Tennis officials don’t know anything about tennis – 1

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The example closest to home is in the scheduling of Davis Cup matches, which though I loathe from the depths of my heart want India to win them all.

Common tennis sense says that with someone like Rohan Bopanna in the team, a fast hardcourt in an elevated location, somewhere like Darjeeling or Shimla would be perfect to challenge any team in the world, barring Russia, Argentina and Spain. But the geniuses there are, organize the humiliation to take place in Delhi/Mumbai every year.

If All India Tennis Association (AITA) insists on making money out of these boring matches, they could atleast chose Bangalore as the perfect medium ground between elevation and commerce.

Fortunately, this clownish behaviour is all pervasive and clearly seen in the ATP too, accelerated only by the over enthusiastic MBA types who don’t understand why they should change what they change.

p.s. For the ignorant, basic mechanics states that higher elevation means the ball travels faster through the air and thus helps faster servers and faster movers.

p.p.s. Not that Bopanna moves fast. But he atleast serves fast.

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