Hall of Fame
It’s true that the primary thing causing lack of participation is the lack of a popular American male who wins. Serena has kept female interest and participation high. Any legit look around will reveal that there is indeed no shortage of female rec tennis players. The lack of participation is primarily on the men’s side. This is because there is no American Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc. There is not even an American Wawrinka or Murray. Honestly, there is not even an American Marin Cilic. It is not likely that there will be anytime soon either. The money is not there for American men, nor is the prestige. Pete and Andre are not walking out on to that court.