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Old 10-07-2005, 09:05 AM   #31
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:34 PM   #32
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My dream RG final would be Andy vs. Robredo.

I'm hoping that in 2006 Andy will start to refocus more on his strengths. I noticed throughout this year that there seems to be a concerted effort to improve Andy's weaknesses, which is grand, but unfortunately by doing so, it has chipped away at Andy's confidence.

Lacking in confidence has also negatively affected his strengths (remember when we were complaining that Andy wasn't blasting his forehand with authority anymore? Watch the Muller match again if you can stomach it). When you start to question your weaker plays then you will also start to question your strengths and suddenly your whole game falls apart. When your go-to shots fail, it becomes that much harder to recover.
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My dream RG final would be Andy vs. Robredo.

I'm hoping that in 2006 Andy will start to refocus more on his strengths. I noticed throughout this year that there seems to be a concerted effort to improve Andy's weaknesses, which is grand, but unfortunately by doing so, it has chipped away at Andy's confidence.

Lacking in confidence has also negatively affected his strengths (remember when we were complaining that Andy wasn't blasting his forehand with authority anymore? Watch the Muller match again if you can stomach it). When you start to question your weaker plays then you will also start to question your strengths and suddenly your whole game falls apart. When your go-to shots fail, it becomes that much harder to recover.

Yes, you´re right. I can´t even remember the last time where Andy really hit a powerful fh with confidence anymore. Another thing that he has to get out of his system is his habit to stand 3 or 4 meters behind the baseline when he has a bp. What´s that? He stands at the baseline when the score is 30 all or something like that. Maybe next year we´ll see him serving from 3 or 4 meters behind the baseline when he´s facing a bp. That´ll be the new revolution, developed by Andy Roddick.
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Yes, you´re right. I can´t even remember the last time where Andy really hit a powerful fh with confidence anymore.
He does it sporadically. He did it once in a while at DC and Cincy this summer, etc. but consistently? Not for a while
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Another thing that he has to get out of his system is his habit to stand 3 or 4 meters behind the baseline when he has a bp. What´s that? He stands at the baseline when the score is 30 all or something like that. Maybe next year we´ll see him serving from 3 or 4 meters behind the baseline when he´s facing a bp. That´ll be the new revolution, developed by Andy Roddick.
LOL! Well as for receiving so far, he has always done that. Brad made it worse so now it's a habit. I don't have a problem with him sometimes reutrning far back, as long as he moves INTO the court after he hits the return, and the fact that he often fails to do that is what causes a lot of the problems.
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Cheers! Here's a toast to the (new) Raging Asshole Andy in 2006:

beating the living shit out of lesser opponents instead of barely scraping by them...

getting revenge against lesser opponents like Mathieu and Muller who beat him when they shouldn't have...

start serving more bagels for breakfast instead of waiting around for someone to serve HIM...

getting to the second week of Roland Garros...

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beating Hewitt on a consistent basis on hardcourts...

beating Federer to finally take the Wimbledon crown...

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get a decent ad campaign from American Express...

dump Mardy and get back together with Mandy Moore...
w00t! I totally agree!

Go Andy! You better come to Canada xD Well, it's not like I'll see you in Toronto *scratches head* But still, Canada, very important

I hope that... Andy does well this year. You know, improves. Everyone can improve- so I hope he does too I hope he has the best year evar! *giggle* I think I just became three years younger.

I can't wait for the Australian Open. I totally want Andy, the Bryan Twins, Sugiyama and Petrova to kick ass xD I'm like, so rooting hard for the Australian, all my favorites have never won there so like I really want them to do well XD

EDIT: BTW, I most agree with kicking Muller and Mathieu ass... Mathieu disappointed me the most, :'(
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The best spell that Andy had this year, was probably at Queen's, playing like we all know he can.

At Wimbledon, he was grinding out results when he shouldn't have to in the first place. And it all came crumbling down again at the Finals.

There has been too much focus on the weaknesses, sometimes, you forget about your strength. And in times of need, he couldn't recall those much needed weapons. I've read bits of the biography of a very successful football (soccer) manager, where he told one of his players - sometimes, putting too much effort to develop yourself as a more complete players, you neglect what your strength is, in the first place. It shouldn't have been done in the expense of your own strength.

Andy has gotten a lot fitter than the year before - no doubt about that. And it's obvious he's added a lot more to his game, but how he's always trying to go for that one shot that he's determined to make, but not happening, at the expense of his game, is frustrating.

One thing I've noticed this year - he often let this one fact bothers him - that is giving a glimer of hope to his opponent. Instead of fighting back and show he's the one who should be stamping his authority all over, he let the guy back, and he slips away. It's just sad to see matches getting thrown away like that... He's been on tour long enough, not to make these sort of mistakes. I think this is where Federer is so much stronger than his opponent - mental strength. Andy knows it, but he's just not practising it...

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He has to go back at being number 2 (like in 2004). To ensure he only meets the Fed in finals. This year he's been lucky in major draws. Even Lleyton would have had more titles if he didn't run into Roger so often.
Meh not really the case this year. Lleyton has really stunk it up in the smaller events without Roger in them (events he should have been focusing a bit more on because those are the ones he can really WIN). If Federer didn't exists who knows Andy might have been the solid #1 and have been winning GS titles left right and center.
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You know, I just felt that tug in my heartstrings and gut that tells me Andy still has it in him to win majors and big tournaments, despite the dominance of Roger. I love it when I feel positive like this.
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My dream RG final would be Andy vs. Robredo.
it's not a dream, it's next year's reality.
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Oz might be too slow for him to win. He should have played better in the Hewitt semi. He probably would have beaten Marat but who knows. Wimbledon and USO are his best picks. Picking up Madrid or Paris or the Cup would help him greatly for next year.
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Oz might be too slow for him to win. He should have played better in the Hewitt semi. He probably would have beaten Marat but who knows. Wimbledon and USO are his best picks. Picking up Madrid or Paris or the Cup would help him greatly for next year.
By OZ i assume you mean Australian Open. What are you basing this on? Hasn't he made is to the qtrs or better the last 3 years losing to the eventual finalist? I think he has the game to do well enough on that surface.
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Cheers! Here's a toast to the (new) Raging Asshole Andy in 2006:

beating the living shit out of lesser opponents instead of barely scraping by them...

getting revenge against lesser opponents like Mathieu and Muller who beat him when they shouldn't have...

start serving more bagels for breakfast instead of waiting around for someone to serve HIM...

getting to the second week of Roland Garros...

winning the Davis Cup...

beating Hewitt on a consistent basis on hardcourts...

beating Federer to finally take the Wimbledon crown...

telling Mary Carillo to piss off...

get a decent ad campaign from American Express...

dump Mardy and get back together with Mandy Moore...
Right on Tangy Especially the last line. The sausage just isn't cutting it for Andy
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it's not a dream, it's next year's reality.
Even if the final at RG was against Tommy, Andy would find a way to lose. |:

On a serious note, I hope to see RagingBull Andy Ablaze with fire in the year of 2006. (and the following years of course).
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Even if the final at RG was against Tommy, Andy would find a way to lose. |:
to ROBREDO!?! You're kidding, right? Surely you've seen their head-to-head
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but andy managed to get beaten by robby this year even thought the disparity of their h to h. silly andy.
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