DENVER -- The magazine cover and accompanying story sit on Kurt Kamperman's desk -- a reminder of where his sport has been and where it cannot go again.
"Is Tennis Dying?" the Sports Illustrated cover asks. Inside is a 5,000-word discourse about the slow, sad dismantling of the Great American Tennis Boom, which blossomed in the days of McEnroe, Connors and Evert back in the late '70s and early '80s.
Since the dark days of that May 1994 magazine cover, leaders in tennis have recalibrated their formula and repackaged their product.