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Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2012, 02:11:47 AM »
There..just when it looked like roddick might hit the gold at winston salem.. :Confused: :Confused: :(

Roddick lost in the Third round to Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3)..:(

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2012, 05:42:38 AM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.

good day/big win really? against who did he ever have a big win in his career in any slam?

not even roddick fans give him this kind of hype........his game is outdated in today's field and that is simply saying the truth........just because he is fedoriva's whipping boy, he has to get all the hype from fedoriva fans i guess........
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Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2012, 11:31:15 AM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.

good day/big win really? against who did he ever have a big win in his career in any slam?

not even roddick fans give him this kind of hype........his game is outdated in today's field and that is simply saying the truth........just because he is fedoriva's whipping boy, he has to get all the hype from fedoriva fans i guess........

Hype????  Please learn that words have definitions and/or learn the definitions.  Then perhaps you'll have a message with content worth a response.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 11:39:24 AM »
was that an attempt at insulting my english when it is not even my 4th language?  :rofl_2:  a very lame one if it is.......

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2012, 01:33:03 PM »
Roddick is in Novak QF draw. Even if he play the best tennis since Wimbledon 2009, his best achievement will be QF and will lost against Novak.

But  even to reach QF, he had to win against lot of very tough opponents. But who knows?

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2012, 02:09:30 PM »
was that an attempt at insulting my english when it is not even my 4th language?  :rofl_2:  a very lame one if it is.......

Nah dude, I don't play that way.  Based on your long and distinguished list of insults thrown at Fed and his fans, I know that you have more than adequate command of the English language, at least certain aspects of it.  Which is why I called you out on how you equate 'capable of winning a big match' to 'hype'. 
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2012, 05:14:48 PM »
a good draw...................


or not?????????????????????


you decide.  :)

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2012, 10:02:41 PM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.
Yup, he's been in the slam finals several times now, but against TMF he's a poor match up.  Capable he is on any given day in the QF's ofr later.  Consistent he is not.  Over hyped?  Don't know 'bout that, perhaps.  At least he's still playing at age ........almost 30. 
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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2012, 10:26:44 PM »
excellent thread by general tiger tim.
 
 
 

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2012, 12:32:41 AM »
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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2012, 12:38:29 AM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.

good day/big win really? against who did he ever have a big win in his career in any slam?

not even roddick fans give him this kind of hype........his game is outdated in today's field and that is simply saying the truth........just because he is fedoriva's whipping boy, he has to get all the hype from fedoriva fans i guess........

Let's see, he dominated Djokovic in four (forcing him to retire) at the AO QF in 2009. He beat Murray in a solid match in the same year at a Wimbledon SF. He beat Ferrer last year in four at the USO.

Which brings me to my next point. Roddick did really well at the USO last year, beating Ferrer in the round of 16 when no one thought he'd be able to. Then he lost to some no-name *cough*Nadal, the eventual runner up*cough*. So yeah, don't count him out. Djokovic is really freakin' good, but he's been somewhat lethargic of late (didn't make it to the Wimbledon final, didn't even medal at the Olympics, got slammed by Fed in the Cincy final). Yeah, he won Toronto, but what decent player did he play? He beat Tomic, Querrey, Tipsarevic, and Gasquet, ALL of which are pretty inconsistent. And he beat Haas, who has been playing decent tennis as of late, but Djokovic dropped a set to him. So if Roddick flattens out his forehand and serves well, he'll beat Djokovic. Plus, Roddick has a winning record against Djoker  :)

This goes against my prediction, but it is in no way idiotic to suggest that Roddick could make the semis. Though I WOULD like to point out, and I'm surprised no one else has, that Roddick's on the opposite side of the draw as Fed. They can't play in the semis as the OP suggested  :confused1:

Anyway, let's look at the draw. Roddick plays a qualifier first round. He'll most likely win that easily. Most likely Tomic is next, but he's inconsistent as all get out and has been on a very low streak recently, so Roddick will probably blow him away. Then it's probably Monaco. Monaco beat Roddick earlier in the year, but Roddick was coming off an emotional win over Fed, wasn't playing well, and Monaco was serving out of his mind. This could be a challenge, but Roddick will probably win it. Then it's Del Po. Here's his first real challenge. Del Po is an extremely tough opponent and has been on fire recently. HOWEVER, he has to go through Nalbandian (a has-been, but he's been playing well lately), most likely Harrison (always a good bet to give higher seeds a scare), and most likely Seppi, who has shown that he has a chance of upsetting big players. So Del Po will have a lot of early challenges that could give Roddick the edge. If Roddick utilizes his slice backhand to keep the ball low, Del Po should tire easily and Roddick could win this one as well. Then it's Djokovic in the round of 16. Look above for what I said about Roddick being able to beat Djokovic.

