I'll give you the hard and fast answer--it's been marginalized big-time. Look at the semi-finals of D.C. this weekend. Donald Young v. Radek Stepanek/ Gael Monfils v. John Isner. There's no Top-4, but now there's no Roddick, Fish, Berdych, Soderling, Del Potro, basically, it's become a tournament that doesn't attract Top-10 players. Since Cincy is basically a Masters-lite event where the players take it easy so they don't injure themselves before the USO two weeks away, there isn't a single must-see tennis event in the US besides Indian Wells, Miami and the USO. All the other events are either Challenger+ events or they're lacking in a big way.Look at Los Angeles last week. Ernests Gulbis won, nuff said? Tournaments like Indianapolis (doesn't exist anymore), Los Angeles, D.C., San Jose, and of course, the old Masters Event at Madison Square Garden are either gone or marginalized in a major way. Get this, Milos Raonic won San Jose and reached the finals in Memphis. He hasn't been seen or heard of since. A guy named Roddick won Memphis, he hasn't been seen or heard of since, especially at the Davis Cup in his hometown of Austin, Tx.If you go back twenty years, the U.S. used to have charming tournaments at private clubs in beautiful spots like Stratton, Vt. and outside of Boston and of course, Forest Hills. No more. But when the best players in the world only play four events in the US, that is disappointing as the best American players aren't what they used to be.