T30 Blog: Patrick Mouratoglou - Ultimate Tennis Showdown - How it will bring a new age of tennis
A very interesting article appeared on the Lob & Smash website today:
Mouratoglou’s Tennis Showdown and how it will bring a new age of tennis
The article starts:
Patrick Mouratoglou’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown is set to soon begin. It’s quite possibly the key to a new future in the sport of tennis. Here’s how.
The complete article can be read here.
“I realize [tennis] is a bit old-fashioned, he said. “The world has changed a lot these past 40 years. The way people consume sports, the way they consume videos have completely changed, and tennis has not.”
“We propose a new way to showcase tennis. Trying to bring much more emotion, trying to bring much more of a dynamic and modern show, and see if people are attracted to that more than tennis the way we know it.”
He also touched on his desire to speed up the sport to better adapt it to the modern age.
“I think the format of tennis is too long. There is too much downtime with not enough happening…the idea is to find the format of the future of tennis.”
It quite possibly could be the key to bringing in a new generation of fans and players excited for the proposed future.
Mouratoglou sat down with Paul Annacone at Tennis Channel Live (www.tennis.com) on June 5th to discuss the upcoming event and how it will change the game of tennis. Already bringing in top players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and David Goffin, the event is going to feature a new format in tennis, created by Mouratoglou and on the backs of his opinion that the game of tennis needs change.
A two minute excerpt of the discussion can be viewed below.
Thirty30 Tennis Comment
Thirty30 tennis has been created to help encourage the next generation of players and fans.
Thirty30 (T30) tennis is an alternative shorter scoring method that produces shorter matches, speeds up tennis and does exactly what Patrick is proposing, e.g.
- T30 is a new way to showcase tennis.
- T30 creates much more dynamic matches - the game score ticks over more quickly and sets are completed in just 20 minutes.
- T30 reduces the number of downtimes where nothing happens - EVERY Point REALLY Counts!
- T30 is a possible format for the future of tennis that still FEELS, LOOKS and SOUNDS like tennis as we know it!
It will be interesting to see what innovations Patrick is planning to showcase at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown Exhibition Event.