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.
Originally posted by crzy: So is Nadal going to rank #1 if he wins?
I read somewhere that Nadal will indeed be no.1 if he wins tomorrow. Solderling and Nadal looks like a pretty good match-up. I think Nadal will win but Solderling and obviously beat him as he has done that in last year's French Open.
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS: Well Nadal won. He regains his #1 ranking.
38-1 at the French
Nadal is just ridiculous on clay. He has won all 4 big clay tournaments this year - I think that has never been done before. He is the first one to win French Open without losing a set TWICE. Couple other players had done it once, but he did it twice.
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