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Italian Open: In-Form Danielle Collins Becomes Raging Threat as Andy Roddick Drops Deft Warning to Iga Swiatek and Others

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Can you name one like ‘Danimal’? American tennis legend Andy Roddick is a big fan of Danielle Collins, who, according to him, is the one among all the women American tennis stars who has impressed him the most this season. Collins has already won two titles in 2024 and now she’s strolling on the hunting grounds of Rome to grab her third. Danielle Collins has a win-loss record of 28-8 this season and has already reached the QF of the Italian Open. But what makes her such a threat on the court?

Her “fearless” game is the source of fear for her opponents, believes Roddick. When asked to pick a player who has impressed him the most, he chose Danielle Collins without any hesitation. “How are you gonna pick against Danimal right now? Like she also has the game that can take the racquet out of someone like Iga’s hand.” Danielle Collins is known for her highly aggressive style of play.

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Iga Swiatek once said that Danielle Collins, “Hits the fastest ball I have ever played in a match.” So, Andy Roddick is absolutely spot on with Collins’ playing style. During a recent episode of ‘Served with Andy Roddick’, he also said, It’s like you don’t have to be a diehard tennis fan to understand her vibe to understand that there’s like this primal aggression inside of this.”

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Andy Roddick can even relate her style of play to another American tennis legend, Andre Agassi. Roddick believes Collins has the same aggression, dominance, and ability to dictate the points from the baseline.

Andy Roddick draws a parallel between Danielle Collins and Andre Agassi

During the podcast, Andy Roddick highlighted the unpredictable nature of Danielle Collins’ game. He heaped praise on her ability to win points through the middle of one side of the court. Roddick said, “Like, people are having to guess whether she’s going to hit it cross-court, down the line. Her margins are pretty safe. She’s just hitting it so well, moving so well.

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Talking about Agassi’s big swings standing on the baseline, he added, “That’s what Collins has been doing, the last couple of weeks, right? Not missing second serve return making first serves, the air count has come way down. It no longer looks like a heart rate monitor. It’s pretty level, really impressive stuff going from the hard to the clay.

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He spoke about how beautifully Danielle Collins distributes her shots standing right at the baseline. This style of play helps her reduce her errors and increase her winners. So, she’s now looking as lethal as a prime Andre Agassi! Share your thoughts on the incredible season of Danielle Collins.

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