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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 09:12:09 PM »
Saturday, 21 July 2012 - Order Of Play
 
Stadium Court Start 1:00 pm

[8] Go Soeda (JPN) v Gilles Muller (LUX)
[1] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) v Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Ryan Harrison (USA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] John Isner (USA) v [4] Andy Roddick (USA)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Michael Russell (USA) v Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Donald Young (USA)
 
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ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 10:14:49 PM »
Go Andy (not not Roddick)!!!
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 10:42:48 PM »
Roddick likes to "bully" fellow American tennis players so he might take this title. And I think Isner is playing too much before the Olympics. He will probably crash out early because he will be too tired! Lol


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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2012, 07:15:30 AM »
Jack Sock just popped up on me radar.
Caught a bit of his match v. Big John last night.
I liked the fact that his game has some variety and he's got weapons.
Will keep an eye on this fella with fingers crossed.

Spot on Dallas, Andy (not not Roddick) tries to 'bully' other players in general but especially his compatriots.  At one time he was the leader of the pack and some of the aura may still exist in the locker room.

What makes you think Isner has played too much recently?
Before Newport he bombed out of Wimby in the first round v. Falla.
In that post match interview he admits that most of his problems on court are mental.  Admittedly, because of his style, he seems to play lots of TBs.  However, there are plenty of short points in his matches! :))
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2012, 02:31:05 PM »
Saturday, 21 July

Singles - Semifinals

[4] Andy Roddick (USA) d. [1] John Isner (USA) 64 67(5) 64
Gilles Muller (LUX) d. [8] Go Soeda (JPN) 64 63

Doubles - Semifinals

Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Ryan Harrison (USA) d. [1] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) 64 64
Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Michael Russell (USA) d. Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Donald Young (USA) 64 46 10-5
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2012, 08:11:36 PM »
Sunday, 22 July 2012 - Order Of Play

STADIUM COURT Start 3:00 pm

[4] Andy Roddick (USA) v Gilles Muller (LUX)
Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Ryan Harrison (USA) v Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Michael Russell (USA)
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2012, 04:09:21 AM »
Can Roddick be a dark horse at the Olympics?
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2012, 07:08:34 AM »
He is a legitimate threat on grass.
I won't be betting on him though.....

There are at least 3 other players that are playing better tennis at this time.
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2012, 08:00:21 AM »
Well, blow me down!  I wanted AR to get through, as I have a soft spot for the bloke. But I thought Isner would outdo him.  Good for AR!  I hope he takes the title.

 
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2012, 10:40:16 AM »
Haas has lost but there is still hope : c'mon Andy  :))

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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2012, 02:00:11 PM »
Sunday, 22 July

Singles - Final

[4] Andy Roddick (USA) d. Gilles Muller (LUX) 16 76(2) 62

Doubles - Final
Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Ryan Harrison (USA) d. Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Michael Russell (USA) 63 36 10-6
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2012, 04:39:58 PM »
Congratulation to Roddick and his fans on his victory.

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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2012, 05:29:07 PM »
RODDICK RALLIES TO WIN ATLANTA TROPHY



Fourth seed Andy Roddick overcame a slow start to charge past World No. 63 Gilles Muller 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 in the BB&T Atlanta Open final on Sunday to win the first event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. The 29-year-old American has won 11 of his past 12 matches.

“I know by now the score of a set is irrelevant. Whether it’s 7-6 or 6-1, it still counts the same,” said Roddick. “With most other sports, you get way up in the first quarter and it actually means something in regards to the rest of the game.

“In tennis, it’s not really the case too often, with the exception of momentum. You just try to start over and put some holds together. I was able to [slide] out the second set and I think he might have gotten a little tired in the third.”

Roddick is bidding to win his third Series, having finished atop the Bonus Challenge Standings in 2005 and 2006. He defeated Muller for the fourth time in five meetings and celebrates his second triumph this season, following victory at the AEGON International in Eastbourne over Andreas Seppi. The World No. 27 improved to a 32-20 final record.

