Rival ITF and ATP plans in 'race against time'

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Rival ITF and ATP plans in 'race against time'

Postprzez pinkpink » 05:00 21 mar 2018

The ITF announced its plans in February, in association with the investment group Kosmos, for an 18-team end-of-season event which will crown the Davis Cup champions from 2019.But the Ferguson Jenkins Womens Jersey event is http://www.officialmlbrangershop.com/authentic-29-adrian-beltre-jersey.html very similar to one the ATP is expecting to introduce in Australia in the first week of the season - most probably from 2020.
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And according to Britain's Jamie Murray, a member of the ATP Player Council since 2016, there is no room for both events in the schedule."No, it's not going to happen. I think it's kind of a race against time now to see who can officially announce it," he told BBC Sport.
The ITF's board of directors has unanimously Alex Bregman Jersey endorsed the organisation's plan for a 25-year, $3bn (£2.13bn) partnership with Kosmos. The proposal is subject to due diligence and the signing of a formal agreement with the company, which was founded by the Spain and Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique.
The plan will also need to attract a two-thirds majority when it is put before the ITF's member nations at this year's annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida.But as the meeting does not take place until August, there is still time for the ATP to establish its own event in the calendar from January 2020.
ATP sources have been tight-lipped about their intentions since the ITF's dramatic announcement in February. But in a statement to BBC Sport, the ATP's executive chairman Chris Kermode made it clear an announcement http://www.officialwarriorsshop.com/authentic-23-draymond-green-jersey.html may be imminent.
"Our focus remains on bringing the ATP World Team Cup back into the calendar, an exciting project which we've been working on for over 18 months now, with the last few details still to be finalised," Kermode said.
"We believe we have a strong option in partnership with Tennis Australia in week one of the calendar, utilising locations which are known to showcase the sport in a very positive way.
"It's an option that would cause minimal disruption to existing player scheduling given that the vast majority of players are playing that week already in the southern hemisphere, and we continue to work towards bringing the event to fruition.
"The Davis Cup has over 100 years of history and the ITF are clearly looking to evolve the competition in an attempt to maximise its potential. The results of those efforts remain to be seen."Murray says he is sympathetic to the ITF's plans for the reform of the Davis Cup, but indicates that players would prefer the World Team Cup to be an ATP event.
"It's in January, so it makes sense for all the players to be playing that tournament in the lead-up to the Australian Open. There will obviously be ATP points available as well, and potentially more money on the table for the players," he says. wholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys free shipping cheap jerseys
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