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AO R2: Roddick slices Kunitsyn to death 7-6 6-2 6-3

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Embarrassing stuff.

GHETTOTENNIS
01-19-2011, 02:40 AM
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE

Push it to the limit!!

Johnny Groove
01-19-2011, 02:41 AM
Push push push push push.

Then a big serve. Then more pushing. Doubt he makes it to QF, but if he does, Federer will eat him alive.

Nothing ever changes.

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Can't wait for a decent player to take out this all-serve pusher. Seriously, if Kunitsyn could play attacking tennis at all he would have won easily.

solowyn
01-19-2011, 02:44 AM
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE
BACKHAND SLICE

Push it to the limit!!
Not even an exaggeration :help:

SelvenluvJo
01-19-2011, 02:44 AM
Roddick just forgot how to use his 2 hands backhand :spit:

Calidreth
01-19-2011, 02:46 AM
Grats to Roddick, solid performance. Kunitsyn would be good if he didn't choke on big points.

stzenit
01-19-2011, 02:46 AM
Can't wait for a decent player to take out this all-serve pusher. Seriously, if Kunitsyn could play attacking tennis at all he would have won easily.
100% agree.
Kunitsyn really should have won that tiebreak two set points especially the rally on his serve was his for the taking :mad:

Winners (Including Service)
Roddick 31 Kunitsyn 31
Winners (Not including Service)
Roddick 14 Kunitsyn 27

Roddickominator
01-19-2011, 02:48 AM
Pretty standard Roddick fare. He won't beat anyone good playing that way, but luckily for him he can cruise through a few rounds with that game. You'd figure that he would work on playing more aggressively because it's obvious that he won't beat anyone good with his pushing game, but early in a tournament this probably helps him conserve energy.

nobama
01-19-2011, 02:52 AM
Push push push push push.

Then a big serve. Then more pushing. Doubt he makes it to QF, but if he does, Federer will eat him alive.

Nothing ever changes.Is that the tactic he works out with Larry Stefanki? Makes zero sense to me.

Jomp1
01-19-2011, 02:54 AM
Haase can beat Roddick for sure. I'm so tired of watching Roddick play slices five meters behind the baseline against a player who's barely top100 in the world. I don't mind though, this way he won't beat anyone significant.

Pirata.
01-19-2011, 03:02 AM
Roddick :help:

MilosSs
01-19-2011, 03:02 AM
One of the most disgusting matches ever

Simon is ashamed right now because Roddick is the ultimate definition of pushing

any other solid base-liner would kick his ass tonight

paseo
01-19-2011, 03:08 AM
This Roddick is good.

Corey Feldman
01-19-2011, 03:26 AM
might be the worst 2 opponents i've ever seen play Roddick these last 2 rounds, just embaressing stuff at the ATP thesedays

finishingmove
01-19-2011, 03:32 AM
best backhand of today

Bad Religion
01-19-2011, 03:32 AM
Watching Roddick I can understand why the yankees don´t like tennis . His matches are pretty tedious and boring
And to think ESPN shows Roddick matches round after round :zzz: :yawn: . Poor tennis fans in US

Arkulari
01-19-2011, 03:39 AM
My brother asked me if Duck has changed his BH to one-hander, because all he did was slice, slice, slice, push, slice and serve :o

Kunitsyn actually played well, hang tough in the first set and gave Duck a match but the result was NID

fast_clay
01-19-2011, 03:43 AM
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick backhand :rocker2:
roddick approach shot :silly:

out_here_grindin
01-19-2011, 03:44 AM
painful to watch. But it was only the 2nd most painful thing I had to watch tonight

Leo
01-19-2011, 03:44 AM
That was pitiful. I think Stefanki is a great coach but clearly he's not getting through to his charge. There's no way he's teaching Roddick to play such a pathetic pusher game. It won't work much longer, and he will be destroyed by Federer if he makes it that far.

WHO WILL BE THE PUSHIER PUSHER IN 2011?:
RODDICK or MONFILS?

That is the question.

Jimnik
01-19-2011, 04:11 AM
Criticize him all you want but he's playing dumb tactics and still demolishing top 100 opponents. This RAndy has talent.

