It appears we have a new blowtorch in American men’s tennis. This time around, he’s sans afro and headband.
Hey, whatever gets us to watch, right?
It’s been a long time since American men’s tennis fans have had anything to cheer about. We fondly reminisce over when our talent was actually relevant, yet only one man not named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic has won a major tournament in the last twenty-six tries. That was Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the US Open in 2009.
The drought has been even longer for American men. Andy Roddick won the only major of his career, the US Open in 2003. Since then, we’ve been waiting impatiently, and rather fruitlessly, for Roddick’s return to greatness. The 2009 Wimbledon final was as close as he got, where he lost to, none other than, Roger Federer.
American men’s tennis has been so boring lately, it’s no wonder Ryan Harrison has been losing his temper.