Even though he lost- Murray has had a great two weeks with a tournament win and a semi in another. No second time of the Murray brothers winning both titles though.

From what you all have said- I imagine that Gilbert will have Murray work on his serve quite a bit.

Havok
02-24-2007, 09:42 PM
I knew Roddick wasn't gonna lose to Murray twice in as many weeks. Well done, the better Andy won this time.

Interesting final. Haas dismantled two big servers in Querry and Fish, though both can't hold a candle to Roddick's groundstrokes (consistency) and mental strenght. Should be a great battle vs two great champs, may the better man win!

Regenbogen
02-24-2007, 09:42 PM
Good job Roddick :yeah: He needed to win this.

Murray :hysteric:

joeb_uk
02-24-2007, 09:43 PM
Murray spanks the shit out of roddick, and then gets beaten easy on their next meeting. Happening every time! Very odd

kobulingam
02-24-2007, 09:43 PM
One bad game service game against Roddick in a set and you know there's no going back.

Andy played pretty well, Murray was dreadful.


I've seen someone break Roddick 2+ times every set.

scoobs
02-24-2007, 09:44 PM
Tons of credit to Roddick - for the most part he did what I thought he needed to do - he served very well, made it much tougher for Murray to get into his service games. He played solid tennis and kept his cool when it was getting tight in service games. The one stage of the match where he wobbled and was broken by pressing too hard, Murray obligingly played by far his worst service game of the match serving at 5-3 for the second set, and invited Roddick right back on in. Equally, when Murray raced to a 4-1 double break lead in the tiebreak, he then completely blew it and allowed Roddick to recover.

Not a great performance from Murray - he started slow, he ended slow, he got a fair bit better in the second set but at the business end he let himself down. He misfired too much off the ground, especially on Roddick second serve points where he won much less than he has in the past.

Roddick played smarter, less approaches to the net behind nothing, and generally gave Murray much less of a target to deal with. He played well enough and got the result.

Interesting little rivalry these two have building :)

Shrinking Violet
02-24-2007, 09:44 PM
Roddick deserved the win. Andy just didn't play well enough and his serve percentage in the second set was pretty pathetic.:o He made too many UFE's and was too aggressive to start with. Roddick played well when he was in trouble and got a bit lucky in the TB with the over-rule. Maybe if Andy had managed to serve it out when he had the break it would have been different but he didn't really deserve anything more today with the way he played.

Good work this week anyway for Murray - but lets be honest, a final against Haas with the way he served today could have been embarassing.

Well played, Duckboy.

Hard luck, Andy - go practice your serve before IWs. :yeah:

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 09:44 PM
first it was roddicks forehand that went down the shitter now his serve is heading there too. Struggling to win 70 % of 1st serves these days.

jeahhh!
02-24-2007, 09:44 PM
:woohoo: Andy.:rocker2:

LLeytonRules
02-24-2007, 09:45 PM
I give Haas a chance.Roddick isnt the best returner in the world and Haas has been serving very well.

scoobs
02-24-2007, 09:45 PM
Woot! Too big. Roddick wasn't about to let this punk beat him two times in a row. Let the Murraytards' excuses being :rocker2:

The British media can now officially suck on Roddick's fat one for the next week. Booyah! :smoke:
No excuses - the better man today won.

jeahhh!
02-24-2007, 09:45 PM
first it was roddicks forehand that went down the shitter now his serve is heading there too. Struggling to win 70 % of 1st serves these days.

Yet he won in straights.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-24-2007, 09:45 PM
congrats a-rod :yeah:

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Yet he won in straights.


yep goes to show that murray is just as big of a joke as the duck

Havok
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Murray has never spanked this shit out of Roddick, only (USA) was able to do that in crushing Murray at Cincy. Oddly enough, the first two times Murray won, Roddick was in horrid form and the San Jose win Roddick wasn't at his best either, and the same can be said for both Roddick wins (though Roddick was never in doubt for the Cincy match with that form he was on). I wonder what kind of match we'll see when both finally play at the same level.

Lendl's Forehand
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Solid win for Roddick but he's got a tough test in the final. Haas has been playing very well this week.

dorkino
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
For Murray fans :hug: I guess he had few chances against Haas afterall. Especially with the serve problem.

