AO 4R: [19] Stanislas Wawrinka mutilates [8] Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO 4R: [19] Stanislas Wawrinka mutilates [8] Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Ciarán.
01-23-2011, 11:15 AM
WHAT A FUCKING PERFOMANCE FROM STANISLAS!! Incredible stuff!

MIMIC
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
:lol: Roddick never had a chance

Expected outcome.

leng jai
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Nid.

solowyn
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Andy's game ain't gonna cut it. [/stating the obvious]

Stensland
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
completely outclassed with an okay performance. go figure.

please retire, andy. it's for your own good.

KaiserT
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Tennis wins.

Good for the game.

Young 8
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
tennis Won

Chiseller
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Too fucking good.

FED-WAWA now, probably the first time ever two Swiss meet at such a late stage of a slam.

scarecrows
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
how the hell Roddick managed to win 11 games?

absolute beatdown

Duck made like 2-3 baseline winners

electronicmusic
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Best backhand in the game right now.

well done Stan!

pusher_duck
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
deserved it, why did roddick make wawa look like wimbledon-andy? so so bad.

tealeaves
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
this match proves again Roddick has passed his peak

scoobs
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Very well played Stan, such a good match from him in all departments.

He could give Federer a major headache.

Roddick: R3, R4, R2, R4 since the Wimbledon final, which increasingly looks like his last slam hurrah. Stefanki's coaching is clearly right on schedule, evidently.

FlameOn
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Thank you Stan the Man! :hearts:

Watching Fed give Duck another beatdown would've been delicious, but whatever. :p

TheBoiledEgg
01-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Duck :bigwave:

HDW
01-23-2011, 11:18 AM
The way that feds been playing, he's gonna struggle against Stan.

yuri27
01-23-2011, 11:18 AM
Best backhand in the game right now.

well done Stan!

He has a great BH but also a very good FH which helps his BH to shine in a rally.

rocketassist
01-23-2011, 11:18 AM
:worship:

A rare occurence in today's era- aggressive shotmaking won against defence. :yeah: If only this could happen more.

GasquetFan
01-23-2011, 11:19 AM
Just beautiful :inlove: Tennis wins.

Roddick outplayed in every way, even serving. :o:o He's an embarrassment.

Merseykmight
01-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Andy,rarely winners.He seemed not so combative.What happened to his serve?And why he could let Wawrinka serve so many aces,more than the sum of the previous matches?Any way,Stanislas really ruled the match.

freeandlonely
01-23-2011, 11:21 AM
yes, yes, and yes

Cloudygirl
01-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Stan was epic tonight!!

ExcaliburII
01-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Fck yes

Gnomey
01-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Not sure how accurate the AO stats are but:

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4842/wawq.jpg

Greystoke
01-23-2011, 11:23 AM
Very well played Stan, such a good match from him in all departments.

He could give Federer a major headache.

Roddick: R3, R4, R2, R4 since the Wimbledon final, which increasingly looks like his last slam hurrah. Stefanki's coaching is clearly right on schedule, evidently.

QF @ AO10

Dr.Slice
01-23-2011, 11:24 AM
Roddick was completely outclassed. Good performance from Stan

Nadull_tard
01-23-2011, 11:25 AM
Wawa is GodLike, complete beatdown form the baseline and crushing advantage at serve statistics.
Congratz.

scoobs
01-23-2011, 11:26 AM
QF @ AO10
The ones I mention are now his last four major results.

freeandlonely
01-23-2011, 11:26 AM
Stefanki works for Switzerland.:confused:

lleytonfan!
01-23-2011, 11:27 AM
NID. Roddick has nothing with which to consistently hurt decent players, let alone the top players. He'll never win a slam again.

my0118
01-23-2011, 11:27 AM
Wawrinka hasn't yet lost a set.

HDW
01-23-2011, 11:27 AM
Not sure how accurate the AO stats are but:

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4842/wawq.jpg

67 winners :bowdown:

Dini
01-23-2011, 11:28 AM
A very flattering scoreline to Roddick for the absolutely huge performance from Wawrinka. 60+ winners/20+ aces speaks for it self really. That backhand was a thing of beauty... it usually always is but today it really was something else. :hearts: For the first two sets he just couldn't miss with it even if he tried.

Roddick really had no answer. Completely outclassed in everything, including serve. Should be very interesting vs. Federer. Five set epic here we come... if he keeps this up (with his clutch serving and mental aspect of the game) there will be big problems for his opponents.

Commander Data
01-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Roddick completely clueless out there :help:

Stans yells are quite annoying.

Well played by the Welsch.

syc23
01-23-2011, 11:30 AM
All serve mug got served.

Greystoke
01-23-2011, 11:31 AM
The ones I mention are now his last four major results.

didn't notice that.
have to say it's kind of sad to see him getting crushed like this.

General Suburbia
01-23-2011, 11:31 AM
I expect Roddick to retire now.

shadows
01-23-2011, 11:33 AM
Stan so thoroughly outclassed Roddick, joy to watch.

