There are grand slams and ATP Masters Events. There’s the World Series, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and NBA Championship.
It’s just too much for Americans to take in. The major titles for hockey, baseball, football and basketball are all held on American soil, in much more popular sports than tennis. It is no wonder that Americans cannot sustain interest in a tournament that is spread over several months in a variety of countries. To make matters worse, even the Davis Cup is not prepared to announce when the finals between Argentina and Spain will take place.
Americans are spoiled. When they aren’t the best at something, they will either try as hard as they can to get better at it or give up entirely and pretend it doesn’t exist.
Tennis is one of the sports America has kind of given up on. If there is even a shade of potential for an American player, the media makes a huge deal out of it.
Then, when that American has to perform in the next tournament, an early-round exit is usually the case.
The Davis Cup is one of the best events to watch, but Americans just don’t care. Here are the reasons why.