Then, finally, the quarters. It's difficult to determine who he'd face here. Supposedly Ferrer, but Ferrer's pretty weak on hard courts. My bet is Isner, and Roddick already beat Isner earlier this year, and can do it again. So yes, Roddick could very well make the semis. He hasn't played Tomic, is tied in the H2H with Monaco, has won the one meeting against Del Po since his wrist surgery, leads the H2H against Djokovic, leads the H2H with Isner, and beat Ferrer in a solid match at last year's USO. So all his possible opponents he stands a really good chance against. Is it likely that he'll reach the semis? No. Is it possible? Easily.

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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2012, 05:29:06 AM »
Looks like somebody did their homework. :whistle:
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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2012, 06:26:18 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2012, 09:07:39 AM »
Looks like somebody did their homework. :whistle:

haha Roddick's my favorite player and I'm a tennis fanatic, so I'd pretty much gone through all of this stuff in my head as soon as I saw the draw.

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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2012, 09:26:57 AM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.

good day/big win really? against who did he ever have a big win in his career in any slam?

not even roddick fans give him this kind of hype........his game is outdated in today's field and that is simply saying the truth........just because he is fedoriva's whipping boy, he has to get all the hype from fedoriva fans i guess........

Let's see, he dominated Djokovic in four (forcing him to retire) at the AO QF in 2009. He beat Murray in a solid match in the same year at a Wimbledon SF. He beat Ferrer last year in four at the USO.

Which brings me to my next point. Roddick did really well at the USO last year, beating Ferrer in the round of 16 when no one thought he'd be able to. Then he lost to some no-name *cough*Nadal, the eventual runner up*cough*. So yeah, don't count him out. Djokovic is really freakin' good, but he's been somewhat lethargic of late (didn't make it to the Wimbledon final, didn't even medal at the Olympics, got slammed by Fed in the Cincy final). Yeah, he won Toronto, but what decent player did he play? He beat Tomic, Querrey, Tipsarevic, and Gasquet, ALL of which are pretty inconsistent. And he beat Haas, who has been playing decent tennis as of late, but Djokovic dropped a set to him. So if Roddick flattens out his forehand and serves well, he'll beat Djokovic. Plus, Roddick has a winning record against Djoker  :)

This goes against my prediction, but it is in no way idiotic to suggest that Roddick could make the semis. Though I WOULD like to point out, and I'm surprised no one else has, that Roddick's on the opposite side of the draw as Fed. They can't play in the semis as the OP suggested  :confused1:

Anyway, let's look at the draw. Roddick plays a qualifier first round. He'll most likely win that easily. Most likely Tomic is next, but he's inconsistent as all get out and has been on a very low streak recently, so Roddick will probably blow him away. Then it's probably Monaco. Monaco beat Roddick earlier in the year, but Roddick was coming off an emotional win over Fed, wasn't playing well, and Monaco was serving out of his mind. This could be a challenge, but Roddick will probably win it. Then it's Del Po. Here's his first real challenge. Del Po is an extremely tough opponent and has been on fire recently. HOWEVER, he has to go through Nalbandian (a has-been, but he's been playing well lately), most likely Harrison (always a good bet to give higher seeds a scare), and most likely Seppi, who has shown that he has a chance of upsetting big players. So Del Po will have a lot of early challenges that could give Roddick the edge. If Roddick utilizes his slice backhand to keep the ball low, Del Po should tire easily and Roddick could win this one as well. Then it's Djokovic in the round of 16. Look above for what I said about Roddick being able to beat Djokovic.

Then, finally, the quarters. It's difficult to determine who he'd face here. Supposedly Ferrer, but Ferrer's pretty weak on hard courts. My bet is Isner, and Roddick already beat Isner earlier this year, and can do it again. So yes, Roddick could very well make the semis. He hasn't played Tomic, is tied in the H2H with Monaco, has won the one meeting against Del Po since his wrist surgery, leads the H2H against Djokovic, leads the H2H with Isner, and beat Ferrer in a solid match at last year's USO. So all his possible opponents he stands a really good chance against. Is it likely that he'll reach the semis? No. Is it possible? Easily.

i will give you wimbledon 2009........that is the only slam he played at a high level........with the help of larry stefankie, he applied himself towards patient tennis and point construction........that slam belonged to him........strictly speaking, he donated that slam to fed.......

 
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Re: Andy Roddick will reach the US Open Semi Final
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2012, 10:10:00 AM »
Looks like somebody did their homework. :whistle:

haha Roddick's my favorite player and I'm a tennis fanatic, so I'd pretty much gone through all of this stuff in my head as soon as I saw the draw.

Roddick is my favorite player also but I would not be shocked to see him lose to the qualifier in rd 1!  Shoot, he lost to Chardy last week in Cincy and Chardy got into the draw as a lucky loser.  He couldn't even get thru the qualies.
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« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2012, 10:22:42 AM »
Looks like somebody did their homework. :whistle:

haha Roddick's my favorite player and I'm a tennis fanatic, so I'd pretty much gone through all of this stuff in my head as soon as I saw the draw.

