Well, exactly. Roddick only has a retirement total of 4 matches, it's just that they've become particularly notorious because two of them have been in Grand Slams, against Hewitt at RG and Ljubicic at the AO. Incidentally, his other retirement was in the first round of Shanghai against Andre Sa, the man who last year led him by a set and 4-0 in Memphis but still managed to lose the match. Americans seem to be cursed over there in the Far East....
He still has a long way to go to catch up with the all-time retirement maestro Jerome Golmard, who has no fewer than 23 to his name, including his only two matches this year. An analyst once said on TV that the three people whose careers had probably suffered most through injury were Krajicek, El Aynaoui and Golmard - indeed, it's amazing he managed to stay healthy long enough to win a couple of titles in his career. And yet you can't sniff at someone who beats Santoro, Kucera, Henman, Moya and Kiefer all in a row to win Dubai, can you?
I often get the feeling that people give Roddick too much benefit of the doubt, as if he'd have won those matches had he not got injured. Other player have retired yet been treated like they had been beaten. Andy shouldn't be treated any differently.
Part of the reason for Djokovic and Federer's major success is their ability to be basically injury free. Its not an ability, maybe its genetics, training, etc. Regardless Djokovic and Federer have enjoyed probably 12+ years on the tour, practically injury free.
Federer had his back issues and...
We will continue to simulate the season with the second Grand Slam of 2020 - Roland Garros. The draw for the events will be completely randomized. Qualifiers are randomized as well and the WCs are chosen by me.
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How would a player with:
Navratilova's net game
Hingis' tactical abilities
do on the ATP tour? Top 500, top 200, 100?
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
Pat Cash: "𝐃𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜, he's a freak, he beats other 2 on their best surfaces. Hard to go passed the reality of head to head wins. At his best he's unstoppable."
I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...
Was it Borg? I am sure Borg is till now the only player who could play any style of tennis, and play along any side of the court(inside the baseline, outside, at the net etc).
It's not the big 3 members, as Nadal is too topspin and grinding from the baseline oriented, his net game while has...