that's a strong argument for african countries but what about the rest of the world? canada and united states has plenty of rich non whites......india (please stop categorizing india among asia, we are NOT asians) and asia invest a lot in sports in general......we are a different story because of our addiction to cricket but what about countries like in middle east where people are the richest on earth?
Are you saying in a country of 1 billion people, obsession with cricket has has kept the entire population from looking at other sports?
I have this debate with India before ragrding other sports, and to a man/woman, their reason has been because India value education anything else.
When I challenge but sport played an important role in a society, especailly for males population ages 15-30, they simply repeated to the same answer that parents do not think sport is a priority.
As for rich middle east country, it does not surprise me.
As I posted before, the sport is dominated by white people because it started in private clubs or country clubs where the membership is confined to highest strata of the society.
However, if you noticed, the chanpions come from humble, middle and lwer class famility.
The reasons? Because in any country, the best athletes are usually from modest or lower or working class family.
They are more motivated, more determined, more hungry, more atheletic than those in the upper class. They see sport as a way to improve their family condition.
There is no such motivation among the upper class people, they have everytying they need, there is no incentive to look for anything.
It is only recreational and leisurely for the upper class to play sport, they have no interest in pushing to a competitive level.
That explains why rich middle eastern countries have no outtsanting atheletes, including in tennis.
Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians