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What has happened to Men's American Tennis?

James_Blake_No1
06-24-2011, 02:58 PM
America has dominated Tennis since Bill Tilden all the way to Sampras/Agassi.

Last year we didn't even have an American in the top 10 @ one point. Every single American has now lost at Wimbledon.

Considering we had good players like Roddick & Blake competing at the top just a few years ago, what has happened? I'm not just talking about Nadal dominating Tennis, I'm talking about the lack of really serious contenders for GSs now in general.

:sad:

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 03:00 PM
The better question is what has happened to America. When you people say that NFL lockout will increase crime and dancing with the stars and dog shows get more attention than tennis, then you know this society has reached a new low. And what makes American special? Just because someone is American, they should be good in tennis?

Pirata.
06-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Globalization of the sport.

And it has nothing to do with America--there are a lack of GS contenders in basically every country other than Spain, Switzerland and Serbia. Maybe Great Britain.

GrantOz44
06-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Australia dragged you down with us. We are sorry. Share our pain, my friend.

Jimnik
06-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Roddick

Smoke944
06-24-2011, 03:02 PM
besides the fact that the topic creator is obviously a joke account, Mardy Fish hasn't lost yet, I don't think :scratch:

James_Blake_No1
06-24-2011, 03:07 PM
besides the fact that the topic creator is obviously a joke account, Mardy Fish hasn't lost yet, I don't think :scratch:

Oh, I didn't know that. My apologizes. We all know its only a matter of time though, Fish is not gonna make the QF...

MaxPower
06-24-2011, 03:07 PM
OP can't be a real american or their education system is worse off than I could ever imagine

Purple Rainbow
06-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Last year we didn't even have an American in the top 10 @ one point. Every single American has now lost at Wimbledon.


Bogomolov jr and Fish haven't lost yet.
They will soon, of course.

But to answer your question, the sport has gotten more global.

alter ego
06-24-2011, 03:12 PM
Australia dragged you down with us. We are sorry. Share our pain, my friend.

Russia might join the party.

LoveWozniacki
06-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Is there an American player out there that isn't just a serve? I can't watch any of the American players, since they are all reliant on a serve(Roddick, Fish, Querrey, Isner). How about actually becoming a good overall player that is a threat on all surfaces and aren't capable of losing to Feliciano Lopez in a major event? How Roddick got popular is beyond me.

Time Violation
06-24-2011, 03:16 PM
And what makes American special? Just because someone is American, they should be good in tennis?

Well, it has 300+ million people for one, you would imagine that would be enough to produce one or two top tennis players... apparently not so at the moment :)

SheepleBuster
06-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Well, it has 300+ million people for one, you would imagine that would be enough to produce one or two top tennis players... apparently not so at the moment :)

Some people are good in sports. Others are good in dancing. Some are good in singing. We Amercians are more dancers, singers, and bums than sportsmen.

Smoke944
06-24-2011, 03:21 PM
Some people are good in sports. Others are good in dancing. Some are good in singing. We Amercians are more dancers, singers, and bums than sportsmen.

cyrusking :worship:

Filo V.
06-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Globalization of the sport.

/thread.

Another factor is the fact that tennis just isn't a sport many people can play financially, and it's not as popular in America so it isn't a sport most kids think of playing.

Sauletekis
06-24-2011, 03:24 PM
Don't worry OT: Blake will comeback soon to top10, right?:worship:

misty1
06-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Russia might join the party.

russia has joined the party

Time Violation
06-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Another factor is the fact that tennis just isn't a sport many people can play financially, and it's not as popular in America so it isn't a sport most kids think of playing.

Same goes for any other country.

Mistaflava
06-24-2011, 05:00 PM
ask yourself the same question for golf and basketball

Johnny Groove
06-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Because the USTA and USPTA and all people in positions of power in American tennis care more about making money for themselves as opposing to making champions.

Smoke944
06-24-2011, 05:03 PM
ask yourself the same question for golf and basketball

huh? :lol:

djiwebster
06-24-2011, 05:15 PM
America has dominated Tennis since Bill Tilden all the way to Sampras/Agassi.

Last year we didn't even have an American in the top 10 @ one point. Every single American has now lost at Wimbledon.

Considering we had good players like Roddick & Blake competing at the top just a few years ago, what has happened? I'm not just talking about Nadal dominating Tennis, I'm talking about the lack of really serious contenders for GSs now in general.

:sad:


Isn't Fish American; he hasn't played his match yet.

ballbasher101
06-24-2011, 05:26 PM
2 people happened: Federer and Nadal. Time for the US army to invent a time machine so they can prevent Nadal and Federer being born. That will solve the problem.

Nearco
06-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Exactly. Roddick is better than Stich and Kraijicek were. He came along in the wrong era for a Wimbledon Title.