Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Downhill for A-Rod

We've got to the point in Andy Roddick's career where people start asking if it's the end of the line.

Me personally? I think A-Rod's got a bit of tennis left him in yet. I even think he's got a few more top ten year-end finishes left in him. But I don't think he has another Slam in him. Not even close. He might have another semi or two left, but a final? Nuh-uh.

It's sad but true - Roddick's best chance, and his last chance, came at Wimbledon last year. When he lost that match 16-14 in the fifth, he was effectively losing any chance he had to win another Slam. Even if he had won that match, I don't think it would have spurred him on to more Slams. It was the difference between being a one-Slammer and a two-Slammer, and unfortunately for Andy, he's going to finish up his career on one.

Andy's been pretty good with the injuries over the years, so it's sad to see him suffering now. This is the second year he's missed the end of year championships, and I don't know how many more he has in him. Hopefully he can recover so he can put up a good showing - though we know it's not going to be a Slam-winning one - in 2011.

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