Chris Kermode: 'We are not messing with the game of tennis'

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Chris Kermode: 'We are not messing with the game of tennis'

ATP CEO, Chris Kermode is not only excited about the Next Gen ATP Finals, but he also believes in it fully. 'This is one of the most exciting things we've ever done', Kermode said,. 'This tournament has been two years in the making, and there's huge anticipation for the event to get underway.

We've got a fantastic group of young players that have battled all season long to earn their right to compete here. These guys are the future of the sport and this tournament is going to shine a spotlight on them on a global stage.' Kermode also added, 'The traditionalists say, "What are you doing messing with the game of tennis?" I can assure you we are not messing with the game of tennis.

What we are doing is intended to try things, if potentially down the line, maybe five, 10 years down the line, we might integrate into the sport. These guys are the real deal. They are amazing talent. They're from a huge spread geographically.

They are going to be around for a very, very long time.' ALSO READ: Guy Forget: 'Nadal apologized to me ten times. Djokovic isn't practicing'