Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kissing my little Lolita
How exactly does a country "deserve" to have a tournament? I wasn't aware that the UN or someone handed them out out like lollies.
Tournaments basically exist where it is commercially viable for them to do so ... i.e. where there is enough tradition and infrastructure, interest from the public, entrepreneurial expertise in the sport, etc. Tennis is big business in the countries where that is the case. The same applies to any other sport, whether it be soccer, volleyball, cricket, gridiron football ... you name it. All these sports have major activity in some countries and not others.
I expect that Russian tennis will go ahead enormously because of the current success of the Russian stars (Marat, Masha, Nastya, etc), but it will take time for this to translate into enough public interest, entrepreneurial expertise, etc.
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