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Roddick def. Gasquet 6-7, 6-1, 6-3

NeverSayDie
10-12-2006, 08:36 PM
:eek: Roddick played really well in the 2nd and 3rd sets :yeah: Richie was a bit up and down :rolleyes: Well done Roddick though :)

ShimSham
10-12-2006, 08:39 PM
I watched the match, Roddick played well!

Congrats Andy! :)

Jimnik
10-12-2006, 08:42 PM
Are we on course for a Ljubo-ARod showdown?

stebs
10-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Not many players could've broken Roddick in this match, particularly in the second and third sets. Good rallying as well, his forehand looked better than usual.

El Legenda
10-12-2006, 08:46 PM
Are we on course for a Ljubo-ARod showdown?

World War III :wavey:

stebs
10-12-2006, 08:49 PM
Are we on course for a Ljubo-ARod showdown?

On course for that yes and also on course for a 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 semi final. That would be good.

Ljubicic vs. Baghdatis and Roddick vs. Nalbandian.

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 08:50 PM
...his forehand looked better than usual.That makes me particularly pleased, thanks for that info :)

SLICK
10-12-2006, 08:51 PM
Roddick and Gasquet press conference quotes in match report
http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2050

richie21
10-12-2006, 08:51 PM
Not many players could've broken Roddick in this match, particularly in the second and third sets. Good rallying as well, his forehand looked better than usual.


Federer,Blake,Safin,Baghdatis,Berdych,Nalbandian could have done it.

because Gasquet didn t break him doesn t mean that Roddick was unbreakable today,especially considering how weak Gasquet 's return of serve is.

tangerine_dream
10-12-2006, 08:51 PM
Great recovery from Andy after losing the first set TB. Well done! :yeah:

Veronique
10-12-2006, 08:52 PM
Well done, Andy!

vincayou
10-12-2006, 08:52 PM
Hey Roddick was in the final of US open not so long ago, he's in great form, so it's not a surprise. Too bad Richie collapsed physically in the 2nd and in the 3rd (now that's really worrying).

stebs
10-12-2006, 08:53 PM
Federer,Blake,Safin,Baghdatis,Berdych,Nalbandian could have done it.

because Gasquet didn t break him doesn t mean that Roddick was unbreakable today,especially considering how weak Gasquet 's return of serve is.
Of course not. I am not going on Gasquet's return but Roddick served at a very high percentage. Over 70% and he followed it up very well.

stebs
10-12-2006, 08:53 PM
That makes me particularly pleased, thanks for that info :)

:) It was much more like the old Roddick. I was surprised to see him hit so aggresively, even since his return to form his forehand hasn't been the same type of shot it used to be. Today it was like old times, firing it.

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 08:55 PM
:) It was much more like the old Roddick. I was surprised to see him hit so aggresively, even since his return to form his forehand hasn't been the same type of shot it used to be. Today it was like old times, firing it.ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that makes me so happy :)

Joaquim
10-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Andy. :)

Good result. Tricky Dick can be tough to beat.

cmurray
10-12-2006, 09:03 PM
Wow...nice win A-rod. :)

Looks like Andy is getting back in form. YAY!

cobalt60
10-12-2006, 09:05 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that makes me so happy :)

Almost time to change the signature;)

Regenbogen
10-12-2006, 09:06 PM
:banana: nice win

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 09:08 PM
Almost time to change the signature;)weeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll

1) He needs to do it consistently over several tourneys
2) I need to see it for myself :lol:

star
10-12-2006, 09:12 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Yay Andy! Nice win.... but there's a ways to go still.

bad gambler
10-12-2006, 09:15 PM
Roddick played extremely well today

name_change
10-12-2006, 09:16 PM
go andy!!!i'm really happy he's finally doing well again.

MisterQ
10-12-2006, 09:17 PM
Nice win, Andy. :yeah:

tangerine_dream
10-12-2006, 09:18 PM
weeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll

1) He needs to do it consistently over several tourneys
2) I need to see it for myself :lol:
I hope his monster forehand comes back on a more consistent basis, too. It's weird that he's been winning so many matches without the use of one of his biggest weapons. Perhaps testament that the rest of his game is getting stronger. :D