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 11:33 AM
That performance was :eek: :speakles:

Winston's Human
01-23-2011, 11:34 AM
Congratulations to Stan! He played an excellent match.

gjr
01-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Scoreline flatters Roddick big time

Azurebi
01-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Stanislas :hatoff:

I respect Roddick, he's a great hitting partner for the Swiss :silly:  

Dougie
01-23-2011, 11:38 AM
Great stuff from Stan, his backhand was on fire today. I suppose even Roddick was in awe of that shot, since he stubbornly kept playing to Wavrinka´s backhand..

Good match, Roddick being a jerk as always, imitating Stan after Wavrinka´s racket touched the ball twice after netcord. Childish stuff.

One thing I noticed was that some of the linecalls, especially in the 3rd set, were awful. No wonder Stan was slightly pissed.

nobama
01-23-2011, 11:39 AM
this one's for tangerine_dream. Well done Stan. :hatoff: But I hope you get schooled in the QF. :p

oranges
01-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Nicely done Stanley :yeah: He's a man on a mission here, should be a cracker against Fed. Go get him.

didn't notice that.
have to say it's kind of sad to see him getting crushed like this.

No, it's not. What's sad is Roddick thinking getting fit is all that's needed to give yourself the best chance to win a slam. Take some chances with your game, work on it as well and give it your best shot then. He has so many QF, semis and even finals, it really shouldn't mean much to him at this point and this game defo isn't going to cut it for anything better.

paseo
01-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Wawrinka was really good. Fed better watch out.

And Roddick, man, come on! Even Robredo hits harder than you! Hope this defeat finally penetrates that stubborn head of his to be more aggressive.

coonster14
01-23-2011, 11:41 AM
Stan the Man!!! :worship: Pulling for him to upset Roger, but just can't see it happening.

That was freaking badass ownage against Roddick, love that single-handed backhand, despite serving 48% 1st serves in, 24 aces compared to just 9 from Roddick, wow!!! :eek:

Roddick- needs to get that 2003-05 forehand back, just spinning it in does jack against quality players

Orka_n
01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
Tennis wins, and I absolutely love it.
Roddick's pathetic game and on-court behavior will not be missed. :bigwave:

Har-Tru
01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/12/9/8b5f6a8d-c83f-4ee2-beb7-e43c47520b7b.gif

Bobby
01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
That backhand is indeed very beautiful. Amazing how he is able to open upen the court with it and then finish the point. This is something Roddicks doesn't have at all.

Start da Game
01-23-2011, 11:52 AM
roddumb should retire.......

Bulgarian
01-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Great win for Stan. The umpire was awful..

jrm
01-23-2011, 11:59 AM
Never i doubt :yeah:

BK 201
01-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Props to Stan for not pissing around and showing up for this match.





The number '10' is a good number to sum up this match..........



It was the amount of stars I give for Wawrinka's performance and the average speed (mph) of Roddick's groundstrokes. I honestly thought at 2-0 Roddick would just start clobbering the ball ala Cilic in 2010 or Miami against Nadal. Obviously not.

Tennis4you-com
01-23-2011, 12:03 PM
No surprise here, I think everyone was predicting this.

nobama
01-23-2011, 12:12 PM
when is roddick out of the top 10?

nadal_slam_king
01-23-2011, 12:14 PM
Roddick fell to the same tactics that Federer employs, bring the basher to the net :yeah:

Lopez
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
when is roddick out of the top 10?

He's got a lot of points to defend at IW/Miami.

Roddick's past 4 GS results :silly:

GJ Stan the Man :yeah:

Orka_n
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Roddick fell to the same tactics that Federer employs, bring the basher to the net :yeah:EDIT: I misunderstood this at first. Still don't agree though. And Roddick is the furthest thing from a basher you could imagine.

MsTree
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Excellent stuff from Stan, hope he keeps it up! :)

BK 201
01-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Roddick fell to the same tactics that Federer employs, bring the basher to the net :yeah:

You are clueless if you believe Wawrinka employed the same tactics Federer uses against Roddick.


Wawrinka didn't give Roddick any short slices to come in. Roddick pretty much suicide bombed to the net behind useless approaches. Wawrinka pretty much won by out hitting Roddick from the baseline, especially on the BH side.




Wawrinka's win was impressive but if Roddick stepped out on court against any other top 10 player but Ferrer he would have struggled to win 3 games a set.

River
01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Roddick now has two options left for his career:

Return back to his aggressive tactics that he employed way back when, or retire. There's only so much you can tolerate as a Roddick fan.

Li Ching Yuen
01-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Every time Roddick hit a shot off the ground there was a slight stink coming out of my stream. I barely could enjoy Wawrinka's brilliant performance and form.

Stan's core strength is fucking unbelievable.

And tonight, the conditions made the play quite slow yet again. Does the humidity affect this so much?...The ball just barely flies through the court so it seems.

