I really like Patrick Mouratoglou's new competition rules for the 'Ultimate Tennis Showdown', that I believe if taken on at the highest level could really bring the audience closer to the action and making tennis competition infinitely more exciting.
Pre COVID-19, the buzz phrase on most tennis governing bodies’ lips was ‘to boost participation’. Now with Governments easing on lockdown, tennis was singled out literally as one of the ideal sports to play as social distancing can be controlled.
The Murray brothers, Andy and Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie all aim to play in the ‘Battle of the Brits’ round robin event which will be played behind closed doors at Roehampton on 23-28 June 2020.
Roger Federer’s social media proposal that the ATP and WTA should merge has prompted many positive responses including that from Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza according to the BBC. The current lockdown climate urged Federer to claim that ‘the time is right to come together as one’.