Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Tennis just isnt the same today as it was in earlier decades. Obviously, the fact that there isnt a great American male tennis player really hurts the interest level.
I used to love Conners-Borg, McEnroe-Conners, Agassi-Sampras, etc, etc,etc.
Hopefully American tennis will once again be great but until then its hard for me to get excited unless the finals are Nadal-Federer or somehow Roddick sneaks in.
It's a little different for me, because I played the sport, but I know what you mean. I watched it a lot more durin' the 90s just because there were 4-5 players who could win it all. Today, it's mostly between Federer or Nadal - but in the last couple years, some really good young guys have come up.
Americans have 1 or 2 young players who have some promise, but no one looks like a slam winner. Sad and disappointing for American tennis. I really like Roddick, but had he played during the 90s, he wouldn't even crack the top 10.