Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 8/31/12

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Andy Roddick of the United States of America plays a backhand in his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day nine of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Tennis won’t have too many contemporary nominations to enter the men’s side of the Hall Of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island over the next several years because of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic’s domination. Since Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, only four other players besides the ‘Big 3′ have won a Grand Slam event , Andy Roddick being one of them. He took the very next one, the U.S. Open in that same year of 2003. The question now, in the wake of Roddick’s recent announcement that he plans to retire once he is eliminated from this year’s U.S. Open, is will Roddick be a Hall of Famer?   Andy Roddick is retiring from professional tennis once his run at the U.S. Open ends. For a short time, Roddick was number one in the world. At age 21, he was the youngest American to be ranked number one. He didn’t hold the position long though because the greatest player of all time was closing in on realizing his full potential. In fact, Roddick would take direct hits
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