Seven Reasons U.S. Tennis Is Struggling so Mightily at the Moment

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Seven Reasons U.S. Tennis Is Struggling so Mightily at the Moment
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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have brought forth an exciting era of tennis that includes a deep field of talent and a number of potential stars. Many would call this time a Golden Age as fans watch the game evolve with new styles and unprecedented levels of greatness.

But where are the Americans?

Every Grand Slam presents the same question as American Men and Women professional tennis players are routinely eliminated in the first few rounds. (Serena Williams may be temporarily excused from this discussion.)

By now, American fans are mostly numb to the plight of compatriots getting mowed down by the rest of the world. Even the most optimistic Andy Roddick supporter knows that his time to win another Grand Slam has passed. September, 2013 will mark ten years since his lone Grand Slam win. But America cannot place the burden of blame on Roddick, James Blake, John Isner and others.

When will America produce its next great champion?

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