That sentiment can actually be applied to both Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick. I'll start with the bad first, as in "What the heck happened to Fish?" I know Alejandro Falla has had some interesting results over the years, such as being up two sets on Roger Federer at Wimbledon a couple of seasons ago, but still. Fish had a nice win against Gilles Muller in the first round, which I thought might be a sign that he was ready to make a nice run at a Major. Now, realistically, he probably doesn't have a great chance to prove himself at the Slam level until Wimbledon. If he's healthy, then this was definitely a missed opportunity for the number-one-ranked American.
Now about the longtime number-one-ranked American who is not anymore, Andy Roddick: "What the heck got into Roddick?" He really put a hurtin' on Robin Haase; I thought Haase realistically had a shot to take that match. Winning that match so, so handily shows Roddick might have a decent run in him here. Next up for him is his old nemesis, Lleyton Hewitt. It could actually be a pretty good one. Stay tuned!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.