Wimbledon 2011: 5 Reasons This Is Andy Roddick's Year

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Wimbledon 2011: 5 Reasons This Is Andy Roddick's Year
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Watching Andy Roddick wipe tears from his eyes and look longingly as Roger Federer walked past with his sixth Wimbledon trophy was a truly difficult thing to see. 

That 2009 Wimbledon was Andy's third runner-up trophy at Wimbledon and fourth overall to go with his one and only Grand Slam trophy, the 2003 US Open. That's the last time an American male won a Grand Slam. 

But that's about to change. 

Andy is still the best American male tennis player in the game today. True, Mardy Fish is ranked one above Roddick at No. 9 at the moment, and young guys like Sam Querry and John Isner are putting themselves on the world map.

But Andy has more experience at the highest levels than any of them, especially bad experience, and he's still got that wicked serve. 

Here are five reasons why this is Andy Roddick's year to finally win Wimbledon and end his, and the USA's, drought. 

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