Originally Posted by Sabratha
The Australian media are just desperate for any given talent that comes by that happens to be Australian. They want to feed it into people's brains that Tomic is the next big thing, vulnerable people, people who don't know much about tennis and only watch it once or twice a year. They are successful a lot of the time as these people are also gullible and will believe anything the media throws at them.
As much as it pains me to admit it, this is more or less true. Australia has always been a very proud sporting nation, and it feels like a lifetime ago that Cathy Freeman won gold, Australia were the best cricketers in the world, our soccer team wasn't a laughing stock, the Wallabies and Kangaroos were the best union/league teams in the world, Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt were winning titles, and swimmers breaking records all over the place. We are DESPERATE for some new national (sporting) heroes.