Andy Roddick, Overrated or Underrated?

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It’s been nearly a year since Andy Roddick retired from professional tennis.

With only one grand slam win was Andy Roddick overrated, underrated, or maybe unappreciated for what he brought to ATP Tennis?

US tennis has struggled in the meantime with no serious contenders at the larger events and no men near the top 10.

 

 

 

Career High Rank: 1

Career Tour Titles: 32

Career Win/Loss: 612-213

Prize Money: $20.6 Million

 

1 Grand Slam Title:

2003 US Open Roddick d. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3

 

4 Grand Slam Finals.  One man, Roger Federer, getting in the way each time. [H2H]

2009 Wimbledon Federer 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 3-6 16-14

2006  US Open Federer 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1

2005 Wimbledon Federer 6-2 7-6(2) 6-4

2004 Wimbledon Federer 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) 6-4

 

5 Masters Series 1000 Titles:

2003 Canada Roddick d. David Nalbandian 6-1 6-3

2003 Cincinnati Masters Roddick d. Mardy Fish 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(4)

2004 Miami Masters Roddick d. Guillermo Coria 6-7(2) 6-3 6-1 ret.

2006 Cincinnati Masters Roddick d. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-4

2010 Miami Masters Roddick d. Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-4

 

9,074 Career Aces

65% First Serve %

79% First Serve Won

 

At least one title won every year from 2001 to 2012.

First Title: 2001 Atlanta

Last Title: 2012 Atlanta

 

5 Reasons why we will miss Andy Roddick

 

 

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1 comments
grkhetan
grkhetan

I think one of his understated acheivements is hanging out in the top 10 for so long, continuously. He ended like 8 to 10 years continuously in the top 10 (mostly in the top 8). I think that says something. He won only one Grand Slam, but he was not a one-shot fluke -- he did not get more success because he faced 2 best players ever -- Fed and Nadal,  and "almost" best ever --  Djokovic and Murray.