Now,Haas vs Roddick should be interesting.

DrJules
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Murray had one of those days. I cannot remember when he last hit that number of unforced errors and he played a very poor game serving for the second set. Roddick even manged to compete with Murray from the baseline.

Lilpiper
02-24-2007, 09:47 PM
Go Andy!!!!!!!!!!!! Now beat Haas tomorrow and hold up that trophy!!!!!

sdtoot
02-24-2007, 09:47 PM
Well done Roddick. Have a well earned break now Muzza and practise hard on your serve!!

Shrinking Violet
02-24-2007, 09:47 PM
Murray spanks the shit out of roddick, and then gets beaten easy on their next meeting. Happening every time! Very odd

Actually he spanked him in San Jose, then killed him at Wimbledon before getting beaten at Cincy so he doesn't always follow up a win with a loss. ;)

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 09:48 PM
Murray has never spanked this shit out of Roddick, only (USA) was able to do that in crushing Murray at Cincy. Oddly enough, the first two times Murray won, Roddick was in horrid form and the San Jose win Roddick wasn't at his best either, and the same can be said for both Roddick wins (though Roddick was never in doubt for the Cincy match with that form he was on). I wonder what kind of match we'll see when both finally play at the same level.


The Wimbledon match was quite a spanking

Yappa
02-24-2007, 09:49 PM
Andy R. didn't need to do much in the first set. Just kept the ball in the play most of the time. Andy M. handed it to him by hitting one UE after another.

Very different in the 2nd set where Andy M. reduced the amount of UEs.

Nice presents from Murray in the TB where he first hit an easy fh into the net to give back the minibreak, followed by perhaps the weakest 2nd serve in the match which resulted in a fh return winner for Roddick and earned the American the 5:4 TB lead. Two aces from Roddick, and it was over.

t0x
02-24-2007, 09:50 PM
Murray served like crap...

Horrible start, deserved to lose that first set.

Better second set - wasted chance after chance after chance though... very disappointing since normally he's so mentally strong.

Well played by Roddick though... he didn't give so many crappy errors today and it paid off!

Burrow
02-24-2007, 09:50 PM
Go on a-rod! yes!!!

Horatio Caine
02-24-2007, 09:50 PM
yep goes to show that murray is just as big of a joke as the duck

You say that after Ljubo's near choke today? :haha: :haha:

Sofyaxo
02-24-2007, 09:51 PM
Welcome back to number 3 Andy :kiss:

Very good win today. He learned a lot from their match last week.

rosamunda
02-24-2007, 09:52 PM
It was a bit of a slugfest tonight - both of them just whacking the ball as hard as they could. Murray didn't do any of that clever stuff that he did last week in San Jose. I was impressed with Roddick's baseline game tonight - much more consistent than he's shown recently.

Yappa
02-24-2007, 09:52 PM
Horrible net approaches from Roddick today. Good for him that he didn't go to the net as much as he normally does against other opponents.

DrJules
02-24-2007, 09:52 PM
Woot! Too big. Roddick wasn't about to let this punk beat him two times in a row. Let the Murraytards' excuses being :rocker2:

The British media can now officially suck on Roddick's fat one for the next week. Booyah! :smoke:

Coming from a Yanktard.:lol: :lol: :lol:

I notice that you are sporting a Scottish flag.:devil:

scoobs
02-24-2007, 09:53 PM
Good luck to Roddick in the final :yeah:

Deboogle!.
02-24-2007, 09:53 PM
I agree Naldo, I don't think we've yet seen them play each other when both are playing great.Nice presents from Murray in the TB where he first hit an easy fh into the net to give back the minibreak, followed by perhaps the weakest 2nd serve in the match which resulted in a fh return winner for Roddick and earned the American the 5:4 TB lead. Two aces from Roddick, and it was over.See, but, a year ago, #1 Roddick would never have come back from 1-4 down, #2 he would've missed an easy 2nd serve return in the net, and #3 he never would've served 2 aces to close it out. All very very good signs :)

jeahhh!
02-24-2007, 09:54 PM
yep goes to show that murray is just as big of a joke as the duck

:rolleyes:
I don't like Murray but I wouldn't say that he is a huge joke. He is actually really good.

partygirl
02-24-2007, 09:54 PM
:dance:

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 09:54 PM
Keep in mind guys, there are now 3 men in the mix.

