Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
America really does not have that many when you consider the vast # of tennis players in the country. just because currently there aren't that many awesome American pros in the ATP does not discount the fact that there are many many many academies and players and and an organized college atmosphere for tennis in the country.
and as another person mentioned so so so many greats from America, more than anywhere else. just in the Open Era alone : Connors, Mccenroe, Ashe, Billy King Jean, Agassi, Sampras, Courier, Michael CHang, Andy Roddick
not to mention outside of the Open Era one of the greastest ever was Bill Tilden
United STates is one of the places with earliest roots for tennis too, US Open being one of the oldest tournaments around
and really there aren't THAT many tournaments in the U.S. I mean for gods sake the United States is as large as the entire continent of Europe, 11 tournaments spread across is not that insane
given the size, history, and stature of the country, it's not remarkable whatsoever
a better question would be what is going on with the void with Russian tennis tournaments or maybe why does Spain have so limited big events with such a huge field coming from that area
ITA with everything. I think a lot of people not from the US forget how large and spread apart this country is. 11 tournaments is not many for a country of this size.
Also, why give a country a tournament if there is only one or a handful of players that just came up recently? A lot of countries do not have a tennis tradition or culture...putting a tournament there is doomed to failure, especially if it is not a wealthy country.