Andy Roddick only has one Grand Slam victory to his name, but us Americans still hope for the best for A-Rod every time a Grand Slam roles around, as is the case in this year's Australian Open.
Nothing will change as long as Roddick stays alive at the Australian Open. The truth is that it would be a considerable upset if an American walked away from the Australian Open a winner, but Roddick is one of the only guys who could potentially pull it off.
To do it, Roddick is going to need to be at the very top of his game, but he's also going to need the luck of the draw.
In this case, the "luck of the draw" means not having to square off against any of the three players listed ahead on this humble, little slideshow.