Somebody posted in another thread that Andy has not lost to anybody lower than top ten since hooking up with Connors, which is great news. This was his biggest problem throughout 2005 and beginning of 2006 but now he seems to be righting the boat. Yay! :cool:

musefanatic
10-12-2006, 09:20 PM
Well done Andy :) :)

cobalt60
10-12-2006, 09:24 PM
I hope his monster forehand comes back on a more consistent basis, too. It's weird that he's been winning so many matches without the use of one of his biggest weapons. Perhaps testament that the rest of his game is getting stronger. :D

Somebody posted in another thread that Andy has not lost to anybody lower than top ten since hooking up with Connors, which is great news. This was his biggest problem throughout 2005 and beginning of 2006 but now he seems to be righting the boat. Yay! :cool:

Your banana is not dancing. Bummer. :p

tangerine_dream
10-12-2006, 09:30 PM
Your banana is not dancing. Bummer. :p

My bananas will form a Rumba line should Andy win this thing. ;)

ReservoirCat
10-12-2006, 09:34 PM
:) It was much more like the old Roddick. I was surprised to see him hit so aggresively, even since his return to form his forehand hasn't been the same type of shot it used to be. Today it was like old times, firing it.

Yep, he was pretty consistent off that wing. Aside from that, he played some stylish tennis at times also. Good performance.:hatoff:

Jlee
10-12-2006, 09:35 PM
Woot! Keep it up Andy :yeah:

liptea
10-12-2006, 09:36 PM
ANDY IS SO NEAT!!!

Bilbo
10-12-2006, 09:36 PM
expected win by Roddick

ReservoirCat
10-12-2006, 09:38 PM
weeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll


2) I need to see it for myself :lol:

:lol:

Stebs and I will be your eyes.:lol:

kronus12
10-12-2006, 09:41 PM
its great to see andy performing well he's had a good summer hopefully he can kick on from here.
Good stuff andy.

Nando_L
10-12-2006, 09:43 PM
Richie :(

rofe
10-12-2006, 09:45 PM
Seems like Andy played well. Well done! Now he should keep that form. Gasquet should practice and practice hard his return of serve though the interesting question is, how he can do that without someone throwing 130mph bombs at him during practice.

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 09:47 PM
:lol:

Stebs and I will be your eyes.:lol:awww thanks! :lol:

Well hopefully I'll see it for myself at Madrid next week where I have full tv coverage :D

Effka
10-12-2006, 09:50 PM
nice to see Andy playing aggressive and fooling around. oldschool.

ReservoirCat
10-12-2006, 10:06 PM
awww thanks! :lol:

Well hopefully I'll see it for myself at Madrid next week where I have full tv coverage :D

Hey, it's the least we can do.:D Even though I have got the eyesight of Mr Magoo without my specs,:lol: I can see well enough to tell when Andy's forehand's up to speed.:)

Stay positive!:D

Adler
10-12-2006, 10:07 PM
I saw the match. Nice performance by Andy, he was better than in some matches at this year's USO (BH winners)

neenah
10-12-2006, 10:33 PM
Richieeeeeeeee :( But nice performance by Roddick!

Rogiman
10-12-2006, 10:42 PM
From what I caught from the match it looks good for Roddick, right now he's a strong title favorite.

neenah
10-12-2006, 10:44 PM
From what I caught from the match it looks good for Roddick, right now he's a strong title favorite.

Wish I could have seen it. How did Gasquet play compared to Roddick?

stebs
10-12-2006, 10:45 PM
Wish I could have seen it. How did Gasquet play compared to Roddick?

Gasquet played okay, his big backswing makes it hard for him to effectively return Roddick's super fast serves and it was a huge problem, he seemed unable to make a dent on his opponents serve. His rallying was okay but Roddick played a really good match. I would call it an average performance from Richie, not good. Not bad.

stebs
10-12-2006, 10:46 PM
From what I caught from the match it looks good for Roddick, right now he's a strong title favorite.

He is playing well enough but isn't Ljubicic still the favourite?

neenah
10-12-2006, 10:52 PM
Gasquet played okay, his big backswing makes it hard for him to effectively return Roddick's super fast serves and it was a huge problem, he seemed unable to make a dent on his opponents serve. His rallying was okay but Roddick played a really good match. I would call it an average performance from Richie, not good. Not bad.

Thanks :) I can see the return being a problem, especially when Roddick is playing a really good match. I wish Richie could have done more but it sounds like a great win for Roddick. Hope he gets far in this tournament!

Rogiman
10-12-2006, 10:55 PM
He is playing well enough but isn't Ljubicic still the favourite?On paper maybe.

stebs
10-12-2006, 10:58 PM
On paper maybe.

