Rebound Ace playing like Roland Garros

Where have all the good Americans gone in the Australian Open draw? Pam Shriver knows why they've been bounced, starting with the playing surface.

Updated: January 21, 2006, 11:20 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

At least you have quality players in the two Americans still alive at the Australian Open (Lindsay Davenport and Andy Roddick). Both have a chance to win the championship.

But it's very surprising there are only two Americans left and it's late in the first week. That's French Open material.

But the Rebound Ace court is the surface that is most similar to clay. It's slowish and high bouncing. Andre Agassi has done well down here with the heat and Pete Sampras won a couple titles, ...

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