ARGENTINA, THE STENCHING TENNIS STATUS QUO AND A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.
By Javier Palenque
For tennis and sports people in general, Argentina is a country to be reckoned with and respected, everyone thinks of the latest FIFA world champions (soccer), in individualities, Leo Messi, Diego Maradona, Guillermo Vilas, Gabriela Sabatini, Juan Martin del Potro, El “Peque” (love his record given his size) and others. They all come from a country that was once wealthy and where people wanted to emigrate to at the beginning of the century and now one where today people desperately want to leave, especially the young. Of course, USTA people probably think Argentina is a state somewhere, or a country in Europe, and not in South America, they also probably think that they do not speak Mexican, of course not knowing that Mexican is not a language but a nation in North America, you heard me right. I am not kidding.
The point of this article is to also enlighten you about a presidential candidate in Argentina, an outsider who is against the status quo that has destroyed a nation of such capable and friendly individuals. What is strange is that the stronghold that the terrible politicians have over the psyche of the people is such that they end up supporting the status quo. Much like tennis’ status quo, they do nothing for the sport and keep their jobs and milk the sport for their benefit, while allowing it to slowly disappear from our youth.
It has been decades of the incapable status quo that has destroyed Argentina. Now we may maybe coming to a new beginning with a man called Javier Milei, he is for markets, for minimum government, for meritocracy, and freedom. Heck, it is almost the same recipe that I have been proposing for tennis and the pathetic stench of USTA’s status quo.
I urge you to follow the news and see and listen to Javier Mile speak, he makes sense, and he wants a better future for his nation and the continent with free markets and no status quo. Just like I want a better future for tennis for all.
This, my dear readers, is my enlightenment moment for Sunday before the US Open starts tomorrow and when you will start to see, listen, and live the lies that the USTA board and executives promote that the sport is growing in the nation. It is not, As a reminder in Dallas last year, the WTA finals took place in a 14K sports…