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Professor Federer meets his #1 Pupil: Roddick

prima donna
08-21-2005, 01:01 AM
You know, it's nice, I think that it shows that Roger has a big heart and is concerned about the little people. For him to take time out of his busy schedule to play with an Amateur, how commendable is that ? He teaches him so much!

Look Andy, with my backhand I can do 1 of the 3: each quite well
Apply Top Spin.
Apply Slice.
Hit flat.

You can with your backhand do the following:
Hit flat
...and you struggle to even do that little.

It's very nice to see Federer giving this child a lesson, slice shots, placement, top spin and even return of serve my god Roddick must really feel blessed.

But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)

Sjengster
08-21-2005, 01:04 AM
Ha ha. None of this will ring remotely true tomorrow, I'll bet. So sue me, I'm a pessimist when it comes to tennis.

1sun
08-21-2005, 01:06 AM
lovely post myskina

oneandonlyhsn
08-21-2005, 01:07 AM
:haha: Too funny, Roddick may just teach Roger a thing or 2 if he isnt prepared

El Legenda
08-21-2005, 01:08 AM
You know, it's nice, I think that it shows that Roger has a big heart and is concerned about the little people. For him to take time out of his busy schedule to play with an Amateur, how commendable is that ? He teaches him so much!

Look Andy, with my backhand I can do 1 of the 3: each quite well
Apply Top Spin.
Apply Slice.
Hit flat.

You can with your backhand do the following:
Hit flat
...and you struggle to even do that little.

It's very nice to see Federer giving this child a lesson, slice shots, placement, top spin and even return of serve my god Roddick must really feel blessed.

But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)


hey...whenever you need help getting your head out of Roger's A ss, i am sure few people here can help you out

El Legenda
08-21-2005, 01:08 AM
:haha: Too funny, Roddick may just teach Roger a thing or 2 if he isnt prepared

thats even more funnier...Roddick teaching Roger...hahahahahahahahahaha im sorry wait

















hahahahahahahahahaha

nkhera1
08-21-2005, 01:10 AM
You know, it's nice, I think that it shows that Roger has a big heart and is concerned about the little people. For him to take time out of his busy schedule to play with an Amateur, how commendable is that ? He teaches him so much!

Look Andy, with my backhand I can do 1 of the 3: each quite well
Apply Top Spin.
Apply Slice.
Hit flat.

You can with your backhand do the following:
Hit flat
...and you struggle to even do that little.

It's very nice to see Federer giving this child a lesson, slice shots, placement, top spin and even return of serve my god Roddick must really feel blessed.

But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)

I hope Federer can also teach Roddick how to hit a serve and forehand while he is at it (maybe even some volleys if his schedule permits).

RodLo
08-21-2005, 02:25 AM
Wow. Funny.

hablovah19
08-21-2005, 03:38 AM
:lol:

mp3junkie
08-21-2005, 04:05 AM
You know, it's nice, I think that it shows that Roger has a big heart and is concerned about the little people. For him to take time out of his busy schedule to play with an Amateur, how commendable is that ? He teaches him so much!

Look Andy, with my backhand I can do 1 of the 3: each quite well
Apply Top Spin.
Apply Slice.
Hit flat.

You can with your backhand do the following:
Hit flat
...and you struggle to even do that little.

It's very nice to see Federer giving this child a lesson, slice shots, placement, top spin and even return of serve my god Roddick must really feel blessed.

But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)

See this is what I am talking about. The ATP players are lacking technique and form in their game. It's just so ridiculous that they are getting beat by Federer time and time again. I know Federer is good and all but it's time for the rest of the players (with the exception of Nadal) to step of their game. They need to go to a sports psychologist to help them with their mental toughness when dealing with Federer. In the end, the rest of the field needs to do something to fucking win a match against Roger. It's just so boring to see Federer win over and over again.

Nimomunz
08-21-2005, 04:54 AM
But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)
dude your roddick bashing is quite inadequate........... your new and innocent :awww: you're excused. stay a little longer and note wat the roddick-hating trolls have said and improve. maybe you can learn from them!

prima donna
08-21-2005, 05:11 AM
dude your roddick bashing is quite inadequate........... your new and innocent :awww: you're excused. stay a little longer and note wat the roddick-hating trolls have said and improve. maybe you can learn from them!