Voo de Mar
01-19-2011, 04:12 AM
Kunitsyn is so useless on big stages :zzz:

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 04:16 AM
Criticize him all you want but he's playing dumb tactics and still demolishing top 100 opponents. This RAndy has talent.What, you want us to treat him like an avarage top 50 player? This boring pusher has actually been world #1 at one point. :scared:

Arkulari
01-19-2011, 04:20 AM
What, you want us to treat him like an avarage top 50 player? This boring pusher has actually been world #1 at one point. :scared:

I don't even like Roddick but you gotta acknowledge he wasn't like this, in 03-05 he had a decent attacking game and used both wings :lol:

coonster14
01-19-2011, 04:24 AM
If Roddick gets to the quarters, Roger will wipe the court with him in straights regardless of how he plays, wonder if Roddick will bring any different gameplan to that match against Roger if it happens (maybe thinking a bit too far ahead though...).

Roddick is so boring to watch these days, push push push, big serve or ace, more pushing. :o

tennisfan856
01-19-2011, 04:26 AM
Listen, it's going to be freaking hilarious when he has to face federer with his tactics. It'll be worth the four rounds of muggery unless haase/monaco man up and dont choke.

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 04:33 AM
I don't even like Roddick but you gotta acknowledge he wasn't like this, in 03-05 he had a decent attacking game and used both wings :lol:I know, and that's exactly my point. Roddick has no excuse to play this terrible type of tennis.

iriraz
01-19-2011, 04:44 AM
To win a grandslam u have to be agressive.Federer is,Nadal is,Djokovic is, Murray can be if he wants to but usually is defensive,Roddick is just playing serve and hope to win the point and pray on return games his opponents miss.Against low ranked players who makes lots of UE`s his game can work but we`ve seen that if someone is agressive and plays pretty solid from baseline he will beat Roddick.

Arkulari
01-19-2011, 04:48 AM
I know, and that's exactly my point. Roddick has no excuse to play this terrible type of tennis.

Completely agree with you, he has a big serve and a decent FH, why pushing? I just cannot deal with that :shrug:

MTwEeZi
01-19-2011, 04:51 AM
Clownfils will take him out :sport:

tests
01-19-2011, 04:54 AM
I can see why tennis is so unpopular in the U.S., your number one player slices and slices and slices and slices to death.

It almost seems like since federer has ass-whooped roddick so many times (feds slice is always deadly), roddick has decided to employ the slice into his weaponry, and instead of using the slice to set himself up, he just abuses it and pushes to the maximum.

How can you call yourself a top 10 tennis player (roddick still in the top 10??), and just push to the maximum. Its not like roddick cant employ an aggression game plan, hes just a pussy.


i hope roddick advances to the QFS to face federer, and then gets absolutely demolished. The look on his face when he loses to federer is always priceless.

tests
01-19-2011, 04:54 AM
Watching Roddick I can understand why the yankees don´t like tennis . His matches are pretty tedious and boring
And to think ESPN shows Roddick matches round after round :zzz: :yawn: . Poor tennis fans in US


what do the yankees have to do with tennis? WTF

Tommy_Vercetti
01-19-2011, 04:56 AM
Roddick remains the same as he has been the last few years. He can come out and play solid tennis for most of the tournament and then just play like absolute crap to lose the SF or final. Or he can play cautious and average and then play great in some later matches. But he's not going to win anything big. Just get deep into the draw. It's a shame that he stopped playing aggressive some years ago.

Mechlan
01-19-2011, 04:57 AM
Push push push push push.

Then a big serve. Then more pushing. Doubt he makes it to QF, but if he does, Federer will eat him alive.

Nothing ever changes.

Pretty much sums it up. Awful stuff, I keep hoping he'll learn but he never does.

River
01-19-2011, 05:06 AM
Did Stefanki teach Roddick this? Wtf?

There better be some sort of genius plan here. I don't know what the hell the Roddick camp is doing, but being stubborn isn't going to win you ANY titles.

tests
01-19-2011, 05:14 AM
Sorry River, roddicks been done for a long time.

He should just retire imo.

