I was appaled when I saw this on the Eurosport website:
Your view: Worst men's number one
Eurosport - Fri, 01 May 23:15:00 2009
Eurosport Yahoo! readers are struggling to decide between Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marcelo Rios for the title of worst world number one in men's tennis, according to our latest poll.
Rios is the only player in the open era to have held the world number one ranking despite never having won a Grand Slam. The closest the Chilean came was reaching the Australian Open final in 1998, when he was beaten by Czech Petr Korda. Rios took over the top spot in the rankings on March 30 of that year before being deposed just four weeks later, although he did manage another two weeks at number one in August of the same year. Spaniard Ferrero, however, held the world number one ranking for a total of eight weeks shortly after winning his only Grand Slam title, at Roland Garros in 2003, incidentally the site of Rios's final ATP Tour match.
Is this their way of getting more people to subscribe to their website? If it is, the marketing department must be a bunch of clueless tennis 'specialists'. Or is it simply another small piece of evidence that tennis is not for everyone?
Furious about the article, I had to create a thread