New to this forum, sure, new to tennis forums in general? No. What's the duration of my stay on a board have to do with Roddick's ugly one-dimensional tennis, don't blame me because your idol has been dominated in every way shape or form by Roger Federer. Troll ? Where ? I'm interested in tennis discussion and the facts, until you're able to entertain me then move along you're a boring cyber circus act and you're not all that old to this board yourself unless you've changed login names, you're in really no position to call anyone a newbie. Take a deep breath and maybe Roddick will steal a set from Fedex at next year's Wimbledon final.

You're dismissed, don't bother responding. Thanks.

nkhera1
08-21-2005, 06:19 AM
New to this forum, sure, new to tennis forums in general? No. What's the duration of my stay on a board have to do with Roddick's ugly one-dimensional tennis, don't blame me because your idol has been dominated in every way shape or form by Roger Federer. Troll ? Where ? I'm interested in tennis discussion and the facts, until you're able to entertain me then move along you're a boring cyber circus act and you're not all that old to this board yourself unless you've changed login names, you're in really no position to call anyone a newbie. Take a deep breath and maybe Roddick will steal a set from Fedex at next year's Wimbledon final.

You're dismissed, don't bother responding. Thanks.

How is he one-dimensional? Also thinking Roddicks game is ugly is an opinion not a fact

prima donna
08-21-2005, 06:30 AM
How is he one-dimensional? Also thinking Roddicks game is ugly is an opinion not a fact

Andy Roddick is easily made to look one dimensional when you compare him to the other players on tour, even if you ask me he has an inferior serve to Federer.

His game is simply ball-bashing, there is no finesse and little usage of spins in it. His slice is the most variety that he has, it's almost like when you watch him out there he's just experimenting to see if maybe something will work ... like serving & volleying ... if he tries that against Federer tomorrow he'll get passed more than a hitchhiker.

Andy Roddick lack of variety in each shot:

Serve -
Lack of Placement
Lack of Variety (Not nearly as efficient when it comes to a slice or kick serve)
2nd Serve percentage is not that high, obviously this stems from a lack of variety and the fact that all he can do is bring the heat.
Forehand -
His forehand is on and off, it's hot and cold, that can be attributed to the fact that he doesn't have the best footwork, technique and once again, usage of spins on tour.
Backhand -
Really now, does this even need to be addressed ?

Roddick is all about power and has no finesse, no strategic approach ... once you get his 150MPH serve back chances are his winning percentage drops significantly.

Arcadion
08-21-2005, 06:33 AM
This is good, so if Andy wins there won't be any "Roger wasn't at his best" excuses?
Maybe he'll play at 64% instead of 65%, I hope! :rolleyes:

prima donna
08-21-2005, 06:36 AM
Roddick is simply bad for tennis.

partygirl
08-21-2005, 07:39 AM
WOW!
YOU ALL SUCK!
(those in the know are excluded.)

oneandonlyhsn
08-21-2005, 08:40 AM
I'm not liking where this thread is going

prima donna
08-21-2005, 08:55 AM
You know, Federer is the man and he has proven his superiority over the rest of the field most people seem willing to admit this, but you know ... even more so than Marat Safin or Nadal fans ... Roddick fans seem to have the biggest ray of hope left ... or maybe it's denial ....

Ironic that the 2 players which beat Fedex have fans that are more willing to admit defeat than a guy with a 1-9 record and 2 Wimbledon Final defeats to the man ...

Hmm!

David Kenzie
08-21-2005, 09:03 AM
In tennis, anything can happen and nobody is unbeatable. There is no such thing as winning a match before it is played. Making those kind of assumptions can make you look silly once the match is over.

VenusSerenaRocks
08-21-2005, 09:14 AM
I hope Roddick kicks his *ss, now!

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-21-2005, 04:02 PM
Go Roger! :bounce:


:scared:

victory1
08-21-2005, 04:07 PM
I hope Roddick kicks his *ss, now!

