Why Do Lower Level Players No Receive The Coverage They Should Be Getting?

by The Insider on June 24, 2009 · 1 comment

in ATP News

Im sitting in my living room at the moment watching Marin Cilic and Sam Querrey play in the second round of Wimledon 2009, and thinking that it was only a couple of years ago when I saw both these top players playing in the junior event.

I find it funny how the average person who watches tennis really only knows and likes the top players. I wish there would a lot more tennis on tv especially here in the UK and home back in Australia, but I wish they provided more of an acknowledgement to the lower level players and even juniors at these major events and any other event for that matter.

I honestly am really not sure what The Tennis Times will eventually turn in to, but im very keen to provide as much coverage as possible about the players you have never heard of.

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Scott June 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

For TV networks, it’s all about the advertising dollars, so few are willing to venture into televising the lower events. Thankfully in the UK, Eurosport show a lot of WTA events, Sky do a few men’s events plus the Masters Series and most other tournaments you can get on live streaming from somewhere. I find the most annoying part of Grand Slam broadcasts is these part-time tennis broadcasters only want to show the likes of Federer or Venus Williams destroying some qualifier, whereas there are dozens of better contests to choose from! The champs get there TV coverage in the semis and final, it’d be nice to see some of the rising talent on the other courts along the way, which is usually only possible on some networks with multi-court coverage via the red button.

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