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Date: 25 Jan 2009 08:51:37
From:
Subject: Roddick on court speeds
Q. How about the pace of the courts here? Do you think they suit or
don't suit you?

ANDY RODDICK: I can talk about the pace of court out there. I don't
know. I don't know.

Q. There's a suggestion they're slower than they were.

ANDY RODDICK: They don't feel quick, that's for sure. That's kind of
the nature of the way tennis has gone. You know, I've been saying it's
become more and more about legs and running as opposed to kind of
shot-making and hitting the ball through the court.




 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 15:43:07
From: akamai
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 4:17 pm, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com > wrote:
> *skriptis wrote:
> > "jingus" <jin...@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>
> >>it would be nice to see andy and james play for the title, but to be
> >>realistic about it it's just not very likely.
>
> > It would be awful to see them play for the title, and luckily, it's not very
> > likely. :)
>
> for my own part, it would be a great final. i'd like to see james win
> such a matchup since andy already has a grand slam title, but i'd be
> pleased either way. but it is unfortunately a matchup that has little
> chance of actually occurring.

I am not sure Roddick should be dissing the surface speed when he is
spinning his forehands. Somebody should tell him to flatter out his
strokes and be aggressive more first before complaining about court
speeds. It is not enough to just serve. You need to return serve well
too and that is one more thing that has got him into trouble.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 13:33:06
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On 25 jan, 21:56, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 25, 3:43=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Jan 25, 3:41=A0pm, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 25, 3:40=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
>
> > > > On Jan 25, 12:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> > > > > court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> > > > > A final slot is not out of the question.
>
> > > > hahahahhaha, surely you jest? He is not beating Nole AND Rogelio.
>
> > > I think he's got a decent shot against Nole. Djoke is going to have t=
o
> > > cut down on his unforced errors to
> > > win that one. Even if he gets past Nole, no chance against Fed.
>
> > How is he going to deal with Nole's fantastic return of serve?
>
> I expect there will be several breaks in that one. The court's playing
> slow so that should help Nole, but
> from what I saw of his match against Bags Djoke seems a bit off with
> his groundies and that will be a killer
> against Roddick because you just can't afford to make too many UEs on
> your own service games against Andy.
>
> Also, even though Roddick's slow, he's actually a lot steadier player
> from the back than Baghdatis so Djoke won't get so many free points.
> Bags was basically beating Djoke to the punch, making the UEs before
> Nole could.

Yes, good points. Roddick will probably toss up a few high balls to
Djoko's backhand and see if he gets lucky. He will have to serve great
to win though, but he's got the metal and the drive it seems.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:56:02
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 3:43=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> On Jan 25, 3:41=A0pm, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 25, 3:40=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 25, 12:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> > > > court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> > > > A final slot is not out of the question.
>
> > > hahahahhaha, surely you jest? He is not beating Nole AND Rogelio.
>
> > I think he's got a decent shot against Nole. Djoke is going to have to
> > cut down on his unforced errors to
> > win that one. Even if he gets past Nole, no chance against Fed.
>
> How is he going to deal with Nole's fantastic return of serve?

I expect there will be several breaks in that one. The court's playing
slow so that should help Nole, but
from what I saw of his match against Bags Djoke seems a bit off with
his groundies and that will be a killer
against Roddick because you just can't afford to make too many UEs on
your own service games against Andy.

Also, even though Roddick's slow, he's actually a lot steadier player
from the back than Baghdatis so Djoke won't get so many free points.
Bags was basically beating Djoke to the punch, making the UEs before
Nole could.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:43:28
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 3:41=A0pm, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 25, 3:40=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
>
> > On Jan 25, 12:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> > > court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> > > A final slot is not out of the question.
>
> > hahahahhaha, surely you jest? He is not beating Nole AND Rogelio.
>
> I think he's got a decent shot against Nole. Djoke is going to have to
> cut down on his unforced errors to
> win that one. Even if he gets past Nole, no chance against Fed.

How is he going to deal with Nole's fantastic return of serve?


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:41:48
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 3:40=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> On Jan 25, 12:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> > court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> > A final slot is not out of the question.
>
> hahahahhaha, surely you jest? He is not beating Nole AND Rogelio.