Roddick may wins but he'll never kick Fed ass! :p On that note, good luck to both players. I'm so happy for Roddick that he took down the mouth, better known as the potatoe! :D

NYCtennisfan
08-21-2005, 05:07 PM
Fed is schooling him............AGAIN

TheBoiledEgg
08-21-2005, 05:09 PM
I think Duck needs his nappy chainging :rolls:

wcr
08-21-2005, 05:10 PM
Roddick should have held his serve at 3-5 and made Roger serve out the set. That way he could have started the second set on his serve. Then again, executing that would have meant he thought about it in the first place. How frustrating. Is this a WTA match?

wcr
08-21-2005, 05:12 PM
Serve/volley lesson #1: If your opponent keeps passing you, keep trying. Eventually you'll wear them down. If you are failing to make your volleys, stay back.

Then again ... Roddick is playing Federer but that's no reason to be stubborn about it.

azinna
08-21-2005, 05:41 PM
....Federer....has proven his superiority over the rest of the field most people seem willing to admit this, but you know......Ironic that the 2 players which beat Fedex have fans that are more willing to admit defeat than a guy with a 1-9 record and 2 Wimbledon Final defeats to the man....

Admit defeat? Marat and Nadal fans should be (and are) quite confident that their faves can take Federer on any given Sunday (or Friday). We will concede that Federer has been more consistently sublime throughout the year in a range of the most important tournaments. I doubt even Roddick fans would dispute that.

Meanwhile, as for the match in question: Roddick is just not comfortable having to think and change up his tactics. I have no idea why he was serve and volleying so stubbornly in that 1st set. I think he may actually have taken himself out of his game. He should be opportunistic about his net game, not force the issue: his approaches aren't good enough for that yet.

1sun
08-21-2005, 06:44 PM
roddick is a bad student. he never learns

Jennay
08-21-2005, 06:47 PM
Because none of this also applies to Federer vs. the rest of the circuit. :o :rolleyes: (excluding Nadal).

Jennay
08-21-2005, 06:48 PM
Roddick is simply bad for tennis.
You're simply bad for this message board.

sampaio
08-21-2005, 08:19 PM
You're simply bad for this message board.

I don't agree.

Pea
08-21-2005, 08:31 PM
What a flunk.

LeeHesh
08-21-2005, 08:50 PM
You know, it's nice, I think that it shows that Roger has a big heart and is concerned about the little people. For him to take time out of his busy schedule to play with an Amateur, how commendable is that ? He teaches him so much!

Look Andy, with my backhand I can do 1 of the 3: each quite well
Apply Top Spin.
Apply Slice.
Hit flat.

You can with your backhand do the following:
Hit flat
...and you struggle to even do that little.

It's very nice to see Federer giving this child a lesson, slice shots, placement, top spin and even return of serve my god Roddick must really feel blessed.

But, in all seriousness I fully expect Roger playing at 65% (that's being generous), out of shape (he's put on a few pounds around the middle), having lack match play as of late (layoff since Wimbledon) to still steamroll Andy Roddick. Bravo. Give him a lesson on what real tennis is, not that ball-bashing crap that he does.

Federer the Professor ...
Roddick the Student ...

Has a nice ring to it, I do say. :)

Is your life so sorry that you have to live this vicariously?
If u look at my previous posts you'll see i like Fed too, but this is sad.

Even if Roddick is one-dimensional he did win one major, reach two other finals and the semis of the Australian this year. So, what does that say about the rest?

And making a blanket statement like "he is bad for tennis" (as you did) doesn't endear you to anyone, nor convince them of the validity of your points (or make me think very highly of you).

Despite his limitations Roddick is a popular player--his posters were the bestsellers at Wimbledon and he's genuinely nice to the fans. So stop slagging him off and find someone in a sport that behaves in a truly reprehensible manner (like Basketball players or something).

WF4EVER
08-21-2005, 09:17 PM
Myskinalova, I enjoyed your posts; they had me rolling. However, I do not agree with you saying that Roddick is bad for tennis. Remember, it takes all kinds.................

