Downgrading Tournaments: Hamburg Open v. ATP

World Sports Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 14-16, January 2011

3 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2011  

Ryan M. Rodenberg

Florida State University - College of Education; Florida State University - College of Law

Jon Wertheim

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 15, 2011

Abstract

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) recently chose to downgrade the Hamburg Open from a Masters 1000 event requiring player participation to an ATP 500 tournament, which doesn't require player participation. Ryan M. Rodenberg and L. Jon Wertheim examine the Deutscher Tennis Bund's and Qatar Tennis Federation's challenge to the decision, which alleged that by requiring players to compete in certain events, the ATP was shielding them from competition with other tennis tournaments, thereby breaching competition law.

JEL Classification: L83

Suggested Citation

Rodenberg, Ryan M. and Wertheim, Jon, Downgrading Tournaments: Hamburg Open v. ATP (January 15, 2011). World Sports Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 14-16, January 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1762035

Ryan M. Rodenberg (Contact Author)

Florida State University - College of Education ( email )

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Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

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Jon Wertheim

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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