I saw a tennis channel segment on Sam Querrey yesterday. He said he enjoys traveling and the life of a pro. He also said the downside is there can be stress, and some guys put a lot of pressure on themselves to always win (implying he does not). This is the same casual attitude we see in the other top American men. They make a few million dollars, and are then content to travel the world, date beautiful women, and drive expensive cars. Where is the passion of McEnroe and Connors? Blake loses in the finals of Queens, and he smiles from ear to ear, acting like such a good sport as he congratulates Murray. When Fish and Ginepri are interviewed, you wonder, is this a professional athlete, or my pothead friend from college? (Note: I'm not alleging drug use. I'm talking about attitude and demeanor.) You know the one American who can't stand to lose? Roddick. How many times have you seen him get so distraught he starts berating the umpire like a petulant teenager --- or McEnroe. It's embarrassing, but who is the one current American man that's won a slam, and consistently stayed in the top ten? Look at the other top players from other countries. Federer had 13 slams, then lost in the finals of the Australian Open, and cried like a little baby. Nadal won 4 straight French Opens, then finally lost, and just about had a mental breakdown. Djokovic is a brat, with injury time outs, ball bouncing gamesmanship, and his insult of Roddick on Center Court at the US Open. Murray gripes at umpires and throws fits. What this behavior really says is these guys cannot stand to lose. They wake up, look at themselves in the mirror, and say, if I don't keep winning, then there is something wrong with me. I'm not good enough. When will we see another American man with this attitude? I'm sure someone will attack me as a keyboard jockey with not one tenth the dedication of these guys I'm calling out. And you're right. If I had made millions of dollars playing tennis, I would rather travel, date beautiful women, and drive expensive cars than wake up every day and obsess over how to dominate the other top players. But then, I'm not playing at Wimbledon next week.