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SBD/Issue 232/Events & Attractions
Some Tennis Players Unsure About Proposed Changes To Rogers Cup
Published August 20, 2009
|Safina Thinks Tennis Canada Would Be Better
Served Keeping Rogers Cup Format As Is
PLACE SETTINGS: ESPN.com's Greg Garber wrote under the header, "What Is Tennis' Place In America Today?" Tennis is "alive, certainly, but is it relevant?" After "crunching all kinds of numbers -- from rising participation totals to television ratings to equipment sales -- and conducting dozens of interviews with people in the game, the answer is: relatively speaking, yes." Tennis "matters more today in places like Serbia (where it is the No. 1 sport), Europe in general, and South America." In the U.S., tennis "isn't all that high on the list." Tennis broadcaster Bud Collins said, "I think we were in a slump with the game, but I see it improving." Int'l Tennis HOFer and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment Founder Jim Courier added, "From what I'm seeing, people are playing tennis again. You see more people in the streets carrying rackets and riding bikes, too. There was a time when there was a moratorium on tennis rackets in airports. I've seen more and more of that" (ESPN.com, 8/18).