I wouldn't have argued prior to the final if anyone had said Federer would/could lose because he's been shaky all week, but the man knows how to bring it. Imagine Andy playing his best tennis, with a lot of improvements over the past few months, and still coming up two sets short says a lot for the mental and physical capabilities of the Master, Roger Federer. Just can't help loving him.

Sinnet
08-21-2005, 09:54 PM
Bah, we already know that Roddick has one of the worst backhands in ALL of tennis. He MIGHT hit it harder than the women, but women like the Williams sisters (especially Venus) and Justine Henin-Hardenne have much more versatility and can hit their backhand just about any way they want to from anywhere on the court. Roddick has the backhand of a 12-year-old learning how to play.

He may be 22 and number four in the world, but he needs some technical work done on his backhand. It's never too late to change something, I'm surprised they haven't atleast tried getting him to relax that left arm throughout the swing. He doesn't use his left arm enough, which is why he's unable to roll over the ball more for angles etc.

mp3junkie
08-22-2005, 12:13 AM
Andy Roddick is easily made to look one dimensional when you compare him to the other players on tour, even if you ask me he has an inferior serve to Federer.

His game is simply ball-bashing, there is no finesse and little usage of spins in it. His slice is the most variety that he has, it's almost like when you watch him out there he's just experimenting to see if maybe something will work ... like serving & volleying ... if he tries that against Federer tomorrow he'll get passed more than a hitchhiker.

Andy Roddick lack of variety in each shot:

Serve -
Lack of Placement
Lack of Variety (Not nearly as efficient when it comes to a slice or kick serve)
2nd Serve percentage is not that high, obviously this stems from a lack of variety and the fact that all he can do is bring the heat.
Forehand -
His forehand is on and off, it's hot and cold, that can be attributed to the fact that he doesn't have the best footwork, technique and once again, usage of spins on tour.
Backhand -
Really now, does this even need to be addressed ?

Roddick is all about power and has no finesse, no strategic approach ... once you get his 150MPH serve back chances are his winning percentage drops significantly.

Gosh, you hit the nail right on the head. Your post could not have been so ture. I 100% agree with your analysis of Roddick's play. Good job.

PamV
08-22-2005, 12:33 AM
Andy Roddick is easily made to look one dimensional when you compare him to the other players on tour, even if you ask me he has an inferior serve to Federer.

His game is simply ball-bashing, there is no finesse and little usage of spins in it. Roddick is all about power and has no finesse, no strategic approach ... once you get his 150MPH serve back chances are his winning percentage drops significantly.

OK, but we could say the same think about Lindsay, Maria, or Serena ....right? They are all one demensional ball bashers.

RodLo
08-22-2005, 12:37 AM
You're simply bad for this message board.

Love it, love it, love it. :yeah:

Nimomunz
08-22-2005, 02:14 PM
New to this forum, sure, new to tennis forums in general? No. What's the duration of my stay on a board have to do with Roddick's ugly one-dimensional tennis, don't blame me because your idol has been dominated in every way shape or form by Roger Federer. Troll ? Where ? I'm interested in tennis discussion and the facts, until you're able to entertain me then move along you're a boring cyber circus act and you're not all that old to this board yourself unless you've changed login names, you're in really no position to call anyone a newbie. Take a deep breath and maybe Roddick will steal a set from Fedex at next year's Wimbledon final.

You're dismissed, don't bother responding. Thanks.
oh no you didnt!!




your an idiot!! :lol:

blosson
08-22-2005, 02:28 PM
Originally Posted by myskinaLova
Andy Roddick is easily made to look one dimensional when you compare him to the other players on tour, even if you ask me he has an inferior serve to Federer.

Andy is an "one dimensional" player who's been number 1 in the world and kept himself at number 2 for the entire 2004 and is still a top 5 player. There should be other players who want to be an "one dimensional" top 5 players like he is. Just because he can't beat Roger it doesn't mean he is bad for tennis. He can beat pretty much anyone else considering he is soo "one dimensional".

NYCtennisfan
08-22-2005, 08:56 PM
Roddick's play may be one dimensional or may be ugly, but he is not bad for tennis. Quite the opposite actually. Just ask the ATP and event organizers around the world.