The ‘Ultimate Tennis Showdown’ was started by Patrick Mourataglou who coaches Serena Williams. It is an exhibition event and the rules here are slightly different from a normal match. Stefanos Tsitsipas has been playing this event and he feels that some of the rules in this event could be incorporated in the ATP tour. Check out what he said in the video below.
Still laughing over Stef's interview yesterday! I didn't know he was capable of such subtle sarcasm – love it! And Patrick's IG story with the Greek song at the end (about hypocrisy, unfaithfulness and lies) is the cherry on the cake!🤣What an entertaining evening last night was! pic.twitter.com/aKB8pBoepb
— Stephie (@5T3PH1E) June 28, 2020
Stefanos Tsitsipas Suggests Changes
As you can see in the video above video, Stefanos Tsitsipas is in the middle of a match. And in the middle of this match, he is having a talk with the commentators. He talked about many things like how much he is enjoying France and playing the UTS especially.
An interview during a tennis match is not something you see on the ATP. This is why towards the end of this talk, Stefanos recommended that such interviews should take place on the Tour. He probably meant it as a joke but it could be something that the ATP incorporated during their matches in the future.
Right now, the ATP is going to be focused on something else – the resumption of the season. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many tournaments had to be canceled or postponed. This was not a good situation but the ATP managed to create a schedule for the remaining events.
This schedule came shortly after the confirmation of the US Open and it is a very grueling one. There are tournaments that are going to be played almost every week and 2 Grand slams are going to be played in almost the same month.
Some players have expressed their concern over this and have threatened to skip some events. Hopefully, that is something that is not going to happen and we can see the NextGen players like Stefanos Tsitsipas win their first Slam when the tour returns in August.