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Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

Watching Roddick play the last few days kinda made me sad for American Men's tennis. Roddick was the last American to win a slam and that's been almost 10 years ago.. I wasn't the fan of Tennis I am now but this was coming off Sampras and Agassi dominating and since I just watched slams back then, Roddick was pressed as the great new hope for American tennis.

Fast forward to 2012 and Roddick's career is on the tailend and The rest of the Americans just don't seem to have what it takes to win a slam. Unless there's a 15 year old prodigy out there somewhere, I think the USA drought in slams will continue a long time.

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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

Maybe Harrison, in like 5 years, when Novak and Rafa decline and he furfills his potential, with a bit of luck, maybe he could snatch one USO

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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

Ivan Lendl still has a better chance than these clowns.

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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

With the US population, number of courts and history, it is just question of time when somebody special will show up. Can take a while though...
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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

I agree with Harrison, showed lots of potential. Over 5-6 years I can see him win at least one.

But I do miss the likes of Sampras, Agassi. USA has always been good with producing these talents so I'm looking forward to that next prodigy. I just hope his game won't be solely based on serve though...like Andy, Isner etc.
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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

I think much bigger question is when will that happen

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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

Andy Roddick to win one Ivanisevic like Wimbledon is still more likely than any other options for the next 2 years.

He could have done it if he played like 2009 last year, 2009 Roddick would defeat 2011 Djokovic on grass (dont know about NAdal).

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Jack Sock in four years.
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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

I would have said Harrison last year, but his game seems to have gone backward . Even his little brother is more aggressive than him . Hopefully, he will re-discover his all-court game. As of right now, Jack Sock probably has a better chance than Ryan. I think the 96-98 crop can be special though.

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I would have said Harrison last year, but his game seems to have gone backward . Even his little brother is more aggressive than him . Hopefully, he will re-discover his all-court game. As of right now, Jack Sock probably has a better chance than Ryan. I think the 96-98 crop can be special though.
Not sure USA can wait 10 years for some of players born in 1996. or after, and theres no chance they can win Major before.. not in today's stupid tennis

Jack or Ryan must do that, but no one can tell when

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Not sure USA can wait 10 years for some of players born in 1996. or after, and theres no chance they can win Major before.. not in today's stupid tennis

Jack or Ryan must do that, but no one can tell when
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Re: Who will be the next American to win a Slam?

Oh well, who cares? The Americans dominated tennis for such a long time and it's only now they are in a dry spell. I think that American tennis needs to get in a rut if it wants to get it back.

I remember when A-Rod was touted as the next American grand slam hope and I thought to himself, wow, that's just sad. Everything about his game was bleh and generic. I was kinda hoping for something more elegant or exciting than A-Rod's game. He could not compare to Agassi, Sampras and other American greats with his game. Needless to say, I didn't think he deserved that US Open win. He fluked that win against Nalbandian and that was it.

Plus I never liked his demeanour, what a brat. A-Rod never got my respect except for a moment during his loss at Wimby 09.
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^Um I think Americans care lol. It doesn't really effect me too much but the fans at the U.S events really get into it when an American is doing well.. I also think it's better for the sport in the states. Not to mention that this so called rut has gone on now for almost 10 years. When Fed came on the scene, you knew Roddick had no shot and no one since has really done anything.
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