The whole tennis is one billion and a half dollars worth-ATP Chairman to be



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The whole tennis is one billion and a half dollars worth-ATP Chairman to be

In an interview the ATP Chairman to be Andrea Gaudenzi, who will replace Chris Kermode on January 1 2020, spoke about his point of view toward the game of tennis. Gaudenzi said: "I am not a traditionalist and I am open to the innovation.

You obviously need to respect the essency of the game. What I like a lot are the sets at the best of four games. The major moments are 4-all, 5-all. So instead of holding a best of three sets match, you do a best of five sets match at best of four games.

Crucial moments happen and it makes the sport funnier. ATP took the right choice." "The whole tennis now is around $1 billion, 1 billion and a half worth, we are still far away from football. But the growth is consistent and over the next years it will all be about digital media, so it will no longer be about the usual pay tv format like it's already happening for musics, movies and TV series."

Asked if he misses being a professional tennis player, Gaudenzi concluded: "I struggled sleeping in a hotel for 360 days a year without a house with my family and I struggled a lot playing being injuries. Now looking at the matches I ask myself how I managed to have that life for all those years."