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LAMM AT LARGE: Is Tennis Headed Down The Same Path As Golf

todayJuly 6, 2022

Going into Wimbledon’s quarter-finals I recognized exactly two players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, Of course I know Serena Williams, but she was long gone.
I felt embarrassed because as a sports journalist I should be up to speed on most sports. I used to follow tennis back in the days of John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras — and stars much earlier than that.
I used to enjoy tennis, men’s and women’s. But then tennis got greedy. It had so many stars around the world and so many organizations globally that 3 or 4 tournaments were being played at the same time. Each had a few stars. They had such watered down tournaments that interest waned. And TV audiences all but disappeared.
Only the four majors — U.S. Open, Wimbledon, French Open and the Australian Open — has all the stars.
Sound familiar? Is golf now headed down the same destructive path?

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