AgassiFan, I know all about Medvedev's capabilities and his huge choke at the FO and then losing the love of the game.
Originally posted by undomiele
Wimbledon conjures up too many images of old-world rich elitism, which, in turn, have helped brand tennis as an elite richman's sport to the common Joe for years. Its an image that still burdens the sport a bit even today I believe. And its something Id like to see dissipate.
Yes, many of the Wimbledon crowd are a bunch of elitist, aristocratic wankers with double-barrelled names who think the tennis season only lasts 2 weeks a year.
Tennis will never be a sport for the masses, and to think it will be is a dream undomiele. Ok, football is the only true sport for the people from all backgrounds, as you only need a space and something resembling a ball to play with. With tennis, there needs to be a court, the costs of equipment, paying for coaching this all adds up over time.
Ok, where I am from luckily you don't need to be from a wealthy background unlike many countries to be able to play. Economic factors play a large role in this. I mean the best thing I like about the Williams sisters is that they didn't come from a priviledged background, but they are the exception not the norm.