Montreal R3: Roddick def. Verdasco 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6(5) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Montreal R3: Roddick def. Verdasco 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6(5)

DrJules
08-13-2009, 08:50 PM
Verdasco had the best of the first set securing the only break points, but a poor tie break gave the first set to Roddick. The first break of the match gave Verdasco the second set. The rest is history.

whattheheck
08-13-2009, 08:50 PM
Go Andy!

rubbERR
08-13-2009, 08:51 PM
Roddick is extreme pusher, gosh he is so poor :lol:

River
08-13-2009, 08:51 PM
Good match. Almost bad luck by Andy, but he pulls through.

Odd middle, but hey... no complaints here.

Careful with Novak, Andy.

TMJordan
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Verdasco you are the biggest clown alive. Just fuck off Roddick.

MattJon
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Yeah, anyway...

Match of the tournament so far.

Byrd
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Only a mug can hit 38 forehand winners and still lose the match.

Duck is still a pushing twat.

miura
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Exciting last games. I'm glad Andy pulled it off :bigclap:

JMG
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Roddick = Zverev + serve - volleys

~*BGT*~
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
I couldn't even watch parts of this. :o

whattheheck
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Poor Verdasco

MIMIC
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Roddick's pushing was just oh so lame. The only time he went for a winner was when he was already out of position and it was the only shot he could hit.

LAME.

habibko
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
match of the tournament so far, high quality and high intensity throughout the match, more points won rather than lost (a high contrast the the previous CC match :o), great win for Andy :yeah:

should win against Djokovic :bounce:

rubbERR
08-13-2009, 08:53 PM
He was outplaying Roddick easily but he did find way to lose this match :lol: Verdasco made this match look good, Roddick didnt

Serenidad
08-13-2009, 08:53 PM
Expected match between these two jesters. Verdasco still proving he is the bigger one.

Roddick is extinct now that his serve is on WTA level of Errani. Joke players.

rhinooooo
08-13-2009, 08:53 PM
Only a mug can hit 38 forehand winners and still lose the match.

Mug era. This match and the Youzhny/Novak match an example of how cowardly most of the tour is against the big players.

GHETTOTENNIS
08-13-2009, 08:53 PM
Ughh, Verdasco should have won this.

straitup
08-13-2009, 08:54 PM
That was a wacky and ridiculous ending...Verdasco gets broken with some terrible forehands, then saves MPs with amazing forehands, then of course loses the tiebreaker...pathetic match :lol:

River
08-13-2009, 08:54 PM
I was about to say >< If Roddick lost, he'd be known as Broken String Andy... the story of his life with luck and stuff.

But good luck comes to those who wait.

Careful with Novak, A-Rod!

Smoke944
08-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Roddick should consider switching rackets one game before a ball change now, breaking a string on match point was almost disastrous. He wins TBs though, what can you say.

alter ego
08-13-2009, 08:55 PM
Roddick just kept pushing and pushing and more pushing on the last point, I could have sworn that Verdasco would do what he eventually did, a very cheap UF.:smash:

rocketassist
08-13-2009, 08:55 PM
This court is slow as hell and isn't made for big serves, hence why he struggled so much on serve.

Djokovic will beat him.

Voo de Mar
08-13-2009, 08:55 PM
Great match but I'm disappointed Nando lost it despite so many great winners at the end :o

Corey Feldman
08-13-2009, 08:56 PM
Nando totally dominated him :lol:

shawshank
08-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Great comeback from Nando from 5/6 15/40* with 5 winners in a row. Shame that he lost :(

River
08-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Andy's gonna take this title. If his luck is that good, he can fall off a cliff and walk away unscathed.

rubbERR
08-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Andy's gonna take this title. If his luck is that good, he can fall off a cliff and walk away unscathed.

Please stop this total BS :haha:

Andi-M
08-13-2009, 08:59 PM
His serve is alot less effective on a HC he dosent get that many cheap points off it.
He played well and fought hard but was very defensive was camped 10 ft behind baseline most of match, if Nando had made about 2 less UEs he'd be the winner.

guga2120
08-13-2009, 08:59 PM
Good match, too bad Verdasco, did not pull it out.

