Hey everyone, it’s Van here, and like you, I’ve been caught up with all the Australian Open has had to offer. It’s pretty crazy to think that it’s in its last few rounds: That was fast!
The tournament’s been over a lot sooner, though, for the American singles players that made the journey. It got pretty ugly there for both the men and women as only one–Andy Roddick–made it as far as the round of 16.
In the past, Americans have generally had trouble at the French Open when it came to the Majors, but now problems are popping up at the other three big ones. An American male hasn’t won a singles Slam since Roddick in 2003 at the U.S. Open. The last U.S.-born woman without the last name Williams to capture a singles Major was Jennifer Capriati in 2002.
Help appears to be on the horizon, if you were to look at the 2010 U.S. Open, where Jack Sock won the boys’ title, and Ryan Harrison and Beatrice Capra made headlines.
Or are those three Donald Youngs and Ashley Harkleroads waiting to happen?
So, the “serve” for this week is this:
Is there a reason to be optimistic about U.S. tennis?
That’s the 140 mph question for you! Hope you keep enjoying the Aussie!