Originally Posted by marc45
i searched for an official announcement on rio courts and can't find it...rumored but i don't see it, do you have it?
AFAIK it's just a rumour.
Originally Posted by Clarky21
Maybe not but I doubt Nadal would be where he is without fan support. You need fans to buy tickets and the junk these dudes get paid to sponsor to make them amount to anything financially.
It's also kind of funny considering Nadal isn't even fan friendly. They perturb him more than anything.
He would have less money from sponsors, that's it. In a sport you don't actually need fans to succeed, like it's the case in other fields, like music for example. Even then, musicians don't owe fans a thing really. Fans buy records, go to concerts, because they enjoy it, for no other reason.
Anyway, someone who's great at a sport will always have some degree of fan support. And Nadal is fan friendly enough... he always signs autographs, what would you want from him?.