American men dominated tennis in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, when players like Jimmy Connors, John Mcenroe, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi captured a dozen title.
But, since the top four sons of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray took over as global king of sports in the last two decades, American men have fallen in rank and disappeared from the final of the Grand Slam.
Could 2022 be the year where an American man added his name to history books for the first time in almost 20 years?
With the winner of Wimbledon Djokovic from the lottery because it was not vaccinated against Covid-19, and ATP No. 2 Alexander Zverev did not play because of injury, America will have two fewer giants to be lowered. It is important to note that Federer also will not play, but the champion rule (and ATP No. 1) Daniil Medvedev took the excellent No. 1 in this year’s tournament.
Let’s destroy which American players to watch out for in the Grand Slam tournament this year.