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Old 02-11-2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

From Msnbc.com - Collins thinks Roddick has a chance against Federer this year.

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Roddick won’t beat Federer this season

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Andy Roddick has only beaten Roger Federer once in 14 career meetings.

That win came in 2003 in a hardcourt tournament in Canada.

Roddick has lost nine straight matches to the Swiss star, including a tremendously lopsided one in this year's Australian Open semifinals.

Roddick's game has significantly improved under the coaching of Jimmy Connors.

That said, Federer's form may be at its all-time best, and the world No. 1 won't lose to Roddick should the two meet again on one or more occasions this year.

BUD COLLINS: DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?

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I like the way Roddick has improved over the last five months, his determination and grit, the reformation of his game.

It's doubtful that his demolition by Federer at the Australian Open will do anything but increase his motivation to beat the World No. 1.

And Connors will work as much on Roddick's mental outlook as on his physical performance.

Connors had great fire in his belly, and Roddick has the same.

That fire doesn't go out just because one of the best to ever play the sport puts a whipping on you.

It won't be easy for Roddick to knock off Federer this year, but it shouldn't be, not against someone as exceptionally talented as the Swiss master.

Like Inspector Javert relentlessly trailing Jean Valjean across the earth in "Les Miserables," I hope, and think, Roddick will get his man somewhere this season.



Bud Collins has hit a new low...
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

roddick did beat federer this year, didnt he??
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

LOL... critics believing Roddick will beat Federer, will only make Federer more motivated to show whos boss.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

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roddick did beat federer this year, didnt he??
Yeh, in the Kooyong exhibition... means nothing really...

Haas beat Fed last year as well in Kooyong.
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

i don't think Andy likes bud at all.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

Is Bud Collins a Roddick fan who hopes Roddick will beat Federer or does he genuinely think Roddick will beat Federer?

Over 3 sets Roddick probably has a reasonable chance of winning. However, over 5 sets it is more difficult.
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Is Bud Collins a Roddick fan who hopes Roddick will beat Federer or does he genuinely think Roddick will beat Federer?

Over 3 sets Roddick probably has a reasonable chance of winning. However, over 5 sets it is more difficult.
"I hope, and think, Roddick will get his man somewhere this season."

I guess both...

You're probably right about 3 sets vs 5. Roddick beat fed that one time in a best of 3 and had match points in shanghai over best of 3. Still, Roddick's sole victory came when Fed served 10 double faults...he didn't play his best that time.
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

his prediction has already come true. roddick beat federer in a worthless exhibition
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

Federer has read this and he's pissed. Expect a double bagel the next time they meet
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

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I could visualize Roddick beating Federer maybe once at a not-so-important match~~> maybe at Cincinnati b4 the USO... While FED is still fine tuning his game!
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Then come USO time FED will probably double bagel Roddick in the SFs or Final*@@*!!
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no!
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Bud Collins has hit a new low...
Why? I don't think it's likely but nevertheless it's a perfectly valid opinion. Federer doesn't play every match as perfect as the one in Australia and it's true that Roddick has made a lot of progress. He just wasn't able to show it in Australia.
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

hmmm i think andy can do something in 3 sets, 5 i just dont see it
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Default Re: Bud Collins thinks Roddick will beat Federer this year

As Tangy would say

us Fedtards are crapping ourselves at the thought of the next Roddick - Fed meeting



Bud's been smoking whatever she does.
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Why? I don't think it's likely but nevertheless it's a perfectly valid opinion. Federer doesn't play every match as perfect as the one in Australia and it's true that Roddick has made a lot of progress. He just wasn't able to show it in Australia.
That was a pretty important match though wasn't it? Fact is no matter how hard he tries he still can't beat Fed when it counts on the big stage. Of course this is nothing new....how many times in a row did Connors lose to Lendl?
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