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
Date Written: January 15, 2011
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
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