Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
The Americans (Agassi, Roddick) are STARS. They are not only athletes but showmen. They pull in the audiences, they pull in ratings, so therefore they play during prime time.
I guess that's all good if you like only
players from the States. I only like a handful of American players (Alex Bogomolov, Robby Ginepri, Brian Vahaly, Vince Spadea) but because they aren't "stars" I hardly ever seen them get TV coverage either. So a foreign player playing an American still doesn't guarantee fair coverage. Personally, I get sick of Agassi and Roddick being jammed down my throat even though I do like Andre. I understand coverage for the "casual fan" but what about the rest of us?