#1 Tennis Pet Peeve

No1

Tennis Pet Peeve: Tennis media referring to matches as performances. Entertainers perform: dancers, singers, musicians, etc… Athletes compete in matches, games, tournaments, etc…

If media use this language, fans will begin to also. Then fans will  expect a performance from tennis players. Performances have familiar narratives, highs and lows, drama, comedy and tragedy. Fans want to see a competitive match where the players give it their all, nothing more.

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