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Roddick def Gasquet 7-6, 6-3

General Suburbia
03-14-2007, 05:30 AM
Let's be honest. There was really no doubt on this one.

TMJordan
03-14-2007, 05:31 AM
Nicely done Andy, time to send Ljubo home and then meet up with Nadal in the semis :D

Peacemaster
03-14-2007, 05:31 AM
An entertaining match. Battle of two shots, really. Gasquet's bh was smoking, but he couldn't cope with Andy's serve.

kobulingam
03-14-2007, 05:32 AM
If Roddick keeps up this form he'll have IW in the bag.

Flibbertigibbet
03-14-2007, 05:32 AM
Never in doubt. Decent quality match, but that first set tiebreak was everything.

Voo de Mar
03-14-2007, 05:32 AM
Gasquet isn't good at night session. He lost NS in the last US Open, Aus Open and here again. :help: Speedy A-Rod is in form :)

Hola Mr. SK
03-14-2007, 05:33 AM
not even faced a bp...well done, Ducky :D

Kitty de Sade
03-14-2007, 05:34 AM
I am disappointed, but not at all surprised. All about the serve tonight- Andy never faced a BP.

Gasquet played a great first set, then had a few sketchy points in the tiebreak and never seemed to get it together after that. He's got all the shots- I just wish he'd fight a little bit more.

TMJordan
03-14-2007, 05:35 AM
Gasquet isn't good at night session. He lost NS in the last US Open, Aus Open and here again. :help: Speedy A-Rod is in form :)

No, its not that, hes just not good against any of the top players, definatly somthing mental as he has the talent to beat anybody on the tour.

Havok
03-14-2007, 05:35 AM
Nicely done. Fun match actually, really high quality. Both were going toe to toe, but Gasquet's forehand in the TB was disgusting, poor dude :(. After that his game dipped slightly and Roddick picked it up big time. Looks like the favorite to win the whole thing. Please don't fuck up vs Ljubishit on Thursday :o.

Macbrother
03-14-2007, 05:36 AM
When Roddick plays like he did tonight, there's not a lot of people that can stay on the court with him. Overall Gasquet played well, but had a loose service game and a loose tiebreak; since he couldn't touch Roddick's serve, that was the difference.

Vialator
03-14-2007, 05:38 AM
That was a very fast match, just 73 minutes !
Congrats to Andy, he didn't give any hope to Richard...

Bad Religion
03-14-2007, 05:48 AM
Gasquet is overrated

Veronique
03-14-2007, 05:51 AM
Well done, Andy! You must now defeat Evil Ljubo.:devil:

sawan66278
03-14-2007, 06:15 AM
Gasquet needs to join Roddick's buddy, Blake, and follow the yellow brick road...to ask the wizard for brains, heart, AND courage....nuff said.:rolleyes:

OddJob
03-14-2007, 06:35 AM
Grats to Andy :)

Richie :sad:

my0118
03-14-2007, 06:49 AM
Gasquet is overrated

Most of them on MTF expected of Duck's win, even gasquet's fans did. :shrug:

CyBorg
03-14-2007, 07:02 AM
Nadal-Roddick would be a dream final. Keep going, boys.

Allez
03-14-2007, 07:05 AM
Richie :sad: :sad::sad:

Anyway congrats to Roddick. He's playing really well these days.

arodfanpe666o
03-14-2007, 07:05 AM
Actually they will play ina semi-finals if they win their next matches ;)

Voo de Mar
03-14-2007, 07:22 AM
Nadal-Roddick would be a dream final. Keep going, boys.

They are in the bottom half of the draw... so they will meet probably in the semifinal.

General Suburbia
03-14-2007, 07:41 AM
Nadal-Roddick would be a dream final. Keep going, boys.
We probably jynxed it already. Everyone knows we can never get a Roddick-Nadal matchup.

almouchie
03-14-2007, 07:47 AM
i wonder if before when
Richard Gasquet will get his act together
he is 20 now rite
he needs to start beating the top players more frequently & make better use of his talent
he couldnt cope with roddick serve, when the likes of federer, hewitt, blake, ljubicic can, why is it
good win for Andy thou, with federer out, he must think he has a good chance

RonE
03-14-2007, 09:12 AM
Grats Andy :yeah:

Normally I am pretty much on the fence when A-Rod plays Ljubo and I enjoy the mayhem on MTF created between the two respective fanbases :devil:

However this time I will be 100% rooting for Andy because like many I think a Nadal-Roddick match is highly overdue. Just keeping my fingers crossed that it will actually materialize.

Langers
03-14-2007, 10:57 AM
:lol: Gasquet, didn't expect anything less. All hype, so flashy, and nothing to show for it.

richie21
03-14-2007, 11:25 AM
I am disappointed, but not at all surprised. All about the serve tonight- Andy never faced a BP.

Gasquet played a great first set, then had a few sketchy points in the tiebreak and never seemed to get it together after that. He's got all the shots- I just wish he'd fight a little bit more.

no,he hasn t got a serve ,sadly.....:sad:

yomike
03-14-2007, 12:08 PM
That serving freak wins again, still style beats robotic game hands down.

AnnaK_4ever
03-14-2007, 12:16 PM
Never in doubt.
Now Gasquet is 2-18 vs top-tenners :lol:

delsa
03-14-2007, 12:26 PM
All hype, so flashy, and nothing to show for it.

This is enough for many people. :p And the hype you're talking about is the very rare people believing he can win a slam or the press' sensationalism, right? ;)

Anyway, 34 winners to 30 for Roddick.

richie21
03-14-2007, 12:36 PM
This is enough for many people. :p And the hype you're talking about is the very rare people believing he can win a slam or the press' sensationalism, right? ;)

Anyway, 34 winners to 30 for Roddick.

with 15 of them being aces.....:o

thrust
03-14-2007, 01:10 PM
Like it or not the serve is a part of the game, If a player has a great one all credit to him for developing it. What Roddick now needs is a better backhand, and better net approach shots.

richie21
03-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Gasquet 34 winners, 16 ue's
Roddick 30 winners, 12 ue's (15 aces)

wow it seems it was a high quality match :eek:

Action Jackson
03-14-2007, 01:15 PM
Wow this result as surprising as the sun rising in the east.

Puschkin
03-14-2007, 01:19 PM
wow it seems it was a high quality match :eek:

It was, totally balanced untill the breaker, during which Richard made costly FH errors, his concentration dropped a bit after that and Roddick managed an early break in the second. Richard reestablished himself, but the single break was enough and Roddick brought it home. Well played by both, and if anybody wants to turn this into a demolition or a "roasting", it simply wasn't.

Loremaster
03-14-2007, 01:36 PM
yeah I watched it from tape and Gasquet pulled out some awesome BH winners he just went to sleep in tiebreak wich costed him the match,
Andy serving like crazy 18 aces against Rochus, 15 against Gasquet :eek: both won in straight sets

GlennMirnyi
03-14-2007, 01:37 PM
Gasquet ain't so bad, but his mental fortitude is in the same class as Blake and Soderling.

yomike
03-14-2007, 01:38 PM
wow it seems it was a high quality match :eek:

It was high quality on Richard's part, on Roddick it was more of him earning
cheap points on his serve. I mean if you look at the stats without knowing the score you would think Richard won. Overall Richard is still the better tennis player, I just hope next time the result will be different.

Loremaster
03-14-2007, 01:41 PM
It was high quality on Richard's part, on Roddick it was more of him earning
cheap points on his serve. I mean if you look at the stats without knowing the score you would think Richard won. Overall Richard is still the better tennis player, I just hope next time the result will be different.

what a BS !! I am huge Richie fan but right now his is not better player in every apspect
- in mental
- in results
- in ranking

Richie has all the tools to me better player but right now he isn't

richie21
03-14-2007, 01:43 PM
It was high quality on Richard's part, on Roddick it was more of him earning
cheap points on his serve. I mean if you look at the stats without knowing the score you would think Richard won. Overall Richard is still the better tennis player, I just hope next time the result will be different.

Richard absolutely needs to improve his serve or else he won t achieve anything.

Dougie
03-14-2007, 01:46 PM
what a BS !! I am huge Richie fan but right now his is not better player in every apspect
- in mental
- in results
- in ranking

Richie has all the tools to me better player but right now he isn't

Roddick is definitely the better of the two. Results speak for themselves. Gasquet definitely has all the tools to become a great player, and I hope he will, because his game is beautiful to watch. But he is still too inconsistent.

my0118
03-14-2007, 01:47 PM
what a BS !! I am huge Richie fan but right now his is not better player in every apspect
- in mental
- in results
- in ranking

Richie has all the tools to me better player but right now he isn't

well how about rallies?
ooh.. but there are a bunch of better players than Roddick out there in rallies.. :rolleyes:

Loremaster
03-14-2007, 01:47 PM
Roddick is definitely the better of the two. Results speak for themselves. Gasquet definitely has all the tools to become a great player, and I hope he will, because his game is beautiful to watch. But he is still too inconsistent.

exactly :worship:

Puschkin
03-14-2007, 01:48 PM
Richard absolutely needs to improve his serve or else he won t achieve anything.

:rolleyes: Blame him for the right things. His serve was ok yesterday, he missed on the FH in crucial moments and a better (2nd serv) return also would have helped.

GlennMirnyi
03-14-2007, 01:48 PM
Gasquet problem is his head, not his strokes.

Loremaster
03-14-2007, 01:49 PM
well how about rallies?
ooh.. but there are a bunch of better players than Roddick out there in rallies.. :rolleyes:

from where rallies decides who is better player ?? :eek: maybe you want to introduce new scoring system Mr.Disney would be happy to hear that from you he likes new ideas

Roddick has better results much much better = he is better tennis player , Richie I hope will become better player than Andy but right now he isn't

richie21
03-14-2007, 01:50 PM
Roddick is definitely the better of the two. Results speak for themselves. Gasquet definitely has all the tools to become a great player, and I hope he will, because his game is beautiful to watch. But he is still too inconsistent.


his results are very consistent actually as he now very rarely loses against players who are behind him in the rankings but a bit like Djokovic,he just can t win against a top 10 player at the moment.

yomike
03-14-2007, 01:52 PM
what a BS !! I am huge Richie fan but right now his is not better player in every apspect
- in mental
- in results
- in ranking

Richie has all the tools to me better player but right now he isn't

Andy Roddick is plastered right at the top. Your a Gasquet fan but your an even greater Roddick fan. Roddick deserves all his results but I am not fond of the manner he wins his matches.

AnnaK_4ever
03-14-2007, 01:52 PM
It was high quality on Richard's part, on Roddick it was more of him earning
cheap points on his serve. I mean if you look at the stats without knowing the score you would think Richard won. Overall Richard is still the better tennis player, I just hope next time the result will be different.

What a load of bullshit... :o
One more proof that Gasquet is the most overrated 'youngster' on MTF. Sucks big time against any decent opponent but nevertheless 'more talented, more complete, more interesting blah-blah-blah' player than everyone who beats him. Yeah, sure... :rolleyes:

Loremaster
03-14-2007, 01:55 PM
Andy Roddick is plastered right at the top. Your a Gasquet fan but your an even greater Roddick fan. Roddick deserves all his results but I am not fond of the manner he wins his matches.

it doesn't mean anything who is my bigger favourite, right now Andy is better player that's all , do argue with facts look at results and ranking

yomike
03-14-2007, 01:59 PM
What a load of bullshit... :o
One more proof that Gasquet is the most overrated 'youngster' on MTF. Sucks big time against any decent opponent but nevertheless 'more talented, more complete, more interesting blah-blah-blah' player than everyone who beats him. Yeah, sure... :rolleyes:

I've never hype Gasquet as the next anything, you can search all my post if you want. I just think he's a better player than what his results say. I can also say that for Nalbandian who is clearly miles away a more talented and more complete player than Roddick.

AnnaK_4ever
03-14-2007, 02:04 PM
I've never hype Gasquet as the next anything, you can search all my post if you want. I just think he's a better player than what his results say. I can also say that for Nalbandian who is clearly miles away a more talented and more complete player than Roddick.

You're always as good as your results say. That's plain and simple.

richie21
03-14-2007, 02:04 PM
Someone's got the highlights of this match???

Dougie
03-14-2007, 02:05 PM
his results are very consistent actually as he now very rarely loses against players who are behind him in the rankings but a bit like Djokovic,he just can t win against a top 10 player at the moment.

Good point. ;)

my0118
03-14-2007, 02:06 PM
from where rallies decides who is better player ?? :eek: maybe you want to introduce new scoring system Mr.Disney would be happy to hear that from you he likes new ideas

Roddick has better results much much better = he is better tennis player , Richie I hope will become better player than Andy but right now he isn't

well I'm just trying to find what is his better thing than Roddick's hopefully. you don't need to say you're like the master of sacarsm which you're not.

my0118
03-14-2007, 02:08 PM
Andy Roddick is plastered right at the top. Your a Gasquet fan but your an even greater Roddick fan. Roddick deserves all his results but I am not fond of the manner he wins his matches.

agreed :yeah:

Dougie
03-14-2007, 02:14 PM
I've never hype Gasquet as the next anything, you can search all my post if you want. I just think he's a better player than what his results say. I can also say that for Nalbandian who is clearly miles away a more talented and more complete player than Roddick.

Nobody is a better player than their results. Potential is a different matter.
As for Nalbandian, you can´t even compare him with Roddick at the moment. I have infinitely more respect for players who work hard for their results (andy), than for players who waste their "talent" by not giving a rat´s ass (fat dave).

tangerine_dream
03-14-2007, 02:45 PM
We probably jynxed it already. Everyone knows we can never get a Roddick-Nadal matchup.
:bigcry:

Golfnduck
03-14-2007, 03:06 PM
Andy :woohoo: :bigclap:

sondraj06
03-14-2007, 03:16 PM
Nobody is a better player than their results. Potential is a different matter.


