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Old 09-06-2007, 06:38 AM   #3031
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Oh well, nothing new.
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*le sigh*

Still wish he won a set, but he played well right? So that's all I/any Andy fan can hope for (: Andrew
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:54 AM   #3033
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That is a smart way of thinking. GM just sucks you in with its ignorant backchat about Andy. Heard it all before. YAWN.

That was a good match, he played nearly as well as he possibly can (that extra bit is nearly all in the return, i think). From his press interview, it sounds like he's fully aware that despite the losing scoreline that he did well. Frankly during the first bit of the match i was just glad the match didn't follow the AO 07 path, but this performance from him was far superior to that one in January.

His intensity was just fabulous. I don't know if it was because of Federer, AA, New York....or most probably a combo of all three, but that was great. It was like a flashback or something (only with some MUCH improved volleys d: ) 1st serve % was over 70? Over 80% in the second. What a way to bring it (:

The loss of consecutive service games in the third set was tough, but understandable. Andy was so highly focused, his body just went away a bit. Considering what an easy route to the 1/4s, he did extremely well to be able to go toe-to-toe with Federer like he did. I think he SHOULD have got a set, really (the 2nd one most probably). I think it would've more truly reflected the match's competitiveness.

Andy needs to always hunt down the 2nd serve return. He wasn't doing it so much at the beginning of the match, but once he settled he did much better. I also loved how he never let his head drop, he was pretty much there fighting from start to end. It was a good performance.

And i wish he would quit moving so quickly in anticipation of where the ball is going. How many times did he jump the gun last night?

And on another note, Jimmy + Suits = LOVE.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:20 AM   #3034
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Just like the media to try to create controversy regarding Roger's comments. My respect for the media continues to have no bottom.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #3035
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I agree with Deb but in fairness I think it's possible that Federer played even better than he did last year. He definitely gave away less UEs and he served better today, especially on 2nd serve where Andy often had no chance.

The way Andy protected his own serve today was most impressive. He held 14 service games in a row and there was nothing even Federer could do. On both 1st and 2nd deliveries Andy was bombing it in, with better accuracy than last year, and the FH or smash usually finished what the serve couldn't. Federer was at his best, at least as good as at the AO, and yet Andy pretty much matched him for two and a half sets - for me that was the most pleasing aspect.

But we shouldn't raise our expectations and expect Andy to beat him next time because it won't work that way. If they meet at an indoor event or at the AO next year Andy probably won't be as intensive as he was today. All you can hope for is that Federer eventually has an off day against him because no-one in the world beats him on a fast court when he's playing like this.
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From everybody's comments, I understand he would have beaten most players with yesterday's performance. That's good sign as it means he (Yay!) can raise his level. If he had better seeding he could have avoided Roger in the quarters. Hopefully he will play the indoor season and collect some precious points in order to avoid Roger so early in the next AOpen.

It's still disappointing even if that's what we expected. DC here we go.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #3037
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I am disappointed Andy did not win, or take a set; I really thought he could have. But I am impressed with the way he played, that was his best tennis of the tournament. Really, it was great tennis on both sides.

I am even more impressed with the manner in which he conducted himself. Andy never hung his head or got down on himself. As we all know, he has the ability to do this, or get frustrated and lose focus. This never happened, he was adamantly focused and out there for a reason. In general, this is encouraging. If he can translate this mental attitude into other matches it should help him. Whether he will or not, who knows? But he has proven the capability of such intensity.

He played strong tennis. He came out and served well and was playing well off the ground. Jimmy also appeared to think Roddick played some pretty tennis at points. Last night it was not enough, but it may be in the future—I am sure they will encounter each other again. If Andy keeps taking his shots with such a determined approach and powerful tennis he has every chance to beat Fed (most probably at Wim or USO).

That is all down the road, the DC tie is up next. Even with Andy losing, I am excited about the tie and the US’ chances. I am kind of surprised that they chose an ice-rink, but I think the US is the favorite either way. I hope that Andy can translate the positives of this match into DC.

Oh, and Jimmy was just so cute at the match.

