http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_y...F?slug=afp-tennisatpgbrusa&prov=afp&type=lgns Wimbledon glory is Roddick's goal by Steve Griffiths June 16, 2007 LONDON (AFP) - Andy Roddick admits he won't be satisfied with his career until he has won Wimbledon. Roddick lost consecutive Wimbledon finals to Roger Federer in 2004 and 2005 and is desperate to erase those bitter memories. Although the American has won his home Grand Slam, the US Open, it is the famous gold trophy given to the mens' singles champion at Wimbledon that Roddick dreams of lifting. To do that he will have to break Federer's four-year winning run at the All-England Club, but the world number five believes he has as good a chance as anyone on the tour of beating the Swiss master. "I'd love to win a Wimbledon," he said. "I've been so close before. That is probably my primary goal in my career at this point. "You would probably say that Roger was the favourite, but outside that, I feel like I'm right there. "I put last year aside because I was probably playing the worst tennis I had played in the last four or five years. "Every other time on grass, I have been right there, both with these tournaments and then I lost to Roger three times in the final and the semi-final." Roddick has been fine-tuning his preparations for Wimbledon with an impressive run at Queen's this week, with the expert guidance of former Wimbledon champion Jimmy Connors helping him along. Connors knows exactly what it takes to succeed on the lawns of west London and that makes him an invaluable addition to Roddick's camp. Roddick frequently has to listen while fans talk to Connors about famous matches the American played in, but he loves soaking up the history lesson. "We will be walking around and people will come up and say 'remember that match you played against this guy in 1970-something?,' Roddick said. "He has a running history of every match he has played. I don't know if he remembers all of them, but he pretends to. "I've hit with his old racket. He brought it to practice one day and had me hit 10 minutes with it. He said 'if you can hit with this thing, you can hit with anything.' "You can hit through the ball, you just can't get this massive top spin shots that people do. "I don't think Rafa would like it, but I hit through the ball a little bit, so I didn't mind it too much."