Oh, and by the way,
We'll say it again: in tennis, the emperors and empresses are wearing new clothes -- and the emsemble consists of an ice pack, a sling and an ace bandage. For all the ambitious talk of "road maps" and "rebranding" and "Brave New Worlds" and Davis Cup alternatives and All-Star games, it's all worthless if you have no product. The rate of injury is just unacceptable -- and the response from the decisonmakers is unacceptable silence. Is it the length of the season? The ultra-light rackets and the polystester strings that beg for overhitting? Are matches too long? Do players overtrain? I don't know. But I do know that if I were in charge, I would be devoting millions to figuring it out.