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Old 07-05-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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Red face is Duckboy the third William sister?

he seems to think that the solution to every challenge on court is always to generate more power and to hit even harder.

i am surprised that Brad the trickster has not taught him that this is not always the way to go.

makes me wonder is Brad an effective coach or simply an excellent scout?
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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Well I can see Federer having a few more victories over him at Wimbledon if Roddick continues just with all out power, he's definetely improved his backhand but needs to work on a lot more variety of shot and what federer does so well is mix up the pace of shot which would be of great advantage for Andy Roddick if he could introduce this into his game.
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TC, I think Brad Gilbert is both an excellent coach and an excellent scout. Roddick was playing well against Federer until the last rain delay and that hurt him. Federer has more talent than Roddick does and is a better grass court player than Roddick is. But Andy had Roger in trouble but didn't get the job done in their Wimbledon final.

And TC, LOL @ your third Williams sister quip. But the third Williams sister is said to be Maria Sharapova.
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Roddick was playing well against Federer until the last rain delay and that hurt him.
I find it a bit ironic. Before the match I was pretty sure that rain delays were going to be in Andy's favor because of the coaching situation. I thought that Gilbert would fill him in with tactics and positive outlook.
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The rain delays would have helped Andy more had he been in the losing position, but on both accounts, he was winning so what can Brad tell him the rain delays helped Roger relax more and he started to do things out there. And why did a whole bunch of posts get taken out of this thread I only see 4 posts but this thread had at least 30 or them beforehand
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The rain delays would have helped Andy more had he been in the losing position, but on both accounts, he was winning so what can Brad tell him the rain delays helped Roger relax more and he started to do things out there. And why did a whole bunch of posts get taken out of this thread I only see 4 posts but this thread had at least 30 or them beforehand
UGH. Because TennisChick created two of the same thread but didn't have the courtesy to delete this one.
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Yes, he was winning, but I looked at the statistics at that time and was very surprised to see- 87-89 points won in Andy's favor. Besides, second set was very weird by Andy's standards( lost serve 3 times).
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Oh, thanks CC I didn't even notice. TC needed her Duckboy fix, she needed a double dose
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:37 PM   #9
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UGH. Because TennisChick created two of the same thread but didn't have the courtesy to delete this one.
i didn't actually. there was some glitch as i posted the thread and the next thing i saw were two threads. i tried deleting this one but that is not an option on this board. check for yourself.
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Weeell, I seem to be able to delete my posts. Is it different for threads?
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