The Pakistani cricket sting is hardly surprising. The descent of sport into a massive worldwide business has seen its priorities altered so far that it has been changed out of all recognition. What started as a way to have fun, has ended up as the fast way to make money. That has inevitably corrupted the original meaning of all sporting contest, and changed it into something else, a symbol of this age of false debt-based prosperity.
Tennis is getting duller by the year, as fast serves make the ball impossible to return. The service box needs to be made smaller with the arrival of modern rackets, before tennis becomes like a long drawn out penalty shoot-out. But will anyone be able to do anything about it, in a world where money dictates every little thing that happens?