FormerRafaFan
01-19-2011, 06:32 AM
Roddick :worship:

Nice to see a win here, and in straights too!:yeah:

Kolya
01-19-2011, 07:29 AM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/19012011/58/australian-open-men-roddick-fires-title-warning.htmlAustralian Open - Men: Roddick fires title warning

Wed, 19 Jan 07:08:00 2011

Andy Roddick insists he is ready to slug it out toe-to-toe with anyone left standing after reaching the third round of the Australian Open.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Auscon
01-19-2011, 07:44 AM
Seem to remember Gonzalez employing alot of slice when he started working with Stefanki, only he would wind up on the shots after maybe a couple - Roddick's just getting stuck in a loop.

Still, a win is a win, Roddick doesn't care how it looks - just want to get through these early rounds. If he tries the same thing against a decent opponent, get the mans cheque ready.

FlameOn
01-19-2011, 07:54 AM
Igor had his chances in the first set tiebreak...

Would've better to put Nando VS Tipsy on Laver than Pusher.

BK 201
01-19-2011, 08:09 AM
http://www.hatersgoingtohate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/haters-gonna-hate-koopa.jpg

iriraz
01-19-2011, 08:28 AM
I wonder what was the reason for the organisers to put Roddick on center court.He never won this tourney,he never got even to the finals,he is 8th seed and he plays boring tennis.Verdasco-Tipsarevic would have been more of a worthy match for center court

Polikarpov
01-19-2011, 09:07 AM
Even Wozniacki doesn't push that much. :spit:

Igede
01-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Roddick got to be the most boring player out there to watch. Put me to sleep :zzz:

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 09:57 AM
Australian Open - Men: Roddick fires title warning

Wed, 19 Jan 07:08:00 2011

Andy Roddick insists he is ready to slug it out toe-to-toe with anyone left standing after reaching the third round of the Australian Open.

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Orka_n/Fedallaugh.gif?t=1295434522

KaiserT
01-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Roddick is a disgusting tennis player, how he has fans is beyond me.

krystlel
01-19-2011, 10:03 AM
haha, yeah it seems like since the beginning of this season, Roddick has been loving his own backhand slice. The embarrassing thing is that it looks like a new plan of his, and not just a lack of confidence. He beat Baghdatis in Brisbane with the slice backhand, basically just forcing errors off Baghdatis then said in the post-match interview how it worked really well. I was indeed bored to death.

FlameOn
01-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Roddick is a disgusting tennis player, how he has fans is beyond me.

IKR? He's like the most uninspiring tennis player ever. Can't wait for Fed to school him in the QF (unless someone mans up and beats him before then).

Bubble99
01-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Roddick got to be the most boring player out there to watch. Put me to sleep :zzz:

I'm a massive Roddick fan, but after watching the first set and a few games i was so bored i went to sleep...I hope he doesn't keep it up

leng jai
01-19-2011, 10:46 AM
Why is MTF so jealous of Roddick's killer slice?

oranges
01-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Duck has read certinify's thread about his slice and decided to go for it

Nidhogg
01-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Why is MTF so jealous of Roddick's killer slice?

That's nothing compared to the the exhuberant envy Hasi and Fed feel whenever they see those lethal skidders in action.

Fumus
01-19-2011, 01:48 PM
Roddick is a disgusting tennis player, how he has fans is beyond me.

Because he's awesome...duh

ossie
01-19-2011, 02:08 PM
I'm a massive Roddick fan, but after watching the first set and a few games i was so bored i went to sleep...I hope he doesn't keep it up
even roddicks fans can't stay awake during his matches, it's that boring :haha:

allpro
01-19-2011, 02:12 PM
Roddick is a disgusting tennis player, how he has fans is beyond me.

he saves his best for exos......is it wrong?

BK 201
01-19-2011, 03:21 PM
IKR? He's like the most uninspiring tennis player ever. Can't wait for Fed to school him in the QF (unless someone mans up and beats him before then).

Federer can't even school Giles Simon. LOL.

Sophocles
01-19-2011, 04:37 PM
With any luck somebody will beat him before the quarters. Fed is one of the few players who makes a totally one-sided match interesting to watch, but against Roddick? I've seen that movie too many times.

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 07:02 PM
Federer can't even school Giles Simon. LOL.Guess what, Simon is a better counter-puncher than Roddick. "LOL."
Roddick is total crap except for his serve. Which Federer has no trouble reading.

luie
01-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Federer can't even school Giles Simon. LOL.
Common be real,,,you know roddick isn't going to challenge fed.
People who trouble fed currently all have something in common ,great movement/strong left side.
Murray/nadull/simon. Roddick has a poor bh & not noted for his movement.

