Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by google3luo.. » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:10:29


Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Andy's career is obviously over now.

Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by mark » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:18:23

the winner of USO QF fed-roddick will probably postpone retirement for a
match or two :)

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by erdega7 » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:22:14


Quote:
> Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> Andy's career is obviously over now.

> Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

he waited 5 years to beat Fed this year, I am sure that gave his
career 5 more years at least

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by drew » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:23:38


Quote:
> Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> Andy's career is obviously over now.

> Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

I think he's getting used to the  lowered expectations.  He still
doesn't
like losing to guys like Cilic but as they say, man is an adaptable
animal.

Although it's unlikely he'll be back challenging for major titles,
it's pretty
hard to keep your name in the news if you retire.

He's got another 5 years of bouncing around on the tour.  Why not?

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by andrew.r.. » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:40:42


Quote:

> > Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> > Andy's career is obviously over now.

> > Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

> I think he's getting used to the  lowered expectations.  He still
> doesn't
> like losing to guys like Cilic but as they say, man is an adaptable
> animal.

> Although it's unlikely he'll be back challenging for major titles,
> it's pretty
> hard to keep your name in the news if you retire.

> He's got another 5 years of bouncing around on the tour.  Why not?

Moreover, let's not underestimate Cilic. The kid has a lot of talent
and an enormous game. Reminds me somewhat of Safin in many regards.
Plenty of upside.
 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by TJT » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:45:49

Quote:



>>> Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
>>> Andy's career is obviously over now.
>>> Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?
>> I think he's getting used to the  lowered expectations.  He still
>> doesn't
>> like losing to guys like Cilic but as they say, man is an adaptable
>> animal.

>> Although it's unlikely he'll be back challenging for major titles,
>> it's pretty
>> hard to keep your name in the news if you retire.

>> He's got another 5 years of bouncing around on the tour.  Why not?

> Moreover, let's not underestimate Cilic. The kid has a lot of talent
> and an enormous game. Reminds me somewhat of Safin in many regards.
> Plenty of upside.

Reminds me of Ancic.

--
"If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors
just the same"

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by number_si » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:55:57



Quote:


> > > Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> > > Andy's career is obviously over now.

> > > Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

> > I think he's getting used to the ?lowered expectations. ?He still
> > doesn't
> > like losing to guys like Cilic but as they say, man is an adaptable
> > animal.

> > Although it's unlikely he'll be back challenging for major titles,
> > it's pretty
> > hard to keep your name in the news if you retire.

> > He's got another 5 years of bouncing around on the tour. ?Why not?

> Moreover, let's not underestimate Cilic. The kid has a lot of talent
> and an enormous game. Reminds me somewhat of Safin in many regards.
> Plenty of upside.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

I did not see the match.  How was the mix between good quality play
from Cilic (who has huge upside, I agree) to poor play from Roddick?
Did he look like he did at W, in the loss to Tipsarevic?  At W, Tipsy
was bold, Roddick was timid, and was completely unable to pull the
trigger on the FH at many key points in the match.
 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by andrew.r.. » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 06:01:34


Quote:




> > > > Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> > > > Andy's career is obviously over now.

> > > > Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

> > > I think he's getting used to the  lowered expectations.  He still
> > > doesn't
> > > like losing to guys like Cilic but as they say, man is an adaptable
> > > animal.

> > > Although it's unlikely he'll be back challenging for major titles,
> > > it's pretty
> > > hard to keep your name in the news if you retire.

> > > He's got another 5 years of bouncing around on the tour.  Why not?

> > Moreover, let's not underestimate Cilic. The kid has a lot of talent
> > and an enormous game. Reminds me somewhat of Safin in many regards.
> > Plenty of upside.- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

> I did not see the match.  How was the mix between good quality play
> from Cilic (who has huge upside, I agree) to poor play from Roddick?
> Did he look like he did at W, in the loss to Tipsarevic?  At W, Tipsy
> was bold, Roddick was timid, and was completely unable to pull the
> trigger on the FH at many key points in the match.

I did not see the match either, yet. :-)
 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by jingu » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:37:07

Quote:

> Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> Andy's career is obviously over now.

> Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

we're done with all of the "diversity of surfaces" and "tradition"
bullshit for the year; now it is time to get back to real tennis - this
is the part of the schedule that really counts.  we need to support
andy roddick and james blake in their upcoming tournaments so that they
can get some momentum going into the us open.

roddick can win this thing! he's done it before.  james can win it too;
he had a nice run in 2005 and should have defeated agassi but he really
needs fan support to put him over the top.  we need the j-block to show
up in numbers this year more than ever.  in fact, the james blake web
site notes that you can now buy j-block merchandise to wear to show your
support:

        http://www.jamesblaketennis.com/jb%20pages/08_jblock.htm

the following are andy's and james' upcoming tournaments preceding the
us open:

james
-----
this week:      rogers cup masters (toronto) - james is in the quarter
                final round where he will play kiefer.  as much as i
                appreciate the support that the people of berlin gave
                obama today - go james!!!

week of 7/28:   western and southern financial group masters
                (cincinnati)

then it's off to the olympics for james: good luck, bring home the gold!

andy
----
week of 7/28:   western and southern financial group masters
                (cincinnati)

week of 8/3:    countrywide classic (los angeles)
                [i wonder if this will be the last year for
                 countrywide sponsorship of this event :-) ]

week of 8/10:   legg mason tennis classic (washington dc)

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by jason-cat.. » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 13:43:43


Quote:

> > Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> > Andy's career is obviously over now.

> > Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

> we're done with all of the "diversity of surfaces" and "tradition"
> bullshit for the year; now it is time to get back to real tennis - this
> is the part of the schedule that really counts. ?

lol - so Wimbledon was just a cute little tune-up for the hard court
season?
 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by *skripti » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 04:27:21



Quote:

> > Cilic just upset Roddick 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
> > Andy's career is obviously over now.

> > Should Andy retire now or after the U.S. Open?

> we're done with all of the "diversity of surfaces" and "tradition"
> bullshit for the year; now it is time to get back to real tennis - this
> is the part of the schedule that really counts.

lol - so Wimbledon was just a cute little tune-up for the hard court
season?

---

He doesn't realise we're past 70% of the season.

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by jingu » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:32:27

Quote:


>>we're done with all of the "diversity of surfaces" and "tradition"
>>bullshit for the year; now it is time to get back to real tennis - this
>>is the part of the schedule that really counts.  

> lol - so Wimbledon was just a cute little tune-up for the hard court
> season?

 >

that's not exactly what i was saying.  i don't dispute that wimbledon
is an important title.  at the end of one's playing career, the title
that just about any player would want to have won in the wimbledon
singles title.  but on a day to day basis during a player's career, when
they care about rankings, the title that counts the most is the us open
title.  to achieve a high rank, and especially to achieve #1 rank, you
have to be able to play on hard courts.  if all you can do is play well
on grass, it might help you win wimbledon, but you can't get to #1 rank
if that's all that you can do.  the reason why nadal is ranked as high
as he is is because he isn't a clay court specialist - he has legitimate
hard court game.

 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by Whispe » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:52:00

Quote:



>>> we're done with all of the "diversity of surfaces" and "tradition"
>>> bullshit for the year; now it is time to get back to real tennis - this
>>> is the part of the schedule that really counts.  

>> lol - so Wimbledon was just a cute little tune-up for the hard court
>> season?

> that's not exactly what i was saying.  i don't dispute that wimbledon
> is an important title.  at the end of one's playing career, the title
> that just about any player would want to have won in the wimbledon
> singles title.  but on a day to day basis during a player's career, when
> they care about rankings, the title that counts the most is the us open
> title.  to achieve a high rank, and especially to achieve #1 rank, you
> have to be able to play on hard courts.  if all you can do is play well
> on grass, it might help you win wimbledon, but you can't get to #1 rank
> if that's all that you can do.  the reason why nadal is ranked as high
> as he is is because he isn't a clay court specialist - he has legitimate
> hard court game.

Good reasoning - except for the insinuation No.1 ranking is somehow more
important than winning Wimbledon.
 
 
 

Should Roddick retire after the U.S. Open?

Post by jingu » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:36:54

Quote:


>> that's not exactly what i was saying.  i don't dispute that wimbledon
>> is an important title.  at the end of one's playing career, the title
>> that just about any player would want to have won in the wimbledon
>> singles title.  but on a day to day basis during a player's career, when
>> they care about rankings, the title that counts the most is the us open
>> title.  to achieve a high rank, and especially to achieve #1 rank, you
>> have to be able to play on hard courts.  if all you can do is play well
>> on grass, it might help you win wimbledon, but you can't get to #1 rank
>> if that's all that you can do.  the reason why nadal is ranked as high
>> as he is is because he isn't a clay court specialist - he has legitimate
>> hard court game.

> Good reasoning - except for the insinuation No.1 ranking is somehow more
> important than winning Wimbledon.

during one's playing career, the player has to be able to put dinner on
the table.  during that time, a practical view of tennis is what counts.
when one's playing days are over, the player can look nostalgically back
at his career.  during that time, a more romantic view of tennis tends
to take over.

when you care about romance and nostalgia, wimbledon is important.  when
you care about putting dinner on the table, the us open is important.