Monday, April 12, 2010

The Big Question: Will A-Rod Win a 2nd Major?

I know. You're all probably sick and tired of going to every tennis website and seeing either an article or a survey on this same question, but I would love to know what you all think.

Will Andy Roddick win another Grand Slam?

Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim wrote a spot-on piece on the American and the legacy he will leave behind:

[Roddick] is someone who has spent almost an entire decade residing in the top 10. He is a limited player who has done everything in his power to improve. He is a fighter. He is a professional who takes his career seriously and ambitiously. He is a mensch — the most recent evidence being his participation in the Champions for Chile fundraiser on the eve of the Key Biscayne final. He is also a 27-year-old playing perhaps the best ball of his career. After reaching the Indian Wells final, he went one better in Key Biscayne, taking the title and beating both Nadal and the surgingTomas Berdych along the way. Roddick may or may not ever win that elusive second Major. But it’s worth remembering that players with a lot more native talent have achieved a lot less.

If there is one thing that's for sure, it's that no one wants to win more than Andy. Like Wertheim said, he works just as hard if not harder than any of his peers and continually see's himself come up a little short. Will that trend continue or is Roddick primed for one more major, either in Melbourne, NYC or Wimbledon? (Let's be honest, it won't happen at the French)

Let me know what you think in the comments section!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! De-lurking to say: very unlikely. It's not impossible but just very unlikely. His best chance is Wimby and he will need someone to take out his nemesis: Roger. Someone will also need to take out Murray because if Fed is taken out of the tournament and Murray doesn't take that trophy, I'm afraid he would have to be put on a suicide watch!