Il Primo Uomo
01-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Is this really surprising? :lol: Andy gotsa go

ExcaliburII
01-23-2011, 12:36 PM
This was so so sick from Wawrinka. Unbeleivable

Matt01
01-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Tennis wins.

Good for the game.


This.

Azurebi
01-23-2011, 01:13 PM
There were several, absolutely horrible line-calls. All against the Swiss. What was that?
Props for Stan, he has class, patience and sportsmanship.

Roddick's on court attitude has been totally the loser's. Disgusting to watch.

Beat
01-23-2011, 01:29 PM
well done! :D :D looking forward to the all-swiss QF :drool:

on a sidenote, what's with all the dick-adjusting by roddick? it's getting really annoying.

Mateya
01-23-2011, 01:38 PM
wow...
Roddick groundstrokes are just too weak thesedays. Just put his serve back and you have a chance in every single rally to win the point.

What must Andy be thinking right now...lost in 3 and not even making it to a tiebreak. Strugling to hold serve almost all the time. Simply clueless out there.
Even Simon can hit a big forehand from time to time and his backhand is superior to Andy's and is way more dangerous from the base line.

As for Stan, he's a joy to watch. :worship: Top 10 only a matter of time if he plays like this.
Outrageous line calls in the 3rd set, get rid of those umpires.

Beat: Andy's probably just realizing that all he has left are a big serve and a big dick. :tape:

tennizen
01-23-2011, 01:48 PM
Poor Roddick-so hated:hug::sad:

Chartreuse
01-23-2011, 01:50 PM
Roddick looks done.

Allez
01-23-2011, 01:56 PM
Whoever invented tennis is smiling down on Stan the Man today. What composure. What utter belief in his godlike abilities. What fantastic shotmaking :worship:

Roddick was clearly out of his depth. He'll still be a factor on the green though so all is not lost :hug:

cutesteve22
01-23-2011, 02:00 PM
Great job Stan, sent the pusher home

tennis2tennis
01-23-2011, 02:01 PM
a swiss quarter final wow this is sooo great!!

Dmitry Verdasco
01-23-2011, 02:01 PM
NEVER. IN. DOUBT.

Roddick has never been so all-serve as he is right now. His groundies still lack any sort of venom. His net rushing is hilarious, his approaches are club level and his volleys aren't even that good. All Stan had to do was block the return back and he's on neutral ground. Graf's backhand slice was better than Andy's is AND HE'S A MAN!

BAI GURL.

Vida
01-23-2011, 02:08 PM
:sad:

ossie
01-23-2011, 02:10 PM
a glorious day for tennis

ossie
01-23-2011, 02:10 PM
Wawrinka was really good. Fed better watch out.

And Roddick, man, come on! Even Robredo hits harder than you! Hope this defeat finally penetrates that stubborn head of his to be more aggressive.feds got nothing to worry about imo

Allez
01-23-2011, 02:12 PM
NEVER. IN. DOUBT.

Roddick has never been so all-serve as he is right now. His groundies still lack any sort of venom. His net rushing is hilarious, his approaches are club level and his volleys aren't even that good. All Stan had to do was block the return back and he's on neutral ground. Graf's backhand slice was better than Andy's is AND HE'S A MAN!

BAI GURL.

You say that as if she had the worst bh slice of all time :eek: If not then it's apples and oranges really. You can't compare a goat to a duck :shrug:

The Freak
01-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Roddick always makes his opponent look like a genius

Dmitry Verdasco
01-23-2011, 02:39 PM
You say that as if she had the worst bh slice of all time :eek: If not then it's apples and oranges really. You can't compare a goat to a duck :shrug:

SHE WAS A WOMAN! :o Take Roddick's serve away and he's Zahlavova Strycova

Britain's no.2
01-23-2011, 02:40 PM
STAN THE MAN :worship: really looking for to the onehanded backhand quaterfinal coming up

Allez
01-23-2011, 02:50 PM
SHE WAS A WOMAN! :o Take Roddick's serve away and he's Zahlavova Strycova

Is she dead ? She is still a woman. :lol:

Leo
01-23-2011, 02:57 PM
You guys, I went to bed last night after the marathon Schiavone/Kuznetsova affair. And at some point during my 5 hours of sleep, I had a semi-dreaming, semi-lucid moment in which I visualized Wawrinka beating Roddick by the score 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. I could see that scoreline. And I as just off by one game.

GOATdream?

ApproachShot
01-23-2011, 02:58 PM
That was scary at times from Wawrinka. He has been incredible so far in this tournament and has a 9-0 record so far this year. I don't know if Lundgren is working his magic or ifit's just a confidence thing but he has been one of the most impressive contenders so far in the Australian Open.

So Feds gets to play his man Stanley. Roger should win but once that match is over, he might have wished that he was more careful about the match-up he wanted!

Orka_n
01-23-2011, 03:02 PM
lol.

Allez
01-23-2011, 03:03 PM
That was scary at times from Wawrinka. He has been incredible so far in this tournament and has a 9-0 record so far this year. I don't know if Lundgren is working his magic or ifit's just a confidence thing but he has been one of the most impressive contenders so far in the Australian Open.

So Feds gets to play his man Stanley. Roger should win but once that match is over, he might have wished that he was more careful about the match-up he wanted!

+ 1. As the saying goes be careful what you wish for...I do think however that he was forced into that answer. All he was saying is that I'm supporting Stan in this match and not necessarilly that I prefer playing Stan...:cool:

Blue Heart24
01-23-2011, 03:06 PM
Brilliant from Stan.

tennis elbow
01-23-2011, 03:10 PM
now if you are a very sought-after coach, you would have to think hard before accepting any offer from Roddick, unless if financially motivated... his technique has major flaws, especially the backhand and volleys, and Andy is approaching the final stages of his career and will not be prone to any changes... I still believe that Roddick's serve has been the most effective and influential single shot for any top player's career recently, it has been basicaly the shot that has kept him high ranked for almost 10 years, in spite of all of his other strokes weaknesses.. probably no other consistent top 10 player has had to rely so heavily on a single shot as Andy made his career out of...

tennis elbow
01-23-2011, 03:20 PM
Great stuff from Stan, his backhand was on fire today. I suppose even Roddick was in awe of that shot, since he stubbornly kept playing to Wavrinka´s backhand..

that is because Andy could never buy a backhand at the drugstore he used to get some other stuff from... his backhand was always subpar, but it looks like he has lost confidence on the two-hander and has been using the slice more and more often... it is harder and more unusual for a natural two-handed player to have a good one-hand slice, so Andy's slice and backhand volleys are very float-like, very wristy and predictable, going cross-court 95% of the times...

shiaben
01-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Expected.

Once again, having a one dimensional game and passive plays will always result in this.

Roddick got his ass kicked by a true tennis player.

At the end of the day, it seems that tennis has defeated athleticism.

Bubble99
01-23-2011, 04:41 PM
I'm a massive Roddick fan, but I'm happy to see him get his ass kicked by Wawrinka. Wawrinka is a great player and deserves to go far in this tournament, I hope one day these beat downs Roddick gets will make his thick head realise he has to change back. Bringing on Stefanki as his coach was the beginning of the end.

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 04:41 PM
stan's backhand is illegal in 17 US States...

tennisfan856
01-23-2011, 04:54 PM
I love Roddick's pressers after a loss, he's such a wanker.

Q. Was there much you could do out there with him playing like that?
ANDY RODDICK: Could have served better. I didn't serve that well tonight. But he played great. He played really well. He played aggressive, and, yeah, he outplayed me tonight.

Q. Did you see the stats? He got on top of you pretty well winners to winners. You only had a couple breakpoints there. Talk about your overall feeling of the match. It was clear you were trying to fight to get back in, but it didn't seem like you could dominate many of the points.
ANDY RODDICK: Was that a question or a lot of statements back‑to‑back?

Q. Talk about the match in general. He hit a lot more winners than you, and I know it's important for you to dictate some of those points if you're going to beat a guy like that.

ANDY RODDICK: That was a statement again. Yeah, I mean, he outplayed me. He handled his balls getting to the court better than mine. He was working the lines really well. He was seeing it big tonight, and he hit it well.

Q. He's got Roger in the next round. Do you see him as a threat in that match the way he's playing?

ANDY RODDICK: Definite threat.

Q. Well, how did you see the match unfolding?

ANDY RODDICK: Obviously I would pick Roger. I think Stan is playing well, though. You know, it will be interesting. I think Roger is going to get into his second serve games a little bit more than I did tonight. I didn't have that many looks. But who knows? He's playing well, so we'll see.

Q. Last changeover you were in the chair shaking your head. What are you thinking at that time?
ANDY RODDICK: Matt touched on that. I was frustrated. Couldn't get the rallies to go my way. I was trying to stand up in the court and, you know, I just felt when I adjusted my positioning up in the court he was opening up the lines and making it a shorter line if that makes sense.

I didn't have the ability to run back. Conditions were colder, so slice wasn't really working. I wasn't able to get the ball to jump much, so a lot of the shots he hit were in his pocket and I was having a hard time getting it out of that zone.

Q. What in his game has improved since you played him in the Davis Cup match?
ANDY RODDICK: Well, I mean, it's completely different conditions: Indoors on a fast court and out here, cold and slow. That's probably the biggest difference between the two. He's confident now. It's a confidence game. He opened up the year with a win and, you know, he's kind of gone with it and been playing ‑‑ the court seems real big to him right now.

Q. There will be a lot said or written about the state of American tennis. What's your take on the situation?

ANDY RODDICK: Well, you said it there, didn't you?

Q. I want to know. Do you think American tennis can, come the next major, be contenders there?

ANDY RODDICK: At the French Open?

