I don't really think Wimbeldon is stupid. But having an outdoor tournament in England is. Everything gets rained out. Of Monday's 22 scheduled matches, nine are currently suspended or postponed. And that happens everyday at Wimbeldon.
The decline of tennis has many reasons. Especially in the United States where there are no current superstars. Andy Roddick is a US star by default. He's an upper level player, but hasn't had nearly the success or fanfare of his predecessors like Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors or John "YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!!" McEnroe (who is still the greatest crybaby of all time...I mean that in as endearing a tone as is possible.)
But even when you think, "Hey, I'll catch a little Wimbeldon action today" you won't. It's in a rain delay. Trust me. It doesn't matter when you're trying to watch or whom. I can promise you it's in a rain delay.
This wouldn't be as big a deal if it weren't the biggest tournament the sport has. Could you imagine if the Superbowl, World Series, Kentucky Derby, Masters, or other championships had such a stacatto action? They'd bomb. And largely, Wimbeldon bombs as well.