:haha:

Black Adam
02-24-2007, 09:55 PM
That was just Too Big. Murray tried his best in 2nd set but the tougher guy (mentally) won.

scoobs
02-24-2007, 09:55 PM
Keep in mind guys, there are now 3 men in the mix.

:haha:
Yes - and none of them is Ljubicic :)

Black Adam
02-24-2007, 09:56 PM
Keep in mind guys, there are now 3 men in the mix.

:haha:
That's what next Monday's Rankings will be saying :p

Shrinking Violet
02-24-2007, 09:56 PM
I wonder what kind of match we'll see when both finally play at the same level.

I would probably bet the house on Murray winning if they both play at the same level. It's a horrible match-up for Roddick and as bad as Murray played tonight, he should still have won the second set which, if I'm Roddick, is not encouraging to me.

El Legenda
02-24-2007, 09:56 PM
Andy sucks

tangerine_dream
02-24-2007, 09:59 PM
Since when was Murray a joke? :lol: Most people are calling him the next best thing to Federer. GM was predicting yesterday that Murray would own Roddick a la Federer. Ha.

I can totally believe the hype that Murray is "the real deal". But so is Roddick. :)

Peoples
02-24-2007, 10:01 PM
Andy sucks

Which one?

Yappa
02-24-2007, 10:03 PM
I agree Naldo, I don't think we've yet seen them play each other when both are playing great.See, but, a year ago, #1 Roddick would never have come back from 1-4 down, #2 he would've missed an easy 2nd serve return in the net, and #3 he never would've served 2 aces to close it out. All very very good signs :)

Well, I don't know about Roddick not coming back, but I really didn't expect him two hit two aces in a row at that point of the match, considering Murrays return qualities.

But Roddick can be happy he won this match in two.

ljubicic_
02-24-2007, 10:03 PM
too bad i wanted the other Andy to win

Lendl's Forehand
02-24-2007, 10:05 PM
yep goes to show that murray is just as big of a joke as the duck


If Roddick is such a joke, how do you explain that he's beaten Ljubo 6 out of 9 (and on 3 different surfaces - hard court, carpet, and red clay)? And that despite having turned pro 2 years earlier than Roddick, Ljubo has won a total of 7 titles and Roddick has won 21? That would make Ljubo an even bigger joke, right?

partygirl
02-24-2007, 10:05 PM
Andy suckshttp://www.freesmileys.org/emo/violent014.gif

Deboogle!.
02-24-2007, 10:06 PM
I would probably bet the house on Murray winning if they both play at the same level. It's a horrible match-up for Roddick and as bad as Murray played tonight, he should still have won the second set which, if I'm Roddick, is not encouraging to me.This can go back and forth. Andy kept it pretty close last week and should've won the 1st set, and he was playing horribly there. So call them even this time.

El Legenda
02-24-2007, 10:07 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/violent014.gif

:speakles:

partygirl
02-24-2007, 10:13 PM
:p

El Legenda
02-24-2007, 10:15 PM
:p

:hearts:

partygirl
02-24-2007, 10:17 PM
we've corrupted Another thread:kiss:

cmurray
02-24-2007, 10:18 PM
wow. Nice work, Roddick! I really thought Murray would beat him. It's nice to see that the rivalry is not going to be completely one-sided.

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 10:22 PM
Yes - and none of them is Ljubicic :)

Please tell me what exactly roddick is in the mix for? Most aces? perhaps. Definately not Grand Slams.

partygirl
02-24-2007, 10:23 PM
Please tell me what exactly roddick is in the mix for? Most aces? perhaps. Definately not Grand Slams.Just get off it already.:(

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-24-2007, 10:27 PM
Please tell me what exactly roddick is in the mix for? Most aces? perhaps. Definately not Grand Slams.
At least Roddick has a grand slam, and numerous master series titles. How many does Ljubicic have again ? :lol:

General Suburbia
02-24-2007, 10:28 PM
Better second set - wasted chance after chance after chance though... very disappointing since normally he's so mentally strong.
I don't wanna nitpick, but I gotta LOL at that comment.

