Roddick in top five for Wimbledon title
Former World No1 Andy Roddick believes he is a genuine title contender for the Wimbledon title this year.
Roddick is seeded sixth for the All England title having previously reached the final in 2004 and 2005 only to lose out to Roger Federer but has failed to emulate that kind of form in the last three years.
Roddick believes though that he has a chance to win the title despite that dip in form.
"I think if you were to pick five guys to win, I'd like to think of myself in those five," said Roddick.
"This year I've played some of the best stuff I have in the last couple of years when I've been on the court. I always feel like I'm going to be able to grind out matches, kind of figure out a way to win sometimes.
"But there have been times this year when I played very well so going into Wimbledon I probably feel a little bit better than the last couple of years."
The American has proven his credentials on grass through winning a record equalling four Artios Championships but hasn't made it past the quarter-finals in the last two years at SW19, losing to Richard Gasquet in an epic five set match 12 months ago.
"I haven't forgotten about that match against Gasquet last year. I haven't forgotten about the successes I've had on grass either. I think it all plays into it.
"It definitely left a sour taste in my mouth and I'm sure I'll think about it from time to time. But once you get out there it's not something that is in my thought process when I'm having breakfast in the morning."