***It’s weird, I usually do not feel this impressed/good/disappointed-but-not-upset/wistful after Roddick loses. I did not expect this set of emotions, but I knew into the second set that even if Roddick lost, it was a good match and he was playing high quality tennis. Honestly, I was bracing for distressed before the match. I get that it was still a loss; the tournament is over for Roddick. However, I just do not feel the bleak withdraw I expected; and it appears that several others are like this as well. The match may have gone differently with the change of just a few points—I am not saying Andy would have won (he may or may not have – confidence/disappointment is huge from winning/losing a TB), but the match may have gone deeper. Regardless, his mentality and skill gave him opportunity and for some reason I am content with that for the moment—not pleased, mind you—but content.

And I think Jimmy will be around for a while.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:28 PM   #3038
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These are great comments I totally agree and whilst I didn't expect him to win I am impressed with the score and by what you have all been saying he played really well. I am looking forward to Davis Cup (even though it isn't televised here grrr) I think the US have a very good chance and it is also one of Andy's priorities - I don't think he has anything to be ashamed of today.
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Sigh, I thought he might get a set. It sounds like it may have been closer than the scorline might indicate but still, straight sets I mean it's good that he did the best he could, but that's what he SHOULD do, so it's hard for me to be extra-happy about that.

And I hate to be the reminder of bad news, but he was a LOT closer last year to beating him and it didn't seem to do him a bit of good considering what happened the next time they played

Anyway, he better win DC, because it's the only thing that would salvage a year that has somehow turned out to be even worse than last year
The thing is: Roger played much much much much better than last year. So did Andy, in my opinion. His serve was awesome, he kept fighting, fist pumping, Jimmy always motivating him till the end of the match. I think if you actually got to watch it you'd understand why we are happy/proud of him.
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The thing is: Roger played much much much much better than last year. So did Andy, in my opinion. His serve was awesome, he kept fighting, fist pumping, Jimmy always motivating him till the end of the match. I think if you actually got to watch it you'd understand why we are happy/proud of him.
It was definitely a 'you had to be there' match. Otherwise the scoreline suggests pretty much same old, same old.

Andy's ability to keep serve consecutively throughout the match, even when the games got a bit tight, showed huge mental strength. That alone, made me smile.
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were they saying anything else, outside of the coaching stuff, that also annoyed you? I had commentary in spanish, and while I'm thankful I didn't have to hear those retards, i heard that agassi was in booth?
Andre just basically sat there and waxed poetic about Roger for over 2 hours. It's annoying to be on the edge of your seat, watching Andy serving and all you hear is Andre yacking about the magnificence of Roger. It gets old

Yes, he's great, we know, move on.

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Yes. He said something like they have been together a little over a year but you have to wonder how much longer they will stay together or something like that. If I am wrong someone correct


Yay! We can gang up on them That whole booth needed to just die.

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Yes they did . I was so annoyed. Let's go get 'em!

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I agree with what Sarah said, both men played their best tennis and unfortunately Roger's best is better than Andy's best. But he was absolutely on last night, and if he played anything like that against any other player he'd do serious damage. Hopefully he'll take that fight right into DC and he'll get one of his four goals this year . He was impressive, moreso than the scoreline says.
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It was definitely a 'you had to be there' match. Otherwise the scoreline suggests pretty much same old, same old.

Andy's ability to keep serve consecutively throughout the match, even when the games got a bit tight, showed huge mental strength. That alone, made me smile.
Agreed.

And well, yeah. Roger's best > everyone else's best.
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It was definitely a 'you had to be there' match. Otherwise the scoreline suggests pretty much same old, same old.

Andy's ability to keep serve consecutively throughout the match, even when the games got a bit tight, showed huge mental strength. That alone, made me smile.
I completely agree. It's easy to look at the score line and be like oh crap another beat down, but it wasn't like that at all.

Andy was in that match start to end. He was holding his serve and managed to get into a few of Roger's service points. He didn't get negative or anything like that.

The biggest issue I saw was that he seemed so over anxious to be out there. He really needed to calm down a little bit.

It was a clean well played match. Roger went out to win and took it up a level in the third set. It was better tennis from both then the final last year.
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And well, yeah. Roger's best > everyone else's best.
I know after I typed that I thought Wow, that was a DUH statement.
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I know after I typed that I thought Wow, that was a DUH statement.
haha It needed to be said anyway
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