Murray almost always loses because he loses his nerve (that or his athleticism, which doesn't seem to be as much of a problem these days).

jeahhh!
02-24-2007, 10:28 PM
Please tell me what exactly roddick is in the mix for? Most aces? perhaps. Definately not Grand Slams.

Well he is more in the mix for slams than Ljubicic.

partygirl
02-24-2007, 10:29 PM
At least Roddick has a grand slam, and numerous master series titles. How many does Ljubicic have again ? :lol:
Well he is more in the mix for slams than Ljubicic.

Even though it is fact:dance: it is really pointless to argue that fact with him.


Don't worry he knows it:ras:

scoobs
02-24-2007, 10:31 PM
I hereby apologise for mentioning Ljubicic's name on this thread and thus apparently giving permission to make this thread all about him.

I did a VERY BAD THING™

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 10:32 PM
i love getting you clowns all riled up. job well done to me once again.

Apemant
02-24-2007, 10:34 PM
No excuses - the better man today won.

Precisely :worship: Kudos to A-Rod for hanging out there all the way to the end...

But you see, I don't have a problem with something like that - 'the better player TODAY won'. I only go :haha: when some 'tards accidentally omit that 'TODAY' bit, if you see where I'm heading. :devil:

I mean, look at the 2nd set. A-Rod serves almost 80% 1st serves in to Murray's abysmal 40%, and the set still goes to a TB, with Murray having more chances to win the set than Roddick.

So I say, Roddick fans, enjoy this while it lasts. Murray is shaping to be one hell of a bad match-up for A-Rod.

Veronique
02-24-2007, 10:35 PM
I can't believe Ljubo's fans have the nerve to show up and talk smack. Amazing!

scoobs
02-24-2007, 10:36 PM
Precisely :worship: Kudos to A-Rod for hanging out there all the way to the end...

But you see, I don't have a problem with something like that - 'the better player TODAY won'. I only go :haha: when some 'tards accidentally omit that 'TODAY' bit, if you see where I'm heading. :devil:

I mean, look at the 2nd set. A-Rod serves almost 80% 1st serves in to Murray's abysmal 40%, and the set still goes to a TB, with Murray having more chances to win the set than Roddick.

So I say, Roddick fans, enjoy this while it lasts. Murray is shaping to be one hell of a bad match-up for A-Rod.
And yet Murray doesn't execute as well as he should all the time and so Roddick still has his chances to win too.

Henry Chinaski
02-24-2007, 10:38 PM
the picture on eurosport was awful. Looked like they were broadcasting the inaugural World Underwater Tennis Championships.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2007, 10:40 PM
WTF!!!???
How can you do this Muzza :sad:

Apemant
02-24-2007, 10:43 PM
And yet Murray doesn't execute as well as he should all the time and so Roddick still has his chances to win too.

Well, I can't really comment on that as I didn't watch the match (was there a livestream outside bet-un-fair?)

Anyway, regardless of everything, choking is actually a pretty natural thing to do. Everyone chokes at one point or another, even Nadal, which is almost unthinkable. And besides, there are two players on the field. I like to remain positive, and not consider this a 'wasted chance' for Murray; I rather say, hats down A-Rod, you did best when it mattered.

Apemant
02-24-2007, 10:46 PM
I can't believe Ljubo's fans have the nerve to show up and talk smack. Amazing!

Eh? Why not, it's not like A-Rod's fans abstain from doing all sorts of crap in threads devoted to Ljubo.

As for myself, I happen to be a big Muzza fan as well. The world doesn't revolve around either A-Rod or Ljubo you know. :devil:

Lendl's Forehand
02-24-2007, 10:46 PM
i love getting you clowns all riled up. job well done to me once again. - says the guy who's downright Pavlovian in his response whenever Ljubo is dissed on MTF. :haha:

scoobs
02-24-2007, 10:48 PM
Well, I can't really comment on that as I didn't watch the match (was there a livestream outside bet-un-fair?)

