Thirty30 Tennis Blog - Chris Kermode: 'Tennis needs to set some innovations'
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Last week the ATP Chief Executive Chris Kermode was at the Barcelona Open which had five top-10 players in its entry list.
Interviewed by the Spanish tournament's magazine, Kermode spoke about the ATP Tour's health.
'Tournaments have been improving very much becoming first class events.
We have 64 tournaments over the world and all of them have increased their level to offer more interactive experiences, closer to fans and crowd.
As for players, the level has become very intense in the last years,' Kermode recognized.
'There never was a group of such powerful players.'
He thinks that sooner or later tennis will have to change its rules in order to evolve:
'We experimented with several innovations in the Next Gen Finals in Milan last year, the final tournament for male tennis players of 21 years. They tested new game rules that were quite extreme, like the best of five sets, the first to win four games in each set,... new rules that won't probably be introduced shortly, but which tennis needs to consider themselves for sure.
Many innovations could be applied in tennis.
Now the next step is to see how we introduce these innovations without getting criticism from people.'
Thirty30 comment: Very interesting comments from Chris Kermode.
Could the Thirty30 scoring method be one of these innovations?
Since trialling of Thirty30 was launched all over the world at the end of December 2017 it has been receiving very encouraging feedback (now 110+) and this can be found on the page link below:
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