The former world No. 1 Jim Courier spoke to Reuters about the reasons why an American man has not been winning a Grand Slam title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 US Open. Courier said: "American men to win majors but it has been difficult for anyone outside of the top four or five players to win in the last 15 years.
It has been more of a question of the era in many ways as opposed to a singular American problem", he said referring to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic dominance. "I think there is going to be a lot of open road for our players in the next five years or so when these incredible legends eventually leave the game.
I think we'll get a little more of a return to normalcy where players are going to win six or seven majors but not 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 -- where they are just hoarding all of them." On the technology company Oracle starting a co-operation with Courier's InsideOut Sports & Entertainment company, the former world No.
1 said: "This is a big day for American tennis. It levels the playing field for our players here to their European counterparts, who can stay near or at home and play tournaments around the clock as they try to get to the next level."
Meanwhile, Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou spoke about the American player: "I understand people see Serena as someone who is more powerful than other players because she is strong and she is naturally like that."