Is Roddick Ready To Win Another Major?

Tommy Keeler@@tkeelernvd and @nectar737Correspondent IIIDecember 29, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03:   Andy Roddick returns a shot against Marc Gicquel of France during day four of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2009 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Andy Roddick is one of my favorites and as much as I wish he could get to No. 1 again, I don't think that's going to happen. However, that doesn't mean he can't win more slams - and that's good enough for me.

2010 could be a great year for Roddick. He showed at Wimbledon that he could make it to a final again and he was just a few short points away from another title. His best shot at a slam is obviously at Wimbledon, where if his serve is humming he always has a chance.

He could also have a shot at the Australian, if he had a great offseason, or the U.S. Open, where he's won his only slam. Obviously, the serve is Roddick's big weapon, but he has a big forehand and he has improved his backhand. If he could stay healthy and could keep working on other parts of his game - like mental toughness and his net game - Roddick could be a factor all season long.

I think Roddick is due to have a strong year and breakthrough and win a slam - like Wimbledon. He's not getting any younger and the time might be just right for him to add to his trophy case.

If he does that it will most certainly give him confidence and that could lead to an even better season. Hopefully, things will fall into place and Roddick can give U.S. men's tennis another jolt.