I think he's got a decent shot against Nole. Djoke is going to have to
cut down on his unforced errors to
win that one. Even if he gets past Nole, no chance against Fed.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:40:58
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 3:33=A0pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> "jingus" <jin...@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>
> news:77mdnbUIK_heLOHUnZ2dnUVZ_s7inZ2d@earthlink.com...
>
> > Jimmy Carter wrote:
> >> Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> >> court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> >> A final slot is not out of the question.
>
> > it would be nice to see andy and james play for the title, but to be
> > realistic about it it's just not very likely.
>
> It would be awful to see them play for the title, and luckily, it's not v=
ery
> likely. :)

Only Americans would watch that final. :shivers:


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:40:00
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 12:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> A final slot is not out of the question.

hahahahhaha, surely you jest? He is not beating Nole AND Rogelio.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 10:12:23
From: Professor X
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On Jan 25, 5:58=A0pm, Jimmy Carter <jismqu...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> court. =A0Legs are better.
>
> A final slot is not out of the question.

lol moron


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 09:58:42
From: Jimmy Carter
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
court. Legs are better.

A final slot is not out of the question.


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:39:01
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
Jimmy Carter wrote:
> Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
> court. Legs are better.
>
> A final slot is not out of the question.
>

it would be nice to see andy and james play for the title, but to be
realistic about it it's just not very likely.


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 21:33:39
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds

"jingus" <jingus@mindspring.com > wrote in message
news:77mdnbUIK_heLOHUnZ2dnUVZ_s7inZ2d@earthlink.com...
> Jimmy Carter wrote:
>> Roddick's worked hard and lost weight and it's showing up on the
>> court. Legs are better.
>>
>> A final slot is not out of the question.
> >
>
> it would be nice to see andy and james play for the title, but to be
> realistic about it it's just not very likely.


It would be awful to see them play for the title, and luckily, it's not very
likely. :)




    
Date: 25 Jan 2009 16:17:21
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
*skriptis wrote:
> "jingus" <jingus@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>
>>it would be nice to see andy and james play for the title, but to be
>>realistic about it it's just not very likely.
>
> It would be awful to see them play for the title, and luckily, it's not very
> likely. :)
>

for my own part, it would be a great final. i'd like to see james win
such a matchup since andy already has a grand slam title, but i'd be
pleased either way. but it is unfortunately a matchup that has little
chance of actually occurring.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 09:44:58
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
On 25 jan, 17:51, gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> =A0Q. How about the pace of the courts here? Do you think they suit or
> don't suit you?
>
> ANDY RODDICK: I can talk about the pace of court out there. I don't
> know. I don't know.
>
> Q. There's a suggestion they're slower than they were.
>
> ANDY RODDICK: They don't feel quick, that's for sure. That's kind of
> the nature of the way tennis has gone. You know, I've been saying it's
> become more and more about legs and running as opposed to kind of
> shot-making and hitting the ball through the court.

It's a shame they went so far in reducing court and ball speeds. They
should have kept it at the pace of around '04 when Federer was coming
in his peak and there was still some sv being played.

How about they change the clay from now on to have a lower bounce at
the FO? Now that would be a great development. Shorten up points, less
moonballs, more winners, less errors and an increase of interest in
claycourt tennis.

Also, someone may actually have a chance of beating Rafa ;)


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:43:16
From: stephenj
Subject: Re: Roddick on court speeds
kaennorsing wrote:
> On 25 jan, 17:51, gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Q. How about the pace of the courts here? Do you think they suit or
>> don't suit you?
>>
>> ANDY RODDICK: I can talk about the pace of court out there. I don't
>> know. I don't know.
>>
>> Q. There's a suggestion they're slower than they were.
>>
>> ANDY RODDICK: They don't feel quick, that's for sure. That's kind of
>> the nature of the way tennis has gone. You know, I've been saying it's
>> become more and more about legs and running as opposed to kind of
>> shot-making and hitting the ball through the court.
>
> It's a shame they went so far in reducing court and ball speeds.


yes .. heck at this right why don't they just put all the slams on clay
and be done with it?



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