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TURIN, ITALY: L-R Casper Ruud of Norway, Andrey Rublev of Russia, Alexander Zverev of Germany, Matteo Berrettini of Italy, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Daniil Medvedev of Russia, Stefanos Tsitipas of Greece, and Hubert Hurkacz of Poland forward of the Nitto ATP Tour Finals at on November 12, 2021 in Turin. (Photograph by Clive Brunskill/Getty Photos for ATP )We’re there. The place? The year-end ATP Finals. The present ranked High 8 males which can be nonetheless standing … on the planet are right here.

The place’s the annual swimsuit shot ? That’s what we mentioned. Sure, the blokes have been sporting “no emblem“ dressy informal look was nice. However that is the year-end finals and this isn’t the Subsequent Gen yr finish finals.

One man didn’t learn the memo • his jacket was all logos out. Who was it ? Properly it was kind of two guys. One was Novak in vivid inexperienced with an enormous Lacoste gator on again and Medvedev’s jacket featured the “L” for Lacoste on the entrance. It’s okay. Nevertheless it’s simply not the identical.

Pandemic tennis relies on GREED. Costs for tennis tickets is manner too excessive. The present crop of gamers are superior. However they don’t get “it”. The extra you give to the game the extra you get again. The tourney sponsors and  promoters are misplaced . So are the brokers , managers And gamers. They’re gifted “divas”… the times of giving the followers worth for his or her cash is gone.

In America most tourneys cost $25.00 simply to park your automobile in a area a distance from the location … giveaways or freebies ? You realize hats or bobble heads nicely we don’t see a lot of these. Occasion T shirts are 25-40 {dollars}. Meals is costly however so is primary water.

TURIN, ITALY: (L-R) Andrey Rublev, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev are seen forward of the Nitto ATP Tour Finals on November 12, 2021 in Turin. (Photograph by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Photos for ATP)What occurred right here ? Since when are followers of the game being held by the ankles in order that the occasion will get all their cash. The instances they’re altering. Individuals don’t have as a lot discretionary cash to spend. Fundamentals like gasoline and meals and hire eat it up like Pac-Man. Tennis is within the hospitality enterprise. As a substitute the followers get this angle • are available. Sit down and empty your wallets .

The gamers are struggling and lots of are actually misplaced. Many now journey with entourages which can be six to 10 individuals. They now confer with them as participant help crew. Household. Coaches. Hitting companions. Physios . Trainers. Shrinks. Babysitters.

Pickleball is the quickest rising sport in America. Adopted by the previous paddle  sport newly  named POP tennis. In the remainder of the world PADEL tennis is taking up. So the place’s tennis going ? Time will inform however it’s received to alter the schedule.

Grass tennis wants a season. Not a number of weeks. There are Approach too many exhausting courts which can be powerful surfaces tearing up knees and hips and  backs. ( they add an excessive amount of sand in final coats of floor ).

Tennis wants a fee and a commissioner. Tennis wants to start out by decreasing ticket costs. All qualies needs to be free. And most of all decrease all of your ticket costs. And  cease constructing enormous stadiums.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates her victory towards Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic on the conclusion of their match on the Akron WTA Finals tennis match, in Guadalajara, Mexico, 12 November 2021. EPA-EFE/Francisco GuascoThe BALL is solution to small to observe from the nostril bleed seats. And  the stadiums don’t breathe or have respectable air stream as a result of they’re too enormous. Guidelines want tweaking. Damage time outs are very very vital. Would you slightly the match simply involves a prompt halt. What then. Belief us. As followers the break is sweet. As TV viewers watching the taping or chiropractic strikes are fascinating. It’s solely TV producers and administrators that see it as “down” time.

An excessive amount of booze is bought. Let’s see extra wholesome fairly priced drinks. Let’s see a water sponsor prepared to promote water at their worth. Let’s see water bought throughout changeovers down the aisles.  Let’s see extra fan / participant interplay. Workforce tennis will get it proper with clinics. Let’s see extra children and  households and that begins with pricing that’s reasonably priced for all.

We need to see development within the sport. Not gamers that don’t need to do press. Why can’t brokers prepare their gamers the way to deal with a press convention. Andy Roddick might give classes. Or any good Hollywood publicist.  Most of all we need to see no extra obstacles or signage on courtroom that’s harmful eliminated. We wish gamers guidelines to alter in order that gamers can capitalize on their reputation with logos and patches of their garments which can be greater and get extra publicity.

Why are gamers restricted to dimension or variety of patches. Why ? And most of all let’s see some actual transparency within the management. The gamers deserve it. The followers deserve it. Sadly tennis is stuffed with nepotism and cronyism. And poor performers in administration are simply recycled into new positions. How’s that for development?

As media we’re bored with not being valued. We pay our personal manner for every thing. And barely are appreciated for  the publicity we give an occasion. It was dangerous earlier than Covid and it’s magnified manner worse now. Flip in your TV, discover tennis , see empty stadiums. It speaks for itself …

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