Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
The politics of the game and what is planned for the future doesn't make it look good no matter how good it is on the court.
I don't think that's true at all. I am not under the impression that this is an amazing time in tennis (though it's not the opposite either) but the way the game is run will not ruin tennis. It may make things worse, make things less exciting in some instances but at the end of the day the quality of tennis played by players on the court IS the thing that will overide it all.
Obviously you enjoy your specticism a lot and that's fine but for 99% of tennis fans (including those who understand the game well) what matters is watching tennis and enjoying the match rather than the layout of events, the politics of the game can only be more important than the tennis if you aren't enjoying the tennis anymore and if that's the case then it shouldn't matter anyway.
What I mean to say is this. Disney can chnage the name of events, change importance of events to favour one surface or to favour bigger names. At the end of the day the best players will always come through and sport is meant to be a tough road. At any rate, regardless of the extent that thse things matter to you if you really enjoy tennis you will forget all about it when you see Hewitt win over Baghdatis at 4.30am or when you watch Janko Tipsarevic push Roger Federer to 8-10 in the fifth.