Fair enough. I guess I would have to agree that personally if they met in the final I would back Roddick to win the match but Ljubo can be a monster indoors.

scoobs
10-12-2006, 11:10 PM
I haven't seen the third set yet but Roddick played a superb first two sets.

He's playing really well at the moment.

scoobs
10-12-2006, 11:15 PM
I thought his forehand was excellent today but his backhand has been a revelation of late.

If you do watch the match Deb, look out for a really sweet sliced backhand down the line for a winner - it was classy tennis from him today.

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 11:18 PM
I thought his forehand was excellent today but his backhand has been a revelation of late.

If you do watch the match Deb, look out for a really sweet sliced backhand down the line for a winner - it was classy tennis from him today.:eek: *faints*

Can't wait :)

Yappa
10-12-2006, 11:19 PM
My favorite Roddick "rally" was his serve+smash point. :yeah:

scoobs
10-12-2006, 11:22 PM
I think what impressed me the most is that Gasquet was returning the Roddick serve extremely well - Roddick didn't fire many aces in the match - yet Gasquet never made it to break point. Roddick was playing extremely well off the ground and the fact he wasn't getting the cheap points made no difference at all.

silverwhite
10-12-2006, 11:23 PM
Good to hear that Andy played really well :yeah:

Richard needs to work on his fitness though :smash:

Yappa
10-12-2006, 11:25 PM
I think what impressed me the most is that Gasquet was returning the Roddick serve extremely well - Roddick didn't fire many aces in the match - yet Gasquet never made it to break point. Roddick was playing extremely well off the ground and the fact he wasn't getting the cheap points made no difference at all.

True. Gasquet managed to do it like Federer in returning Andys serve long enough that most of the time, Roddick couldnt easily go for a fh winner. He had to "earn" the point more than once by winning the rally.

Deboogle!.
10-12-2006, 11:25 PM
I think what impressed me the most is that Gasquet was returning the Roddick serve extremely well - Roddick didn't fire many aces in the match - yet Gasquet never made it to break point. Roddick was playing extremely well off the ground and the fact he wasn't getting the cheap points made no difference at all.oh mannnnn I just hope he can keep that up :awww:

leng jai
10-13-2006, 12:01 AM
Interesting. I would thought Richie could at least get one break point. I mean, Richie's backhand crosscourt to Roddick's backhand should of created a lot of backhand down the line openings. I guess Roddick never allowed him to do that, or his backhand has improved a WHOLE lot.

Golfnduck
10-13-2006, 01:57 AM
Not many players could've broken Roddick in this match, particularly in the second and third sets. Good rallying as well, his forehand looked better than usual.
I'm glad to hear this. I won't get to watch another Roddick match this year since the U.S. doesn't televise that much tennis.

leng jai
10-13-2006, 02:03 AM
Well, Australia doesn't televise ANY tennis except for the Australian summer circuit and the Davis Cup if we are playing

Havok
10-13-2006, 03:09 AM
Andy :D.

Richie :sad:.

Hate it when two faves face eachother so damn early! This could have been a huge turnament for Gasquet to boost up his rankings for a *possible* seed at his hometown TMS event. Bummer.

Roddick for the title :drive:.

Merton
10-13-2006, 04:12 AM
Congrats Andy, it is great to see him showing good form, even though I don't believe he will win the title. There have been many case now when Richard's level drops after the first set, taking care of that should be a priority for his further development.

Xristos
10-13-2006, 04:21 AM
Well done Andy!

TMJordan
10-13-2006, 04:29 AM
Andy just to good!...on hardcourts!

Puschkin
10-13-2006, 06:48 AM
Gasquet played okay, his big backswing makes it hard for him to effectively return Roddick's super fast serves and it was a huge problem, he seemed unable to make a dent on his opponents serve. His rallying was okay but Roddick played a really good match. I would call it an average performance from Richie, not good. Not bad.

Not quite. It was different in the three sets. It was an excellent first set from Richard. Roddick had no breakpoint either in set 1. There were hard fouhgt rallies and both played aggressively, there were many winners from both players, great to watch.

In the second Richard lost his momentum, mainly on serve and with the backhand :eek: Roddick continued on his (admittedly) high level from the first and that was enough. Richard did not really give up in sets 2 and 3, but he did not fully believe in changing it around either.

njorker
10-13-2006, 03:03 PM
Poor baby :baby: Richard...... :sad: