I was stunned to discover the latest talk surrounding the world's leading players possibly going on strike over the crammed tennis calendar.
It does seem bizarre that multi-millionaires are considering going on strike, and the fact is they would get zero sympathy if they did so.
The long and short of it all, is the players would be setting themselves up for widespread ridicule.
At a time when I think PR could be better, this would be an absurd situation for the players to put themselves in; it would just make everyone laugh.
The US Open showed that the players are suffering and that there is too much play in the run-up to the final Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows, but whose fault is that?
No one is forcing the players to take part in all these lead-up tournaments and much of their individual schedules are dictated around the huge pay cheques they receive for participating at certain events.
Perhaps the schedule could be manoeuvred more cleverly, but I also think that the players have a responsibility to themselves in how they organise their own diaries.
I certainly think it is good that they are at least talking with ATP officials and expressing their concerns, but going on strike would alienate the players from those running the game.
There may need to be a reshuffle of the calendar, but my view is simple: every player is responsible for their own body, and the best players don't suffer.
Just look at Roger Federer and the way in which he has managed his schedule, while Rafael Nadal has also been very wise in the way in which he has juggled his itinerary since suffering his knee problem.
I think the US Open officials did not cover themselves in glory by the way they treated the players, with Nadal understandably left feeling aggrieved.
The officials were thinking about money, ticket sales, TV operations and insurance, seemingly over and above the welfare of the players - or at least that is the way Nadal appeared to perceive the situation.
To the credit of the players who made their displeasure known, they grouped together to make the officials sit up and listen, but a strike would go too far.
The general public would have no empathy or understanding of the players' situation if they simply refused to play, and it would be a ridiculous situation.
There are, of course, certain tournaments that the players have to participate in, but there is also a great deal of events which they can choose to either turn up to or not.
No one is forcing the players to participate as much as they are, and I'm afraid that a strike would leave them all open to utter ridicule.
We are talking about the opportunity to glean a huge amount of prize money, and even simply participation money which players do not want to miss out on.
The bottom line is that tennis is part of the entertainment industry and, if the general public get fed up with how certain people are acting, it will directly affect the players themselves.
We have to be brutally honest about the whole issue and say that if the super rich tennis players do strike, they will lose a huge amount of respect and understanding from the very people who pay to watch them play.