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Has Andy Roddick already had his best year, the year 2003?
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:59:29 PM »
My personally feeling is Andy Roddick has already had the best year of his career.    I expect he can continue to be a contender for a number more years, he is young, talented, and works reasonable hard from what I know.    However I dont see him bettering any of his 2003 accomplishments, except a 1st round loss at the French, or equalling some of them.  

Here are things I think he will never do again personally:

1)Go on a 3-tournament win streak including 2 Masters Series titles and 1 grand slam like he did the summer of 2003
2)end a year as year-end #1
3)Win a slam final in straight sets after saving a match point in the semis
4)reach 3 slam semis in the same year

Here are things I dont see him ever doing for a first time:

1)Win 2 slams in the same year
2)get past the quarters of the French
3)Win 3 Masters Series events in the same year
4)Beat Roger more than once head to head in a year
5)Win the year-end Masters, Roger will own him indoors always
6)Win Wimbledon.  Again Roger owns this event, and Andy wont be the one to interrupt it

Here are things I think he could do again:

1)Have a year he wins a slam
2)End the year as year-end #2
3)Win 2 Masters Series titles
4)Have a win over Roger in the year

Here are things I think he could do for the first time at some point:

1)Reach 2 slam finals in a year
2)Get to the 4th round or quarters of a French

       Personally I think 2003 was a dream year for Andy and will always be his best.   If he is going to change coaches every year he is not year-end #1, or Roger is ahead of him, he will have a new coach every year.

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Has Andy Roddick already had his best year, the year 2003?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2005, 04:08:38 PM »
I think those are all great thoughts.  He has a new coach this year and he says he feels better than ever.  We will let Federer be the judge of that.  Or maybe even Hewitt.

I agree, I think Roddick will win another slam here and there.  But I think his best years in terms of results are behind him.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 04:24:52 PM »
Maybe I am looking at it the wrong way, but I found him changing coaches, claiming he isnt having success anymore as his reason, to be very arrogant.    Roger didnt claim that after he dumped Peter in 2003, I doubt not being #1 had anything to do with it.  If Andy thinks he is so great, there must be a major problem when he is not #1, well he is a good self-hypnotist, is all I can say.   That is just my opinion.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 04:45:03 PM »
Oh, there is a major problem.  AKA Roger Federer.

If it was not for Roger, I have a feeling Gilbert would still be with Roddick.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 08:28:42 PM »
From a perspective of being #1, I think he will not achieve.  But remember his #1 was really disputable, as he only had one grand slam that year, and Fed won the slam and year end.

I think Roddick will win more slams.  Look at Wimby last year, how he gave Fed a run for his money.

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2005, 01:09:53 PM »
Wimby is a good example, but not to Roddicks' advantage. Roddick was playing his best tennis and lost to Federer. Federer wasn't even playing his best tennis. Power alone will not beat Federer and don't expect Roddick to play smart tennis.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2005, 01:28:36 PM »
Although I agree with that, you have to consider if Federer is injured or somehow loses before he would have to face Roddick.  I would say that outside of Federer, Roddick would be the favorite.  I will pick Fed to win every time though, but eventually someone has to lose, Sampras did.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2005, 02:00:13 PM »
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Although I agree with that, you have to consider if Federer is injured or somehow loses before he would have to face Roddick. I would say that outside of Federer, Roddick would be the favorite. I will pick Fed to win every time though, but eventually someone has to lose, Sampras did.


          6 months ago I would have been inclined to agree with you on that.
Now I am not so sure.   Hewitt crushed him in the semis of the Masters, Roddick was far from his best, but wouldnt such a lopsided match even against a very sluggish Roddick have some implications?   Safin has lost their last two meetings, but was playing very well late last year, if he keeps playing that well, he could start beating Roddick more often.    Nadal's win over him in the Davis Cup final is sure to boost his confidence to become a top player, Ancic was very close to beating him at Wimbledon.    These two are young and could be breaking into the top very soon.   Agassi while ranked much lower than Roddick would stand a better than even odds if they played, he gets up for those type of matchups.   Henman also does well against Roddick.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2005, 07:26:26 PM »
Well, a couple things.

Nadal won on clay, a huge difference.

Henman, maybe...

Safin, says he hates Wimbledon, I do not see him ever winning it.  Went out in the first round.

Ancic, who knows where this guy is right now, but he is tough...

I still give the edge to Roddick, for now.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2005, 10:47:02 AM »
You are just referring to Wimbledon then?   In that case I might agree.   At the other 3 slams though I dont think he is second favorite.   I thought you meant at 3 of the 4 slams, excluding the French.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2005, 11:04:12 AM »
He is the #2 player in the world, but I still do not think he would be the favorite without Fed in, excepty for the big W.

He would technically be the #1 seed.  :)
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