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Old 09-10-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

A lot of similarities I'm seeing here. Roddick gets one win from Fed after 3 or 4 tries, as Djokavic (in a deciding tiebreak, no less), and then goes on to win the next bajillion matches. Both are arrogant and want nothing more than to be the best, i.e. beat Federer but just can't quite pull it off. The final today reminded me of the 2004 Wimbledon final; a close match that Federer was able to pull through without a scratch.

Of course, you can say a whole lot about Djokavic that you can't say about Roddick: Novak is more talented, he's younger and therefore will peak long after Fed starts declining, he's a cheater and will find a way to sneak in a win, etc. But I'm still intrigued as to how nole's career will turn out.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

Nole showed tonight he has the game to trouble Federer, he was the better player for much of the match.

Roddick's game is a far better match-up for Federer.
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

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A lot of similarities I'm seeing here. Roddick gets one win from Fed after 3 or 4 tries, as Djokavic (in a deciding tiebreak, no less), and then goes on to win the next bajillion matches. Both are arrogant and want nothing more than to be the best, i.e. beat Federer but just can't quite pull it off. The final today reminded me of the 2004 Wimbledon final; a close match that Federer was able to pull through without a scratch.

Of course, you can say a whole lot about Djokavic that you can't say about Roddick: Novak is more talented, he's younger and therefore will peak long after Fed starts declining, etc. But I'm still intrigued as to how nole's career will turn out.
Novak will beat Federer much more consistently than Roddick can. Even today, he really troubled Federer. Its safe to say Roddick won't be beating Federer anytime soon, but Novak can already beat Federer and is only going to get better. Plus Roddick and Djokovic have such different games. Roddick's strengths are easily neutralized by Federer, but Djokovic can hang with Federer.
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

Federer is a bad match-up for Djokovic. Fed played a bad match and still didn't drop a set, although it is true Djokovic wasn't his best neither
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

No, Novak has a multi-dimensional game and if it wasn't for nerves, would have been 1 or 2 sets up. This match reminds me of when Novak lost the first Masters earlier this year to Nadal, then came back and won the next final. I think the same will happen if/when he gets to another final, more experience.

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dream on, Nole played passive and full of mistakes, someone breaking a new ground and getting overwhelmed . From now on, Nole will take care of it
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

He trobled roger because he did not dictate the way he normally does. His tactics were poor. Roger decides when he wants to win even on the clay he has every shot in the book at his disposal and it all comes down to what shots he chooses
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Nole showed tonight he has the game to trouble Federer, he was the better player for much of the match.

Roddick's game is a far better match-up for Federer.
Actually agree.

At Wimbledon Nadal played better and Djokovic had the edge at US Open. However, mentally Federer appeared mentally much tougher tham either player which surprises me to say.
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

Definitely no.
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dream on, Nole played passive and full of mistakes, someone breaking a new ground and getting overwhelmed . From now on, Nole will take care of it
And you'll tell us you knew it all along, a bit like before the final.
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

Nole's closer to Federer than Roddick could ever dream of being. Maybe closer than even Nadal. He'll get there sooner rather than later, that's for sure...
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He trobled roger because he did not dictate the way he normally does. His tactics were poor. Roger decides when he wants to win even on the clay he has every shot in the book at his disposal and it all comes down to what shots he chooses
That may be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why would he not want to win the French?
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Default Re: Will Djokavic become another Roddick to Fed?

Does the thread starter know about bio mechanics? if he had, he would have noticed that roddick's ball bashing tendency makes him too reliant on power alone.
Djokovic does far more with the racquet face and can generate the same pace in a more strategic way(like better angles to open up the court) with natural racquet speed and timing alone. Not to mention the backhand where Roddick is plain mediocre.
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Actually agree.

At Wimbledon Nadal played better and Djokovic had the edge at US Open. However, mentally Federer appeared mentally much tougher tham either player which surprises me to say.
Today I'd say it was experience more than mental toughness though.
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