Apr 3 2002
Andy Roddick while obviously talented and driven doesn't have the
physical constitution to have a BIG career in the men's game. He may
win a couple slams ala Rafter, but he'll never be a Sampras or an
Agassi IMO. At the ripe old age of 19 he's already crashed out of 2
grand slams with injuries.
Some of Roddick's implosions:
Cramps, Roland Garros 2001, Almost lost to Chang because of cramping
Strained Hamstring, Roland Garros 2001, retires against Hewitt in the
Sprained Ankle, Cincinatti TMS 2001, loses to kuerten 1st round
7-6,6-1 probably because of ankle.
Swollen Right Foot, Hong Kong Salem Open 2001, retires 1st round
Injured Ankle, Australian Open 2002, retires 2nd round
I hope he proves me wrong, but it appears the genetic makeup just
isn't there for the A-Rod.