[tennisbiz] Men's Tennis in the USA
The USA's dominance in men's tennis has ebbed and flowed over the decades.
But, considering a history that goes from Tilden to Budge to Gonzalez to
Connors to McEnroe to Courier to Sampras to Agassi to Roddick, there is no
doubt that American men will surely resurface with more top players.
Andy Roddick has won a number of tournaments on green clay on American soil.
He can make a dent in the European red clay schedule if he trains and plays
like a clay-court specialist: Bring is big serve but be ready to grind out a
match for three hours. The only way to the Roland Garros crown is to be
willing to battle long and hard.
Andre Agassi still has the fitness to compete in Paris. While Randy Johnson
can throw a perfect game at 40, clay court tennis has very different
demands. Agassi must be ready for trench warfare to win the French. And,
that's not easy for a 34-year-old facing the ranks of standout clay-court
players from Europe and South America.
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Received on Mon May 24 2004 - 07:15:57 CDT