Andy Roddick must have found his stride finally. Andy Roddick is at his best on the grass courts, and today was no different. With a title today at Aegon Eastbourne, Andy Roddick has won at least 1 title every season for the last 12 tennis seasons.
Andy Roddick confidence high heading into Wimbledon
2012 has not been kind to Roddick, only winning 12 matches so far this year. He has had plenty of disappointing early round exits this year. Many of those exits where he had excelled in the past (Queens, Australian Open, and Memphis). However, his win today surely will help boost his confidence going into the 2012 Wimbledon tennis championships next week.
Andy Roddick has had great success at Wimbledon, reaching 3 Wimbledon finals, though always loosing to Roger Federer. Always a bridesmaid and never the bride for Andy. This years Wimbledon is going to be a tough one for the American. He will face some challenging players in, especially in the third round where he could meet David Ferrer. If Andy Roddick can keep it together through three rounds, I could absolutely see his confidence gain momentum.
Though, it will not get any easier for him after three rounds. If Andy Roddick can find a way to win his potential match against Ferrer quickly (to conserve energy), he might stand a chance against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round. The bottom line is that Andy Roddick will have to play some special smart tennis at Wimbledon, if he wants a chance to go deep at Wimbledon.
Andy Roddick’s win today ties him up with a Roger Federer milestone. Being the only two active players on the ATP World Tour to have 600+ career match wins, and the 19th in the open era to do so.
Andy Roddick said this after winning the title today,
“I wanted to keep alive winning one tournament a year for 12 years. I know three or four people have done that,’ Roddick said. “I need to remind myself of those numbers just to [remember] this is a what-did-you-do-last-week-type sport? So looking back on that, maybe I need to look at those a little bit more and realise that I’ve done this for a long time pretty well.”
As a long time fan of Andy Roddick, I do hope that he plays smart tennis at Wimbledon this year. I would hate to see him have an early exit.
What do you people think? Do you think with Andy Roddick’s win today, his confidence has been boosted to help him win some of the tough matches he will face at Wimbledon? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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