Anyway, regardless of everything, choking is actually a pretty natural thing to do. Everyone chokes at one point or another, even Nadal, which is almost unthinkable. And besides, there are two players on the field. I like to remain positive, and not consider this a 'wasted chance' for Murray; I rather say, hats down A-Rod, you did best when it mattered.
To be fair, that's what Roddick did - he did better when it mattered. Sure, Murray gifted him a few points at bad times but shit happens. Roddick took the ball, ran with it.

RonE
02-24-2007, 10:49 PM
Revenge is sweet :yeah:

Turning out to be an interesting rivalry developing between the two Andys.

Jlee
02-24-2007, 10:51 PM
Wow, didn't expect a straight set win! Great job :yeah:

Jimmy must have given him some pointers this time. Even though it's a bad match up for Roddick, he pulled out a solid win. Impressive.

And I've heard he'll be #3 on Monday. Next stop, #2 :cool:

Deboogle!.
02-24-2007, 10:52 PM
I hereby apologise for mentioning Ljubicic's name on this thread and thus apparently giving permission to make this thread all about him.

I did a VERY BAD THING™Holy crap HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :worship: :worship:

yakuzaninja
02-24-2007, 10:53 PM
A mod should change the thread title to the 'Roddick def Murray 6-3 7-6 Ivan Ljubicic thread'

Veronique
02-24-2007, 10:57 PM
Eh? Why not, it's not like A-Rod's fans abstain from doing all sorts of crap in threads devoted to Ljubo.

As for myself, I happen to be a big Muzza fan as well. The world doesn't revolve around either A-Rod or Ljubo you know. :devil:

The man is on his way out of the top ten. He has reached his peek and can only go down from here. Andy is younger and has already achieved more than Ljubo will ever. How does one not feel embarrassed mentioning Andy's performance in GS while sporting a Ljubo avatar? How many GS finals has he ever disputed?

RickDaStick
02-24-2007, 10:59 PM
The man is on his way out of the top ten. He has reached his peek and can only go down from here. Andy is younger and has already achieved more than Ljubo will ever. How does one not feel embarrassed mentioning Andy's performance in GS while sporting a Ljubo avatar? How many GS finals has he ever disputed?

LOL you make Roddick sound like Arthur Ashe.

Veronique
02-24-2007, 11:01 PM
LOL you make Roddick sound like Arthur Ashe.

Compared to Ljubo, he is!:devil:

Deboogle!.
02-24-2007, 11:01 PM
okay okay okay okay come on, let's act like adults :rolleyes:

scoobs
02-24-2007, 11:07 PM
okay okay okay okay come on, let's act like adults :rolleyes:
My grandmother always used to say "If you've got nothing nice to say, then for heaven's sake shut up."

Trouble is if that rule was applied on MTF there'd be a lot of posters who'd be less talkative than Helen Keller in her early years.

NYCtennisfan
02-24-2007, 11:07 PM
Very good win for Roddick. Murray started out slow and was down a set before he knew it. The difference in this match were the rallies on the 2nd serve. Roddick won a lot more points on his 2nd serve compared with Murray. Murray seemed a bit uncharacteristically impatient in a lto of those rallies.

It really wouldn't surprise me if both Andy's were in the top 5 come Wimbledon.

Veronique
02-24-2007, 11:09 PM
okay okay okay okay come on, let's act like adults :rolleyes:

I usually stay out of this kind of exchanges, but I would be hiding under the rock these days If I were Lubjo's fan instead of making fun of better players.:)

Corey Feldman
02-24-2007, 11:14 PM
stop this Ljubo rubbish in here, i wanna hear about this match:

Muzza was a break up and leading the TB 3-0!?? (i was out)
man this gets worse :banghead:

little scottish punk ass, Oaf style... you better stop this shit, he always blows when he goes up a break against the big players, even last week v Rod although he recovered that time :rolleyes:

anyone know his next tournament?

scoobs
02-24-2007, 11:15 PM
stop this Ljubo rubbish in here, i wanna hear about this match:

Muzza was a break up and leading the TB 3-0!?? (i was out)
man this gets worse :banghead:

little scottish punk ass, Oaf style... you better stop this shit, he always blows when he goes up a break against the big players, even last week v Rod although he recovered that time :rolleyes:

anyone know his next tournament?
Indian Wells.

