Issues
A second chance at a pro career. And the PTPA is ruffling feathers—Ti #29

A second chance at a pro career. And the PTPA is ruffling feathers—Ti #29

Vasek Pospisil: “That’s the biggest issue of all, probably, the amount of money that the Grand Slams earn, and [yet] tennis only has a 100 players who are making a living. Everybody else is suffering. It should be very easy for at least 300 players [on both the ATP and WTA tours] to at least have a nice living and be profitable with their tennis careers. That’s currently not the case. And the money’s there!”

The WTA and China. And the flip side of the coin—Ti #25

The WTA and China. And the flip side of the coin—Ti #25

“So will the global pandemic cause the WTA to reconsider its ties to China? All tournaments there have been cancelled after all. Will we see a different 2021 calendar? Unlikely. If there’s anything I’ve learnt from observing how sporting organizations operate, it’s that money and funding controls what is and what isn’t acceptable activism.”

Tennis’ doomsdayers need to relax—Ti #22

Tennis’ doomsdayers need to relax—Ti #22

”One wonders how much of this worry—that of wondering what will happen to the sport once our famous athletes retire—has to do with the myth-making that we engage in as tennis fans… Once a new crop of players starts replacing those faces and names on our screens and publications, will we eventually get used to them, think of them as the big names, and then start worrying that we’ll lose them too?”