DrJules
08-13-2009, 08:59 PM
Great comeback from Nando from 5/6 15/40* with 5 winners in a row. Shame that he lost :(

The second match point was when a Roddick string broke.

Voo de Mar
08-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Please stop this total BS :haha:

:D Why? At least you can laugh... Actually I consider this forum as a funny place I laugh here almost every day.

COA
08-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Worst moment for string broke, anyway, almost choke of the year.

Come on Andy, play better with Novak, please.

River
08-13-2009, 09:01 PM
Please stop this total BS :haha:


I wonder how many wins Andy will get before you smash your head onto your monitor >>;

Jimnik
08-13-2009, 09:01 PM
Never in doubt.

Another turkey to add to Andy's growing collection.

FerrersLinda
08-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Some amazing shots from Verdasco. If only he could pull it together under pressure.:awww:

pica_pica
08-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Sounds epic to me. :worship: for both players

Novak...you need to play much better against Roddick :hug:

River
08-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Gotta give it up to Fernando, man. His forehand was smokin at the end. But his mental concentration broke.

He had it, no doubt. Andy tossed his raquet even to say "I can't hit that shit"

Sunset of Age
08-13-2009, 09:07 PM
Very entertaining match! :yeah:
Too bad, Verdasco... seemed like the (slightly) better player to me for quite a big deal of the match. Lost the 1st set TB in a particularly :retard: manner.

And that final TB... :lol:. Somehow I was rooting for the Duck to take this match after he suffered a strings break on MP in the 3rd set, completely lost his momentum thereafter, but he managed to pull it out because Nando decided it was his time to brainfart there.

Congrats, Duck! :hatoff:
:hug: Verdasco.

dijus
08-13-2009, 09:07 PM
not a high-quality match at all
Roddick played really bad and Verdasco, well, he played some nice winners, but actually he is able to do better on court

twisturhead
08-13-2009, 09:07 PM
typical verdasco, plays better when he's down, chokes when he's up

twisturhead
08-13-2009, 09:08 PM
got to give props to roddick, the guy wins matches

fast_clay
08-13-2009, 09:09 PM
missed opportunity at another qf in the year of verdasco...

dunno why people are p!issed at roddick for impersonating The Ultimate Pusher... ultimate pushing is the depths of the game that roddick has had to trawl to keep himself relevant on today mug era push or die sh!te fest... roddick is actually multi dimensional now... hell, he smacked his own serve then pushed both heiwtt and murray out of theirs at wimbledon...

push on roddick you tank...

Burrow
08-13-2009, 09:10 PM
Verdasco will look back in his Australian Open semi-final achievement as the best in his career.

sheva07
08-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Amazing forehands from Nando at the end of the match.:worship:

Nole is next, Andy!

fast_clay
08-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Verdasco will look back in his Australian Open semi-final achievement as the best in his career.

there is a decent chance... probably get handy odds on it too...

As simon reed once should've stated: ladies and gentlemen... this is The Past...

River
08-13-2009, 09:14 PM
I don't thik Verdasco is at all that disappointed. His confidence can still fly with his performance. Shimmers of rocket forehand is a sure win.

Black Adam
08-13-2009, 09:14 PM
The typical Verdasco-Roddick match up. Roddick will push until Verdasco implodes and goes for too much. 11 times they have played, same strategy from both and only 2 times has Verdasco managed to keep his act together and win. Everytime he winds up going for too much in key moments and is smoked. Tragic. Tragic. Both of them should try something new next time :rolleyes:

Serenidad
08-13-2009, 09:21 PM
The typical Verdasco-Roddick match up. Roddick will push until Verdasco implodes and goes for too much. 11 times they have played, same strategy from both and only 2 times has Verdasco managed to keep his act together and win. Everytime he winds up going for too much in key moments and is smoked. Tragic. Tragic. Both of them should try something new next time :rolleyes:

And even one of those times Roddick had MP. Pathetic to lose so many times to that clown joke. Then again this is Tobasco the mug too.

