Vahaly's groundstrokes are ten times better than Roddick's? It wasn't all about each holding serve all the way through...it was Roddick who broke Vahaly's service game at 6-5 Roddick in the first set. Obviously Roddick didn't serve in that game and had to rely on the rest of his game.Sjengster said:Although if we're going to start talking about hype... I think it would be brilliant if Vahaly managed to sneak through and beat Roddick in this second semi, then do the same to Dent in the final; a true triumph of obscurity over hype. But I'm sure that he's going to get overwhelmed by Roddick's serve tonight, even though he's probably playing ten times better off the ground than Pandy at the moment.
I don't think Roddick would break him as often of course. But since Vahaly's serve wasn't as strong...once Roddick was able to get a decent return back he was able to play a lil better on the ensuing groundstroke battle.Rebecca said:Yes, but if Vahaly had more of a serve, then breaking him wouldn't have been such a formality at that point in the set. Give him even a Greg Rusedski serve for a set or two, and tell me how many times Roddick breaks him
1jackson2001 said:I don't think Roddick would break him as often of course. But since Vahaly's serve wasn't as strong...once Roddick was able to get a decent return back he was able to play a lil better on the ensuing groundstroke battle.
But yes, Roddick's serve has bailed him out at important moments...as I'm sure as Sampras' has as well. I just don't see why ppl crap on Roddick cuz his serve is such a crucial element of his game. Sampras' serve was a very main element to his game as well..and I don't see ppl criticizing him for it. The serve is one of the most important aspects of tennis.