No sign of Grand Slam drought ending soon for American men
The last American man to win a Grand Slam tournament was Andy Roddick at the U.S. Open in 2003, and there's no sign the drought will end anytime soon. “But I don’t see it being what it once was ever again.”AdOpelka, for one, isn’t surprised the United States has the same number of seeded men in Melbourne as, say, Bulgaria or Norway. The United States has four seeded women in Melbourne, including Kenin and Serena Williams. That’s a challenge, because those kids want to play basketball and football.”The United States Tennis Association has inner-city programs in more than 250 locations. Opelka (ranked 38th), Fritz (ranked 31st), Tommy Paul (53rd) and Frances Tiafoe (64th) are all 23 and good friends who root for each other.
Roger Federer: The power and presence of the $120 million man
Roger Federer after winning the final match against David Goffin during day 7 of the Noventi Open on June 23, 2019, in Halle, Germany. Roger Federer had just shattered his dreams in the 2009 Wimbledon final. "I don't think he's naive enough to say, 'Oh, I'm just another guy playing tennis,'" said Roddick. He's still saying hello to everyone in between points and he's able to kind of operate with this ease and calmness." Federer has said that when he does eventually retire, he doesn't want it to be a sad moment.