Grinder
08-13-2009, 09:37 PM
I left my house with Roddick serving for the match and I check on my phone now to see it was 7-6 in the third. :lol:

didn't roddick have 40-15 on his serve? What happened?

River
08-13-2009, 09:41 PM
One bad point for the first MP, then terrible luck when he strings broke for the second MP. He couldn't recollect himself fast enough to hold serve. ><

Voo de Mar
08-13-2009, 09:44 PM
If I remember well, Nando saved first MP with impressive winner, 2nd MP - Roddick's slice with broken string landed in the corridor.

Orbis
08-13-2009, 09:44 PM
I just can't comprehend how you can hit only 1 groundstroke winner and win a set. Still a fairly good match, a lot of winners here and there (95% by Verdasco, however).

habibko
08-13-2009, 09:52 PM
great exchange at the net between them btw, lots of respect, didn't expect such a warm hug really!

Matt01
08-13-2009, 10:22 PM
Nando :banghead:

betowiec
08-13-2009, 11:00 PM
so close nando

out_here_grindin
08-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Expected match between these two jesters. Verdasco still proving he is the bigger one.

Roddick is extinct now that his serve is on WTA level of Errani. Joke players.

:o

Ichiban1920
08-13-2009, 11:13 PM
What an absolute mug this Verdasco is, losing to an Rodmug with his 1 baseline winner.

Ozone
08-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Andy tried to choke for Verdasco but he's too god in breakers unfortunately.

Corey Feldman
08-13-2009, 11:15 PM
What an absolute mug this Verdasco is, losing to an Rodmug with his 1 baseline winner.:lol:

Ozone
08-13-2009, 11:16 PM
great exchange at the net between them btw, lots of respect, didn't expect such a warm hug really!
Roddick suddenly stops being an asshole when the match is over

Corey Feldman
08-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Roddick suddenly stops being an asshole when the match is overi want you to be the next president of America

fast_clay
08-13-2009, 11:28 PM
great exchange at the net between them btw, lots of respect, didn't expect such a warm hug really!

such warmth so lucky djok wasnt out there or there might have been a french kiss and a fondle...

scoobs
08-13-2009, 11:50 PM
caught the end of this when Murray got done, and it was good fun at the end of the final set.

Well done to Roddick for pulling that one out of the fire right at the end.

Henry Chinaski
08-13-2009, 11:58 PM
what exactly was roddick piping up about at 30 all in the first game of the 3rd set?

started waving his arms in the air like a special needs child running towards Mo asking, complaining about something to with some call or other. Mo said "he was just asking me" and Rod piped down. probably would've argued for another 20 minutes if another ump had been in the chair.

Anyway, looked a decent match from what I saw with Roddick's superior mental strength prevailing in the end.

I left when he broke to go *6-5 up in the third.

FlameOn
08-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Nando. :( Oh well at least it was a close match. I'm happy he seems to be playing well again. :)

Keep going Andy. :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
08-14-2009, 12:36 AM
Great stuff.

Verdasco "WTA serve" Tobasco shouldn't be winning matches like this.

ballbasher101
08-14-2009, 02:44 AM
Nando is back in business, by that I mean the business of losing matches. Roddick is his usual self, all serve and all pushing.

whattheheck
08-14-2009, 02:52 AM
Unfortunate for Verdasco there

Roddickominator
08-14-2009, 02:53 AM
I didn't see the 3rd set....but judging by the comments here, it must have been pretty brutal. First 2 sets were pretty high quality.

Verdasco was serving great, especially on break points....and that forehand was on fire. Nando was dictating the rallies....and really reminding me of Agassi with the way he was pushing Roddick around the court. I don't think Andy was "pushing" so much as he was just getting pushed around....and we know Andy isn't particularly good at hitting winners from defensive positions.

