Thursday, February 23, 2012

I still believe in Andy Roddick...

... Or else I wouldn't have written the story that I did yesterday!

I put something up on the sports website Bleacher Report before Roddick's match with Xavier Malisse, saying that despite Roddick being at his lowest spot in the rankings in a decade, it's too soon to count him out.

The recent results would indicate otherwise, of course, but there are a lot of factors working in his favor that could see him in the top 15 by the end of the year. Funny thing: Memphis points were his last big ones to defend for a while now. Quarterfinal or semi runs in Indian Wells or Miami could put him toward the top 20 after they're all said and done.

However, doing that well at those two big Masters Series events will be a tall order, considering where his form is right now. It's not outside the realm of possibility, though.

(Photo: AP)