Thank you, I'm so sick of everyone (ahum Glenn) complaining about where a player deserves to be. If a player doesn't deserve to be where they are at that moment in time then it is up to the players around him to make sure he doesn't stay there. So if those players around him can't cut the cheese don't blame some one for keeping their ranking. I mean what do people expect for players to do just give up their ranking.

It's like the court system I'm here until you prove me otherwise, if the other players can't do that then that is there fault and exactly the reason they are ranked lower than that player that supposedly doesn't deserve their spot.

And if a player has the potential I.E all the weapons to move up in rankings or take rank for some one else and doesn't do it than there is obviously something else not happen for him. Be it that he doesn't know how to execute his game or whatever, maybe the stars have yet to line up for them. In the end it's nobody's game but their own. No one is going to hand you a match tourney or ranking, you have to take it.

Merton
03-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Mental toughness made all the difference in this match, Richard played a :retard: tiebreak and, next thing you know, he is a break down in the 2nd set. All credit to Andy, he was focused, served well and was ready to take his opportunities when they presented themselves.

GlennMirnyi
03-14-2007, 04:28 PM
Thank you, I'm so sick of everyone (ahum Glenn) complaining about where a player deserves to be. If a player doesn't deserve to be where they are at that moment in time then it is up to the players around him to make sure he doesn't stay there. So if those players around him can't cut the cheese don't blame some one for keeping their ranking. I mean what do people expect for players to do just give up their ranking.

It's like the court system I'm here until you prove me otherwise, if the other players can't do that then that is there fault and exactly the reason they are ranked lower than that player that supposedly doesn't deserve their spot.

And if a player has the potential I.E all the weapons to move up in rankings or take rank for some one else and doesn't do it than there is obviously something else not happen for him. Be it that he doesn't know how to execute his game or whatever, maybe the stars have yet to line up for them. In the end it's nobody's game but their own. No one is going to hand you a match tourney or ranking, you have to take it.

And everybody is sick of you because of some 1000 reasons. ;)

my0118
03-14-2007, 04:50 PM
Thank you, I'm so sick of everyone (ahum Glenn) complaining about where a player deserves to be. If a player doesn't deserve to be where they are at that moment in time then it is up to the players around him to make sure he doesn't stay there. So if those players around him can't cut the cheese don't blame some one for keeping their ranking. I mean what do people expect for players to do just give up their ranking.

It's like the court system I'm here until you prove me otherwise, if the other players can't do that then that is there fault and exactly the reason they are ranked lower than that player that supposedly doesn't deserve their spot.

And if a player has the potential I.E all the weapons to move up in rankings or take rank for some one else and doesn't do it than there is obviously something else not happen for him. Be it that he doesn't know how to execute his game or whatever, maybe the stars have yet to line up for them. In the end it's nobody's game but their own. No one is going to hand you a match tourney or ranking, you have to take it.

Well, agreed.
And certainly how playing well and better than opponents gives players the high percentage of winning the match, but not always does that. So managing to win the match even though some player is not playing good or worse than his opponent, it deserves to him more than anything. So although a losing player actually played better than a winning player, a win is a win and a loss is a loss. The world is not that soft and kind enough to consider all their paths.

Playagirl
03-14-2007, 05:03 PM
Andy . my 100 Post :p

ChinoRios4Ever
03-14-2007, 05:07 PM
expected win by the duck

Jim Courier
03-14-2007, 07:29 PM
Gasquet has a great potential but it's time he started to get wins against top10 players. Maybe that's wishful thinking but something tells me he's going to get some during clay season.

blosson
03-14-2007, 11:14 PM
with 15 of them being aces.....:o

Well, aces are countented as points just like BH and FH winners so nothing wrong here. Serving well is a talent too.

General Suburbia
03-15-2007, 02:21 AM
Well, aces are countented as points just like BH and FH winners so nothing wrong here. Serving well is a talent too.
And Richie just happens to be lacking in that department. yipee.

delsa
03-15-2007, 07:50 AM
And Richie just happens to be lacking in that department. yipee.

He used to serve well and get many points off his serve (on grass for exemple) , but he's not currently.

Anyway, i completely agree in saying Andy was the better player.

Loremaster
03-15-2007, 10:45 AM
Yeah Richie must work on his serve , back in 2006 summer HC swing he was serving all the time above or near 200km/h now he lacks it, anyway he is like Djokovic could bring his best against Top players :( which is sad I think that one big win could change it dramtically