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01-04-2005 08:40 PM
BIGMARAT
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by Paialii
Still not sure why Pim Pim is coming up so much; the guy made the SFs at the USO. Until he shows some extreme consistency, I'm not going to even think of him as a threat for a slam. Federer is the favorite for Wimbledon, Aussie, and the US Open, and he can certainly win the French; Federer grew up playing on clay.

He had some trouble with his footing when he was beaten by Kuerton (sp?) at the 04 French. I think Fed can win the French Open.
For your info, the last slam ur saying the US open last year. Pimpim is an all around player like federer in the making with a bigger serve. He is just not mature yet on court and he needs more confidence. Also, beating Rodick in US Open is no easy task, ur against all odds!!!!!
01-04-2005 08:25 PM
Paialii
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by BIGMARAT
I'm thinking Federer will concentrate on Clay court next year after Aus Open. Thats the only missing in his collection and he does'nt want to be like sampras. He will strike it while the iron is hot. So this leaves Wimbledon for Safin, Rodick, Pimpim, hewitt, and Coria. But coria will be a threat on clay to federer too.
Still not sure why Pim Pim is coming up so much; the guy made the SFs at the USO. Until he shows some extreme consistency, I'm not going to even think of him as a threat for a slam. Federer is the favorite for Wimbledon, Aussie, and the US Open, and he can certainly win the French; Federer grew up playing on clay.

He had some trouble with his footing when he was beaten by Kuerton (sp?) at the 04 French. I think Fed can win the French Open.
01-04-2005 08:22 PM
BIGMARAT
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

I'm thinking Federer will concentrate on Clay court next year after Aus Open. Thats the only missing in his collection and he does'nt want to be like sampras. He will strike it while the iron is hot. So this leaves Wimbledon for Safin, Rodick, Pimpim, hewitt, and Coria. But coria will be a threat on clay to federer too.
01-04-2005 08:17 PM
Paialii
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by tennischick
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:
If I'm not mistaking, some sort of health magazine or network looked into this and his serving motion and they concluded that it's actual very suitable for his body type and is unlikely to break down. I think people are concerned with his body because of the amount of power he puts into the ball, but if the form doesn't look like it'll cause him trouble, then there's nothing to be worried about. Funnily enough, it's those with back problems/torso problems that switch to the abbreviated serve to reduce injury. An example of this is Amelie Mauresmo. Granted she doesn't have as much torque or power in her serve as Roddick, the motion itself won't cause any harm. I think this is wishful thinking on some's part.


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Originally Posted by PaulieM
1. Will he win a Slam? probably not
2. Will he finish in the top 5? probably but i think there's a real chance that he might not, either that or in the bottom end of the top 5.
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends, maybe if something goes wrong with federer, ie. personal issues, injury etc. or roddick somehow miraculously improves every part of his game.
Not sure why someone would believe that he'll drop to five or lower in the rankings if he stays healthy. He's obviously working on all aspects of his game; if he's number two in the world right now with less "all around" skills and can defend his position, I think he'll do even BETTER when he can do that AND MORE. I'm excited to see how his game changes with Dean. I didn't like Roddick as much leading up to this fall because I felt he relied on the serve too much and was ignoring the fact that his game was falling apart, but now that I see he's WANTING to move up and improve other parts of his game, I've gained a lot of respect for the "Duck".

To answer the questions:

1) Will he win a slam? Too early to tell. Obviously the French Open isn't one you have to think about unless he becomes God all of a sudden. He's reached the Semis and QFs at the AO the last two years, so I think his results in Australia will be respectable. As for Wimbledon, you have Federer to deal with. Should Federer get knocked out because he's not playing his top, then I think Roddick does have a shot, but that depends on how his game is doing. Same with US Open.

2) Will he finish in the top 5? Looking at how he did in 2004 (decent but nowhere near as good as was expected, regardless of the Federer factor) and looking at the fact that he IS trying to improve his game, I don't see any reason why he would drop out of the top THREE, unless he becomes injured or something. Only time will tell.

