Generally I agree with Blake that US tennis should not worry too much now that Agassi and Sampras are gone since it would be difficult for every other upcoming generation to deal with such a burden of successful players before their time (look at Germany with Kiefer and Haas who have Becker and Stich all over their careers, due to public expectations. It can be ugly). I'm not well informed about the state of American junior tennis though, this would be another question if you look what could next come when Blake and Roddick are 30 or already retired. Predications about how Young or Jenkins could fare the next years are hard to make.
"It's tough because everyone expects Americans to be a success no matter what in this sport," he said.
"But outside the dominant two players in the world, Andy and I are right there," he added.
Not right there, but at least top ten which only Spain as the other nation can say it holds two players in the top 10.