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Old 01-18-2010, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Well done Andy!
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Average performance from Andy...I wasn't impressed at all
Thiemo showed some flashes of what he's capable of, hope he will reach the top 50 this year.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Great to see Andy winning without TBs. His level should be enough to make the quarters, though he can definitey play better.

De Bakker could be a solid top 50 player but not top 30.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Andy was never in any danger of losing this. It was a good match to practice his net game and work off the nerves and kinks.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Thiemo didn't play that badly the last two sets but he is no match for top players yet (if he ever is)
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Yeah, just solid from Andy. Like it was mentioned, at least there wasn't any TBs.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Hope that was worst match in whole AO for Andy.

Where is serve ?
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

He was very tentative, you could tell that he was tight. But he moved pretty well and the serve was on (the return, not so much).

Also the courts look super slow, which is bad news for Andy going forward.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Comfortable win for Andy. Actually surprised and happy that a large majority of his shots were hit with length and weren't mid-court shit balls begging to be punished. Although he was never broken, the serve was quite tame today but I am hardly worried about that. Court positioning while hitting his volleys, however, was really bad. He should easily cruise to the quarters where he drew the best top 4 seed in Del Potro.

de Bakker, on the other hand, I failed to see where all this hype is about. I saw a handful of great powerful winners, but for the most part an average at best player. He has the power but simply fails with execution therefore making it a mute point in regards to how hard he can hit the ball. I did, however, enjoy the occasional variety in his game and glad he doesn't always try to hit the cover off the ball. I'd be shocked if he cracks the top 30.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

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Average performance from Andy...I wasn't impressed at all
Thiemo showed some flashes of what he's capable of, hope he will reach the top 50 this year.
It's a first round match that he won in straights and never really was pressured. What more do you want? It might not have been pretty at times, but just as Andy said when you have never played or never seen the guy play before it can be a little tricky at times.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

dull match but Roddick has a great draw so he won't have to play his best to get far. Maybe Bellucci could trouble him but I doubt he'll be consistent enough to win more than a set
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

I saw footage of this match and it showed that Roddick tripped on the foot of a lineswoman and went tumbling.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

average match from roddick, but that was more than enough. to many slice backhands for my liking though, his slice isn't going to trouble good players.
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

draw was rigged imo
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Default Re: AO 1R: [7]Roddick def. de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

his slice backhand was terrible, better players will put that shit away
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