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post #151 of 371
I don't like how Fed is playing the return game. These floating slice backhands aren't staying in . On that last long rally he flattened out the backhand and it worked for him.
post #152 of 371
Man, I can't believe Roddick hasn't folded yet. He's shown a shitload of mental toughness.
post #153 of 371
Wow...Roddick turned it around in some manner after losing the 2nd and 3rd sets.
post #154 of 371
^ Doesn't help that Roddick takes Murray's playbook and forces everything to Fed's backhand.
post #155 of 371
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
Man, I can't believe Roddick hasn't folded yet. He's shown a shitload of mental toughness.
+1. This is a great match!
post #156 of 371
Thread Starter 
Hawkeye seems a little whack. Roddick has withstood so much this match, it would be a disaster if he folds now.
post #157 of 371
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^ Doesn't help that Roddick takes Murray's playbook and forces everything to Fed's backhand.

It's not really Murray's playbook. It's THE playbook vs. Fed. I actually think Andy's been less afraid of the forehand than Nadal usually is vs. Fed... of course as a lefty Nadal naturally hits to Fed's BH.
post #158 of 371
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Originally Posted by cheessus View Post
Hawkeye seems a little whack. Roddick has withstood so much this match, it would be a disaster if he folds now.

That one seemed wide to me as well.
post #159 of 371
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
It's not really Murray's playbook. It's THE playbook vs. Fed. I actually think Andy's been less afraid of the forehand than Nadal usually is vs. Fed... of course as a lefty Nadal naturally hits to Fed's BH.

Yeah but in the past Roddick wasn't always comfortable with his BH, which makes it prolonged BH rallies risky.
post #160 of 371
Christ, Roddick's serve is nuts.
post #161 of 371
Man, still hard to believe this match ought to be over, had Roddick not choked epically in the 2nd.
post #162 of 371
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Christ, Roddick's serve is nuts.

And then you realize that Federer has 14 more aces.
post #163 of 371
^It's insane.
post #164 of 371
The serves have been about even, with the one exception that every time Roger has had a break point, Roddick has hit a huge serve to bail himself out. It's a matter of who stumbles first, at this point. Roger has been getting to at least 30 in every Roddick service game but can't seem to close it out. He's never out in front to start games, either. Going to be tough to break, but it's not impossible.
post #165 of 371
Roddick is sagging. OK, nvm, those body serves are baller.
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