The highest ranked tennis player from the United States of America for the better part of the last two seasons, Mardy Fish is of the opinion that although American tennis is in the doldrums at the moment, it would be extremely stupid to write off the American players right now. According to Fish, a question that he hears almost wherever he travels to and is about the ill-health of tennis in the country and according to Fish, the answer lies in the current rankings of the ATP.
Looking at the rankings, Fish stated that the problem is that there are not many young players who are coming out of the country at the moment, be it in the men’s or women’s circuit. However, Fish is extremely optimistic about the future of tennis in America and also mentioned the names of a few youngsters who have the potential who have the ability to stop the Spanish and eastern European stranglehold on tennis such as Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey, Donald Young and John Isner.
Mardy Fish opined that the people were making too much of the situation. It is true that tennis stars like McEnroe, Agassi and Sampras and several others came from the United States of America and as a result their expectation is high but it would not be right to push these youngsters into the limelight straightaway as well.
The 30 year old himself is fit and raring to go after missing a part of last season’s action as well. But he believes that the future lies in the hands of the youngsters who will make a name for themselves just the way he and Andy Roddick did and for the sake of tennis in the United States of America, everyone is hoping that Mardy Fish gets his predictions right.