A thought struck me the other day: the Tim Donaghy betting probe has all-but brought the NBA to its knees, and it has people checking the tapes from seasons past. However, despite Nikolay Davydenko's high ranking on the ATP Tour, it seems his match-fixing scandal hasn't really made that much of an impact at all. As soon as the story broke, it looked like a story that would rock the tennis world. Now, I rarely hear about it, and the only time I do is when Davydenko himself is playing. It's like it's no big deal. Is it because it was Davydenko that nobody seems to care? As hardcore tennis fans most of us appreciate what he has to offer, but to the casual observer he comes off as a boring, balding baseliner with little charisma. If he was found guilty and was suspended, banned, fined or even arrested, would the game really take that much of a hit? Would the sport of tennis live on if Davydenko was gone? Admittedly, my perception may be skewed because of the U.S.'s utter disdain of in-depth reporting on any sport that's not a part of the big three, and one tennis match being fixed may look like small fries when compared to dogfighting, referee scandals and steroids, but would it be that way if it was anybody in the top 5 or 10 other than Davydenko?