For example, see this screenshot of the broadcast of the men's final from the 2018 Australian Open, between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUoA7E-VMAMDD0C.jpg
They show the player's country flag next to their name. I noticed that not all tournaments will do this, it depends on the people broadcasting the match.
I can understand if it was an Olympic event or something like the Davis Cup, where the players are representing and playing for their countries. However, in most other instances, tennis is an individual sport, and the player is representing and playing solely for themselves, so knowing their nationality is unnecessary.
- Why do the broadcasts show this information? What purpose does it serve?
- Why do some broadcasts show it, but some do not?