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Andy Roddick won his last tournament 4 years ago

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The amazing thing to my mind is that he seemed so low key in his verbal reaction and body language. This time he had to deal with a lesser opponent, Thomas Berdych and not Federer or Nadal.He beat Nadal in the semis, while Roger F was losing to another player.

It seems that his new coach has had a lot to do with the overall improvement of his game and court tactics. More power to them both.

But can Roddick come through in a grand slam event? That’ll be the big question this win begs.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/04/11 at 01:08

I like to watch tennis matches between top players

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w:Rafael Nadal Listening to Uncle Toni’s Advice.
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But there are times while I am watching a match that I wonder why so much technology and expensive TV time is given over to a game. Some times the players don’t seem as focused as I like to think they should be. Those are the times when I wonder about the “meaning of pro tennis“. Do I watch to see which player will dominate to win? Do I watch because some famous rich players can be beaten and then I get some sort of psychic satisfaction, even if my life is not changed one iota by the results of a match in a major tennis event?

Murray beat Nadal last night quite soundly in Melbourne at the Australian Open. The article in the NY Times mentions that after that match “questions linger” about Nadal’s ability to win the “big ones” after recovering from a major knee injury. Do I watch because I want to see how this kind of sports drama plays out? How one player finds the energy and determination on a given day to beat the other? How even world class players can have good and bad days “on the job”, or find it such a challenge to regain their playing confidence after serious injury?

Maybe I like to watch the special drama of individuals playing at their best to see which one can find the way to beat the other and that’s entertaining!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/01/26 at 07:16

Nadal, Djokovic and Federer are back and in Montreal for the Rogers Cup

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It does seem peculiar that they should all choose this tournament to make their return to pro tennis. On the evidence of their two first games I would say that Roger Federer is ready to play but Nadal looks shaky. Rafy is the defending champion.

My own impression is that he will not repeat and his chances for the US Open don’t impress me!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/08/13 at 08:38

Pete Sampras said Roger Federer is the “best tennis player ever”!

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After 5 sets with 30 games in the last set, Roger seemed subdued in triumph. As always low key and ever polite he took all kudos in stride, as if he knew that he was going to win all along, even when Roddick seemed in control of the match. If nothing else that makes him “great” I guess. Both players played a hell of a match and statistically Roger hit more winners than Andy so he deserved to win, but the margin was slim. After 4+ hours of play an unforced error by Roddick made the final difference and gave victory to Roger.

So I won’t question his greatness any more, whatever happens when Nadal comes back to possibly meet and beat Roger in the next US Open around 60 days from today. Way to go Roger!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/05 at 14:53