Lenient, mediocre, condescending cute coaches were great!
I'm 11 years old too!
Rodd won junior matches when he had much weaker serves 12 years ago.
He won 100 matches and had no loss at age 10.
He learned a few techniques from a coach. There was no fitness problem back then. 4 years later, it was a different story. Then, he hesitated about turning professional until he won 1999 Orange Bowl, Easter Bowl, Aus Open and US Open. He didn't really improve until the start of the year 2003.
Sadly, he decided to be satisfied with staying at a poor physical and mental state.
Eat junk food, sleep around, act as a slave for your loved ones, and use exhibitions, the ATP schedule, TV Shows, Award Shows, parties and tough matches with top players as excuses for his chokes. He certainly whined to reporters and umpires! Insecurity to the max.
At 23, and 3 years of failure, there's no problem with footwork, physical dexterity, coaching, discipline and work ethics.... Sure.
The serve, forehand and hapless attitude became a joke.
Hey, at least we can see Davis Cup where there's no blame when the team loses. Uh, maybe Andy's lack of talent and mind receive blame.
After all, it's ok to lose to Agassi and Federer, but it's not ok to lose to Roddick.... Right, Blake?