Capitalizing on strengths is next step for Roddick

Since a booming serve and crushing forehand paved the way for Andy Roddick's 2003 U.S. Open title, the American has struggled to find that summit again. After failed overhauls to his game, the road to success may not be so complicated after all.

Updated: February 6, 2008, 12:19 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

Fighting for the game's most prestigious titles doesn't figure to be easy, but then again, Andy Roddick has never shied away from putting in what his Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe likes to call "the hard yards."

Gauging the future of America's best men's tennis player is a tough proposition. The contemporary tennis landscape is thick with competition. At 25, Roddick is a tennis veteran, if not exactly a statesman, certainly experienced enough to know how rough it is among the ...

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