... 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.
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.