Has Andy Roddick's career lived up to expectations? And no bonus points for marrying up with Brooklyn Decker. We're talking tennis here, and Roddick is a bit of an enigma.
Roddick was bounced from Wimbledon Monday by unseeded Yen-Hsun Lu. He'll turn 28 during the U.S. Open in August and won his only Grand Slam in 2003. That's not exactly the stuff of an all-time great. Then again, to borrow Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's memorable "Airplane" rant, you tell your old man to try dragging Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal around the court for a decade and see how he likes it.
If measured on its own merits, and not as the guy who followed Pete Sampras as America's hope, has Roddick's career been a success? SportsNation is of at least two minds.
Jason "the Forehand" (B'ham, AL)
When are we going to see the next wave of American talent come through? We saw the aging Blake go down in straights, Roddick is on his way out in a couple of years, and the lengthy Californian and N. Carolina native are no spring chickens either. Are there any up and coming Americans to be on the look out for?
Ryan Harrison and the 17-year-old Andrea Collarini. He made the finals of the French Open junior boys. Born in New York, grew up in Argentina, now playing under USA colors with support of USTA. Aregentina is NOT happy. Full transcript