Both Roddick and Blake, can use this once in a lifetime dream win, to propel them next season. It’s got to be a great confidence booster for both.
Blake must be greatly inspired, having received a memorable gift at the tail end of his career. He still has enough game on the fast surface, to use this, to make some serious noise, at least in the first few months.
Roddick, on the other hand, could have received his second wind, with this victory. He is still one of the main contenders on the tour. Now that he has achieved, seemingly his first tennis love, maybe his passion to box the monkey from his back, will gain some traction.
History is proof, that at times, the second coming, proves to be more satisfying and illustrious, than the original spurt. He will need some help from Federer, to complete the circle, though.
Nevertheless, it is an encouraging step, if kept in perspective, to post some serious gains next season. Connors, should use it for all it’s worth, to take one last shot, at the big stage.
Additionally, Querrey, Isner and others, cannot help, but receive enough heat from distance, to stir dreams of them emulating the feat one day. Competition within a country, among athletes, more often than not, has produced mega stars.
Sampras, Agassi, Chang, Courier, Todd, etc. may have benefited the most, from that phenomenon. Blake and Roddick may have tasted the fruit themselves.
This win somehow, makes US tennis look good, if not spectacular. That there is a pulse, and is capable of generating some hope, at least.