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Roddick bt Philippousis 6-2 6-4

JustmeUK
06-08-2005, 02:58 PM
Mark did well to get past Sluiter but here's where the real tennis starts.
(Okay the red stuff is tennis too but so different! The whole ethos of playing on clay hitting those loopy shots.. let's just say hearing the sound of flat shots being hit is music to my ears again) :).

Andy is showing how he can really play on a surface he likes. 6-2 to him on the first set and he's really taking Mark apart and it's not like Mark is playing badly. In fact flipper looks as fit as I've seen him but Andy is just playing sublime tennis (well as sublime as it can be bearing in mind it's the start of the grass court season). In particular, Andy is actually playing well on his BH side and he's actually hitting some down the line passes on that wing. And of course his serve is so much more potent.

Yup.. thank god for the start of the fast court season. Clay is well and good but I'd started to forget how much faster tennis can be!

PamV
06-08-2005, 03:05 PM
Philippousis just played yesterday, where as Roddick had a bye into the first round. I don't think Philippousis has a chance......isn't his knee still a constant problem?

BiancaUL
06-08-2005, 03:11 PM
Mark's got nothing on Andy's service today (sofar). He's playing much better off his own serve this set than he did towards the end of the first, however.

I'm loving these BBC Sport people though. Oh, yessssssss...

alexito
06-08-2005, 03:25 PM
roddick def phillippoussis 62 64
great job arodddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustmeUK
06-08-2005, 03:34 PM
yup.. nice easy win in the end for Andy.

Turkeyballs Paco
06-08-2005, 03:41 PM
:woohoo: Andy.
:sad: Flip.

I guess for Flip, it was probably expected, there's no shame in losing to Andy on grass. I guess we'll see him around at Wimbledon, has a WC I think? :shrug:

Auscon
06-08-2005, 03:44 PM
In fact flipper looks as fit as I've seen him

no chance of that being true

unless the only time you've seen him has been through his terrible 04, and just as bad beginning of 05 :)


A shame he had to run into Roddick this early..

bad gambler
06-08-2005, 03:44 PM
shame he had to face roddick so early, could have done with a couple more matches under his belt

tangerine_dream
06-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the review JustmeUK, I'm glad Andy came out ready to play and win. :woohoo:

As least Flip didn't hurt himself in this match. ;)

Deboogle!.
06-08-2005, 03:53 PM
:hug: It's a good sign for Flip, though, that he's healthy and out there and stuff. I agree, very unfortunate that he didn't have a better draw. I want to see him do well so badly.

But it was nice to see Andy start out strong on grass :D

Neely
06-08-2005, 03:53 PM
Not the slightest chance for Philippoussis. IMO Roddick gunned him totally down and I never had the feeling Philippoussis has a chance in this match. Also some great returns by Andy, well done so far. But of course this is not enough for bigger tasks so I hope he play better in the following rounds! :yeah:

Fumus
06-08-2005, 04:05 PM
Andy...you are on your way to appealing Debs verdict.

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Andy :inlove: nice to see he opens his grass season with a quick and fierce win

Carito_90
06-08-2005, 04:23 PM
:banana: Good job Andy!

:hug: Flip

NYCtennisfan
06-08-2005, 04:24 PM
No surprise here at all. Flip had no chance in this one.

Fee
06-08-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks for all of the match reviews. No way was I getting up at 6 for that one considering I have 3 weeks of early mornings in front of the computer coming up. Very pleased that Andy won, but also good to hear that Flip may be on his way back and focused on tennis again.

Golfnduck
06-08-2005, 05:32 PM
WAY TO GO ANDY!!! :woohoo: :bigclap:

Deboogle!.
06-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Andy...you are on your way to appealing Debs verdict.Long way to go for that, unfortunately. :awww:

Fumus
06-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Long way to go for that, unfortunately. :awww:

Well, today was like a meeting to set a trial date...to appeal the descion. :)

Seleshfan
06-08-2005, 06:35 PM
Long way to go for that, unfortunately. :awww:

Is this an inside joke? What's the verdict?

tennisman.
06-08-2005, 06:38 PM
:woohoo:

Nice job Andy!!!
You da man!!!

Seleshfan
06-08-2005, 06:56 PM
Is this an inside joke? What's the verdict?

oh duh! I see your sig Deb. Nevermind. :o

Breakaway
06-08-2005, 06:56 PM
Congrats Andy :bounce:

Nimomunz
06-08-2005, 07:23 PM
now we hope he wakes up and realises how good he is!!

Melvins
06-08-2005, 07:39 PM
Great Andy :)

Deboogle!.
06-08-2005, 10:34 PM
Well, today was like a meeting to set a trial date...to appeal the descion. :)Perhaps it was a pretrial conference... still a long way to go :o

lol seleshfan ;)

mandoura
06-08-2005, 10:37 PM
Perhaps it was a pretrial conference... still a long way to go :o

lol seleshfan ;)

Told you to change that sig. Not good for the morale. ;)

NATAS81
06-08-2005, 11:03 PM
Roddick didn't lose a point in the 2nd set on his serve.

Roddick for title.

mandoura
06-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Roddick didn't lose a point in the 2nd set on his serve.

Roddick for title.

:yeah:

How have you been spicy man? ;)

Lila
06-08-2005, 11:35 PM
RodDICK :smash: :ras: :retard:

Deboogle!.
06-09-2005, 01:35 AM
Told you to change that sig. Not good for the morale. ;)I'll change it when Andy deserves to have it changed ;):p

Paialii
06-09-2005, 02:15 AM
I'm here in Queens for the tourny and then for Wimbledon. Just thought I'd stop by here before I finally go to bed. I went to his match yesterday, he looked great. I must say though, the radar gun for serves here is extremely generous. Wasn't it HERE that his 155 MPH serve was clocked LAST year? And he hit one at 151MPH in his match here yesterday.

Deboogle!.
06-09-2005, 02:49 AM
I think it was 152 or 153 last year. the 155 came in Davis Cup play later in the year. But yea, the gun there is generous.

Thanks for your opinion on the match, glad to hear he looked good. Have fun!!!! :)

flip_fan
06-09-2005, 03:32 AM
a little sad, but not surprised at the result.

Mark needed a couple more matches before being a competative chance against roddick. also its there first meeting and i dont think mark has played someone with a serve so fast in well over 6 months. But mark sounds enthusiastic and excited about wimbledon regardless of the loss so im happy he's happy.

Corey Feldman
06-09-2005, 03:34 AM
enjoyed that match...Mark hit 3 straight aces to start the match at 40-0.. thats as good as it got for him lol

Nastase
06-09-2005, 03:38 AM
C'mon ARod!

Adman
06-09-2005, 11:12 AM
I thought it was funny when Philipousis aced Andy 3 times in the opening game, but I am glad that Andy won but I thought that the match was a little boaring just 1,2,3 storke ralleys ahhh well.