Q. French Open, Wimbledon, US Open?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, obviously I'm not going to sit here and ‑‑ you already have your story written, so it doesn't matter what I say here. You know, I mean, I ‑‑ obviously wasn't the showing that we wanted, you know, but I'm doing what I can.

Q. Do you get tired of carrying the weight? You're usually the last guy standing every slam, and that's been five, maybe six years of that now.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, it's tough. I remember last summer when I was catching all the heat for not having an American guy in the top 10 for the first time in 15 years. Didn't really make sense to me that I was the one taking heat when I was the only guy that had been there for the last six years. I didn't know how I was catching it for that one. If I hadn't been there, it would have been for the last whatever it was. So it's a responsibility that has great benefits, and it's hard sometimes as well. You know, the benefits for me have far outweighed the kind of downside of it. So I wouldn't change it. But obviously I ‑‑ for many reasons, you know, I would love to have guys there with me all the time.

Q. What do you take out of this slam? Will you go back and give it some deep reflection or just a couple things you want to tweak and change?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah. I don't think I would be fair answering that question before I talk with Larry and we discussed it. I'm sure he has his thoughts; I certainly have mine I'm glad I finished healthy. First tournament I've done that for a long time. But, you know, there's certainly some work to be done. I got to figure out in kind of slower conditions how I can impose myself on some of those guys.

Q. I guess to state the obvious, not having Serena around is kind of a big loss for U.S. tennis.

ANDY RODDICK: Not having the best player in the world at a major would be a, yeah, would be tough for any country. Obviously we want her healthy as much as possible. You know, she's instantly the best player in the game when she comes back. Hopefully that will be soon.

Q. What do you think is Stan's biggest weapon or what Roger has to look for?

ANDY RODDICK: He knows what to look for. I'm sure they know each other well. When Stan's on, he's able to hit a big ball. It's almost better when the conditions are slower. His swings are big, but he has time to time them and switch directions. You know, so it'll be interesting to see how Roger counters that. Roger is better playing forward than I normally am, also. So he'll be able to impose himself on Stan a little bit more probably.

Q. You going to relax and watch the NFL playoffs tomorrow?

ANDY RODDICK: I'm going to try and find a flight tomorrow morning.

FedererBulgaria
01-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice!For all who blames Grigor...take that!

Bobby
01-23-2011, 04:57 PM
Roddick still has a massive serve, but the problem is that because of the pushing, he's not able to make the best of it. After a big serve, he should take control of the point and put some pressure. Unfortunately, after a couple of ground strokes he is the one doing the running. At the moment he has no weapon he could use to open up the court and finish the point with a controlled attack.

I'm sure he'll be a threat at San Jose and Memphis, but unfortunately his game just won't do it at the big stage. Wawrinka is not the only guy who has the tools to take him out.

Yazoo.C
01-23-2011, 05:01 PM
Well done Stan!

Andy :tears:

Leo
01-23-2011, 05:03 PM
PMac said it best, Stan can do whatever the heck he wants in his own service games.

Completely untroubled.

Smoke944
01-23-2011, 05:42 PM
All I'll say is that when Patrick McEnroe thinks Roddick basically has no chance, you know it is going to be bad.

If a performance this embarrassing doesn't make him realize that hitting nothing backhand slices from 20 feet behind the baseline is ****ing stupid, nothing ever will.

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 05:55 PM
All I'll say is that when Patrick McEnroe thinks Roddick basically has no chance, you know it is going to be bad.

If a performance this embarrassing doesn't make him realize that hitting nothing backhand slices from 20 feet behind the baseline is ****ing stupid, nothing ever will.

brad gilbert famously said: every coach has his use-by date

true for the most part, but for exceptional circumstances...

so, do you ever get the feeling that stefanki has hit the wall...? i mean, slicing was great for fernando gonzalez, cos he leaked errors on that wing, while, more importantly, he had The Hammer on the other wing ready to rock n roll once he'd chiselled out a decent position...

but no... roddick's forehand has gone too far Tuesday Morning Ladies...

he has nothing to contrast the slice... and so, there is no point to it... nothing to have you waiting in fear... recent example: tomic variety vs nadal

his serve and fitness will, however, keep him top 20 relevant...

Mechlan
01-23-2011, 06:01 PM
Absolute destruction of Roddick. Embarrassing. Andy, at this stage in your career you want to be able to beat the top players, not junk enough to beat the lower ranked players and lose comprehensively to the first good player that shows up. Movement was poor, penetration was poor, serve was average. End result about what you'd expect against a good player.

Congrats to Wawa, he played great and is leaking confidence right now. Should be able to make it interesting against Federer.

simplet
01-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Q. I want to know. Do you think American tennis can, come the next major, be contenders there?

ANDY RODDICK: At the French Open?



:rolls:

delpiero7
01-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Only watched the first set, but from what I saw Roddick was actually hitting his forehand as well as I have seen for a couple of years. The problem was that he served badly and his clueless net rushing bordered on embarrassing.

