Diego Schwartzman rips the ATP new schedule

The Argentinian criticized ATP's choice to exclude another tennis tournament in the Argentine capital

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Diego Schwartzman rips the ATP new schedule
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The ATP Tour is experiencing moments of change and remodeling of the calendar and tournaments. In fact, in the last few hours the men's tennis association has announced that it will update the tournaments in Monaco, Doha and Dallas, which from 2025 will move from the 250 to the 500 category.

This news will be added to those relating to the forceful entry of Saudi Arabia into the world of tennis, which first took over the ATP Next Gen Finals, scheduled from this year, for the next five editions, in Jeddah, and in increasingly concrete idea of an acquisition by the Saudi state of the ATP Master 1000 in Miami and Madrid.

These decisions on the updating of some tournaments were not taken kindly by Diego Schwartzman, who criticized the ATP's choice not to also take into consideration the tournament in the Argentine capital, currently in the 250 category.

Diego Schwartzman rips the ATP new schedule

The Argentine tennis player expressed his disappointment at not choosing a tour and a region of the world that has so much history in tennis and which only has two tournaments a year.

Besides Buenos Aires, the other tournament taking place in the South American state is the one scheduled for February in Cordoba. The former number 8 in the world ranking expressed his disapproval on social media X. "Bad decision by the ATP...

continue to promote countries and tours that already have all kinds of tournaments and structures. And not choose a tour and region of the world that has so much history in tennis and only has 4 tournaments per year. Buenos Aires made a great effort," Schwarzman wrote.

Further criticism therefore arrives towards the ATP, after the many rains following the rather reckless management of the ATP Master 1000 in Paris-Bercy and the schedules to which the tennis players were forced.

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