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Delray Beach R1 WWW: Andy Roddick vs. Philipp Petzschner

Mongoose
02-25-2012, 07:13 PM
close one

Horatio Caine
02-25-2012, 07:30 PM
Depends on Roddick's ankle/foot and hip, I guess.

Otherwise I'd expect him to win. Has an advantage in that Petz is mentally fragile, and a windy venue is likely to exacerbate that. Courts also not that quick, so Andy can push as much as he likes.

Jimnik
02-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Another tank from Andy. Saving himself for the clay season.

asmazif
02-25-2012, 07:32 PM
petz in 14

Horatio Caine
02-25-2012, 07:36 PM
Another tank from Andy. Saving himself for the clay season.

Do you reckon he will target the Olympics or Washington later this year?

He'll struggle to earn many points over the next few months, and will come into the grass court season with a pretty low seeding...could struggle to challenge for the second week of Wimbledon off that.

Olympics at Wimbledon would be a nice experience for him considering his memories of SW19, but if he has any desire to climb back to a more respectable ranking you'd have to think that he should be playing Washington. Otherwise the rest of the season could be a struggle as well.

Gillouthe best
02-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Petz in two sets. Roddick is awful lately, while Philip is not having a bad season overall.

Jimnik
02-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Do you reckon he will target the Olympics or Washington later this year?

He'll struggle to earn many points over the next few months, and will come into the grass court season with a pretty low seeding...could struggle to challenge for the second week of Wimbledon off that.

Olympics at Wimbledon would be a nice experience for him considering his memories of SW19, but if he has any desire to climb back to a more respectable ranking you'd have to think that he should be playing Washington. Otherwise the rest of the season could be a struggle as well.
His schedule is pretty irrelevant at the moment. If he can't beat Istomin and Malisse it won't make a difference where he plays. If his form doesn't improve by Wimbledon he'll probably call it a day.

At least the Olympics are played on grass. But he has a history of choosing small American events over larger European tournaments.

Voo de Mar
02-25-2012, 07:56 PM
Depends on Roddick's ankle/foot and hip, I guess.


Also depends on oversize belly and lack of hair on his head ;)

Horatio Caine
02-25-2012, 07:58 PM
His schedule is pretty irrelevant at the moment. If he can't beat Istomin and Malisse it won't make a difference where he plays. If his form doesn't improve by Wimbledon he'll probably call it a day.

At least the Olympics are played on grass. But he has a history of choosing small American events over larger European tournaments.

I'll be shocked if he doesn't retire at the US Open - in his home country, and the scene of the only Slam he won back in 2003. I think this season is too soon for him to quit, even if the next 5 months are barren. I'd be expecting US Open 2013.

Istomin and Malisse are seasoned pros, even if the latter is an embarrassment at the moment. It was asking a lot for him to beat either of them on a dodgy foot/ankle.

He should take a little time off to rehab his injuries, and try his luck late in the European clay court swing (play Nice and RG as a warm-up for the grass). If he can play injury-free for much of the rest of the season, he can still rank amongst the top 20-30.


The only 'top' American I'm expecting to retire this season is Blake, and surely at the US Open.

ossie
02-25-2012, 08:03 PM
tennis will lose.

coonster14
02-25-2012, 08:28 PM
There is a good chance of Roddick losing this one too. :o

Yves.
02-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Really tough to call, Petzschner is also pretty abysmal last two tournaments :o

Johnny Groove
02-25-2012, 09:09 PM
Really tough to call, Petzschner is also pretty abysmal last two tournaments :o

Didn't stop Roddick from losing to Malisse :tape:

Yves.
02-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Didn't stop Roddick from losing to Malisse :tape:

You're right, what am I thinking. Thanks for bringing me back to my senses

LawrenceOfTennis
02-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Hopefully Roddick.
And :lol: at the haters. He is a slam champ. Deal with it.

MuzzahLovah
02-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Petz in two. Melzer's great form will rub off on him when they... meet up.

Corey Feldman
02-25-2012, 11:49 PM
World number 27 might sneak out a 1st round win here

BroTree123
02-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Petzschner in 3.

SapELee
02-26-2012, 12:27 AM
Also depends on oversize belly and lack of hair on his head ;)

Too bad one can't turn back time.

http://dailyscores.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/andy-roddick-20050829-66923.jpg?w=348&h=362
Link (http://dailyscores.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/happy-birthday-andy/)

Voo de Mar
02-26-2012, 12:34 AM
I remember around 10 years ago Roddick asked about Agassi's long career replied something like "I can't see myself playing in his age. Sitting in front of TV, eating a hamburger and drinking a cola is better when you turn 30".

And he keeps his word, the question is "why he's still playing?". His peers Pim-Pim and Chucho have already retired.

SapELee
02-26-2012, 12:42 AM
I remember around 10 years ago Roddick asked about Agassi's long career replied something like "I can't see myself playing in his age. Sitting in front of TV, eating a hamburger and drinking a cola is better when you turn 30".

And he keeps his word, the question is "why he's still playing?". His peers Pim-Pim and Chucho have already retired.

Maybe he is waiting for Roger to retire first ;).

Allez
02-26-2012, 10:34 AM
I remember around 10 years ago Roddick asked about Agassi's long career replied something like "I can't see myself playing in his age. Sitting in front of TV, eating a hamburger and drinking a cola is better when you turn 30".

And he keeps his word, the question is "why he's still playing?". His peers Pim-Pim and Chucho have already retired.

He obviously hadn't reckoned on being a one slam wonder. The dream must have been getting dream draw at SW19 to give himself one last shot at winning a 2nd slam. It's a dream that is fading fast with each slide in the rankings. Now I think he'd settle for finishing his career in the top 10 :sad:

OnyxRose
02-26-2012, 02:40 PM
Roddick's in a bad position. Does he keep playing through tournaments to try and get something, anything going or does he take time off and rest his injuries? If he doesn't heal, he'll never get anything going.

tealeaves
02-26-2012, 02:44 PM
Patchner in 3

BauerAlmeida
02-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Roddick in 2 close sets.

Pirata.
02-26-2012, 03:06 PM
Do you reckon he will target the Olympics or Washington later this year?

He wants to play mixed doubles with Serena, they have already confirmed, so I think they will be there.

JediFed
02-26-2012, 04:14 PM
Last time he was out of the top 25 - August 13th 2001. 10 years, 5 months.

For someone who's considered a 'mug', that's a hell of a run.

Even the great Sampras only had 13 years 3 months.

Comparing him with Michael Chang - September 14th 1998 to February 13th 1989, Chang spent 9 years, 7 months in the top 30.

Andy Roddick is the best man to win only one slam. Nobody's gone 10+ years at the top of the game while winning only one.

mooncreek
02-26-2012, 05:17 PM
None of the above. I think Roddick will withdraw before the match.

motorhead
02-27-2012, 12:36 AM
what's the court speed like? same as IW and Miami?