Halba
01-19-2011, 07:53 PM
Common be real,,,you know roddick isn't going to challenge fed.
People who trouble fed currently all have something in common ,great movement/strong left side.
Murray/nadull/simon. Roddick has a poor bh & not noted for his movement.

roddick has no ground game. no weapons. only the serve. i see him making the quarters though.

Jimnik
01-19-2011, 08:30 PM
What, you want us to treat him like an avarage top 50 player? This boring pusher has actually been world #1 at one point. :scared:

I don't even like Roddick but you gotta acknowledge he wasn't like this, in 03-05 he had a decent attacking game and used both wings :lol:
Don't get me wrong, I can't stand his tactical stupidity on court either. He's much better aggressive than defensive, everyone knows it. But the fact he's playing to his own weaknesses and still winning matches easily only underlines how much potential he has.

And frankly I still find his game and charisma more entertaining than any of the top 5, even in pushing mode.

BK 201
01-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Guess what, Simon is a better counter-puncher than Roddick. "LOL."
Roddick is total crap except for his serve. Which Federer has no trouble reading.

Guess what. Roddick is a better player than Simon. LOL.

BK 201
01-19-2011, 08:52 PM
no weapons. only the serve.

Nice contradiction!!!!!

Bubble99
01-19-2011, 09:04 PM
no weapons. only the serve.

His serve is a weapon, DUHHHHH

BK 201
01-19-2011, 09:07 PM
His serve is a weapon, DUHHHHH

For some reason it's a hated thing on this forum to have a good serve. Obviously any person who has stepped out on court knows the serve is the most intimidating shots to get right, and it's the toughest shot to get right. So in theory it's the most skillful shot if you can excecute it the way Roddick does.

jrm
01-19-2011, 09:07 PM
you call that a slice :scratch:

Team_Roddick
01-19-2011, 09:13 PM
this thread is even more boring than roddick's last game. :tennis:

Certinfy
01-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Don't think I've ever seen so much hate for a player winning in straight sets :o

FlameOn
01-19-2011, 09:20 PM
Don't get me wrong, I can't stand his tactical stupidity on court either. He's much better aggressive than defensive, everyone knows it. But the fact he's playing to his own weaknesses and still winning matches easily only underlines how much potential he has.

And frankly I still find his game and charisma more entertaining than any of the top 5, even in pushing mode.

:help:

Jimnik
01-19-2011, 09:22 PM
Don't think I've ever seen so much hate for a player winning in straight sets :o
You kidding me? We're on the 5th page here. Never seen so much interest in a boring straight sets win.


:help:
... and I think his BH is more stylish than any of them. :p

tangerine_dream
01-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Every time somebody hates on Roddick, God kills a kitten.

MTF = kitten killas. :(

smoll
01-19-2011, 09:42 PM
imagine Rodders - Gonzalez match with only backhand allowed.

simplet
01-19-2011, 09:48 PM
... and I think his BH is more stylish than any of them. :p

I can accept everything but this no. Just no. He looks like he's having a nervous spasm everytime he hits that backhand. Especially when he tries to hit passing shots, just ugh.

BK 201
01-19-2011, 10:19 PM
imagine Rodders - Gonzalez match with only backhand allowed.

Or Lopez V Gonzalez.

River
01-19-2011, 10:54 PM
Oh well, as long as he makes it to the QF I'm happy.

And if Roddick uses the 'predicted' 1% chance and beats Federer by slicing to death, you can bet your ass a mass suicide will occur. What a sight that would be.

Zagor
01-19-2011, 11:43 PM
Oh well, as long as he makes it to the QF I'm happy.

And if Roddick uses the 'predicted' 1% chance and beats Federer by slicing to death, you can bet your ass a mass suicide will occur. What a sight that would be.

You never know although personally I don't see Roddick beating Fed here,the court is just too damn slow which will allow Fed to get into too many Roddick's service games.However if they meet at Wimbledon or USO Roddick will have a shot,Fed's return of serve has been in steady decline ever since 2008 so he doesn't have as much of an edge against Roddick as he used to.