If Safin can get his act together mentally, and he does so before he wastes his prodigeous talent, he's definitly a threat.
Stick a fork in Safin, he is done.
Hewitt? I doubt it,
I doubt it too, but more chance of it then Safin.
The fork was stuck in Ferrero a long time ago.
As for American support of Roddick, I think American nationalism doesn't translate to supporting it's sportsmen and women as much as it seems to with other countries. There are huge Roddick fans in the US, don't get me wrong, and they support him because he's American. But many see a brash bull in a china shop with a big forehand, big serve, and not so big brain. He's smart, just not tennis smart.
Oddly enough I root against him partialy due to the annoying hype level from the American media, which being Canadian I am subjected a fair amount to. He still has the best chance of all these players of winning another slam before he retires though.
I already told you I dont think his forehand is anywhere near as great as it was in 2003-2004 and he has changed it to this spinny funky shot instead of the powerhouse shot it used to be, however you seem to disagree with me on that. I agree he is not tennis smart though.