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Are we too focused on Roddick's failures?

Being the heir apparent to arguably the greatest generation in American tennis has been both a blessing and a curse for Andy Roddick. Though some point out his shortcomings, perhaps Roddick is the classic overachiever.

Originally Published: October 28, 2008
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

It could be said that if it weren't for Roger Federer, Andy Roddick could be displaying at least three Grand Slam trophies at home instead of being a guy with only one major victory.

So what?

Why does the No. 7 Roddick get a bum rap when he has proved to be a hard-working, dedicated player who readily accepts challenges? Certainly, his curriculum vitae is plumped up by 26 career titles -- a figure that includes the 2003 U.S. Open title, three additional Grand ...

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