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Has he peaked yet?

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I think we can agree that Nadal and Federer have space for improvement, which is quite scary if you think about it. Nadal may be winning hardcourt slams in the next year and it wont be long before Roger completes his career slam.
As for Hewitt, he has always been my favourite player but I must admit his time has passed :sad:
Do you think that Andy is going to stay the one-slam wonder for the rest of his career?
 

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Roddick is just 23 so writing him off is a bit premature. Yeah he didn't play well yesterday and he needs to improve his game but if he choses to he has enough time to do it.
 

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rofe said:
Roddick is just 23 so writing him off is a bit premature. Yeah he didn't play well yesterday and he needs to improve his game but if he choses to he has enough time to do it.
Hmm...didnt Michael Chang win his first and only slam when he was 16?
And God knows how much more talent he has over Roddick... :eek:
 

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Tennis_Passion said:
Hmm...didnt Michael Chang win his first and only slam when he was 16?
And God knows how much more talent he has over Roddick... :eek:
Well he seems to have understood that his power game is taking him nowhere so he is atleast trying different things like changing the pace of his serve, placement, more serve and volley, changing the pace of his groundies etc.

For example, he used to rarely employ the backhand slice. He is still not comfortable with it but atleast he is trying to use it from time to time. That in my opinion is progress.

Yesterday, he got cornered and hoped that he could blast his way out of trouble because the elements he is trying to improve are not yet natural to him.

If by the age of 28 he has not improved his game then by all means bring up this topic again.
 

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i think he has peaked. he can get better but probably wont because its just to difficult for him to improve his shitty areas
 

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he peaked when he won uso, when mandy was still with him...ever since she's gone, he's never been the same
 

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roddick#1tome said:
he peaked when he won uso, when mandy was still with him...ever since she's gone, he's never been the same
no he is a better player today(not by much though) its just the tour was getting used to his game. now its been clocked, its gonna be tough for andy to win big titles.
 

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roddick#1tome said:
he peaked when he won uso, when mandy was still with him...ever since she's gone, he's never been the same
I'm glad you think their love made him better. That's cute.

I don't think this question can be answer until he's retired. Not fully and accurately atleast.
 

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Tennis_Passion said:
Hmm...didnt Michael Chang win his first and only slam when he was 16?
And God knows how much more talent he has over Roddick... :eek:
good point. i think like chang, andy found himself playing in a worst generation ever. the competition is so intense.

just like chang was owned by sampras and agassi, roddick is owned by federer and hewitt.
 

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I think he probably has more room for improvement than just about anyone else in the top 5.
 

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It is almost scary how poor his ground game is for a top player.. He lived all match in the middle of ad court to cover his pathetic backhand, and if Muller would softly guide it down the line - it was almost always a winner as that hlaf court was semi-open all the time..

I start to think, that if it was not for incredible US Open management cooperation in 2003, he'd still be Slamless..
 

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It is almost scary how poor his ground game is for a top player.. He lived all match in the middle of ad court to cover his pathetic backhand, and if Muller would softly guide it down the line - it was almost always a winner as that hlaf court was semi-open all the time..

I start to think, that if it was not for incredible US Open management cooperation in 2003, he'd still be Slamless..
he did nearly become slamless in 2003 because he had to come back from 2 sets to love down and matchpoint against nalby...
 

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roddick#1tome said:
he peaked when he won uso, when mandy was still with him...ever since she's gone, he's never been the same
Maybe Andy should hire her to coach him. :D
 
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