Robert C asked in SportsTennis · 1 decade ago

Will Andy Roddick ever win another slam?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Roddick will win one. Under the tutelage of Jimmy Connors Andy has become better. His backhand isn't vulnerable as much as before and he is willing to enter the net. He is the a 4 time Slam finalist(03 US OPEN Champion) and has won 21 singles titles. How can his accolades and accomplishments not impress anyone? He is very loyal in the Davis Cup, playing against Spain even though he was hurt. Ok, Roddick just sucks at a clay court. He doesn't even look like a TOP 100 player when he plays at Roland Garros. However, he has made it to a semifinals or better at the 3 other Slams 8 times. Nadal has only made it to 4 semifinals or better in Grand Slams. Remember that Federer is coming of a bitter loss against Nadal. It may affect his game. Federer isn't playing his best at the moment. He made 50 unforced errors against Nadal with about 30 winners. Federer also hasn't been serving well. You need to serve brilliantly to win Wimbledon. If Federer doesn't bring his A game expect Roddick to capture his 2nd Slam. Roger also didn't play his best in the hard courts. I think Roddick can beat Nadal any day on a grass court. Nadal is on and off when he plays on a hard court. The other players such as Hewitt,Safin,Djokovic,Gonzalez,Murray and Davydenko are not ready to win Grand Slams or inconsistent.

    Another Slam for Roddick before the end of 2007!!

    *Pls respect my opinion

    Thanks for question!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Honestly he has about a 50/50 shot. He has had the opperatunity to win several majors by making the finals of Wimbledon twice, the finals at the US Open and the Australian semis 3 times. His main problem is that he keeps running into his nemesis (Roger Federer). As long as Federer stands in his way, he won't win. Roddick can't beat Federer (his 1-13 record head to head shows that). He would have to be on the opposite side of the draw and Federer would need to be injured or defeated by Nadal, Murray, Djokovic or Canas in order for Roddick (or Lleyton Hewitt for that matter) to have a shot at winning another major.

    Despite his one dimensional game and occasional slumps, Roddick is still consistant enough to outplay most of the other players on tour. Roddick has a predictable game but most players still struggle to overcome his huge serve, overpowering forehand and aggressive style. Roddick can usually overpower Federer for about a set (maybe a set and a half) before Federer learns to adapt. Federer is eventually able to read Roddick's shots, absorb his serve, outplay him from the baseline and force Roddick to go for winners too early. Federer just has too much shot selection and consistency for a one dimensional player like Roddick to be successful against him. Federer is also more physically fit than Roddick and has the stamina to continue playing at a high level late into a match. The longer the match goes, the more Roddick is at the disadvantage. He uses so much energy trying to dominate his opponent at the beginning of a match that if the opponent is able to stay with him Roddick can easily run out of gas (especially on clay).

    Realistically, Roddick can and should win at least on or two more majors before he retires. He is only 24 years old and has many years left on tour (barring a career threatening injury). It took Marat Safin almost 5 years to win his second slam title. Remember Agassi didn't win most of his majors until after age 29. That combined with Roddick's slightly more complete game and the assistance of coach Jimmy Connors, there is no reason why he can't win his next slam in the next year or two. But he can't go through Federer himself. He needs help from one of the other players that he can beat.

  • 1 decade ago

    Roddick is still the best grasscourt player in the world who's initials aren't R.F. His serve makes him nearly unbreakable on the fast surface, and he's gradually learning to play better at the net, which keeps the pressure on his opponents and forces them to come up with better shots.

    So yes, I think he has an excellent chance at winning Wimbledon someday, as long as he doesn't have to face Federer. Roger is the only guy on the tour who returns well enough to neutralize the big serve, plus Roger can come up with those incredible shots to win points that normal human beings can't win. But if Federer somehow has a bad day and loses in the early rounds, or gets injured, then Wimbledon becomes Roddick's to lose.

    (EDITED TO ADD: To the guy who said "grass [isn't] suited to [Roddick] and his massive serve"... um, er... Exactly what planet are you from where a big serve isn't suited to grass???)

  • 1 decade ago

    2 Words HELL NO!!!

    Roddick has a great serve. But the rest of his game unfortunately does not hold water against other Top ranked players .

    Another problem with guys who have very fast serve: Their shoulders get destroyed early on, forcing lot of them to either endure the surgeries and pain only to see their ranking drop because the serve is not there anymore. or just retire from the game all together.

    I really like Roddick and I wish the above was not True, but alas........

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most unlikely, unless Federer skips the slams. Roddick's serve is the main weapon and if his serve goes awry on the match, he'll have a difficult time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think if he buckled down, he could make a run at the US Open, but clay and grass aren't suited to him and his massive serve. He has a chance, but he isn't competition for Federer or Nadal. Ugh. Maybe he can make the semis, but in the Federer/Nadal era, Roddick doesn't have much of a chance.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    my heart n head say that he will win another grand slam...he has it in him...he is just havin a patch of loss of form... but he will come back n win on the grasscourts of wimbledon if roger doesnt play his a-game n rafa plays as he always does on grasscourts...

  • 1 decade ago

    If he control his temper, of course yes....he has a great game, just need control of his temper and bad attitude

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, cause outside of his serve, he's not very good. It's unfortunate that he's the best American Tennis player right now. Doesn't say much for American Tennis.

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe but if he only doesnt rely on his serve and try to train hiss *** off

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