Is the end of the season important?



As the tennis season is fast approaching its conclusion, we start to see news feeds containing information like “He can still qualify for the year-end championships, if he reaches the semifinal in this tournament and the final next week.” This talk increases week by week. The tour organizations are the main forces behind these statements, but the journalists are still letting them go in print. Every week from this point on we can hear who still has the chance to qualify.

I would like to hear somebody actually saying NOT wanting to qualify. The ATP and WTA would not allow any player to say so, but there are always players who don´t see taking part in the YEC as a priority.  There have been numerous occasions when the ATP and WTA have literally had to tempt players already spending their beach holidays to travel to the YEC host city. Those…

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