[FONT="Trebuchet MS"]Shame for American tennis that prospects like Sock and Kudla can't make it through qualifying. I say that as a Brit, rather than a patriotic American. It's simply good for the game if there's a strong presence in the world's biggest marketplace.
I'm glad that tennis is one of those sports where any kid almost anywhere in the world can get his hands on a half decent racquet, and develop his skills before getting sponsored. The only parties I see benefiting from a larger tennis presence in the US are corporations. I'd like to hear how you feel it's good for the game though.
Second, the more of these top 100 players we see from the US, the worse the coverage gets. In Canada, we rely on american networks for coverage, and they are heavily biased in showing matches with american players, no matter how insignificant they are, and ignore more important matches with higher ranked players.