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Gotta be an all time low for Americans in QF's of French.

Teenager Coco Gauff is the only one so far, but Sofia Kenin could join her later today. Very sadly there were no men in the round of 16.

I guess there are a lot of reasons why more talented young American men do not pick tennis as their sport. More money in other proffesional sports must be one and lack of access to good equipment, facilities and coaching at lower economic levels is another reason I would think. I still find it rather strange given that Europe has almost all of the tennis stars. The appeal of men's tennis is very strong across the pond, but obviously not here. Women's tennis is much stronger, but with the pending end of Serena's run as a champion, other than Gauff and maybe Stephens, there are not all that many top American women either.

[Post edited by 1969hoo at 06/07/2021 09:02AM]

Posted: 06/07/2021 at 09:00AM


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