Roddick was pushing less than usual from what I saw....3rd set must have been a different story. He actually had some forehand winners, and was crushing backhands cross-court AND down the line(I use the term "crushing" loosely here, but for Roddick backhands, he was crushing them).

Vida
08-14-2009, 02:57 AM
very good match to watch. it even had the customary choke-the-size-of-canada that 'nando swallowed at the end.

Havok
08-14-2009, 03:28 AM
Match of the tournament so far. Was very entertaining and I'm glad I was able to watch this live. Any needs to stay closer to the baseline though, it allowed Verdasco to do whatever he wanted with both his forehand and backhand.

FeVer has silky smooth groundies though, out of all the players I've seen over the years, he is one of the few who have really impressed the hell out of me and made me an even bigger fan!:worship:

Djokovic was a fucking joke today, if Roddick serves up to his capabilities, he should pocket this win in straights.:o

iSzavay.
08-14-2009, 03:31 AM
:woohoo: Andy :worship: nice job!!! Getting broken at 6-5 in the third was pretty :tape: but still good fighting and great job :yeah:.

Havok
08-14-2009, 03:32 AM
what exactly was roddick piping up about at 30 all in the first game of the 3rd set?

started waving his arms in the air like a special needs child running towards Mo asking, complaining about something to with some call or other. Mo said "he was just asking me" and Rod piped down. probably would've argued for another 20 minutes if another ump had been in the chair.

Anyway, looked a decent match from what I saw with Roddick's superior mental strength prevailing in the end.

I left when he broke to go *6-5 up in the third.
All he did was ask if that ball was called out. Calm down.

straitup
08-14-2009, 03:34 AM
All he did was ask if that ball was called out. Calm down.

:lol:

MrChopin
08-14-2009, 03:56 AM
what exactly was roddick piping up about at 30 all in the first game of the 3rd set?

started waving his arms in the air like a special needs child running towards Mo asking, complaining about something to with some call or other. Mo said "he was just asking me" and Rod piped down. probably would've argued for another 20 minutes if another ump had been in the chair.

He was about to launch into another challenge tirade, call Mo a "d*ckwad," and try to assert that Tabasco had challenged mid-point and thus the point should be re-played. Mo was having none of it and Rod wisely backed off.

Still, glad Rod won. It makes for a testy QF with Nole. In addition to that, a smaller number of Spanish players in Nadal's half means a better outcome for tennis.

Henry Chinaski
08-14-2009, 04:15 AM
Thanks. Suspected that might have been it alright. Good old Mo and his disarming charm.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-14-2009, 05:33 AM
Stefanki is a living legend :D

HattonWBA
08-14-2009, 08:06 AM
Roddick would have been gutted had he lost that match

xohxmyx
08-14-2009, 08:23 AM
i just finsihed watching this match....(stupid time differences:rolleyes:)
i really thought tabs would pull out a win here i mean sure he played craptastic in the first tie break but after that in the second set i thought he was on fire!! he really just seemed to pull out the great shot/serve when he needed it and i practically started screaming and doing happy dances in my lounge room when roddick manged to piss away those match points he had, but then again tabs lost it in a tie-break...such a shame really his a better player then roddick in my mind:shrug:

Allez-Ollie
08-14-2009, 09:30 AM
such warmth so lucky djok wasnt out there or there might have been a french kiss and a fondle...

Yeah. Nice intimate moment at the net. Warm embrace and a warm kiss on the neck from Nando. Andy's wife must have looked on in pure jealousy! ;) Heaven's knows what these guys get up to in the showers.:smooch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyKv7wAHmNo

Ivanatis
08-14-2009, 03:08 PM
really pressure prone Roddick yesterday

he'll have to do better in order to beat Nole, but I think he will

kaylee
08-14-2009, 03:13 PM
pfft that should have been done in 2 sets.

Beat
08-14-2009, 03:56 PM
Verdasco you are the biggest clown alive. Just fuck off Roddick.

feeling better now? :rolleyes: