Sporting Fools
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Sporting Fools

Sporting Fools

The frequent and occasional humorous musings behind two of the World's greatest underappreciated sports minds.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Out of Place Americans..

Well Lindsay Davenport got smoked in his quarterfinal match against Mary Pierce, ending the Americans "run" at the French Open. Even though she made it to the quarters, Davenport struggled getting there, needed four three-setters.

But she represented much better than the men, who all made their exits within the first three days.

It'll be a long time before the American men will win the French. The Americans just aren't willing to put in the six months it takes to learn the clay surface. Jim Courier was the last American to win at Roland Garros, but he wasn't considered a great clay court player, just a mentally tough one who didn't let the surface scare him.

Looking at the new crop of American men (Andy Roddick, James Blake, Taylor Dent), I can safely say there will not be another American man winning the French Open before I turn 40 (11 years).


Pierce Ousts Davenport [AP]

Posted by TPrincess 2:07 PM ||
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