"During Wimbledon, 12 million British residents -- 20 percent of the nation -- will watch a Henman watch on the BBC. As a point of comparison, less than 3 million Americans recently watched the French Open Federer-Nadal final." That is about 1/4 of the people watching in the U.S. than in UK. Noting that the U.S. has about 5 times more people, this makes Tennis about 20 times more popular in UK than in the US. What is the reason? The deception that Golf is also a sport, which allowed a lot of lazy people pretend to be athelets.