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Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

Well, after reading Sampras interview with the Associated Press lets be honest here, American men's tennis is in dire straits. Ginepri a top 20 player has only won one match this year. Blake hasn't reached his potential he is currently ranked at no.21..Taylor Dent I don't know what happened to him..although I believe he is still top 40. And Marty Fish is just coming off an injury so time will tell. But the talent level clearly isn't like Sampras era where he had Agassi a multiple slam winner and former no.1, Jim Courier also a 4 time slam champion and former no.1 and Chang...I guess I include Chang because he did manage to win one major and made it to no.2. Even the level below you got Todd Martin made it to two slam finals.and Malivai Washington managed to reach the 1996 Wimbledon final.


Yet with this new generation besides Roddick none of the young American men have reached a grand slam final. And none have reached the top 10. The question is will any of the young American men currently playing win a major? I think Ginepri or Blake would be the best bet... but I have a feeling that if Taylor Dent would drop the weight, get stronger mentally, he would be a top 10 player.
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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

from the way things are looking, no.
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And Andy is no longer a slam contender...
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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

Ginepri is a joke

Roddick is a joke

Scoville Jenkins will never grow up

Mardy Fish is...well....nevermind

Andre Agassi is finished


TENNIS USA is looking pathetic. Any saviours out there????
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Roddick will never again win a GS or TMS .

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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

No.

As opposed to prior generations, Andy is the only US player in his generation who will win a slam or make a slam final (or even break into the top 10)

IMO, we are now seeing the effects of the pressure placed on Andy with all his compatriots falling far short of expectations.
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Nope, but I think Roddick may win another US Open someday.
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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

If all the stars are perfectly aligned, James could win the U.S. Open. Other than that, only Andy is a regular candidate on 3/4 majors. (obviously not on his current form)
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All pretenders not contenders. And in tennis terms none except Jenkins really qualify as young.
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If all the stars are perfectly aligned, James could win the U.S. Open. Other than that, only Andy is a regular candidate on 3/4 majors. (obviously not on his current form)
I think they might have to fall from the sky before Blake wins a Slam. I like his game but he doesn't have 'it'. Even an unlikely Slam champ like Johanssen had a better pedigree to win than Blake.
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No. There was promise at the end of last year that Ginepri/Blake were going to break through, but their starts have been awful. Dent will never be a true contender at the highest level. Fish I don't even really see as a factor. We used to have Roddick, but he is a mess as well. Jenkins hasn't developed into anything yet. And well...Donald Young....

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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

Andy Roddick:

* builds a strong contention for the US Open after re-hiring Brad Gilbert.

* fails to convert in two more Wimbledon finals

Robby Ginepri:

* peaks with matching quarter-final results in both the Australian and US Opens

Taylor Dent:

* is forced to retire early, however achieves a Wimbledon semi-final

Bobby Reynolds:

* maxes out with a US Open quarter-final

Amer Delic:

* reaches quarters at the Australian

* is thwarted to reach the semi-finals numerous times at the hands of the other young Americans at the US Open

Alex Bogolomov Jr.:

* becomes a successful mixed doubles player with his wife Ashley Harkleroad, notching rare said titles

Rajeev Ram:

* wins several small titles; however is overshadowed at the slams

Brian Baker:

* gains national attention, however cuts short career due to injury

Scoville Jenkins:

* becomes youngest African American semi-finalist at the US Open since Arthur Ashe

Donald Young:

* becomes first left-handed American since McEnroe to win a grand slam
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count on one of them, Jaden/Ryan/Christian
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Andy Roddick:

* builds a strong contention for the US Open after re-hiring Brad Gilbert.

* fails to convert in two more Wimbledon finals

Robby Ginepri:

* peaks with matching quarter-final results in both the Australian and US Opens

Taylor Dent:

* is forced to retire early, however achieves a Wimbledon semi-final

Bobby Reynolds:

* maxes out with a US Open quarter-final

Amer Delic:

* reaches quarters at the Australian

* is thwarted to reach the semi-finals numerous times at the hands of the other young Americans at the US Open

Alex Bogolomov Jr.:

* becomes a successful mixed doubles player with his wife Ashley Harkleroad, notching rare said titles

Rajeev Ram:

* wins several small titles; however is overshadowed at the slams

Brian Baker:

* gains national attention, however cuts short career due to injury

Scoville Jenkins:

* becomes youngest African American semi-finalist at the US Open since Arthur Ashe

Donald Young:

* becomes first left-handed American since McEnroe to win a grand slam
Are you serious?

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Re: Will the other young American men win a major or majors?

Remember I'm not talking about this year..I am really talking about lets say for example for the rest of this decade. I mean at the end of this decade...well I hope one of them will breakthrough..
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