From your article, Brian Vahaly: "Just to have one guy in the Round of 16 would be a major victory. Really, even one guy in the third round would be nice."
FYI, Robby Ginepri made the fourth round last year.
I know it's an annual piece that gets boring, but that's what the U.S. bosses want prior to RG.
But why? The constant negativity about the Americans is so grating. I'm sorry if this generation is no "greatest generation" but they're not as bad as the media has portrayed them over the years. Sometimes I wonder if all this being drilled into their heads every year actually affects their performance.
Paul Annacone said the same thing about Federer now having to deal with negative press and how it may be affecting him:
"You're in that same press conference over and over again. 'When are you going to win again?' 'Are you a step slower?' 'Now that you're married, are you thinking about stopping?' Negative questions every week. I don't care who you are, it's going to affect you. It might not be much, but that 2 percent can make a difference. "
You know what's really getting boring -- writing about Rafa dominating on clay week after week.
Talk up Murray's chances then.
Suggestion for the next guy's piece RG preview piece?
Murray. It's all about Murray now.