'Creating a competitive pit' goal of Evert academy

Development and playing time, and not necessarily results, at the junior level are imperative in order to have success on the professional tours. But are today's junior players more concerned with wins and rankings?

Updated: July 1, 2007, 4:34 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- As a group, American players have had Open-era-worst showings at both Wimbledon and the French Open this year, raising the volume on the discussion of the best way to develop the next generation.

It can be a complicated discussion, but for the lone U.S. man who made it into the second week here, part of the solution is very simple.

"It's not rocket science," No. 3 Andy Roddick said after beating Spain's Fernando Verdasco to reach the round ...

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