Roddick is my favorite player also but I would not be shocked to see him lose to the qualifier in rd 1!  Shoot, he lost to Chardy last week in Cincy and Chardy got into the draw as a lucky loser.  He couldn't even get thru the qualies.

chardy def. Murray didn't he?

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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2012, 10:23:38 AM »
Roddick is capable of a good day/big win, but doesn't seem consistent enough to make the semis.

good day/big win really? against who did he ever have a big win in his career in any slam?

not even roddick fans give him this kind of hype........his game is outdated in today's field and that is simply saying the truth........just because he is fedoriva's whipping boy, he has to get all the hype from fedoriva fans i guess........

Let's see, he dominated Djokovic in four (forcing him to retire) at the AO QF in 2009. He beat Murray in a solid match in the same year at a Wimbledon SF. He beat Ferrer last year in four at the USO.

Which brings me to my next point. Roddick did really well at the USO last year, beating Ferrer in the round of 16 when no one thought he'd be able to. Then he lost to some no-name *cough*Nadal, the eventual runner up*cough*. So yeah, don't count him out. Djokovic is really freakin' good, but he's been somewhat lethargic of late (didn't make it to the Wimbledon final, didn't even medal at the Olympics, got slammed by Fed in the Cincy final). Yeah, he won Toronto, but what decent player did he play? He beat Tomic, Querrey, Tipsarevic, and Gasquet, ALL of which are pretty inconsistent. And he beat Haas, who has been playing decent tennis as of late, but Djokovic dropped a set to him. So if Roddick flattens out his forehand and serves well, he'll beat Djokovic. Plus, Roddick has a winning record against Djoker  :)

This goes against my prediction, but it is in no way idiotic to suggest that Roddick could make the semis. Though I WOULD like to point out, and I'm surprised no one else has, that Roddick's on the opposite side of the draw as Fed. They can't play in the semis as the OP suggested  :confused1:

Anyway, let's look at the draw. Roddick plays a qualifier first round. He'll most likely win that easily. Most likely Tomic is next, but he's inconsistent as all get out and has been on a very low streak recently, so Roddick will probably blow him away. Then it's probably Monaco. Monaco beat Roddick earlier in the year, but Roddick was coming off an emotional win over Fed, wasn't playing well, and Monaco was serving out of his mind. This could be a challenge, but Roddick will probably win it. Then it's Del Po. Here's his first real challenge. Del Po is an extremely tough opponent and has been on fire recently. HOWEVER, he has to go through Nalbandian (a has-been, but he's been playing well lately), most likely Harrison (always a good bet to give higher seeds a scare), and most likely Seppi, who has shown that he has a chance of upsetting big players. So Del Po will have a lot of early challenges that could give Roddick the edge. If Roddick utilizes his slice backhand to keep the ball low, Del Po should tire easily and Roddick could win this one as well. Then it's Djokovic in the round of 16. Look above for what I said about Roddick being able to beat Djokovic.

Then, finally, the quarters. It's difficult to determine who he'd face here. Supposedly Ferrer, but Ferrer's pretty weak on hard courts. My bet is Isner, and Roddick already beat Isner earlier this year, and can do it again. So yes, Roddick could very well make the semis. He hasn't played Tomic, is tied in the H2H with Monaco, has won the one meeting against Del Po since his wrist surgery, leads the H2H against Djokovic, leads the H2H with Isner, and beat Ferrer in a solid match at last year's USO. So all his possible opponents he stands a really good chance against. Is it likely that he'll reach the semis? No. Is it possible? Easily.

i will give you wimbledon 2009........that is the only slam he played at a high level........with the help of larry stefankie, he applied himself towards patient tennis and point construction........that slam belonged to him........strictly speaking, he donated that slam to fed.......

Yeah, unfortunately I have to agree that he pretty much gave that thing away. He had no excuse losing that breaker in set 2, especially with 2 set points on serve, one of them where he had an easy overhead smash that he dumped into the net. That was a heartbreaking match to watch.

Looks like somebody did their homework. :whistle:

haha Roddick's my favorite player and I'm a tennis fanatic, so I'd pretty much gone through all of this stuff in my head as soon as I saw the draw.

Roddick is my favorite player also but I would not be shocked to see him lose to the qualifier in rd 1!  Shoot, he lost to Chardy last week in Cincy and Chardy got into the draw as a lucky loser.  He couldn't even get thru the qualies.

The same Chardy that beat Istomin and upset Murray. So would you not be surprised if Murray lost to Bogomolov in rd 1?

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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2012, 11:21:50 AM »
Istomin? wow.  An uninterested Murray?  wow.  Hey!  I hope I am wrong and he goes on to WIN the TOURNAMENT!  But what has he shown you lately that gives you such ambition???  Seriously.
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