Monday, July 21, 2008

Tennis battle switches from "court" to courtroom"

Next Monday a battle that is going to make or break the ATP looms in a court room.“I don’t think the players realize the seriousness of it,” said Bob Bryan, a former member of the ATP’s Player Council, who, with his twin, Mike, is ranked No. 2 in the world in doubles. “Financially, it would be a killer. It could really cripple the ATP. Potentially it maybe could dissolve the ATP.”The case pits the German tennis federation against the ATP, which is aggressively trying to restructure its tour. The case has shaken up the wealthy, tight-knit world of men’s professional tennis with charges of pay offs and witness tampering. Read the full report from the New York times.

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