do u think that the americans are losing their control on tennis................
15 Jan 07
what r u saying?...in mens tennis america is not doing too badly what with andy roddick in the top 5 and all...but hes so inconsistent though he looks like hes struck some form now ...u know beating federer ...but womens tennis is a totally different story there r no american players in the top 10....definitely its the russians and europeans dominating tennis now
20 Jan 07
Tennis goes in cycles. In the 80's the Americans dominated with McEnroe and Connors, and also for a few years in the 90's with Sampras and Agassi, but in the 60's it was Australia dominating with Laver, Newcombe and Roche, and in the 70's it was the era of the Swede Bjorn Borg. There were also Europeans Becker, Edberg and Lendl in the 90s. Now male tennis is pretty much dominated by Europeans with Federer, Nadal, Ljubicic etc. And in the female side the Russians pretty much rule - Sharapova, Dementienva, Kuznetsova, Petrova etc.
2 Feb 07
Yes they are loosing control. But its like I said before, its not Roddick's or blake's fault. The game was not very international back when the Americans were in charge, they really did not have many if any opponents who were from other countries. Now that tennis is more accessible, you are able to see players from everywhere. And plus you throw the Russians and fereder into the mix, and no country has control. Except for Russia in womens tennis of course.
23 Jan 07
Not really, they are still on the run.. if you take roddick,black,williams,fish there are quality players.. but the only difference which i see in americans now a days is, they are not dominating as before.. They are not winning more grandslams. because the game is spread worldwide now.. many new faces coming up with new talents
23 Jan 07
Yes....i guess the russians in womens' and the latin americans and europeans in men's category are ofcorse taking a big step forward over each grandslams. Lets wait and watch who will win the Australian open. My money is for federer and cligsters.