He has a rest/training week next week.

Work on that fucking serve.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2007, 11:26 PM
Thing is... everyone always wants a higher % of serves but its not like its his big strengh anyhow, his baseline play is.
he holds nicely for long parts of a match - even with crap serves then blows when he's serving for a set alot (remember toronto last year).... stupid errors no doubt, certainly was last week.
dont think its nerves, just his brain cramping up. :o

Klaas_nalbandian
02-24-2007, 11:27 PM
Well done A-rod

guga2120
02-24-2007, 11:29 PM
Thing is... everyone always wants a higher % of serves but its not like its his big strengh anyhow, his baseline play is.
he holds nicely for long parts of a match - even with crap serves then blows when he's serving for a set alot (remember toronto last year).... stupid errors no doubt, certainly was last week.
dont think its nerves, just his brain cramping up. :o
no his serve is sucking, he has so much game, and can break anybody, but when he serves he keeps getting in these holes that he can not dig out of.

scoobs
02-24-2007, 11:32 PM
no his serve is sucking, he has so much game, and can break anybody, but when he serves he keeps getting in these holes that he can not dig out of.
The amount of second serves he has to hit puts too much pressure on him at times, I agree. More consistent first serve, wins points on serve more easily, less danger of a horrible meltdown game such as it was in game #9 of the second set.

Deboogle!.
02-25-2007, 12:12 AM
My grandmother always used to say "If you've got nothing nice to say, then for heaven's sake shut up."

Trouble is if that rule was applied on MTF there'd be a lot of posters who'd be less talkative than Helen Keller in her early years.:spit: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
Very good win for Roddick. Murray started out slow and was down a set before he knew it. The difference in this match were the rallies on the 2nd serve. Roddick won a lot more points on his 2nd serve compared with Murray. Murray seemed a bit uncharacteristically impatient in a lto of those rallies. Last week Andy won 24% of his 2nd serve points, today 65% :eek: what a huge difference :eek:

cobalt60
02-25-2007, 12:13 AM
:woohoo: What a nice result to come home too! Will look at stats and head to watch ( dare I say it?) the women's final;)

Shrinking Violet
02-25-2007, 12:42 AM
Thing is... everyone always wants a higher % of serves but its not like its his big strengh anyhow, his baseline play is.
he holds nicely for long parts of a match - even with crap serves then blows when he's serving for a set alot (remember toronto last year).... stupid errors no doubt, certainly was last week.
dont think its nerves, just his brain cramping up. :o

His lousy serving puts the rest of his game under too much pressure. Imagine knowing you have to break a guy twice just to be sure of winning the set?

I'm staggered he's doing as well as he's doing with such a pathetic first serve percentage. It shows how strong the rest of his game is. The trouble is, when you don't win free points or easy points on your serve you are just asking guys to whack your second serve to death and it puts you on the defensive in rallys a lot.

As soon as his serve is more consistant he will have a much easier time of it.

Corey Feldman
02-25-2007, 12:53 AM
Well i still think its how he plays behind his serve if you ask me, its not like his serves are huge anyway.
but each to their own ;)

Seraphim
02-25-2007, 01:07 AM
Alright Roddick!

Xristos
02-25-2007, 03:10 AM
Yesssssss!!!!!!!

Jimnik
02-25-2007, 03:12 AM
Sweet revenge Andy. :yeah:

I love how quiet the commentators were throughout British Eurosport's coverage :devil:. It was almost as enjoyable as last week, when there was no commentary at all.

It's amazing what a bit of local success can do. Usually British TV wouldn't have touched this tournament with a 10-foot poll.

I really hope Murray keeps this form up. The better he does, the more Live Tennis we get to see here in the UK. ;)

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 03:14 AM
Woot! Too big. Roddick wasn't about to let this punk beat him two times in a row. Let the Murraytards' excuses being :rocker2:

The British media can now officially suck on Roddick's fat one for the next week. Booyah! :smoke:



HAhaha, being america I take some residual joy out of all this. But some one help me what tourny is this?

LilyRoseAva
02-25-2007, 03:15 AM
Memphis

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 03:18 AM
^ thank you.