3) Will he beat Federer? As plenty of others have stated, this is of course possible but likely to only happen if Federer isn't playing his best. I think Roddick knows he can't just go out there and hit Federer off the court (one reason I'm glad Gilby is gone), so we'll see what his strategy is for next time he plays Federer. I think the two play better at a slam, so here's to hoping they play a slam final..or two...or three... (I would say four but c'mon.. Andy in the FO finals? Let's not get carried away )
01-04-2005 06:41 PM
PaulieM
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

1. Will he win a Slam? probably not
2. Will he finish in the top 5? probably but i think there's a real chance that he might not, either that or in the bottom end of the top 5.
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends, maybe if something goes wrong with federer, ie. personal issues, injury etc. or roddick somehow miraculously improves every part of his game.
01-04-2005 06:27 PM
Whistleway
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

1. Will he win a Slam? NO
2. Will he finish in the top 5? YES
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends on a lot of factors. YES.

One player i am looking forward to be in top5 is pim pim. I reckon, he gonna have a blast of a year in 2005.

And rejunevated players of big time would be safin, nalby and coria.
01-04-2005 05:19 PM
joeb_uk
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

1. Will he win a Slam? NO
2. Will he finish in the top 5? YES
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? NO, more chance of winning a slam
01-04-2005 05:16 PM
Adman
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by Tennis Fool
how do you think Roddick will fare?

1. Will he win a Slam?
2. Will he finish in the top 5?
3. Will he beat Federer at any time?
I am a big Roddick fan but answering your questions:
1. No with Federer in the Picture, I think that Federer will win all 4 Grand Slams.
2. Yes I think that he will remain in the top 5 at posistion 2 or 3.
3. Yes he will have a good chance of beating Federer but only if Federer isn't up to his best which isn't likly and also if Federer gets knocked out of a tournament.
12-29-2004 05:07 PM
liptea
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by Tennis Fool
Andy can't even get to talk about a Fed rivalry until he learns to fend of Hewitt, Agassi, Henman and Pim Pim. I would say, as it stands IMHO, these are the top 5 players in the world:

1. Fed
[big gap]
2. Potato
3. Coria (fully healed)
4. Duck
5. Hippo
Hmm. I like Coria, but I don't see him finishing above Marat or Roddick.
12-29-2004 04:56 PM
Rogiman
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by tennischick
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:
Feels good to agree on something, huh...?

Now, was it that difficult???
12-29-2004 03:09 PM
Breakaway
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

I think he will actually do pretty good. I think he should at least win one Major.
12-29-2004 02:58 PM
tennischick
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by Rogiman
He'll hurt his shoulder, be sidelined often, win some of the baby-events in the US, and will finish the season 8th or 9th.
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:
12-29-2004 02:17 PM
MissFairy
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

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Originally Posted by Fedex
Really the answer to this question is Federer. How many times will Roddick have to play Federer? If he is always getting into Roddick's way, then he will find it difficult in the big tournements next year.
Alot of how well Roddick does next year, depends on how well Federer performs next year.
well put, and i agree, i think andy will have to be prepared to win tournaments when fed manages to lose (somehow) like he could/should have at Athens or some of the TMS's...the fact that he didnt, didnt bode well for his reults in 04, but if he can do that, itll make for a better season (and fed needs to lose, like Fedex said before)
12-29-2004 01:20 PM
Rex
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

i dont think he wil get a slam, beating federer is something he will fail to do- and he might still be in the top 5, but the top 3 places might be occupied by safin and hewitt
12-29-2004 12:14 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

Roddick's serve will win him a lot of matches - especially on the North American hardcourts that suit his game, - but as RonE said earlier, he is too one-dimensional and the other players are beginning to suss-out his game, so I don't see him doing amazingly well in 2005. Yes - he will stay in the Top 8 and I guess you could argue that this is pretty damn good, but I don't see him winning a Grand Slam - Federer will be in his way all too often - not forgetting Safin and Hewitt.
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