Not to take anything away from Wawrinka. Judging from the set I watched, he was by far the dominant player in every aspect. Could he give Federer worries in the QF?

Horatio Caine
01-23-2011, 06:29 PM
Only saw the first half of the match but it was clear even then that Stan was comfortably the better player. Roddick was pretty much powerless. He wasn't pushing as much as I expected, but even so Stan was able to hit with a lot more force and penetration on his grounds. Worse, Roddick's major weapon (the serve) wasn't effective enough...not sure whether the fact that it was a night match perhaps took a little more edge off it. The volleying was hopeless.

It was the right result, and I'm glad that Federer will face a major test in the QF. Had Roddick won through, it would have been the usual...

A majorly important couple of months coming up for Roddick now. He has lost 180pts from the Australian Open, and there are 1,600pts to defend over IW and Miami. If he fails to get past the QF in either, he is looking at another drop out of the top 10, to somewhere at the bottom of the top 15. He can improve on his optionals, and has points to gain in clay Masters and Montreal, but a double-digit seeding for the Masters and Slams will only add to his woes.

Roger the Dodger
01-23-2011, 07:03 PM
Roddick played much better than I've seen him in a long while and still lost. Even so, Stan hammered him convincingly.

Mr. Oracle
01-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Great all game tennis from wawa. Goes to show that when roddick's serve is not 100%, he stands no chance against top 50 player. Retire now!

swebright
01-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Ugh... Andy has no game. Wawa's game is not complicated but Andy just can't move. He's not nimble at all !!!!!

heya
01-23-2011, 08:02 PM
Good riddance!
Who cares about it except Federer fans? Not even Pat McEnroe pays attention.
It deserves its arrogant shit shoved back in its face. Fat jackass sycophant didn't take care of itself for years because its fake family begged for $$$ millions & self-promotion.
Just let it promote its satisfied attitude on the radio show, and make a fool of itself in a new mansion.
Its ugly wife will reproduce its trash spawn.
It won't retire; it needs to pleasure its mommy, who worked for its charity foundation.
It has a stubborn need to stink up the cancer cure charity events by pleading for money from idiot fans.
It became a really idiotic infant.
It needs to feel important so it can't wait to have
dead people in new floods & earthquakes. Sometimes, you can't change white trash numbskull families with money.

BK 201
01-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Ugh... Andy has no game. Wawa's game is not complicated but Andy just can't move. He's not nimble at all !!!!!

Clueless. What is this nonsense?



Roddick's footwork is good enough - it's efficient. His speed around the court is good enough to chase many bals down. Most grinders or defensive players need good footwork. Roddick's acceleration isn't very good but that's because he can't anticipate.



So no. Just no. Roddick CAN move; he just needs to hit a FH!

Allez
01-23-2011, 08:17 PM
Good riddance!
Who cares about it except Federer fans? Not even Pat McEnroe pays attention.
It deserves its arrogant shit shoved back in its face. Fat jackass sycophant didn't take care of itself for years because its fake family begged for $$$ millions & self-promotion.
Just let it promote its satisfied attitude on the radio show, and make a fool of itself in a new mansion.
Its ugly wife will reproduce its trash spawn.
It won't retire; it needs to pleasure its mommy, who worked for its charity foundation.
It has a stubborn need to stink up the cancer cure charity events by pleading for money from idiot fans.
It became a really idiotic infant.
It needs to feel important so it can't wait to have
dead people in new floods & earthquakes. Sometimes, you can't change white trash numbskull families with money.

Hate only damages the hater :)

Say Hey Kid
01-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Good riddance!
Who cares about it except Federer fans? Not even Pat McEnroe pays attention.
It deserves its arrogant shit shoved back in its face. Fat jackass sycophant didn't take care of itself for years because its fake family begged for $$$ millions & self-promotion.
Just let it promote its satisfied attitude on the radio show, and make a fool of itself in a new mansion.
Its ugly wife will reproduce its trash spawn.
It won't retire; it needs to pleasure its mommy, who worked for its charity foundation.
It has a stubborn need to stink up the cancer cure charity events by pleading for money from idiot fans.
It became a really idiotic infant.
It needs to feel important so it can't wait to have
dead people in new floods & earthquakes. Sometimes, you can't change white trash numbskull families with money.



dude....wtf are you talking about?:confused:

If "it" is Andy it sounds like you have an unhealthy obsession with him. He is a mug tennis player, but he does alot of good for charity, so don't bash him there. How many millions have you raised for charity?

Clown.

Jaz
01-23-2011, 08:40 PM
Good riddance!
Who cares about it except Federer fans? Not even Pat McEnroe pays attention.
It deserves its arrogant shit shoved back in its face. Fat jackass sycophant didn't take care of itself for years because its fake family begged for $$$ millions & self-promotion.
Just let it promote its satisfied attitude on the radio show, and make a fool of itself in a new mansion.
Its ugly wife will reproduce its trash spawn.
It won't retire; it needs to pleasure its mommy, who worked for its charity foundation.
It has a stubborn need to stink up the cancer cure charity events by pleading for money from idiot fans.
It became a really idiotic infant.
It needs to feel important so it can't wait to have
dead people in new floods & earthquakes. Sometimes, you can't change white trash numbskull families with money.

holy cow :/ :eek:

Rant of the season.