Federer&Hingis
02-25-2007, 04:40 AM
:eek: :D :worship:

Congrats Roddick.

laure xxx
02-25-2007, 06:34 AM
Murray is a relentless counter-attacker - no wonder he's so damn tired all the time. What exactly is his strength again?

The_Nadal_effect
02-25-2007, 07:18 AM
Roddick against Murray is surely more fun than Roddick against Federer. Maybe for one more year before the Scot dominates his game.

Marrick
02-25-2007, 07:24 AM
Happy for that final. Could Tommy handle A-Rods serve?
Close to call, I hoppe Haasi will win it . . . :worship:

blosson
02-25-2007, 07:55 AM
Sweet revenge Andy. :yeah:

I love how quiet the commentators were throughout British Eurosport's coverage :devil:. It was almost as enjoyable as last week, when there was no commentary at all.

It's amazing what a bit of local success can do. Usually British TV wouldn't have touched this tournament with a 10-foot poll.

I really hope Murray keeps this form up. The better he does, the more Live Tennis we get to see here in the UK. ;)

True. We are obliged to suppport Murray in order to see more tennis on TV. They would have never shown San Jose and Memphis otherwise.

adee-gee
02-25-2007, 07:57 AM
I didn't see the match so I can't really comment, but good win for Roddick it should give him some confidence, although I don't like his chances against Haas.

No real surprise Muzza lost, and it's not exactly a shattering defeat. Time to sort out the first serve, it has been a problem for well over a year now.

User id 7816
02-25-2007, 08:33 AM
Precisely :worship: Kudos to A-Rod for hanging out there all the way to the end...

But you see, I don't have a problem with something like that - 'the better player TODAY won'. I only go :haha: when some 'tards accidentally omit that 'TODAY' bit, if you see where I'm heading. :devil:

I mean, look at the 2nd set. A-Rod serves almost 80% 1st serves in to Murray's abysmal 40%, and the set still goes to a TB, with Murray having more chances to win the set than Roddick.

So I say, Roddick fans, enjoy this while it lasts. Murray is shaping to be one hell of a bad match-up for A-Rod.

:yeah:
Good for Roddick that he can win when Murray plays a crap match huh?
(Roddick at 65% on 2nd serve sounds pretty crappy for Muzza's standart).
I can understand Muzza though. He has to let Roddick win the odd one or Roddick might be pulling out machine guns come Cincinatti.
Hope they can play at the USO so Roddick can get 'revenge' in Bangkok or Metz.

:lol:

Lullaby
02-25-2007, 08:42 AM
Murray played totally disinterested at times and looked far too casual like it was a practice knock about.

I was quite disappointed in his attitude considering I had waited all day to watch it but understand in a year or twos time that these days will hopefully be ironed out and a thing of the past - I do forget he is 19 at times lol

Sofonda Cox
02-25-2007, 09:02 AM
go Roddick :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Loremaster
02-25-2007, 09:12 AM
Rodddick played very good match against Murray, still not his best but he played smarter tennis this week.
He was rock solid form baseline rarely making mistakes on his BH and he hit huge BH to go 0-15 at 3-5. He returned very well keeping ball in play all the time. He made mistakes but only when he go for a broke with risky shots usually being in very comfortable situation in the game. His forehand was also very good - he played two huge forehand winners in important situations and he has using it very smart playing short crosses. But his volleys were much worse than back in Cincy - UsOpen - TMC last year it costs him the break in 2nd set when he couldn't finish points at net especially at BP.
His serve was great today, maybe he wasn't hitting it so hard all the time but he was pulling ou biggest serves when it was needed he was 0-30 two times in row in 2nd set and served aces and winners from serve there.

But the most important is the fact that his confidence in TBs is very good , he had horrible TB record in 2005 and 2006, now he is slowly coming back to where his TB form from 2003-2004 being ultra hard to beat in TBs
His TB record is 9-3 this season (and 3 he lost to Murray, Tsonga and Spadea were very close and could go in either way)

I hope he will win with Tommhy, it would be hard but winning a title would give him good confidence boost. Roddick is 3-1 on hardcourt against Tommy Haas :worship:

jazar
02-25-2007, 09:19 AM
nice dominating performance from roddick

cherry@cupcake
02-25-2007, 09:35 AM
Terrible match from McAndy. He looked like he was starting to rediscover some form in the second set, but there was no consistency at all. His first serve was :eek: : 38% in the first set!

