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Old 06-25-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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I hope Dent will show better performance than what he did in austrelian open against Andy. Being a pure serve and volleyer, I think he can create some problems for Andy. I hope his serves gets going.

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No, I don´t think that he can do something against Andy. Andy is just a great Slam player (FO not counting) and Dent...well, he won their best-of-three match, but it seems to me like Dent is just not playing his best on the big stage. He won´t have a chance against Andy. I wouldn´t put my money on Dent.
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Default Re: Can Dent put a dent in Roddicks hope.

This title is straight out of Shakespeare. See it's funny because his last name is Dent and it's also a verb .....
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No, I don´t think that he can do something against Andy. Andy is just a great Slam player (FO not counting) and Dent...well, he won their best-of-three match, but it seems to me like Dent is just not playing his best on the big stage. He won´t have a chance against Andy. I wouldn´t put my money on Dent.
Yea... Andy beats Taylor in every department except volleying. Andy's passing shots looked good today, had a few BH DTL winners even so if he serves and holds (and Taylor's not the best returner mind you) his own and returns Taylor well and keeps him off the net, it shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't be shocked if it went 4 or 5 sets tho
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Default Re: Can Dent put a dent in Roddicks hope.

If Dent's serve is on, Roddick will still make him play a lot of low volleys and tough returns judging by the ease with which he won their Queen's QF last year; if it's off, it will be just as embarrassing a drubbing as it was at the AO this year. And that's the bottom line - you know that Roddick's serve is going to be firing day in, day out, whereas you constantly wonder how Dent's will hold up from match to match. He's still the biggest threat to Roddick in that quarter, mind you, which tells you just how soft Roddick's draw is.
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No, I don't think Dent can make a dent. I'm always up for a good upset, though.

Andy seems to be playing nervous or frustrated in the early rounds. I think the weather and the unfamiliarity with his opponents may have had something to do with that. I expect him to come out hot against Taylor, though, because he knows what Taylor can do under the right circumstances.
Mostly, I'm hoping that Taylor doesn't embarrass himself again like he did at the AO. Come on, Taylor! Play your best. Good luck to you and Andy!

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well, maybe Dent can trouble Andy, but I guess Popp could be also dangerous, maybe even much more.

You know, Popp and Wimbledon is something special and a Cinderella story... and if Popp's serve is in, he can beat very much players on grass. His all-around play isn't too shabby either. If both can beat their opponents in the current round, I'm looking forward to Popp vs Roddick more than Dent vs Roddick.
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hmmm well its currently 2-1 in Roddick's favour but Dent did thrash Roddick 6-1 6-4 once!
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Yes but that was also Andy's first tournament back after his wrist injury he had a couple weeks prior.
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Oh, quit making excuses!! He lost, he lost. End of story. So they both have thrashed each other once, makes it interesting. Actually Dent certainy has a better return than Andy, so dont say Andy is better in everything,except the volleys. Even though Dent played a nightmare of a match in Australia, I believe Andy had less then 10 aces. Something like 5 or 6, so you cant say he dosnt return well, and certainly not that Andy returns better, as thats the weakest part of his game
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And Bunk, theres no way possible you can keep Dent off the net. lol. He'll find himself there plenty, mind you, and even if Andy Serves & Volleys every point, Dent will come in behind the serve, and then you'll see net exchanges. He's going to have to hit goo passing shots tomorrow, becasue Dent will be at the net every serve point, and 30-40% on Andy's serve. Depending on how long the match goes, Dent may get into the triple didgets on Net Approaches.
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I really hope its a cracking match! I tip Roddick to win but I hope Dent can make a fight of it and maybe pinch a win
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I like Andy in eight sets in this one
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apparently Dent can't even spank Jaden Gil so why hope that he can destroy Duckboy?
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Dent limited Roddick's ace count because he possesses a blocked return like Henman and Federer, which means he can get his racket on a few more serves than other players would do - he's still not as good a returner as the above two, however, and the AO scoreline showed that. He'll certainly try to attack the net as often as possible, but trying to chip-charge off Roddick's second serve is easier said than done.
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