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Old 02-25-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default One thing about Andy

Excuse my ignorance (I haven't watched tennis for that long and am no expert) but I noticed in a lot of matches, Andy doesn't move around much. For example, if an opposing player hits the ball, sometimes Andy would just stand there and not try to return it. He just goes, 'Oh well...I'll let that ball pass.' Players like Hewitt and Nadal always run to get the ball..they don't just stand there. I know you guys have been watching tennis far longer than I have and might say that Andy does run for the ball or it's because he's not fast as Hewitt/Federer/Nadal, etc. Maybe it's just me...
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:49 AM   #2
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I noticed in a lot of matches, Andy doesn't move around much.
if your fairly new (within the last 2 years) than this is a totally accurate discription.
its -the watch the ball fly past you then put your head down in defeat- technique...and it sucks & it is becomming more frequent.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
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if your fairly new (within the last 2 years) than this is a totally accurate discription.
its -the watch the ball fly past you then put your head down in defeat- technique...and it sucks & it is becomming more frequent.
lol yeah I started watching during Wimbledon 2004 so about a year and a half. I wished I started watching when Andy was winning.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:50 AM   #4
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Andy's been working on that ever since he started working with Dean, mainly. It used to be worse. Of course players like Nadal, Hewitt and Coria are known for their ability to be able to run a lot and get to many balls that not everybody would, and we don't expect that from Andy... but I wouldn't say his legs are the ones that are making him lose, not nowadays at least. He's moving alright, not too great but not too bad. Just regular.
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Sometimes Andy doesn't run after balls. But a lot of the time, it's quite obvious he never would've gotten there. But he also hustles and runs down a good many dropshots and his defense has gotten a lot better over the years, so I don't think it's really a problem.

His body language and attitude in GENERAL is a problem, but where running after balls is concerned, I think his effort level is fine.


I'll say it this way - this is like the last thing that Andy should be worrying about right now.
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Andy can surprise you with the amount of balls he can chase down. He's pretty fast, just not quick. He's heavy footed so he may appear slow and a bit clumsy lol.

But I agree with Deb, his footspeed is the least of his worries.
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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Andy can surprise you with the amount of balls he can chase down. He's pretty fast, just not quick. He's heavy footed so he may appear slow and a bit clumsy lol.
too true.
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Old 02-26-2006, 09:26 PM   #8
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The Roddicks and Gilbert thought it was great to be one-dimensional and mindlessly bash heavy-topspin serves/returns.
It's the same boring crap like this:

"I'm going to bomb it as hard as i can and see if you can return it at all".
"My serve landed in the box 75%...that's enough to wiin!"


"Like I said, it's a little -- I don't know the feeling -- it's just -- I'm not mad. I'm just a little disappointed. I keep reading all these transcripts from other people and you know, if it's Murray last week saying it's the best match he's played so far, or if it's Arthurs the other night saying it's the best match he's played so far -- if this guy (Julien Benneteau) says it's not his best match, he's lying. It's just you know, or Baghdatis all of a sudden. I mean it's just kind of one after the other right now and this is the first time I've taken my lumps kind of back to back. I'm not feeling like I'm struggling hitting the ball, so it's a little frustrating but I guess it goes in cycles."
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #9
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Default Re: One thing about Andy

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Originally Posted by heya
The Roddicks and Gilbert thought it was great to be one-dimensional and mindlessly bash heavy-topspin serves/returns.
It's the same boring crap like this:

"I'm going to bomb it as hard as i can and see if you can return it at all".
"My serve landed in the box 75%...that's enough to wiin!"


"Like I said, it's a little -- I don't know the feeling -- it's just -- I'm not mad. I'm just a little disappointed. I keep reading all these transcripts from other people and you know, if it's Murray last week saying it's the best match he's played so far, or if it's Arthurs the other night saying it's the best match he's played so far -- if this guy (Julien Benneteau) says it's not his best match, he's lying. It's just you know, or Baghdatis all of a sudden. I mean it's just kind of one after the other right now and this is the first time I've taken my lumps kind of back to back. I'm not feeling like I'm struggling hitting the ball, so it's a little frustrating but I guess it goes in cycles."
http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2006-02-26/d.php




Let's keep distracting Andy with Davis Cup, WTT, loyal charity exhibitions, delusional TV interviews and
"Andy promoting" Playboy parties disguised as "auctions".
Andy...
Andy gives himself too much credit...
OK Baggy was tough, but you should've won it anyway...
and Bonito is no Baggy... Haas destroyed him...
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If Andy could hit good shots and stand closer to the baseline he would put himself in better positions so that he wouldn't have to just watch balls fly past him.
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Andy's at a crossroads, and he doesn't have a map. Who is he going to hitch a lift from, and does he know where he's going?
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Andy's at a crossroads, and he doesn't have a map. Who is he going to hitch a lift from, and does he know where he's going?
Great analogy!
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I was watching the Haas semi and final with Soderling. Haas didn't have to play anyone tough. Justin retired after half an hour in their match.

Soderling was heavy-legged like Andy.
He had a chance to break Haas' serve in both sets,
but he tried to blast everything
Missed almost eveything... He tried to ace at 15-30 and double faulted.
He lost serve fast.

Andy would have no trouble beating him.
Haas missed a forehand wide, but Soderling was flat-footed all the time

In the semi, Vliegen had a chance to break serve but lazily dumped an easy volley.
He moved his head back and reacted with anger. He let Soderling back in the 3rd set.
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Andy's at a crossroads, and he doesn't have a map. Who is he going to hitch a lift from, and does he know where he's going?
if he'd only realize he does'nt need to wait to hitch a ride
he could run down the road on his own forever
-or build his own damn car...he is capable.

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