Roddick is going to be 25 in a couple of months. His best performance at Roland Garros was a third round berth.
At this point in his career, he needs to be thinking about his legacy. He needs to be less concerned about accumulating points by entering at events like Roland Garros.
He still has a shot at Wimbledon and the US Open. He needs to focus on that wholeheartedly without concerns about what is world ranking is. Who cares if he holds on to the No. 3 ranking in the world for another 6 months.
What matters is how many titles you have, and more importantly how many Grand Slams you have, after everything is said and done.
You don’t have the luxury of time anymore. Cut your losses and separate yourself from events which do not cater to your natural game. You participate in other events AFTER you have mastered your own backyard.
He should have skipped the whole clay court season to concentrate on winning Wimbledon this year. What have you freaking achieved by a first round loss at a major?
That time would have been better spent working on grass to give yourself a fighting chance at Wimbledon. He should never play on clay again and focus all his energy on winning the majors he can.
Time to enter events to gain points etc is over. You don’t have that luxury anymore. You have a bigger fish to fry or is it a monkey that won’t come off your back.
You have just two more years to make a breakthrough with that one-dimensional game of yours.
Play smart and go for the kill you can handle, to perserve energy and get the most bang for your effort.