Off-Court Issues from Men's and Women's Tennis That Must Go Away

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Off-Court Issues from Men's and Women's Tennis That Must Go Away
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Andy Murray boring, not scandalous, Wimbledon 2013

According to legend, P.T. Barnum once claimed that there is no such thing as bad publicity. If that were true, then men's and women's tennis would be in good shape.

It's not true.

Off-court storylines have plagued the game, as they have other professional sports. From bad blood between players, to parent-coaches who are out of control, to doping and gambling, tennis is hurting itself.  Perhaps, everyone should learn from Andy Murray, who famously revealed that he is, "fairly boring," to avoid scandals.

The following professional athletes, and their family members, ignored Murray's advice.

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