Many years ago, there was an event in Hartford, Connecticut, called The Aetna World Cup. The worldâ€™s two top tennis powerhouses, the U.S. and Australia fielded teams to play this annual challenge match. What happened to those days for those countries?
I was scanning the ATP Top 50 rankings for the men and see that the U.S. only has three guys in the top 50 (Roddick, Blake, and Sam Querrey at #48); and the Aussies only have the once-great Lleyton Hewitt.
Who are the worldâ€™s new tennis powerhouses with players in the Top 50?
1. Spain (8)
2. France (7)
3. Argentina (5)
4. Russia (4)
The U.S. is tied with three with such monster countries such as Croatia, Germany, and Italy. Sure, the world tennis scene has changed, with many more athletes now playing the sport; but is that all of it?
Has something also changed here and in Australia too?