I believe I've done a thread like this quite some time ago. But this thread is a little diffrent than my last one.
I just read a post from Emilita and she said that there is not alot of demand for Tennis in australia.
The U.S has obviously lost interest in Tennis partly because Andre retired and partly because there are no awsome, dominanting U.S players around at the moment.
I've also heard people say that in England, the only time people pay attention to tennis is during wimbledon, after that they sorta ignore the sport.
I've read magazines that say that Tennis is the second most popular sport in europe and south america (trailing soccer by HUGE margins of course) and is also second most international sport after soccer.
These brings me to my question, is tennis, as a spectator sport losing fan base, or gaining fan base?
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>>>> About Australia-->> remember that until 30-year ago the boys/gals from Down Under were dominating the sport
**Laver, Emerson, Rosewell, Roche & Newcombe were winning/challenging for slams up to the mid 1970s
*for the women Court & Goolagong were also multiple slam winners at the same time-->> that GOLDEN ERA of Aus tennis will never be repeated again
Since the 1980s AUS tennis has slowly gone downhill with the odd highlight-> Cash winning Wimby , Rafter at the USO [97, 98] & of course Hewitt had a nice little run in 2001 & 02
Anyway I still think tennis in Australia is incredibly popular but obviously there was more interest in watching tennis during that Golden Era...
.....Despite the fact that Federer has almost single handedly ended Hewitt`s chances of winning another slam the silky smooth Swiss is one of the most popular sportsman in AUS [even though he`s a foreigner he`s still at the top of the list among any sports]...
Basically the popularity of tennis in AUS is much stronger than in the USA, however America`s market is much bigger [10-times the population]~ so overall it may appear that both markets are in decline.
With the popularity of tennis growing strongly in parts of Europe, most of Sth America & clearly in China~~>> I`m pretty sure the overall number of tennis enthusiasts is increasing Worldwide
...However the distribution of fans is clearly moving away from the traditional Anglo-Saxon base..