kyle cordellJun 28, 2021 22:17 GMT
USA male tennis "stars" have won a piddling 5 of the 140 Masters played since 2005 and 0 (none) of the last 81 Slams. Major International stars appear, if at all, maybe 3 times per season in the USA. The ATP/WTA stage two of the biggest events, Miami and IW, in USA winter when the NCAA hoops and NBA, NHL are in full regalia! No wonder interest the sport is dying here! If pro tennis were a NYSE company, the entire "management" team would be fired. The sport's head is collectively buried in the clay: They see no evil and no problem at all. The 24/7 USA sports talk shows with a large 18-49 demo almost never utter the world "tennis" (unless Serena has a tirade).
Both ATP,WTA have most of their events trivial 250 point affairs that most of the top 40 ignore and witness mostly empty stadia until maybe the semis or finals. What a mess!
They falsely claim 1 in 10 (10%) of the USA plays tennis yet 1 in 330 tuned into Nadal v. Djokovic in a Slam semi on NBC! For decades the weak, amateur TV announcers mispronounced most all the East and Central European star surnames.