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2 days ago Andy Roddick announced he was going to bypass playing in the year end championships set to be held next week in London. Citing his knee injury suffered in Shanghai Masters last month had not fully healed.

 

“I am really disappointed,” Roddick said. “I love playing in London and I’ve heard so many good things about the venue. However, I haven’t fully recovered from my knee injury and I won’t be able to compete.”

 

This brings me to my million dollar question: should the ATP season be a little bit more refined and organized that players don’t have to rush to come back from injury and have a little more time to rest and recover during the offseason? (Current ATP calendar year ends after the championships in London, giving tour players a months’ time to rest after playing a grueling eleven month calendar that involves trekking to all continents and being in several different time zones)

 

Don’t you think these players need some time to rest? Should they not be allowed to indulge in a few slices of pizza and not have to worry about playing in a few weeks?

 

Let me know what you think.

 

I think the season should be cut down to 8-10 months at the most.


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