By Josh Kramer
Yesterday was not a great day for American tennis by any means. First Ryan Harrison, the “Great American Hope,” was dismantled by 7th seeded David Ferrer, in a second round match that was resumed on Friday. Then Alex Bogomolov Jr. was wiped off the court by the very talented Tomas Berdych. Berdych could easily shock one of the “Fantastic Four,” and find his way into the semi-finals, though he would most likely have to defeat Rafa to do this. And to cap off an All American day at the All England Club, Andy Roddick, who typically thrives on the grass courts of Wimbledon, was dismantled by Feliciano Lopez, a guy he had previously never lost to.
At least Mardy Fish saved face and now is the lone American left in the Men’s draw. But it was not a good day for American tennis. Things have gone from good, to bad, to ugly. We are at the fourth round at Wimbledon, and there is one American left in the draw. Where is Pete Sampras when you need him (Sampras won 7 Wimbledon titles)? Continue reading