US Men’s Tennis: Identity Crisis
It has been over seven years now, since an American man secured a Grand Slam title and the way things have been going on – it doesn’t give the feeling that we would perceive any sooner rather than later. All things considered, route in 2003, Andre Agassi triumphed in Australian Open and Roddick promote re-set up the American matchless quality in Men’s tennis by winning the US Open around the same time. Be that as it may, the recollections of these wins were fleeting as Roddick who holds the quickest serving record is holding tight the edge of insensibility and other American contenders don’t look adequate to move beyond any semblance of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer – particularly, in Grand Slams.
Leave aside the hard-courts for a minute, however sadly the dry season proceeded in the French Open and Wimbledon. Agassi was the last American to win a French Open in 1999 and Sampras rose triumphant at the Wimbledon in 2000. Strangely, the circumstance is highly drained, as it shows up from the surface, as US men’s tennis players have been likewise attempting to influence it to the semis and finals of the huge occasions to like Grand Slams. Since 2003, there have been 23 Major finals and US players could just achieve the five finals. Truth be told, Andy Roddick is just there in the main ten rundown of the players. Presently, the most evident inquiry is what is the most obvious explanation for the waning territory of US men’s tennis?
To locate the most appropriate response for the future, we have to backpedal into the past to get some significant pieces of information. All things considered, in the 70’s the point at which the American tennis was managing the terms, there were two extraordinary contenders who were conveying the alliance. A portion of the considerable names were Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe – these legends were achieving the finals and winning the Grand Slams till mid 80’s and after that they passed the implement to the up and coming age of players containing any semblance of Michael Chang and Jim Courier. However, these two couldn’t command the men’s tennis, as their ancestor did, yet soon the American tennis discovered their nextcontenders as Sampras and Agassi, who proceeded with the surge.
The present type of players isn’t studded with enormous names aside from Andy Roddick who is the main player in the best ten. The other enormous names are John Isner, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, and veteran James Blake, yet none of them resemble a Grand Slam victor material – in the present situation. It appears as though Roddick has been overburdened by the duties and at 28 years old, it appears as though he is on the dusk of his profession. For some hopefuls, Roddick can at present win a Grand Slam, however that appears like an anodyne. Roddick entered the 2010 Australian Open as the seventh seed with Brisbane International title as of now in his kitty yet lost to Marin Cilic in quarterfinals.The burdens proceed for the American in different Majors. Roddick was effectively subdued in the third round of the French Open 2010 by Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets. What’s more, the American was stunned in the fourth round of the Wimbledon 2010, when he lost in the fourth round to the little known Le Yen-hsun of Taiwan in five exhausting sets. The American by and by disillusioned his home fans in the US Open 2010 as well, as he was beaten by Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in 4 sets with a 6-3 5-7 3 6-7(4) scoreline.
Mardy Fish, who won couple of enormous titles in 2010, is looking admirably in charge to deliver such outcomes later on, yet once more, he doesn’t have a place with the alliance of those, who can rise triumphant in a Grand Slam. Other huge explanation for the decreasing condition of the American tennis is the development of tennis goliaths involving a portion of the best players of all circumstances including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Last time, when US men’s tennis was encountering the draft, it was a splendid period of Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Bjrn Borg and Boris Becker. Thus, these are the difficult circumstances for the American tennis – by any methods. After the retirement of Sampras and Agassi, American tennis lacks a powerful soldier on the forthright, who can challenge the might of Swiss and Spaniards. Nadal and Federer have won 21 Grand Slam titles since 2003. Curiously, the period of Nadal and Federer began after Sampras and Agassi say goodbye to proficient tennis. Joined States Tennis Association has been taking all the essential measures to make the future American tennis stars, yet the way things have been going on, it appears like a slippery dream.