Unless these players win grand slams as MUCH as the Serena's, Roger's, Rafa's, and the Novak's of the world, they won't mean much to the average American.Osaka's dad is Haitian, her mum is Japanese, she plays for Japan, but people want to claim her as American
Reminds me of all the people who tried to claim Sharapova as American just because she has the accent, she is 100 bona fide Russian.
The US used to dominate Tennis back in the day when Tennis was no where near the Global sport that it is today. More competition was bound to mean less success for them.
Most of the tournaments on both tours were held in America back in the day, in the 70's and 80's, much harder to travel in them days and American's had a lot of home comforts and advantages, no doubt preferential treatment as well when it came to scheduling and draws.
But in general they have a huge advantage over every European country individually by sheer numbers, for every one Tennis player Britain can produce, America can produce 5 for example.
Hell I read somewhere during the U.S Open 2017 when it was an All-American semifinals...tv ratings went DOWN.
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