Originally Posted by sureshs
It is a global sport now and much more affordable. Martina was discussing this exact same topic last night. She attributed it to globalization and affordability. It is naive to think that a country with a population of China cannot top the US in sports once affordability and exposure increase even further. She mentioned Africa as a continent which has much latent potential (apart from S. Africa). Once they get into the swing of things, it will be even more global. The days when only one country was good at a particular thing are gone. The only exception will be the US military, which is so far ahead of everyone else that no one is ever going to catch up.
GLOBAL NOW ? Martina a Chek I believe 70's and 80's player right ? or was it Boris Becker a German 80's player ? or Natase 70's or Borg Sweeden 70's and 80's ?
When did this sport go global ? Or when did America stop spanking their kids and being tough on them ? over the last 30 to 40 years and now where seeing the by product of coddling our sweet ,full of self esteem ,dont say anything negative to them lest you hurt their feelings children .