Nov. 1, 2003, is notable in the annals of U.S. Tennis. That's the last time a male tennis player claiming residence in one of the 50 states was elevated in the rankings to No. 1 in the world.
That player, Andy Roddick, won the U.S. Open that year. Since then, the number of male players claiming residence in one of the 50 states, who has won a major tournament, stands at zero. None, zilch.
Roddick is here at Wimbledon, doing what all former great American tennis players do these days. Talk.
He is good at it, glib and articulate; so good, that during a BBC telecast Wednesday, sitting at a table with John McEnroe, he was actually able to get in a sentence or two. In the...