Alexander The Great
Jun 23, 2022 11:29 EST
The interest for the tennis channel dropped by an order of magnitude since the TV channel was acquired by Comcast. It just became one of the main promoters of the Democratic agenda. Incoherent and biased commentaries replaced the well documented analyses of the past. Now, everybody needs to carefully choose their words. The numbers above show the entire story. Too bad...
Jun 28, 2021 17:17 EST
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.
Apr 29, 2021 15:17 EST
It appears as though pro tennis interest in the U.S. other than at Slam semis and finals has fallen off the cliff into a deep black hole of irrelevance. U.S. men have won 5 of the last 225 Masters 1000 titles and tournaments have vanished over the past decades.
NCAA men's teams have been increasingly shuttered and the men's and women's college tennis rosters rely often on recruitment of cadres of overseas ringers absent U.S. players of sufficient skill. RIP ATP/WTA!