Approaching extinction of U.S. tennis

If you want to see Americans winning titles, especially Slams, tune in now

Updated: May 28, 2010, 5:29 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Catch them while you can. Wave your flags. Root, root, root for Andy Roddick and the Williams sisters. Do it now. Love 'em or not, take a snapshot because they're the last of a breed, the endangered species of American tennis champions.

After them, extinct. Gone. Done. Think dodo birds.

Or so it seems right now.

Roddick has won only a single Grand Slam, and it was so long ago (U.S Open, '03) we still thought housing prices could only go up and few people ...

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