“I’ve won 32 times now and every one of them, I’ve never assumed I was going to win again,” said Roddick. “I’ve always appreciated it... I go through the process of playing, work hard, and hope that I can put myself in position enough times to create some success.”

Muller blazed out of the gates in the first set, converting two of his three break points and winning 10 of 11 first serve points to clinch it in 33 minutes. Serving at 5-6 in the second set, Muller saved four set points to get into a tie-break, but Roddick snatched the momentum with a double mini-break to force a third set.

Yet to break Muller in the match, Roddick capitalised on both of his opportunities in the deciding set to take a 5-2 lead and served out the match to love to seal the win in two hours and 14 minutes.

“I played very well in the first two sets. At the end of the second set, I got very tight,” Muller said. “I felt like I was in a position to win that match. I was too nervous to close it and then Andy started to play better. He started to return my serves and put a lot of balls in the court. And I started to miss a lot. Maybe I lost the belief in myself to win that match too quickly.”

The left-handed Muller is the 10th different player this season to lose in a final when attempting to capture a first career ATP World Tour title. There were 10 first-time winners in 2011. He was appearing in his first tour-level final since the 2005 Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, dropping to a 0-3 record in title matches.

2012 Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge Standings
Through Sunday, 22 July 2012

Position   Player   Country   Total Points
1   Andy Roddick   USA   70
2   Gilles Muller   LUX   45
T-3   John Isner   USA   25
Go Soeda   JPN   25
T-5   Matthew Ebden   AUS   15
Kei Nishikori   JPN   15
Michael Russell   USA   15
Jack Sock   USA   15
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2012, 06:24:10 PM »
Congratulation to Roddick and his fans on his victory.
I thought his fans did an exceptionally great job in the final, helping him come back from a set down.  Nice job guys! :))
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2012, 07:28:16 PM »
EBDEN/HARRISON VICTORIOUS IN ATLANTA



Matthew Ebden and Ryan Harrison lifted their second team trophy on Sunday, topping Xavier Malisse and Michael Russell 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in the BB&T Atlanta Open final at Atlantic Station.

After splitting sets, the Australian/American duo won seven of their eight service points in the deciding Match Tie-break to defeat Malisse and Russell in 84 minutes.

“The way we play, we always try to push forward and play aggressive. That’s the way both of us are comfortable playing. It comes down to execution for us,” Harrison said.

“It doesn’t matter if its singles, doubles, triples or whatever it is. If you win titles, you can always build off of it, so we’re really fired up.”

With the victory, Ebden successfully defended the crown, having triumphed last year with Alex Bogomolov Jr.. He and Harrison add to the title they won on their team debut at the Campbell’s Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport last year. They have a 12-3 record together.

“We had a few chances in the second set and felt like we weren’t playing our best tennis. We were pretty confident if we lifted our level a little, we’d come through,” said Ebden.

“We’re very good friends. I think it helps on the court. It’s great to find someone you really enjoy playing with. You get a lot out of it. Not just the wins, but you get improvements in your game.”

Malisse was aiming to win his second title of the year after capturing the SAP Open crown in San Jose with Mark Knowles. He dropped to a 7-4 final record. Russell was contesting his first career ATP World Tour final, singles or doubles.
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2012, 07:39:39 PM »
I think it's interesting to see players from the top 100 participating in dubs.
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2012, 07:54:50 PM »
Good  win for Roddick. Maybe he can ride the momentum.

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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2012, 11:07:29 AM »
Good  win for Roddick. Maybe he can ride the momentum.

Some thought that after he beat Roger this year...then Roddick went on a - what - 6 match losing streak? So you never know.

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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2012, 08:46:45 AM »
Well done to AR to take the title. Much needed, and no doubt good for his confidence.
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Re: ATP - Atlanta - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2012, 09:38:18 AM »
I think it's interesting to see players from the top 100 participating in dubs.

Amen!  :)

Good  win for Roddick. Maybe he can ride the momentum.

I hope so too.

Roddick will be playing with Isner in the men's doubles @ Olympics. Is his pairing with Serena for mixed confirmed yet? I'd read a report at the beginning of the year but nothing since then.
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