Originally Posted by Jimnik
For a country that's crap at tennis, we're not doing too badly.
No. of players in the top 50:
Great Britain 3
Czech Rep. 2
Slovak Rep. 1
6th best tennis nation in the world? Who would have thought we'd have more top 50 players than the traditional tennis super-powers: Australia, Sweden and Germany. We also have more than the 2 Davis Cup finalists.
The question is, how long will this last? Tim and Greg, please stick around for a bit longer.
Switzerland are not on the list, but I would rather be in their position. You are using quantity rather than quality. Reality is that since and including 2000 a Swiss player has won 7 grand slams while players from Spain, Argentina and France, the top three countries on your list, have between them only won 4 grand slams. USA on their own have won 6. Spain, Argentina and France are not converting their domination into a sizeable number of grand slam wins.