Originally Posted by sureshs
With all that great coaching, there are tons of Europeans who are desperate to get into a US college to play tennis and get an education. Obviously, the European system is good for producing a few great pros (and that may be a cyclic thing too) but the rest of them don't seem to be able to balance education and sports.
Maybe the European kids can bear all the criticism because the serious ones like Fed and Nadal drop out of school at 16 years. If you had to go home and do homework and compete academically, you would also not take kindly to a harsh coach. If you have nothing else to do and plan to send your video to a US college, sure you will tolerate it.
I thought this thread was about making the pros? As for US tennis, I don't think it is bad at all, there are 7 players in the top 100, France has 10. Doesn't the need to justify lack of "more" top players comes from our own perception?