Wawa was brilliant, looks as if he could potentially destroy Nadal or Murray playing like he did.

heya
01-23-2011, 08:45 PM
Only watched the first set, but from what I saw Roddick was actually hitting his forehand as well as I have seen for a couple of years. The problem was that he served badly and his clueless net rushing bordered on embarrassing.

Not to take anything away from Wawrinka. Judging from the set I watched, he was by far the dominant player in every aspect. Could he give Federer worries in the QF?

omg wtf? No one needs good tennis, with Roddick kissing like a gay drunk.

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-23-2011, 08:48 PM
stats was kind of 95% winning when his first serve was in
never seen that kind of stat before

fed nervous he should be if he wants to win

Corey Feldman
01-23-2011, 08:57 PM
what happened to Aussie Andy ??

crowd were going nuts when Stanley was slapping him with winner after winner :lol:

River
01-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Insane stats from Wawa. Fed should be afraid. But then again, it's not like Andy was giving any sort of resistance.

Seriously Andy, as you get older, it's time to wonder if maybe it's better to swing freely. So much doubt in your shots. It's unbearable.

DrJules
01-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Wawrinka hit 67 winners to 19 unforced errors. That must be one of the best winner to unforced error ratios in a match when over 50 winners hit. Easily the most impressive play of the day.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/1407ms.html

Geo
01-23-2011, 09:10 PM
:spit: Roddick does not belong in the top 10 any longer. The sooner he's out the better. What a weak performance by him. Wawrinka played very well and he's in the best form of his life, but Roddick did nothing to stop him. His lame spinning groundies just allowed Wawrinka to tee off on them.

tangerine_dream
01-23-2011, 09:45 PM
Congratulations to Stan! He played an excellent match.
Two great matches in a row for him, no fluke. He's playing like he has something to prove. Now watch him fold like a lawnchair vs. Federer.

Roddick now has two options left for his career:

Return back to his aggressive tactics that he employed way back when, or retire. There's only so much you can tolerate as a Roddick fan.
Been tolerating it for years. :p Andy knows exactly what he needs to do to beat these guys but he has a difficult time executing. However, he wouldn't have a problem executing if he would practice doing it more often in the early rounds instead of waiting on the back of his heels for his opponent to crash and burn. Matches like this, he's not playing to win, he's playing not to lose, so then he loses.

I love Roddick's pressers after a loss, he's such a wanker.
Yeah, always giving his opponents credit, what a tool. :sad:

Roddick played much better than I've seen him in a long while and still lost.
New tennis fan?

deserved it, why did roddick make wawa look like wimbledon-andy? so so bad.
:lol: Oh look here, Mellow Yellow's got new sockpuppet account, can you get any more pathetic?

Corey Feldman
01-23-2011, 09:48 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/214qkc0.gif

nobama
01-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Two great matches in a row for him, no fluke. He's playing like he has something to prove. Now watch him fold like a lawnchair vs. Federer.


Been tolerating it for years. :p Andy knows exactly what he needs to do to beat these guys but he has a difficult time executing. However, he wouldn't have a problem executing if he would practice doing it more often in the early rounds instead of waiting on the back of his heels for his opponent to crash and burn. Matches like this, he's not playing to win, he's playing not to lose, so then he loses.


Yeah, always giving his opponents credit, what a tool. :sad:


New tennis fan?


:lol: Oh look here, Mellow Yellow's got new sockpuppet account, can you get any more pathetic?:baby:

heya
01-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Roddick always makes his opponent look like a genius

Freakshow Roddick actually thought
Michael Jackson was the only messed up man
who believed he played with little boys who couldn't hurt him!
Au contraire, duck bitch.

Kip
01-23-2011, 10:37 PM
tennis Won

:hatoff:

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Freakshow Roddick actually thought
Michael Jackson was the only messed up man
who believed he played with little boys who couldn't hurt him!
Au contraire, duck bitch.

why have you only posted the 3rd verse...?

can you please post the rest of it please...

cheers,

fast_clay

ps; love your work, always been a fan

moon language
01-23-2011, 10:41 PM
I liked how Roddick would keep hitting it to Wawrinka's backhand, and then stand there flatfooted as Stan hit it down the line for a clean winner time and time again. In fact, clean winner doesn't even properly describe it as Roddick wasn't within 15 feet of the ball each time. Wouldn't it be better to at least die trying to avoid that which is killing you and making mistakes, rather than walking into it over and over again?

GlennMirnyi
01-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Wow.

Roddick's game has gone down the drain.

Rosa Luxembourg
01-23-2011, 11:04 PM
the only reason I tune in to Rodduck's matches is to see a meltdown/another proof that he has no regard for other people... othwerwise he is boring and not worth the time. glad he is packing his bags and I agree, I expect a retirement announcement to come soon

Rosa Luxembourg
01-23-2011, 11:09 PM
:p Andy knows exactly what he needs to do to beat these guys but he has a difficult time executing.

I too do know how to beat those guys but will have difficulty executing. What's your point? :p

hablovah19
01-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Stan's the man.... :)

Now please lose to Roger. :p

Seingeist
01-23-2011, 11:50 PM
This all feels like part of Fed's plan, somehow. Mindf**k Andy so hard that he morphs himself into the biggest pusher on the tour, leaving him vulnerable for Fed's lower-ranked countryman to do his dirty work for him.

As usual, brilliance from the GOAT.

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 11:53 PM
Stan's the man.... :)

Now please lose to Roger. :p

oh don't worry... it'll happen...

Australian Open scheduling have already posted tomoro's schedule...



Roger Federer vs Ben Dover

GlennMirnyi
01-23-2011, 11:54 PM
oh don't worry... it'll happen...

Australian Open scheduling have already posted tomoro's schedule...

Post of the year already.

Mechlan
01-23-2011, 11:56 PM
Andy knows exactly what he needs to do to beat these guys but he has a difficult time executing.

Really? I'd like to believe that. But he makes it hard when he never tries to actually hit his shots with any sort of authority.

River
01-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Been tolerating it for years. :p Andy knows exactly what he needs to do to beat these guys but he has a difficult time executing. However, he wouldn't have a problem executing if he would practice doing it more often in the early rounds instead of waiting on the back of his heels for his opponent to crash and burn. Matches like this, he's not playing to win, he's playing not to lose, so then he loses.

I just don't know if I can believe he knows what he's doing. With the fitness he's worked so hard for, losing all that weight and whatnot, you'd think he'd finally have the mobility to better position himself and gain the ability to execute with better options. But I don't see the better tactics. He's gotten better accuracy but he surely lacks the confidence and conviction to crush a loose ball. He loops it back and allows an off-balance player to regain composure and reset the rally.

This isn't going to win him anything. My only hope is that Andy will use the lower-ranking tournaments as a training ground to test better, more aggressively executed shots and tactics. I don't care if he loses in the 2nd round of said low-end tournament; he has to be able to find someway to get back in the game.

out_here_grindin
01-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Oblieration. Roddick should be ashamed

General Suburbia
01-24-2011, 12:38 AM
This should be a bigger wake up call for Andy than any loss to Federer can ever bring him. If he doesn't try to change his game to be more aggressive he'll never get anywhere. His rally and especially approach shots are some of the worst in the top 50.

Dmitry Verdasco
01-24-2011, 03:10 AM
I just don't know if I can believe he knows what he's doing. With the fitness he's worked so hard for, losing all that weight and whatnot, you'd think he'd finally have the mobility to better position himself and gain the ability to execute with better options. But I don't see the better tactics. He's gotten better accuracy but he surely lacks the confidence and conviction to crush a loose ball. He loops it back and allows an off-balance player to regain composure and reset the rally.

This isn't going to win him anything. My only hope is that Andy will use the lower-ranking tournaments as a training ground to test better, more aggressively executed shots and tactics. I don't care if he loses in the 2nd round of said low-end tournament; he has to be able to find someway to get back in the game.

He's had loss after loss like this one, and hasn't even bothered to be more aggressive. It's not happening. Even during a match like the one last night, down 2 sets and a break he doesn't flatten out his shots or anything, just sticks to his losing game. It's like he's content being all-serve and if that's not good enough to win then meh.

Stan was blocking/floating back Andy's first serve all night, and I didn't see him serve and volley once. I was working at the time though...

Vida
01-24-2011, 08:37 AM
stan just got what he needed - that bit of swagger, cockiness or whatever.

Beat
01-24-2011, 09:46 AM
just watched the match, i had recorded it: my god, the umpire carlos bernardes was so bad today! really, he should be ashamed. never overruling, not even the most obvious bad calls, is a sign of weakness.

Rosa Luxembourg
01-25-2011, 06:05 AM
Roddick can only count his blessing he lost a round before he was to meet Fed. Can only guess what score would have been.....................

Bagelicious
01-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Roddick can only count his blessing he lost a round before he was to meet Fed. Can only guess what score would have been.....................

That's what I was thinking too - Stan was playing great, but still blocking back his returns. The scoreline against a more aggressive returner would have been even worse. Maybe Roddick didn't want a repeat of the 07 SF?

nobama
01-26-2011, 12:05 AM
I just saw a stat where excluding pusherduck's 2003 US Open win and the times he's been beaten by Fed in a slam 21 of the 28 opponents he's lost to have gone on to lose in the next round. And in only two of those cases was his opponent higher ranked than him - 2005 AO (he lost to Hewitt) and 2008 USO (he lost to Djokovic). :o