Roddick wanted it more: you could see, from the outset, that there was no way on earth he was letting McAndy beat him again. Equally, though, I bet Roddick was thinking that was no way he was going into pigeon territory with this kid.

Still, good tournament for them both. McAndy has already notched up 15 wins this season: he hadn't achieved that until Wimbledon last year!

Looking forward to Roddick vs Haas...

stebs
02-25-2007, 10:17 AM
That was a good performance from Roddick and a bad performance from Murray so the result is no surprise.

Did anyone else find it funny on the first point of Murray serving for the second set? Roddick hit that scorching backhand winner, his only one of the match I believe. Murray looked so confused, he didn't understand what had just happened. That was a terrible game from Murray as well.

Jaap
02-25-2007, 10:19 AM
Murray is a relentless counter-attacker - no wonder he's so damn tired all the time. What exactly is his strength again?

No strengths, crap player yet somehow is No.13 in the world having beaten Federer, Roddick x3, Ljubicic, Davydenko, Gonzalez, Hewitt, Berdych so far in his career. :rolleyes:

scoobs
02-25-2007, 10:21 AM
That was a good performance from Roddick and a bad performance from Murray so the result is no surprise.

Did anyone else find it funny on the first point of Murray serving for the second set? Roddick hit that scorching backhand winner, his only one of the match I believe. Murray looked so confused, he didn't understand what had just happened. That was a terrible game from Murray as well.
That BH winner - yeah it was a bit of a "hey, you're not supposed to be able to do that!" moment.

Dancing Hero
02-25-2007, 10:53 AM
I'm happy for Roddick he won this one, even though I picked Murray, they split the two matches with a win each. Roddick definitely didn't want to lose to Murray again so soon. Murray's learning with each tourney and gaining experience. He's doing ok.

vincayou
02-25-2007, 11:13 AM
Good rivalry going on.

Despite the defeat, an impressive start of the year for Murray. One final, one victory, one SF, a very good showing at the AO (the latter a bit oversold by brittish media).

ASP0315
02-25-2007, 11:21 AM
Congrats Roddick. :yeah: He seem to have learned his lession from Lu's match.
Also Good Week Murray.

Loremaster
02-25-2007, 11:24 AM
That was a good performance from Roddick and a bad performance from Murray so the result is no surprise.

Did anyone else find it funny on the first point of Murray serving for the second set? Roddick hit that scorching backhand winner, his only one of the match I believe. Murray looked so confused, he didn't understand what had just happened. That was a terrible game from Murray as well.

Yeah I noticed it ;)
It was similiar face expression to Hewitt's at UsOpen2006 when andy was hitting those Backhands Down The Line winners Hewitt looked like "What the fuck is going on "

Fumus
02-25-2007, 01:26 PM
That's funny I thought Murray was clearly the better player now, and that Murray had Roddick all figured out. :)

Golfnduck
02-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Good win Andy :yeah: This was the final I was hoping for. I think Haas and Andy match up well together, and they have always had good matches in the past.

Corey Feldman
02-25-2007, 01:57 PM
You win some you lose some :shrug:

smsthss
02-25-2007, 02:44 PM
Can anyone please post the video of this match....?

YEMI
02-25-2007, 02:44 PM
Good for Roddick ....

Raquel
02-25-2007, 02:51 PM
Roddick wasn't about to let this punk beat him two times in a row.Murray's beaten Roddick two times in a row before. Roddick definitely deserved to win last night. Murray needs to keep working on that serve. Very low percentages and too many double faults. He's had a consistent start to the year though :)

R.Federer
02-25-2007, 03:30 PM
Nothing against Mandy, but I am always pleased to see Gilbert minus smirk.
Good win for Randy. He really needed to get this win

Adler
02-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Butorac/Murray won the doubles. Well, at least Murray family grabbed a title here :)

Corey Feldman
02-25-2007, 11:57 PM
Jep, Muzza brother will be no1 doubles player before Andy is in singles
:p